OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #106

Another week, another music weekly.

The usual round up of my favorite new music is here again and as usual, there’s plenty to love. So far I’ve spent most time with the new Flora Hibberd EP and it’s rather remarkable. Don’t sleep on it. Big album release of the week was the new Lydia Loveless record. Michael C. Duguay, Bella White, The War and Treaty were also high on my albums list. That Maxwell Stern album might actually turn out to be my favorite of the week in the end. It came a bit out of the blue for me, but damn I started listening a couple of hours ago and instead of finishing this list I just want to listen to it over and over again. It’s early, but I think I’m going to love that record a lot. I also dig the Gladie and Jake Tittle EPs a lot. That Gladie EP also features a cover of Plea from a Cat Named Virtute by The Weakerthans and doesn’t everybody love that song. Oh yeah and of course we got new albums from Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes too. Here’s a ful list of albums and EPs that were on my radar and can be found from the playlist too.

Maxwell Stern – Impossible Sum (Lauren Records)
Lydia Loveless – Daughter (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late)
Flora Hibberd – Archipelago EP
Michael C. Duguay – The Winter Of Our Discotheque (So Sorry Records, 2020)
Jordan Tice – Motivational Speakeasy
Bella White – Just Like Leaving
The War and Treaty – Hearts Town (Rounder Records)
Yves Jarvis – Sundry Rock Song Stock (ANTI)
Jake Tittle – Pulling Off the Label EP (Anxiety Blanket Records)
Gladie – Thank You Card EP
Bob Mould – Blue Hearts (Merge Records)
Thomas Csorba – Thomas Csorba (Tone Tree)
Blitzen Trapper – Holy Smokes Future Jokes (Yep Roc)
Ric Robertson – Strange World EP (Free Dirt Records)
Orgone – Connection (3 Palm Records)
The Yearning feat Luci Ashbourne – Only When I’m Dancing (Elefant Records)
Mike McClure – Looking Up (Crow and Gazelle)
Our Man in the Field – The Company of Strangers (Rootsy Music)
Diana DeMuth – Misadventure (Creaky Gate Records)
Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death (Spacebomb Records)
Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
Fleet Foxes – Shore (ANTI, 2020)

And then the home shore highlights. There’s new album releases from Rohkeat kuvat and Juha Mäki-Patola plus an EP from White Jackets. Kynnet, Antero Kaksikäsi and Icons of Elegance dropped new singles.

And last but not least, the international singles of the week. All long time readers probably know that The Posies is my all-time favorite band and Amazing Disgrace my all-time favorite record. So it’s quite nice that there’s a new The Posies song in the world and it’s mighty good too. Some classic Jon Auer there for you to love and enjoy. Still the song you need to hear even more is the new powerful Tre Burt single. Also great to have a new song song from Widower. Back in 2013 they wrote my song of that particular year and it’s good to have them back. Jocelyn Mackenzie is a new artist for me (thanks to Guy Capecelatro III for bringing her music to my attention) and I really loved her new single. Check out the lovely music video too. Also very fond of new songs by Rachel Brooke, Gus Clark, Gianna Lauren, Melissa Mary Ahern, Sam Burton, Jacksonport, Chloe Alison Escott, Skyway Man, Chris Stapleton and well all of them really so let’s stop the silly namedropping.

