OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #216

Another week, another new music weekly.

New Margo Price is the big one this week, but there’s other great ones too. We have new albums from Juni Habel, Belle & Sebastian, Gabi Hartmann, Juniper, The Genuine Fakes (EP) Marlody, Whitehorse, Brooks and Bowskill, Angela Perley, The Reds, Pinks and Purples (EP) and Billy Nomates. There’s a new Pacific Walker too that maybe doesn’t work on a playlist and therefore didn’t include it here. But I recommend checking it out Bandcamp.

The big album release from Finland is the new one from Tuomo & Markus. I’m also very fond of the new Laura Moisio single. The other Finnish cuts this week are singles from Radio Supernova, Kissa, Valtteri Laurell Nonet and Hullu Pappila. That solo double single from Juuso Härmä is from December 2022. Somehow I missed that before. Also revisiting last week’s Heartjet single.

Favorite international single is the latest Slaid Cleaves song. That one cuts deep. Great songwriting. Other faves came from I’m Kingfisher, Doug Paisley, Tim Hill, Blue Ranger and Sunny War. Again just to name a few.

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

1. Margo Price – County Road (Strays, Loma Vista Recordings, 2023)
2. Tuomo & Markus feat Jonathan Wilson – Predator (Game Changing, Grandpop Records, 2023)
3. Juni Habel – I Went Out and Sought Your Name (Carvings, Koke Plate, 2023)
4. Gabi Hartmann feat Julian Lage – People Tell Me / Les gens me disent (Gabi Hartmann, 27/29, 2023)
5. Belle & Sebastian – When the Cynics Stare Back From the Wall (Late Developers, Matador Records, 2023)
6. Juniper – She Steals Candy (She Steals Candy, 2023)
7. The Genuine Fakes – Two Fine Lovers (Extended Play Vol. 3, Pristine Music, 2023)
8. Marlody – Runaway (I’m Not Sure At All, Skep Wax Records, 2023)
9. Whitehorse – I Might Get Over This (But I Won’t Stop Loving You) (I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying, Six Shooter Records, 2023)
10. Brooks and Bowskill – Lonely Club (Too Many Roads, Ganaraska Recording Co, 2023)
11. Angela Perley – Praying For Daylight (Turn Me Loose, 2023)
12. Slaid Cleaves – Next Heartbreak (single, Candy House Media, 2023)
13. I’m Kingfisher feat Bebe Risenfors – Saved by a Friendly Reminder (single, Fading Trail Records, 2023)
14. Doug Paisley – Sometimes It’s So Easy (single, Outside Music, 2023)
15. Tim Hill – The Irish Sea (single, Innovative Leisure, 2023)
16. Blue Ranger – True Blue (single, 2023)
17. Jake Paleschic – Wrongdoer (single, Niles City Records, 2023)
18. Elijah Ocean – Middle of a King-Size Bed (single, 2023)
19. Erin Enderlin – White Wine Fever (single, Black Row Productions, 2023)
20. Sunny War – New Day (single, New West Records, 2023)
21. Laura Moisio – Suojelija (single, Texicalli Records Oy, 2023)
22. Hullu Pappila – Aallonpohja (single, Humu Records, 2023)
23. Juuso Härmä – Palle (single, 2021)
24. Radio Supernova – Neonjuhlissa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2023)
25. Kissa – Sä oot paha (single, Svart Records, 2023)
26. Valtteri Laurell Nonet – Let Them Call It Jazz (single, We Jazz, 2023)
27. Okonski – Dark Moon (single, Colemine Records, 2023)
28. Via Mardot – Towers (single, Hylaphonic Sound, 2023)
29. Yo La Tengo – Aselestine (single, Matador Records, 2023)
30. Gena Rose Bruce – Harsh Light (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2023)
31. Fran – God (single, Fire Talk, 2023)
32. Kate Bollinger – J’aime les filles (single, Ghostly International, 2023)
33. Shana Cleveland – Faces in the Firelight (single, Hardly Art, 2023)
34. Dougie Poole – Nothing On This Earth Can Make Me Smile (single, Wharf Cat Records, 2023)
35. Darren Jessee – Love and Thanks (single, Bar None Records, 2023)
36. The New Pornographers – Really Really Light (single, Merge Records, 2023)
37. Billy Tibbals – Hollywood Baby (single, Silver Arrow Records, 2023)
38. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – What’s the Worst Thing You Hear (Dust in the Path of Love, Burundi Cloud, 2023)
39. Credit Eletric – archetype (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2023)
40. Purling Hiss – Yer All In My Dreams (single, Drag City, 2023)
41. Billy Nomates – Vertigo (CACTI, Invada Records, 2023)
42. Vagabon – Carpenter (single, Nonesuch Records, 2023)
43. Meg Baird – Ashes, Ashes (single, Drag City, 2023)
44. Holly Arrowsmith – Desert Dove (single, Blue Horse Records, 2023)
45. Why Bonnie – Apple Tree (single, Keeled Scales, 2023)
46. The Nude Party – Ride On (single, New West Records, 2023)
47. The Shootout feat Raul Malo – I’ll Never Need Anyone More (single, Soundly, 2023)
48. Jaimee Harris – The Fair and Dark Haired Lad (single, Folk N’Roll Records / Thirty Tigers, 2023)
49. Iris DeMent – Goin’ Down to Sing in Texas (single, Songs of Iris, 2023)
50. Dina Ögön – Mormor (single, Playground, 2023)
51. Heartjet – Unknown Melody (Believe EP, 2023)

