Premiere: Stream the Making a Fool of Myself Mini-Album from Rubber Band Gun

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“A crude awakening. A hard hitting, six A.M, smack down with that dang alarm clock, kind of morning. Eggs, bacon, the whole tomato for your inner ear. Follow our favorite weatherman, Horace A. Hobart, through his final day at “Channel 17 Local News” where if we listen closely, we can hear the soft, gentle snap of mental stability. Can a vandalized picture cause a train wreck? Can a man earn respect through malice? All this, and more, brought to you by the force of local access television, through the lens of Rubber Band Gun.”

The above quote lays out the concept around the new mini-album (or EP, if you like), Making a Fool of Myself, from Queens, NY musician/songwriter Kevin Basko, who records under the name Rubber Band Gun. Fresh off of playing guitar for Foxygen during their possible final tour for the last year and a half, the release continues the conceptualized, abstract manner Basko approaches creating and follows last year’s brilliantly underrated 21-song sci-fi opera Horror Sounds in Stereo. Below you can hear the collection weaving retro-fitted sonics into a compelling story that feels much longer than five-songs upon listening. It will be available this Friday via Winspear Records on a limited-edition tape release and digitally here.

Premiere: Wax Fang Share New Song “Exit Strategy” via a Karaoke Lyric Video

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Louisville’s Wax Fang, the nom de plume of Scott Carney, has been a staple on the scene for the better part of the last decade. Starting alongside and touring with My Morning Jacket, the project has continued on with various players and contributors over the years, but the quality has remained consistent. Having released their latest LP, last year’s The Astronaut, Carney is continuing on alongside collaborator/ co-producer Corey McAfee for new track “Exit Strategy”. The song is a major concoction of brooding, sinister drum beats, atmospheric guitar-play, and searing synths underscoring lyrics of hopelessness and drug addiction. You can hear it below via a Karaoke-styled lyric video.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 11/17/15

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

Grimes – Butterfly
Rodrigo Amarante – Hourglass
Ra Ra Riot & Rostam – Water
Allie X – Never Enough
Fat White Family – Whitest Boy On The Beach
Hinds – San Diego
Cemetery Family Band – Of Lesbians And Ocean (Used To Things)
Wet – It’s All In Vain
Lykke Li – Paris Blue
ABRA – Sick Girl
Brett – On Account Of Your Love
POLICA – Lime Habit
JASMINE – Never Let The Scene Girl Down
Movement – Lace (Demo)
Ocean Hope – Tame
Frankie Cosmos – Korean Food
Your Friend – Heathering
Tomas Barfod ft. Fine – Fill Me
Public Memory – Lunar
She-Devils – Come
Joy Again – Looking Out For You
Empress Of – Icon
Nico Yaryan – Old Gloria
Petite League – Not Always Happy
TULIPS – Jitterbug
Charlie Hilton – Pony
Baby Blood – Figurine
Dream Koala – Synthetic Evolution

Watch Long Beard’s New Video for “Turkeys”

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Leslie Bear’s musical alter-ego Long Beard released one of the more unsuspectingly fantastic releases of 2015 with Sleepwalker (order here). While sonically, she may not be breaking new ground, the album overcomes like a familiar comfort adapting with the different seasons and prime for those more introspective moments. In the video for “Turkeys”, she continues unassuming DIY-aesthetic directed by Anthony Palma featuring Casper-like ghosts. Watch below.

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Tour Dates:
12.05.15 – New Brunswick, NY (solo)
12.09.15 – The Special without Brett Davis
12.12.15 – Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Universalist Society (full band)
12.13.15 – Washington, DC @ Hole In The Sky (full band)
12.27.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (full band)
12.29.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (solo)

Empress Of Unveils New Video for “Icon”

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Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of’s debut album Me is probably one of our most listened to this year and we find ourselves falling for it harder and harder as each day passes. Today, she has revealed a visual for LP track “Icon” directed by Eli Born. In it, you see beautiful shots of Rodriguez moving in between the bustling city of New York and the woods in the upstate. Watch below.

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Premiere: Stream Introverted Dancefloor’s Remix EP

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Over the last couple of days, we have revealed a couple of tracks off a new remix EP from Carpark Record’s artist Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor featuring reworkings from his self-titled debut under that moniker release earlier this year (purchase here). Bevin previously recorded solo under the names Signer and Aspen along with being a member of The Ruby Suns (Sub Pop, Lil’ Chief Records, Memphis Industries). In addition to contributions from Simon Flower and Boycrush (found here and here), James Duncan, Instant Fantasy, and Will Slugger round out the all-New Zealand affair giving new life and differing perspectives to the tracks “Happiness is Such a Mess”, “Giving Up On Summer”, and “Tiger Bones”. You can now stream the surprisingly cohesive set in its entirety below, wind down your work week, and transition into the weekend.

Pusha T Unloads New Song “Untouchable” Produced by Timbaland

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Recently appointed president of G.O.O.D. Music Pusha T is not waiting around to push forth his agenda. Today, one of our favorite mc’s going unveiled new song “Untouchable” produced by Timbaland and constructed around a sample from the late, great Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie. No word yet, but hopefully this is the lead-in to a King Push LP announcement? Listen below.

Premiere: Boycrush Reworks Introverted Dancefloor’s “Giving Up On Summer”

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Our second reveal (previous can be heard here) off a new five-song remix EP from New Zealand’s Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor see’s Boycrush, a project we became familiar earlier this year with his song “Flirt” featuring former Yumi Zouma singer Kim Pflaum aka Madeira, readjusting “Giving Up On Summer” more in his image. Listen below.

“Boycrush is Alistair Deverick. He also lives in Auckland and I played in the Ruby Suns with him. He’s like a proper musician though and he played drums for people like Neil Finn and has jammed with Johnny Marr. He makes cool electronic pop music under the name Boycrush. His remix took quite a while to finish. Demos of the first version he sent me were cool but when I asked for the final version he sent me something totally different and way better I think. Of course I love the idea of working on something for ages and then near the last minute, deleting it and quickly spewing out something completely different and better.” – Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor