OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #186

Another week, another new music weekly.

Sorry for another delay. Maybe I should just go fully back to Sunday update, because I don’t seem to be able to finish it on Saturday. Too much new music to digest so fast.

The album of the week is the debut one from Thomas Dollbaum. A good kind of gut-punch there. That’s far from and this week gave us excellent new ones from Sylvia Rose Novak, Shoulder Season (EP), Jo Schornikow, Craig Finn, The Wave Pictures, Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, Cristina Vane, Jess Jocoy, Alex Izenberg, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Will Fox, Courtney Jaye, Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men, John Statz (acoustic one that has only been on Bandcamp before this), Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Dylan covers), Banditos, John Doe, Jose Medeles, Grant-Lee Phillips and Noah Vonne.

New Penniless song is always something to love and cherish. That’s the biggest treasure from Finland this week. Not an only one though. We got an album from Dinosaurusten pelastajat, EP from Karina and singles from Mountaines, Henna Emilia Hietamäki and Emmy June (this last one is a few weeks old).

The international song of the week is the new Willi Carlisle tune. I love everything I’ve heard from his forthcoming album so far. It’s going to be such a great one. Other big faves came from Friendship, JPW (this one’s a week or two old, but thankfully I found it from the magical Petal Motel. Before reading that piece, I didn’t actually know that Jason P. Woodbury was also a musician. I only knew him as a music writer who has a wonderful taste), John Moreland, Jenny O, Devil’s Coattails and Lindsay Clark. Again just to name a few. You’ll find them all below.

That’s all for this week. 186 done, at least 14 to go. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Love from a distance.

1. Thomas Dollbaum – Moon (Wellswood, Big Legal Mess, 2022)
2. Sylvia Rose Novak – The Window (A Miss / A Masterpiece, World Lies Waiting, 2022)
3. Shoulder Season – Giant (Not the Time EP, 2022)
4. Jo Schornikow – Semper Tigris (Altar, Keeled Scales, 2022)
5. Craig Finn – The Amarillo Kid (A Legacy of Rentals, Posite Jams / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
6. The Wave Pictures – French Cricket (When the Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings, Moshi Moshi Records, 2022)
7. Friendship – Hank (single, Merge Records, 2022)
8. Mavis Staples & Levon Helm – Move Along Train (Carry Me Home, Anti, 2022)
9. Cristina Vane – Make Myself Me Again (Make Myself Me Again, Red Parlor Records, 2022)
10. Jess Jocoy – Always (Let There Be No Despair, 2022)^
11. Willi Carlisle – Life on the Fence (single, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
12. Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Be There (Thick as Thieves, Liars Club, 2022)
13. Devil’s Coattails – Harvest Is Done (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
14. Alex Izenberg – Gemini Underwater (I’m Not Here, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
15. JPW – Wealth of the Canyon (single, Fort Lowell Records, 2022)
16. John Moreland – Claim Your Prize (single, Old Omens / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
17. Will Fox – Bend (Old News, Twosyllable Records, 2022)
18. Courtney Jaye – Hymns and Hallelucinations (Hymns and Hallelucinations, Tropical Records, 2022)
19. Jenny O. – Prism (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
20. Lindsay Clark – Evening Star (single, 2022)
21. Laura Veirs – Seaside Haiku (single, Bella Union, 2022)
22. Dinosaurusten Pelastajat – Petäjäveden vanha kirkko (Sekavia tiloja, 2022)
23. Henna Emilia Hietämäki – Protesti (single, Soliti, 2022)
24. Mountaines – Something Comes (single, Pinetree Records, 2022)
25. Karina – Enter (Yhdessä EP, 2022)
26. Emmy June – We’re Not Meant To Be (single, 2022)
27. Penniless – Actor (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
28. Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men – Heart Inside Your Head (Heart Inside Your Head, Jem Records, 2022)
29. Uni Boys – Downtown (single, Curation Records, 2022)
30. Drive-By Truckers – The Driver (single, ATO Records, 2022)
31. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters – I Suppose (single, 2022)
32. Joe Pug – Nation of Heat (Revisited) (single, Loose Music, 2022)
33. The Deslondes – Dunes (single, New West Records, 2022)
34. Scott Nolan – Annabella Street (single, Dreamplay Records, 2022)
35. Kristina Murray feat Logan Ledger – That Just About Does It (single, Loud Magnolia Records, 2022)
36. Stacy Antonel – Always the Outsider (single, 2022)
37. Reilly Downes – Smoke & Mirrors (single, 2022)
38. Paige Hargrove – Julianne (single, 2022)
39. Simon Flory – Little Oak Tree (single, 2022)
40. John Statz – Travel On (acoustic) (Grounded, 2022)
41. Gregory Dwane – Everybody Want To Rule the World (single, Peacedale Records, 2022)
42. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Dirt Does Dylan, NGDB Records, 2022)
43. Larkin Poe – Bad Spell (single, Tricki-Woo Records, 2022)
44. Ryan Lee Crosby – Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down (single, 2022)
45. Marcus King – Rescue Me (single, 2022)
46. Early James – What a Strange Time To Be Alive (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
47. The Mellons – What a Time to Be Alive (single, Earth Libraries, 2022)
48. Banditos – Time Wasted (Right On, Egghunt Records, 2022)
49. John Doe – Never Coming Back (Fables in Foreign Land, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
50. Daniel Sherrill – Quincy Dillon’s Hi-D Tune (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
51. The Early Mays – The Ballad of Johnny Fall (single, 2022)
52. Jose Medeles feat M. Ward – Richness of Peace (Railroad Cadences and Melancholic Anthems, Jealous Butcher Records, 2022)
53. Dogwood Tales – Hold You Again (single, 2022)
54. Damien Jurado – Day of the Robot (single, Field Painting Music, 2022)
55. Jacob Faurholt – Madness on the Rise (single, Raw Onion Records, 2022)
56. Grant-Lee Phillips – My Eyes Have Seen (All That You Can Dream, Yep Roc, 2022)
57. Angharad Drake – Rest (single, 2022)
58. Rachel Sermanni feat Courtney Hartman – Soak Me (single, Jelly Girl Records, 2022)
59. Ruby Gill – Public Panic Attacks (single, 2022)
60. Noah Vonne – What If We Had Austin? (We Weren’t Sober, Gray Vonne Records, 2022)
61. Queen of Jeans – Why Hide (single, Memory Music, 2022)
62. Diners – Half Glass (single, Lauren Records, 2022)
63. Jeffrey Lewis – Finish the Book (single, 2022)
64. Simon Joyner – Live in the Moment (Songs from a Stolen Guitar, BB Island, 2022)
65. Matt Dorrien – Believe in You (Blue Pastoral, Mama Bird Recording Co, 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 #185