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 #215

Another year, another week, another new music weekly.

An earlier return than I anticipated, but better get back to it because it’s so easy to let things slide and so damn difficult to start again. This one has both brand new 2023 songs and stuff from late 2022 when this thing was on hold. I’m sure a bunch of cool things from late 2022 is missing, because I didn’t make enough notes. Sorry about that.

The brand new ones this week are EPs from Thorsten Nesch, Apollo Flowerchild, North Atlantic Explorers and an album from Wes Tirey (well a reissue). From the 2022 we have albums from Lily Talmers, Zach Bryson, Rattlesnake Milk, Raymond Richards, Dad Weed, Grotoko and The Hackles.

From the Finnish side of things, the big one is the return of Heartjet. I highly recommended their new EP, if you are into power pop and other melodic things. Other early 2023 gems are singles from Fernet Underground, MeriTuuli and JYLHÄ. The late 2022 treasures include album from Pölykuu and singles from Sami Heikkilä, Tams, Tiny Hawk & Bizzarro, Modem and Tender Lakes.

Early 2023 international single gems include new ones from H.C. McEntire, Evangeline Gentle, Graham Nicholas, Juni Habel, Cat Clyde and Lemon Pitch. From late 2022 there’s such beauties like new songs from Libby DeCamp, Ellen Froese, Brower and Via Mardot. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for this week. That was mostly a quick round-up of things and most likely missed a ton. I try to get back to more usual broadcast next week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters, if you want this to continue. Love from a distance.

