OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #277

A big release week and I didn’t really have a whole time to go through all of it. The Lostines made the album of the week closely followed by Charley Crockett and Lost Dog Street Band. There’s actually plenty of other great candidates too. We have new albums from Mike Frazier, GospelbeacH, BMX Bandits, Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand, Rural France, Andrew Gabbard (EP), Eric Slick, Rachel Love, Kyshona, Emma Geiger, Tuba Skinny, Six Organs of Admittance, Iron & Wine, Shay Martin Lovette (EP), Margaret Glaspy (EP), Kyp Harness, Tara Jane O’Neil and Ranch Hands (EP).

The Finnish release of the week is the new Samae Koskinen album. It’s a thought-provoking and direct protest album and beyond that, it is also warm-hearted and empathetic. Absolutely love all of it. There’s also great new albums from Modem and Sumukuu plus an EP from STINAKO. New singles from Kaksipäinen Koira, Susanna Leppänen, Mr.Dad, Ari Siikasaari, Pambikallio, Ptak and Niina Annika. Too Slow and Nuoruus have singles streaming, but those are cuts from a split EP that can be found from Bandcamp.

The international singles are bit buried at the end, because there were so many album releases. There’s plenty of awesome ones though. New Anna Tivel is the song of the week. Other early faves came from Curtis McMurtry, Florist, Marina Allen, The While, Giant Day, Laughing, Pearl Charles, Noelle & The Deserters… 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. Until then. Love.

1. The Lostines – Southwest Texas (Meet The Lostines, Gar Hole Records)
2. Charley Crockett – Lead the Way ($10 Cowboy, Son of Davy / Thirty Tigers)
3. Lost Dog Street Band – Lifetime of Work (Survived, Lost Dog Street Band / Thirty Tigers)
4. Mike Frazier – City of Telos (Secrets of Atlantis, WarHen Records)
5. GospelbeacH – Losin’ Patience (Wiggle Your Fingers, Curation Records)
6. Kathryn Williams & Witherend Hand – Elvis (Willson Williams, One Little Independent Records)
7. BMX Bandits – The World Was Round (Dreamers on the Run, Tapete Records)
8. Rachel Love – April Love (Lyra, The Cat Collects)
9. Rural France – Packhorse (Exactomondo! Meritorio Records)
10. Andrew Gabbard – Hey Red Rose (Big Belly Boogaloo EP, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records)
11. Eric Slick – The Moment (New Age Rage, Slick Records / Thirty Tigers)
12. Kyshona feat Ellen Angelico – Whispers in the Walls (Legacy, Kyshona Armstrong / Soundly)
13. Tara Jane O’Neil – We Bright (The Cloud of Okayness, Orindal Records)
14. Emma Geiger – Invite You (Reverse Bloom)
15. Margaret Glaspy – The Sun Doesn’t Think (The Sun Doesn’t Think EP, ATO Records)
16. Shay Martin Lovette – True As The Come (True As They Come EP, Red-winged Black Bird)
17. Kyp Harness – I Know You Now (Kick the Dust)
18. Ranch Hands – Soft Repeat (Big Softie EP)
19. Iron & Wine – Cutting it Close (Light Verse, Sub Pop Records)
20. Six Organs of Admittance – The Mission (Time is Glass, Drag City)
21. Tuba Skinny – It Hurts Me Too (Hot Town)
22. Curtis McMurtry – Last In Line (single)
