OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #213

Another week, another new music weekly.

Quite a lot of good stuff out there. I was basicly ready to post my EPs of the year list on Friday, but then there was something like 4-5 great new ones available that probably should make the cut. So I put that one the backburner and did this new music weekly first. How do you beautiful people I think I ever get the lists done, if I have to spend 10 hours just listening to new music every Saturday. I think I’ll do one more of these next weekend and then I’m done. For the year, not for good. Before next weekend hopefully the EPs of the year and Finnish albums of the year lists.

Album of the week is the new one from Adeem the Artist. A very powerful album with excellent songwriting. Like mentioned above the EP ruled the game this week. There’s the split between The Lostines & Nick Shoulders plus new ones from Michael James Tapcott, Layten Kramer and Johanna Samuels. Not forgetting J.E. Sunde & Dory Bavarsky collaboration and the December volume from Thorsten Nesch’s montly EP series. This week we also got new releases from Bird Calls, Julia Sanders, Moriah Bailey, Tiny Vipers (EP) Ty Maxon, Fell Runner, Shirley Hurt, Brendan Benson, Deepest Bison (this already was out a while back with a different cover art. I know because I featured it), Burn the Louvre, William William Rogers (EP) and Luke De-Sciscio (seems like only the single is streaming, but there’s a full album on Bandcamp). Small Opera’s EP is from September, but I just found it last week and liked it a lot.

The Finnish highlight is the first single from the next Liila Jokelin album. Can’t wait to hear full album in 2023. Also great to have Captain Cougar back. Other Finnish gems of the week are album froms The Handkerchiefs and Oskarin Gramofoni and singles from MeriTuuli, SaintPolis, Salla Karonen, Emmy June, Sam Shingler and Fernet Underground. Well Oskari and Fernet was from a week ago.

International single of the week is the latest one from long time faves BMX Bandits. Other personal faves came from I’m Kingfisher, H.C. McEntire, Brooks and Bowskill and Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel (well a new version of an old song, but yeah always loved this one).

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Hopefully some year end action during the coming week. No definite promises, because well this is a spare time hobby not a job. But they are coming. Love from a distance.

1. Adeem the Artist – Baptized in Well Spirits (White Trash Revelry, Four Quarters Records / Thirty Tigeers, 2022)
2. The Lostines – Last Night (Heart of Night split-EP with Nick Shoulders, Gar Hole Records, 2022)
3. Michael James Tapscott – Luxembourg Gardens (Michael, The Worst EP, Royal Oakie Records, 2022)
4. J.E. Sunde & Dory Bavarsky – I Hope to Change (Songbook Vol 1 EP, Full Color Sound Records, 2022)
5. BMX Bandits – Spinning Through Time (single, Tapete Records, 2022)
6. Layten Kramer – Eye to Eye (Eye to Eye EP, Nice Guys, 2022)
7. The Bird Calls – Better Investments (My Life in Hollywood, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
8. Shirley Hurt – Charioteer (Shirley Hurt, Telephone Explosion Records, 2022)
9. Johanna Samuels – Royal Blue (Scam Likely, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
10. Thorsten Nesch – Before the Angels Come (Before the Angels Come EP, Polterzeitgeist, 2022)
11. Julia Sanders – Love the Everyday (Morning Star, 2022)
12. Moriah Bailey – Not Staying (i tried words, Keeled Scales, 2022)
13. Tiny Vipers – Tormentor (American Prayer EP, 2022)
14. Ty Maxon – Trouble in Mind (Songs from the Frozen Lake, 2022)
15. Fell Runner – Turn Off the Lights (What I Am, 2022)
16. Brendan Benson – Whatever’s On My Mind (Low Key, Schnitzel Records, 2022)
17. Burn the Louvre – Honolulu (Silhouttes, Broken Glass Records, 2022)
18. William William Rogers – Laurel Canyon 1972 (Four Nights at the Hotel Rodgers EP, 2022)
19. Deepest Bison – Morning Star (Low Impulse Imagined, Family Audio, 2022)
20. I’m Kingfisher feat Vilma Flood & Bebe Risenfors – Peer Pressure (single, Fading Trails Recordings, 2022)
21. H.C. McEntire – New View (single, Merge Records, 2022)
22. Brooks and Bowskill – Too Many Roads (single, Ganaraska Recording CO, 2022)
23. Graham Nicholas – Julie Truly (single, 2022)
24. Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel – If I Was the Last Man (single,
25. Liila Jokelin – Yön harhaan (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
26. SaintPolis – Little Wooden Boat (single, 2022)
27. Captain Cougar – Liquid Helping Hand (single, Pinetree Music, 2022)
28. MeriTuuli – Tropiikki (single, Eclipse Music, 2022)
29. Salla Karonen – Monta talvea (single, 2022)
30. Emmy June – Me & My Mom (single, 2022)
31. Sam Shingler – Boundaries (single, Stupido, 2022)
32. The Handkerchiefs – Someone to Hold on (Urban Exile, 2022)
33. Oskarin Gramofoni – Isona katkerana (Kasvun paikka, 2022)
34. Fernet Underground – Lokit nokkii (single, Kynsinauhat, 2022)
35. Weird Nightmare – Our Love Will Still Be There (single, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
36. Theo Lawrence – Cherie (single, Tomika Records / Modulor, 2022)
37. The Roseline – Saber Rattlers (single, RPH Records, 2022)
38. James Steinle – A South Texas Stranger (single, 2022)
39. H. Self – Kitchen Star (single, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2022)
40. Ben de la Cour – Numbers Game (single, Jullian Records, 2022)
41. Jaimee Harris – Love Is Gonna Come Again (single, Folk N’ Roll Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
42. Parker Ryan – Shattered (single, 2022)
43. Steven Denmark feat Jade Brodie – I Don’t Dance (single, El Dorado Records, 2022)
44. Wax Mannequin – The Obelisk (single, Coax Records, 2022)
45. Small Opera – Western Canada (Sashiko, Fast Ghost Records, 2022)
46. Luke De-Sciscio – Heron’s Nest (single, Folk Boy Records, 2022)
47. Hollow Hand – Heaven Just Watched (single, Curation Records, 2022)
48. The Hackles – Damn the World (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2022)
49. Melody Duncan – I Don’t Think You Know (single, 2022)
50. Jill Barber – Beautiful Life (single, Outside Music, 2022)
51. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Randy, If You Were Here (Mountain Lake Park, Tough Love, 2022)
52. Model Shop – The Quieter Life (Love Interest, Meritorio Records, 2022)
53. Ingredient – Resurface (Ingredient, Telephone Explosion Records, 2022)
54. Marker Starling – Ok to Need (Diamond Violence, Tin Angel Records, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

