OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #191

Another week, another new music weekly.

A late midsummer edition of the new music weekly. I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff missing from this one. Apologies in advance.

A big release week this one with some parade-worthy album releases. I’m sure Dwight approves when I say that I absolutely love that Joan Shelley album. Such a special album. Damien Jurado and The Burning Hell round up my big three for the week, but there’s a whole lot more as well. This week gave us great albums from Field Guides, Young Guv, Reverend Baron, Lindsay Clark, Gregory Dwane (EP), The Barlow, Devil’s Coattails, Caleb Nichols, Mikey Erg, The Hellacopters (covers EP), Rob Joynes (EP), Martin Courtney, Kevin Galloway, Fountaindale and Jason McNiff (covers album).

The big one from Finland has been out for a while on Bandcamp, but few hours after last week’s episode I noticed that the Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp album is now also on these evil streaming services. Absolutely love the album. The other Finnish album on the list is also a few weeks old, because I managed to miss the beautiful Samanna album in early June. Other Finnish cuts this week are gorgeous singles from Jani Matti Juhani and Samae Koskinen.

International single of the week is the new one from Julianna Riolino. I dig the Judee Sill homage in the cover too. Also wonderful to hear new stuff from Little Mazarn and see them on the Dear Life Records roster. That label has become one of my favorites in the world during the past year or two. Other favorites came from Tiffany Williams, Cactus Lee, Kelsey Waldon, Alela Diane and Eli Winter. Just to name a few again. You’ll find them all below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. I started making a small mid-year fave list, but we’ll see if I manage to finish it. Love from a distance.

1. Joan Shelley – Like a Thunder (The Spur, No Quarter, 2022)
2. Damien Jurado – Meeting Eddie Smith (Reggae Film Star, Field Painting Music, 2022)
3. Field Guides – Rain On My Parade (Ginkgo, 2022)
4. The Burning Hell – No Peace (Garbage Island, BB*Island, 2022)
5. Young Guv – Too Far Gone (GUV IV, Run For Cover, 2022)
6. Reverend Baron – I See You Runnin’ (From Anywhere, Karma Chief / Colemine Records, 2022)
7. Lindsay Clark – Waves (Carpe Noctem, 2022)
8. Alela Diane – Paloma (single, Naive, 2022)
9. Devil’s Coattails – Rosewood Cafe (Devil’s Coattails, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
10. The Barlow – Mile Marker Blues (New Year, Old Me, E Squared Records, 2022)
11. Cactus Lee – Train Song (single, 2022)
12. Gregory Dwane – Kill the Pain (XX EP, Peacedale Records, 2022)
13. Tiffany Williams – All Those Days of Drinking Dust (single, Blue Redbird Music, 2022)
14. Kelsey Waldon – Tall and Mighty (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
15. Julianna Riolino – Lone Ranger (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
16. Little Mazarn – Dew Nears Yay (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
17. Caleb Nichols – Ramon (Ramon, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
18. Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp – Supermies Wonderboy (Matkalla kotiin, Jukan Musiikki, 2022)
19. Jani Matti Juhani – Riihimäki (single, Ainoa, 2022)
20. Samae Koskinen – Kaks viikkoo lomaa (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2022)
21. Samanna – Kahvikupin pohjalle piirtyvät sydämet (Sinisellä sametilla, Humu Records / Hillotehdas, 2022)
22. Black Sea Dahu – My Guitar is too Loud (single, 2022)
23. Colyn Cameron – Deepfakes (single, Market Garden Records, 2022)
24. Martha – My Heart is a Drummer (single, Specialist Subject, 2022)
25. Mikey Erg – Love at Leeds (Love at Leeds, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
26. The Hellacopters – I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (Through the Eyes Of..EP, Nuclear Blast, 2022)
27. Tony Molina – I Don’t Like That He (single, Summer Shade, 2022)
28. Rob Joynes – Half Broke (Sophomore Alley EP, Den Tapes, 2022)
29. Martin Courtney – Outcome (Magic Sign, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
30. Nathan Kalish – Over My Head (single, JTMMusic, 2022)
31. Lou Hazel – You Are Not Needed Now (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2022)
32. Kevin Galloway – Been Threw a Few (Secondhand Starlight, 2022)
33. Simon Flory – Don’t Shake Me Lucifer (single, 2022)
34. Vandoliers – Howlin’ (single, Amerikinda Records / Soundly, 2022)
35. Julian Taylor – Seeds (single, Howling Turtle, 2022)
36. Monica Taylor – Train Take Me Away (single, Horton Records, 2022)
37. Amanda Shires – Take It Like a Man (single, ATO Records, 2022)
38. Andrew Combs – The Ship (single, Loose Music, 2022)
39. Fountaindale – Cruise (All Beauty is Fiction, 2022)
40. Kathryn Williams – Radioactive (single, One Little Independent, 2022)
41. John Moreland – Cheap Idols Dressed in Expensive Garbage (single, Old Omens / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
42. Jacob Faurholt – Droneflowers (single, Raw Onion Records, 2022)
43. Frank Meadows – Everybody’s Birthday (single, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
44. Jason McNiff – Running From Home (Tonight We Ride, Tombola Records, 2022)
45. Eli Winter – For a Chisos Bluebonnet (single, Three Lobed Recordings, 2022)
46. The Local Honeys – Throw Me in the Thicket (When I Die) (single, La Honda Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
47. Embla & The Karidotters – You Don’t Deserve Me (single, Die With Your Boot On Records, 2022)
48. Michelle Rivers – Last Cowboy (single, 2022)
49. Lindsay Lou – Don’t Go Back (single, Alright Sweet Records, 2022)
50. Jake Blount – Didn’t It Rain (single, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2022)
51. Parker Twomey – Til the Morning Comes (single, 2022)
52. Teddy and the Rough Riders – Dance Floor Blues (single, Appalachia Record Co, 2022)
53. The Western Express – Flower of the Rio Grande (single, 2022)
54. First Aid Kit – Angel (single, Columbia Records, 2022)
55. Carter Felker – The Legend (Even the Happy Ones Are Sad, 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 #190

