Alvvays Announce New Album, Stream “In Undertow”

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Alvvays is due to release its second full-length, Antisocialites, September 8th via Polyvinyl. Expect more lovelorn sun-spotted jangly jams done in only the charming way the Toronto quartet know how. According to lead singer Molly Rankin, “The record is a fantasy breakup arc and my life nearly imitated art.” The first cut from the release is the breakup track “In Undertow” full of introspective witty lyrics floating over top rolling waves of guitar reverb. Pre-order for the release is available here.

The Knocks and Skylar Spence are Amelia Airhorn, Stream “Miracle”

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A foundation started as touring partners and solidified by love of classic disco/soul music, Amelia Airhorn is the new collaboration of Skyler Spence and duo of The Knocks. The project name is centered around a fictional character based in 1992 “kicked up high-tempo on flashbulbs and disco balls” of New York City after dark. “Miracle” is the first reveal and fills the space left by the underwhelming Avalanches return last year. The song creates a visceral experience capturing the energy of those carefree summer nights that are idealized outside of the moment. Element of disco, soul, r&b, chillwave, vaperwave, and so on is all present within the song and couldn’t have picked a better time of year to surface. It is available for free download here.

Chill into the Weekend with Phoenix’s New Song “Goodbye Soleil”

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New album,Ti Amo, from Phoenix is slated for release on June 9th through Glassnote. Today, they have unloaded another glistening track ready-made for summer titled “Goodbye Soleil,” although this one might be best serve lounging by the pool. Not sure about you, but our summer of 2017 will heavily soundtracked by this LP. Listen below and pre-order the album here.

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The War on Drugs Announce New Album, Stream “Holding On”

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As expected, after unveiling the track “Thinking of a Place” at the end of April, The War on Drugs have formally announced their fourth studio album A Deeper Understanding. If you were like us and concerned their signing with major label Atlantic Records might take them down a less than desirable path, rest easy. Between the previously mentioned “Thinking of a Place” and now “Holding On,” the Adam Granduciel-fronted project is not deviating from the sound that led them to creating one of the best albums of this past decade in their last LP, Lost in a Dream, although a bit more polish might be present this time around. Pre-order is available on all formats, including a nice deluxe vinyl edition, here ahead of the album’s August 25th street date.

Watch Misty Coast’s Video for “Leap Year”

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Dreamy, psychedelic vibes are a necessary requirement of a balanced music diet and Norwegian duo Misty Coast, comprised of Megaphonic Thrift members Linn Frøkedal and Richard Myklebust, are the latest discovery keeping us healthy. The pair have an album anticipated around September of this year and have dropped a couple of singles expected to appear on the release in “Heavy Head On a Body” and “Leap Year.” Echoing vocals over gliding, sometimes ethereal instrumentation capture more intimate moods. The visual for the bass-driven “Leap Year” can be found below.

Anna of the North Announces Debut LP Lovers, Streams Title Track

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Nearly three years after making their song debut with the contagious “Sway,” Oslo duo Anna Lotterud and Brady Daniell-Smith, aka Anna of the North, have announced their debut LP, named Lovers, for release on September 8th via Different Recordings. The album promises to continue the crisp, shimmery production showcased in their catalog to date. It was recorded in Oslo and mixed in Copenhagen and London by Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode). Also, with the release details, comes the album’s title track “speaking of the emptiness of the unrealistic promises we make to each other at the start of relationships.” The song is pristine in its presentation hooks you in once the chorus kicks in and the nostalgic synths underline the lyrics. If it doesn’t grab you immediately, it will after a few more spins. Pre-order for the LP is available here.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 5/30/17

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

Buddy – Awesome Awesome
21 Savage ft. Drake & Young Thug – Issa
Swet Shop Boys – Zombie
Wiz Khalifa – Stay Stoned (Redbone Weedmix)
ODESZA – Late Night
Children Of Pop – Poids
alt-J – Adeline
TOPS – Further
Vicktor Taiwo – Digital Kids [Ft. Solomon]
Washed Out – Get Lost
Amy O – Lavender Night
Oddnesse – Somewhere Somehow
Crumb – Plants
P.H.F. – Soft
Forever – Falling
Pixx – Waterslides
Shabazz Palaces ft. Thundercat – Since C.A.Y.A.
Nxworries – Anderson Paak & Knxwledge – Suede
Meek Mill – Glow Up
Jakob Ogawa – You Might Be Sleeping [w. Clairo]
Ruby Haunt – Desert Candle
Novo Amor – Carry You
Mellah – Old Friend
Babeheaven – It’s Not Easy
Beach Fossils- Social Jetlag
Anoraak – Skyline
Sunny & Gabe – Vacay
Computer Magic – Been Waiting
Travis Scott – A man

Stream “Desert Candle” from Ruby Haunt

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Los Angeles pair Ruby Haunt’s upcoming EP out May 31st can only be described as ominous at this point and the latest track “Desert Candle” does nothing to change that notion. The song is dimly lit essential for those valleys life tends to deal out from time to time.