OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #259

I made a surprise return to Apple Music a couple of days ago. Most likely just a temporary thing, but for a month or two this new music weekly and the forthcoming year-end round ups will be on Apple as well (and Tidal and Spotify as usual). I just wanted to give Apple another test run while I ponder my options.

A pretty quiet release week, because it’s Thanksgiving in the US. So this playlist is shorter than usual (did I hear a sigh of relief). There’s new albums from Ian M Bailey, Wurld Series, Guided By Voices, Feeling Figures and Haley Heynderickx & Max Garcia Conover (Fifth Anniversary Edition). Plus a pretty cool Light in the Attic compilation.

A bit busier here in Finland. There’s new albums from Orvokki, (Sulut), Musta Huone and Grant Wood Company. All great in their own way. So far I’ve spent most time with (Sulut) and I really like that one. A bunch of singles too from The Wonderminers, Juppe, Inginmaa/Hypnomen, Kaita Isäri Seppälä and Slack Bird. A new song from The Wonderminers is always a big deal and that is probably my favorite song of the week altogether.

A few international single gems too like a double from Mike and The Moonpies. Other faves came from Bonnie Prince Billy, Smith and Tegio, Lola Wild and BMX Bandits.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. You can do that now on Apple too. It all matters. Back next week with another one of these. That might be the last new music weekly for 2023. Maybe I’ll do the week 49 too, if there’s a lot of new stuff. We’ll see. EOTY stuff will take some time and I need a break too at some point. But 1 or 2 weeks the normal way. Love love love.

1. Ian M Bailey – California Desert Sundown (We Live in Strange Times, 2023)
2. Wurld Series – Friend to Man and Traffic (The Giants Lawn, Meritorio Records, 2023)
3. Guided By Voices – Puncher’s Paradise (Nowhere to Go but Up, GBV Inc, 2023)
4. Feeling Figures – Seek and Hide (Migration Magic, Perennial, 2023)
5. Haley Heynderickx & Max García Conover – How Does the Horse Go (Among Horses III Fifth Anniversary Edition, Son Canciones, 2023)
6. Steve Gunn & Bridget St John – Rabbit Hills (Light in the Attic & Friends Compilation, Light in the Attic, 2023)
7. Bonnie Prince Billy – Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You (single, Drag City, 2023)
8. Mike and the Moonpies – Three Marlenas (single, Prairie Rose Records, 2023)
9. Smith and Tegio – Shine (single, 2023)
10. Lola Wild feat Robert Chaney – Here I Go (single, Tip Top Recordings, 2023)
11. BMX Bandits – Setting Sun (single, Tapete Records, 2023)
12. The Wonderminers – Move Me (single, 2023)
13. Juppe – Andy, I Have Your Lighter (single, Soliti, 2023)
14. Inginmaa/Hypnomen – Sukellan (single, Stupido Records, 2023)
15. Orvokki – Narkissos (Kasvotusten, Luova Records, 2023)
16. (Sulut) – Hukassa (Maailman kaunein paikka, (Sulut) Records, 2023)
17. Musta Huone – Kuun palvojat (Valosaasteen sekaan, Paa jotaki & This Is Not a Dog, 20239
18. Kaita Isäri Seppälä – Psykologinen ongelma (single, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
19. Slack Bird – Koira (single, 2023)
20. Grant Wood Company – All This Time (Once Again) (Cracked Up in a Promised Land, Karhuvaltio Records, 2023)
21. Richard Tripps – Kiss the Ring (single, Perpetual Doom, 2023)
22. Turner Porter – Oklahoman Son (single, Greater Peaks Records, 2023)
23. Peter Oren – Still Be Around (single, Sentinel Species, 2023)
24. The Glass Hours – You Got Lucky (single, 2023)
25. Daniel Young – Help Us Get Along (single, 2023)
26. Annie Dressner feat Polly Paulusma – 18 Years (single, Dharma Records, 2023)
27. Route 500 – Island Perimeter (single, 2023)
28. Ite Eerola – Taivaalletuijottaja (Kolmen päivän levy III, Panama-levyt, 2023)
29. John Craigie & TK and the Holy Know-Nothings – Absolutely Sweet Marie (single, 2023)
30. Myriam Gendron – Last Question (Not So Deep As A Well, Basin Rock, 2023)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

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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