Download Allie X’s New Song “Old Habits Die Hard”

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How Allie X is not getting more mainstream attention at this point is beyond us, but for now we will continue to give her major attention for all the amazing tracks she has released onto the world. Her latest song is “Old Habits Die Hard”, which she is kindly giving away via the Soundcloud stream below. The song is another intricately woven synth-driven pop gem. No word on a any new releases coming, but for the time being you can purchase her highly recommended CollXtion I on limited edition vinyl signed by Allie.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/2/16

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

Ratatat – Supreme
Diane Coffee – All The Young Girls
White Denim – Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
Strand of Oaks – Shut In (Hear Ya session)
Pleasure Boys – Some Time
Frankie Cosmos – Sinister
HOOPS – Cool 2
Kurt Vile – Blackberry Song
Quilt – Roller
Haerts – Eva
Parkinson White – ’97
Ohslo – Islands
RYAN Playground – Are You Mad
Flume ft. Vince Staples & Kucka – Smoke and Retribution
Katy B & KAYTRANADA – Honey
Goon Des Garcons – Dirt
Primal Scream & Sky Ferreira – Where The Light Gets In
Twin Peaks – Walk To The One You Love
Brainfreeze – Role Model
Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You
You’ll Never Get To Heaven – Caught In A Time, So Far Away
Lily & Madeleine – For The Weak
Your Friend – Gumption
Casey Mecija – Gonna Gun
E1SBAR – Vapour
Maria False – Spades
Infinite Bisous – Life + You
Japanese Breakfast – In Heaven

Listen to Frenetic New Song “Role Model” from Brainfreeze

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Brainfreeze is a band that has been floating around for a year now, although they have been dating for over 3 years per their introduction to us via email. The duo is comprised of Zoë Brecher handling drums/vocals and hailing from New York along with Maria Villar on vocals/guitar calling the buzzing musical hub of Madrid, Spain home. Having released a two-song demo and single last year, they are back with a ear-melting song “Role Model” mixed by Diego García of another favorite of ours, The Parrots. While it only clocks in just under a minute and a half, the song provides of jolt of raw energy leaving us wanting more. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long for more new tunes. Listen below.

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Watch Leon Bridges’ Video for “River”

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“A river has historically been used in gospel music as symbolism for change and redemption. My goal was to write a song about my personal spiritual experience. It was written during a time of real depression in my life and I recall sitting in my garage trying to write a song which reflected this struggle. I felt stuck working multiple jobs to support myself and my mother. I had little hope and couldn’t see a road out of my reality. The only thing I could cling to in the midst of all that was my faith in God and my only path towards baptism was by way of the river.

When thinking about how to best visually represent this universal battle, I reflected on the depiction of black communities in our media and particular experiences within my own life. This video showcases the unique struggle many black men and women face across this country. However, unlike the captured images which tend to represent only part of the story, I wanted to showcase that through all the injustice, there’s real hope in the world.

I want this video to be a message of light. I believe it has the power to change and heal those that are hurting.”Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges unveils a new visual for “River”, the purifying gospel highlight from his 2015 album full of many highlights, Coming Home. The video was written and directed by Miles Jay. Watch below.

Listen to “Lying in the Grass” from Animal Collective

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“Lying in the Grass” recently was revealed serving as a backdrop to an https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/painting-with/id1069737888?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 created by Animal Collective that allows you paint alone or with a friend/stranger sharing the same as their new album >Painting With slated for release on February 19th via Domino Records. For those that are not into apps, they now have given you a proper stream to enjoy the track, which follows the previously heard “Floridada”.

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White Denim Share New Song “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)”

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White Denim’s new LP, Stiff, is out March 25th, 2016 via Downtown Records and can be pre-ordered here. They have already shared the track “Holda You (Psycho)”, now they offer up another taste in the form of “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)”, a retro-soul jammer bursting with energy and feel-good vibes. Wash away the winter blues with this one below.

Twin Peaks Announce New LP, Stream New Song “Walk To The One You Love”

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Wild Onion, the 2014 sophomore effort from Chicago’s Twin Peaks is still one of our go to albums to cut loose and get a little crazy, so it goes without saying we are extremely amped at the announcement of new LP, Down in Heaven, slated for release on May 13th via Grand Jury/Communion. According to the press release, the new batch of songs “beg the listener to sway slowly, bang their head wildly and question what they were doing wasting emotional time on anything less.” The first reveal from it “Walk To The One You Love” probably falls more in the former category with a more relaxed, less-raucous vibe maintained throughout, but not a bad backdrop for a summertime backyard bbq with booze. You can listen to that track below and pre-order the album here.

Tour Dates:
Feb. 24 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Feb. 25 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Feb. 26 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag [two shows]
Feb. 27 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
Mar. 9 – Champaign, IL @ The Accord
Mar. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Mar. 11 – Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
Mar. 12 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
Apr. 15 – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club
Apr. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Apr. 17 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Apr. 19 – London, UK @ Camden Barfly
Apr. 21 – Paris, FR @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
Apr. 22 – Évreux, FR @ L’abordage
Apr. 23 – Reze, FR @ Festival L’Ere de Rien
Apr. 29 – Austin, TX @ Levitation
May 13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Jun 9 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival