Song : Still Parade : “Beach”

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Still Parade is a new project that we just got hip to. The German dream folk project is the brainchild of one Niklas Kramer. He just released the final piece, “Beach”, to his new four-song Fields EP. The song can only be described as a musical journey that reaches near, far, and wide over its five plus minutes of gentle rolling melodies. It is a lush compliment to the other three tracks that have been released over the past year, including the title track, which might very well be our favorite of the bunch. You can buy the EP on limited edition vinyl courtesy of Day By Day Records/Serve & Volley Records here. Listen below.


Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/16/14

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35!

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Kurt Vile – Never Run Away
SOAK – B a noBody
Gruff Rhys – Lost Tribes
Au Revoir Simone – Just Like A Tree (Tyde remix)
Haerts – Giving Up
iamamiwhoami – blue blue
Lemonade – Reaches
The Pharcyde – Drop
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
Poom – Les Voiles (Dim Sum remix)
Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2] [source field mix]
Dornik – On My Mind
Wand – Broken Candle
Kindness – This Is Not About Us
Febueder – Owing
Wunder Wunder – Midnight Hours
The War On Drugs – Brothers
BAD//DREEMS – My Only Friend
Ex Cops ft. Ariel Pink – Tragically Alright
M83 – Wait (Kygo remix)
Doss – The Way I Feel (Recycle Culture’s Slow Emotion Reel)
Tkay Maidza – Finish Them (Prod. by Bok Bok)
Springtime Carnivore – Sun Went Black
BEIJU – Narcissistic
The Derevolutions – When The Radio’s Gone
Blackbird Blackbird ft. Britt Warner – Young
DEERS – Castigadas en el Granero
Zola Blood – Meridian

Song : SBTRKT : “Look Away” (ft. Caroline Polachek)

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The undeniable SBTRKT is dropping tracks at a frantic pace in the last several weeks. The latest offering from his new LP, Wonder Where We Land (out October 7th via Young Turks), is “Look Away” featuring Caroline Polachek of Chairlift and her solo project Romana Lisa. The song comes with an accompanying interactive video that can be found here. It is pretty safe to say at this point, this is an album you should add to your buy list. Stream “Look Away” below.

Song : Sea Oleena : “Paths”

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If you are looking for that particular album to hole up next to in the coming autumn and winter months, Montreal-based Sea Oleena’s upcoming LP, Shallow (out September 30 via Lefse Records), is making a compelling case to be that album. Having already overtaken us with overwhelming beauty of “If I’m”, she is now streaming the ethereal number “Paths”. The delicate vocals and instrumentation ebb and flow serenely like waves rushing and retracting on a beach slowly washing away all feelings of tension. This is transformative deconstructed folk done to perfection. Find it below.


Song : Vök : “Við Vökum”

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With the breakup of The Knife, we have been holding out hope for another Fever Ray album sometimes in the near future. However, new song “Við Vökum” from Hafnarfjörður, Iceland trio Vök fills that void quite nicely. The song twists minimalist elements of The xx, scattering synths, and a woozy sax solo. The result is a unnerving mood that still manages to seduce the listener. You can find the song on their upcoming five-track debut EP, Tension, out in October via The MuseBox Records. Stream it below.

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MOKB Premiere : Mall Walk : “Teen Missing”

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October 14th will see the release of the eponymous debut EP from Mall Walk, the brooding rock band hailing from Oakland, CA. It will be released via singer-guitarist Rob I. Miller’s label, Vacant Stare Records, and was produced by Monte Vallier, who most recently had a hand in Weekend’s solid LP from last year, Jinx. The first song from the EP is “Teen Missing”. The song starts off as a thoughtful interplay between the bass and drums, only to burn apart under dissident screeching guitar work that will carry you back to the best of the early ’90s. Expect to hear more of this promising trio. Listen below.

MOKB Premiere : Magic Castles : “Sky Sounds”

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Psychedelic rock has proven itself to be more than a fad to the musical soundscape over several decades seeing an influx in popularity again the past couple of years. Minneapolis five-piece Magic Castles have been in the middle of this composing lush arrangements, reverbed vocals, jangly guitars covered in a cloud of pot smoke. They even have the approval of Brian Jonestown Massacre’s infamous Anton Newcombe, who is set to release their latest LP, Sky Sounds, via his UK-based imprint A Records on October 20th.

We are happy to be premiering the title track from it. The song is full of hypnotic ’60s atmospherics playing out like a dream that feels almost too real to tell the difference ideal for drifting away to on your headphones. Stream it below and preorder the LP via iTunes to get “Sky Sounds” instantly.