Premiere: Stream the Timeless Sounds of Brooklyn’s New Rose Debut LP Morning Haze

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Americana and folk is one of the most faked aesthetics in music, often lumped in with country and littered with cliché foot stomping and the infamous millennial whoop. However, when it is done in earnest, the sound can bring perspective to some of the most intimate emotions felt as humans. Morning Haze, the debut album from Brooklyn quartet New Rose, is one that falls in the latter.

Saturated in earthy hues and golden light, the album has revealed itself as an ideal companion on a road trip or while lounging around on a lazy Sunday, while triggering flashbacks to the pedal steel heavy, deep-rooted country music that was always present at the dancehalls to the local tavern’s jukebox of our youth in small town USA. Expert musicianship and honest lyrics fit like that favorite pair of broken in jeans falling somewhere between Willie Nelson, Whiskeytown, and even ever-so-subtly hints of The War on Drugs (see standout track “Waiting On Me”), if you are looking for touchstones. Whatever the description, this is just well-crafted music existing not just as a representation of 2017, but of decades gone by and those that lie ahead certain to stay in the rotation beyond its release date.

Morning Haze is out this Friday, June 30th. Grab a physical copy courtesy of Broken Circles.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/27/17

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available anytime via OnDemand online and via the app.

Chad VanGaalen – Old Heads
Frankie Rose – Trouble
Beach Fossils – Sugar
Lo Tom – Covered Wagon
Poolside – Strange Overtones
Rosemary Fairweather – You Talk Too Much
Petite League – Sun Dogs
Grizzly Bear – Four Cypresses
Mellow Fellow – Dancing
Theo Verney – Letter Down
SZA – Drew Barrymore
Vince Staples ft. Kendrick Lamar – Yeah Right
Kintaro – Mk
Glitter Veils – Soft Touch
Swim Mountain – Wait For Me
Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna
DJDS ft. Amber Mark – Trees On Fire
Young Ejecta – Build A Fire
In Mirrors – Escape From Berlin
Rose Hotel – Honestly
Clairo – Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Tristen ft. Jenny Lewis – Glass Jar
Major Murphy – Oceans
Tearjerker – Flipped
Culte – It’s Too Cold To Be Spring
Men I Trust – You Deserve This
Vivienxo – TTYN
Martha and the Vandellas – Nowhere To Run

Listen to Two New Songs by Tyler Childers

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Tyler Childers, who recently wowed crowds here in Indianapolis at the Sun King Brewery 8th Anniversary party, and whose “Honky Tonk Flame” session performance we recently premiered, released a couple new songs late last week.

“Lady May and “Whitehouse Road” are both from Childers’ debut album, Purgatory, about which Childers states, “It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up!”. Purgatory will be released on August 4th and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson.

Beach Fossils Share Video for “Sugar”

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The latest LP, Somersault, from Beach Fossils has been one of the more satisfying releases for us in 2017. From start to finish, it just always seems to hit the right notes no matter what mood we’re in. They just dropped a rad skateboarding-centric visual for one of the standout tracks “Sugar” directed by Justin Carlson and featuring the band along with skaters Josh Matthews and Kevin Lowry working boards. It is a nice compliment to the hazy, almost slacker vibes of the song. You can grab the LP here still on sweet white with red splatter vinyl.

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Photo Recap: Future Islands and Milo @ Old National Center

Future Islands put on a hell of a show. The combination of the band’s rollicking synth-pop alongside frontman Samuel T. Herring’s passionate performances have a persuasive power over audiences, drawing longtime supporters deeper into the fold and making fast fans of the rest. The band’s latest album, The Far Field, is another earnest take on loss that finds Herring crooning and growling his way through twelve songs that are over far too soon; although brutal at times, the lyrics are still as heartfelt and captivating as ever. With Milo and the Ruby Yacht House Band also on the bill, the evening more than lived up to the hype.


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Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Stream Poolside’s Perfect-For-Summer New LP Heat

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California duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, aka Poolside, entire catalog is filled with jams best heard when the temperatures are hot and sun is shining. We couldn’t be more stoked they are back just as we enter the summer solstice with a new album Heat. Get comfortable on your favorite float in the pool or outside lounge chair and drift off to this one. We are thoroughly enjoying this and it is providing some much needed mental relaxation. No word on a physical release, but we are crossing our fingers.

Listen to Clairo’s Latest Track “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos”

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Boston’s Claire Cottrill aka Clairo is one of the more versatile artists on the net and she keeps on pushing out vibey song after song via her Soundcloud. Her latest is a wistful love song about a crush titled after one of our favorite bad habits, “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos,” although it has nothing to do with the delicious snacks. Maybe its her nickname for the track’s inspiration or a personal idiosyncrasy about their interactions. Regardless, it is good, like everything else she touches. We can only hope she plans to put together a proper album in the near future.