Listen to New Song “Fouth Of July” from Van William (WATERS / Port O’Brien)

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Aw, I love ol’ Van Pierszalowski! Over the last 8 years, MOKB has produced shows and recorded sessions for his former band Port O’Brien and his current band WATERS. He’s a kind guy, a Dodger fan, and I’ve always enjoyed the various music he’s created.

While WATERS focus on recording their sophomore LP, Van has started recording a brand new project under the name Van William. The debut single is “Fourth of July.” Van has always had a knack for the catchy sing-a-long, and this song falls in line with that thought.

Premiere: Watch CALLmeKAT’s New Video for “Mouth of Time”

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Mouth in Time, the latest release from Danish Katrine Ottoson, better known under the name CALLmeKAT, comes from a point in time “where everything seemed to be shifting.” The result is a collection of songs subtly dark in tone and veering more into more traditional rock sonics, which makes sense given this was the first album she wrote using a guitar. This is not to say the album does not bring some poppier moments, such as with the EP’s title track built on the foundation of hooky percussion. The video, directed by Carina Randløv, furthers the dark vibrancy of the song using psychedelic imagery and settings meant to respresent a degrading utopia drawing from the themes of mortality and love found not only in the song, but throughout the release.

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Photo Recap: Twin Peaks, NE-HI, & Hoops @ Joyful Noise Recordings

On the night of Monday, June 6th, 2016 Joyful Noise Recordings hosted a show featuring Hoops, NE-HI, and, the evening’s headliners: Twin Peaks. Set after set was a mix of fast guitars and ripped canvas sneakers that eventually boiled over into Twin Peaks’ members yelping and snarling the crowd into a frenzy. “We’ve been playing a lot of stadium shows lately,” bassist Jack Dolan said to the sold out crowd packed into the room, “so it feels good to be here.”

 

Chicago’s NE-HI spent their cinnamon whiskey-fueled set ripping through song after song. Hoops, the bill’s local support, started the evening off with a stacked set that immediately sent the crowd to the merch table upon its close. Many audience members were left disappointed, though, once they learned the band had quickly sold out of their vinyl stock.

 

Twin Peaks

 

NE-HI

 

Hoops

 

Photos and Words by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/21/16

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.

Charli XCX – Trophy
LCD Soundsystem – Home
Jaunt – Hello
Great Good Fine Ok & Orla Gartland – Shapeshifting
BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Kaytranada – Lavender
Oreo Jones ft. Miss Mess – 35MM
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak
Clams Casino ft. Vince Staples – All Nite
Prince Rama – Your Life In The End
Kero Kero Bonito – Break
Karma Kid ft. Amine – Thru The Tundra
Whitney – Polly
Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
El Perro Del Mar – Breadandbutter
Wolf Parade – C’est La Vie Way
Few Bits – Anyone Else
White Moms – Black Kids
Puro Instinct – What You See
Eyedress ft. Louise Ferguson – I Knew I Was Right About This
Chain Wallet – Muted Colours
Jerry Paper – Zoom Out
Drea Smith / Vibe Dealer – Caves.
Petite League – Raspberry Seeds
Seratones – Chandelier
Kim Gray – Perfume Ghost
Slaughter Beach – Glaze
Kllo – Bolide
The Lemon Twigs – As Long As We’re Together
The Galaxy Electric – Please Come Home Soon
Rosemary Fairweather – Moonlight

Few Bits Share “Anyone Else” Ahead of New Album

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Few Bits are the Belgium band that we are quite sure will be on the tips of many people’s tongues before 2016 closes, if not much sooner. On September 30th, they will be releasing their new LP, Big Sparks, through [PIAS]. Their latest reveal from the album is coruscating “Anyone Else” that furthers the aesthetic of equal parts Mazzy Star and The Cardigans with a hint of Beach House for good measure. This song coupled with previous tracks “Summer Sun” and “Do Your Best” provides a snapshot of an album that might end up as one of the year’s best.

Stream Petite League’s Fantastic New Album No Hitter

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Yesterday marked the release of great sophomore LP, No Hitter, from sneaky Boston-based duo Petite League, whom unloaded one of our favorite debuts and overall releases last year with Slugger (we are still waiting on the vinyl to come out for that one). From start to finish, there is not filler on the album and maintains an energy of punk, emo, and power-pop roots, while allowing a breather or two with softer, casually chill tracks “Rasberry Seeds” and “I Met You Before.” The latter proceeds the very-Nirvana sounding closer and bonus track “Guetta,” which serves as one of our many favorites from the record and provides a great bookend of the LP with stronger cuts “Annie” and “Zookeeper” holding up the opening duties. After filling up our eardrums with the release over and over again, it is painfully obvious Petite League is a project everyone needs to have on their radar and this album should most definitely be blazing in the background of whatever trouble you get into during the summer of 2016 and beyond. Grab it now via Bandcamp.

Great Good Fine Ok Welcome the Summer Solstice with “Shapeshifting” featuring Orla Gartland

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Brooklyn pair Great Good Fine Ok have always been a band that is best heard in the warmer months, so it only seems appropriate that they drop a new track on the official first day of summer. “Shapeshifting” is a sparkling, synth-infused track written with and featuring self-proclaimed weirdo guitar pop connoisseur Orla Gartland bringing in a female compliment to Jon Sandler’s falsetto. This one is probably best heard on a float poolside.