Song : Shura : “Just Once”

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The relatable sentimentality of “Touch” from 23-year-old Londoner Aleksandra Denton, aka Shura, will make certain it appears on many best of lists at the end of the year, including ours. “Just Once”, her latest offering, proves that she is no one trick pony. Following a similar tone of “Touch”, this down-to-earth pop star (see Lorde) shows her insecurities with refreshing lyrical honesty. Her pillowy delivery and production just add to the idea that she is the type of girl everyone wants in their circle of friends. “Just Once” just dropped, but we already can’t wait for more from Ms. Denton. Listen below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 7/22/14

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35!

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Hunterchild – Aching
Sylvan Esso – Hey Mama (Landlady remix)
Astronomyy – U Make Me Feel Good
Perfume Genius – Queen
Alpenglow – Brothers In Crime
Bear In Heaven – Autumn
Zero 7 – Simple Science
Twin Peaks – I Found A New Way
Generationals – Gold Silver Diamond
Mt. Si – True
Cut Copy – Lights Shine On
Peaking Lights – More High
Childhood – As I Am
Vaults – Lifespan
Lia Ices – Thousand Eyes
ASTR – Part Of Me
Hopium – Dreamers (ft. Phoebe Lou)
Allie X – Bitch
Paul White – Honey Cats
Wizard Woes – Sheriane
James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier (Moors remix)
Freddie Gibbs + Young Thug + A$AP Ferg – Old English
Walter Sobchek – Midnight Crush (ft. Mereki)
Milk and Bone – New York
Lemaitre – Wait (ft. LOLO)
Görkem Han Jr. – Ocean
Southern Boutique – Joanna

Song : 2:54 : “Orion”

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London’s 2:54, the quartet led by the Thurlow sisters, have announced they have signed with Bella Union and have a new album on the way later this year. The album will be the first we have heard from them in over two years since their excellent eponymous debut 2012. While details surrounding the release are murky, they have revealed a new song “Orion” that will be on it. Listen below.

Dive Index Announce New Album ‘Lost in The Pressure’, Reveal Two New Songs

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After approximately four years of silence, the Will Thomas-led collaborative musical project Dive Index are ready to announce their third full-length album. Titled Lost In The Pressure, it is slated for release on September 30th via Neutral Music and was recorded in New York and Los Angles. Unlike like previous efforts Mid/Air and The Surface We Divide which included variety of guest vocalists such as Joseph Arthur, Mark Gardener (Ride),Ian Masters (Pale Saints), and Natalie Walker, as well as piano by Roger Eno, this one will be more focused with Isaiah Gage and Simone White singing and sharing co-writing credits on the entire record.

The songs that make up Lost In The Pressure have fragile layers of vulnerability requiring the listener to be fully engaged to really appreciate the subtle, minimalistic details of each composition. With the album having two lead singers, we have two new songs to reveal with along with the announcement. “Rewind Your Patience” sung by Isaiah Gage and “Counting Umbrellas” with Simone White handling the vocals. Varying textures and melodies that build and fall on both creating the most serene, intimate of soundscapes imaginable. Listen below.

Song : Wizard Woes : “Sheraine”

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After putting his previous band DUDES out to sail, San Diego’s Ryan Solomon is embarking on a solo project under the name Wizard Woes. His first output comes in the form of three-song EP titled Old Flames. While each track have moments of appeal, the sulking ode to an object of affection, “Sheraine”, really stands out above the rest with throwback musical reference points updated for today’s sound. You can download the entire EP for free at his SoundCloud or Bandcamp. Listen below.

Song : Lia Ices : “Higher”

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Following-up “Thousand Eyes”, Lia Ices has given a second song from her forthcoming Ices LP. “Higher” was co-produced by Benny Sagittarius (the new production team of Lia and her brother Eliot) and Clams Casino. With it, she ups the ante of the previous song creating a shimmering, more accessible sound. Ices is out on September 16th via Jagjaguwar. Listen below.

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Song : Vashti Bunyan : “Across The Water”

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Nearly nine years since Lookaftering, folk singer Vashti Bunyan has announced her third and final album over her 44-year career, Heartleap, on October 6th via FatCat/DiCristina. She has shared the opening track from it “Across the Water”. If you could imagine awaking to the most serene, perfect morning, this is what it would sound like. Stream it below.