Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 12/23/14

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

Dreamers – Wolves
BRONCHO – Class Historian
Twin Peaks – I Found A New Way
Warpaint – Disco//Very
Strand of Oaks – Same Emotions
Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
First Aid Kit – Cedar Lane
Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
Mac DeMarco – Passing Out Pieces
Real Estate – Had To Hear
How To Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember
George Maple – Vacant Space
Royksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Peaking Lights – Everyone and Us
TOKiMONSTA – Steal My Attention
Anna of The North – Sway
Allie X – Prime
SOPHIE – Lemonade
Father – Look at Wrist (ft. ILoveMakonnen & Key)
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
Rustie – Attak (ft. Danny Brown)
Fear of Men – Luna
SOHN – Artifice
Wunder Wunder – Midnight Hours
Vaults – Lifespan
Foxes in Fiction – Ontario Gothic
Only Real – Cadillac Girl

MOKB Mixtape Premiere : Ellie Herring : Like Your Drawing Mix

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The year is winding down as everyone knows, so we are excited to give one more blast for 2014 from one of the artists who really came into her own this year and who we expect big things from in 2015, Ellie Herring. Ellie, Ms. Herring if you are nasty, has built a mixtape around a piece of artwork titled Mini Couple by Nah Park (pictured above) that she discovered surfing the net for random drawings and illustrations and says “really got to me”.

Ellie says of the mixtape, “There’s no basis for the song selection other than them being new and old songs that I still really love, and if I had the dreamy opportunity to hang out with someone in Mini Couple, I’d probably play these.” For those fortunate enough to be vacationing in some warm, exotic place, this is the soundtrack for your trip and for those at home doing the basic holidays family thing, this is a nice break from all of the chaos. Find the stream and download along with the tracklist below.

Tracklist:
Ricky Eat Acid – Let’s Go Outside
Gold Panda – 5th Ave
Young Ejecta – Welcome to Love
Brokenchord – A Girl of 13 Summers
CFCF – You Hear Colours
Junior Boys – Kick the Can
Mount Kimbie – Would Know
Groundislava – Under the Glow (feat. Rare Times & Benedek)
Jessy Lanza – As If
Vector Lovers – Capsule One
James Blake – I’ll Stay
Diversa – Anaïse
Teebs – While You Doooo
Ryan Hemsworth – Snow in Newark (with Dawn Golden)
Wet – No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix)
Tennyson – You’re Cute
schädel – Something Like a Hajj
Dej Loaf – Me U & Hennesy hanging out with Ellie & schädel one weekend
Doss – Softpretty
Telefon Tel Aviv – I Made a Tree On the Wold

MOKB Albums of 2014 (#1-#35)

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While singles may be the way many consume music in 2014, albums are still the tried and true method of figuring out if an artist is a flash in the pan doomed to be forgotten or someone who has true staying power that will be listened to well beyond their release date. Many say that this year was might have been soft towards the top, but that just means there were a lot more solid albums in the middle to have to sift through from our perspective. Some we were excited about initially, only to never go back a listen to, while other releases slowly crept up on us only to be streamed over and over again.

While there were many established artists that had solid albums, this year really belonged to the new faces. EPs are included in this list as it is a format being used more and more frequently to amazing results and, really, the definition of album is a collection of something with no mention of length, so it still makes sense. With that being said, we are happy to present you with our favorite albums of 2014 broken up into two parts for loading purposes (you can find #36-#70 here). We appreciate you hanging with us this year and look forward to doing the same in 2015.

35. Twin Peaks//Wild Onion
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34. Real Estate//Atlas
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33. Movement//Movement EP
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32. First Aid Kit//Stay Gold
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31. Fear of Men//Loom
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30. Brett//Brett
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29. Benjamin Booker//Benjamin Booker
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28. Schoolboy Q//Oxymoron
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27. Angelo De Augustine//Spirals of Silence
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26. Hiss Golden Messenger//Lateness of Dancers
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25. BANKS//Goddess
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24. Perfume Genius//Too Bright
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23. Warpaint//Warpaint
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22. Grouper//Ruins
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21. Viet Cong//Cassette
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20. SBTRKT//Wonder Where We Land
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19. Alex G//DSU
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18. Beyoncé//Beyoncé
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17. St. Vincent//St. Vincent
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16. Caribou//Our Love
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15. Shabazz Palaces//Lese Majesty
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14. Mac DeMarco//Salad Days
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13. Sharon Van Etten//Are We There
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12. FKA twigs//LP1
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11. TOPS//Picture You Staring
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10. Lana Del Rey//Ultraviolence
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9. Beck//Morning Phase
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8. Foxes in Fiction//Ontario Gothic
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7. Run The Jewels//RTJ2
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6. Strand of Oaks//Heal
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5. Flying Lotus//You’re Dead!
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4. Angel Olsen//Burn Your Fire for No Witness
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3. Ariel Pink//pom pom
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2. Jungle//Jungle
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1. The War on Drugs//Lost in the Dream
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MOKB Albums of 2014 (#36-#70)

