MOKB Video Premiere : Dinowalrus : “Wake Up In The Void”

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Brooklyn’s Dinowalrus is currently in support of their latest album, Complexion, out now. The current single from it is “Wake Up In The Void”. The song pulls from the Madchester rave-rock sound of the early ’90s. The video is completely DIY video shot in Albany, NY with all sorts of lo-fi visual effects. You also get get the nice throwback touch with the Kappa track. Watch it below and purchase the album here.

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Song : Vashti Bunyon : “Holy Smoke”

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As we previously discussed with the reveal of her song “Across the Water”, folk singer Vashti Bunyan has announced what will be her third and final album, Heartleap, out on October 6th via FatCat/DiCristina. The latest cut for stream from it is the serene “Holy Smoke”. One things for sure, while she may be calling her musical career a day, at least she is closing it out in stunning fashion. Stream below.

Song : Boats : “Spider’s Soul”

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Australia has really turned into the Sweden of the southern hemisphere. The latest artist from there we have latched onto is Blake Paterson, aka Boats. His only proper single to date is a cut called “Spider’s Soul” and we cannot stop pressing play on it. It is a saddening blend of downtempo electronic and acoustic instrumentation that sounds emotionally like the calm before and after a tumultuous personal storm and the loneliness that accompanies. Despite the melancholia, it is a gripping introduction this project. Stream below and look for the song on an as-yet-to-be-announced EP possibly out later this year.

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Song : Kevin Morby : “Parade”

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Woods bassist and songwriter/guitarist of The Babies Kevin Morby has a newly announced solo album, his second. It is titled Still Life, a name taken from an art piece by Maynard Monrow entitled “Still Life with the Rejects from the Land of Misfit Toys”, and will be released on October 14th via Woodsist. It was produced by Rob Barbato and name checks New York City as a point of inspiration for the records, as with his debut from last year, Harlem River. The first song from the LP is the swaying “Parade”. Morby calls the song an elegy for one of his major influences, Lou Reed, which comes through quite clearly upon listening. Stream it below.

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Song : Ryan Hemsworth : “Cream Soda” (ft. TOMGGG)

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Ryan Hemsworth has been touring relentlessly around the worth this year. His next stops will take him to Japan, so it only makes sense to drop a new collaboration with Japanese producer TOMGGG titled “Cream Soda”. The song is filled with playful, child-like touches and pure fun. Listen below.

Song : QT : “Hey QT”

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QT, the new combo of Sophie and A.G. Cook, have made it official the full version of infectious new song “Hey QT”. The physical set to be released later this year via XL, but it is available digitally now at Beatport. The song has so much bubbling beats and sugary energy, you almost don’t know what to do with yourself upon hearing it. It sorts of hits you like this.

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Song : 2:54 : “In The Mirror”

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November 4th is the release date for The Other I, the new LP from London’s 2:54 through their new label Bella Union. We already heard “Orion”, now we get the gloomy “In The Mirror”. The song is full of brooding, siren-like vocals with dark guitars and percussion that brings urgency to it. You can stream it below.