OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #256

A quick fever-ish covid edition of the new music weekly. My head hurts and I’m sure I forgot some stuff. Probably even things I promised to include. My apologies. I also couldn’t listen a lot due to the headache either, so I just quickly picked something I liked from each record. Still wanted to do it, because it was a great release week and many of these will end up on my aoty lists in a month or so.

The album of the week is the new Jeffrey Martin album. A lot of great songwriting there. Kelly Sloan, Andrew Bryant and Julie Arsenault are always big faves too. Then there’s also great new ones from Bry Webb, Skyway Man, Bonnie Montgomery, Jaime Wyatt, Fever Feel, Matthew McNeal (EP), Fortunato Durutti Marinetti, Geordie Gordon, Luxury Skin, David Ritschard, Christian Kjellvander, Laura Veirs, Teenage Tom Petties, Summer Set, memorytown, Gabriel Birnbaum, Thorsten Nesch (EP), Hannah White and The Smashing Times.

A really big release week in Finland too. A new awesome double-LP from Salaliitto, great debut full-lenghts from Krypta and Tender Lakes, new english-language album from Joose Keskitalo plus singles from Tams, Kiss Disease, Iisa, Lovers Left Alive, HXA, Janeveera, Lau Nau, Colorblue and Markus Asunta. Oh and one few months old single from a band called Toinen Maisema. I missed it back then, but thankfully finally got the memo because I love this song.

Some great international singles too from Joe Pug, Leslie Stevens, Junior Scaife, Frog, Vincent Neil Emerson, Antonia Estelle, Matthew Doc Dunn and the likes.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Back next week with another episode of this silly little playlist. Mostly likely on Sunday, because I have a workday on Saturday (as long as I’ve shaken off this covid thing before that). Love from a distance.

1. Jeffrey Martin – Sculptor (Thank God We Left the Garden, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2023)
2. Kelly Sloan – No Worse Way to Go (Insides Out, Victory Pool, 2023)
3. Julie Arsenault – Riverdale Bridge (Nothing Sweeter, Son Canciones, 2023)
4. Andrew Bryant – Trampoline (Prodigal, Sentimental Noises, 2023)
5. Bry Webb – I Can’t See You (Run With Me, Idee Fixe Records, 2023)
6. Fever Feel – Something About Today (Family Milk, 2023)
7. Skyway Man feat Kelly McFarling – Moonlight Thunder (Flight of the Long Distance Healer, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2023)
8. Jaime Wyatt – Feel Good (Feel Good, New West Records, 2023)
9. Bonnie Montgomery – I Was Fine (River, Gar Hole Records, 2023)
10. Matthew McNeal – The Hardest Part (Love Was EP, Matte Black Sound Company, 2023)
11. Fortunato Durutti Marinetti – The Flowers (Eight Waves in Search of an Ocean, Soft Abuse / Quindi, 2023)
12. Geordie Gordon – Soul Promise (Tambourine, Victory Pool, 2023)
13. Laura Veirs – Beautiful Dreams (Phone Orphans, Raven Marching Band, 2023)
14. Luxury Skin – This Time’s For Love (It’s All Over, 2023)
15. David Ritschard – Ingrid (Detta har hänt, Universal, 2023)
16. Christian Kjellvander – Terns Took Turns (Hold Your Love Still, Tapete Records, 2023)
17. memorytown – Gone Bad in the Boneyard (It Takes Forever, Plum Records, 2023)
18. Teenage Tom Petties – Greenhorn (Hotbox Daydreams, Safe Suburban Home Records x Repeating Cloud, 2023)
19. Summer Set – Favorite Places (Summer Set, Fort Lowell Records, 2023)
20. Lovers Left Alive – Old Friend Joe (single, TMH Productions, 2023)
21. Kiss Disease – Heart on the Ground (single, 2023)
22. Tender Lakes – Citywards (Nocturnals, 2023)
23. Salaliitto – Huolestun (Portaat, Salalevyt, 2023)
24. Krypta – Aika meitä muistuttaa (Outo Laakso, Svart Records, 2023)
25. Toinen Maisema – Toiseen maisemaan (single, TM-Levyt, 2023)
26. Janeveera – Pliis, pliis, hei pliis (single, 2023)
27. Tams feat Iita – Dream Come True (single, 2023)
28. Iisa – Pitkät hyvästit (single, Fullsteam Records, 2023)
29. Colorblue – Ever After (single, Nowhere Boy, 2023)
30. Markus Asunta – Annikki Tähti (single, Humble House Records, 2023)
31. HXA – Evil Eyes (single, Humu Records, 2023)
32. Joose Keskitalo – Searching for the Faeries (Oh, Our Slow Designs, Helmi Levyt, 2023)
33. Lau Nau – April (single, Fonal Records, 2023)
34. Gabriel Birnbaum – I Ordered a Beer That Never Came (Nightwater / All the Dead Do Is Dream, Western Vinyl, 2023)
35. Antonia Estelle – Poser (single, 2023)
36. Thorsten Nesch – What are we doing here (What are we doing here EP, Polterzeitgeist, 2023)
37. Joe Pug – WHat Is Good Will Never Change (single, Nation of Heat / Soundly, 2023)
38. Smith and Tegio – Second Hand (single, 2023)
39. Vincent Neil Emerson – Time of the Rambler (single, La Honda Records / RCA Records, 2023)
40. Mackenzie Roark – Killin’ Time (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2023)
41. Leslie Stevens – Such a Good Time Without You (single, Soundly, 2023)
42. Hannah White – Right On Time (Sweet Revolution, Last Music Company, 2023)
43. Matthew “Doc” Dunn – Camerawoman (single, Cosmic Range Records, 2023)
44. Jesper Lindell – One of These Rainy Days (single, Brunnsvik Sounds, 2023)
45. Johnny Ruiz & The Escapers – Sorry (single, Penrose Records, 2023)
46. Junior Scaife – When My Heart Beats (single, Penrose Records, 2023)
47. Frog – Maybelline (single, tapewormies / Audio Antihero, 2023)
48. Gonzalez Smith – Roll Up (single, Bobo Integral, 2023)
49. Postal Blue – Chance Occurrence (single, 2023)
50. The Smashing Times – Where Is Rowan Morrison (This Sporting Life, Perennial, 2023)
51. Chayse Porter – Lead Pipe Cinch (single, Earth Libraries, 2023)
52. St. Yuma – Drives (single, 2023)
53. Gregory Dwane – 3000 Miles to LA (single, Peacedale Records, 2023)
54. Daniel Sherrill feat Simon Chrisman – Fable’s Tune (single, American Standard time Records, 2023)
55. Willy Tea Taylor & The Fellership – The Nurse (The Great Western Hangover, Blackwing Music, 2023)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

A few Bandcamp cuts for the lovely non-streamers:

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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