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While singles may be the way many consume music in 2014, albums are still the tried and true method of figuring out if an artist is a flash in the pan doomed to be forgotten or someone who has true staying power that will be listened to well beyond their release date. Many say that this year was might have been soft towards the top, but that just means there were a lot more solid albums in the middle to have to sift through from our perspective. Some we were excited about initially, only to never go back a listen to, while other releases slowly crept up on us only to be streamed over and over again.

While there were many established artists that had solid albums, this year really belonged to the new faces. EPs are included in this list as it is a format being used more and more frequently to amazing results and, really, the definition of album is a collection of something with no mention of length, so it still makes sense. With that being said, we are happy to present you with our favorite albums of 2014 broken up into two parts for loading purposes (you can find #1-#35 here). We appreciate you hanging with us this year and look forward to doing the same in 2015.

70. Lykke Li//I Never Learn
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69. Ratking//So It Goes
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68. Wild Beasts//Present Tense
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67. Sam Smith//In The Lonely Hour
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66. Young Fathers//Dead
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65. Ryan Hemsworth//Alone for the First Time
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64. Ricky Eat Acid//Three Love Songs
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63. Yumi Zouma//Yumi Zouma
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62. George Maple//Vacant Space EP
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61. Bully//Bully EP
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60. Alvvays//Alvvays
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59. Secret Songs Compilation #ffb6c1
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58. Palace//Lost in the Night EP
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57. Pure X//Angel
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56. Hurray for the Riff Raff//Small Town Heroes
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55. TINASHE//Aquarius
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54. Nude Beach//77
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53. Parquet Courts//Sunbathing Animal
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52. Itasca//Unmoored By The Wind
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51. The Antlers//Familiars
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50. ODESZA//In Return
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49. Kevin Morby//Still Life
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48. SOHN//Tremors
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47. Ought//More Than Any Other Day
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46. Shamir//Northtown
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45. Childhood//Lacuna
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44. Ryan Adams//Ryan Adams
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43. Jessie Ware//Tough Love
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42. How To Dress Well//What Is This Heart?
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41. Little Dragon//Nabuma Rubberband
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40. Broncho//Just Enough Hip To Be Woman
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39. Lydia Ainsworth//Right From Real
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38. Korallreven//Second Comin’
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37. TĀLĀ – The Duchess/Alchemy EPs
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36. Phoria//Display EP
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Video Session : Daughter Live at Luna Music

Art can have a online permanence yet lack a tangible presence. These videos can be seen as a fleeting collection of pixels arranged as an imitation of art; an experience saved as a convenience, to be received at a more appropriately scheduled time. But the joy in some art lies in the immediacy, in the here and now. This is where live music finds it’s enduring sense of strength: part of the beauty of this art form lies in the ephemeral experience of simply being there.

These videos of Daughter’s intimate performance at Luna Music attempt to capture those moments as best we can. We got footage of the sunlight glinting off of their shimmering guitars and recordings of the ghastly purity of their voices, but that pales in comparison to what we saw and heard first-hand. They played with such effortless vibrancy and color it was like they’d forgotten about relentlessly touring a handful of EPs, covers, and a full-length record on their own before carrying onward as the supporting act for a tour with The National. And after all of that, they can still play “Youth” at a record store in Indianapolis so arrestingly that no one dares to speak or look away until the final chord fades out. I can’t remember another show I’ve been to in the past few years where I’ve experienced that.

Filmed and edited by Doug Fellegy / Erin Browne / Haley O’Brian
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff DuPont
Written by Doug Fellegy

Video : Shivum Sharma : “All These Years”

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South Londoner Shivum Sharma released a quite nice EP, All These Years, via National Anthem recently full of delicately poignant liquid electro-r&b cuts. Today, we get a visual for the title track depicting the ups and downs relationships can take over time drawing from the theme of the song. Watch below and purchase the EP here.

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Video : George Maple : “Vacant Space”

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Singer George Maple has all of the makings of being a star in her native country of Austrialia to her current location of England and everywhere in between. She recently dropped her fantastic debut EP, Vacant Space, as a precursor to what we expect to be a big 2015 for her. She now has a mesmerizing new video for the title track to said EP done with a one-take live performance of the song with Maple shown alongside Australian producer Touch Sensitive and drummer Julian Sudek. We dare you to try to look away. Find the visual below and grab the highly recommended EP from Future Classic’s store here.

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