23. Samae Koskinen – Miten Netflix perutaan? (Mä näin unta että kaikki meni hyvin, KHY Suomen Musiikki)
24. Kaksipäinen koira – Miltä nyt tuntuu (single, All That Plazz)
25. Too Slow – Falling Down (single, Dracula Mountain)
26. Nuoruus – Hoi! (single, Dracula Mountain / Roadhouse Entertainment)
27. Susanna Leppänen – Kissa (single, Panama-levyt)
28. STINAKO – Mess I’m In (Mind EP, Soliti)
29. Pambikallio – Dekadentti (single, Helmi Levyt)
30. Modem – Ihmisen aika (Megalomania, Modem Age Records)
31. Ptak – Moonlight and Stars (single, Bird’s Nest Records)
32. Mr. Dad – Float in the Flow (single, Dad Rock Issue Records)
33. Ari Siikasaari – Minne sä meet? (single)
34. Niina Annika – Kevät on nimeni (single, Soit Se Silti)
35. Sumukuu – Yläkaupunki (Kaupungin Kadut)
36. Anna Tivel – Desperation (single, Fluff and Gravy Records)
37. Florist – Riding Around in the Dark (single, A24 Music)
38. Jackie West – End of the World (single, Ruination Record Co)
39. Marina Allen – Swinging Doors (single, Fire Records)
40. BenBen feat Lily Desmond – Leaky Ship (single, Perpetual Doom)
41. Spencer Hoffman – Roses Fly (single, Anxiety Blanket Records)
42. Giant Day – Walk With a Shadow (single, Elephant 6 Recording Co)
43. The Pearlfishers – We’re Gonna Make a Hit Record, Boy (single, Marina Records)
44. The While – Flicking Through (single)
45. The Laughing Chimes – Tomorrow’s 87 (single, Slumberland Records)
46. Laughing – Bruised (single, Meritorio Records)
47. Lightheaded – Bright Happy Girls (single, Slumberland Records)
48. Billy Tibbals – Out of Touch (single, Silver Arrow Records)
49. Hallelujah the Hills feat Titus Andronicus – Here Goes Nothing (single, Discrete Pageantry Records)
50. Queen of Jeans – All My Friends (single, Memory Music)
51. Pearl Charles – Smoke in the Limousine (single, Taurus Rising Music)
52. Joe Kaplow – Tunnel Vision (single, Fluff and Gravy Records)
53. Pat Hull – Burning Books (single, Only One on the Mountain)
54. Anders Jörnesten – All The Things You Are (single)
55. Lance Howell – When the World Falls Apart (single)
56. Duff Thompson – Stranger (single)
57. Mr. Sam & The People People – Go Baby Go (Part One) (single, Tape Dad / Gar Hole Records)
58. Noelle & The Deserters – Watching Billboards Change (single, Speakeasy Studios SF)
59. Sean Burns and Lost Country – It’s All Over (single, Department Store Records)
60. Alice Wallace – Letting it Go (single, Mule Kick Records)
61. Amythyst Kiah – In the Pines (single, Rounder Records)
62. New Dangerfield – Dangerfield Newby (single, Free Dirt Records)
63. Justin Golden – Everybody Ought to Treat Stranger Right (single, Vocal Rest Records)
64. Pokey LaFarge – So Long Chicago (single, New West Records)
65. Dana and Alden – Coyote You’re My Star (single)
66. Dinner Time – Cherry Tree (single, The Record Machine)
67. M G Boulter – Days of Shaking (single, Hudson Records)
68. Loose Collars – Be Better Than Me (Loose Collars, Sentimental Noises)
69. Roy – The Dreamer Knows (Spoons for the World, Idee Fixe Records)
70. Michael Feuerstack – Boundary Records (Eternity Mongers, Forward Music Group)