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

OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #106

1. The Posies – Sideways (single, 23 Records, 2020)
2. Maxwell Stern – Pull the Stars Down (Impossible Sum, Lauren Records, 2020)
3. Lydia Loveless – Dead Writer (Daughter, Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late, 2020)
4. Flora Hibberd – It Will Come True (Archipelago EP, 2020)
5. Michael C. Duguay – Tithes (The Winter Of Our Discotheque, So Sorry Records, 2020)
6. Jordan Tice – Matter of Time (Motivational Speakeasy, 2020)
7. Bella White – Just Like Leaving (Just Like Leaving, 2020)
8. Rachel Brooke – The Loneliness in Me (single, 2020)
9. Gus Clark & The Least of His Problems – Me & My Machine (single, Plastic Pistol Records, 2020)
10. Tre Burt feat Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell & Sunny War – Under the Devils Knee (single, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
11. The War and Treaty – Lonely in My Grief (Hearts Town, Rounder Records, 2020)
12. Kyle Cox and Franc Castillejos – Solo Tu / Only You (single, 2020)
13. Yves Jarvis – In Every Mountain (Sundry Rock Song Stock, ANTI, 2020)
14. Jocelyn Mackenzie – Better (single, Righteous Babe, 2020)
15. Gianna Lauren – Spark (single, Forward Music Group, 2020)
16. Melissa Mary Ahern – Hard Luck in Love (single, Fat Cat Records, 2020)
17. Jacksonport – Tougher Than The Rest (single, Tularosa Records, 2020)
18. Skyway Man – Common Void (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
19. Sam Burton – I Am No Moon (single, Tompkins Square, 2020)
20. Widower – No Show (single, Jenny Invert Records, 2020)
21. Blitzen Trapper – Don’t Let Me Run (Holy Smokes Future Jokes, Yep Roc, 2020)
22. White Jackets – Unspeakable (Lockers EP, Pinetree Records, 2020)
23. Jake Tittle – Mobile Home (Pulling Off the Label EP, Anxiety Blanket Records, 2020)
24. Gladie – Thank You Card (Thank You Card EP, 2020)
25. Bob Mould – Forecast of Rain (Blue Hearts, Merge Records, 2020)
26. Pretty Matty – You’re Not There (single, 2020)
27. Kynnet – Silloin kun sä lähdit (single, Black Pop Records, 2020)
28. Rohkeat kuvat – Yks päivä (Hauskaa, mutta ei koskaan enää, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
29. Antero Kaksikäsi – Olarin ruusu (single, Hyvät levyt, 2020)
30. Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – Desert Flowers (single, Organic Records, 2020)
31. Hannah Juanita – Sway Together (single, Epidemic Sound, 2020)
32. Thomas Csorba – What’s Left of Mine (Thomas Csorba, Tone Tree, 2020)
33. Great Peacock – Dissatisfaction (single, Soundly Music, 2020)
34. Ric Robertson – Louisiana Love Thing (Strange World EP, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
35. Chris Stapleton – Cold (single, UMG Records, 2020)
36. The Resonaires – Standing With You (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
37. Orgone feat Jesse Wagner – This One Time (Connection, 3 Palm Records, 2020)
38. The Soul Change – Who Could It Be? (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
39. Starwolf – Make You Mine (single, Moon Castle Records, 2020)
40. The Yearning feat Luci Ashbourne – Don’t Take Me to Heart (Only When I’m Dancing, Elefant Records, 2020)
41. Michael Robert Murphy – Dry Those Tears (single, 2020)
42. Sunday Someday – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (single, 2020)
43. Anna Ash – Sin City (Oldies, 2020)
44. The Unrighteuos Brothers – Unchained Melody (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2020)
45. Molly Parden – Who Are We Kiddin’ (single, Tone Tree, 2020)
46. Our Man in the Field – I’ll Be Gone (The Company of Strangers, Rootsy Music, 2020)
47. Last Year’s Man feat Anna Tivel – Brave the Storm (single, 2020)
48. Tim Heidecker feat Weyes Blood – Oh How We Drift Away (Fear of Death, Spacebomb Records, 2020)
49. Chloe Alison Escott – Back Behind the Eyes Again, Chapter Music, 2020)
50. Sufjan Stevens – Run Away With Me (The Ascension, Asthmatic Kitty Records, 2020)
51. Fleet Foxes – Thymia (Shore, ANTI, 2020)
52. Christian Kjellvander – Process of Pyoneers (single, Tapete Records, 2020)
53. Sam Morrow – Round ‘N Round (single, Forty Below Records, 2020)
54. Mike McClure – Become Someday (Looking Up, Crow and Gazelle, 2020)
55. Diana DeMuth – Hotel Song (Misadventure, Creaky Gate Records, 2020)
56. The Mastersons – Sensitive Souls (single, Compass Records, 2020)
57. Katie Pruitt – Look the Other Way (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
58. Kalyn Fay – Make It (single, 2020)
59. Icons of Elegance – What Are You Waiting For (single, Dinner With Daisy Records, 2020)
60. Ethel Suspense – Bad Hair Life (Then, Here, Now, Upper Class Twat Tapes, 2020)
61. Daniel Romano – No More Disheartened by the Dawn (How Ill Thy World Is Ordered, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
62. Otis Gibbs – Sons and Daughters (Hoosier National, 2020)
63. Brennen Leigh – Outside of Jurisdiction of Man (Prairie Love Letter, 2020)
64. Ian Wayne – This (Risking Illness, Whatever’s Clever Records, 2020)
65. Juha Mäki-Patola – Breath (Breath, Hush Hush Records, 2020)

