Stream “Desert Candle” from Ruby Haunt

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Los Angeles pair Ruby Haunt’s upcoming EP out May 31st can only be described as ominous at this point and the latest track “Desert Candle” does nothing to change that notion. The song is dimly lit essential for those valleys life tends to deal out from time to time.

Jakob Ogawa Hooks Up with Clairo for “You Might Be Sleeping”

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We have been vibing heavy to the diverse offerings of Boston’s Claire Cottrill aka Clairo Soundclound for a while now, so we are pretty stoked she was enlisted by Oslo’s Jakob Ogawa, a recent discovery, for his latest song “You Might Be Sleeping.” The track appears on his upcoming debut EP, Bedroom Tapes, out on June 16th and comes on the heels of previous tracks “All Your Love” and “Let It Pass,” both of which we have played frequently on our Sirius XMU show the last few months. Ogawa checks in at just 19 years of age with Clairo right behind him at 18 (she just celebrated her senior prom last weekend), however it is pretty apparent they both have exceptional talent carrying them sonically beyond their years.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 5/23/17

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.

Danger Mouse ft. Big Boi & Run The Jewels – Chase Me
Flying Lotus – Twin Peaks Remix (Angelo Badalamenti comp.)
D∆WN – Break Me
Local Natives ft. Nico Segal – The Only Heirs
Middle Kids – Fill In The Blank (Car Seat Headrest cover live on SIRIUS XMU)
Courtney Barnett – How To Boil An Egg
Daddy Issues – Boys Of Summer (Don Henley cover)
VAZ – Luxury Problems
Amber Coffman – Nobody Knows
Grizzly Bear – Mourning Sound
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Medasin remix)
The Dears – 1998
Phoenix – Ti Amo
Mellow Gang – Vendetta
Dent May ft. Frankie Cosmos – Across The Multiverse
Fake Laugh – Melt
No Vacation – Yam Yam
Kwaye – Cool Kids
Travis Scott – A man
Nilufer Yanya – Golden Cage
Beach Fossils ft. Rachel Goswell – Tangerine
Yowler – Go
Nightlands – Lost Moon
Amber Arcades ft. Bill Ryder Jones – Wouldn’t Even Know
Vicktor Taiwo ft. Solomon – Digital Kids
Heems – My Ting
Briana Marela – Quit
Soccer Mommy – Out Worn
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires

Premiere: Stream Children of Pop’s Building New Song “Poids”

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It’s been a minute since we last heard from Houston’s Children of Pop, the project founded by one Chase DeMaster, who also heads the eclectic label Very Jazzed. After taking some time off to collect his thoughts, he will be unloading a new 7″ on June 16th. “Poids,” found below, is the a-side (backed by “Étude en Cours”) of the release and can only be described as a slow-burner that slowly transitions into an audible strobe light of frenetic energy. DeMaster offered the following context of the song:

I took a few months off from writing and really tried to boil off some of the ideas I was working out of from last year’s full length. Lyrically, it oscillates between two polar perspectives. The things we ask from the ones we love, after time, tend to reflect the notion that our appetite for feeling, be it good, bad, or anything, is never quenched. We are hungry for stimulation in any form to acknowledge our existence. Further, “Poids” recognizes that being in that space is a privilege to begin with and forgetting that for a second is nauseating. We started playing this song live on the TV Girl and Chad Valley tours and I was completely taken by it. It lives on the recording in a much more tranquil place, while live it becomes something so emotive it’s almost paralyzing to perform in front on an audience. A track with weight.

Pre-order for the 7″ both digitally and on an extremely limited edition lathe cut is available the project’s Bandcamp.

Tour Dates:
6/14 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
6/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/16 – Dallas, TX @ Transit Bike Co
6/17 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom (Live + DJ set)
6/18 – Chicago, IL @ The Dog Leach
6/19 – Indiana, Location TBD
6/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Pallazanos
6/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
6/22 – NYC @ The Glove
6/23 – NYC @ The Keep (DJ set)
7/01 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Soccer Mommy Signs with Fat Possum, Streams “Out Worn”

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Oxford, Mississippi’s Fat Possum have been gobbling up some of our favorite artists over the last couple of years. Their latest signee is Nashville native, NYU student Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy. We became a fan of hers with her constant stream of great songs via her Soundcloud and For Young Hearts album released last year via Orchid Tapes. To reintroduce the project to the world, Fat Possum will be releasing a mini-album collection of reworked versions of some of her old material, as well as a few new songs written and produced by Allison herself. “Out Worn” is one of those new songs and can be heard below. Pre-order of the album on limited edition White Purple Blue Sky vinyl can be found via her Bandcamp.

Beach House Share Previously Unreleased Song “Chariot”

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We couldn’t be more happy Beach House will finally be releasing a compilation album of B-sides and rarities, which often are as good or better than the cuts on the A-side and that make their albums (see our personal favorite track from them “Equal Mind”). In addition, the release will include two previously unreleased tracks “Baseball Diamond” and “Chariot” with the latter being found below. You can pre-order the comp on all formats at Sub Pop ahead of its release on June 30th.

Listen to New Song “You Deserve This” from Men I Trust

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We recently received a copy of the super limited sold-out vinyl compiling some of Quebec City’s Men I Trust’s best songs and three unreleased tracks that will never be uploaded online, so we are pretty stoked they just shared another new song on their bandcamp titled “You Deserve This.” According to the band, it was recorded last summer unexpectedly on a day they were not planning on doing any music with the guitars and the final vocals completed last month. They say about the song, “it’s all about relaxing, wishing good to oneself and others and the nostalgic joy of feeling part of the universe.” Listen below.