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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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #212

Another week, another new music weekly.

Slow release week, because the year is reaching its final stage and US had Thanksgiving. I’ll probably do 1-2 more this year depending on the release schedule. Then it’s time to bag it up if not for good than at least for the holidays. Most likely returning in the early or mid-January when things start happening again.

There were some big album releases though. For example The Speedways if you are into power pop and Model Shop if you are into indie pop. Then there’s the Ingredient debut album, which is a collaboration between Ian Daniel Kehoe and Luka Kuplowsky. And if you’re a frequent visitor of this little music blog, you know I love them both. Other beautiful albums came from Marker Starling, JB Paterson, Kasey Lee Rogers (EP/single) and Ruth Lyon (EP).

The star of the Finnish section is the new Tamara Luonto album. The advance single Neiti B is probably #2 on my still imaginary Finnish song of the year list and now the full album is finally is here. There’s also new albums from Ocelot, Suosikki and Jykä Sirainen plus singles from Teksti-TV 666, Kami Mate, Anton Haring, Tahtoisin kertoa sinulle tarinan, The Bablers, Vuoret and Radiofiskars Orchestra.

Pretty quiet on the international single part too, but there’s great ones from Sunny War, Elijah Ocean, Jacksonport, J.E. Sunde & Dory Bavarsky and Robert Forster.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. And like said the last week, the Christmas songs will be on an own playlist (Unless I accidentally feature it here too). I already made one for Spotify, but I’m sure there’s plenty missing. Feel free to drop a note, if you made one this year and want to be included. I’ll add it to Tidal later. Apple Music maybe not worth the effort, because my subscription ther ends December 10 and I don’t have the money to renew it. Love from a distance.

