OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #283

Another quick delayed new music weekly. Just got back home late Sunday evening from a small vacation trip to Mariehamn. I’m sure there’s stuff missing from this, but here we go anyway.

There’s new albums from Strand of Oaks, Jesse Daniel, Bonny Light Horseman, Marina Allen, M G Boulter, Margaux, Pat Hull, Little Wings, Jason McNiff, Gill Landry, Nick Dittmeier (EP), Joana Serrat, Fantastic Cat, Pedro the Lion, Good Looks, Rose Hotel, Razor Braids and Kayla Ray.

The big one from Finland is the wonderful debut album by Ystävät. Then there’s also great albums from Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat, Vellamo and Mara Balls plus singles from Hattara, Pekka Laine, The Orphan, Messier, Rosettes, Arppa, Bizzarro & Jere Ijäs, Lempi Elo and Jukka Takalo.

A whole lot of awesome international singles too. I haven’t spend a lot time with them yet, but some early faves came from Erin Rae, VanWyck, Quivers, Laughing, The While and The Broken Spokes. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Back next week. Love and everything.

1. Strand of Oaks – Communication (Miracle Focus, Western Vinyl)
2. Jesse Daniel – When Your Tomorrow’s in the Past (Countin’ The Miles, Lightning Rod Records)
3. Bonny Light Horseman – Tumblin Down (Keep Me On Your Mind / See You Free, Jagjaguwar)
4. Marina Allen – Bad Eye Opal (Eight Pointed Star, Fire Records)
5. Margaux – Midnight Contact (Inside the Marble, Massif Records)
6. M G Boulter – City Map (Days of Shaking, Hudson Records)
7. Little Wings – Handful of Earth (High on the Glade)
8. Pat Hull – Cauliflower Ears (Madrona, Only One on the Mountain)
9. Jason McNiff – No Good For You (Everything’s a Song, Tombola Records)
10. Fantastic Cat – Later On (Now That’s What I Call Fantastic Cat, Missing Piece Records)
11. Pedro the Lion – Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Big Scary Monsters)
12. Good Looks – Vaughn (Lived Here For a While, Keeled Scales)
13. Razor Braids – She (Big Wave)
14. Joana Serrat – Freewheel (Big Wave, Great Canyon Records)
15. Rose Hotel – King and a Pawn (A Pawn Surrender, Strolling Bones Records)
16. Nick Dittmeier – Running Away (Fast Fashion EP, sonaBLAST! Records)
17. Gill Landry – When I Get There (Cinnamon Canyon Blues, Rubber Tramp Records)
18. Kayla Ray – My Ever-Loving Mind (The World’s Weight, Real AF Records / Average Joes Entertainment)
19. Erin Rae – On Her Side (single)
20. VanWyck – Towards the Sun (single, Maiden Name Records)
21. Ystävät – Merihaka (Ystävät, KHY Suomen Musiikki)
22. Arppa – Kerran Turussa (single, Johanna Kustannus)
23. Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat – Jos toivoa saa (Rakkaus löytää meidät)
24. Bizzarro & Jere Ijäs – Katsoimme silmiin (single, Puuma Records)
25. Vellamo – Pikaruokaa ja rakkautta (Pikaruokaa ja rakkautta)
26. Mara Balls – Sylikkäin (Virtaa, Stupido Records)
27. Messier – Can I Pet Your Face? (single)
28. The Orphan – Louie Louie (single, Kynsinauhat)
29. Rosettes – Souvenir (single, Timmion Records)
30. Pekka Laine – Malibu Beach (single, Svart Records)
31. Hattara – Vika biisi (single, Cotton Candy Company)
32. Lempi Elo – Jos et osaa soutaa (single, Eclipse)
33. Jukka Takalo – Ding Dong (single, Valassaaret)
34. Quivers – Oyster Cuts (single, Merge Records)
35. Laughing – Garden Path (single, Meritorio Records)
36. The While – Crispy Blue (single)
37. Alfie Firmin – Make It Right (single, An Onionheads Production)
38. Icarus Phoenix feat Teleprom – Painting (single)
39. wilder Thing – I’m Done Falling Over You (single, Repeating Cloud)
40. Lou Hazel – Carolina (Out of My Mind) (single)
41. JP Harris – Old Fox (single, Bloodshot Records)
42. Ben Arsenault – Make Way For This Heartache (single)
43. The Broken Spokes – Blue Eyes (single)
44. Cristina Vane – You Ain’t Special (single, Blue Tip Records)
45. Bella White – Concrete and Barbed Wire (single, Rounder Records)
46. Alice Wallace – Bonfire (single, Mule Kick Records)
47. Kiely Connell – Through To You (single, Calumet Queen / Thirty Tigers)
48. Kaitlin Butts feat Vince Gill – Come Rest Your Head (single, Soundly)
49. Fleur Wiber feat Matt Joe Gow – Free to Ride (single, Checked Label Services)
50. Margo Price feat Mike Campbell – Ways to Be Wicked (single)
51. LadyCouch – Dreams of a Working Man (single, SSK Records)
52. Aaron Frazer feat Cancamusa – Dime (single, Dead Oceans)
53. The War and Treaty – Called You By Your Name (single, A Mercury Nashville)
54. Wila Frank – In My Soul (single)
55. Theo Lawrence – Come Home To Your Man (single, Tomika Records / Modulor)
56. Lance Howell – Black Leather (single)
57. Pleasure Horse – Still Getting Over You (single)
58. Amy Annelle feat Jolie Holland – Pull Tabs and Broken Glass (single, High Plains Sigh)
59. Anna Tivel – Altogether Alone (Living Thing, Fluff and Gravy Records)
60. The Bird Calls – Faith People (Old Faithful, Ruination Record Co)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal 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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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #282

Another very quick somewhat delayed new music weekly.

A big week though, because one of my absolute favorite songwriters in the world has a new album out and available. I’m talking about Anna Tivel and her great new album is the album of the week. We also have great new records from Luka Kuplowsky, The Bird Calls, Noelle & The Deserters, Joshua Quimby, Leon Majcen, St. Yuma, Curtis McMurtry, King Hannah, Camille Thornton, Maya Hawke, Sofia Wolfson, Amery, Swamp Dogg, Buffalo Tom, Wyndham Baird, Caleb McCoach and everyone I managed to miss.

The Finnish part of this has a new albums from Jukka Nissinen and Inariveljet plus an EP from Julian Lahdesmaki. There’s also some awesome new singles from Iron Country Sisters, Susanna Leppänen, Bad Sauna, Joonas Hauveli, Ahti Kulo, FER, Pambikallio and The Southgates.

Melissa Carper and Caleb Caudle can share the international single of the week honors. Other early faves came from Eamon Fogarty, Gabriel Birnbaum, MAITA, Anna St. Louis and American Aquarium. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters more than you know. Back next week with another of these. I guess. I’m not 100% sure if I have time to make this, but i’ll try. Until then love etc.

1. Anna Tivel – Kindness of a Liar (Living Thing, Fluff and Gravy Records)
2. The Bird Calls – Old Folks (Old Faithful, Ruination Record Co)
3. Luka Kuplowsky – Dreaming of Li Bai (Du Fu) (How Can I Possibly Sleep When There’s Music, Next Door Records)
4. Noelle & The Deserters – A Way Back (High Desert Daydream, Speakeasy Studios SF)
5. Joshua Quimby – Back Home (Back Home)
6. Leon Majcen – Blue Sky (Leon Majcen, Cloverdale Records)
7. Caleb McCoach – Burn Your Candle at Both Ends (All Roads Lead Home)
8. Curtis McMurtry – Be Grateful (The Pollen & The Rot)
9. St. Yuma – Low Hum (Country Sleight of Hand, Quietly Records)
10. King Hannah – John Prine on the Radio (Big Swimmer, City Slang)
11. Camille Thornton – Doubt is Devil (Something True)
12. Maya Hawke – Promise (Chaos Angel, Mom+Pop)
13. Sofia Wolfson – Half Heart (Imposing on a Hometown)
14. Amery – Spirit is Broken (Continue as Amery, Night School)
15. Buffalo Tom – Pine for You (Jump Rope, Scrawny Records)
16. Swamp Dogg – Curtains on the Window (Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th Street, Oh Boy Records)
17. Wyndham Baird – The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore (After the Morning, Jalopy Records)
18. Melissa Carper – Born in Ya (single, Mae Music / Thirty Tigers)
19. Caleb Caudle feat John Paul White – Sweet Critters (single, Missing Piece Records)
20. Iron Country Sisters – Judith (single, Soit Se Silti)
21. Julian Lahdesmaki – Part Three (Young Jupiter EP, Soit Se Silti)
22. The Southgates – London Time (single, Valassaaret)
23. Bad Sauna – Seinät kaaaaatuuu (single, All That Plazz)
24. Jukka Nissinen – Leikkijeesus (Jukka Nissinen IV, Humu Records / Hillotehdas)
25. Inariveljet – Tee hautani pian (Eeppiset pajot, Helmi Levyt)
26. Joonas Hauveli – Mustaa (single, Helmi Levyt)
27. Susanna Leppänen – Hyvä on olla (single, Panama-levyt)
28. Ahti Kulo – Kesäkaveri (single)
29. Pambikallio – Dekadentti (single, Helmi Levyt)
30. FER – Away From Me (single, JM Records)
