OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #122

Another week, another new music weekly.

This seemed like a surprisingly slow release week or I managed to miss a lot of good stuff. Could go either way. The big ones for me this week were the new album from Steady Holiday and new EP from Tiffany Williams. We also got excellent new releases from Avi Vinocur, Wolf van Elfmand, Mac Leaphart, Beth Lee, The Craig Torso Show and Rue Snider (live EP). Because it was a bit slow week, I revisited bunch of great albums from last week’s monster list.

The Finnish section is also super short with just the singles from Tams and Jonas and I. There had to be more.

And last but not least the international singles. There’s a new one from Melissa Carper and just like the first, it’s absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to hear the album, because I really love these advance singles. Elephant Micah announced a new album and released a single. That is always a big deal. The new Dan Edmonds single is also pure gold. Hand Habits and Little Mazarn dropped some cover magic. Then there’s some pop treats later on like singles from The Legal Matters, Why Dogs Why and Radio Days. And that’s just to name a few.

That’s it for this week. Love from a distance.

1. Steady Holiday – Repeat (Take the Corners Gently, 2021)
2. Tiffany Williams – You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive (I’ll Be Back Soon EP, 2021)
3. Melissa Carper – I Almost Forgot About You (single, Mae Music, 2021)
4. Avi Vinocur – Go North (Hindsight, 2 Cent Bank Check, 2021)
5. Wolf van Elfmand – Sweet Regret (All Blue, 2021)
6. Elephant Micah – Glacier Advisors (single, Western Vinyl, 2021)
7. Dan Edmonds feat Luka Kuplowsky and Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien – The Morning (single, 2021)
8. Katy Kirby – Portals (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
9. Hand Habits – I Believe In You (single, Saddle Creek, 2021)
10. Little Mazarn – Werewolf (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2021)
11. Rose City Band – Lonely Places (single, Thrill Jockey Records, 2021)
12. Parker Millsap – Vulnerable (single, Okrahoma Records, 2021)
13. Mac Leaphart – El Paso Kid (Music City Joke, 2021)
14. Beth Lee – Yale St and 45 (Waiting on You Tonight, 2021)
15. The Local Honeys – Dying To Make a Living (single, La Honda Records, 2021)
16. Sarah King – Not Worth the Whisky (single, 2021)
17. DL Rossi – Whiskey (single, 2021)
18. Olivia Ellen Lloyd – Sorrow (single, 2021)
19. David Huckfelt – Hidden Made Known (single, Gamblers Dharma Records, 2021)
20. Nick Waterhouse – Very Blue (single, Innovative Leisure, 2021)
21. Ottoman Turks – Wound Up (single, State Fair Records, 2021)
22. Why Dogs Why – T.O.C (single, 2021)
23. The Legal Matters – Light Up the Sky (single, Futureman Records, 2021)
24. Radio Days – Till the End of the Night (single, Ammonia Records, 2021)
25. The Craig Torso Show – Ellen Thompson’s Guide to Mortality (Estonian Breakfast Strategies, 2021)
26. Mikey Erg – Rumblestrip (single, Rad Girlfriend Records, 2021)
27. Stoner Control – Sparkle Endlessly (single, 2021)
28. Rue Snider – Stories (Live at Pete’s Candy Store Pt2 EP, 2021)
29. Peter Oren – The Search for a Marketable Product (single, Sentinel Species, 2021)
30. Advance Base – Easy’s Gettin’ Harder Every Day (single, Orindal Records, 2021)
31. John Blek – Like a Child (single, Warr, 2021)
32. Jonas and I – Shouts of the Coal Mine (single, Humu Records, 2021)
33. Tams – Surkeat bileet (single, 2021)
34. The Weather Station – Heart (Ignorance, Fat Possum, 2021)
35. Sun June – Everywhere (Somewhere, Run For Cover, 2021)
36. Tele Novella – One Little Pearl (Merlynn Belle, Kill Rock Stars, 2021)
37. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Another Lonely Day (Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! New West Records, 2021)
38. Bingo Rider – The Man In Me (Bingo Rider EP, 2021)
39. Quinn Pilgrim – Jeremiah (Jericho Dream, Partially Sealed Records, 2021)
40. Drayton Farley – Stoic Faces (A Hard Up Life, Hargrove Records, 2021)
41. Lowstar Rodeo – Toward the Light (Home Sweet Nowhere, 2021)
42. Curtis McMurtry – Around My Neck (Toothless Messiah, 2021)
43. Pony Bradshaw – Guru (Calico Jim, Black Mountain Music, 2021)
44. Austin James Craig – Sweet Virginia (Violet and Still, 2021)
45. Isaac Vallentin – The Ballad of Nunangat (“..” 2021)

