OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #194

Another week, another new music weekly.

Slightly delayed again. This time because I spent the weekend at a rainy outdoor indie music festival. This was quite a heavy release weekend and there was not a chance my tired mind could cover everything on one sunday. So additions might appear during the coming weeks.

The album of the week is the new Willi Carlisle album. I’ve loved all advance singles and this whole album is equally amazing. One of the early AOTY candidates. There’s plenty of other treasures too. We have new albums from The Local Honeys, Arlo McKinley, Ac Sapphire, Hutchie, Lawn, The Gabbard Brothers, Alex Dupree, Thorsten Nesch (EP), Wharfer, The Great Park, Lera Lynn, The A’s, Tami Neilson, Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters, Joe Purdy (more outtakes), Greta Morgan (EP) and Parker Twomey.

The Finnish section has a great run of singles from Tuomo & Markus, Tender Lakes, Mikael H and Pambikallio. I’m sure there had to be more.

And then there’s a giant amount of wonderful international singles. There’s new greatness from Daniel Romano, Sloan, Nikki Lane, Caleb Caudle, Rhett Miller, Mightmare (new project from Sarah Shook), Hallelujah the Hills, Courtney Marie Andrews, Greta Morgan, Charley Crockett, Wilder Maker… just to name a few. You’ll find them all below.

That all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. Back next weekend with another episode. At least six more to go. Might go until Sunday again, if I end up spending a lot of time at Ilmiö festival. Live music beats streaming every time. Love from a distance.

1. Willi Carlisle – Your Heart’s a Big Tent (Peculiar, Missouri, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
2. The Local Honeys – The Ballad of Frank & Billy (The Local Honeys, La Honda Records, 2022)
3. Arlo McKinley – City Lights (This Mess We’re in, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
4. Ac Sapphire – Thrift Store Score (Desert Car, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
5. Hutchie – Unanticipated Grays (Some Other Way, 2022)
6. Lawn – Running My Luck (Bigger Sprout, Born Yesterday Records, 2022)
7. The Gabbard Brothers – Yer a Rockstar (The Gabbard Brothers, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2022)
8. Alex Dupree – Wish You Had Got To Me First (Thieves, Keeled Scales, 2022)
9. Thorsten Nesch – The One I Tried to Love (Only Strangers EP, 2022)
10. Wharfer – Godspeed (In Due Haze, Georgia Records, 2022)
11. The Great Park – Leave Well Alone (Leave Well Alone, Woodland Recordings, 2022)
12. Lera Lynn – Black River (Something More Than Love, Icons Creating Evil Art, 2022)
13. The A’s – Swing and Turn Jubilee (Fruit, Psychic Hotline, 2022)
14. Tami Neilson – Green Peaches (Kingmaker, Outside Music, 2022)
15. Daniel Romano – Genuine Light (La Luna excerpt) (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
16. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters – Tonya Jo (Heavy Denim, SonaBlast! Records, 2022)
17. Parker Twomey – All This Life (All This Life, 2022)
18. Joe Purdy – Reason or Rhyme (Desert Outtakes Vol 2, Mudtown Crier Records, 2022)
19. Caleb Caudle – Crazy Wayne (single, Soundly, 2022)
20. Nikki Lane – Black Widow (single, New West Records, 2022)
21. Courtney Marie Andrews – Loose Future (single, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
22. Tuomo & Markus – Highest Mountain (single, Grandpop Records, 2022)
23. Mikael H – Tie (single, 2022)
24. Tender Lakes – Soft in the Centre (single, 2022)
25. Pambikallio – Eden (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
26. Julia, Julia – Fever in My Heart (single, Suicide Squeeze Records, 2022)
27. Greta Morgan – Bitter/Better (single, 2022)
28. Wilder Maker – Against Numbers (single, Western Vinyl, 2022)
29. Sloan – Spend the Day (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
30. Rhett Miller – Follow You Home (single, ATO Records, 2022)
31. The Boys With the Perpetual Nervousness – In the Right (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
32. Hallelujah the Hills – Superglued to You (single, Discreate Pageantry Records, 2022)
33. Mightmare – Saturn Turns (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
34. Friendship – Chomp Chomp (single, Merge Records, 2022)
35. Ever More Nest – What’s Gone is Gone (single, 2022)
36. Wade Sapp feat Colter Wall – The Boys We Were (single, 117 Music, 2022)
37. Charley Crockett – I’m Just a Clown (single, Son of Davy / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
38. Nick Garza’s Get Along – Ol’ Tejano (single, 2022)
39. Vandoliers – Bless Your Drunken Heart (single, Amerikinda Records / Soundly, 2022)
40. The Western Express – Honky Tonk Saints (single, 2022)
41. Early James – Racing to a Red Light (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
42. Lizzie No & Ben Pirani – Sweeter Than Strychnine (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
43. Thee Sacred Souls – Overflowing (single, Daptone Records, 2022)
44. Say She She – Trouble (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2022)
45. Cinema Hearts – Your Ideal (single, Burnished Records, 2022)
46. Martha – Beat, Perpetual (single, Dirtnap Records, 2022)
47. Alien Boy – Wondering Still (single, Get Better Records, 2022)
48. Sylvia Rose Novak – Evermore (single, World Lies Waiting, 2022)
49. Let’s Whisper – The Year of Getting High (single, 2022)
50. The Explorers Club – Gimme Little Sign (single, Goldstar Recordings, 2022)
51. Lilly Winwood – Brighter Days (single, 2022)
52. Amanda Shires – Empty Cups (single, ATO Records, 2022)
53. Lauren Balthrop – What of the Days (single, Olivia Recods, 2022)
54. Anna Ash – I Wonder (single, 2022)
55. Parker Ryan – Stop Calling His Phone (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2022)
56. Will Hoge – The Last One to Go (single, Edlo Records / Soundly, 2022)
57. Driskill feat Kate Rhudy – Wandering Fool (single, 2022)
58. Jake La Botz – Hope the Sunshine (single, 2022)
59. Bonny Light Horseman – Summer Dream (single, 2022)
60. Maya Lane – When You Need Me (single, 7 Sister Records, 2022)
61. Nora Brown – Cumberland Gap (single, Jalopy Records, 2022)
62. Damn Tall Buildings – Cold Rain (single, 2022)
63. Stripmall Ballads – Nine One One (Laundromat, 2022)
64. Fiver – Rosemary & Rue (Soundtrack to A More Radiant Sphere, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
65. Stanley Brinks & Freschard – Stay Where You Are (Lion Heart, Fika Recorings, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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 #193

