Miserable Unveils Video for “Stay Cold”

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In my own sentiment, this song is about having a powerful connection with someone, forgetting about time when you’re around them – though you can’t be together due to them dealing with loss, they aren’t in their right mind, it’s awful timing.

It’s about the one you love being emotionally stuck, numb, incapable of communicating emotions clearly. The bond is overwhelmingly real but ultimately you have to walk away from the situation very confused and heartbroken in order to keep your sanity intact.Kristina Esfandiari aka Miserable

Miserable is the solo moniker of Kristina Esfandiari, singer for the Bay Area’s King Woman. On April 29th, she will be releasing new album, Uncontrollable, via New York City boutique record label The Native Sound. The album is packed with euphoric, yet brooding melancholy making it a quintessential breakup album. “Stay Cold” featuring Kyle Bates of Portland’s Drowse is the latest reveal from the LP. The dark visual companion, directed by Neil Davis and in collaboration with Ethan White & Jordan Beswetherick, was shot with only a dozen roses in their possession. You can pre-order the album both digitally and on vinyl via her Bandcamp.

BADBADNOTGOOD Share New Song “Speaking Gently”

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After releasing the album Sour Soul with Ghostface Killah and the tracks “Here and Now” and Timewave Zero” in 2015, eclectic jazz/hip-hop fusion trio BADBADNOTGOOD appear to be close to putting the finishing touches on their new album IV expected later this year. While the previous two tracks mentioned are not confirmed for it, they have just dropped a tight, winding jam dubbed “Speaking Gently” slated to be on the new album.

Pearl Charles Shares Video for New Song “Phases,” Releasing Record Store Day Exclusive of Debut EP

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Tomorrow, April 16th, will mark the 10th year of audiophile’s version of Christmas, Record Store Day. While it can be argued that the original purpose of the day has fallen to the wayside, there is always a slew of limited editions or albums never released on vinyl that always get us out to our favorite local record shop. Smoky psych-folk singer Pearl Charles and her self-titled debut EP from last year being pressed on vinyl for the first time by Kanine Records is probably our biggest must-have for this year. In addition to being on gold colored vinyl, the release will also feature new song “Minds a Mystery” (video found below) along with live versions of EP tracks “Night & Day and “You Can Change” live from Los Angeles.

Not to settle, the LA resident will also be including new song “Phases” as small indie label Super Fan 99’s selection for Sensible Record Labels Compilation Volume 2 featuring selected songs from 10 UK labels and curated by Alcopop! Records. The compilation will be limited to only 500 pressings.

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 4/12/16

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.

Kadhja Bonet – Yesterday (Beatles cover)
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Broncho – Fantasy Boys
Beach Skulls – Baby’s A Liar
Sports Boyfriend – Don’t Ask Me Why
Exploded View – No More Parties In The Attic
The Side Eyes – I Don’t Want To Go To School
Puro Instinct – Tell Me
Amrit – U Could Be Here
Gypsum – Follow Me
NVDES – The Other Side
LISS – Try
Wil$on – Hot
Shura – Touch (Four Tet Remix)
Kero Kero Bonito – Lipslap
Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You
Whitney – No Matter Where We Go
Her – A Change Is Gonna Come Soon (Sam Cooke cover)
Haunt – Crave
Basement Revolver – Johnny
Young Magic – Sleep Now
Bonzai – Faze
Jadu Heart – Jewl
Von Sell – I Insist
Kaytranada ft. Anderson.Paak – Glowed Up
Lost Film – Still Youth
Mirror Kisses – Call Me Now
Cash + David – Pains 4 U (KDA Watermelon edit)

Listen to New Songs “Water in the Palm of Your Hand” and “Don’t Ask Me Why” from Sports Boyfriend

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There is an effortless cool that continues to bring us back to time and time again to Chicago’s Eileen Peltier, who records under the name Sport Boyfriend. Her latest tracks “Water in the Palm of Your Hand” and “Don’t Ask Me Why” continue this vibe. Woozy delivery and bedroom-styled production bring an intimate feel to each without sacrificing the groove. Listen below and give her a follow over at her Soundcloud.

Yumi Zouma Announce Debut LP, Share New Song “Keep It Close To Me”

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New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma have unsuspectingly come to the forefront of those crafting soft-spoken, precisely crafted pop gems that are as much danceable as they are wistful. After what seems like forever, the quartet are finally ready to drop their debut full-length, Yoncalla, via the perfectly curated Cascine label out just in time for those endless summer days on May 27th.

As is standard with most album announcements, they have unveiled the lead single for the album titled “Keep It Close to Me.” The song is quintessential Yumi Zouma with a bit crisper production than some of their previous material. You can purchase the album on limited edition vinyl (with the first 500 orders receiving hand numbered grey 7″s featuring two outtakes from the Yoncalla sessions that will appear no where else) here. Listen below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 4/5/16

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

Black Honey – All My Pride
SALES – ivy
Jessy Lanza – VV Violence
ShitKid – 666
Pumarosa – Cecile
Kali Uchis ft. Steve Lacy & Vince Staples – Only Girl
Mick Jenkins – The Artful Dodger (Prod. by Kaytranada & THEMpeople)
HUMANS – Bout Chu
Thom Yorke – The Mother Lode
A.K. Paul – Landcruisin’
Kadhja Bonet – Honeycomb
Cellars – Do You Miss Me
Plaitum – Jagwa
HOST – State Of Your Soul
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People Vultures
MOURN – Storyteller
Yumi Zouma – Keep It Close To Me
Ghost Orchard – October 2013
Whitney – Golden Days
Salt Cathedral – Lift Me Up
Gorgeous Bully – Beaucomp
Miserable – Violet
Fog Lake – Rattlesnake
Amber Arcades – Constant’s Dream
Liss – Sorry
Japanese Breakfast – Jane Cum
Alice b – Dar solen slar

Stream “Där solen slår” from Alice b (of School ’94)

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We are big fans of Gothenburg’s School ’94, so it is no surprise that we find ourselves gravitating towards their lead singer Alice Botéus’ (aka Alice b) new track “Där solen slår” (translated “Where the Sun is”) off her upcoming sophomore solo album Så unga (translated So Young) out on May 13th through label Luxury. While we are obviously limited in our lyrical understanding given it is sung in Swedish, the track has a reflective, yet celebratory quality to days gone by in its sound that has drawn us in with multiple repeat listens. Listen below and pre-order the LP here.