OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #263

A really sad week in the music media with the Pitchfork layoffs and a merge with a damn men’s magazine. A real add to insult there. Solidarity for all the great writers who lost their job. Hopefully the remaining ones are still allowed to highlight some less household names too.

Album of the week is the great new country beauty from Shawn Hess. New Clay Parker and Jodi James is another big fave. Then there’s also great new albums from Brown Horse, Mali Obomsawin & Magdalena Abrego, Lizzie No, Doug Paisley, Ryan Power, Swimming Bell, The Maureens, Green Day (surprised to see Green Day here? I know I am but had to share this pop beauty from their new album), Old Heavy Hands and Colby T. Helms.

A big Finnish release week led by new albums from Inginmaa/Hypnomen and Kielo Kärkkäinen. I love them both. New Teini-Pää song also pure gold as usual. Other Finnish gems of the week are albums from Pekka Nisu and Karlo Haapiainen & Varaslähtö plus singles from Oho!, Pieni Maailma, Rebekka Holi, Pink Chameleons, SaintPolis, Ruissalo Amping and M.

And finally the international singles. Maybe not a clear cut song of the week, but there’s plenty of great ones from Sierra Ferrell, Jamie Lin Wilson, Lana Nauphal, Leslie Stevens, Lance Howell, Adrianne Lenker, Pernice Brothers, Sam Evian, Eric Long, Adam Ross and so forth. Just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Remember that this is now on Qobuz at least for three more weeks. Actually it’s also on YouTube now. I’m not sure should it be there, but looks like someone had already transferred older episodes there so I guess it doesn’t matter if I do it myself too. This new music weekly is a real multi-platform monster right now. Anyway, Now back to NFL playoffs and back here next week unless some venture capitalist buys this for one million dollars. Love love love.

1. Shawn Hess – Yesterday’s Coffee (Wild Onion, 2024)
2. Clay Parker and Jodi James – A Matchbook Song (Your Very Own Dream, 2024)
3. Brown Horse – Everlasting (Reservoir, Loose Music, 2024)
4. Mali Obomsawin & Magdalena Abrego – Change of Heart (Greatest Hits, 2024)
5. Lizzie No – The Hearbreak Store (Halfsies, Miss Freedomland / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
6. Doug Paisley – Take Stars Out of the Sky (Sad Old World, 2024)
7. Ryan Power – World of Wonder (World of Wonder, 2024)
8. Swimming Bell – For Al and Lee (Charlie, Adventure Club Records / Permanent Records, 2024)
9. The Maureens – Fell in Love (Everyone Smiles, Meritorio Records, 2024)
10. Green Day – Suzie Chapstick (Saviors, Reprise Records, 2024)
11. Old Heavy Hands – Old Demons (Small Fires, Spitting Daggers Records, 2024)
12. Colby T. Helms – Smoke and Flames (Tales of Misfortune, Photo Finish Records, 2024)
13. Sierra Ferrell – Dollar Bill Bar (single, Rounder Records, 2024)
14. Jamie Lin Wilson – Maritime Moon (single, In a Wink Music, 2024)
15. Lana Nauphal – Is It Raining in California? (single, 2024)
16. Leslie Stevens – Big Time, Sucka (single, Soundly, 2024)
17. Lance Howell – In Another Life (single, 2024)
18. Pernice Brothers – Who Will You Believe (single, New West Records, 2024)
19. Adrianne Lenker – Sadness As a Gift (single, 4AD, 2024)
20. Sam Evian – Wild Days (single, Flying Cloud Recordings / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
21. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Ikiaamu (Näkijä, Texicalli Records, 2024)
22. Inginmaa/Hypnomen – Salainen ranta (Maailma katoaa, Stupido Records, 2024)
23. Oho! – Mansikkaufo (single, Oho! Music, 2024)
24. Pieni Maailma – Narahtelevat nurkat (single, 2024)
25. Pekka Nisu – Nyt kun oon jo menettänyt sut (Lauhanmaa, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2024)
26. Karlo Haapiainen & Varaslähtö – Maamo (Rakkauden raastuvassa, Helmi Levyt, 2024)
27. M – Valvotaan koko yö (single, Playground, 2024)
28. Rebekka Holi – Piina (single, Booa Music, 2024)
29. Teini-Pää – Mietin minne meet (single, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
30. Ruissalo Amping – Kerro niistä öistä (single, Svart Records, 2024)
31. Pink Chameleons – Colors Seem to Fade (single, Soliti, 2024)
32. SaintPolis – Clear Blue Sky (single, SaintPoliSongs, 2024)
33. Gold Star – Wild Boys (single, 2024)
34. Ana Egge – Sorry You’re Sick (single, StorySound Records, 2024)
35. Eric Long – When It’s Over (single, 2024)
36. Country Risque – Depression Drawer (single, Rocks In Your Head Records, 2024)
37. Scott H. Biram – Easy Rider (single, Bloodshot Records, 2024)
38. Sophie Gault – Fixin Things (single, Petamula Records, 2024)
39. Laura Jane Grace – Birds Talk Too (single, Big Scary Monsters, 2024)
40. Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand – Shelf (single, One Little Independent Records, 2024)
41. Adam Ross – Free Will (single, Fika Recordings, 2024)
42. Dancer – Passionate Sunday (single, Meritorio Records, 2024)
43. Sara Beth Go – Teamo (single, 2024)
44. Shabason, Krgovich, Sage – Gloria (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2024)
45. The Glass Hours – Same Old You (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2024)
46. Emily Keating feat David Ramirez – What If I Don’t (single, 2024)
47. Melissa Erin – Lickety Split! (single, 2024)
48. Son of the Velvet Rat feat Jolie Holland – Rosary (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2024)
49. Marcus King – F*ck My Life Up Again (single, Republic Records, 2024)
50. The Splendids feat Eamon – Cry Baby Cry (single, Colemine Records, 2024)
51. Ippe Nilsson & The Narrows Bros. – Valentine’s Day Is Made For Us (Ippe Nilsson & The Narrows Bros, 2024)
52. Austin Leonard Jones – Country Eyes (At the Polo Club, Perpetual Doom, 2024)
53. Keven Louis Lareau – For a Little While (Ernie Graham single/EP, 2024)
54. Adam Remnant – Ghost Story (Sunrise at the Sunset Motel EP, 2024)
55. John Craigie and TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Sandra (Pagan Church, 2024)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

Qobuz Playlist

YouTube 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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