Listen to New Song “Double Dare” from Shelf Life

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Philadelphia’s Shelf Life, the project of Scotty Leitch, has really been finding its way into our headphones a lot as of late. September 18th will see the release of debut album, Everyone Make Happy, via Lefse Records. We can’t help but be taken back to moments in our teenage years holed up in our bedroom connecting our mood of the moment with an appropriate rock record. His music has a nostalgic ’90s feel we can’t necessarily place laced with heavy emotion and angst attached to it, specifically in the previously revealed track “Sinking Just Right.” Today, he has offered up an eclectic third sample of the album with the track “Double Dare.” Find it below.


Hibou Shares New Song “Eleanor”

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Hibou, the project namesake of 21-year-old and former Craft Spells drummer Peter Michel, will be releasing his self-titled debut album on September 18th via northwest indie label staple Barsuk Records. Today, he follows the previously released song “Dissolve” with the more atmospheric dream-wave cut “Eleanor.” The track unfolds like a hazy dream only to slowly come into focus as the gentle instrumentation takes hold. Listen below.

Stream New Album Me from Empress Of

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Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of has her debut album, Me, out next week under XL Recordings imprint Terrible Records. After giving us several samples over the last several weeks, she is streaming the entire record for your consumption via Hype Machine. Find it below along with a recently released video “How Do You Do It” and upcoming tour dates.

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Listen to New Song “Tangled Memories” from GEMS

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As previously discussed, duo GEMS have their long-awaited debut album, Kill the One You Love, out on October 30th via Carpark Records. Following first song “Living As a Ghost,” they are streaming new cut “Tangle Memories” carried by soothing, rolling production and whispering vocals. Let the song glide over you below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/01/15

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

Air – Playground Love
The Weeknd ft. Lana Del Rey – Prisoner
Shura – Touch
Chad Valley – Seventeen
Dilly Dally – Desire
Panda Bear – No Man’s Land
Toro Y Moi ft. Washed Out – Want
Small Black – No One Wants It To Happen To You
Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain
Hinds – Chili Town
Mac DeMarco – A Heart Like Hers
Alex G – Gnaw
Giraffage & Slow Magic – So Cute!
TALA & Sylas – Praise
Nova Heart – We Are Golden
Tiggs Da Author – Georgia
Le1f – Koi (prod. by SOPHIE)
Marz Leon – HRTBAQ
Priscilla Sharp – Floored
Mayer Hawthorne – Handy Man
Liz Vice – Pure Religion
Julia Holter – Sea Calls Me Home
Drool – End Girl
U.S. Girls – Window Shades
Joan Shelley – Over And Even
Weyes Blood – Cardamom
Spencer Radcliffe – Yankee

Chad Valley Reveals New Song “Seventeen”

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Hugo Manuel aka Chad Valley consistently makes some of the most thoughtfully crafted, ’80s indebted blue-eyed pop songs. His new album, Entirely New Blue, is out October 2nd through the undeniable dreampop purveyors Cascine. Today, he has offered up another cut from it with his most exposed song to date “Seventeen” produced by Joel Ford (Young Ejecta, Ford & Lapotin, Airbird). You can’t help but hear a hint of George Michael’s more fragile moments in the track. Find it below along with the previously revealed “True.”


Premiere: Listen to Rising Talent Liz Vice’s New Song “Pure Religion”

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Gospel, blues, and soul music has always been the ultimate lie detector. You can’t fake it or cover it up with production tricks. Either it is real or it is not. Portland, OR singer Liz Vice is the truth with no additives. Being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease at age 15, she felt old age was a pipe dream. Vice recounts, “I didn’t think I was going to live past 20 years old.” With that uncertainty, she pushed through years of pain until she received a new lease on life in the form of a kidney transplant.

Subsequently, she pursued her passion of film and acting, only to start attending a church in Portland. It is there that she felt the need to audition for the worship team, a group of singers and musicians for the church. This divine intervention modestly began the path that has lead to release of her debut album, There’s a Light (pre-order here), via Ramseur Records on September 25th with even a cosign by arguably the biggest breakout artist of 2015, Leon Bridges, coming via his instagram.

We are extremely excited to have her latest track to present you gospel-pop fusion “Pure Religion.” While not trying to sound hyperbolic, if you took a little of the jazzy traits of Nina Simone mixed with the depth in tone and effortless delivery of an Aretha Franklin, this might be the result. Spin it below.