Another week, another new music weekly.

A bit behind schedule this week, because I was away for most of the week. But here’s the Sunday edition of the new music weekly.

The imaginary album of the week award goes to Australia this time around, because Rob Snarski has a beautiful new album out and available. This week we also got great releases from Anne Malin, Carter Felker, Stacy Antonel, Pharis & Jason Romero, Daniel Sherrill, IV and the Strange Band, Black Guy Fawkes, The Damn Quails, Fresh Pepper, Lucy Roleff & Lehmann B. Smith, Haroula Rose, Matt Moran (a few weeks old), Sydney Adams (EP), Bartees Strange, Ken Yates (a few weeks old), Revelators Sound System, Townsel Turner and Dylan Moon.

My favorite Finnish releases of the week are the new singles from PK Keränen & Leija Lautamaja and Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat. Other Finnish gems this week are albums from Kuusamo (well actually released a week ago, but I missed it back then) and steve plus singles from Mountaines, Lyyti and Tuomo Mannonen.

The international single of the week is the lovely collaboration single from Skyway Man, Andy Jenkins & Molly Sarle. Willi Carlisle also hits another homerun plus I’m also fond of the singles by Austin Leonard Jones and Drugdealer. Not to forget new M. Lockwood Porter, Thee Sacred Souls, Young Gun Silver Fox, Marina Allen, Scott Ballew and so forth. You’ll find them all from the list below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual annoying promotional nonsense. Love from a distance.

