Premiere: Montreal’s Max T Embarks on a Colorful Journey with “Terror, Bright”

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Artists hailing from Montreal are constantly pushing the dial forward in music with their ability to repackage an eclectic spectrum of influences into fresh takes. Emerging newcomer Max T is an extreme example of this idea offering a vibrant version of pop created with uninhibited experimentation of found sounds and vocal harmonies. On March 24th, he will be unveiling his debut EP, Palm Isle, through Bloomington, Indiana’s Winspear (pre-order the cassette here). The collection explores the transition from youthful idealism to the complexities that that come with getting older. The first song from the release is the exuberant “Terror, Bright.” Inevitably, comparisons to ceo or Animal Collective, more specifically Panda Bear, will be made and they will be correct. However, we can’t help but be excited about the potential of an artist who captures their sound so remarkably well and reinvents it in new and interesting ways.

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/21/17

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.

Middle Kids – Edge Of Town
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
The Orwells – Buddy
Japandroids – Love –> Building On Fire (Talking Heads cover)
roto – Guarantee
Flume ft. Pusha T – Enough
Jimmy Whoo – Cruisin’
Parquet Courts ft. Bun B – Captive of The Sun
Superorganism – Something for Your M.I.N.D.
Little Dragon – High
London O’Connor – Nobody Hangs Out Anymore
David Bazan – Care
Yumi Zouma – She’s Electric (Oasis cover)
Rodrigo Amarante – Irene
Nicole Dollanganger – Cute Aggression
Hoops – Rules
Sheer Mag – Hard Lovin’
Hater – Cry Later
DRINKS – I Am A Miserable Pig
Sui Zhen – Hangin’ On
Her’s – Speed Racer
WATERS – Hiccups
Allah-Las – Hereafter
Orchid Mantis – Everything Always Gets Old
Lana Del Rey – Love
HEALTH – L.A. Looks
Ta-Ha – Amaryllis’s Tale
The Dove & The Wolf – Seven Days
Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – JBS

Listen to “Don’t Kill My Vibe” Sigrid

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Ready for a big ol’ Scandinavian pop anthem? 20-year-old Norwegian, Sigrid debuts “Don’t Kill My Vibe” this week via Island Records. Sigrid says,

“’Don’t Kill My Vibe‘ may be a message to your cat, telling her that she’s not the master of the universe. Or maybe it’s just a really long DM saying you’re SO done with someone.”

Thundercat Offers Up “Friend Zone”

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I’m sure not everyone had a romantic Valentine’s Day. I’m sure even some who have a significant other didn’t have the Valentine’s Day we all dream of. Such is life. For those struggling, let Thundercat be your spiritual guru. He’s already shown us the way, and this week, he absolutely lays it down on prospective love interest that has been giving him the stiff arm, in his new single “Friend Zone.”

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Hoops Announce Debut LP, Stream First Single “Rules”

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It has been a crazy year and change since we first broke Indiana homies Hoops. Today, after signing with Fat Possum and releasing their debut EP in 2016, they are dropping their debut long-play, Routines, on May 5th through Fat Possum. Unlike their EP, the album pulls back to their more lo-fi cassette recordings that made us fall for them in the first place, while stillmaintaining their quick-witted guitar melodies. The first track “Rules” is one of many highlights on a LP that is going to fully showcase band really coming into its own musically. Pre-roder the release on all formats, including limited cotton candy vinyl here.

Routines Tracklisting:
1. Sun’s Out
2. Rules
3. On Top
4. Benjals
5. Burden
6. On Letting Go
7. The Way Luv Is
8. Management
9. All My Life
10. Underwater Theme
11. Worry

Tour dates:
2/18 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis
2/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
2/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Music Festival *
2/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
3/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
3/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
3/09 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend at The End
3/10 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/12-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
5/12-14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
5/26-28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right +

* w/ Tennis
^ w/ PARTS
+ w/ Joy Again

Watch the Video for Little Dragon’s New Song “High”

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It’s been a minute since we last heard from Little Dragon, but today the unloaded a new track along with a list of North American tour stops found below. “High” is the name of the song and it comes delivered with a beautifully hazy and mystical visual directed by Ossian Melin. We can’t help in noticing some symbol-era Prince vibes in it. Hopefully, this is the first song from an upcoming new album this year.

Tour Dates:
4/13/17Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^

** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/14/17

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.

PONY – DIY
A7PHA – No Brakes
NAO – Get To Know You (Kaytranda flip)
Ivy Sole – Dream Girl
Homeshake – Not U
Febueder – Chimes
Bernache – Your Name
Crater – MYBODY
The Weeknd x Survive – Stranger Boy (Mashup)
Kelly Lee Owens – More Than A Woman (Aaliyah cover)
Drew Auscherman of Hoops – Happy Place (demo)
West Nile – Only Women Bleed (Alice Cooper cover)
Lowly – Mornings
Wazonek – Christine
Yellow Days – Go Home
Porter Ray ft. Infinite and Stas Thee Boss of THEESatisfaction – Arithmetic
Nick Hakim – Bet She Looks Like You
Jay Som – 1 Billion Dogs
Half Waif – Frost Burn
Outerhope – Holiday
Men I Trust ft. Helena – Break For Lovers
Merchandise – Right Back To The Start
Her’s – What Once Was
Agent blå – (Don’t) Talk To Strangers
Hater – Mental Haven
You’ll Never Get To Heaven – To Be Fair
Hand Habits – Demand It
Wy – Hate To Fall Asleep