OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #249

First new music weekly as a 22 years old music blog. That’s quite a long time if I may so. Something to be proud of I guess. Thank you all who still listen/read no matter whether it’s frequently or occasionally. Love you all.

This was a magnificent release week led by the new Margo Cilker album. That’s my album of the week, but there’s several special ones here for sure. Will Johnson was the other I had highlighted in advance, but oh my there’s so much to love this week. We also have new albums from Buffalo Nichols, Stephen Wilson Jr, Van Plating, Matt Paxton & The Pintos (EP), Lady Apple Tree, Woods, Dolly Valentine, Viv & Riley, Bahamas, Sarah Jane Scouten, Charlie Kaplan, Corinne Sharlet (EP), Isaac Vallentin, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Mitski, Vagabon and Rachel Sermanni.

The new Janne Westerlund album is the Finnish favorite of the week. Legendary Radiopuhelimet has a new album too. Plus then we have great new singles from Krypta, Lätsä, Vino Puu, Sir Liselot and Favourite Colours.

Julie Arsenault and Gonzalez Smith can share the international song of the week honors. They are quite different, but I love them both. Other early faves came from Katsy Pline, Skyway Man, Kyle Cox, Will Payne Harrison feat Tabitha Weeks, William Alexander, Peter Oren, Willy Tea Taylor & Fellership.. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Thanks again for the past 22 years and I hope you stay with me as long as this sound adventure continues. I have no idea, but at least right now I don’t have plans to quit. Who knows whether that will change. But yeah. Love love love. Back next week with the episode #250. Another milestone on the horizon there.

1. Margo Cilker – Beggar For Your Love (Valley of Heart’s Delight, Fluff & Gravy Records / Loose Music, 2023)
2. Stephen Wilson Jr – Grief is Only Love (Son of Dad, Big Loud Records, 2023)
3. Buffalo Nichols – Turn Another Stone (The Fatalist, Fat Possum, 2023)
4. Will Johnson – Tempest Time Again (No Ordinary Crown, Keeled Scales, 2023)
5. Matt Paxton & The Pintos – Tornado (Tornado, Down by the Point Records, 2023)
6. Van Plating – Joel Called the Ravens (Orange Blossom Child, Singular Recordings, 2023)
7. Viv & Riley – The Long Way (Imaginary People, Free Dirt Records, 2023)
8. Lady Apple Tree – Midnight Oil (Lady Apple Tree, 2023)
9. Dolly Valentine – Superstitious Woman (The In-Between, Holy Golden Music, 2023)
10. Woods – Sip of Happiness (Perennial, Woodsist, 2023)
11. Isaac Vallentin – Suburban Nightcrawl (Bardo, Gatekeepers of Love, 2023)
12. Bahamas – Into the Unknown (BOOTCUT, Brushfire Records, 2023)
13. Sarah Jane Scouten – The Great Unknown (Turned to Gold, Light Organ Records, 2023)
14. Corinne Sharlet – Belief and Imagination (Belief and Imagination EP, 2023)
15. Rachel Sermanni – Grace of Autumn Gold (Dreamer Awake, Proper, 2023)
16. Abby Johnson – Riverside (Abby Johnson, Earth Libraries, 2023)
17. Charlie Kaplan – She Will Stop At Nothing (Country Life in America, Glamour Gowns, 2023)
18. Gonzalez Smith – She’s My Girl (single, Bobo Integral, 2023)
19. Mitski – My Love Is All Mine (The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We, Dead Oceans, 2023)
20. Vagabon – Lexicon (Sorry I Haven’t Called, Nonesuch Records, 2023)
21. Sarah Mary Chadwick – Someone Else’s Baby (Messages to God, Kill Rock Stars, 20239
22. Julie Arsenault – Tiny Beam of Light (single, Son Canciones, 2023)
23. Katsy Pline – Guess I’m Always Leaving (single, Take a Turn Records, 2023)
24. Maybel – Rebloom (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2023)
25. Skyway Man – The Holding On (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2023)
26. Lätsä – Ulkoavaruus (single, Helmi Levyt, 2023)
27. Vino Puu – Tuulenpesä (single, 2023)
28. Krypta – Dorian Gray (single, Svart Records, 2023)
29. Radiopuhelimet – Kylmää hikeä (Radiopuhelimet, If Society, 2023)
30. Janne Westerlund – Pimeydestä vastaava (Talvikaravaani, If Society, 2023)
31. Sir Liselot – Lumitalo (single, Minna Records, 2023)
32. Favourite Colours – Remember that Day (single, Purple Skies, 2023)
33. The Sextones – Love Can’t Be Borrowed (single, Record Kicks, 2023)
34. Bastards of Soul feat Keite Young – This Love (single, Eastwood Music Group, 2023)
35. Kyle Cox – Nothing Can Make Me Blue (single, 2023)
36. Peter Oren – Bless the Telephone (single, Sentinel Species, 2023)
37. Leyla McCalla – Crown (single, Anti, 2023)
38. Will Payne Harrison feat Tabitha Meeks – Wildflowers (single, 2023)
39. Golden Shoals – Bitter (single, 2023)
40. Willy Tea Taylor & The Fellership – Devil’s Taxidermy (single, Blackwing Music, 2023)
41. John R. Miller – Basements (single, Rounder Records, 2023)
42. William Alexander – Blackwood Town (single, 2023)
43. Daniel Sherrill – Wandering Boy (single, American Standard Time Records, 2023)
44. Todd Snider – Juice (single, Aimless Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
45. The Bones of J.R. Jones – I’ll See You In Hell (single, Tone Tree, 2023)
46. Wilco – Cousin (single, dBpm Records, 2023)
47. Sufjan Stevens – Will Anybody Ever Love Me (single, Asthmatic Kitty, 2023)
48. Astral Swans feat Jairus Shariff – Shine the Light Inside (single, 2023)
49. Anna Hillburg – Girl Girl Girl (single, Speakeasy Studios SF, 2023)
50. Steven Adams – Moderation (single, Fika Recordings, 2023)
51. Spearmint – Three More Songs On Jukebox (single, Hitback, 2023)
52. Mike Adams at His Honest Weight – Basement Spacemen (single, Joyful Noise, 2023)
53. Uni Boys – Let’s Watch a Movie (single, Curation Records, 2023)
54. Class – Behind the Ball (single, Feel It Records, 2023)
55. Small Intestines – Stop Pretending (single, Meritorio / Lost and Lonesome, 2023)
56. For All the Girls – Harmony (single, 2023)
57. Mark Fredson – New Kinda Blue (single, 2023)
58. Louien – Please (single, Jansen Records, 2023)
59. Kate Bollinger – You at Home (single, Ghostly, 2023)
60. Izzy Heltai – 25 (single, 2023)
61. Jessye DeSilva – The Boys of Summer (single, 2023)
62. Desolation Horse – Good Boy 2 (single, 2023)
63. Mojohand – Cypress Cemetary Waltz (single, 2023)
64. Nick Shoulders – Long Spring (All Bad, Gar Hole Records, 2023)
65. Jobi Riccio – One Last Time (Whiplash, Yep Roc, 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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