Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/30/16

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.

Bon Iver – 33 GOD
Devendra Banhart – Saturday Night
Fog Lake + Home Alone – Push
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Have A Heart
Metavari – Indigo
Chromatics – Dear Tommy
Kero Kero Bonito – Graduation
Olga Bell – Randomness
Goldlink ft. Ciscero – Fall In Love (prod. by Kaytranada & BadBadNotGood)
Niki & The Dove – Last Night
Blood Orange – Desiree
Thundercat – Bus In These Streets
Vinyl Williams – Feedback Delicates
Ultimate Painting – Song For Brian Jones
Mild High Club – Kokopelli
Max Shrager – Thoughts Of You
Drug Train – Love Love
Blond Ambition – Hurricanes
Vince Staples – War Ready
WL – Feeling Down
Alexa Demie – Girl Like Me
Yohuna – Golden Foil
Hazel English – I’m Fine
FRAME – Love Wasted
La Femme – Septembre
Amber Mark – Way Back
Lady Wray – Guilty
Frank Ocean – Pink + White

Itasca Streams Bewitching New Song “Carousel”

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We became big fans of LA-based singer-songwriter Kayla Cohen, who records under the moniker Itasca, back in 2014 with her sophomore album Unmoored By The Wind. The album was illuminating example of the timelessness and ongoing influence of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s folk movement. Open to Chance is her new LP slated to see the light of day on September 30th via Paradise of Bachelors.

After sharing “Buddy” from it, she has now revealed the absolutely beautiful “Carousel” that we can’t help referencing Joni Mitchell when listening. The song is just exquisite recording touching upon the need for “stepping back—taking breaks,” according to Cohen. Stream the track below and you can dig deeper into Itasca, the song, and new album in an interview with her courtesy of Rookie.

Watch La Femme’s Video for “Septembre”

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Mystère, the sophomore LP from French collective La Femme is just a few short days from release on September 2nd through Disque Pointu. Appropriately, before then, they have shared the song “Septembre” off the album along with a wistful, grainy video featuring the track’s vocalist Angela Hureau enjoying sunshine on the beach. It should bring out all sorts of nostalgia those of us in the States as we get ready to bid farewell to the summer of 2016 unofficially with Labor Day this upcoming weekend. The album is available for purchase here and be sure to grab a listen of the previously revealed “Où va le monde” and “Sphynx.”

Ultimate Painting Share Video for New Track “Song for Brian Jones”

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Ultimate Painting are just one of the bands that always seems to hit the spot no matter what our mood is and their latest offering is no different. “Song for Brian Jones” latest single for the London band’s upcoming third album, Dusk, out on September 30th via Trouble In Mind Records. The song draws from elements of psychedelia, Britpop, and Velvet Underground-esque art rock coming together to form a malaise groove carried throughout. We can’t help but be reminded very subtly of the general mood conveyed in The Dandy Warhol’s “Sleep” as well. The song comes along with a beautiful video visualizing the earthy tones felt in the track. Find it below and the previously heard “Bills” here.

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Devendra Banhart Shares “Saturday Night”

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In what has been a monster year in releases, Devendra Banhart’s ninth studio album, Ape in Pink Marble, seems to be quietly floating under the radar a bit. We already have heard the low-key folk gem “Middle Names” from it and we now get the atmospheric “Saturday Night. Everything about the track is delicate and feathery as it tickles the ears. It can only be described as sublime. The album is out on September 23rd and available for pre-order via Nonesuch Records.

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.

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