Radiohead Return with “Burn The Witch”

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Only Radiohead (and maybe Beyoncé) have figured out how to build anticipation and surprise in the current age of digital media. After situating their social media presence, they have finally unveiled the lead single to their upcoming yet-to-be-confirmed ninth studio album. The song come along with a stop-motion animated visual directed by Chris Hopewell. Expect more information to seep out over the coming days and weeks.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 5/3/16

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.

Dent May – When You Were Mine (Prince cover)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old
Old 97s – Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)
Sturgill Simpson – In Bloom (Nirvana cover)
Anna Of The North – Baby
Children Of Pop – Jealous Lover
Ellie Herring – Judge
Saint Cava – Forget
Oy – Healing
Zack Sekoff – Outstanding
Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker
Sally Shapiro – If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind
NAVVI – Close
Nite Jewel – Kiss The Screen
Cool Sounds – Shake
Jerry Paper – Ginger & Ruth
The Side Eyes – I Don’t Want To Go To School
Mac Demarco & Jon Lent – I Was A Fool To Care (James Taylor cover)
Elvis Depressedly – Slip
Used Cassettes – Ghost Stories
Vow – Lowest
Puro Instinct – Tell Me
Daguerreotype – Sleep On Itdaguerro
Solo Woods – H2O
Plastic Flowers – Diver
Moving Panoramas – Radar
Laura Groves – Gamma Ray Blue (Cleaners From Venus cover)
Yumi Zouma – Barricade (Matter Of Fact)
El Perro Del Mar – I Would Die For U (Prince cover)

Listen to New Song “Happy” from Mitski

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The new LP, Puberty 2, from Mitski hits shelves on June 17th courtesy of Dead Oceans. After offering up the soaring first single “Your Best American Girl,” she has now unveiled another track titled “Happy.” This one has more of a St. Vincent whimsical with the contrast of dark and lighter elements with some of the always welcomed sax serving as the clincher. Give it a spin below and pre-order the LP here.

Stream Miserable’s Striking Debut Album Uncontrollable

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“It’s about the apology I deserved but never received. It’s about misunderstandings, frustration, lack of closure. At times I wanted to give up on writing this album. I felt sick, graceless. Finishing it seemed unattainable. I promised myself I would leave the past behind me once it was completed.” – Kristina Esfandiari aka Miserable

Uncontrollable, the beautiful and gut-wrenching debut LP, from Kristina Esfandiari of King Woman and Whirr under her solo moniker Miserable, as it currently stands, will go down high on our favorite albums of 2016. It is impossible to not respond and relate to the raw sadness and pain conveyed in the charring lyrics and disorienting guitar work that blurs from moments of chaos to uneasy stillness each song to the next. While immediate in its connection, the album plays out like a knife slowly being pushed deep into the center of your soul. According to Esfandiari in speaking to Spin, the album’s title and overall feel were a direct reflection of the lack of control she felt at the time of its creation. Out today, you can stream the album in full below and pick up the album through The Native Sound.

Sally Shapiro Share Final Song “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind”

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Often mistaken as a singular project, Sweden’s Sally Shapiro, the partnership of Johan Agebjörn and an anonymous singer who took on the project’s namesake, have recently shared new song “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind.” The song will serves as the duo’s final song to be released on May 12th via Fika with it also appearing on an upcoming compilation of Sally Shapiro songs from Paper Bag Records. Instead of being the fault of in-fighting, this dissolution is more the result of “musical tastes don’t overlap that much anymore” according to the band. Listen below.

Stream New Album Home Alone from Portland-Based Jeff Haley

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Sometimes you have to look no further than the backing musicians from some of your favorite bands to discover new music. Thus is the case of Portland-based Jeff Haley, who is probably know most notably at the moment as the bass player for Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing project. Home Alone is his new album released today courtesy of Savannah, Georgia label Furious Hooves. Recorded in his basement, the LP captures precise, slightly hazy guitar-driven pop burning in a softer glow, yet similar vicinity to the previously mentioned Wild Nothing. While we have yet to be able to dig into it with repeat listens to offer a more detailed review, we are certain you will dig it as much as we have so far. Listen below.

Laura Groves Covers Cleaners From Venus’ “Gamma Ray Blue” for New Compilation

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Extraordinary Renditions is a new covers compilation from UK label DEEK Recordings out on May 27th. The opening track of the album is a lacquered reinterpretation of Cleaners From Venus’ excellent under-the-radar gem “Gamma Ray Blue” from their 1985 cassette only (at the time) LP, Songs For A Fallow Land by London songstress Laura Groves. Groves can’t help but smooth out the rough edges of the original with her angelic voice.

In addition to this cover, the eclectic collection includes reworks of songs from D’Angelo, Captain Beefheart, Sade, Daniel Johnston and more from the likes of Bullion, Geller (aka Georgia), Nautic, Raisa Khan of Micachu & The Shapes to name a few. Listen below and also check out a recently revealed video from David Dean Burkhart for Grove’s track “Friday” off her great EP, Committed Language, from last year.