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 #276

The album of the week is the new Michael Feuerstack. Love that album. Other great album releases came from ROY, Loose Collars, Scott McMicken and THE EVER-EXPANDING, Heather Little, Stephanie Lambring and Hour (well this was last week, but I managed to miss this beauty).

The big one from Finland is the new Iron Country Sisters single. Great to get new music from them. We also have a new album from Kari Burana and singles from Samanna, Amuri, Lempi Elo, Julian Lahdesmaki, Eerie Deer and Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat. New quietly powerful Samae Koskinen single too for the third week in a row and more to come next week. The kind of warm voice that we sure need when a total lack of empathy seems to be the running theme of the government’s policy.

Eamon Fogarty’s new single is the international song of the week. His new album is going to be wonderful. Also love the new Keven Louis Lareau song. I always do. Other early faves came from Adeem the Artist, Myriam Gendron, Jake Nicoll, Rainy Eyes, The Bird Calls, Rachel Baiman & Caroline Spence, Pat Hull, Tim Easton, Lana Nauphal, Lost Dog Street Band… again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. The Spotify version hit 900 followers last week. Which was nice. The numbers are kind of arbitrary, but it’s still nice to see this slowly finding more listeners. Thank you all. Back sometime next weekend with another one of these. Love.

1. Michael Feuerstack – No Excuses (Eternity Mongers, Forward Music Group, 2024)
2. ROY – Let the Light In (Spoons for the World, Idee Fixe Records, 2024)
3. Loose Collars – Libraries and Little Record Stores (Loose Collars, Sentimental Noises, 2024)
4. Scott McMicken and THE EVER-EXPANDING – Back in the Water (When It’s Happening, Press On Records, 2024)
5. Adeem the Artist – Socialite Blues (single, Four Quarters Records / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
6. Heather Little feat Patty Griffin – Hands Like Mine (By Now, Need to Know / Gokuhi Ent, 2024)
7. Stephanie Lambring – Cover Girl (Hypocrite, Almost Autonomous Records / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
8. Eamon Fogarty – Camera Man (single, Orphean Kiosk Recordings, 2024)
9. Keven Louis Lareau – It May Not Look Like Much.. But It’s Mine (single, 2024)
10. Myriam Gendron – Terres brulees (single, Chivi Chivi, 2024)
11. Hour – Brain Scrub (Ease the Work, Dear Life Records, 2024)
12. Jake Nicoll – Lonely Mission (single, 2024)
13. The Bird Calls – Old Faithful (single, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
14. Lana Nauphal – The Sweetest Thing (single, 2024)
15. Pat Hull – I Feel Like a Rose (single, Only One on the Mountain, 2024)
16. Tim Easton – Jacqueline (single, Black Mesa Records, 2024)
17. Rainy Eyes – Lonesome Highway (single, Royal Potato Family, 2024)
18. Kathryn Legendre feat Ray Benson – The Day I Smoked a J With Ray (single, 2024)
19. Lost Dog Street Band – Hubbardville Store (single, Lost Dog Street Band / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
20. Rachel Baiman & Caroline Spence – Throw Away the Moon (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2024)
21. Iron Country Sisters – Ghost (single, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
22. Samanna – Pimeä yö (single, Humu Records, 2024)
23. Amuri – Näsinneula (single, Helmi Levyt, 2024)
24. Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat – Kasiraitainen tiikeri (single, 2024)
25. Kari Burana – Mursk (Kapselilelut, Panama-levyt, 2024)
26. Lempi Elo – Kimalleverho (single, Eclipse, 2024)
27. Samae Koskinen – Pimeempää (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2024)
28. Eerie Deer – Useful Parts (single, Eine Records, 2024)
29. Julian Lahdesmaki – Part One (single, Soliti, 2024)
30. Emily Barker – With Small We Start (single, Everyone Sang, 2024)
31. Ben Seratan – New Air (single, Tiny Engines, 2024)
32. Good Looks – Self-destructor (single, Keeled Scales, 2024)
33. Adam Ross – Shrinking (single, Fika Recordings, 2024)
34. Iain Mann – Sandy Says (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2024)
35. Color Green – Four Leaf Clover (single, New West Records, 2024)
36. Goodnight, Texas – The Money or The Time (single, 2024)
37. Nathan Kalish – Congrats (single, Yellow Canary, 2024)
38. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Going to Georgia (single, Fat Possum, 2024)
39. Tuba Skinny – Kansas City Stomps (single, 2024)
40. Little Wings – Ha Ha Blues (single, Perpetual Doom, 2024)
41. Jeffrey Silverstein – Gassed Up (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2024)
42. Eric Long – As Blue As Blue Gets (single, 2024)
43. Gabe Lee, Rylie Bourne & Lucciana Costa – Long Time Ago (single, Torrez Music Group, 2024)
44. Julian Taylor – Weighing Down (single, Howling Turtle, 2024)
45. Martha Spencer – Sometimes (single, Music Maker, 2024)
46. Embla and the Karidotters – Couldn’t Care Less (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2024)
47. Jenny Don’t and the Spurs – Unlucky Love (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2024)
48. Strand of Oaks – Party at Monster Lake (single, Western Vinyl, 2024)
49. Guided By Voices – Serene King (single, GBV inc, 2024)
50. Buffalo Tom – Autumn Letter (single, Scrawny Records, 2024)
51. Motorists – Call Control (single, Bobo Integral, 2024)
52. Swansea Sound – Markin’ It Down (single, Skep Wax Records, 2024)
53. Alluvial Nuggets – When We Lost the Internet (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2024)
54. Minor Moon – Spend Your Gift Well (The Light Up Waltz, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
55. Leyla McCalla – I Want to Belive (Sun Without Heat, Anti, 2024)

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 #275

Another quick and very late new music weekly. On the verge of quitting, but there’s things I want to cover too. So here’s another one.

New Leyla McCalla is the album of the week. There’s also great new albums from Trummors, Minor Moon, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, Rubber Band Gun, Baby Blue, Mythical Motors, Wojtek the Bear, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Austin Stambaugh (EP), Nicolette & The Nobodies, Will Hoge, Humbird, Bridget Kearney and Elysian Fields.

From Finland there’s new albums from Rohkeat Kuvat and Pykäri and an EP from Poni. Plus singles from Samae Koskinen (well two singles), Ystävät, Rakkaudella Janne and Kari Burana.

Then there’s a whole of gorgeous international should be hits. Some early faves are the new ones from Josienne Clarke, Michael Feuerstack, Loose Collars, Tuba Skinny, Apples with Moya, Spencer Thomas, Icarus Phoenix, Mammoth Penguins, The Lemon Twigs and so forth. 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 with another one of these. Most likely anyway. Love love love.

