OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #262

Another week, another year, another new music weekly. This is now a four platform monster, because I’m test driving Qobuz while I ponder my options. It won’t stay that way, because paying for four different platforms to make a hobby playlist doesn’t make a whole lot sense. Just wanted to give Qobuz a try. Some holes in the catalogue for sure, but the sound quality is wonderful especially when compared to Spotify. Anyway, I don’t really know what I’m going to do in the long run, but for the next little while this new music weekly is on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music and Qobuz.

This first new music weekly episode of 2024 tries to cover the past few weeks that this was on hold. So not just this current week. There’s some mid-to-late December stuff too. I’ll get back to usual routine next week. I’m sure I simply forgot to include something, because I didn’t make notes when this was on hiatus. Feel free to send hate mail / recommendations to my inbox. There’s also like 5000 unread email submissions on the inbox and I probably won’t ever have time to go through them. Feel free to send it again, if you tried to reach me during the vacation.

John Craigie and TK & The Holy Know-Nothings is the album of the week. Austin Leonard Jones and Lee Baggett didn’t care about the eoty listmania and released great albums in late December. Big ones for me are also the brand new EP from Adam Remnant and December EP from Michael James Tapscott. Other album gems from December to today came from Fust, Justin Golden, Begale, Pinky Ring (EP), Drew Danburry and Wagging.

We already have a couple of awesome Finnish album releases too from Suosikki, Ippe Nilsson & The Narrows Bros and Santeri Sihvonen & Karjalan Konnat plus a very late great 2023 EPs from Rokki-Mari and iso pusu. 2023 album from Maiju Jouppi is first time on streaming services and therefore first time on this playlist too. Despite all those beauties, my favorite Finnish release of the week is the new single from Vähäsarja. Love that song. Another gem from the Helmi Levyt treasure vaults is the wonderful new Joonas Hauveli song. Kaunis veli is a new artist to me, but instantly really liked the single when I first heard it in December. Other beautiful Finnish singles came from Leija Lautamaja feat Pekko Käppi, Antti Autio, Ethel Suspense, Hiljaiset kadut and Kiss Disease.

The international single of the week is the new one from Willi Carlisle. There’s already a strong aoty candidate when that album comes out in a few weeks. Same goes for Frontier Ruckus too who also have a great single out and available. Other big favorites here came from The Lemon Twigs, Michael Feuerstack, Desiree Cannon, Vanessa Peters, Keven Louis Lareau (well these covers were on Bandcamp long time ago), Rosali, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Daniel Romano, Jeremy Ferrara, Paisley Fields, Charlie Parr, Joshua Ray Walker and so forth. There’s plenty, because this tries to cover a month of new music.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. If you or your friends are on Qobuz, listen this there too for the next month or so. It probably won’t there permanently unless I really fall in love with during the test run. Anyway, back here with another episode next month. Now time to focus on NFL playoffs. Love love love.