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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

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 a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #121

Another week, another new music weekly.

My heart was not in this last week, so this weekly tries to tackle the new releases from the past two weeks. Therefore it’s a bit longer than normally. I’ll get back to the usual weekly routine after this one.

The Weather Station, Pony Bradshaw, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lucero were my most anticipated album releases, but the ones I actually listened the most were the surprise albums from Isaac Vallentin and Austin James Craig. There’s still something about that catching one off guard thing. The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness, Sun June, Quinn Pilgrim, Tele Novella, Drayton Farley, Curtis McMurtry, Taco Tapes, Lowstar Rodeo, Jocelyn Mackenzie, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Ben Varian, Jordan Krimston, The Laughing Chimes, Buzzy Lee, Sitka Sun and Crystal Canyon also released great new albums and Bingo Rider dropped a gorgeous EP. A few of those might be from earlier January.

There’s also some Bandcamp albums only that I highly recommend. There’s new albums from Steve Sloane, John Calvin Abney, Ryan Allen and an EP by Charlotte Moroz & Guy Capecelatro III. And probably lots more.

The Finnish section has a great run of singles from Litku Klemetti, Hulda Huima, Janne Laurila, Samae Koskinen, Arppa, Black Twig, Verandan, Bobby Oroza, Lettoman and Juha Mäki-Patola. Oh and then there’s an EP from Puiset Heilat.

The big international single is the fabulous new song from all-time greats Teenage Fanclub. I also really love the new single from Michael Feuerstack. Jay Gonzalez announced a new album and released a first single from it. Some other cool things were new songs from Carla Geneve, Roseanne Reid, Via Mardot, Dan Wriggins, Sunny War, Jason Sinkhorn and so forth. As usual, I could namedrop them all tell here, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That is all for this week. Thank you for reading and listening. Love from a distance.

