OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #208

Another week, another new music weekly.

If you didn’t follow my social media and wondered why there was no new music weekly last weekend, the reason was that I was down with covid. I didn’t have any severe symptoms, but didn’t have the energy to make this either. Even this week was a little questionable, because a) seems like even a mild case can hit your general condition pretty hard. I’ve been testing negative since Tuesday, but still even a minor activity seem to drain away all energy b) being forced to take the week off made it easier to see that it really didn’t matter all that much there was no OCTA new music weekly. Independent music will do just fine with or without this. Still I forced myself to continue, because it’s so easy to let things slide and so very difficult to start again. With this one, I try to cover the past two weeks. Therefore it’s slightly longer than usual. I still left out some singles that on a normal week would have made the cut. Oh and I know I missed a bunch of stuff while I was sick. Sorry about that.

I think my favorite albums of the past two weeks are the ones from Twain and Tommy Alexander. This was also a pretty damn good two weeks for guitar pop, because there’s albums from Martha, Sloan, Why Dogs Why, Sloan and I Was a King. All really good. A lot more of course and these past weeks gave us great albums from The Mellons, Lincoln Barr, Josienne Clarke (cover EP), Mackenzie Roark, Garrett T Capps, This Lonesome Paradise, Drugdealer, Young Gun Silver Fox, Lee Fields, Honey Harper, Jessie Marks, Aoife Nessa Frances, Native Harrow, Junius Meyvant, Mali Obomsawin, Dear Nora, Nuevo, Will Payne Harrison, Emily Scott Robinson (EP), Ian M Bailey, Way Dynamic, Angela Easterling, Ryan Baine, Scott Hirsch, Hermanos Gutierrez, Babehoven, Gabe Lee and Nev Cottee.

The Finnish highlight is the new amazing Litku Klemetti album. Very fond of the new Message Field single too. Then there’s also beautiful albums from STINAKO, Sin Cos Tan plus singles from Joose Keskitalo, The New Magnetic North, Emmy June, Arppa, MeriTuuli and Pölykuu.

And finally some noteworthy international singles. A return of Hayden is most welcome and the new single is a beauty. I love that Tim Hill song as well. Oh and new Sam Burton is just perfect. Those three can share the song of the week title. Other faves came from Taylor Kingman, Melissa Carper, Dawn Riding, Sunny War, Clara Mann, Ingredient and Brock Mattsson. Just to name a few. Some special cover action too from Flora Hibberd for example. Just to name a few.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Next weekend there might be a delay too. NHL Global Series is in Finland and I’m going to the Blue JacketsAvalanche game on Saturday. So the new music weekly goes until very late on Sunday or even Monday. We’ll see. Love from a distance.

