Listen to New Song “Tangled Memories” from GEMS

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As previously discussed, duo GEMS have their long-awaited debut album, Kill the One You Love, out on October 30th via Carpark Records. Following first song “Living As a Ghost,” they are streaming new cut “Tangle Memories” carried by soothing, rolling production and whispering vocals. Let the song glide over you below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/01/15

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

Air – Playground Love
The Weeknd ft. Lana Del Rey – Prisoner
Shura – Touch
Chad Valley – Seventeen
HEALTH – Life
Dilly Dally – Desire
Panda Bear – No Man’s Land
Toro Y Moi ft. Washed Out – Want
Small Black – No One Wants It To Happen To You
Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain
Hinds – Chili Town
Mac DeMarco – A Heart Like Hers
Alex G – Gnaw
Giraffage & Slow Magic – So Cute!
TALA & Sylas – Praise
Nova Heart – We Are Golden
Tiggs Da Author – Georgia
Le1f – Koi (prod. by SOPHIE)
Marz Leon – HRTBAQ
Priscilla Sharp – Floored
Mayer Hawthorne – Handy Man
Liz Vice – Pure Religion
Julia Holter – Sea Calls Me Home
Drool – End Girl
U.S. Girls – Window Shades
Joan Shelley – Over And Even
Weyes Blood – Cardamom
Spencer Radcliffe – Yankee

Chad Valley Reveals New Song “Seventeen”

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Hugo Manuel aka Chad Valley consistently makes some of the most thoughtfully crafted, ’80s indebted blue-eyed pop songs. His new album, Entirely New Blue, is out October 2nd through the undeniable dreampop purveyors Cascine. Today, he has offered up another cut from it with his most exposed song to date “Seventeen” produced by Joel Ford (Young Ejecta, Ford & Lapotin, Airbird). You can’t help but hear a hint of George Michael’s more fragile moments in the track. Find it below along with the previously revealed “True.”

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Premiere: Listen to Rising Talent Liz Vice’s New Song “Pure Religion”

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Gospel, blues, and soul music has always been the ultimate lie detector. You can’t fake it or cover it up with production tricks. Either it is real or it is not. Portland, OR singer Liz Vice is the truth with no additives. Being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease at age 15, she felt old age was a pipe dream. Vice recounts, “I didn’t think I was going to live past 20 years old.” With that uncertainty, she pushed through years of pain until she received a new lease on life in the form of a kidney transplant.

Subsequently, she pursued her passion of film and acting, only to start attending a church in Portland. It is there that she felt the need to audition for the worship team, a group of singers and musicians for the church. This divine intervention modestly began the path that has lead to release of her debut album, There’s a Light (pre-order here), via Ramseur Records on September 25th with even a cosign by arguably the biggest breakout artist of 2015, Leon Bridges, coming via his instagram.

We are extremely excited to have her latest track to present you gospel-pop fusion “Pure Religion.” While not trying to sound hyperbolic, if you took a little of the jazzy traits of Nina Simone mixed with the depth in tone and effortless delivery of an Aretha Franklin, this might be the result. Spin it below.

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Download Toro y Moi’s Samantha Mixtape

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If you have been following Toro y Moi on Soundcloud, you would have noticed he has been sharing new song over the last month or so with no information regarding their existence. Well, it looks like we have the answer with a dropbox link appearing on his Instagram for a new mixtape or album called Samantha featuring Kool A.D., Rome Fortune, Washed Out, and Nosaj Thing. The download also comes with a pdf of various photos of him and a girl presumably whom the release is named after.

Download: Toro y Moi – Samantha

Listen to New Song “We Go Back” from CHINAH

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Since The xx hit, it has become more and more of a norm to see trios (after all 3 is the magic number) making minimalistic pop comprised of two men and woman with CHVRCHES being the most notable along with other such acts London Grammar, Vaults, among others to varying results. The latest entry to this group is Copenhagen’s CHINAH. Their first song “Away From Me” didn’t really grab us, but we are warming up to their latest, the sharply crafted “We Go Back.” Find the stream below and, if they stick to formula, expect and EP from them in the very near future.

Watch Sirius Blvck’s Video for “Hocus Pocus”

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Indianapolis hip-hop artist Sirius Blvck and team known as Ghost Town Collective have been prolific over the past few years without losing quality in the process. Earlier this summer, he dropped his seventh studio album, Chedda Biscuits, for mass consumption. Today, we have the visual companion to song “Hocus Pocus,” quite possibly our favorite track on the album. Find it below and, for those in area, be sure to catch him along with a ton of other artists at Chreece, a celebration of hip-hop culture in Indianapolis.