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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 #105

Another week, another music weekly.

The blog is now 19 years old and still going strong. Or somehow scraping by. You tell me. Still here anyway and here’s another weekly round up of the finest new music. Quite a release week too. I feel like I’ve spent most of my Saturday listening to the new stuff and it feels like I still continuously find more releases. This is actually 65 songs long and I still cut out some bigger indie singles. Like the new Lambchop single, which I liked but would have added another 13 minutes to this playlist which is already longer than anyone is going to listen. I need some intervention before these start to be 100 songs long. I suppose it’s not a huge deal, because everyone can listen as much as they want.

The list starts with the surprise album release by Tyler Childers. Important message and a powerful song. Long time favorites Otis Gibbs and Daniel Romano put out great records. Brennen Leigh’s album is now out and I’m loving it. Also fond of the Emma Kupa, Ian Wayne, Victoria Bailey and Fenne Lily albums. Terry’s Paradise has a wonderful new EP too. And yeah all the others rule as well. Here are all the international albums that were on my radar this week.

Tyler Childers – Long Violent History (Hickman Holler Records / RCA Records)
Otis Gibbs – Hoosier National
Brennen Leigh – Prairie Love Letter
Victoria Bailey – Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline (Rock Ridge Music)
Daniel Romano – How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (You’ve Changed Records)
Terry’s Paradise – Shoobeedoo High, Shoobeedoo Low, Pt 2 EP
Emma Kupa – It Will Come Easier (Fika Recordings)
Ian Wayne – Risking Illness (Whatever’s Clever)
Fenne Lily – BREACH (Dead Oceans)
Kilo Bravo – Chew This Slow)
The Apartments – In and Out of the Light (Talitres)
Native Harrow – Closeness (Loose Music)
European Sun – European Sun (WIAIWYA)
John Davey – Toss Your Javelin
A.O. Gerber – Another Other Place EP (Hand in Hive)
Black Sea Dahu – Kingdom North EP (2014/2020) – rerelease
Photo Ops – Pure at Heart (Western Vinyl)
The Persian Leaps – Smiling Lessons
Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – Philadelphia (Idee Fixe Records)
Decoration Day – Makeshift Future
Honey Magpie – Midnight Morning
Dig Nitty – Reverse of Mastery (Exploding in Sound Records)
Stephie James – These Days EP
Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs Vol2 (Acony Records)
Robyn Ludwick – Lake Charles
Grace Turner – Half Truths EP – this one came out in August, but I just found it

And then over to Finland. There’s a new Mummypowder single. This is a big deal. One of my favorite bands. There’s also some beautiful rerelease stuff from Marian Valinta (EP) and Ethel Suspense (album). Long time readers might remember them from onechord.net 1.0 version. I still like them just as much as I did back then. Other Finnish beauties this week are album from Linkopii, EPs from PÄÄ KII and The Phonochromes plus singles from Sam Shingler, Radio Supernova, Eerie Deer and Juha Mäki-Patola. Also revisiting last week’s pearls Rosita Luu and Lätsä.

