Brett Announce Sophomore LP, Stream New Song “Claire Drained”

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“Our only direction was for the work to be vibrant and bursting with vitality. On the simple level of color, we wanted the jacket to express the brighter sounds and songs on our second album in relation to LP1. We feel Mode has an emotional warmth that the first album deliberately avoids. We also wanted to give our fans a chance to make a closer connection to the music.” – Brett

Efforvescent dreampop band Brett had one of our favorite LPs back in 2014 with their self-titled debut. After a releasing an EP via Chill Mega Chill last year, they have returned with a new LP, Mode, slated to drop on March 18th via the always reliable Cascine. Inspiration for this album was more visual with Jean-Luc Godard’s recent film, Goodbye to Language, and light installations of James Turrell proving as a focal points. With the announcement, they have also provided a stream of the album’s lead single found below. You can pre-order the vinyl here with the first 50 coming with cut squares from large-scale painting by LA artist, Charley Alexander, who provided the album artwork.

STRFKR Share New Song “Never Ever”

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STRFKR are getting ready to embark on a series of tour dates (see image below) with Com Truise and Fake Drugs. To go along with beginning of the tour, the just dropped a new digital single “Never Ever” through their Bandcamp. Hopefully, we can consider this a sign of more music to come in 2016 as it has been a full three years since their great Miracle Mile LP. Listen below and grab tickets for the tour here.

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Premiere: Listen to the Soulful “Last Request” from ’90s Bay Area Punk Staples Deep Throats

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On February 26th, California record label Castle Face will be putting out Good Bad Pretty, the long-awaited album from well-respected Bay Area art-punks Deep Throats. The album had been stowed away for the better part of 15 years due to health issues that ultimately led to the demise of the band along with the common record label issues that seem to happen to far too many bands. It was recorded at the Starcleaner warehouse, a once popular punk staple located in San Francisco. “Last Request”, the new single from the LP, is covered in soulful grit and dirty-blues guitar riffs.

Off this track alone, it is easy to understand why the album finally seeing the light of day and was never forgotten. Pre-order it on limited edition pink frosting vinyl here. If you want to read more on them, head over to Impose for a great recent article and interview.

Listen to “jamz” from SALES

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Things have been relatively quiet with Orlando’s SALES since the release of their great Renee EP back 2014, except for the song “big sis” back in August of last year. Today, they released what might be their best track since the previously mentioned EP in the beautifully nuanced and sparse “jamz”. The song will appear on their long-awaited debut album scheduled for release on April 20th. Find the track below along with some upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates:
3.12 Savannah Stopover 2016 (Savannah, GA)
3.25 Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT)
3.26 Treefort Music Fest 2016 (Boise, ID)
4.16 Fox Fest 2016 Orlando, FL)
4.17 Club Downunder (Tallahassee, FL)
4.20 Album Release 420 Babe Party @ Will’s Pub (Orlando, FL)
4.21 Bardot (Miami, FL)
4.29 Middlebury College – The Bunker (Middlebury, VT)
4.30 Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)
5.01 World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)
5.02 DC9 (Washington, DC)
5.08 Analog Theater (Portland, OR)
5.11 Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA)
5.13 The Loft @ UC San Diego (San Diego, CA)
5.14 Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA)
5.15 The Rebel Lounge (Phoenix, AZ)
5.17 Lost Lake Lounge (Denver, CO)

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/9/16

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available via OnDemand.

Lushlife + CSLSX ft. Ariel Pink – Hong Kong (Lady Of Love)
Charles Bradley – Change For The World
Niki & The Dove – So Much It Hurts
Allie X – Old Habits Die Hard
Charlie Hilton – Something For Us All
Mt. Si – True
Oneohtrix Point Never – Nobody Here
Jamie xx + Four Tet + Romy – Seesaw (Club Version)
Wet – All The Ways
Jay Prince – Heights
Golden Daze – Never Comin’ Back
Beat Awfuls – You’re Not Gonna Love Me Anymore
Leon Bridges – Daisy Mae
Surfing – Hit The Spot
HOOPS – Nothing But Net
Raveena – You Give Me That
Whitney – No Woman
Sheer Mag – Can’t Stop Fighting
Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You
Hannah Hadley – Queen
NUDE ft. Jeune Faune – Wish I Had It All
Le Couleur – Femme
Sea Span – Winter Sublet
Crater – Summer Skin
Sunflower Bean – Wall Watcher
Hazing – Nervous Signals
Hinds – Fat Calmed Kiddos
Jimmy Pop – New Song

Stream Agent blå’s Searing New Song “Frustrerad”

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It was love at first note when we heard “Strand”, the debut single from Gothenburg, Sweden’s Agent blå back in December. The b-side to the single “Frustrerad” (in English “Frustrated”) is even more heated with emotion. Guitars swirl as lead singer Emelie Alatalo belts out lyrics like “please fuck me, fuck me up” with a rawness and ferocity that we can only call special. The recently released 7″ is available here) through Swedish label Luxury. Listen below.

Watch Video for “Navy & Cream” from U.S. Girls

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“Navy & Cream” is a highlight for us from an album stacked full of them and one of our favorite albums of last year, Half Free, from Meghan Remy’s U.S. Girls outlet. Created by artist and animator Emily Pelstring, the video comes with slew of dates that go all the way into September found below. For those yet to bite the bullet, you can head over to 4AD and purchase the LP now.

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Tour Dates:
5th – Divine Times, Sydney, Australia
6th – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (w/ Sleater-Kinney)
7th – Whammy Bar, Auckland, New Zealand
9th – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, Australia
11th – The Croxton, Melbourne, Australia
12th – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, Australia
14th – The Tote, Melbourne, Australia
18th – Shibuya O-Nest, Tokyo, Japan
19th – Veloso, Seoul, Korea
29th – Le Grand Mix, Lille, France
30th – Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
31st – Le Poudriere, Belfort, France

1st – Cooperative du Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2nd – Les Trinitaires, Metz, France
3rd – Trix Vzw, Antwerp, Belgium
5th – Oslo, London, United Kingdom
6th – Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield, United Kingdom
7th – The Deaf Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom

5th – Bar “Le Ritz” PDB, Montreal, QC, Canada
7th – Kazoo Festival, Guelph, ON, Canada
12th – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY, USA
13th – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY, USA
14th – Half Moon, Hudson, NY, USA
20th – Vera Project, Seattle, WA, USA
22nd – Lucky Bar, Victoria, BC, Canada
24th – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, USA
27th – The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA, USA

4th – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
9th – NOS Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal

2nd – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, United Kingdom