Another week, another new music weekly.

What a busy weekend with the Eurovision song contest and NHL game seven action. Another early exit for Toronto and I do feel bad for the Leafs fans. I’m not one myself, but I listen most episodes of the Steve Dangle podcast at work and therefore know the team pretty well. The first playoff round was fun, but I’m also grateful it ends tonight. Need to catch up on sleeping and music. Here’s what I managed to gather for this new music weekly.

Matt Dorrien’s new album is the album of the week here. Other big personal favorites came from Simon Joyner, Chris Bathgate and Joseph Huber. Ok, I’m not exactly sure is the Simon Joyner availability a mistake, because May 20 seem to be the release date everywhere. But it’s available to stream, so let’s go with that. We also got new albums from Monophonics, Kevin Morby, Mama’s Broke, Sequoia (EP), Derek Piotr, 49 Winchester, Donna Blue, Yves Jarvis, Nectar and Tom Brosseau. That Brosseau also has later release date elsewhere, but seem to be available.

New Klasu EP is the jewel of the Finnish section. Other Finnish gems this week are album from Ananas and run of singles from Mikael H, Ylva Haru, AURAL, Otto Mikkola, Kissa, Vuoret, Of Wild and Arppa. Plus a revisit to last week’s A.Reikko album. There’s a big one outside of the evil streaming world though, because Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp have a new album available on Bandcamp. Oh yeah and I did left out the new Joensuu 1685. It’s a really good one, but it’s about 16 minutes long and this playlist is already longer than what anyone will listen.