My favorite international single of the week is the new quietly monumental Austin Lucas single The Times. The big album announcement was the new Jennifer Castle album that came with the lead single Justice. Aaron Frazer, the drummer extraordinaire and co-vocalist of the Durand Jones & The Indications also announced a new album with a gorgeous debut single. I also love the new songs by Flora Hibberd, VanWyck, I’m Kingfisher, Tomberlin, K.S. Rhoads and Pearl Charles. Just to name a few. They are all good and you can find them from the list below.

That’s it for this week. Thank you for reading and listening. Love from a distance.

1. Tyler Childers – Long Violent History (Long Violent History, Hickman Holler Records / RCA Records, 2020)
2. Austin Lucas – The Times (single, Sabotage Records, 2020)
3. Otis Gibbs – Nine Foot Problem (Hoosier National, 2020)
4. Brennen Leigh – The North Dakota Cowboy (Prairie Love Letter, 2020)
5. Victoria Bailey – Ramblin’ Man (Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline, Rock Ridge Music, 2020)
6. Daniel Romano – A Secret Still to Be Betrayed (How III Thy World Is Ordered, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
7. Terry’s Paradise – Fish (Shoobeedoo High, Shoobeedoo Low, Pt 2 EP, 2020)
8. Emma Kupa – Another No (It Will Come Easier, Fika Recordings, 2020)
9. Ian Wayne – People (Risking Illness, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
10. Marian Valinta – Vain unissani (Maagiset kirjaimet EP, 2020)
11. Jennifer Castle – Justice (single, Paradise of Bachelors / Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
12. Flora Hibberd – I’m Gonna Leave You (single, 2020)
13. VanWyck – God Is in the Detour (single, Maiden Name Records, 2020)
14. I’m Kingfisher – Is Nature Really That Cruel? (single, Fading Trail Records, 2020)
15. Fenne Lily – I Used to Hate My Body But Now I Just Hate You (BREACH, Dead Oceans, 2020)
16. Grace Gillespie – Hoppers (single, Kaleidoscope, 2020)
17. Tomberlin – Hours (single, Saddle Creek, 2020)
18. Rue Snider – David Bowie’s Clothes (single, 2020)
19. Pearl Charles – What I Need (single, Kanine Records, 2020)
20. Aaron Frazer – Bad News (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
21. Low Cut Connie – Help Me (single, Contender Records, 2020)
22. Bonnie Whitmore – Fine (single, 2020)
23. Jeff Tweedy – Guess Again (single, dBpm Records, 2020)
24. Ethel Suspense – John Wayne (Then, Here, Now, Upper Class Twat Tapes, 2020)
25. Mummypowder – Sara’s Song (single, All That Plazz, 2020)
26. Sam Shingler – The Invisible Man (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
27. Linkopii – 2005 (Lanteet, Luova Records, 2020)
28. Radio Supernova – Väkivaltaa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
29. PÄÄ KII – Kova Sade (Kova Sade EP, Blast of Silence, 2020)
30. The Phonochromes – B.R.X.S.M (Static Electric Music EP, 2020)
31. Kilo Bravo – Somewhere in the Middle (Chew This Slow, 2020)
32. The Apartments – Write Your Way Out of Town (In and Out of the Light, Talitres, 2020)
33. Native Harrow – Shake (Closeness, Loose Music, 2020)
34. European Sun – A Song for Sisters (European Sun, WIAIWYA, 2020)
35. John Davey – Sugarmask (Toss Your Javelin, 2020)
36. Goodbye Max – Forgot (single, 2020)
37. Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – Sun in the Kitchen (Philadelphia, Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
38. Decoration Day – Paintlounge (Makeshift Future, 2020)
39. Eerie Deer – Lights (single, 2020)
40. K.S. Rhoads – I Hope You Left Here Knowing That (single, 2020)
41. Robert Ellis – I Must Be in a Good Place Now (single, The Next Waltz, 2020)
42. Honey Magpie – Moonbreak (Midnight Morning, 2020)
43. Anne Malin – Hourglass (single, 2020)
44. A.O. Gerber – Strangers (stripped) (Another Other Place EP, Hand in Hive, 2020)
45. Black Sea Dahu – Kingdom North (Kingdom North EP, 2014/2020)
46. Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleep (single, Milk! Records, 2020)
47. Natalie Schlabs – Don’t Look too Close (single, Tone Tree, 2020)
48. Photo Ops – Take the Long Way (Pure at Heart, Western Vinyl, 2020)
49. The Explorers Club – Somebody Made For Me (single, Goldstar Recordings, 2020)
50. The Persian Leaps – Chamberlain (Smiling Lessons, 2020)
51. Partner – Big Gay Hands (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
52. Grace Turner – Disdain (Half Truths EP, 2020)
53. Dig Nitty – Lomita (Reverse of Mastery, Exploding in Sound Records, 2020)
54. Stephie James – West of Juarez (These Days EP, 2020)
55. Jon Snodgrass feat John Moreland – boysIImen (single, A-F Records, 2020)
56. Mojohand – Losing Hand (single, Mojohand Records, 2020)
57. David Quinn – Born to Lose (single, 2020)
58. Jonathan Tyler – Old Friend (single, Timeless Echo, 2020)
59. Gillian Welch – Hundred Miles (Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs Vol2, Acony Records, 2020)
60. Robyn Ludwick – Ace Is High (Lake Charles, 2020)
61. Rosita Luu – Mansikkapaikka (Samettisuu, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
62. Lätsä – Tää sää (Lätsä, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
63. Yee & O’Brien – Black Hole (single, 2020)
64. Juha Mäki-Patola – Inside of the Ocean (single, Hush Hush Records, 2020)
65. Aimee Mann – Avalanche (single, Superego Records, 2020)