1. Isaac Vallentin – Diane in the Morning Light (“…” 2021)
2. Pony Bradshaw – Bodark (Calico Jim, Black Mountain Music, 2021)
3. The Weather Station – Separated (Ignorance, Fat Possum Records, 2021)
4. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Sunday Women (Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan, New West Records, 2021)
5. The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness – Waking up in the Sunshine (Songs From Another Life, Bobo Integral, 2021)
6. Teenage Fanclub – I’m More Inclined (single, PeMa, 2021)
7. Jay Gonzalez – (I Wanna) Hold You (single, Middlebrow Records, 2021)
8. Michael Feuerstack – Time to Burn (single, Forward Music Group, 2021)
9. Sun June – Bad With Time (Somewhere, Run For Cover Records, 2021)
10. Tele Novella – Desiree (Merlynn Belle, Kill Rock Stars, 2021)
11. Austin James Craig – A Mountain Called Home (Violet and Still, 2021)
12. Quinn Pilgrim – Helpless One (Jericho Dream, Partially Sealed Records, 2021)
13. Drayton Farley – Blue Collar (A Hard Up Life, Hargrove Records, 2021)
14. Curtis McMurtry – You Need Me to Betray You (Toothless Messiah, 2021)
15. Lucero – Back in Ohio (When You Found Me, Liberty & Lament, 2021)
16. Carla Geneve – Dog Eared (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2021)
17. Tuns – My Memories (single, Murderecords, 2021)
18. Verandan – Hideaway (single, Soliti, 2021)
19. Megan Nash – Quiet (single, MDM Recordings, 2021)
20. Roseanne Reid – Tentsmuir Sky (single, Last Man Music, 2021)
21. Jason Sinkhorn – The Highest Highs (single, 2021)
22. Taco Tapes – Melinda (Trad is Rad, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
23. Sunny War – Lucid Lucy (single, Hen House Studios, 2021)
24. Lasers Lasers Birmingham – Makin’ a Scene (single, 2021)
25. Lowstar Rodeo – These Walls & Me (Home Sweet Nowhere, 2021)
26. Bingo Rider – Stealin’ (Bingo Rider EP, 2021)
27. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Copper Kettle (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2021)
28. Via Mardot – Stocks (single, Eurotown Records, 2021)
29. Litku Klemetti – Tour De France (single, Luova Records, 2021)
30. Hulda Huima – Valo välttää tietä (single, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
31. Janne Laurila – Salaliittoteoria (single, Soit Se Silti, 2021)
32. Arppa – Laila (single, Arppa Music, 2021)
33. Samae Koskinen – Suudellaan (single, Kaiku Recordings, 2021)
34. Valley Maker – Instrument (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2021)
35. Timid, the Brave – St. Maria (single, 2021)
36. Small Houses – Good Apology (Scratch Tracks#3) (single, 2021)
37. Jocelyn Mackenzie – Primate (Push, Righteous Babe Records, 2021)
38. Dan Wriggins – Mr. Chill (single, Orindal Records, 2021)
39. Jason McCue – First Time (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2021)
40. Lincoln Barr – Already Caught (single, 2021)
41. Kyle Cox and Franc Castillejos – Noche y Tequila / Tequila Nights (single, 2021)
42. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Hole In One (I Told You So, Colemine Records, 2021)
43. Bobby Oroza – I Got Love (single, Big Crown Records, 2021)
44. Justin Rutledge – Jellybean (single, Outside Music, 2021)
45. Graham Hunt – Scraping the Road (single, Forged Artifacts, 2021)
46. The Laughing Chimes – Try to Change My Mind (In This Town, Tiny Shed Recordigns, 2021)
47. Randolph’s Leap – BMH (single, Fika Recordigns, 2021)
48. Black Twig – Big Cat (single, Soliti, 2021)
49. Jordan Krimston – Betty (Bushwhacking, 2021)
50. Noah Chenfeld – Born to Run (single, 2021)
51. Moontype – About You (single, Born Yesterday Records, 2021)
52. Painted Shrines – Heaven and Holy (single, Woodsist, 2021)
53. Ben Varian – One Note Blue (One Hundred Breakfast with the Book, Lobby Art, 2021)
54. The Good Graces – Stopped Making Plans (single, 2021)
55. Craig Finn – Calvary Court (single, Partisan Records, 2021)
56. Birger Olsen – Color of Spring (single, 2021)
57. Hamilton Boyce – Easter Cactus (single, 2021)
58. Eric Bolander – Cold Men (single, 2021)
59. Roger Harvey – What a Weird Hill to Die On (single, Lion’s Tooth, 2021)
60. The Bones of J.R. Jones – Bad Moves (single, Tone Tree Music, 2021)
61. Mac Leaphart – Honey, Shake! (single, 2021)
62. Sara Petite – Misfits (single, JTMMusic, 2021)
63. Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Deal Rag (single, Liar’s Club, 2021)
64. Lettoman – Letto song (single, 2021)
65. Puiset heilat – Koto ja nili (Puiset Heilat EP, Viipurin piraatti, 2021)
66. Crystal Canyon – Boomerang (Yours With Affection and Sorrow, Repeating Cloud, 2021)
67. Adult Mom – Sober (single, Epitaph, 2021)
68. Buzzy Lee – Rules (Spoiled Love, Future Classic, 2021)
69. Skullcrusher – Song For Nick Drake (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
70. Will Graefe – Coral Court Model (single, 11A Records, 2021)
71. M G Boulter – Midnight Movies (single, Hudson Records, 2021)
72. Adeline Hotel – Reliable Feelings (single, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
73. Juha Mäki-Patola – Waves (single, Hush Hush Records, 2021)
74. Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – The Flowers in my Parent’s Yard (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2021)
75. Ryan Dugre – Glace Bay (single, 11A Records, 2021)
76. Sitka Sun – Seek to Spare (All the Way West, The Long Road Society, 2021)

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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

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 a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #120

Another week, another new music weekly.

