Empress Of Comes Out Swinging with New Song “Go To Hell”

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After giving “Go To Hell,” the latest song under Lorely Rodriguez’s moniker Empress Of, a few spins, we are certain we don’t want to cross her like the inspiration(s) of the track did. As the title suggests, her response is straight and to the point wrapped in on-point production. For all of those people who have people around them that think they know better, this is your anthem.

Fresh Laundromatinee Sessions: Record Store Day 2017

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As per tradition the LaundroMatinee team spent their Record Store Day at the party thrown by LUNA music here in Indianapolis. They spent the day recording local favorite bands, drinking lots of local coffee and beer, and generally just having a lot of fun with everyone else there. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and to LUNA for always being great hosts. We’re already looking forward to next year’s party!

 

 

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Sedcairn Archives

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Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Sheridan Gibson
Edited by Doug Fellegy / Laurel Tilton
Recorded by Jeff DuPont / DMA

 

 

 

 

Premiere: Stream Major Murphy’s New EP On & Off Again

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When something is called timeless, it is often because there are distinct touchstones that could be attributed to various decades of the past. Grand Rapids trio Major Murphy are just that to us, timeless. While we can’t specifically put our finger on it, when we listen to various songs in their catalog, we can’t help but get an emotional nostalgic pull the music we were exposed to by parents or older siblings early on in our life. Done in a genuine and thoughtful way, Major Murphy’s music isn’t derivative or trying to reinvent the wheel, which is why it tends to be so gratifying to us. The songs just seem to permeate around like a soft breeze, when playing.

Their latest EP, On & Off Again, and follow-up to the 2015 much-too-under-the-radar debut EP, Future Release, shows a band fully coming into their own both as musicians and stylistically. Each note on the six-song release is painted in gentle strokes first few numbers opening up into sharp rockers on “Mumbo Jumbo” and “Over Everything” only to bring it back down with the lullaby-like “Goochie’s Dream.” The EP really plays out like a complete circle and serves as a excellent appetizer to their debut full-length expected sometime in early 2018. Spin the EP below and be sure to grab a copy of the limited edition smoky cassette via their Bandcamp ahead of its release this Friday, July 15th, via Winspear Records.

Photo Recap: Miike Snow and Klangstof @ Old National Center

Breathing new life into the term “dynamic duo,” Miike Snow and Klangstof made it easy to forget the rain and general dreariness in Indy on June 20th. Beginning the night with a wordless yet powerful intro, Klangstof brought an emotional set that kept the crowd swaying and hanging on every rare lyric uttered by frontman Koen van de Wardt. Although their words were sparse, their effortless banter with the crowd and endearingly playful stage presence made for a colorful set.

Miike Snow quickly transformed the intimate venue into one thriving with energy as they kicked off their set with “Trigger.” Their performance was pleasantly unpredictable with members constantly switching instruments during an ever-changing light show. As they wrapped up their set, the crowd seemed reluctant to return to the rainy evening, instead craving the vivid oasis Klangstof and Miike Snow provided that night. 

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Words by Laurel Tilton
Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Premiere: S.M. Wolf Unveil Video for “We All Decided No”

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Indianapolis S.M. Wolf, the project of Amo Joy led by Adam Gross and including Melanie Rau, Rachel Enneking, and Ben Leslie released their excellent debut LP back towards the end of 2015. Recently, they hooked up with Tanner Standridge and BrainTwins to put together a visual for LP highlight “We All Decided No” starring some of their friend’s kids. Says Gross of the clip, “we were trying to go for an Alice in Wonderland-type theme where a girl finds herself in a strange psychedelic world full of demented animations and oddities.” He continues, “we soon find that her twin brother was captured by a monster, and she’s trying to save him from his hypnotic trance.” The video was a completely DIY affair with Gross and Standridge creating props and doing the stop-motion animation resulting in what Gross calls a “playful and dark” dark compliment to the track.

Along with the video below, you can grab their debut album on sweet neon green w/ black splatter vinyl courtesy of Jurassic Pop and a 7″ lathe-cut single via Joyful Noise.

Premiere: Stream the Timeless Sounds of Brooklyn’s New Rose Debut LP Morning Haze

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Americana and folk is one of the most faked aesthetics in music, often lumped in with country and littered with cliché foot stomping and the infamous millennial whoop. However, when it is done in earnest, the sound can bring perspective to some of the most intimate emotions felt as humans. Morning Haze, the debut album from Brooklyn quartet New Rose, is one that falls in the latter.

Saturated in earthy hues and golden light, the album has revealed itself as an ideal companion on a road trip or while lounging around on a lazy Sunday, while triggering flashbacks to the pedal steel heavy, deep-rooted country music that was always present at the dancehalls to the local tavern’s jukebox of our youth in small town USA. Expert musicianship and honest lyrics fit like that favorite pair of broken in jeans falling somewhere between Willie Nelson, Whiskeytown, and even ever-so-subtly hints of The War on Drugs (see standout track “Waiting On Me”), if you are looking for touchstones. Whatever the description, this is just well-crafted music existing not just as a representation of 2017, but of decades gone by and those that lie ahead certain to stay in the rotation beyond its release date.

Morning Haze is out this Friday, June 30th. Grab a physical copy courtesy of Broken Circles.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/27/17

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.

Chad VanGaalen – Old Heads
Frankie Rose – Trouble
Beach Fossils – Sugar
Lo Tom – Covered Wagon
Poolside – Strange Overtones
Rosemary Fairweather – You Talk Too Much
Petite League – Sun Dogs
Grizzly Bear – Four Cypresses
Mellow Fellow – Dancing
Theo Verney – Letter Down
SZA – Drew Barrymore
Vince Staples ft. Kendrick Lamar – Yeah Right
Kintaro – Mk
Glitter Veils – Soft Touch
Swim Mountain – Wait For Me
Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna
DJDS ft. Amber Mark – Trees On Fire
Young Ejecta – Build A Fire
In Mirrors – Escape From Berlin
Rose Hotel – Honestly
Clairo – Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Tristen ft. Jenny Lewis – Glass Jar
Major Murphy – Oceans
Tearjerker – Flipped
Culte – It’s Too Cold To Be Spring
Men I Trust – You Deserve This
Vivienxo – TTYN
Martha and the Vandellas – Nowhere To Run