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

Song : Little Dragon : “Let Go”

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Little Dragon are starting to drop new songs at a furious pace leading up to the release of their new album Nabuma Rubberband on May 13th. We already have had the pleasure of “Klapp Klapp” and “Paris”, now add album closer “Let Go” to the mix. Listen below.

Nabuma Rubberband Tracklist:
1. Mirror
2. Klapp Klapp
3. Pretty Girls
4. Underbart
5. Cat Rider
6. Paris
7. Lurad
8. Nabuma Rubberband
9. Only One
10. Killing Me
11. Pink Cloud
12. Let Go

Song : Movement : “Ivory”

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The Sydney trio of Jesse James Ward, Lewis Wade, and Sean Walker, better known as Movement, produced one of our favorite tracks of 2014 with their sexy-as-hell song “Like Lust” a little over a month ago. The song will be a part of their self-titled EP slated to drop on May 6th via the brilliant Modular. To keep the momentum going to the EP’s release, they are streaming another seductive song from it titled “Ivory”. Sensual vocals are complimented with throbbing synths and guitar shredding at the end. Listeners beware. Movement just might get you laid. Listen below.

Song : Lykke Li : “No Rest For The Wicked” (ft. A$AP Rocky) (Remix)

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By now, the world knows that Lykke Li has her third LP, I Never Learn, coming out on May 6th via LL/Atlantic. One of the song revealed from it was the heartbreaking song “No Rest For The Wicked”. Today, that song was reworked with A$AP Rocky adding a verse. While calling this a remix might be generous, it does have a slight beat alteration toward the end, but keeps the original intact mostly. They might of been better off not releasing this or doing a full-on redirection of the song. It is kind of a throwaway. Listen below.

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