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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 #104

Another week, another new music weekly.

Not a whole lot of album releases this week or maybe I just missed some of them. The big international album is the new Elizabeth Cook album. At first, it might feel a bit like a bit of a curve ball, but let it spin a while and eventually you will hit it. Such a great album. There’s also new albums from Lo Tom, Waylon Payne, William Tyler, Delta Spirit, Sally Anne Morgan and an EP from Patrick Sweany. I’m sure there had to be more. It’s never that quiet on the release front. That Juniper album came out in June, but I didn’t know about it until I got an email from Michael Shelley this week. I loved his solo albums in the late nineties and early 00s plus the Cheeky Monkey he did with Francis MacDonald. Anyway, Juniper is his 15 year old daughter and she created a great pop album with a bit of help from his dad and other power pop gurus. Check out the video for Kids On My Corner here. And here’s a full list of international albums/EPs that were on my radar.

Elizabeth Cook – Aftermath (Agent Love Records)
Patrick Sweany – Get That Feeling, Vol 1 EP (Nine Mile Records)
Lo Tom – LP2
Waylon Payne – Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me (Carnival Recordings Company)
The Flaming Lips – American Head (Bella Union)
Delta Spirit – What Is There (New West Records)
Sally Anne Morgan – Thread (Thrill Jockey Records)
William Tyler – New Vanitas (Merge Records)

Here in Finland we got another double homerun from Helmi Levyt. My favorite Finnish label these days. Just a few weeks after that awesome Amuri and Metsäheikki combo, they release new albums from Lätsä and Rosita Luu and both sound magnificent. Arwi Lind and Helmi Levyt should get all possible culture awards. Other Finnish songs this week are the excellent new singles from White Jackets, Manna and Jere Ijäs ja Monacon työväen palloilijat.

There’s again a lot to love in the singles game. Brennen Leigh’s new song Billy & Beau was probably my favorite of the week. I’ve loved both new singles and can’t wait to hear the whole album. New Floating Room song is also superb and so are the new ones from Ian Daniel Kehoe, Malin Pettersen, Jeremy Ivey, Emilee Emiko, Why Dogs Why, Raye Zaragoza and Jake Tittle. Oh yeah and there’s a new song from The Wannadies. A really great Swedish pop band that ruled the pop world in the 90s with Popsicle and The Merrymakers. Other artists would be worthy of a namedrop too, but you’ll find them on the list below or better yet listen to the playlist.

