OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #220

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’m on vacation plus it’s the Super Bowl weekend and therefore this is a bit rushed effort. I hope I didn’t miss too much good stuff. Feel free to send reminders / hate mail.

The really big one is again from Finland, because one of my favorite bands Teini-Pää released a new album. There’s also a great new album from Emmy June and singles from Plastic Tones, Radio Supernova, Pekka Laine, Captain Cougar and Pillow (well Pillow was last week, but I missed it then). Oh and there’s also a half Finnish, half Norwegian collaboration from Julia Gjertsen & Juha Mäki-Patola. Also revisiting last week’s Laura Moisio album and Ilmi Lupiini Martti EP.

From the international side of things I’m most intrigued by the new Andy Shauf album. A new Yo La Tengo album is always worth investigating. I’ve loved all the Tim Hill singles too and I look forward diving into the full album. Then we also have new albums from Theo Lawrence, Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band, Mary Elizabeth Remington, Pearla, Dignan Porch, William Harries Graham, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Jill Barber and Wolfpen Branch.

Lots of good singles too. I dig The Lost Days one which is a collaboration from Tony Molina and Sarah Rose Janko (Dawn Riding). Andy Sturmer has a surprise new pop monster on a soundtrack. James McCann released a couple from his forthcoming album. Esther Rose signed a deal with New West Records and released a single. I’m also very fond of the new ones from Hayden, Cinder Well, I’m Kingfisher, Andrew Gabbard, Slaid Cleaves, Robert Ellis and Goodnight, Texas. Again just to name a few and it’s way too early to tell which will end up being my favorites.

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

1. Andy Shauf – Halloween Store (Norm, ANTI, 2023)
2. Yo La Tengo – Apology Letter (This Stupid World, Matador Records, 2023)
3. Tim Hill – Candlestick (Giant, Innovative Leisure / Calico Discos, 2023)
4. Theo Lawrence – I’ve Been Here Too Long (Cherie, Tomika Records / Modulor, 2023)
5. Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band – Around the World (Other World, Source Music, 2023)
6. Pearla – Strong (Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming, Spacebomb, 2023)
7. Mary Elizabeth Remington – Fire (In Embudo, Loose Music, 2023)
8. Hayden – Miss Fort Erie (single, Hardwood Records / Arts & Crafts, 2023)
9. Cinder Well – Two Heads, Grey Mare (single, Free Dirt Records, 2023)
10. I’m Kingfisher feat Martin Hederos – Make Up a Good Time (single, Fading Trail Records, 20239
11. Esther Rose – Chet Baker (single, New West Records, 2023)
12. James McCann – Too High (single, 2023)
13. Slaid Cleaves – Second Hand (single, Candy House Media, 2023)
14. Andrew Gabbard – Glum and Empty (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2023)
15. The Lost Days – In the Store (single, Speakeasy Studios SF, 2023)
16. Dignan Porch – Pictures (Electric Threads, Safe Suburban Home / Hidden Bay / Repeating Cloud, 2023)
17. Andy Sturmer – Go Big (From Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Soundtrack, Walt Disney Records, 2023)
18. Teini-Pää – Supernova (Sata syytä aloittaa, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
19. Pillow – Can’t Talk to Boys (single, Panama-levyt, 2023)
20. Plastic Tones – Threshold (single, 2023)
21. Emmy June – Everytime I Want Back (The Spring, June Music, 2023)
22. Captain Cougar – Wake Up (single, Pinetree Music, 2023)
23. Radio Supernova – Aamunkoi (single, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
24. Julia Gjertsen & Juha Mäki-Patola – Dive (single, Bigo and Twigetti, 2023)
25. Pekka Laine – Fumemos un Cigarrillo (single, Svart Records, 2023)
26. Jason Joshua – Lover Boy (single, Borinquen, 2023)
27. Say She She – In My Head (single, Colemine Records, 2023)
28. Robert Ellis – Yesterday’s News (single, Niles City Records, 2023)
29. Sluice – Fourth of July (single, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
30. William Harries Graham – Everything (There are only endings, Redstart Records, 2023)
31. Michael Feuerstack – I’ll Keep It With Mine (single, Forward Music Group, 2023)
32. Black Belt Eagle Scout – Sedna (The Land, The Water, The Sky, Saddle Creek, 2023)
33. Jill Barber – Big Eyes (Homemaker, Outside Music, 2023)
34. Caitlin Canty – Blue Sky Moon (single, Tone Tree Music, 2023)
35. Kendall Lujan – Forget Me Knots (single, American Standard Time Records, 2023)
36. The War and Treaty – Ain’t No Harmin’ Me (single, UMG, 2023)
37. Wolfpen Branch – Born Again (Long Hill to Climb, 2023)
38. Dougie Poole – Beth David Cemetary (single, Wharf Cat Records, 2023)
39. Goodbye, Texas – To Hurry Things Along (single, 2 Cent Blank Check, 2023)
40. Jason Dea West – If I Go Astray (single, 2023)
41. Reece Sullivan – All the While I Was Away (single, 2023)
42. Cale Tyson – Beauty Won’t Break (single, 2023)
43. Bard’s Flying Vessel – Barrows (single, Royal Oakie, 2023)
44. John Andrews & The Yawns – Checks in the Mail (single, Woodsist, 2023)
45. Monnone Alone – Ways to Wear My Hair (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2023)
46. Eyelids – Lyin’ in Your Tomb (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2023)
47. Fixtures – No One Calls Me Al (single, Bobo Integral, 2023)
48. Alison Eales – Ever Forward (single, 2023)
49. The No Ones – Phil Ochs is Dead (single, Yep Roc, 2023)
50. The Medium – She’s Got It (single, yk Records, 2023)
51. BC Camplight – The Last Rotation on Earth (single, Bella Union, 2023)
52. Photo Ops – You Must Not Need a Friend (single, Paul Is Dead Records, 2023)
53. River Crombie – Horizons (Horizons, 2023)
54. Ilmi Lupiini Martti – Nokoset (Enneunia EP, 2023)
55. Laura Moisio – Salaisuus (Vieras Maa, Texicalli, 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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