Listen to Two New Songs by Tyler Childers

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Tyler Childers, who recently wowed crowds here in Indianapolis at the Sun King Brewery 8th Anniversary party, and whose “Honky Tonk Flame” session performance we recently premiered, released a couple new songs late last week.

“Lady May and “Whitehouse Road” are both from Childers’ debut album, Purgatory, about which Childers states, “It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up!”. Purgatory will be released on August 4th and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson.

Beach Fossils Share Video for “Sugar”

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The latest LP, Somersault, from Beach Fossils has been one of the more satisfying releases for us in 2017. From start to finish, it just always seems to hit the right notes no matter what mood we’re in. They just dropped a rad skateboarding-centric visual for one of the standout tracks “Sugar” directed by Justin Carlson and featuring the band along with skaters Josh Matthews and Kevin Lowry working boards. It is a nice compliment to the hazy, almost slacker vibes of the song. You can grab the LP here still on sweet white with red splatter vinyl.

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Photo Recap: Future Islands and Milo @ Old National Center

Future Islands put on a hell of a show. The combination of the band’s rollicking synth-pop alongside frontman Samuel T. Herring’s passionate performances have a persuasive power over audiences, drawing longtime supporters deeper into the fold and making fast fans of the rest. The band’s latest album, The Far Field, is another earnest take on loss that finds Herring crooning and growling his way through twelve songs that are over far too soon; although brutal at times, the lyrics are still as heartfelt and captivating as ever. With Milo and the Ruby Yacht House Band also on the bill, the evening more than lived up to the hype.


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Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Stream Poolside’s Perfect-For-Summer New LP Heat

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California duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, aka Poolside, entire catalog is filled with jams best heard when the temperatures are hot and sun is shining. We couldn’t be more stoked they are back just as we enter the summer solstice with a new album Heat. Get comfortable on your favorite float in the pool or outside lounge chair and drift off to this one. We are thoroughly enjoying this and it is providing some much needed mental relaxation. No word on a physical release, but we are crossing our fingers.

Listen to Clairo’s Latest Track “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos”

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Boston’s Claire Cottrill aka Clairo is one of the more versatile artists on the net and she keeps on pushing out vibey song after song via her Soundcloud. Her latest is a wistful love song about a crush titled after one of our favorite bad habits, “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos,” although it has nothing to do with the delicious snacks. Maybe its her nickname for the track’s inspiration or a personal idiosyncrasy about their interactions. Regardless, it is good, like everything else she touches. We can only hope she plans to put together a proper album in the near future.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/20/17

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.

Jay & The Americans – Come A Little Bit Closer
Portugal.The Man ft. FatLip – Mr. Lonely
Toro Y Moi – Girl Like You
Zola Jesus – Exhumed
Son Little – Blue Magic (Waikiki)
Michael Nau – How You’re So For Real
Phoenix – Fleur De Lys
Futo – Let’s Go Extinct
Cigarettes After Sex – Sunsetz
Life In Sweatpants – Girls
Amelia Airhorn – Miracle
The Knocks ft. Powers – Classic
Kero Kero Bonito – Heard A Song (CFCF remix)
Com Truise – Propagation
BEIJU – Movin’ On
Vince Staples – Rain Come Down
KeithCharles – Thank you, Tracee Ellis Ross
Hoops – Sun’s Out
Ariel Pink – Another Weekend
Sugar Candy Mountain – Playground Love (AIR cover)
Alvvays – In Undertow
Kirin J. Callinan ft. Connan Mockasin – Living Each Day
Japanese Breakfast – Boyish
Good Morning TV – Stormrider
Anna Of The North – Lovers
Smerz – You See

Premiere : Tyler Childers singing “Honky Tonk Flame” at Sun King Brewery

We’ve been excited proponents of the movement back towards old school and outlaw country. Artists like Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton have brought back authenticity and much-needed real-life grit to country music. This resurgence has now brought forth a second generation, if you will, to get very excited about, and Tyler Childers is a fellow Kentuckian that certainly fits that description. Childers was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, a small, dwindling coal mining area in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, so he knows more than a little bit about struggle and underbelly of lawlessness and booze that is glossed over by the thick fog of religion in these poor, rural areas.

The new 10-song album, Purgatory, recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe studio, was produced by Sturgill Simpson as well as David Ferguson. It features Simpson on acoustic guitar and to no surprise a host of world-renowned players (Stuart Duncan, Miles Miller, and Russ Pahl, among others).

Lucky Indianapolis show-goers can catch Childers this Saturday at the Sun King Brewery VIII Anniversary party, which also features Nikki Lane and Parker Milsap! Tickets available at MOKB

Premiere: Bloomington’s Sleeping Bag Reveal New Song “Doin’ It Alone” Off Upcoming LP

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Sleeping Bag, the Bloomington, Indiana project spearheaded by Dave Segedy along with live members Nick Harley and Peter Doyle, have a fourth long-play, Wet, arriving on August 11th via Warm Ratio. Tracking for the record started early last year with Segedy’s friend, Tyler Smith, on a Yamaha four track in the Secretly Canadian Distribution warehouse where they both used to work. Recording guru Paul Mahern if Zero Boys mastered it thereafter. The record is full of loose, heady rock tracks varying in intensity, but always laced with an underlying grit to keep it genuine. “Doin’ It Alone” is the first cut from the release might be the most accessible. Clocking in just under a couple of minutes, the no-nonsense song is instantly relatable conveying those moments when you just want someone to share the load and are cracking under the weight. The stream can be found below with some upcoming tour dates around the Midwest. The album is available for pre-order here.

Tour Dates:
7/07 – Columbus, OH @ Strong Water
7/08 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
7/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
7/13 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
9/02 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
9/08 – Hamtramck, MI @ Ant Hall
9/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
9/16 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Middle Waves Fest

Photo by Anna Powell Teeter