That’s it for this week. Next week is a birthday week, because this little blog/website hits 19 years on Thursday. Isn’t that crazy. A life’s work. Or well a life’s hobby to be more precise. Time is a weird concept. There’s no big plans to celebrate this year, but you can still revisit last year’s anniversary festival by hitting that OCTA18 link in the top bar. That’s it for this week. I try to come up with a post or two next week, but no definite promises. Love from a distance.

OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #104

1. Elizabeth Cook – Thick Georgia Woman (Aftermath, Agent Love Records, 2020)
2. Patrick Sweany – One Thing (Get That Feeling, Vol 1 EP, Nine Mile Records, 2020)
3. Brennen Leigh – Billy & Beau (single, 2020)
4. Lätsä – Keskiyön cowboy (Lätsä, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
5. Rosita Luu – Toista maata (Samettisuu, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
6. Floating Room – Held Open Door (single, 2020)
7. Juniper – Kids On My Corner (Juniper, Confidential Records, 2020)
8. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Endless Rain (single, Tin Angel Records, 2020)
9. Lo Tom – I Need Relief (LP2, 2020)
10. Why Dogs Why – Freak (single, 2020)
11. Jake Tittle – Double Vision, Looking for the Metro Station (single, Anxiety Blanket Records, 2020)
12. Jeremy Ivey – Things Could Get Much Worse (single, ANTI, 2020)
13. Malin Pettersen – Wildhorse Dream (single, Die With Your Boots On, 2020)
14. Emilee Emiko – Duet (single, 2020)
15. Raye Zaragoza – They Say (single, Rebel River Records, 2020)
16. Waylon Payne – Shiver (Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me, Carnival Recordings Comapny, 2020)
17. Lucero – Time to Go Home (single, Liberty & Lament, 2020)
18. The War and Treaty – Hearts Town (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
19. Bahamas – Trick to Happy (single, Brushfire Records, 2020)
20. Night Shop – In the Twilight Sun (single, Salinas, 2020)
21. White Jackets – Endgame (single, Pinetree Records, 2020)
22. The Wannadies – Can’t Kill the Musikk (single, Startracks, 2020)
23. Yeah Is What We Have – I Could Only (single, 2020)
24. Milky Wimpshake – Vignette (single, Bobo Integral, 2020)
25. friend. – Bleed into Gold (single, 2020)
26. The Flaming Lips – Flowers of Neptune 6 (American Head, Bella Union, 2020)
27. Delta Spirit – Making Sense (What Is There, New West Records, 2020)
28. Helena Deland – Truth Nugget (single, Luminelle Recordings, 2020)
29. This is the Kit – Coming to Get You Nowhere (single, Rough Trade Records, 2020)
30. King Hannah – Creme Brulee (single, City Slang, 2020)
31. Juanita Stein – L.O.T.F (single, Nude Music, 2020)
32. Derek Ted – Focus (single, 2020)
33. Jacob Faurholt – Don’t Go (single, Raw Onion Records, 2020)
34. Manna – Ai tämä oli taivas (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2020)
35. Jere Ijäs ja Monacon työväen palloilijat – Niin hiljaa kuin osataan (single, Texicalli Records, 2020)
36. Mike McClure – I Am Not Broken (single, Crow and Gazelle, 2020)
37. Robyn Ludwick – Lake Charles (single, 2020)
38. Gillian Welch – I Just Want Yout to Know (single, Acony Records, 2020)
39. Bedouine, Waxahatchee and Hurray For the Riff Raff – Thirteen (single, Spacebomb Records, 2020)
40. In Earnest – 29 (single, 2020)
41. Jacksonport – Looking for a Light (single, Tularosa Records, 2020)
42. Sadler Vaden – Best Days (single, Dirty Mag Records, 2020)
43. Lisa Caruso – To Call You Mine (single, 2020)
44. Jack Klatt – Tennessee Blues (single, Yep Roc, 2020)
45. Sally Anne Morgan – Polly on the Shore (Thread, Thrill Jockey Records, 2020)
46. Gus Clark & The Least of His Problems – Sing a Song (single, Plastic Pistol Records, 2020)
47. Brittany Brooks – Mulberry Tree (Lend Me Your Hand, 2020)
48. Tennessee Jet – Someone to You (The Country, Tennessee Jet Music, 2020)
49. India Ramey – Hole in the World (Shallow Graves, 2020)
50. Emily Barker – Any More Goodbyes (A Dark Murmuration of Words, Everyone Sang, 2020)
51. William Tyler – Four Corners (New Vanitas, Merge Records, 2020)
52. Scone Cash Players – Mind Blower (single, Mango Hill Records, 2020)

