MOKB Video Premiere : Zero Boys : “Third Strike”

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Zero Boys put early American hardcore on the map in Indiana back in the early 80s. Their 1980 release Livin’ in the 80’s sells for thousands now, and their 1982 release, Vicious Circle is still about as badass as it gets. The band is releasing their first album in over 20 years this coming May 20th. The first video “Third Strike” was filmed in indianapolis by Monkey Eats Monkey. Check it out below.

Video : RÁJ : “Let Me Love You”

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We are already pretty certain that “Let Me Love You” from 20 year old Los Angeles resident RÁJ will end up being one of our favorite songs of 2014. Everything about it is genuine and consuming, which might make a visual companion difficult to create. However, ENDS Collective more than meet the challenge by expertly capturing on film the beauty and isolation conveyed through the song. The video follows a traveler as he wanders throughout Paris. Watch below.

Song : Vaults : “Premonitions”

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While we suspected mysterious British three-piece Vaults were something special after hearing their gorgeous “Cry No More” and “Vultures”, but this new one “Premonitions” confirms that they are ready to be dubbed as a next big thing. The vocals are sultry and epic with production that is second to none. It is an absolute stunner that will be out on June 9th via National Anthem. Listen below so you can tell everybody you were in on them early.

Song : Cheerleader : “Perfect Vision”

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We first introduced you to Philly quintet Cheerleader back toward the beginning of the year. At the time, they had an EP of demos and a video for a lo-fi pop-rock song “New Daze”. That led to performances at SXSW and a new limited edition 7″ scheduled June 16th via Young & Lost / Bright Antenna and available digital download on April 28th.

Their proper debut song is the instantly grabbing “Perfect Vision”. We must say, this is far more accessible than anything we could have anticipated from them this soon in their early career. The song is sure to grab them some heavy attention with its sparkling instrumentation and anthemic chorus. Grab a listen for yourself below.

Tour Dates:
May 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
May 5 – London, England – Bush Hall *
May 6 – London, England – Rock Feedback @ The Ace Hotel †
May 7 – Manchester, England – Academy 3*
May 8 – London, England – Rising @ The Black Heart
May 10 – Brighton, England – The Great Escape, NME Stage
May 12 – London, England – Paint It Black @ The Sebright Arms
June 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

* w/ The Hold Steady
† w/ Alvvays

Song : Cash+David : “Pulse”

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At this point, we could probably characterize London duo Cash+David as enigmatic. We literally have nothing on them other than their fantastic debut song “Funn” along with the subsequent visual for it and, now, this new one “Pulse”. The slick production of the song is fueled snappy percussion and tight guitar work. Now if we can just get their identities. Listen below.

Song : Brett : “Golden”

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We absolutely fell head over heels for “Chalon”, a single from DC-based five-piece Brett. Not to stop, they have not given us another massive track from the LP named “Golden”. According to the press release, the song “speaks to our golden teenage years – years of fucking off in harmless ways.” Picture yourself rolling in a convertible on a sun-soaked day with your hands waving in the air and this blasting.

Both songs will appear on their self-titled debut LP slated to drop on May 20th via one of our favorite labels Cascine. We have had a chance to listen to the entire LP and it is already one of our favorites released this year. It is destined to become one of our summer albums for 2014. Listen below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 4/22/14

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

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VEGA – No Reasons
SBTRKT – Wildfire (ft. Little Dragon)
Little Dragon – Paris
Warpaint – Disco // Very
1,2,3 – Porch Swing Song
Brett – Chalon
Cut Copy – Like Any Other Day
Hamilton Leithauser – 11 O’Clock Friday Night
Lykke Li – Gunshot
First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
Peace – Money
Ballet School – Crush
Movement – Ivory
Mother – Easy
SOHN – Bloodflows (Twenty9 edit)
Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (ft. A$AP Rocky) (Remix)
SZA – Babylon (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Tourist – Patterns (ft. Lianne La Havas)
Juun – When It’s Alright (ft. Sam Smith)
Pawws – Sugar
Real Estate – Past Lives
Ranger – Ends Of The Earth
Street Joy – Same As Me
Deers – Bamboo
Elliphant – Revolusions
Tomboy – Roll Out
Shura – Touch
Glass Animals – Gooey