Another week, another new music weekly.

Still kinda slow on the release front. There’s still several special ones though like a new Ian Daniel Kehoe album. He continues to stretch my music taste a little bit, but that’s more than welcome. Stanley Brinks & Freschard album has been out on the Bandcamp since late 2021, but it just came out on vinyl + streaming. Lovely stuff once again. I’m also very fond of the albums by Fiver, Laura Veirs and The Deslondes. New Stripmall Ballads album too. Well actually rediscovered field recording from 2016, but I love this guy and can’t wait to give this album a good spin during the coming week. The other great new ones are EP from Cataldo and album from Michelle Rivers. Laney Jones album is from May, but first time on this new music weekly because I just recently found it.

The Finnish section only have singles from Arppa and Ite Eerola, but both are absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to hear that Ite Eerola album, because I’ve really loved the two advance singles.

Plenty of good international singles too. Big favorites are new ones from Drew Beskin, Skyway Man, Andy Jenkins and Molly Sarle, John Calvin Abney, Florist, Kimmi Bitter, Theo Lawrence, Alvvays, Angela Autumn, and Ac Sapphire. Just to name a few.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. I will be at Indie-iltamat festival next weekend, so new music weekly probably won’t happen before late Sunday. But there will be one, because it’s a great release week. Willi Carlisle album is an AOTY candidate and so forth. But more about that next Sunday. Love from a distance.

1. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Art Work Circle (Yes Very So, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
2. Fiver – Sacco & Vanzetti (Soundtrack to A More Radiant Sphere: The Joe Wallace Mix Tape, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
3. The Deslondes – Ways & Means (Ways & Means, New West Records, 2022)
4. Stripmall Ballads – Bottle (Laundromat, 2022)
5. Laura Veirs – My Lantern (Found Light, Bella Union, 2022)
6. Stanley Brinks & Freschard – Lion Heart (Lion Heart, Fika Recordings, 2021/2022)
7. Cataldo – Matter of Trust (Older EP, 2022)
8. Drew Beskin– Spoilers (single, Super Canoe, 2022)
9. Skyway Man, Andy Jenkins and Molly Sarle – Moment of Quiet (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
10. John Calvin Abney – Watch Me Go (Back in Time) (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
11. Ac Sapphire – Jesus Are You There? (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
12. Laney Jones – If Life Is (Stories Up High, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
13. Arppa – Kartta väärinpäin (single, Johanna Kustannus, 2022)
14. Ite Eerola – Tilaa mulle taksi (single, Panama Levyt, 2022)
15. Florist – Feathers (single, Double Double Whammy, 2022)
16. Angela Autumn – Dancer (single, Cacti Omen, 2022)
17. Mariel Buckley – Driving Around (single, 2022)
18. Kimmi Bitter – My Grass is Blue (single, 2022)
19. Rachel Brooke – Everything But You (single, 2022)
20. Michelle Rivers – Waltz Out the Door (Chasing Somewhere, 2022)
21. Arlo McKinley – I Don’t Mind (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
22. Lindsay Lou feat Billy Strings – Freedom (single, Alright Sweet Records, 2022)
23. Zoe Cummins & Gabe Lee – Common Law (single, Torrez Music Group, 2022)
24. Reece Sullivan – I a Good Man (single, 2022)
25. GA-20 – Easy on the Eyes (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2022)
26. The Lonesome Heroes – Cloak & Dagger (single, 2022)
27. Theo Lawrence – California Poppy (single, Tomika Records, 2022)
28. Dan Reeder – Smithereens (single, Oh Boy Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
29. Alvvays – Pharmacist (single, Polyvinyl, 2022)
30. Margaret Glaspy – My Body My Choice (single, ATO Records, 2022)
31. Olivia Kaplan – Sirens (single, 2022)
32. Voxtrot – Fifteen Minutes (single, 2022)
33. Let’s Whisper – The Thing That Defines You (single, 2022)
34. Julien Baker – Guthrie (single, Matador Records, 2022)
35. Frank Meadows – Saturday Night (Dead Weight, Ruination Record Co, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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 #192

Another week, another new music weekly.

This weekend around 4th of July is typically a slow one on the US release schedule. Therefore not a whole lot of album releases. A couple of the bigger ones Matthew Bailey and Wor_kspace seem to be also Bandcamp only at least for now. Which is totally fine, because buying music is a good thing. My album of the week is the new Frank Meadows. Been listening to it a lot during the weekend. There’s also new ones from Den Dala, The Early Mays (EP), Teddy & The Rough Riders, Guided By Voices and Fime.

There’s no new Finnish albums or EPs on the list, but there is a great run of singles from Torrances, The Southgates, Henna Emilia Hietamäki, Tanssiva Karhu, Isse, Tulio and Lätsä. I really like all of them. The Southgates one is a couple of weeks old, but I missed it until I got an email from Jukka Takalo some days ago. So great to hear young guys playing guitar pop and doing it really well. Oh yeah and Isse, Tulio and Lätsä don’t seem to be playable at least on my Spotify at the moment. I see them on the release radar, but they are greyed out. Don’t know what’s the issue there, but I included them, because the songs should be out and do work on the Tidal version. Maybe it’s just a temporary hiccup and will be sorted out soon.

The international song of the week is Black Umbrella by Anna Tivel. Quite a heavy-hitter and one of my favorite songs of the year so far. Other big faves this week came from Ian Daniel Kehoe, Wilder Maker, Will Stewart, Rachel Angel, Rod Smoth and Amythyst Kiah. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters while I ponder the essence of life and music blogging. Love from a distance.