1. The Speedways – Taken (Talk of the Town, Snap! Hurrah Musica / Beluga Records, 2022)
2. Model Shop – The Greatest Only (Love Interest, Meritorio Records, 2022)
3. Ingredient – Wolf (Ingredient, Telephone Explosion, 2022)
4. Marker Starling – Out of This Mess (Diamond Violence, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
5. JB Paterson – If You Love Me (Springtime is Coming, Holiday Maker Records, 2022)
6. Sunny War feat David Rawlings – Higher (single, New West Records, 2022)
7. Elijah Ocean – Deadweight (single, 2022)
8. Jacksonport feat Jack Symes – The Good Stuff (single, Tularosa Records, 2022)
9. J.E. Sunde & Dory Bavarsky – Love & Forgiveness (single, Full Color Sound Records, 2022)
10. Ruth Lyon – Clown (Direct Debit to Vogue EP, Pink Lane Records, 2022)
11. Robert Foster – Tender Years (single, Tapete Records, 2022)
12. Tamara Luonto – Kesän ensimmäinen päivä (Honeymoon, Humu Records / Hillotehdas / Lempi & Sylvi Records, 2022)
13. Teksti-TV 666 – Keimolan tähtiportti (single, Svart Records, 2022)
14. Vuoret – Spektaakkeli (single, Rolling Records, 2022)
15. Radiofiskars Orchestra – Pienet virheet (single, 2022)
16. Tahtoisin kertoa sinulle tarinan – Tyhjyys (single, 2022)
17. Ocelot – Appelsiinipuiden varjossa (Auringon puutarha, Soliti, 2022)
18. Anton Haring – Muistatko? (single, 2022)
19. Kami Mate – Milk & Honey (single, 2022)
20. The Bablers – Holding Me Tight Tonight (single, Big Stir Records, 2022)
21. Suosikki – Uhrilahja (Tämä tulee sattumaan anyways, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
22. Jykä Sirainen – Leather Couch & Cheap Guitar (Should Have Days, could Have Mades, Heptown Records, 2022)
23. Kasey Lee Rogers – Let It Play (Let It Play EP/single, River to River Community Records, 2022)
24. The Moonlight Years – Miscommunication (single, 2022)
25. Simon Linsteadt – Golden Hinde (single, Stormy Deep Records, 2022)
26. Emma Frank – Keep Moving (single, Justin Time Records, 2022)
27. Silver Biplanes – Searching for Your Name (single, Wiaiwya, 2022)
28. Billy Nomates – spite (single, Invada Records, 2022)
29. Caitlin Rose – Holdin’ (CAZIMI, Pearl Tower Records / Missing Piece Records, 2022)
30. Gladie – Heaven, Someday (Don’t Whay You’re in Until You’re Out, Plum Records, 2022)
31. Message Field – The Egyptian (New Meadow, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
32. Cassidy Snider & The Wranglers – Losing Lovers (Losing Lovers, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
33. David Miner – Easier to Leave (Heartache Songs, Pothole Records, 2022)
34. Melissa Carper – That’s My Only Regret (Ramblin’ Soul, Mae Music / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
35. Taylor Kingman – Hollow Sound (Hollow Sound, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

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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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #211

Another week, another new music weekly.

What a strong week of releases. If you had already compiled your aoty lists, it’s time to go back to the drawing board. One could make a pretty high quality top 10 just by using the albums released on the 18th of November.

Melissa Carper and Taylor Kingman were on the top of my list and both made wonderful albums. Then there’s the return of Caitlin Rose and that is a parade-worthy event. Cassidy Snider & The Wranglers followed one of my fave EPs of 2021 with a strong debut album. I only discovered David Miner when the advance singles of his album started to surface. Now the full album is here and I’m loving his heartache country. That Sarah Lee Langford & Will Stewart is also special. On the other side of the octa musical spectrum we have new album from Gladie, which is always a big deal. Field School album and The Laughing Chimes EP is a good combo, if you need some excellent indie pop. That’s just a small fraction of all the action and there’s also awesome releases from Liz Jones, Rob Dobson (ok this one’s a few weeks old, but I missed it before), Isaac Hoskins, Billy Strings, Old Californio (mostly covers), Neal Francis (EP), Claude Munson (EP), Weyes Blood, Ian Wayne, Reed Turchi, sock jock (EP), Joe Wunderle and Dogwood Tales (EP).

A new Message Field album is the star of the Finnish section. Other beautiful things from Finland are albums from Sammal and Ville Miettinen, EP from Lala Salama and singles from The Handkerchiefs and Otto Mikkola. The playlist also revisits last week’s gorgeous Heta Narkaus album.

The international single of week is the new one from The Lostines. Check out the music video too. Other big faves came from Tim Hill, Ron Sexsmith, Doug Paisley, Andy Shauf, Lilly Hiatt (well cover, but a damn good one), Robert Ellis (same as Lilly), Olivia Rudeen, Nathan K and Toria Wooff. Again just to name few.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Oh yeah and there’s a whole lot of Christmas songs there already, but I won’t flood this playlist with them. I’ll make an own list for them sometime in a week or two, so those who love them can find them and those who hate them can ignore them. I like them, but not yet in November. Love from a distance.

