OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #223

Another week, another new music weekly.

Spent the week mostly listening to NHL podcasts, because of the trade deadline. So there’s probably plenty of stuff I missed. Still somehow managed to put together 70 song playlist in one day.

Sluice, I’m Kingfisher and Slaid Cleaves is my big three for this week. All wonderful in their own way. This week we also got new albums from Drayton Farley, Amanda Fields, Dogs at Large, H.Self, Hollow Hand, Jen Cloher, Bard’s Flying Vessel, Thorsten Nesch (EP), Ryan Allen, The Minks, Nate Fredrick (EP) and Joshua Quimby (EP).

The new albums from Ulla Kolla and Fernet Underground lead the Finnish release week. Two quite different albums, but equally brilliant. Bleak Moments, Ria & The Hi-Binders and Radio Supernova also have great new albums and then there’s excellent new singles from Ilja Karsikas, Tinyhawk & Bizzarro, Lempi Elo and Vellamo.

A lot of international singles too. New Kassi Valazza is the song of the week. We also have a new song from NQ Arbuckle which is nice. Laith is the latest Fluff & Gravy signee and have a single out there. New Zach Pack, Dylan Earl, Robert Ellis also gorgeous. From the poppier side of things we have gems from Bart, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, The Laughing Chimes, Dim Wizard, Lachlan Denton and so forth. And on the latter parts of the list there’s new song treasures from Michael Cormier-O’Leary, Hayden, Tommy Prine, Leo Walrus and many others. Too early to tell which will become biggest favorites.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Next week will also be a Sunday update, because I’m busy on Saturday.

1. Sluice – New Leicester (Radial Gate, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
2. I’m Kingfisher feat Bebe Risenfors – No Wonder the Heart Was First to Go (Glue, Fadind Trails Records, 2023)
3. Slaid Cleaves – Nature’s Darker Laws (Together Through the Dark, Canddy House Media, 2023)
4. Drayton Farley – Stop the Clock (Twenty on High, Hargrove Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
5. Amanda Fields – What a Fool (What, When and Without, Are and Be Recordings, 2023)
6. H.SELF – I’ll Be Fit (Country Songs, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2023)
7. Dogs at Large – Theseus (County Line, 2023)
8. Hollow Hand – Before Tomorrow (Your Own Adventure, Curation Records, 2023)
9. Bard’s Flying Vessel – Nightfall Generator (Nightfall Generator, Royal Oakie Records, 2023)
10. Jen Cloher – Protest Song (I am the River, The River Is Me, Milk! Records / Marathon Artists, 2023)
11. Thorsten Nesch – What are the Ghosts (What are the Ghosts, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2023)
12. NQ Arbuckle – No Hands Bicycle (single, Six Shooter Records, 2023)
13. Laith – Texas Wind (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
14. Kassi Valazza – Corners (single, Fluff & Gravy Records / Loose Music, 2023)
15. Zach Pack – Where You Belong (single, 2023)
16. Dylan Earl – White Painted Trees (single, Gar Hole Records, 2023)
17. Robert Ellis – Gene (single, Niles City Records, 2023)
18. Andrew Gabbard – Yer Time’ll Come (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2023)
19. Bart – Song of Spring (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2023)
20. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – The Town That Cursed Your Name (single, Tough Love, 2023)
21. The Laughing Chimes – Arboretum Miles (single, Slumberland, 2023)
22. Lachlan Denton – You (single, Bobo Integral, 2023)
23. Dim Wizard – Ride the Vibe (single, 2023)
24. Ryan Allen – The Last Rock Band (The Last Rock Band, Setterwind Records, 2023)
25. Bleak Moments – All the Green (Bleak Moments, 20239
26. Fernet Underground – Maailma plaa (Esimerkkejä yksinäisyydestä, Kynsinauhat, 2023)
27. Radio Supernova – Läpi yön (Paratiisi, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
28. Tinyhawk & Bizzarro – Nekorok (single, Humu Records, 2023)
29. Ilja Karsikas – Uraanisiipi (single, 2023)
30. Lempi Elo – Pispala (single, 2023)
31. Vellamo – Elämänhallinta (single, 2023)
32. Ulla Kolla – Jäätie (Jäätie, Helmi Levyt, 2023)
33. Ria & The Hi-Binders – One Heart to Give (Heart and Soul, Moondog Music, 2023)
34. The Broken Spokes – Moved Into a Bottle (single, 2023)
35. Nate Fredrick – Paint the Town (Nate Fredrick and the Wholesome Boys EP, Wanda Recordings, 2023)
36. Joshua Quimby – Ol’ Self Control (These Old Jeans EP, 2023)
37. Cactus Lee – Alpine Skier (single, 2023)
38. Anthony Simpkins – Every Morning (single, GemsOnVHS, 2023)
39. Eilen Jewell – Crooked River (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2023)
40. Tommy Prine – This Far South (single, Nameless Knight / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
41. Hayden feat Feist – On a Beach (single, Hardwood Records / Arts & Crafts, 2023)
42. Michael Cormier-O’Leary – Newest Old Punk (single, Dear Life Records, 2023)
43. Scree – Half-Death (single, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
44. Leche Malo – Last Year (single, 2023)
45. Darren Jessee – Wild Ascending Blue (single, Bar None Records, 2023)
46. Jana Horn – The Dream (single, No Quarter, 2023)
47. Heather Woods Broderick – Admiration (single, Western Vinyl, 2023)
48. Meernaa – I Believe In You (single, Keeled Scales, 2023)
49. Annie Blackman – Ash (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2023)
50. Lauren Barth – Durango (single, Spiritual Pajamas, 2023)
51. Cinder Well – Overgrown (single, Free Dirt Records, 2023)
52. Vilma Flood – Flood (single, Startracks, 2023)
53. Caitlin Canty – Odds of Getting Even (single, Tone Tree Music, 2023)
54. Goodnight, Texas – It’s Enough (single, 2 Cent Bank Check, 2023)
55. Balto – Wrong End (single, 2023)
56. Oscar Lush – Leaving Song (single, Restless Spring Records, 2023)
57. Ben de la Cour – Shine on the Highway (single, Jullian Records, 2023)
58. Rodney Crowell feat Jeff Tweedy – Everything at Once (single, New West Records, 2023)
59. Fanny Lumsden – Millionaire (single, Cooking Vinyl, 2023)
60. Bohannons – Sense It Out (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2023)
61. The Minks – Keep Warm (Creatures of Culture, 2023)
62. Pelvis Wrestley – Keep On Running (single, Earth Libraries, 2023)
63. Bonny Doon – Naturally (single, Anti, 2023)
64. Tomten – Mind How You Go (single, Plume Records, 2023)
65. Leo Walrus – Up Somewhere (single, Evil Tree Number 3 Records, 2023)
66. Lila Tristram – Caravan (single, Wiaiwya, 2023)
67. Sweet Dreams Nadine – Weird Love (single, Dear Life Records, 2023)
68. Good Good Blood – Colour in the Pages (single, Fox Food Records, 2023)
69. The Sons of Rainier – How Much Can We Take (Take Me Anywhere, 2023)
70. Peg – Guess Again (Sideshows, Ruination Record Co, 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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