International single of the week is probably that new Robert Leslie tune. I’m very fond of the songs he has released during the recent months. Other favorites came from Wilco, M.Lockwood Porter, American Aquarium, Arlo McKinley, Will Stewart, Matthew McNeal and The Burning Hell. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. This week I even thought of writing another kind of blog post, but didn’t end up doing it anyway. But maybe it’s a start to even consider doing one haha. Back next week with this new music weekly. Love from a distance.

1. Matt Dorrien – Teddy Wilson (Pastoral Blue, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
2. Monophonics – Sage Motel (Sage Motel, Colemine Records, 2022)
3. Chris Bathgate – The Van (The Significance of Peaches, Quite Scientific, 2022)
4. Simon Joyner – Don’t Tell Bobby I’m Through Singing These Blues (Songs from a Stolen Guitar, BB*Island, 2022)
5. Joseph Huber – The Spirit of Tennessee (The Downtowner, 2022)
6. Kevin Morby feat Erin Rae – Bittersweet, TN (This is a Photograph, Dead Oceans, 2022)
7. Sequoia – Rose Garden (Bullfighter EP, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
8. Mama’s Broke – Windows (Narrow Line, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
9. Derek Piotr – Ellen Smith (The Devil Knows How, DPSR, 2022)
10. Will Stewart – Bad Memory (single, Cornelius Chapel, 2022)
11. 49 Winchester – Second Chance (Fortune Favors the Bold, New West Records, 2022)
12. Wilco – Tired of Taking it Out on You (single, dBpm Records, 2022)
13. M. Lockwood Porter – While We’re Here (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
14. American Aquarium – Wildfire (single, Losing Side Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
15. Arlo McKinley – To Die For (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
16. Donna Blue – The Idea (Dark Roses, Snowstar Records, 2022)
17. Robert Leslie – Halfway Home (single, 2022)
18. M G Boulter – Now, It’s So Quiet (single, Hudson Records, 2022)
19. Tom Brosseau – I Will Always Love You Only (From Blue & White Notebook, 2022)
20. Mikael H – Kuvat (single, 2022)
21. Ylva Haru – Surun kaupunki (single, Lotta Roosts, 2022)
22. Aural – Pohjanmaa (single, 2022)
23. Klasu – Uusi vuosi (Kumpula EP, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
24. Otto Mikkola – Surun musta koira (single, Harava Records, 2022)
25. Arppa – Paha meno Pengerkadulla (single, Johanna Kustannus, 2022)
26. Kissa – Musta valo (single, Svart Records, 2022)
27. Vuoret – Kuolleiden miesten päivä (single, 2022)
28. Ananas – Shakki (Feeniks, Luova Records, 2022)
29. Of Wild – Honeys (single, Bianca-Pop, 2022)
30. Amythyst Kiah – Sugar (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
31. Matthew McNeal – Catch and Release (single, Matte Black Sound Company, 2022)
32. Julia Jacklin – Lydia Wears a Cross (single, Transgressive, 2022)
33. Motherhood – Shepherd (single, Forward Music Group, 2022)
34. Bartees Strange – Hold the Line (single, 4AD, 2022)
35. Ben Pirani – I Know It Hurts (single, Palmetto Street, 2022)
36. Jackie Mendez – Should I? (single, Black Bird Records, 2022)
37. Yves Jarvis – Enemy (The Zug, Anti, 2022)
38. Jose Medeles feat Marisa Anderson – Please Send to J.F. (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2022)
39. Matthew Bailey – Diamonds (single, 2022)
40. Alex Dupree – Fake Diamonds, False Powers (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
41. Colyn Cameron – Stream (single, Market Garden Records, 2022)
42. The Late Great – April is the Cruelest Month (single, Safe & Sound Recordings, 2022)
43. Old Californio – Honeybee (single, 2022)
44. Trevor Beld Jimenez – No More Troubles (single, 2022)
45. Triptides – Fate (single, Curation Records, 2022)
46. Nectar – Scab (No Shadow, Lauren Records, 2022)
47. Young Guv – Nowher At All (single, Run For Cover Records, 2022)
48. The Burning Hell – The Flight of Jonah (single, 2022)
49. This Frontier Needs Heroes – Ten Bullets in the Back (single, Real Job, 2022)
50. Matt York – Baby Doll (single, 2022)
51. Daniel Young feat Lillie Mae – Water Table Line (single, 2022)
52. Hannah White – Broken Bird (single, Paper Blue Records, 2022)
53. Lou Hazel – Claude the Armadillo (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2022)
54. Revelators Sound System – George the Revelator (single, 37do3d, 2022)
55. The Lowest Pair – Sylvia (single, Delicata Records, 2022)
56. The Local Honeys – Dead Horses (single, La Honda Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
57. Tami Neilson – Baby, You’re a Gun (single, Outside Music, 2022)
58. Brennen Leigh with Asleep at the Wheel – Riding Off onto Sunset Boulevard (Obsessed with the West, Signature Sound Recordings, 2022)
59. Katie Spencer – Forevermore (The Edge of the Land, Lightship Records, 2022)
60. A.Reikko – Satelliitti (A.Reikko, Karhuvaltio Records, 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 #184

