OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #229

Again a bit late due to yesterday’s awful headache and the sheer amount of great new music. Almost threw in the towel while trying to compile this. Way too much to cover. If I only learned to just do a twenty song list or something. Might be better for the listener too. But that’s just not me. I have a stubborn desire to listen as much as I possible can.

We have new albums from Josienne Clarke, Wax Mannequin, Little Misty, Lauren Barth, Fruit Bats, Lachlan Denton, Fenne Lily, Sweet Dreams Nadine, Feist, Nutana (this from last week), Dave Scanlon, Phil Hooley, Caleb Elliott, Mike Tod, Spencer Cullum, Ben de la Cour, Kerry Charles, Uh Huh, Mike Viola, The Moonlight Years and Grace Morrison.

From Finland there’s albums from Sepä juuri, Ghosts on TV and Tomi Puukko and an EP from The Southgates. Plus singles from Nina Kaitaranta, Jorilee, Babel, Lau Nau, Mr. Dad and Pelko.

Despite all those great albums, my favorite part of this week’s list are the singles. New songs from Kassi Valazza, Dean Johnson, Keven Louis Lareau, Luka Kuplowsky are all wonderful and I love them to bits. Then there’s also new greatness from Vanity Mirror, Michael James Tapscott, Laith, Abe Partridge, Ruby Oland, Reyes, Libby DeCamp, Jack Symes, Tim Easton, Rose City Band and so forth. Just to name a few. There’s gems throughout the long playlist.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters while I ponder the essence of life and this playlist. Thanks for reading and listening. Back next week with another episode. I guess.

