OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #209

Another week, another new music weekly.

A small delay, because I spent a day in Tampere watching NHL Hockey. Therefore this isn’t a very deep dive either, because I just didn’t have the time to do the usual Bandcamp and email searching. If I find something later, I will include it on the later episodes.

Let’s give the imaginary album of the week title to the new Dungeon of Skeletons. Extremely highly recommended if you are into power pop and other melodic adventures. I’ve loved all their singles during the last year or two and now those are all here along with bunch of new pop treasures. A big surprise was to see a new Charlie Whitten in the new release folder. I love his music, but I guess hadn’t been following that closely because I had not heard anything about this before I saw it on Friday. I didn’t have the time to listen the whole thing, but that song I put on this is just crazy good. I love it so much. I also want to highlight the new Clara Mann EP. Last one was the EP of the year and this one sounds great as well. There’s also new albums from Isla Craig, Delving, Gold Dust, Emily Nenni, Rayland Baxter, Brody Price (this was last week), Thorsten Nesch (EP), liv. , Tenci, Bird Streets, Darren Hayman, The Reds, Pinks and Purples (EP of rare stuff), Derek Ted, Ben Somer, Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld, First Aid Kit, Dave Stroda (EP) and Big Joanie.

From Finland the highlight is the new Joni Ekman album. Sam Shingler also released the great first half of his forthcoming album and then there were excellent singles from Mountaines, PK Keränen & Leija Lautamaja (aka The Moontwins) and Vasas flora och fauna (which could also fall under the international bracket). I’m sure there had to be more as well.

Last some international singles. Some personal favorites came from Caitlin Rose (feat Courtney Marie Andrews), Kimmi Bitter, H.C. McEntire, The Provincial Archive, Steady Holiday, Joan Kelsey, Layten Kramer, Gladie and Cassidy Snider & The Wranglers. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. All matter a great deal mean while I ponder the meaning of life and this new music playlist. Hopefully back next week to more regular schedule, because lately there’s been everything from covid to NHL to keep this one on the back burner. Love from a distance.

1. Dungeon of Skeletons – Turn the Key (Patterns, Riverbox Music, 2022)
2. Charlie Whitten – Bright (Castles and Fireworks, 2022)
3. Isla Craig – Spider & Owl (Echo’s Reach, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
4. Clara Mann – Confessions (Stay Open, Sevenfoursevensix, 2022)
5. Delving – Sister Sun (Pink Into Grey, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
6. Gold Dust – A Storm Doesn’t Hurt The Sky (The Late Great Gold Dust, Centripetal Force, 2022)
7. Brody Price – Fall (Win a Trip to Palm Springs! 2022)
8. Emily Nenni – Leavin’ (On the Ranch, Normaltown Records, 2022)
9. Kimmi Bitter – I Dream of You (single, 2022)
10. Rayland Baxter – Graffiti Street (If I Were a Butterfly, ATO Records, 2022)
11. Thorsten Nesch – Looker (Video Noir EP, 2022)
12. Caitlin Rose feat Courtney Marie Andrews – Getting It Right (single, 2022)
13. H.C. McEntire – Dovetail (single, Merge Records, 2022)
14. Tenci – Cold Dirty Water (A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing, Keeled Scales, 2022)
15. Steady Holiday – Can’t Find a Way (single, 2022)
16. liv. feat Nathan Kalish – Lemon (Young, Dumb and In Love, Red Moon Recordings, 2022)
17. Bird Streets – Go Free (Lagoon, Sparkle Plenty / Deko Entertainment, 2022)
18. The Provincial Archive – Dopamine Chase (single, Consonant Records, 2022)
19. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Running Up Dead End Streets (Everything You Ever Loved EP, Burundi Cloud, 2022)
20. Darren Hayman – Adverse Camber (You Will Not Die, Fika Recordings, 2022)
21. Vasas flora och fauna – Misty (single, Startracks, 2022)
22. Sam Shingler – A Summer Lily (Boundaries Part 1 EP, Stupido Records, 2022)
23. Mountaines – Sad Heart of Mine (single, Pinetree Records, 2022)
24. PK Keränen & Leija Lautamaja (aka The Moontwins) – Sadder Than Sad (single, 2022)
25. Joni Ekman – Ota niin jaksat (EkMania, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
26. Dave Stroda – Johnny Thunders (Escapism EP, 2022)
27. Gladie – Born Yesterday (single, Plum Records, 2022)
28. Field School – Jennifer Valentine (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
29. Layten Kramer – Stressgummies (single, Nice Guys, 2022)
30. Derek Ted – Someday Soon (Times Have Changed, 2022)
31. Ben Somer – Oh No, Cameras! (Ben Somer and the Cold Winter, Down By the Point Records, 2022)
32. Joan Kelsey – Survivor (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
33. Moriah Bailey – The Ocean Life (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
34. Spencer Cullum feat Yuma Abe – Kingdom Weather (single, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
35. Yo La Tengo – Fallout (single, Matador Records, 2022)
36. Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld – Graduation Day (Last Stars First Light, 2022)
37. First Aid Kit – Turning Onto You (Palomino, Columbia Records, 2022)
38. Karly Driftwood – Trucker (single, Rat Records, 2022)
39. Adeem the Artist – Run This Town (single, Four Quarters Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
40. Sarah Lee Langford & Will Stewart – Staring at the Sun (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2022)
41. Bob Lefevre & The Already Gone – Rather Be a Son (single, 2022)
42. Cassidy Snider & The Wranglers – Sleeping (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
43. Buffalo Nichols – Meet Me in the Bottom (single, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
44. CJ Stranger – Start Diggin’ (single, 2022)
45. Big Joanie – Your Words (Back Home, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
46. Why Dogs Why – $200 (Better Dog In Show, WhyDW Inc, 2022)
47. Sloan – Dream It All Over Again (Steady, Yep Roc, 2022)
48. Martha – Neon Lung (Please Don’t Take Me Back, Specialist Subject, 2022)
49. Tommy Alexander – Naked to the World (Feeling, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
50. Twain – Vitality (Noon, Keeled Scales, 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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