1. Rob Snarski and His So-Called Friends – Standing Next to David (Searching For the Heart of It All, 2022)
2. Anne Malin – Roses (Summer Angel, Dear Life Records, 2022)
3. Carter Felker – Living Free (Even the Happy Ones Are Sad, 2022)
4. Stacy Antonel – Planetary Heartache (Always the Outsider, 2022)
5. Pharis & Jason Romero – Rolling Mills (Tell ‘Em, You Were Gold, Smithsonian Folkways, 2022)
6. Daniel Sherrill – Over the Waterfall (From a Heritage Tree, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
7. Willi Carlisle – Vanlife (single, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
8. IV and the Strange Band – Stand Your Grand (Southern Circus, Black Country Rock, 2022)
9. The Damn Quails – Someone Else’s City (Clouding Up Your City, HonkyTonk Laboratory, 2022)
10. Black Guy Fawkes – This is What Fear Feels Like (Life, Love & The Bomb, 2022)
11. PK Keränen & Leija Lautamaja – Out Tonight (single, Playground, 2022)
12. Skyway Man w/ Andy Jenkins & Molly Sarle – Nothing No. 1 (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
13. M. Lockwood Porter – First Reformed (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
14. Fresh Pepper – Congee Around Me (Fresh Pepper, Telephone Explosion, 2022)
15. Austin Leonard Jones – Back in Black Lagoon (single, 2022)
16. Young Gun Silver Fox – West Side Jet (single, Monty Music, 2022)
17. The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Look Up! (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
18. Thee Sacred Souls – Easier Said Than Done (single, Daptone Records, 2022)
19. Drugdealer – Madison (single, Mexican Summer, 2022)
20. Gabi Hartmann – Mille Rivages (single, 27/29, 2022)
21. Marina Allen – Superreality (single, Fire Records, 2022)
22. Lucy Roleff & Lehmann B. Smith – Linen in the Sun (Dark Green, Youngbloods, 2022)
23. Mountaines – Echoes (single, Pinetree Records, 2022)
24. Haroula Rose – Spades (Catch the Light, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
25. Julia Jacklin – I Was Neon (single, Transgressive Records, 2022)
26. Tuomo Mannonen – Kikka (single, Playground, 2022)
27. Lyyti – Ennätyshelteet (single, Luova Records, 2022)
28. Kuusamo – Tuuleen kadonneet (Tuuleen kadonneet EP, Svart Records, 2022)
29. Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat – Katajalaulu (single, 2022)
30. The Uplifting Bell Ends – Dear Friend (single, 2022)
31. Skinny Dyck – In on th Upswing (single, Sound Asleep Records, 2022)
32. Matt Moran – This Can’t Be It (Heartache Kid, Broken Tenor Records, 2022)
33. Sydney Adams – Sinners Like Me (A Lot Like You EP, 2022)
34. Ken Yates – Best of the Broken Things (Cerulean, Soundly, 2022)
35. Scott Ballew – 7 Up & Saltines (single, Leisure Rodeo, 2022)
36. The Deslondes – Five Year Plan (single, New West Records, 2022)
37. Karly Driftwood – Yet (single, Rat Records, 2022)
38. Louien – No (single, Jansen Records, 2022)
39. Marlon Williams – Thinking of Nina (single, Dead Oceans, 2022)
40. Bartees Strange – Mulholland Dr (Farm to Table, 4AD, 2022)
41. steve – Fourth Walls (Everyone Loves a Butterfly, Fuu Recs, 2022)
42. Townsel Turner – Stone Spilt Sky (Felt Like Eternity, 2022)
43. Why Bonnie – Sailor Mouth (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
44. Dylan Moon – Spandex Simple (Option Explore, RVNG Intl, 2022)
45. The Orchids – This Boy Is a Mess (single, Skep Wax Records, 2022)
46. Slack Times – I’m Trying (single, Meritorio Records, 2022)
47. Robert Leslie – The World (single, 2022)
48. La Luz – Endless Afternoon (single, La Luz, 2022)
49. Revelators Sound System – Collected Water (Revelators, 37d03d, 2022)
50. Aoife Nessa Frances – Emptiness Follows (single, Partisan Records, 2022)
51. Kyshona – Rise the Tide (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
52. Early James – Harder to Blame (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
53. Ben Somer – Scream Again, Shout Again (single, Down by the Point Records, 2022)
54. Friendship – Alive Twice (single, Merge Records, 2022)
55. Will Hoge – John Prine’s Cadillac (single, EDLO Records / Soundly, 2022)
56. Jake La Botz – Hair On Fire (single, 2022)
57. Jason McNiff – Fisherman’s Blues (single, 2022)
58. Rachel Brooke – How Cold (single, 2022)
59. The Early Mays – On a Dying Day (single, 2022)
60. Kassi Valazza – Little Dove (Highway Sounds EP, 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 #189

Another week, another new music weekly.

The release of the week has to be the new Kassi Valazza EP. So thrilled to have new Kassi Valazza songs to love and hold dear. Such a great surprise release. American Aquarium and Michael Rault albums were also on top of my list for this week and did not disappoint. This week also gave us great new releases from Michaela Anne, Reilly Downes (EP), Nathan Xander (this one is from last week), The Inflorescence, Diners, Joe Purdy, Mapache, Thorsten Nesch (EP), TJ Douglas, Graham Hunt, A Vulture Wake (EP, Chad Price’s band), The Slocan Ramblers and Son Parapluie (from last week as well).

The Finnish highlight is the new Bobby Oroza album. One hell of a soul record. Puhelinseksi and Mara Balls also released great new albums this week. Tears Apart album is a few weeks old, but I had missed it before. Only new single is from Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus (it’s a double, so check out the other one too. Oh yeah and I also included the b-side of Amuri’s monster cover single from the past week. I think that’s all I had from Finland. I’m sure there were more, but they flew under my radar.

