OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #260

It’s December and therefore most of my spare time goes to pointless but fun year end lists. I will do one more of these next weekend and after that the new music weekly will be on hold until early or mid-January. If it even continues. I guess it will.

Album of the week is probably the new Gonzalez Smith collaboration. Also very fond of the Emmett Morris EP. Other great new album releases came from Pop Filter, Sarah Goldstone, Zach Russell, Maiden King, Taco Tapes (well this a week or two ago, but I missed it) and Thorsten Nesch (EP). Oh and a great Adam Green tribute too.

The Finnish section of the playlist has the new album from Voikukat plus a singles from Pillow, Penniless, Nuoruus, Samanna, Vellamo, Viitasen Piia, FER, Honey Crisp and Tuomo & Markus. Billy Reeves should be mentioned here too, because his great new single is taken from the Mummypowder song vault.

The international song of the week is the new Frontier Ruckus single. Long time readers know that it’s my favorite band of the past decade or so. So thrilled to get a new Frontier Ruckus album in early 2024. Another big favourite Clay Parker and Jodi James also have a new album on the way with a first single out now. It looks like there’s plenty of reasons to keep the blog alive for another year. Other early faves came from The Mellons, Matt Michell Music Music Co, Shawn Hess, The Satchel Kid and BenBen. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. One more of these next weekend. Maybe some year-end list action before that, but that’s not a definite promise. But if I have enough time and energy, I try to do the EP list or Finnish album list next week. Love love love.

1. Emmett Morris – Golden Meadow (Emerald EP, 2023)
2. Gonzalez Smith – Kiss as Good (Roll Up a Song, Bobo Integral, 2023)
3. Pop Filter – See What You Like (CONO, Bobo Integral, 2023)
4. Sarah Goldstone – I Know My Way Around (Waving, Ruination Record Co, 2023)*
5. Maiden King – Footprints (Who Else Were We Supposed to Be, Space Cowboy Studios, 2023)
6. Zach Russell – I Thought I Was the Trees (Where The Flowers Meet the Dew, Carlboro Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
7. Taco Tapes – Skip Town (Keep on the Shady Side, American Standard Time Records, 2023)
8. Thorsten Nesch – Could Have Been the Rain (Could Have Been the Rain EP, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2023)
9. Frontier Ruckus – On the Northline (single, Loose Music / Sitcom Universe, 2023)
10. The Mellons – Make Me Feel (single, Earth Libraries, 2023)
11. Clay Parker and Jodi James – Nothing at All (single, 2023)
12. Matt Mitchell Music Co – Country Gonna Kill Me (single, 2023)
13. Shawn Hess – A Tear For You (single, 2023)
14. The Satchel Kid – Adrian’s Beard (single, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2023)
15. Melissa Erin – Indigo Skies (single, 2023)
16. Jenny Lewis – Breaking Locks (Moping in Style: A Tribute to Adam Green, Capitane Records, 2023)
17. BenBen feat Camellia Hartman – Endless Summer (single, Perpetual Doom, 2023)
18. Lee Baggett – Zipper Ride (single, Perpetual Doom, 2023)
19. Sea Dramas – Long Goodbye (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2023)
20. Alluvial Nuggetts – Codeine (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2023)
21. Billy Reeves – Trying to Ride a Donkey (single, Last Night From Glasgow, 2023)
22. Pillow – Ideas (single, Panama-levyt, 2023)
23. Penniless – 44 (single, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
24. Voikukat – Astma (Rauniola, Alakulttuuritalo, 2023)
25. Nuoruus – Piha (single, This is not a dog 🙁 2023)
26. Viitasen Piia – Outo tyttö (single, 2023)
27. Joonas Hauveli – Siskoni Suomi (single, Helmi Levyt, 2023)
28. Samanna – Kuoleman sykli (single, Humu Records, 2023)
29. Vellamo – Savuna ilmaan (single, 2023)
30. FER – Maple Tree (single, JM Records, 2023)
31. Honey Crisp – Stuck (single, 2023)
32. Tuomo & Markus feat Jonathan Wilson – Hearing Voices (single, Grandpop Records, 2023)
33. Real Estate – Water Underground (single, Domino Recording Co, 2023)
34. Deepest Bison – Real Heads Will Know (single, 2023)
35. Ducks Ltd. – Hollowed Out (single, Carpark, 2023)
36. Lolas – Shut Me Down (single, 2023)
37. Sylvia Rose Novak – Broad Strokes (single, World Lies Waiting, 2023)
38. Katy Kirby – Party of the Century (single, Anti, 2023)
39. Asha Wells – Impermanent I (single, Anxiety Blanket Records, 2023)
40. Justin Golden – Bad Luck Blues (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2023)
41. Aaron Boyd feat Abby Hamilton – Hard Times Like These (single, 2023)
42. Chatham County Line – Magic (single, Yep Roc, 2023)
43. Country Risque – Drove Me Crazy (single, Rocks In Your Head Records, 2023)
44. Kayla Von Der Heide – Mining Town (single, 2023)
45. Mali Obomsawin & Magdalena Abrego – Bounty (single, 2023)
46. Humbird – Child of Violence (singe, Nettwerk, 2023)
47. Bess Atwell – The Weeping (single, Real Kind Records, 2023)
48. Good Good Blood – Let’s Go Burn It All Down (single, Fox Food Records, 2023)
49. (Sulut) – Maailman kaunein paikka (Maailman kaunein paikka, 2023)
50. Orvokki – Tämä on kaikki sulle (Kasvotusten, Luova Records, 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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