OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #244

A big week in the power pop realm of things, because we have a new Hurry album out there. That’s the album of the week along with the new Bonnie Prince Billy. We also have new albums from Cordovas, Croy and the Boys, Lost Patterns, Abby Posner, Raye Zaragoza, Rae Spoon, Jason Eady, Canadian Sweetmen (EP), Andrew Sisk, The Bird Calls, Les Imprimes and Michael Darling. Also included three power pop albums at the end that have been released over the summer, but I missed them at the time. These are Kid Gulliver, The Make Three and The Summertimes.

From Finland there’s wonderful singles from Hulda Huima, Tero-Petri, Sepänkadun Köyhät ja Nöyryytetyt, Lyyti, Paavoharju and Vasas flora och fauna.

International song of the week is the new Kelly Sloan single. Can’t wait to hear her full-length album. Other early favorites came from Adeline Hotel, Skyway Man, Margo Cilker, Tre Burt, Thomas Walsh, Teenage Fanclub, MJ Lenderman (well kinda new, still great), Lauren O’Connell and so forth.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Back next week with another one of these things. Love love love.

1. Hurry – Like I Loved You (Don’t Look Back, Lame-O Records, 2023)
2. Cordovas – What Is Wrong? (The Rose of Aces, ATO Records, 2023)
3. Bonnie Prince Billy – Like It or Not (Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You, Domino Recording Co, 2023)
4. Croy and the Boys – Throw ‘Em Out (What Good’s the Medicine? Spaceflight Records, 2023)
5. Lost Patterns – Dry My Eyes (Lost Patterns, 2023)
6. Jason Eady – Misty (Mississippi, Old Guitar Records, 2023)
7. Abby Posner – Darkest Hours (Second Chances, Blackbird Record Label, 2023)
8. Raye Zaragoza – Strong Woman (Hold That Spirit, Rebel River Records, 2023)
9. Rae Spoon – Simple Complication (Not Dead Yet, Coax Records, 2023)
10. Andrew Sisk – Leave Now (Adrift, 2023)
11. The Bird Calls – Whatever We Want (Exodus All Over, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
12. Canadian Sweetmen – The One I Want (The Canadian Sweetmen EP, Black Matte Sound Company, 2023)
13. Kelly Sloan – Warm Enough (single, Victory Pool, 2023)
14. Adeline Hotel – Hot Fruit (single, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
15. Michael Darling – The Village (Where Rivers Merge, 2023)
16. Lauren O’Connell – Framingham (single, Sugar Glider, 2023)
17. Tre Burt – Traffic Fiction (single, Oh Boy Records, 2023)
18. Margo Cilker – With the Middle (single, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
19. Kimmi Bitter – Aquamarine (single, 2023)
20. Skyway Man – Long Distance Healing (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2023)
21. Charlie Kaplan – Gas Station Bathroom (single, Glamour Gowns, 2023)
22. Thomas Walsh – A Good Day For Me (single, Curation Records, 2023)
23. Teenage Fanclub – Back to the Light (single, PeMa Records, 2023)
24. MJ Lenderman – Knockin’ (single, Anti, 2023)
25. Sepänkadun Köyhät ja Nöyryytetyt – Neuroosi-Nelli (single, Panama-levyt, 2023)
26. Hulda Huima – Hyttysten laulu (single, Minna Records, 2023)
27. Tero-Petri feat Laura Heikelä – Valkeakuulaat (single, Plastic Passion, 2023)
28. Paavoharju – Haihtuu (single, Fonal Records, 2023)
29. Lyyti – Omakuva (single, Johanna Kustannus, 2023)
30. Vasas flora och fauna – Ett torg där man blåser bort (single, Startracks, 2023)
31. Les Imprimes – Muse (Reverie, Big Crown Records, 2023)
32. Allison Russell – Snakelife (single, Fantasy Records, 2023)
33. Jana Pochop – Sad Pizza (single, Patient Grasshopper Records, 2023)
34. Goodnight, Texas and Rainbow Girls – Tough (single, 2 Cent Bank Check, 2023)
35. Jesper Lindell – The Waiting (single, 2023)
36. Shelby Stone – Goddamn Lonely Love (single, 2023)
37. Dalton Domino feat The Lowdown Drifters & Timlightyear – Instead We Sang (single, Gold Towne Music, 2023)
38. Wino-strut & Friends – Wheels (single, , 2023)
39. Woody Woodworth & The Piners – When the Dogwoods Bloom (single, Pineholler Records, 2023)
40. Victoria Bailey – Snake Trails (single, 2023)
41. Spencer Cullum – Could We, Canvey (single, Full Time Hobby, 2023)
42. Michael Nau feat Floating Action – Love Survive (Rework) (single, Airloom, 2023)
43. Half Stack – Burnt (single, Royal Oakie / Forged Artifacts, 2023)
44. Sparklehorse – Listening to the Higsons (single, Anti, 2023)
45. Slowdive – the slab (single, Dead Oceans, 2023)
46. Kid Gulliver – I’ve Got a Picture of You (Kiss and Tell, 2023)
47. The Make Three – Emily Strange (You, Me & The Make Three, Mint 400 Records, 2023)
48. The Summertimes – Password (The Summertimes, Rank and File Records, 2023)
49. William Matheny – Christian Name (That Grand, Old Feeling, Hickman Holler Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
50. Beth Bombara – Fade (It All Goes Up, Black Mesa Records, 2023)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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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