Premiere: Listen to Orchid Mantis’ New Song “Flashbulb Memory”

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Last year, we were completely hypnotized by the under-the-radar lo-fi lullaby Hessdalen Light album from Atlanta’s Thomas Howard, known under the moniker Orchid Mantis. Apparently, we were not the only one. On July 14th, Portland record label Track and Field Records will be releasing a remastered version of the album on a limited run of cassettes. In addition to the original composition, the re-release will also include new, woozy bonus track “Flashbulb Memory” found below. Just like the rest of the LP, this one will take you into the deepest corners of your mind pulling out memories of extreme beauty and dark sadness.

Listen to New Beach House Song “Sparks”

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Arguably the best band going in the last decade and quite possibly our favorite, Beach House, have their new LP and “return to simplicity” Depression Cherry out on August 28th via Sub Pop. Today, they have shared the first reveal from it titled “Sparks”. The song is full of lush, shoegazey construction and really has a epicness presented with maybe not so obvious restraint. It is a brilliant return on what will be one of the best albums released in a stacked year of music. Listen below.

Listen to New Song “Softcore” from Tamaryn

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We’ve already heard “Hands All Over Me” and the absolute gem “Cranekiss” from Tamaryn, now they have shared a third song “Softcore” dipped in more ominous tones. Just like the others, it will be on their new album Cranekiss available on August 28th via Mexican Summer. Listen below.

Santigold Unveils New Song “Radio”

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Santigold is currently finishing up a new album slated before the end of the year, but in the meantime she has shared a new song “Radio” for mass consumption. The song will appear on the latest John Green novel turned movie Paper Towns, which will also feature songs from The War on Drugs, HAIM, Son Lux, Kindness, and much more. While the song isn’t the rhythmic club banger we prefer Santi, it still is a solid cut. Listen below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/30/15

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

Skylar Spence – Can’t You See
Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique (ft. Maluca) – Love Is Free
Abelard – Dance In Space
Gardens & Villa – Fixations
IGBO – Gimme Gimme
Kiiara – Gold
A.CHAL – Round Whippin
Kaytranada ft. Vic Mensa – Drive Me Crazy
Bully – Too Tough
Nova Heart – Lackluster No
Leon Bridges – Smooth Sailin’
The Parrots – I’m Not Alone
Natural Child – Saturday Night Blues
Night Beats – Outta Mind
White Reaper – Pills
Totally Mild – Move On
Grimes – REALiTi
Stealing Sheep – Sequence
Hibou – Dissolve
Wolf Alice – White Leather
ALTA – Moves
Foals – What Went Down
The Galleria – Calling Card
RUFUS – You Were Right
Jenny Hval – Heaven
Seapony – Let Go
Air Waves – Milky Way
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Listen to New Songs from Fog Lake

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Newfoundland one-man band and personal favorite Fog Lake has quietly unveiled a couple of lo-fidelity, bedroom gems leading up to the release of a new album, Victoria Park, tomorrow via Orchid Tapes on a limited cassette (no word on vinyl yet) and his Bandcamp. The album follows last year’s under-the-radar jewel virgo indigo.

The tracks revealed thus far frome it are “Bury My Dead Horses” and “Andy” to go along with an unmastered (and perfect) version of opening track “Renegade” from back in April. While the songs might feel out of place in the summer months, they should appeal quite nicely for those who have been dealing with massive amounts of rain and really take hold once we fade towards the autumn months. Find the songs below and also head over to the great blog Portals to check out a recent Residency feature they did for the project here and here.


Shura Unveils New Video for “White Light”

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Shura’s epic latest creation “White Light” has an underlying sci-fi theme (as well as being about her twin brother) that is further explored in the new video for it. Directed by Noel Paul, the visual consists of a woman seeking out a man with otherworldly qualities. It ever so subtly reminds us of the M83 video trilogy from a few years back. Watch below.

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