Another week, another new music weekly.

The other kind of blog activity is still non-existent but here’s the new releases once again.

Brennen Leigh and Katie Spencer can share the album of the week title, because I love both of these beautiful releases. Katie’s album is not on Tidal, so check that out on Spotify (or better yet at Bandcamp / record store). This week we also got marvellous new releases from Leyla McCalla, Jim Bryson, Jacksonport (if you listen this regularly you’ve heard all songs, because he first released a new song from the album like every two weeks or so. A good way to get most exposure at least on this not-that-relevant little playlist), Stanhope, Belle & Sebastian, Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel (EP), Sadurn, Tommy and the Ohs (one that I missed before), Phillip Jon Taylor, Luke Winslow-King, Greta Morgan (instrumental EP), Benjamin Adair Murphy (EP), Hater and Sharon Van Etten.

A new A.Reikko album leads the Finnish section. You may know him from Koria Kitten Riot and Johnny Superhero. This solo stuff in Finnish is equally brilliant. Faarao Pirttikangas & Nubialaiset also released an album. Other Finnish cuts are singles from Mara Balls, Ylva Haru, Eerika ja Sakari, Aino & Miihkali, Nina Kaitaranta, Lake Huttula and Bobby Oroza. There was probably more. Again a lot of the Finnish stuff is missing from Tidal version. I don’t know is Tidal having royalty payment issues or what is the reason, but seems like Spotify is far better for Finnish music.

The international single of the week has to be the new Ian Daniel Kehoe. He always keep me pushing me and forcing me to expand my listening habits. Highly recommended Colin Medley’s gorgeous music video for the song too. Some sensual folding for you there. Check it out on youtube. Other big faves this week came from Clara Mann, Joan Shelley, S.G. Goodman, Reverend Baron, Michael Rault, The Burning Hell, Nathan Kalish, I Was a King, The Boys With Perpetual Nervousness, Bob Sumner, Kelsey Waldon, Scott Ballew and Field Guides. Just to name a few. Quite often one of the tracks on the very end of the playlist later during the week when I’ve had more time to listen these.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. I appreciate all of it and it gives a reason to keep doing this. Current goal is to hit that 200 episodes mark and then reconsider the sanity of this project. I did pay the domain and web hosting bill for another year, so at least on some level things will continue for another year. Love from a distance.