1. John Craigie and TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Where It’s From (Pagan Church, 2024)
2. Austin Leonard Jones – I Used to Waltz (At the Polo Club, Perpetual Doom, 2023)
3. Adam Remnant – Dumb Luck (Sunrise at the Sunset Motel EP, Coiled Myth Records, 2024)
4. Lee Baggett – All Star Day (Echo Me On, Perpetual Doom, 2023)
5. Michael James Tapscott feat Ed Askew – Police Patrol the Border (Charlie No-Face EP, Royal Oakie Records, 2023)
6. Justin Golden – Riverboat Blues (Golden Country: Volume One, Vocal Rest Records, 2024)
7. Fust – Rolling Prairie (Song of the Rail, Dear Life Records, 2024)
8. Drew Danburry – Luna de Miel (Lynette, 2023)
9. Begale – Lost Scribbles (Loose Ender, Relearn to Boogie, 2023)
10. Wagging – Alien (My Own Private Rodeo, Wagging Industries, 2024)
11. Daniel Romano – Field of Ruins (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2024)
12. Pinky Ring – Terrific Sex Terrible People (Terrific Sex with Terrible People EP, PR Records, 2024)
13. The Lemon Twigs – My Golden Year (single, Captured Tracks, 2024)
14. Michael Feuerstack – Your Mind’s Made Up (single, Forward Music Group, 2024)
15. Keven Louis Lareau – The Girl That Turned the Lever (Ernie Graham single/ep, 2024(
16. Doug Paisley – I Want to Be With You Always (single, 2024)
17. Desiree Cannon – Radio Heat (single, Gar Hole Records / Long Road Society, 2024)
18. Willi Carlisle – Higher Lonesome (single, Signature Sounds, 2024)
19. Frontier Ruckus – Clarkston Pasture (single, Loose Music / Sitcom Universe, 2024)
20. Vanessa Peters – Halfway Through (single, Idol Records, 2024)
21. Rosali – Rewind (single, Merge Records, 2024)
22. Jimmy Montague – Only One For Me (single, 2024)
23. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Horror of It All (single, Blue Elan records, 2024)
24, Charlie Parr – Boombox (single, Smithsonian Walkways Recordings, 2024)
25. Joshua Ray Walker – Thank You For Listening (single, Soundly, 2023)
26. Jeremy Ferrara – Paint Me Blue (single, American Standard Time Records / A For Effort Records, 2024)
27. Waxahatchee feat MJ Lenderman – Right Back to It (single, Anti, 2024)
28. Jake Nicoll – Personality (single, 2023)
29. Jackie West – Tiny Flowers II (single, Ruination Record Co, 2023)
30. Gabi Hartmann – Nowhere to Hide (single, 27/29, 2024)
31. Maiju Jouppi – Ocotillo (Of Epic Proportions, Artsy Records, 2023)
32. Vähäsarja – Pääskyset (single, Helmi Levyt, 2024)
33. Kaunis veli – Juhlat (single, 2023)
34. Joonas Hauveli – Koti on hatun alla (single, Helmi Levyt, 2024)
35. Santeri Sihvonen & Karjalan Konnat – Jotain kosteaa (Mitenpä tää menikään? 2024
36. Antti Autio – Vittu minä kuolen tänne (single, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
37. Leija Lautamaja feat Pekko Käppi – Kun rakkaus iski minuun (single, Leija Organs Records, 2024)
38. Hiljaiset kadut – Tukholma (single, Stupido Records, 2024)
39. Rokki-Mari – Ajeluta vielä (Frankliniat EP, Minna Records / Panama-levyt / Bemböle Cassettes, 2023)
40. iso pusu – naaras (tuutko ystäväksi? 2023)
41. Suosikki – Kaikki jengi tsiigaa (Sä oot meistä se kaunis, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
42. Kiss Disease – Wallflower (single, 2023)
43. Ippe Nilsson & The Narrows Bros. – Shirley (Ippe Nilsson & The Narrows Bros. 2024)
44. Ethel Suspense – Monday (single, 2024)
45. Paisley Fields – Over the Radio Waves (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2024)
46. Matt Mitchell Music Co – Captain Toyota (single, American Standard Time Records, 2024)
47. Jesse Daniel – Workin’ Hard (Day and Night) (single, Die True Records / Lightning Rod Records, 2024)
48. The Pendulum Hearts – Lost in Austin (single, 2024)
49. Clay Parker and Jodi James – Fire for the Water (single, 2023)
50. Shay Martin Lovette – Lionhearted Woman (single, Red-Winged Black Bird, 2024)
51. Emily Barker – Loneliness (single, Everyone Sang, 2024)
52. Itasca – Milk (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2024)
53. Mol Sullivan – Goose (single, 2024)
54. Hannah Frances – Bronwyn (single, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
55. Bridget Kearney – Security Camera (single, Keeled Scales, 2024)
56. Mali Obomsawin & Magdalena Abrego – Believer (single, 2024)
57. Kim Krans – Golden Tears (single, Echo Magic, 2024)
58. Sea Dramas – Running Thoughts (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2024)
59. Torrey – No Matter How (single, Slumberland, 2024)
60. The Infinites – The Queen (single, Meritorio Records, 2024)
61. The Lemonheads – Seven Out (single, Fire Records, 2024)
62. Buffalo Tom – Helmet (single, Scrawny Records, 2024)
63. J Mascis – Right Behind You (single, Sub Pop Records, 2024)
64. GospelbeacH – Hang Thyme (single, Curation Records, 2024)
65. Eyelids – Down in Splendour (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2024)
66. Casual Technicians – Lucy in the Dark (single, Repeating Cloud, 2024)
67. Charlie Whitten – Stained Glass (single, Airloom, 2024)
68. Parker Millsap & Robert Ellis – Here We Are (single, Okrahoma Records / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
69. Wyatt C. Louis – In Emerald (single, Royal Mountain Records, 2024)
70. Joe Pug – Treasury of Prayers (single, Nation of Heat Records / Soundly, 2024)
71. Katie Pruitt – White Lies, White Jesus and You (single, Rounder Records, 2024)
72. Kaia Kater – The Internet (single, Free Dirt Records, 2024)
73. The Roseline – Hang ’em High (single, RPH Records, 2024)
74. Kaitlin Butts – Tomorrow Will Be Kinder (single, Soundly, 2024)
75. Penny Carson Nichols – Just This Time (single, Yoga Records, 1988/2024)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

Qobuz 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 other platforms. This means a few tracks might be missing from the from the other platforms, if they are not available there. Oh and 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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