1. Melissa Carper – From What I Recall (Ramblin’ Soul, Mae Music / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
2. David Miner – Why’s He Hanging Aroud (Heartache Songs, Potholes Records, 2022)
3. Cassidy Snider & The Wranglers – Cheers to the Ground (A Good Heartbreak, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
4. Taylor Kingman – Across the Line (Hollow Sound, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
5. Caitlin Rose – Lil’ Vesta (CAZIMI, Pearl Tower Records / Missing Piece Records, 2022)
6. Gladie – Mud (Don’t Know What You’re In Until You’re Out, Plum Records, 2022)
7. Field School – Loving Me Was Never Gonna Work (When Summer Comes, Bobo Integral, 2022)
8. The Laughing Chimes – Ice Cream Skies (Zoo Avenue EP, Slumberland, 2022)
9. Sarah Lee Langford & Will Stewart – False Alarm (Bad Luck & Love, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2022)
10. Liz Jones – Accused (Bounty, 2022)
11. Rob Jones – Steady Down the Line (Virginia Slim Comes Riding In, WarHen Records, 2022)
12. Old Californio – I Won’t Cry (Old Californio Country, 2022)
13. Billy Strings – Dig a Little Deeper (in the Well) (Me / And / Dad, Rounder Records, 2022)
14. Isaac Hoskins – Leon’s Blues (Bender, 2022)
15. The Lostines – A Tear (single, Gar Hole Records, 2022)
16. Tim Hill – The Clock’s Never Wrong (single, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
17. Ron Sexsmith – Diamond Wave (single, Ronboy Rhymes / Cooking Vinyl, 2022)
18. Doug Paisley – Say What You Like (single, Outside Music, 2022)
19. Neal Francis – In Plain Sight (Sentimental Garbage EP, ATO Records, 2022)
20. Claude Munson – Come Alive (Boxing Day Weekend EP, 2022)
21. Andy Shauf – Wasted On You (single, Anti, 2022)
22. Weyes Blood – Hearts Aglow (And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
23. Ian Wayne – Curl (I Can’t Sleep, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
24. Robert Ellis – Souvenirs (single, The Next Waltz, 2022)
25. Reed Turchi – Serpentine (Creosete Nights, Xenon, 2022)
26. Message Field – The Enter (New Meadow, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
27. Sammal – Jos ei pelaa (Aika laulaa, Svart Records, 2022)
28. Otto Mikkola – Jos talvesta selvitään (single, Harava Records, 2022)
29. Ville Miettinen – Lähden kaupungille (Toivoton romantikko, Humu Records / Hillotehdas / Asbesti levyt, 2022)
30. Lala Salama – Ei oo tultu tänne pyytämään anteeksi (Pyydän kyl apuu sit ku tarviin EP, Need Money For Records, 2022)
31. The Handkerchiefs – Brain Chemistry (single, 2022)
32. The Speedways – Talk of the Town (single, 2022)
33. Weird Nightmare – So Far Gone (single, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
34. Jenny O. – Solitary Girl (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
35. sock jock – sober (anothernovember EP, Totally Real Records, 2022)
36. Lilly Hiatt – Under the Milky Way (single, New West Records / Three Sirens, 2022)
37. Dogwood Tales – Hard to Be Anywhere (13 Summers 13 Falls EP, WarHen Records 2022)
38. Nathan K. – A Dozen (single, 2022)
39. Toria Wooff – All I Dream About (Is You) (single, 2022)
40. Pearla – With (single, Spacebomb, 2022)
41. Joe Wunderle – Midnight on the Ohio (The Heart of It All, Anti-Corp, 2022)
42. Julia Sanders – Three Leaf Clover (single, 2022)
43. Pony Bradshaw – Kindly Turn the Bed Down, Drusilla (single, Soundly, 2022)
44. The Bones of J.R. Jones – You Hold Me Up (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
45. Sarah King – Devil’s Try (single, 2022)
46. Kasey Anderson – Bad Actor (single, Nervous Kid Records, 2022)
47. Jenny Don’t And The Spurs – Black Cadillac (single, Doomtown Sounds, 2022)
48. Olivia Rudeen – Radio Star (single, 2022)
49. Dogs at Large – Tennessee (single, 2022)
50. Gregory Ackerman – See You Better (single, Polymoon, 2022)
51. Meg Baird – Star Hill Song (single, Drag City, 2022)
52. Sarah Jane Scouten – Is It Just the Whisky Talking? (single, Light Organ Records, 2022)
53. Siv Jacobsen / Ane Brun – Sun, Moon, Stars (single, The Nordic Mellow, 2022)
54. Fruit Bats – Waking Up in Los Angeles (single, Merge Records, 2022)
55. JB Paterson – That’s Alright by Me (single, Holiday Maker Records, 2022)
56. Say She She – Wrap Myself Up In Your Love (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2022)
57. Heta Narkaus – Niin pimeää (Liian ohutta ilmaa, 2022)
58. Ellen Froese – Things That I Have Left to Do (For Each Flower Growing, Victory Pool, 2022)
59. Andres Miguel Cervantes – The Trail (The Crossing, Speakeasy Studios SF, 2022)
60. Dawn Riding – Change in Tide (You’re Still Here, Speakeasy Studios SF, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

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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