1. Brennen Leigh feat Asleep at the Wheel – If I Treated You Like You Treat Me (Obsessed With the West, Signature Sounds, 2022)
2. Leyla McCalla – Vini We (Breaking the Thermometer, Anti, 2022)
3. Katie Spencer – Shannon Road (The Edge of the Land, Lightship Records, 2022)
4. Jim Bryson – Arrows of Hope (Country Wifi, Fixed Hinge Recordings, 2022)
5. Jacksonport – Tularosa (Scenes from Bellevue Park, Tularosa Records, 2022)
6. Stanhope – Static (Static, 2022)
7. Clara Mann – Thread (single, 2022)
8. Joan Shelley feat Bill Callahan – Amberlit Morning (single, No Quarter Records, 2022)
9. Reverend Baron – Fool on the Ave (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
10. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Sweet & Sour (single, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
11. Michael Rault – Exactly What I Needed (single, Wick Records, 2022)
12. Belle & Sebastian – Talk to Me, Talk to Me (A Bit of Previous, Matador Records, 2022)
13. The Burning Hell – Nigel the Gannet (single, BB*Island, 2022)
14. The Boys with Perpetual Nervousness – Look Back (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
15. I Was a King – Here at Last (single, 2022)
16. Mt. Misery – Spinning Top (single, Quiet Crown, 2022)
17. Sadurn – Radiator (Radiator, Run For Cover Records, 2022)
18. Nathan Kalish – My Love (single, JTMMusic, 2022)T
19. Tommy and the Ohs – California Holiday (Mariposal Gold, Perpetual Doom, 2022)
20. Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – The Dead See (Battle Cry EP, BMG, 2022)
21. S.G. Goodman – Heart Swell (single, Verve Forecast, 2022)
22. Scott Ballew – K Hole Deluxe (single, Leisure Rodeo, 2022)
23. Bob Sumner – Broken Record (single, 2022)
24. Kelsey Waldon – Sweet Little Girl (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
25. A.Reikko – Nää päivät (A.Reikko, Karhuvaltio Records, 2022)
26. Ylva Haru – Perhosten valtakunta (single, Lotta Roots, 2022)
27. Mara Balls – Hiljaa (single, Stupido, 2022)
28. Eerika ja Sakari – Synnyin maailmaan (single, 2022)
29. Aino & Miihkali – Akileijat (single, Texicalli, 2022)
30. Nina Kaitaranta – Marita (single, Kaita Records, 2022)
31. Faarao Pirttikangas ja Nubialaiset – Räyhähenki (Korpirojua, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
32. Lake Huttula – Misantropicalia (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
33. Bobby Oroza – Through these Tears (single, Big Crown Records, 2022)
34. The Explorers Club – Loving You Is Sweeter than Ever (single, Goldstar Recordings, 2022)
35. Sharon Van Etten – Home to Me (We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, Jagjaguwar, 2022)
36. Field Guides – Margaret (single, 2022)
37. Florist – Spring in Hours (single, Double Double Whammy, 2022)
38. Lauren Balthrop – Piece of Shit (single, Olivia Records, 2022)
39. Iris Marlowe – Shed Your Skin (single, 2022)
40. Companion – If I Were a Ghost (single, 2022)
41. Phillip Jon Taylor – Carnation (supportive Partner Please Stand Here, Wish Fullfillment Press, 2022)
42. Alex Izenberg – Ivory (single, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
43. Mapache – Tend Your Garden (single, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
44. Will Fox – Letting Go (single, Twosyllable Records, 2022)
45. Lilly Winwood – Sleep Issues (single, 2022)
46. Cristina Vane – River Roll (single, Red Parlor Records, 2022)
47. Jess Jocoy – The Gardener (single, 2022)
48. Hannah Juanita – Girl, Where You From? (single, 2022)
49. Paige Hargrove – Come On Babe (single, 2022)
50. Drive-By Truckers – Every Single Storied Flameout (single, ATO Records, 2022)
51. The Damn Quails – Monsters (single, HonkyTonk Laboratory, 2022)
52. Luke Winslow-King – Don’t Tell Me I Don’t Love You (If These Walls Could Talk, Ghost River Records, 2022)
53. Andrea & Mud – Devil Got Me Down (single, Guest Wifi Records, 2022)
54. Donna Blue – The Beginning (single, Snowstar Records, 2022)
55. Anne Malin – Pink Blur (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
56. Benjamin Adair Murphy – That Ain’t Nothin’ (Old Chords EP, 2022)
57. Piney Gir – Who’s Calling You Wild (single, Reckless Yes Records, 2022)
58. Lawn – Down (single, Born Yesterday Records, 2022)
59. Hater – I’m Your Baby (Sincere, Fire Records, 2022)
60. Half-Handed Cloud – Handles (single, Asthmatic Kitty, 2022)
61. Greta Morgan – Emerald Pool (Desert Lullabies EP, 2022)
62. Steven Lambke – Turn the Planet Over (Volcano Volcano, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
63. MJ Lenderman – Under Control (Boat Songs, Dear Life Records, 2022)
64. Izaak Opatz – In the Light of a Love Affair (Extra Medium, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
65. Ivy Wye – Too True (Hope’s Convenience 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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