1. Josienne Clarke – Anyone But Me (Onliness, Corduroy Punk, 2023)
2. Wax Mannequin – The Obelisk (The Red Brain, Coax Records, 2023)
3. Little Misty – Lost for a While (Nowhere Land, 2023)
4. Lauren Barth – Leave Behind (Stormwaiting, Spiritual Pajamas, 2023)
5. Fruit Bats – Sick of This Feeling (A River Running to Your Heart, Merge Records, 2023)
6. Lachlan Denton – Lucas (Furnishings, Bobo Integral, 2023)
7. Dave Scanlon – Building (Taste Like Labor, Whatever’s Clever, 2023)
8. Sweet Dreams Nadine – Make Good (Sweet Dreams Nadine, Dear Life Records, 2023)
9. Fenne Lily – 2+2 (Big Picture, Dead Oceans, 2023)
10. Feist – The Redwing (Multitudes, Polydor, 2023)
11. Nutana – Ave H Blue (Nutana, 2023)
12. Kassi Valazza – Smile (single, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
13. Dean Johnson – Acting School (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 20239
14. Keven Louis Lareau – Take Me Back to the Country (single, 2023)
15. Phil Hooley – The Key (Provenance, 2023)
16. Ben de la Cour – Maricopa Country (Sweet Anhedonia, Jullian Records, 2023)
17. Mike Tod – The Blackest Crow (Mike Tod, 2023)
18. Caleb Elliott – Sweet Paradigm (Weed, Wine & Time, Single Lock Records, 2023)
19. Spencer Cullum feat Dana Gavanski – What a Waste of an Echo (Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection 2, Full Time Hobby, 2023)
20. Luka Kuplowsky – The Spirits Are Busy (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2023)^
21. Kerry Charles – Seal It With a Kiss (I Think of You, Grind Select, 2023)
22. Uh Huh – Redemption Pause (Uh Huh, Telephone Explosion Records, 2023)
23. Babel – Crush (single, PME Records, 2023)
24. Jorilee – Mustikkasuu (single, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
25. Tomi Puukko – Köynnösruusut (Debyyttialbumi, 2023)
26. Nina Kaitaranta – Sahara (single, Kaita Records, 2023)
27. Pelko – Vuorten taa (Ystävät painajaisten) (single, Pelkolevy, 2023)
28. Ghosts on TV – Sheets of Blue (Ghosts on TV, Soliti, 2023)
29. Lau Nau – Sessilia (single, Fonal Records, 2023)
30. Mr. Dad – The Businessman (single, 2023)
31. Sepä juuri – Terrieri (Sepä Juuri, Palatsi, 2023)
32. The Southgates – Sensation Presentation (Sensation Presentation EP, Valassaaret, 2023)
33. Mike Viola – You Put the Light Back in My Face (Paul McCarthy, Lojinx, 2023)
34. The Genuine Fakes – Websites (single, Pristine Music, 2023)
35. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Me & Magdalena (single, Burundi Clooud, 2023)
36. Sumos – Small Talk (single, Meritorio Records, 2023)
37. Alfie Firmin – Unforgiving Season (single, Bobo Integral, 2023)
38. Vanity Mirror – Dandelion Wish (single, We Are Busy Bodies, 2023)
39. Taylor Knox – Being Human (single, TAK Productions, 2023)
40. Triptides – Latitudes (single, Curation Records, 2023)
41. Michael James Tapscott – Los Penasquitos Falls (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2023)
42. Rose City Band – Mariposa (single, Thrill Jockey Records, 2023)
43. The Moonlight Years – Miscommunication (Moonlight Years, 2023)
44. Go By Oceans – One True Golden Heart (single, Royal Oakie Records, 20239
45. Chris Staples – Nasty Habit (single, Hot Tub Recordings, 2023)
46. Your Heart Breaks feat John K. Samson and Christine Fellows – Snow Dusted Ponies (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2023)
47. Tim Easton – Sliver of Light (single, Black Mesa Records, 2023)
48. Laith – 79 (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
49. Jack Symes – Forgiveness (single, Ay Caramba Records, 2023)
50. Reyes – Who’s to Blame (single, 2023)
51. Abe Partridge – Love in the Dark (single, Baldwin County Public Records, 2023)
52. Libby DeCamp – Cut the Reverie (single, Hylaphonic Sound, 2023)
53. Ruby Oland – 110 (single, 2023)
54. Casey Prestwood feat Sierra Ferrell – Out of Place (single, 2023)
55. Grace Morrison – Caught Up In Your Blue (Maybe Modern, 2023)
56. Eilen Jewell – Winnemucca (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2023)
57. Bailey Bigger – Arkansas is Nice (single, Madjack Records, 2023)
58. Parker Millsap feat Gillian Welch – Wilderness Within You (single, Okrahoma Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
59. Annie Bartholomew – White Chapel Woman (single, Muskeg Collective, 2023)
60. Stephen Simmons – Little Bird Singing (single, 2023)
61. Malin Pettersen – Who I Am (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2023)
62. Meredith Lane – Stranger (single, American Standard Time Records, 2023)
63. Nat Vazer – Born (single, Perpetual Doom, 2023)
64. Bonny Doon – Let There Be Music (single, Anti, 2023)
65. Superviolet – Locket (single, Lame-O Records, 2023)
66. The Woolen Men – Workin’ Too hard (single, Dog’s Table, 2023)
67. Pickle Darling – Head Terrarium (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2023)
68. Hayden Pedigo – Elsewhere (single, Mexican Summer, 2023)
69. Omar Velasco feat Mia Doi Todd – Un Sueno Arrullado (single, Inner Cult Records, 2023)
70. John Southworth – Vertigo (single, Tin Angel Records, 2023)
71. Richard Allen – A Broken Star (single, Violet Set Records / Modulor, 20239
72. Haamusoittajat – Tällaisena iltana (Yhteytys EP, 2023)
73. Hayden – Lay This On My Mind (Are We Good, Hardwood Records / Arts & Crafts, 2023)
74. Nico Paulo – Now or Never (Nico Paulo, Forward Music Group, 2023)
75. Bart – Rose Quartz (Some Kind of Way, Idee Fixe Records, 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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