1. Thorsten Nesch – Everything I Wanted (Everything I Wanted EP, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2023)
2. Apollo Flowerchild – Starting Line (While No Ones Watching EP, 2023)
3. Lily Talmers – Nearly Lovingly (My Mortal Wound, El Tee Records, 2022)
4. Zach Bryson – Over Dramatic (Beauty Songs for Sweet, 2022)
5. Wes Tirey – Serpent Mound (No Winners in the Blues, Full Spectrum Records, 2023)
6. Rattlesnake Milk – Die Young (Chicken Fried Snake, Feels So Good Records, 2022)
7. Graham Nicholas – Getting By With Less (single, 2023)
8. Libby DeCamp – Torch (single, Hylaphonic Sound, 2022)
9. North Atlantic Explorers – Beneath the Blanket of Stars (Vampires EP, 2023)
10. Raymond Richards feat Britta Phillips – House of Girls (A Coaxed Ghost, Lung Records, 2022)
11. Grotoko – Bedrooms (Periwinkle, 2022)
12. Evangeline Gentle – Gay Bar (single, 2023)
13. J.E. Sunde & Daniel Ellsworth – When We Come Together (single, 2022)
14. Dad Weed – Phone Call (High Time, Lil Hatchet Music, 2022)
15. Cat Clyde – I Feel It (single, Second Prize Records, 2023)
16. H.C. McEntire – Rows of Clover (single, Merge Records, 2023)
17. Juni Habel – Little Twirls (single, Koke Plate, 2023)
18. Ellen Froese – I Wish I Had a Foot-Long Cigarette (single, Victory Pool, 2022)
19. K.C. Jones – When You Were Mine (single, Valcour Records, 2022)
20. Eyelids – Colossal Waste of Light (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2023)
21. Lemon Pitch – California Commando (single, Repeating Cloud, 2023)
22. Fernet Underground – Ajan kuvaa (single, Kynsinauhat, 2023)
23. Heartjet – Believe (Believe EP, 2023)
24. Tender Lakes – Love Supply (single, Tinder Mistakes, 2022)
25. Modem – Trabant (single, Modem Age Records, 2022)
26. Tams – Liian hauras (single, 2022)
27. Pölykuu – Uusi upea leikki (Mandala Fantasia, Suolavesi Records / Panama-levyt, 2022)
28. Tiny Hawk & Bizzarro – Yorokobi (single, Humu Records, 2022)
29. Sami Heikkilä – Tavallinen tarina (single, Tulli-levyt, 2022)
30. MeriTuuli – Yö saapuu (single, Eclipse Music, 2023)
31. JYLHÄ – Closing Doors (single, Lil’Beast Records, 2023)
32. The Hackles – Nighteyes by the Fire (Songs for the Fool EP, Jealous Butcher Records, 2022)
33. Gena Rose Bruce – Misery and Misfortune (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2022)
34. Bobbie Lovesong – Watching from a Window (single, Woodsist, 2022)
35. Nighttime – When the Wind is Blowing (single, Ba Da Bing, 2023)
36. Tom Brosseau & Heidi Lynne Gluck – Sunflower (single, 2022)
37. Simon Linsteadt – Desolation (single, Stormy Deep Records, 2022)
38. Razor Braids – Nashville Again (single, 2023)
39. Sam Rae – Child of Love (single, 2022)
40. Sunny War – Baby Bitch (single, New West Records, 2022)
41. Brooks & Bowskill – Little Gem (single, 2022)
42. Will Quinlan – Blind Leads Blind (All the Light We Can’t See) (single, Ironweed Music Recordings, 2022)
43. Jarrod Dickenson – With Any Luck (single, Hooked Records, 2023)
44. Mark Erelli – Is It Enough (single, Soundly, 2023)
45. Good Good Blood – Johnny Was an Ocean Child (single, Fox Food Records, 2023)
46. Leo Walrus – Creeper Star (single, Evil Tree #3, 2022)
47. Brower – Where is the Magic? (single, Wick Records, 2022)
48. Dolour – Things Like This Help Me (single, 2022)
49. Alison Eales – Fifty-Five North (single, Fika Recordings, 2023)
50. Signe Marie Rustad – Waiting (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2023)
51. Emma Frank – Bad TV (single, Justin Time Records, 2023)
52. Via Mardot – Jollity (single, Hylaphonic Sound, 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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Favorite Finnish Songs of the Year 2022

And the last part of this EOTY madness is the Finnish songs of the year. Just like the international one, this is just a quick top 5 accompanied with a playlist that is longer than anyone will listen. Playlist is still a bit of work in progress and I’m sure there’s some dear ones missing, because I haven’t done it with any sort of organized manner. So there will be some additions during the coming days. The order there is completely random after ten or so. That’s it for 2022. The blog will be on hold for a while and will return either week 1 or week 2.

5. Haamusoittajat – Pellot ja pöllöt

4. Sur-rur – Tuulessa heiluva lanka (If Society / Joteskii Groteskii / Roku Records)

3. Kristiina – Hai (Humu Records / Hillotehdas)

2. Tamara Luonto – Neiti B (Humu records, Hillotehdas & Lempi and Sylvi discs)

1. ITE EEROLA – Tilaa mulle taksi (Panama-Levyt)

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