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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 #103

Another week, another new music weekly.

A bit more rushed effort this week. A few game sevens took some time away from the new music listening. But here’s some of the highlights that I did manage to listen.

Emily Barker and Bill Callahan albums were the big ones for me and both are awesome. Brittany Brooks is a new artists for me, but I’m liking her album a lot after a few spins. Long time favorite Matt Woods released a new EP and we also got great new albums from India Ramey, Tennessee Jet, Annie Dressner. Outside of the streaming services, Drew Danburry started a new cassette label and released a wonderful cassette-only album under the name Icarus Phoenix. You’ll find it from Bandcamp. Josienne Clarke also released more song treasures at Bandcamp and I’m sure there was quite a bit more on that lovely platform because it was a Bandcamp friday. Always worth noting that while playlists and Spotify are good for the introduction and expanding the listening habits, please buy the music that really matters to you. Anyway, here are all the international album / EP releases that were on my radar this week.

Brittany Brooks – Lend Me Your Hand
Emily Barker – A Dark Murmuration of Words (Everyone Sang / Thirty Tigers)
Bill Callahan – Gold Record (Drag City)
Matt Woods – Mornings After EP (Lonele Ones Records)
India Ramey – Shallow Graves
Tennessee Jet – The Country (Tennessee Jet Music/Thirty Tigers)
Annie Dressner – Coffee at the Corner Bar
Lomelda – Hannah (Double Double Whammy)
Josiah Johnson – Every Feeling on a Loop (ANTI)
Grant-Lee Phillips – Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff (Yep Roc)
Smug Brothers – Room of the Year EP
Beautiful Dudes – Nite Songs EP (Dowd Records)

+ Bandcamp only

Icarus Phoenix – Icarus Phoenix
Josienne Clarke – Historical Record vol. 3&4 Learning To Sail

The Finnish section is somewhat small this time around. There’s just the new singles from Message Field and The Phonochromes. Message Field song actually came out a week ago and I’ve had a cloud of guilt hanging over for a week, because I forgot to include it then. The playlist also revisits Amuri and Metsäheikki albums.

As for international singles, there’s plenty to love. A couple of big album announcements from long time favorites John Calvin Abney and Becky Warren. Pre-oders are up on their bandcamp and the first singles are on the playlist. Several other big favorites like J.E. Sunde, Luka Kuplowsky, Jerry David DeCicca, Daniel Romano, The Burning Hell, Sun June and Adrianne Lenker also released beautiful new songs. The list starts with a fairly new favorite Gus Clark & The Least of His Problems. They released a couple of wonderful singles this week. I found them from Western AF, which is pretty much the best youtube channel there is. Probably one of the better things in this internet thing altogether. All others would be worth a namedrop too, but you’ll find the songs on the list below.

That’s it for this week. This blog is 19 years old in a couple of weeks. No big celebrations planned this time around. I’ll save that for 20 years, if this blog and world still exists at that point. I think everyone’s has had more than enough of stream / online events at that point, so hopefully it’s an actual concert or something in that nature. Love from a distance.

OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #103

1. Gus Clark & The Least of His Problems – Thoughs & Prayers (single, Plastic Pistol Records, 2020)
2. Brittany Brooks – Lend Me Your Hand (Lend Me Your Hand, 2020)
3. Emily Barker – Geography (A Dark Murmuration of Words, Everyone Sang, 2020)
4. John Calvin Abney – Shine Like a Friend (single, Black Mesa Records, 2020)
5. J.E. Sunde – Love Gone to Seed (single, Vietnam, 2020)
6. Luka Kuplowsky – Crazy Love (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
7. Bill Callahan – Pigeons (Gold Record, Drag City, 2020)
8. Becky Warren – Me and These Jeans (single, 2020)
9. Matt Woods – Sunshine (Mornings After EP, Lonele Ones Records, 2020)
10. India Ramey – Shallow Graves (Shallow Graves, 2020)
11. Tennessee Jet – Stray Dogs (The Country, Tennessee Jet Music, 2020)
12. Daniel Romano – Green Eye-Shade (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
13. Jerry David DeCicca – Texas Toad (single, 2020)
14. Cut Worms – Every Once in a While (single, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
15. Annie Dressner – Beyond the Leaves (Coffee at the Corner Bar, 2020)
16. Sun June – Singing (single, Run For Cover Records, 2020)
17. Lomelda – Kisses (Hannah, Double Double Whammy, 2020)
18. Adrianne Lenker – anything (single, Saddle Creek, 2020)
19. CF Watkins – The Tell (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
20. Jim White – The Sum of of What We’ve Been (single, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
21. Josiah Johnson – I Wish I Had (Every Feeling on a Loop, ANTI, 2020)
22. The Burning Hell – I Want to Drink in a Bar (single, Love Thy Neighbor, 2020)
23. Ottoman Turks – Fightin’ Blues (single, State Fair Records, 2020)
24. Ben Pirani – More Than a Memory (single, Colemine Recods, 2020)
25. M Ross Perkins – Wrong Wrong Wrong (single, Karma Chief Records, 2020)
26. Oliver Wood – The Battle Is Over (But the War Goes On) (single, Honey Jar Records, 2020)
27. Grant-Lee Phillips – Gather Up (Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, Yep Roc, 2020)
28. Beautiful Dudes – Beverly Hills (Nite Songs EP, Dowd Records, 2020)
29. Smug Brothers – Radiator One (Room of the Year EP, 2020)
30. Kurt Baker – Over You (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2020)
31. Phonochromes – Phonochromes (single, RMR, 2020)
32. Message Field – Lux (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
33. Native Harrow – Carry On (single, Loose Music, 2020)
34. Ian Wayne – Winter’s (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
35. Great Peacock – Heavy Load (single, Soundly Music, 2020)
36. Cordovas – Rain on the Rail (single, ATO Records, 2020)
37. Diana DeMuth – All the Liars (single, Creaky Gate Records, 2020)
38. Bella White – Not to Blame (single, 2020)
39. Honey Magpie – Midnight Morning (single, 2020)
40. Hollan – I’ve Been Alone (single, 2020)
41. Kevin Morby – Campfire (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
42. The Duke of Norfolk – August / Orchid Blue (single, Bramar Records, 2020)
43. Emily Brown – Game Show (single, Song Club Records, 2020)
44. Dylan LeBlanc – Never Tear Us Apart (single, ATO Records, 2020)
45. Jeremy Squires – Swan Dive (Many Moons, Blackbird, 2020)
46. Amuri – Sameaa (Amuri, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
47. Metsäheikki – Horses (Sammakko saunassa, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
48. Arppa – Huhut (Laavalamppuja, Arppa Music, 2020)
49. Justin Wells – The Bridge (The United State, Singular Recordsing, 2020)
50. Zephaniah OHora – Time Won’t Take Its Time (Listening to the Music, Last Round Up Records, 2020)

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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