Jay Som Signs With Polyvinyl, Turn Into Getting Reissued

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With the rising success of her friends and tour mates Mitski and Japanese Breakfast along with her fantastic 7″ from June, it is no surprise there were a lot of labels looking to secure the services of Melina Duterte, better known under the name Jay Som. Ultimately, Polyvinyl won out and are planning to get the ball rolling on November 18th with the reissue of her great collection of tracks (some finished, others not) from last year, Turn Into, as a precursor to her proper debut LP expected sometime in 2017. If you didn’t stumble upon the release the first time around, you can acquaint yourself below and pre-order the limited edition cassette or vinyl here.

Brett Announce New EP, Stream “California Nights”

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While we are still digging into their fantastic LP, Mode, from earlier this year featuring one of our favorites songs “Dans Un Autre Reve”, D.C. born, LA-based Brett announced a new EP, Die Young, through 10K Islands. While the EP won’t drop until the fall, first song “California Nights” is ideal for the summer as the four-piece capture the romanticism of the warm months when the sun goes down and those memorable nights that carry until the son comes up again.

Premiere: NAVVI Soundtrack the Night in Video for “Close”

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“We wanted to make visual moments that felt right with the song. The color palate and pieces of movement in the video were all intended to reflect how the song made us feel. We wanted abstract versus linear because in the end it seemed suited the song.” – NAVVI

Seattle duo NAVVI released one of the best debut albums of 2016 with the noir-pop gem Omni (stream below) in late May via up and coming label Hush Hush Records. From start to finish, the LP is stacked with songs ideal for dark dancefloors and dimly lit roads. One of the many album highlights, “Close,” permeates feelings of introspection and deep yearning for outside fulfillment, but not finding it. The visual follows this line of thought beautifully projecting images of a night in the city conveying feelings of haunting isolation in the midst of all the movement similar in many ways to the opening sequence to the movie Drive. The fantastic album can be purchased on clean white vinyl now via Bandcamp.

Fresh Session : Lily & Madeleine on Laundromatinee

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Earlier this year local duo Lily & Madeleine took a break from touring behind their newest record, Keep It Together, and graced LUNA music with a stripped down instore performance. The Jurkiewicz sisters packed the storefront with as many friends and fans as could fit inside and treated them to intimate versions of a handful of new songs, including “Small Talk” and “Nothing,” the two closing tracks off of their latest album.

The shuffling guitar and piano of “Small Talk” provide a glasslike canvas that let the vocals on the song shimmer through, showcasing the understated beauty of Lily & Madeleine’s marvelous harmonies. On “Nothing,” though, a melancholy piano line is the only accompaniment to the sisters’ stark and haunting voices. The band deals with themes like heartbreak, self-reliance, and others commonly found throughout modern music, but it’s the honesty and arrestingly beautiful voices that Lily & Madeleine craft their songs with that make them stand out. Be sure to catch them on the rest of their North American tour from now through October.


Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Sheridan Gibson / Nicole Conflenti
Edited by Doug Fellegy
Colored by Nicole Conflenti
Recorded and mixed by Jeff DuPont

Photo Recap: Kristin Kontrol at Old National Center

Last weekend Kristin Kontrol played The Egyptian Room at Old National Center opening for Garbage. The former frontwoman for the Dum Dum Girls didn’t waste a second setting the stage and the crowd awash in light and high-energy synths.

Kristin Welchez spent her set performing songs from her new album out on SubPop, X-Communicate. Each song gave evidence of her fierce presence as an artist, one that’s able to shift the quick fire, lo-fi garage grit of Dum Dum Girls into flashes of dance pop and synth rock. You can see this magic on tour throughout early August with Garbage, and then hopefully more dates into the fall.


Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 7/19/16

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.

Washed Out – Feel It All Around
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
Hinds – Bamboo
Little Joy – Next Time Around
VEGA – No Reasons
St. Lucia – Elevate
Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne
Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Ahmad – Back In The Day
Classixx – A Stranger Love
Brett – Dans Un Autre Reve
Grimes – REALiTi
Phoenix – Too Young
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Endless Shore
INXS – Beautiful Girl
Ghost Loft – So High
Shura – Tongue Tied
General Public – Tenderness
Allah-Las – No Voodoo
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Toro Y Moi – Talamak
Kurt Vile – Best Love
Wunder Wunder – Midnight Hours
Mild High Club – Skiptracing
Rhye – Open
Kita Alexander – Like You Want
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Lera Lynn – Run The Night

Download New Song “Safe and Sound” from Justice

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It appears we will be getting a new Justice album later this year, which will be the first new LP from the French duo since 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco and their third overall. Today, they dropped new song “Safe and Sound” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. You can hear the funk and disco infused track below and grab it for free here. 2016 is the year that keeps on giving in music.