1. Tommy Alexander – Blues (Feelings, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
2. Twain – The Light (Noon, Keeled Scales, 2022)
3. Martha – I Didn’t Come Here to Surrender (Please Don’t Take Me Back, Specialist Subject, 2022)
4. Why Dogs Why – Ziploc (Better Dog In Show, WhyDW inc, 2022)
5. Dazy – Deadline – (Outofbody, Lame-O Records, 2022)
6. Sloan – She Put Up With What She Put Down (Steady, Yep Roc, 2022)
7. I Was a King – Sweet Things (Follow Me Home, Coastal Town Recordings, 2022)
8. The Mellons – Devil’s Advocate (Introducing.. The Mellons, Earth Libraries, 2022)
9. Lincoln Barr – A Miracle of Sorts (Forfeit the Prize, Two Roads Records, 2022)
10. Josienne Clarke – Time Has Told Me (Now & Then EP, 2022)
11. This Lonesome Paradise – In Dreams (Nightshades, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
12. Honey Harper – One Thing (Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky, ATO Records, 2022)
13. Mackenzie Roark – Drunk Again (Rollin’ High, Feelin’ Low, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
14. Garrett T. Capps – A Better Place (People Are Beautiful, Spaceflight Records, 2022)
15. Taylor Kingman – Towel at Her Feet (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
16. Dawn Riding – Hold On (single, Speakeasy / The Long Road Society, 2022)
17. Melissa Carper – Hit or Miss (single, Mae Music / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
18. Tim Hill – Honey Tangerine (single, Innovative Leisure / Calico Discos, 2022)
19. Hayden – East Coast (single, Hardwood Records / Arts & Crafts, 2022)
20. Young Gun Silver Fox – Sierra Nights (Ticket to Shangri-La, Monty Music / A Candelion, 2022)
21. Drugdealer – Baby (Hiding in Plain Sight, 2022)
22. Lee Fields – Save Yours Tears For Someone New (Sentimental Fool, Daptone Records, 2022)
23. Sam Burton – Leaving Here Still (single, 2022)
24. Message Field – Build an Island (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
25. Joose Keskitalo – Jumalainen joki (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
26. Litku Klemetti – Villit lupiinit (Asiatonta oleskelua, Is This Art? 2022)
27. MeriTuuli – Sinitähti (single, Eclipse Music, 2022)
28. Arppa – Kaverin synttäreillä (single, Johanna Kustannus, 2022)
29. Pölykuu – Aave koneessa (single, Suolavesi Records / Panama-Levyt, 2022)
30. STINAKO – Ave Maria (Ghostina, Soliti, 2022)
31. Sin Cos Tan – Not in the Business of Forgiving (Living in Fear, Solina Records, 2022)
32. Emmy June – Save Yourself (single, 2022)
33. The New Magnetic North – All Out of Fight (single, 2022)
34. Flora Hibberd – Lady With the Braid (single, 22TWENTY, 2022)
35. Clara Mann – Travelling Clothes (single, Sevenfoursevensix, 2022)
36. Isla Craig – Spirit (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
37. Mali Obomsawin – Odana (Sweet Tooth, 2022)
38. Sunny War – No Reason (single, New West Records, 2022)
39. Nick Shoulders – Heart of Glass (single, Gar Hole Records, 2022)
40. Pony Bradshaw – North Georgia Rounder (single, Soundly Music, 2022)
41. Emily Scott Robinson – Men and Moons (Built On Bones EP, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
42. Gabe Lee – Never Rained Again (The Hometown Kid, Torrez Music Group, 2022)
43. Alexis May – Graceland (single, 2022)
44. Native Harrow – I Was Told (Old Kind of Magic, Loose Music, 2022)
45. Junius Meyvant – No Man’s Land (Guru, Record Records, 2022)
46. Jessie Marks – This is Where I’ll Stay (Apparition, 2022)
47. Aoife Nessa Frances – Way to Say Goodbye (Protector, Partisan Records, 2022)
48. Fran – Limousine (single, Fire Talk, 2022)
49. Dear Nora – Fruitful Streams (Human Futures, Orindal Records, 2022)
50. Chris Staples – Out of My Body (single, Hot Tub Recordings, 2022)
51. Ian M Bailey – I Don’t Want to Start Again (You Paint the Pictures, 2022)
52. Field School – Don’t This Moment Pass You By (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
53. Way Dynamic – Marion (So Familiar, Earth Libraries, 2022)
54. Babehoven – Marion (Light Moving Time, Double Double Whammy, 2022)
55. Michael C. Duguay – Saint Maybe (single, Inside Pocket Inc, 2022)
56. Bill Janovitz – Psychedelic Season (single, 2022)
57. Sara Beth Go – Long Togetherness (single, 2022)
58. Johanna Samuels – Could You (single, 2022)
59. Reed Turchi – Coyote (single, Xenon, 2022)
60. Hermanos Gutierrez – Hermosa Drive (El Bueno y El Malo, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
61. Scott Hirsch – Heathens (Ghost of a Windless Day, Echo Magic / Soundly, 2022)
62. Marker Starling feat Dorothea Paas – Yet You Go On (single, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
63. Nev Cottee – Silver Screen (Madrid, WONDERFULSOUND, 2022)
64. Kyle Cox – Seeing You Again (single, 2022)
65. Theo Lawrence – Liquor and Love (single, Tomika Records / Modular, 2022)
66. Jeb Loy Nichols – I’ve Enjoyed As Much of This Good Life (I Can Take) (single, On-U Sound, 2022)
67. Thee Sacred Souls – Love is the Way (single, Penrose Records, 2022)
68. Ingredient – Variation (single, Telephone Explosion, 2022)
69. Charles Watson & Pearl Charles – Figure Skater (single, Ki An Projects, 2022)
70. Nuevo – The Ride (Nuevo, Nine Mile Records, 2022)
71. Delving – Burgundy Eyes (single, 2022)
72. Brock Mattsson – Rather Be With You (single, Fishbum Records, 2022)
73. Emily Nenni – Useless (single, Normaltown Records, 2022)
74. Rebecca Lee Daniels – Bloom (single, 2022)
75. Will Payne Harrison – Lover’s Arms (Tiago Titan, 2022)
76. Angela Easterling – Halfway Down (Witness, 2022)
77. The Great Park – You Were Somewhere, You Thought You Were Nowhere (single, Woodland Recordings, 2022)
78. Gold Dust – Mountain Laurel (single, Centripetal Force, 2022)
79. Ryan Baine – Lily Pads (Morning Flight, Curation Records, 2022)
80. Juliana Riolino – Memory of Blue (All Blue, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

I’ll make the playlist on Spotify and then transfer it to Tidal. This means a few tracks might be missing from the Tidal version, if they are not available on that platform. Usually it’s 1-3 tracks that are not on Tidal. There’s a bunch of older episodes on my Spotify profile, if you miss an episode or want to revisit.

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each weekend.

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