OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #233

A bit behind schedule due to NHL and Eurovision song contest. Probably missed a lot too, because I didn’t have a lot of time to listen to new music.

New Abe Partridge is the album of the week. A lot of great stuff on that record. Charlotte Cornfield is high on my list too. Really love that song called The Magnetic Fields. Can’ wait to dive deeper into the album. This week we also got most likely awesome albums from Nathan Xander, Reyes (EP), Vanity Mirror, Wila Frank, Alfie Firmin, Sumos, Taylor Knox, Jeffrey Silverstein, Richard Allen, Dogwood Tales (EP), L CON, Kevin Coons, Emma Frank, John Southworth, Symphony Orchestra, Elijah Ocean (EP), Guy Capecelatro, Chris Decato & Friends (this has been on Bandcamp a while), John Hollywood, Libby Rodenbough and Parker Millsap.

My favorite release (and song) comes from Finland this week. This is of course the new Söpöily-EP from ITE EEROLA. I love the whole thing, but my personal favorite is the song Pehmeelle pojalle. I instantly fell for this one when I heard it live earlier in the year and now I’ve had the recorded version on repeat for days. Other Finnish gems of the week are album from Maa ilmasta, EP from Pelko and singles from Ville Rauhala, Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki, Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus, Rami Vierula, Havut, Nina Kaitaranta and Kärmes.

International song of the week is the new Margo Cilker single, Other early faves came from Kacey Johansing, Jobi Riccio, Brennen Leigh, Jake Nicoll, Jason Eady and RF Shannon. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. I hope I didn’t forget/miss too much. Feel free to send reminders / hate mail. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. Love and happiness. Back next week for another episode of this crazy new music project.

1. Abe Partridge – Fake It ‘Till You Make It (Love in the Dark, Baldwin County Public Records, 2023)
2. Nathan Xander – People Might Believe (Three Waltzes, 2023)
3. Charlotte Cornfield – The Magnetic Fields (Could Have Done Anything, Double Double Whammy / Polyvinyl, 2023)
4. Reyes – Lay It All Down (Lay It All Down EP, 2023)
5. Vanity Mirror – Somehow You Know (PUFF, We Are Busy Bodies, 2023)
6. Sumos – Quiet Place (Surfacing, Meritorio Records, 2023)
7. Alfie Firmin – Pure O (Absentee, Bobo Integral, 2023)
8. Wila Frank – Obsession (Black Cloud, Tone Tree Music, 2023)
9. Taylor Knox – On the Moon (The Dreamer, TAK Productions, 2023)
10. Jeffrey Silverstein – Sunny Jean (Western Sky Music, Arrowhawk Records, 2023)
11. Richard Allen – Waiting On Emma (Just Songs, Violet Set Records / Modulor, 2023)
12. Dogwood Tales – Shaky (Rodeo, WarHen Records, 20239
13. L CON – Hold (The Isolator, Idee Fixe Records, 2023)
14. Kacey Johansing – Daffodils (single, Night Bloom Records, 2023)
15. Emma Frank – Seeing Clear (Interiors, Justin Time Records, 2023)
16. Guy Capecelatro III, Chris Decato & Friends – Take Me With You (All These Broken Bones, Burst & Bloom Records, 2023)
17. Kevin Coons – Out of the Blue (Simple Now, 2023)
18. John Southworth – Always on the River (When You’re This, This in Love, Tin Angel Records, 2023)
19. Symphony Orchestra – Radiant Music (Radiant Music, Telephone Explosion Records, 2023)
20. Elijah Ocean – Ain’t About the Mountain (Rodeo Songs EP, 2023)
21. Margo Cilker – Lowland Trail (single, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
22. Brennen Leigh – Carole With an E (single, Signature Sounds, 2023)
23. Jobi Riccio – Whiplash (single, Yep Roc, 2023)
24. Ville Rauhala – Shelton Road (single, 2023)
25. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Parhaat hetket (single Soit Se Silti, 2023)
26. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Vie (single, 2023)
27. Ite Eerola – Pehmeelle pojalle (Söpöily-EP, Panama-levyt, 2023)
28. Rami Vierula – Osaisinpa antautua (single, 2023)
29. Havut – Menneet (single, 2023)
30. Pelko – Haalistuminen (Ystävät painajaisten EP, Pelkolevy, 2023)
31. Maa ilmasta – Steissi (Kaunis kesäkaupunki, Luova Records, 2023)
32. Nina Kaitaranta – Painava pilvi (single, Kaita Records, 2023)
33. Kärmes – Pari vielä ja viideks kotin (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2023)
34. John Hollywood – Me or it (Beauty Sleep, 2023)
35. Jake Nicoll – Asking for Forgiveness (single, 2023)
36. Louie Short – Daniel (single, Choom City Records / 444% 2023)
37. Sam Blasucci – Every Night on the Farm (single, Innovative Leisure / Calico Discos, 2023)
38. RF Shannon – Abalone (single, Keeled Scales, 2023)
39. Chris Staples – Bulldozer Mouth (single, 2023)
40. Parker Millsap – Magic (Wildernes Within You, Okrahoma Records, 2023)
41. The Black Dove – Achin (Anything That You Want) (single, Mangho Hill Recods, 2023)
42. Jackie Mendez – So Long (single, SOLA Records, 2023)
43. Les Imprints – Falling Away (single, Big Crown Records, 2023)
44. Richard Tripps – Dog Days (single, Perpetual Doom / Plume Records, 2023)
45. Bonny Doon – On My Mind (single, Anti, 2023)
46. Pickle Darling – Invercargill Angel (single, Father/Daughter, 2023)
47. This is the Kit – More Change (single, Rough Trade, 2023)
48. Libby Rodenbough – Another Work (Between the Blades, Sleepy Cat Records, 2023)
49. John P. Strohm – Something to Look Forward To (single, Propeller Sound Recordings, 2023)
50. The Pink Stones – Someone You Can’t Move (single, Normaltown Records, 2023)
51. Mikaela Davis – Promise (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2023)
52. Jess Parker – Help Myself (single, Ragged Gum Records, 2023)
53. Georgia Parker – Cowboy’s Life (single, 2023)
54. Martha Spencer – Where the Sparrow Goes (single, Never Met a Stranger, 2023)
55. Annie Bartholomew – All For the Klondike’s Gold (single, Muskeg Collective, 2023)
56. Leyla McCalla – Freedom Is a Constant Struggle (single, Anti, 2023)
57. Margo Price – Fight to Make It (single, Loma Vista, 2023)
58. Jason Eady – Way Down in Mississippi (single, Old Guitar Records, 2023)
59. The Tender Things – One Like You (single, Song Confessional, 2023)
60. Son Volt – Sometimes You’ve Got to Stop Chasing Rainbows (single, Trasmit Sounds / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
61. Ruby Oland – Plenty Enough (Perfectly Coloured Moth, Wild Cats in the Grass, 2023)
62. Michael Cormier-O’Leary – Anything Can Be Left Behind (Anything Can Be Left Behind, Dear Life Records, 2023)
63. Michael James Tapscott – The Hills of Montreal (The Beasts of History, Royal Oakie Records, 2023)
64. Dean Johnson – True Love (Noting For Me, Please, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2023)
65. CARLENE – Listen Closer (Looking Out My Window, 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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