MOKB Premiere : Crater : “Shoot You Down” (The Stone Roses Cover)

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Seattle’s Crater were one of our favorite discoveries from last year mixing brooding ’90s atmospherics and electronics in a similar fashion to a Depeche Mode or even a modern day reinterpretation of the band Garbage with their chameleon-like musical tendencies. While they released several great one-off singles in 2014, their full potential was fully realized in their gorgeous track “Ain’t Right”. The song had us major jonesing for a proper album from the ladies.

While we still don’t have new album to dial up on, the duo have given us an absolute monster cover of The Stone Roses “Shoot You Down” from the English band’sclassic 1989 self-titled debut album. Crater’s version fills out some of the sparseness of the original with illuminating and droning synths making the song completely their own. We haven’t stopped playing the song since it appeared in our inbox last week and we are pretty certain you will have this on repeat as well. You can listen to the track below via Soundcloud or the video that was, according to the band, “compiled from creative commons footage off Vimeo and the depths of the internet that felt appropriate and also a bit eerie.”

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/17/15

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

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Nic Hessler – I Feel Again
Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
Dylan Ross – Rejection Letter
Crater – Shoot You Down (The Stone Roses Cover)
Chromatics – Just Like You
Hot Chip – Huarache Lights
Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix)
TACHES – Yours (Ft. PB Kaya)
LVL UP – Somebody Kill Me Please (The Wedding Singer Cover)
Peppermint Cloud Club – Young Lovers
Braids – Miniskirt
Fort Romeau & New Jackson – Not A Word
Laura Groves – Committed Language
Shh…- West London
Death and Vanilla – California Owls
Sia – Elastic Heart (Clams Casino Remix)
Ella Eyre – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Jermaine Stewart Cover / Whipped Cream Remix)
Lyves – Shelter
Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross
Pearl River Sound – Remember Every Moment
ZES – Bliss
Step-Panther – It Came From The Heart
Rose Windows – Glory, Glory
Nai Harvest – Sick On My Heart
Aly Cabral – Would You Do The Same For Me
OKO TYGRA – Glass Jaw
Nxworries – Suede

Download : Yonas Michael : “Blessed”

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Formerly known as Y-O of Hip Hop duo U-N-I, LA-based mc Yonas Michael has been slowly building his profile as a solo artist working with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Bun B intertwining soul that was nurtured by the vinyl collection of his grandmother and the Eritrean roots of his father. Later this year, Michael will be dropping his sophomore LP, Black Swan Theory, to the world. His latest song “Blessed” offers a nod to the previously mentioned soul influences and early Kanye West production touchstones. It is a strong offering with our only complaint being that it is too short clocking in just at two minutes and change. Stream and download the song below.

Song : Only Real : “Can’t Get Happy”

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Another week and another chilled-out slacker song from West Londoner Only Real has appeared. “Can’t Get Happy” is the latest reveal from his forthcoming debut LP, Jerk at the End of the Line, slated to drop on March 31st via Virgin EMI. The song follows the previously released “Cadillac Girl”, “Pass the Pain”, and “Yesterdays”. Listen below.

Song : Body Language : “Reset”

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Brooklyn’s Body Language have a new 7″, “Really Love b/w “Reset”, out on B3SCI Records tomorrow (get it here). Unlike the previously heard “Really Love”, the flipside of the 7″, “Reset”, gives off more of a chillaxed vibe making for a very well-balanced release satisfying multiple moods with the pairing. Find the song below along with upcoming tour dates.

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Song : Lyves : “Shelter”

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Lyves is the project of singer/producer Francesca Bergami, who grew up in Portugal before moving to her current location of London. She incorporates the sensualness of Sade underlined with weightless, electronic-tinged instrumentation. Her latest song is the highly attractive “Shelter”. It will appear on her forthcoming debut EP due out sometime in the spring. Stream it along with the equally enchanting “Visions” below.

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Song : Passion Pit : “Lifted Up (1985)”

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Kindrid, the third full-length from Passion Pit will see the light of day on April 21st via Columbia Records. Today, they have shared the first song from it “Lifted Up (1985)” via a video showing the cover alive in motion. The song has a much more upbeat attitude lyrically than what you might have found on their previous releases. The song will be available for immediate download along with another song “Where The Sky Hangs” tomorrow digitally when you pre-order the LP. Listen below.

Song : Sufjan Stevens : “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross”

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As promised, Sufjan Stevens has revealed new song “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross”. It will appear on his upcoming seventh studio LP, Carrie & Lowell, and marks sort of a return to his more acoustic/folk roots from early in his career. The album is available on March 31st via Asthmatic Kitty with the single being available today via Indianapolis’ own Joyful Noise. Listen below.

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