Song : Daughter : “Winter” (Warpaint Remix)

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Through mutual admiration for one another’s work, Daughter and Warpaint have hooked up to remix each other’s favorite songs of the other to be released digitally. To start things off, Warpaint selected to rework “Winter” from Daughter’s fantastic 2013 debut If You Leave. Their version maintains the ethereal vocals, but underscores them with glitch club beats. Daughter’s remix of Warpaint will be unveiled next week on December 2nd. You Stream below.

Song : Hannah Diamond : “Every Night”

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Nothing has been more polarizing in music this year than the music coming out of the PC Music camp, which usually is a sign of good quality on the cutting edge. UK singer Hannah Diamond adds to their catalog with another saccharine-laced pop jam titled “Every Night”. You can purchase it now on iTunes. Stream below.

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MOKB Video Premiere : Bell Gardens : “Take Us Away”

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Stars Of The Lid Brian McBride and former Furry Things’ Kenneth James Gibson project Bell Gardens recently released their sophomore LP, Slow Dawns for Lost Conclusions, via Southern Records/Burger Records to very strong reviews. They even scoring a 7.4 from the vaunted Pitchfork, if that mean anything to you. Their latest single from it comes with a wandering video directed by the band set in a desert. The song is gorgeous Americana disguised as a psychedelic Britpop track full of palatial orchestration and self-reflection. Watch below.

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Song : Paradis : “Sur Une Chanson En Francais”

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This coming January will see the release of a new EP from Parisian duo Paradis. Having already garnered over a half-million plays for their previously released EP track “Garde Le Pour Toi”, they are back once more with what we consider to be an even better song “Sur Une Chanson En Francais” highlighted by some stylized, seducing horns, soothing vocals, and casually-paced tempo held throughout. Stream below.

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Video : Viet Cong : “Continental Shelf”

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Women offshoot Viet Cong have their new self-titled LP out January 20th via Jagjaguwar. The lead single from it “Continental Shelf” is sure to end up on our’s and many other’s songs of the year list. Everything about the song is epic and tight. Today, they have a new video for the track shot by director Yoonha Park in 16mm film. Park says of the creepy visual, “I wanted the video to feel like a reel of film that was purchased accidentally at a garage sale or found buried under someone’s front porch. It’s meant to be an incomplete picture – like screen tests from a lost movie.” Watch below.

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Video : Max Frost : “Paranoia”

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MOKB took a little trip down to Austin, Texas last week, and while partying with miscreants from all over the U.S., we took in an unexpected bowling alley dance party featuring Austin, TX native, multi-instrumentalist, and up-and-coming artist Max Frost. Frost recently toured with Fitz & The Tantrums and is more frequently finding his name on “Artists To Know” lists and his music in brand commercials. It’s high-energy and loads of fun, so expect the trend to continue. His first single “White Lies” was an early fav of ours, and he’s recently returned with a video for another standout track, “Paranoia“.

Frost will release his debut album in early 2015, and he’s got some heavy-hitters in his corner already. Frost co-produced and co-wrote all the new tracks with the help of producers Benny Blanco (Maroon 5/Wiz Khalifa), Francois Tetaz (Gotye), Ant Whiting (John Newman) and Kid Harpoon (Jesse Ware, Florence and The Machine, Skrillex).

Video : First Aid Kit : “America” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

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Just in case there is some subsection of our audience that doesn’t overlap with the internet at large, and really just to let First Aid Kit know we think they’re amazing, here is the duo’s breathtaking cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”. This will initially be available exclusively as a 10″ single for Record Store Day, and will be released on Nov 28th.

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