Song : Blue Hawaii : “Strawberries & White Light”

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Untogether, the sophomore LP from Montreal’s Blue Hawaii, the duo of Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex “Agor” Cowan, was a tremendous listen. We have found ourselves spinning it time and time again more than we did then. As a reminder to that release, they are streaming the “Strawberries & White Light”. The hazy and haunting track previously only appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the LP and also appear on a new compilations, Major Tendons. Listen below.

Song : Puro Instinct : “6 of Swords”

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Puro Instinct are long overdue for the follow-up to 2011’s excellent Headbangers in Ecstasy. All indications from the group is that is completed or, at the very least, near completion. Today, they have shared a fantastic new song “6 of Swords”. It is a dreamy restrained retro dance cut that sparkles from start to finish. Expect much more in the coming months. Stream below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/23/14

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

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Korrallreven – Death Is Not For Us
Allegories – Funny Way Of Loving You
Zola Jesus – Go (Blank Sea)
TĀLĀ – Black Scorpio
Brolin – Swim Deep
Louds – Ways
Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator
Weyes Blood – Hang On
BOYTOY – Blazed
Arp – Pulsars e Quasars
Sea Oleena – If I’m
Chain Wallet – Stuck In The Fall
Porches – Prism
Sales – Getting It On
Peaking Lights – Everyone and Us
Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
Cooly G – Wait ‘Til Night
Running In The Fog – $ign$
Ana Caprix – Nobody But You
Vök – Við Vökum
Sylas – Hollow
SBTRKT – The Light ft. Denai Moore
MODE – Pillars of the Temple (Prod. by Nicholas Jaar)
Crater – Ain’t Right
Stay Bless – Girl ft. Holiday Sidewinder
Jones. – Deep
Lydia Ainsworth – Hologram
Black Bananas – Creeping The Line

Song : Ryan Hemsworth : “Snow In Newark” (ft. Dawn Golden)

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Producer Ryan Hemsworth has revealed the first single to his next album. “Snow In Newark” features Mad Decent’s Dawn Golden and is a departure of sorts for Hemsworth, but showcases his versatility as a producer. He tells Vogue of the new album, “It’s about trying to get back to my first love, emo music, actually.” He continues, “Maybe it’s a reaction to all the party music out there now, but I just needed to do something a little quieter—every song I do is in a minor key.” You can pre-order the 7″ that features a b-side with Ricky Eat Acid here via Last Gang/Secret Songs. Stream the song below.

Song : Kendrick Lamar : “i”

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Probably the biggest name in rap currently, Kendrick Lamar, has revealed the lead single to his yet-to-be-named sophomore LP. “I” is produced by Rahki and samples “That Lady” from the Isley Brothers. The flow is nice, but the production is underwhelming after a couple of listens, although it does kick in a bit from 2:45 mark on. It is not the explosion into our ears we were wanting, but it could be a grower. Give it spin for yourself below.

Song : Running in the Fog : “$ign$”

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Running in the Fog is the project of name of San Francisco native Amanda Harper. As the name might suggest, her music is heavy on atmospherics blending spacey sounds and vocal delivery that could be categorized as R&B pop. Her latest song is “$ign$’ released via Los Angeles all-female record label Unspeakable Records. It plays out like it is almost in slow motion allowing to fully take in all the different elements of the alluring sound. Stream and download below.

Video : The Antlers : “Refuge”

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With the cooling temperatures, we have found ourselves coming back more frequently to The Antlers’ grossly underrated latest LP, Familiars. The album is truly made for this time of year. Today, they unveiled a smoky shape and color shifting video for the track “Refuge”. If it didn’t resonate the first go around, it is a reminder to go back and give it another spin. Watch below.

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Video : Cooly G : “Wait ‘Til Night”

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South London’s Cooly G, the moniker of Merisa Campbell, has her new album Wait ‘Til Night out on October 21st via Hyperdub. According to Hyperdub, the songs that comprise the LP “sketch out dreamy scenarios of seduction, lust and sex.” Today, she unveiled the title track and companion video for it. The song is sensual, almost flirtatious in vibe with the visual depicting her on a date in London. Listen and watch below.

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