Premiere: Listen to Gallant’s “Weight In Gold” Remixed by Ta-ku

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If we were to name some of the breakout acts of the last year, Columbia, Maryland-native, Los Angeles-based singer Gallant would be at or near the top of that list. He has even landed a supporting spot for Sufjan Stevens’ upcoming tour dates. After introducing himself to the world with 2014’s Zebra EP, his latest song “Weight In Gold” might be his best work yet, even landing as Zane Lowe’s inaugral “World Exclusive” on his Beats 1 program. Today, we have Australian producer Ta-ku deconstructing, then building the song back up with sharper synths and cuts falling underneath the soulful vocals. Find both the reworking and original below.

Tour Dates Supporting Sufjan Stevens:
10/24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ The Arlington Theatre
10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
10/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Popejoy Hall
10/28 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
10/30 – Buffalo, NY @ The Center for the Arts University at Buffalo
10/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ Loews Jersey Theatre
11/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
11/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
11/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
11/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
11/06 – Orlando, FL @ Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center
11/07 – Miami, FL @ Olympia Theater at Gunsman Center
11/09 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
11/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/12 – Louisville, KY @ Robert S. Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center

Premiere : Watch LIYON’s video for “Falling Out”

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Upon hearing LIYON’s (the alias of Montreal’s J-D Leblanc) “Falling Out” for the first time, we couldn’t help but be consumed with fluttering emotions of excitement right before a night out full of possibilities. The video sort of captures this idea visualizing two women prepping for a night of craziness in the city full of drinking, smoking, endless wandering. The track, which ironically features an ex-girlfriend, appears on his just released EP, The Calling. Watch below.

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 7/28/15

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

Night Beds – Corner
Ducktails – St. Catherine
Here We Go Magic – Falling
Hinds – Chili Town
Skylar Spence – Affairs
Empress Of – Kitty Kat
Robyn & La Bagetelle Magique – Set Me Free
Dornik – Drive (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix)
ILoveMakonnen – Leave It There
IYES – So Crazy
Cannons – Evening Star
Obey City – Airy ft. Kelela
Allie X – Good
LIZ – When I Rule the World
Rationale – Fuel to the Fire
Thundercat – Them Changes
Foxes in Fiction – Flashing Lights Have Ended Now
Wet – Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl
Abhi//Dijon – Wait
FUZZ – Rat Race
Mac DeMarco – No Other Heart
Michael Stasis – The Necklace
Gwenno – Golau Arall
Elohim – Xanax
Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
SALFUMÁN – Noche en el Spa
Tamaryn – Cranekiss
Shura – White Light

Photo Recap: Death From Above 1979 and The Bots

This past weekend White River State Park saw a bit of a 90’s revival with Incubus and Deftones splitting a bill at the Farm Bureau Stage. Although the neü-metal headliners pulled quite a large crowd the real attraction were the openers: Death From Above 1979 and The Bots. DFA had achieved near-legendary status at the time of their break-up in 2006 and when it was announced they would play Indianapolis after re-forming last year a thick cloud of “I’ve been waiting _ number of years to see them!” hit the Internet.

The Bots are a relatively young band compared to DFA, but they matched the veterans’ ferocity note for note. Ripping through a criminally short 15-minute set, brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei showed that their blend of garage-punk and blues can hit just as hard.

Death From Above 1979

The Bots

photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Skylar Spence Reveals New Song “Affairs”

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Prom King, the debut LP from the ever-so-versatile Ryan DeRobertis aka Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi) is available for purchase on September 18th via Carpark. Today, he has given us a second song from the album “Affairs” following the previously track “Can’t You See.” The cut is a precisely constructed , more emotional affair (no pun intended) inspired by “a dream about running into someone I used to be close to and they didn’t recognize me.” In shorter form, the track could easily fit in nicely as a backdrop to a teenage drama on the movie or television screen. Listen below.

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Pure Bathing Culture Stream New Song “Pray For Rain”

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Pure Bathing Culture have their sophomore studio album, Pray for Rain, out on October 23rd via Partisan Records. The LP serves as the proper follow-up to their fantastic debut Moon Tides from 2013. Today, they have unveiled the title track from it. The song has a much heavier sound than previous work and showcases their versatility in sound and texture.

“Pray for Rain” is about the pressure of trying to figure out who you really are or how you truly, personally feel about anything amidst all the pressure that surround you in life. We all go through so many different phases, and maybe some of them for the wrong reasons, but we’re driven to move forward anyway and we may as well embrace that, no matter the outcome.” – Sarah Versprille of Pure Bathing Culture

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Kurt Vile Unveils Video for New Song “Pretty Pimpin”, Details New Album

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Kurt Vile sixth full-length titled b’lieve i’m goin down… will be hitting shelves on September 25th via Matador Records. Made up of 12-tracks and recorded in locations such as LA and Joshua Tree, the press release calls it “a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history.” The first song is the straight-talking “Pretty Pimpin” that is folk at its core and comes in tow with a visual. Listen below.