1. Leyla McCalla – Sun Without the Heat (Sun Without the Heat, Anti, 2024)
2. Trummors – Cold Water Blue (5, Ernest Jenning Record Co, 2024)
3. Minor Moon – Blue Timing (The Light Up Waltz, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
4. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Public Art (Unwishing Well, Tough Love, 2024)
5. Rubber Band Gun – Someone Else (Zero Love Songs, Historic New Jersey Recordings, 2024)
6. Baby Blue – Honesty, Honestly (Of My Window, Lost and Lonesome, 2024)
7. Mythical Motors – Kick the Waves (Upside Down World, Repeating Cloud, 2024)
8. Wojtek the Bear – The Reluctant Astronaut (Shaking Hands with the NME, Last Night from Glasgow, 2024)
9. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Roll Your Windows Down (Stellar Evolution, Blue Elan Records, 2024)
10. Austin Stambaugh – Every Day Brings a Rose (Wa Down Here on Earth EP, Anti-Corp, 2024)
11. Nicolette & The Nobodies – Wherever You Go (The Long Way, ArtHaus Music, 2024)
12. Will Hoge – Deadbolt (Tenderhearted Boys, EDLO Records / Soundly, 2024)
13. Humbird – Blueberry Bog (Right On, Nettwerk, 2024)
14. Bridget Kearney – Comeback Kid (Comeback Kid, Keeled Scales, 2024)
15. Elysian Fields – Stop the Sun (Dreams That Breathe Your Name, Ojet, 2024)
16. Josienne Clarke – Fear of Falling (single, 2024)
17. Michael Feuerstack – No Such Thing (single, Forward Music Group, 2024)
18. Spencer Thomas – Little Gold (single, Strolling Bones Records, 2024)
19. Loose Collars – Chris (single, Sentimental Noises Records, 2024)
20. The Deep Dark Woods feat Erin Rae – The Banks of the Lough Erne (single, Victory Pool, 2024)
21. Tuba Skinny – When They Ring Them Golden Bells (single, 2024)
22. Kayla Ray – No. 9 Diesel (single, Real AF records / Average Joes Entertainment, 2024)
23. Lasers Lasers Birmingham – Tractor Beam (single, 2024)
24. Emily Nenni – Amarillo Highway (single, New West Records, 2024)
25. Samae Koskinen – Seppo (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2024)
26. Ystävät – Elämä on synkkää (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2024)
27. Rohkeat Kuvat – Hyviin törmää harvoin (Jätä mut tähän, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
28. Poni – Kevät (Poni, Minna Records, 2024)
29. Kari Burana – Suukoti (single, 2024)
30. Rakkaudella Janne – Suolaympyrä (single, Stupido Records, 2024)
31. Pykäri – K.P.S (U.F.O. PME Records, 2024)
32. Samae Koskinen – Me otetaan se sulta pois (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2024)
33. Icarus Phoenix – Call Me (single, 2024)
34. Mammoth Penguins – Flyers (single, Fika Recordings, 2024)
35. Apples with Moya – Strange Presence (single, 2024)
36. Lolas – Work is the Blackmail of Survival (single, 2024)
37. The Lemon Twigs – How Can I Love Her More? (single, Captured Tracks, 2024)
38. Jonas Lundvall – A World Of Your Own (single, Wallpaper / Strawtown, 2024)
39. The Mastersons – Good Country Mile (single, 2024)
40. Arlo McKinley – Place to Sleep (single, Oh Boy Records, 2024)
41. Jason McNiff – My Mississippi (single, Tombola Records, 2024)
42. Tylor & The Rain Robbers – Workin’ Hands (single, 2024)
43. Bonny Light Horseman – I Know You Know (single, Jagjaguwar, 2024)
44. Wyatt C. Louis feat Wild Pink – Oh Vibrant Sky (single, Royal Mountain Records, 2024)
45. Chris Kasper – Cry Me a Creek (single, Royal Potato Family, 2024)
46. Madeline Hawthorne – Chasing the Moon (single, 2024)
47. Laura Fell – Run (single, 2024)
48. Scott McMicken and The Ever-Expanding – Everyday (single, Press On Records, 2024)
49. Aaron Frazer – Payback (single, Dead Oceans, 2024)
50. The Hold Steady – The Death of the Punchline (single, Positive Jams / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
51. Ariella – Ready (single, Lauren Records, 2024)
52. Daniel Markham – Out for Blood (Just Like a Dream, 2024)
53. John Moreland – Ain’t Much I Can Do About It (Visitor, Old Omens / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
54. Erin Mat & Paul – Angels May (Jesus + More, Tableaux Records, 2024)
55. Shabason, Krgovich & Sage – Bruce (Shabason, Krgovich & Sage, Idee Fixe Records, 2024)

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.

Continue Reading