There were many worthy candidates, but the international song of the week is Sylvie’s new beauty. Very fond of that Fiver tune as well. Other faves came from Courtney Marie Andrews, Adia Victoria, Arlo McKinley, The Burning Hell, Bonny Light Horseman and The Sadies. Just to name a few. You’ll find the all below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual annoying promotional nonsense. It all matters. Progress on other aspects of the blog is still non-existant. Maybe I should at least do a quick mid-year fave report if nothing else. We’ll see. Love from a distance.

1. Kassi Valazza – Little Flowers (Highway Sounds EP, 2022)
2. American Aquarium – The First Year (Chicamacomico, Losing Side Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
3. Michael Rault – Who Will You Call On? (Michael Rault, Wick Records, 2022)
4. Bobby Oroza – Real Connection (Get On the Other Side, Big Crown Records, 2022)
5. Sylvie – Stealing Time (single, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
6. Courtney Marie Andrews – Satellite (single, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
7. Michaela Anne – Chasing Days (Oh To Be That Free, Yep Roc, 2022)
8. Reilly Downes – Ruins (Spent EP, 2022)
9. Adia Victoria – In the Pines (single, Atlantic, 2022)
10. Fiver – Song of the Mournful Millionaire (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
11. Arlo McKinley – Back Home (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
12. Joe Purdy – Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie (Desert Outtakes Vol 1, Mudtown Crier, 2022)
13. Nathan Xander – New Songs, Cool Parties (French Creek Flood, 2022)
14. The Sadies – All the Good (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
15. Trevor Beld Jimenez – Gasoline (single, 2022)
16. Diners – Middle of a Cloud (Four Wheels and the Truth, Lauren Records, 2022)
17. The Inflorescence – The Truth (Remember What I Look Like, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
18. Puhelinseksi – Et jää yksin (Vieraita toisillemme, Svart Records, 2022)
19. Mara Balls – Tuu mun mukaan (Maranormaali ilmiö, Stupido Records, 2022)
20. A Vulture Wake – Red (Kingdom EP, 2022)
21. The Burning Hell – The Last Normal Day (single, BB*Island, 2022)
22. I Was a King – Follow Me Home (single,
23. Graham Hunt – How Is That Different (If You Knew Would You Believe It, Smoking Room, 2022)
24. Mapache – Man and Woman (Roscoe’s Dream, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
25. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Haaksirikkoutunet (single, Iso Pinkki, 2022)
26. Alex Dupree – The Seer (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
27. TJ Douglas – Stiff Drink Society (Lo 2.0, Beach Plum Tapes, 2022)
28. Frank Meadows – New Zeitgeist (single, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
29. Thorsten Nesch – 30 Years (Don’t Buy a Gun EP, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2022)
30. Rachel Brooke – True Love Will Find You in the End (single, 2022)
31. Veronica Stanton – Together Again (single, 2022)
32. Laura Veirs – Eucalyptus (single, Bella Union, 2022)
33. Tears Apart – Wanna Stay (Love, Presence Records, 2022)
34. Son Parapluie feat Isobel Campbell – Paris n’existe pas (Paris n’existe pas, Europop 2000, 2022)
35. The A’s – He Needs Me (single, Psychic Hotline, 2022)
36. Fresh Pepper – Prep Cook in th Weeds (single, Telephone Explosion Records, 2022)
37. Lauren Balthrop feat Maya De Vitry – Thank You (Olivia Records, 2022)
38. Lindsay Clark – Better Way (single, 2022)
39. Andrew Combs – High and Dry (single, New West Records, 2022)
40. Bonny Light Horseman – California (single, 37d03d, 2022)
41. Joe Pug – I Do My Father’s Drugs (Revisited) (single, Loose Music, 2022)
42. Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Save Me From Myself (single, sonaBLAST! Records, 2022)
43. The Slocan Ramblers – Bury My Troubles (Up the Hill and Through the Fog, SloMusic, 2022)
44. Daniel Sherrill – Frosty Morning (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
45. The Lowest Pair – When Se Did (single, Delicata Records, 2022)
46. Amuri – Mikään ei riitä (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
47. Desolation Horse – Why They Don’t Let Drunks into Heaven (Is Land, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
48. Jack M. Senff – Mick & Keith (Low Spirit, Skeletal Lightning, 2022)
49. Drive-By Truckers – Wilder Days (Welcome 2 Club XIII, ATO Records, 2022)
50. S.G. Goodman – Keeper of the Time (Teeth Marks, Verve Forecast, 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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