31. Nick Delffs – Transformation (single, Mama Bird Recording Co)
32. Eamon Fogarty – Junk Mail (single, Orphean Kiosk Recordings)
33. Gabriel Birnbaum – A Feeling Unbroken (single, Western Vinyl)
34. MAITA – I used to feel different (single, Fluff and Gravy Records(
35. American Aquarium – Cherokee Purples (single, Losing Side Records / Thirty Tigers)
36. Julian Taylor – Running Away (single, Howling Turtle)
37. The Felice Brothers – Flowers By The Roadside (single, Million Stars)
38. Anna St. Louis – Farther Away (single, Woodsist)
39. Donald Beaman – Old Universe (single, Royal Oakie Records)
40. M G Boulter feat Jenny Sturgeon – Talk to Me of Water (single, Hudson Records)
41. Margaux – What Could I Say (single, Massif Records)
42. Ben Seratan – Bend (single, Tiny Engines)
43. Chris Cohen – Sunever (single, Hardly Art)
44. Maya De Vitry – Compass (single, Mad Maker Studio)
45. Jen Cloher – Annabelle (single)
46. Pat Hull – Take It Low (single, Only One On the Mountain)
47. Erin Enderlin feat Cliff & Susan – Last Call (single, Black Crow Productions)
48. Pete Posie – I Don’t Mind (single, Low Rent)
49. Reece Sullivan – All Out of My Hands (single)
50. Floating Action – Say the Name (single, Airloom)
51. Danny Paul Grody feat Rich Douthit – Hawk Hill (single, Three Lobed Recordings)
52. The Pearlfishers – Kisses on the Window (Making Tapes for Girls, Marina Records)
53. Adam Ross – I Get It Wrong (Littoral Zone, Fika Recordings)
54. Yea-Ming and the Rumours – How Can I Leave (I Can’t Have It All, Dandy Boy Records)
55. Leija Lautamaja – Jos jos (Sydän tuli piilosta, Leija Organs Records)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal 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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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #281

Another quick new music weekly. I probably should put more effort to these. Thankfully it was a bit less crowded week due to memorial day weekend in the US.

The Pearlfishers and Adam Ross can share the album of the week honors. Some great pop albums there. This week we also have new albums from Yea-Ming and the Rumours, Motorists, Bess Atwell, Dolour, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, Gregory Ackerman (EP), Wyatt C. Louis, Kim Richey, Lana Nauphal, Steel Fringe (EP), La Luz, Sweet Megg and Bill MacKay. Memorial and Wesley Fuller have been out for a while, but I just lately discovered and therefore first time here.

The album from Leija Lautamaja is the big Finnish treasure of the week. Such a magnificent album. Also very fond of the new Sonja Selene single. Loved the first one and same feeling applies here too. There’s also great new singles from Rosita Luu, Kari Tapiiri, Pelko, Rättö & Lehtisalo, Eidetic Dreams, Ville Rauhala and Hullu Pappila.

And from the international single category there’s a whole lot of good ones too. Some early faves came from BenBen, Carson McHone, Asher Kartman (a week or two old), Marina Allen, Sinai Vessel, Pete Posie, Marley Hale, The Bird Calls.. again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Next weekend schedule is still a bit of a blur, but there probably will be a new weekly somewhere along the way. We’ll see. Love and other beautiful things.

