Stream the Debut Single from Ex Cops’ Brian Harding’s New Project Blond Ambition

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Blond Ambition is the new solo outlet of Ex Cops’ Brian Harding. After being bottled up in the woods of upstate New York for several years, he escaped to LA recording material with producer Andrew Miller on what will be the project’s debut full-length schedule for release early 2017. “Hurricanes” is the first reveal from those sessions being made available via Cascine’s singles label CSCN and bundled with B-side “Confused Forever.” While the surface of the song has a catchy, danceable rhythm permeating throughout, there are layers of emotion hidden underneath conveying feelings of loss, credence, and hope. You can find the tracks now both on Spotify and iTunes.

Watch the Chromatics’ Video for “Dear Tommy”

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After months and months of endless waiting, it looks like we might be finally near to the release of Chromatics long-awaited Dear Tommy album. We now have a visual for the ominous and cinematic title track along with the tracklisting for the LP. We wouldn’t be surprised to see this album drop within the next week.

Tracklist:
01. Fresh Blood
02. In Films
03. Time Rider
04. I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around
05. Cherry
06. She Says
07. Just Like You
08. 4 A.M.
09. Teacher
10. Camera
11. Dear Tommy
12. Touch Blue
13. After Hours
14. Shadow
15. In Silence
16. Colorblind
17. Endless Sleep

Premiere: Watch the Pin-Up Girl Visual for Max Shrager’s “Thoughts of You”

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“This one was written the summer I moved to New York City. I thought of it as a country ballad as I was writing it. It ended up having some interesting rhythms and flavors. My grandmother came downstairs to my parent’s basement as I was recording the guitar, and she was into it.”

You may not know Max Shrager by name, but there is a strong chance you have heard some of his work in collaborations with the likes of Sharon Jones and Lee Fields to Lana Del Rey. He most recently caught our eye with his new band The Shacks we highlighted just last week and have a debut EP and full-length on the way soon. Additionally, the 20-year-old also recently released a EP compilation, Thoughts of You, he calls “the best of everything I’ve done as a solo artist up to this point” featuring tracks spanning the past 5-6 years.

As you can imagine based the previously mentioned collaborations, he pulls from sounds rooted in yesteryear and recorded in analog to present the full rich, retro experience. Needless to say given his enviable experience at such an early age, there is something very special in his work and it might not be more evident than with the song and EP title track “Thoughts of You” spilling with sentimentality and warmth that is a rare commodity in modern music. The video, directed by Leon Michels, completes the aesthetic utilizing old footage of pin-ups blended with grainy footage of Max crooning the tune. The EP is available for purchase now via Big Crown Records.

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/23/16

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.

Jadu Heart – Late Night
Bon Iver – 22 (OVER SOON) [Bob Moose extended cab version]
The Shacks – No Surprise
Few Bits – Sweet Warrior
Marching Church – Heart Of Life
Natural Child – She Got A Mind
Hoops – Give It Time
Frank Ocean – Nights
Mallrat – Uninvited
ceo – Kill Count
Drug Train – Finies Les Trouble
Twist – Too Much Trouble
Surf Cassette – Summer’s End
Syd (of The Internet) – Amazing
S U R F I N G – Lifetime
Kadhja Bonet – Honeycomb
EZTV – Reason To Run
Nice As Fuck – Mall Music
Black Marble – Woods
Niki & The Dove – You Want The Sun
Ariel Pink + Dexy Valentine – Walkie Talkie
Sam Evian – I Need a Man
Anna of the North – Us
Lowly – Deer Eyes
Psychic Twin – Hopeless
Helena Deland – Baby
Cate Le Bon – Yellow Blinds, Cream Shadows
De La Soul ft. Little Dragon – Drawn

Kero Kero Bonito Announce New Album, Stream “Graduation”

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London trio Kero Kero Bonito, purveyors of playful earworms, have announced their new album, Bonito Generation, slated to drop on October 21st through Double Denim. The album will include many of their memorable tracks they have unloaded over the past year. Additionally, they have offered up a cut named “Graduation” that can only be described as quintessential KKB. Find the stream below and pre-order the LP here and here.

Jadu Heart Streams First Single “Late Night” from New EP

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After releasing their brilliant debut EP just a few months back, Jadu Heart, the UK-based songwriting and production duo of Dina and Faro, are ready to drop a follow-up EP, Ezra’s Garden, on September 9th via Mura Masa’s Anchor Point Records. This release will be much more of an immersive experience with the pair enlisting the help of director Georgie Brinkmann from Zoox Collective and art director Jack Headford in the creation of a series of videos to accompany the collection. The first single from the release is the dimly-lit “Late Night” landing somewhere sonically between a song to be heard on the dancefloor and your headphones.

Stream Hoops Self-Titled EP Out Friday

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It has been a whirlwind year for the boys from Bloomington, IN. Hoops have their ‘official’ debut EP coming out at the end of the week via Fat Possum and you can stream it now for your listening pleasure. Find the stream and expect their debut LP sometime next year. You can catch them live with a slew of tour dates with Whitney, among others, at a city near you.

Tour Dates:
08/24/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop +
08/26/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music
09/08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
09/09/16 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
09/23/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/24/16 – Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
09/29/16 – Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre (Backstage) ^
10/03/16 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
10/04/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
10/05/16 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
10/06/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/09/16 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/11/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Whitney
^ w/ Car Seat Headrest
+ w/ The Pills & Nice Try