I got distracted with hockey trade news and didn’t have time to listen to new music that much. A new week and a new bad excuse. But I’ll do a better job eventually. Thankfully the release schedule isn’t super crowded in January.

The new albums this week came from This Frontier Needs Heroes, Mason Lindahl and Typhoon. That powerpop album from The Airport 77s is an earlier January release. There’s also an EP from Madeline Kenney.

From Finland the big one for me is the new single from Kielo Kärkkäinen. There’s also new albums from Suad and Mama Longhorn and a single from Nina Kaitaranta. Also revisiting Haamusoittajat EP from the past week.

Then there’s the international singles and there’s plenty of good ones. The new Melissa Carper single was the one I loved the most, but I’m also very fond of the new ones from Clara Mann, Hand Habits, Janet Simpson and Jerry Leger. And as usual, all the other ones are worthy of a namedrop too, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for now. Love from a distance.

1. Melissa Carper – Makin’ Memories (single, Mae Music, 2021)
2. Janet Simpson – Nashville Girls (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2021)
3. This Frontier Needs Heroes – Don’t Hate Your Hometown (Go With the Flow, 2021)
4. Jerry Leger – Jumped in the Humber (single, 2021)
5. Clara Mann – Thoughtless (single, Sad Club Records, 2021)
6. Hand Habits – 4th of July (single, Saddle Creek, 2021)
7. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Laulajan työtä (single, Texicalli, 2021)
8. Leanne Betamosake Simpson – OK Indicts (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
9. Katy Kirby – Juniper (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
10. Nathan K and Sara Beth Go – Maybe Next Year (single, 2021)
11. The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness – Rose Tinted Glass (single, Bobo Integral, 2021)
12. The Speedways – This Is About a Girl Who Loves the Sun (single, Snap Records, 2021)
13. The Airport 77s – Christine Coming Over (Rotation, 2021)
14. Suad – The Burn (Waves, Svart Records, 2021)
15. Jocelyn Mackenzie – Mango Leather (single, Righteous Babe Records, 2021)
16. John Paul Keith – I Don’t Wanna Know (single, Wild Honey Records, 2021)
17. Thee Sacred Souls – It’s Our Love (single, Daptone Records, 2021)
18. Valerie June feat Carla Thomas – Call Me A Fool (single, Fantasy Records, 2021)
19. Amanda Shires – Our Problem (single, Silver Knife Records, 2021)
20. Madeline Kenney – Summer Quarter (Summer Quarter EP, Carpark Records, 2021)
21. Dark Tea – Highway Mile (single, Fire Talk, 2021)
22. Field Medic – chamomile (single, Run For Cover Records, 2021)
23. The Pink Stones – Blueberry Dream (single, Normaltown Records, 2021)
24. Simon Flory – Peter Mack Built a Semi Truck (single, 2021)
25. Mac Leaphart – That Train (single, 2021)
26. Song Sparrow Research – Wherever Time Takes Us (single, 2021)
27. Bryan Joseph Appleby – Domino (single, 2021)
28. Mama Longhorn – The Smiles and the Lies (Let It Run, Soit Se Silti, 2021)
29. Nina Kaitaranta – Uunilintu (single, Kaita Records, 2021)
30. Maria BC – Devil’s Rain (single, Fear of Missing Out Records, 2021)
31. Cameron Knowler and Eli Winter – Strawberry Milk (single, American Dreams Records, 2021)
32. Mason Lindahl – Kissing Rosy in the Rain (Kissing Rosy in the Rain, Tompkins Square Records, 2021)
33. Typhoon – Empire Builder (Sympathetic Magic, Roll Call Records, 2021)
34. Pearl Charles – Slipping Away (Magic Mirror, Kanine Records, 2021)
35. Buck Meek – Halo Light (Two Saviors, Keeled Scales, 2021)
36. Haamusoittajat – Tähtien liimailija (Aikojen pyörteissä EP, 2020/2021)

Playlist link

Playlist Archive

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

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 a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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