1. Frank Meadows – Light In My Room (Dead Weight, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
2. Matthew Bailey – Full-Time Hobby (Peachfruit, 2022) – only single is streaming
3. Den Dala – I Am the Changer (Fake Trees, Nice Guys, 2022)
4. The Early Mays – The Ballad of Johnny Fall (Prettiest Blue EP, 2022)
5. Teddy & The Rough Riders – Bad Spot (Teddy & The Rough Riders, Appalachia Record Co, 2022)
6. Jay Gavin – North of Tennessee (single, 2022)
7. Will Stewart – Nothing’s Right (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2022)
8. Anna Tivel – Black Umbrella (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
9. Rod Smoth – I Wouldn’t Trust (single, 2022)
10. Wor_kspace – Transfer (workspace, 2022) – only single is streaming
11. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Yes Very So (single, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
12. Rachel Angel – I Can’t Win (single, Ruzafa Records, 2022)
13. Amythyst Kiah – Hitchin a Ride (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
14. Nick Nace – Someday is Too Far Away (single, 2022)
15. Wilder Maker feat Felicia Douglass – A Professional (single, Western Vinyl, 2022)
16. Fime – White Collar Gold (Sweeter Memory, Forged Artifacts, 2022)
17. Guided By Voices – Boomerang (Tremblers and Goggles By Rank, GBV Inc, 2022)
18. Torrances – Replacements (single, 2022)
19. The Southgates – When the Light Did Fade (single, Valassaaret, 2022)
20. Henna Emilia Hietamäki – Kulkuri (single, Soliti, 2022)
21. Tanssiva Karhu – Pariisiin, Oui Oui (single, 2022)
22. Isse – Havaianas (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
23. Tulio – Ikkuna (single, Solina Records, 2022)
24. Lätsä – Hikinen iltapäivä (single, Helmi Levyt 2022)
25. Dogwood Tales – 25 (single, 2022)
26. Color Green – Ruby (single, Org Music, 2022)
27. The Frowning Clouds – Stream Two (single, Anti Fade Records, 2022)
28. The A’s – Wedding Dress (single, Psychic Hotline, 2022)
29. The Gabbard Brothers – Pockets of Your Mind (single, Karma Chief Records, 2022)
30. Burn the Louvre – Hey Stacey (single, Broken Glass Records, 2022)
31. Tim Knol – You Don’t Wanna Miss the Show (single, Excelsior, 2022)
32. Deli Kings – Foolin (In July) (single, 2022)
33. Carsie Blanton – When Somebody’s Gone (single, 2022)
34. Naima Block – Toll (Giant Palm, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
35. Susie Merry – Weatherman (single, 2022)
36. Maya Hawke – Therese (single, Mom + Pop, 2022)
37. Batts – Call It What It Is (single, I Feel Fine Records, 2022)
38. Dungen – Nattens sista strimma ljus (single, Arketyp, 2022)
39. Steven Denmark – Crazy Over You (single, El Dorado Records, 2022)
40. Shelby Lee Lowe – Loving You Is Killing Me (single, LWM Records, 2022)
41. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters – Things Are Getting Strange (single, SonaBlast Records, 2022)
42. Sierra Ferrell – Years (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
43. Andrea & Mud – Mama He’s Crazy (single, Guest Wifi Records, 2022)
44. Avi Jacob – Tears Like River (single, 2022)
45. Nora Brown – Little Satchel (single, Jalopy Records, 2022)
46. Martha Spencer – Enchantress (single, Gingham Rose, 2022)
47. Joe Pug – Hymn #35 (Revisited) (single, Loose Music, 2022)
48. Blue Cactus – The Golden Age (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2022)
49. The Burning Hell – All I Need (Garbage Island, BB*Island, 2022)
50. Field Guides – The City is a Painting (Ginkgo, 2022)
51. Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp – Yhteensulautuneet sydämet (Matkalla kotiin, Jukan Musiikki, 2022)
52. Joan Shelley – Forever Blues (The Spur, No Quarter, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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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