OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #218

Another week, another new music weekly.

Things are heating up and there’s some big albums this week. H.C. McEntire and Pony Bradshaw are my first picks this week, because I’m a big fan of both and these new albums are beautiful. Plenty more though and there’s great new albums from Meg Baird, El Dorodo, JD Clayton, The Gibson Brothers, Florry (EP), Joe Henry, Half Gringa (EP), Gena Rose Bruce, Silver Biplanes, The Tubs, Sara Noelle and L.T. Leif.

Another excellent Finnish release week as well led by the new Vuoret album. A couple of great EPs too from Mountaines and Sam Shingler. And rather awesome singles runs too that includes new ones from Graceskull, Markus Perttula, Liila Jokelin, M, Mara Balls and Plastic Tones. All highly recommended. Also revisiting last week’s album releases from MeriTuuli and SaintPolis.

The international single of the week is the first one from the forthcoming Kassi Valazza album. I think I’ve loved everything she has released and I can’t wait to hear that new album. It will be out this spring on Loose Music (Europe) and Fluff & Gravy Records (US). Other early favorites came from Josienne Clarke, Dylan Earl, Bart, Those Pretty Wrongs, Lemon Pitch, Wax Mannequin, Jackson Hoyt, BennyHonda SuperShifter, Mike Frazier and Sluice. Those last four are all new artists to me. Always nice to find new ones to love. Again that’s just to name a few. Something that I didn’t mention might end up being the biggest favorite when I’ve spent more times with these songs.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Love from a distance.

1. H.C. McEntire feat Amy Ray – Turpentine (Every Acre, Merge Records, 2023)
2. Pony Bradshaw – A Free, Roving Mind (North Georgia Rounder, Soundly, 2023)
3. Meg Baird – Unnamed Drives (Furling, Drag City, 2023)
4. Kassi Valazza – Watching the Planes Go By (single, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
5. El Dorodo – The Rose of San Antone (Unincorporated, Hickman Holler Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
6. The Gibson Brothers – I Feel the Same Way As You (Darkest Hour, Bull Run / Rainmaker Music, 2023)
7. JD Clayton – Goldmine (Long Way From Home, Mulberry Records, 2023)
8. Florry – Cowgirl in a Ditch (Sweet Guitar Solos EP, Dear Life Records, 2023)
9. Joe Henry – Near to the Ground (All the Eye Can See, earMUSIC, 2023)
10. Half Gringa – Some Curse (Ancestral Home EP, 2023)
11. Gena Rose Bruce – Morning Stars (Deep is the Way, Dot Dash Recordings, 2023)
12. Silver Biplanes – Breaking the Grey (A Moment in the Sun, Wiaiwya, 2023)
13. The Tubs – I Don’t Know How It Works (Dead Meat, Trouble in Mind, 2023)
14. Josienne Clarke – The Tangled Tree (single, Corduroy Punk, 2023)
15. Sara Noelle – Blooming Yucca (Do I Have to Feel Everything, 2023)
16. Dylan Earl – Buddy (single, Gar Hole Records, 2023)
17. Charlotte Le Lievre – Barrier Line (single, 2023)
18. Jackson Hoyt feat Courtney Hartman and Kenneth Pattengale – There’s Something There For Me (single, 2023)
19. Wax Mannequin – Not the Worst it Gets (single, Coax, 2023)
20. BennyHonda SuperShifter – Carry Me Home (single, Golden Barn, 2023)
21. Mountaines – All That You Bleed (Sad Heart of Mine EP, Pinetree Music, 2023)
22. Graceskull – Used Light (single, Nature Sucks Anyway Records, 2023)
23. Sam Shingler – Lovers in a Burning House (Boundaries Part II EP, Stupido Records, 2023)
24. Plastic Tones – Sorry I’m Late (single, 2023)
25. Markus Perttula – Hauraus (single, MPM, 2023)
26. M – Molotovin Cocktail (single, Solina Records, 2023)
27. Vuoret – Unohda tai kuole (Huomenna rauha ehkä, Rolling Records, 2023)
28. Mara Balls – Toppahaalari (single, Stupido Records, 2023)
29. Liila Jokelin – Joskus vielä lempi tää loppuu (single, Helmi Levyt, 2023)
30. Sluice – Centurion (single, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
31. Those Pretty Wrongs – Always the Rainbow (single, Curation Records, 2023)
32. Apollo Ghosts – Gave up the Dream (single, 2023)
33. Lemon Pitch – Turbulent Jets (single, Repeating Cloud, 2023)
34. Bart – Turncoat (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2023)
35. Caleb Elliot feat AJ Haynes – Isolation (single, Single Lock Records, 2023)
36. Jonny Belavidez and Cold Diamond & Mink – Somebody Cares (single, Timmion Records / Penrose Records, 2023)
37. Vilma Flood – Life Groove (single, Startracks, 2023)
38. Pearla – Unglow The (single, Spacebomb, 2023)
39. L.T. Leif – Life Groove (Come Back to Me, but Lightly, Lost Map Records, 2023)
40. Herman Dune feat Mayon – Undiscarded Jacaranda (single, 2023)
41. Cat Clyde – Papa Took my Totems (single, Second Prize Records, 2023)
42. Mike Frazier – Tulsa (single, Geneva Records, 2023)
43. Jarrod Dickenson feat Oliver Wood and Jano Rix – Home Again (single, Hooked Records, 2023)
44. Zachary Lucky – Dublin Blues (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2023)
45. James Steinle – The Gathering Crowd (single, 2023)
46. Jobi Riccio – For Me It’s You (single, Yep Roc, 2023)
47. Lauren Morrow – Only When I’m High (single, Big Kitty Records, 2023)
48. Del Barber – Still Got You (single, MDM Recordings, 2023)
49. Maya Elise & The Good Dream – Better Bird (single, 2023)
50. Rachel Baiman – Self Made Man (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2023)
51. Emma Hill – When Will We Sing Again? (single, Kuskokwim Records, 2023)
52. EP’s Trailer Park – Full Moon Ruth (single, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2023)
53. Ken Yates – Fairweather (single, Soundly, 2023)
54. Ryan Hicks – Kaleidoscope (single, Prairie Ocean Records, 2023)
55. The Woolen Men – Forgotten 45 (single, Dog’s Table, 2023)
56. Chris Picco – Time Changes Everything (single, LDR Music, 2023)
57. Smaller Hearts – Sleep Agent (single, Noyes Records, 2023)
58. Jess Kallen – The Knife (single, New Professor Records, 2023)
59. MAITA – Honey, Have I Lost It All? (acoustic) (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2023)
60. SaintPolis – Long Road (Gears of the Heart Change, SaintPoliSongs, 2023)
61. MeriTuuli – Mieron nuotio (Runot, Eclipse Music, 2023)
62. Fran – Leaving (Leaving, Fire Talk, 2023)
63. Nighttime – Across the Ocean of Time (Keeper is the Heart, Ba Da Bing, 2023)

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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