1. The Pearlfishers – Protect the Heart That’s Beating (Making Tapes for Girls, Marina Records)
2. Adam Ross – Ego (Littoral Zone, Fika Recordings)
3. Yea-Ming and the Rumours – Can We Meet in the Middle (I Can’t Have It All. Dandy Boy Records)
4. Motorists – Barking at the Gates (Touched by the Stuff, Bobo Integral)
5. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Your Tastes Makes You Strange (This Is Adult Art School, Burundi Cloud)
6. Dolour – Out of My System (Daylight Upon Magic)
7. Gregory Ackerman – When It’s Through (Brand New Life EP, Polymoon)
8. Bess Atwell – I’m Awake (Light Sleeper, Real Kind Records)
9. Memorial feat Molly Parden – Good Nature (Redsetter, Real Kind Records)
10. Wyatt C. Louis – There (Chandler, Royal Mountain Records)
11. Kim Richey – A Way Around (Every New Beginning, Yep Roc)
12. Lana Nauphal – One Is the Loneliest Dream (Wildland)
13. Steel Fringe – In My Head (Steel Fringe EP, Curation Records)
14. La Luz – Always in Love (News of the Universe, Sub Pop Records)
15. Sweet Megg – Bluer Than Blue (Bluer Than Blue, Turtle Bay Records)
16. Asher Kartman – Give Your Love To Me (single)
17. Wesley Fuller – Everything is Strange (All Fuller No Filler, Cheersquad Records & Tapes)
18. Bill MacKay – Radiator (Locust Land, Drag City)
19. BenBen feat Lily Desmond – Silver Thoughts (single, Perpetual Doom)
20. Marina Allen – Deep Fake (single, Fire Records)
21. Carson McHone – I Couldn’t Say It to Your Face (single, Merge Records)
22. Chelsea Rose – Icicles (single)
23. Leija Lautamaja feat Pekko Käppi – Sinun takiasi (Sydän tuli piilosta, Leija Organs Records)
24. Sonja Selene – Jos vain koskaan (single, Helmi Levyt)
25. Rosita Luu – Sadie Carter July (single, Playground)
26. Hullu Pappila – Sirkus (single, Humu Records)
27. Kari Tapiiri – Armas (single, Helmi Levyt)
28. Rättö & Lehtisalo – Aktiivielämä (single, Soit Se Silti)
29. Pelko – Ettei putoa (single, Pelkolevy)
30. Eidetic Dreams – The Sheets (single, All That Plazz)
31. Ville Rauhala – Movin’ Kind (single)
32. JP Harris – Beautiful World (single, Bloodshot Records)
33. Goodnight, Texas – The Ghost of DB Cooper (single)
34. Freeman DeJongh – Iowa (single, Curation Records)
35. Pete Posie – Livin’ High (single, Low Rent)
36. Marley Hale – Drunk On You (single,
37. Jesse Daniel – That’s My Kind of Country (single, Lightning Rod Records)
38. Kacie Hill – Jetstream (single)
39. Mr. Sam & The People People – Oh Me Oh My (single, Tape Dad / Gar Hole Records)
40. Anders Jörnesten – Loving Me Again (single)
41. Leif Vollebekk – Moondog (single, Secret City Records)
42. Duff Thompson – Swoop My Way (single)
43. Michael Bordelon – Warm Breeze (single, Partially Sealed)
44. West of Roan – The Bell (single, Spinster)
45. Sinai Vessel – Best Witness (single, Keeled Scales)
46. The Bird Calls – I Haven’t Been This Happy in a Long Time (single, Ruination Record Co)
47. Giant Day – We Were Friends (single, Elephant 6 Recording Co)
48. Joe Ghatt – Orange October (single, Third Eye Stimuli Records)
49. Great Earthquake – Trauma and Impact (single, Lost and Lonesome Recording Co)
50. Nightshift – Crystal Ball (single, Trouble in Mind Records)
51. The Bures Band – Green Town (single)
52. Jeffrey Silverstein – Headcleaner (single, Arrowhawk Records)
53. Joana Serrat – Sufferer (single, Great Canyon Records)
54. Kaspar – All I Believe (Calling the Waters, Soliti)
55. Micah Schnabel – Christian Band (The Clown Watches the Clock)
56. Tim Easton – Here For You (Find Your Way, Black Mesa Records)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal 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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