Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 11/29/16

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.

Slumbers – Doboom Soom
Roxy Music – More Than This
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – Better Things
DÆVA – Dream
Lully – Sans Chapeau
Laure Briard – Dreams
Mini Dresses – Sad Eyes
Roosevelt – Fever
Alice Jemima – Electric
Theophilus London ft. Ariel Pink – Revenge
Anna Straker – Serious
Clairo – Comforter
Dinner – Turn Me On
Fredrik O – Hallonbuskar
Strand Of Oaks – Hard Love
Beach Fossils – Sleep Apnea
Band Of Horses ft. J.Mascis – In A Drawer
Hazel English – Make It Better
Flume – Heater
Teen Daze – Cycle
Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool
PREP – Who’s Got You Singing Again
Alpines – Stay
DIANA – What You Get
Rationale – Prodigal Son
Jeff Haley – Last Week
Jess Williamson – White Bed
The Courtneys – Silver Velvet

Silver Swans Stream “Jealousy” from New EP

 photo silverswans_zpsorhqjkz8.jpg

It has been since 2013 that we last heard new material from dreamy San Francisco duo Silver Swans. Today, they are dropping their new EP, Illusions, through Italian label Coypu Records. The initial single from the six-song release is “Jealousy” offering subdued dance beats floating under Ann Yu’s straight-faced vocals. It is a cloudy pop gem easily digested. Purchase the release here.

Stream the Latest EP from Boston’s Mini Dresses

 photo minidresses2_zpspc2f0zib.jpg

We totally slept on the latest EP from Austin born, Boston based band Mini Dresses. Titled Sad Eyes, the collection was recorded over the last year in their kitchen on tapes and laptops, so as you might expect, it is beautifully lo-fi as a result. Despite being only four-songs, the release is immensely satisfying playing over your headphones kicked back on a rainy autumnal day. You can grab the EP along with the rest of their grossly underrated back catalog via their Bandcamp.

Watch The xx’s Visual for “On Hold”

 photo thexxholdonvideo2_zps9me62szt.png

The xx’s third LP is out on January 13th via Young Turks. They have offered up a video for the first single from it “On Hold” directed by Alasdair McLellan. It was shot in Marfa, TX, where the band wrote and recorded some of their new record, using local teenagers as extras. You can order the 7″ of the song along with the full album here.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 11/22/16

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.

Carly Rae Jepsen – First Time
Sylvan Esso – Kick Jump Twist
The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By
A Tribe Called Quest – We The People…
PREP – Who’s Got You Singing Again
Electric Guest – Dear To Me
EASYFUN ft. Noonie Bao – Monopoly
BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Kaytranada – Lavender
Hodgy – Barbell
Yellow Days – People
Tungorna – NOSA
Talib Kweli – Get By
Arrested Development – Tennessee
NE-HI – Stay Young
Methyl Ethel – No.28
Bill Baird – Your Dark Sunglasses Won’t Make You Lou Reed
Julie Byrne – Natural Blue
Echo Ladies – Close To Be Close To Me
Ekkah – Can’t Give It Up
Andy Shauf – Early To The Party
Haste – Observatory
Hazel English – Make It Better
Allie X – That’s So Us
Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – Star Stuff
The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip – Galvanize
Anna Straker – Serious
Wet – Turn Away
Lil Wayne ft. Drake – Right Above It

Coins releases Beastie Boys x Daft Punk mash-up album, Daft Science

 photo DaftScience_zps8e42rutm.jpg

This past week, it started to creep in. I maintain a pretty positive outlook. I’m really #blessed in this life, and I know, appreciate it, and work hard to maintain it. But, the post-election reality has been setting in – the disappointment, the anxiety, the confusion about who we are as a people. And then Sharon Jones died. Ugh..seriously? Last night, I went and watched The Edge of Seventeen, and there is a scene where puberty-laden Hailee Steinfeld looks up to the heavens and asks, “Are you even up there?!” It’s been that kind of year.

Enter Coins to save, at least, the day. The Canadian producer has been releasing Daft Punk/Beastie Boys mashup tracks since 2014, but he’s now assembled eight fantastic mashups into a new album called Daft Science. Coins combines classics like ‘Ch-Check It Out’ with ‘Around The World’ and ‘Root Down’ over ‘Robot Rock’, and they are all sure to help you end this week on a high note!

A Tribe Called Quest Unveil Video for Timely “We The People…”

 photo atribecalledquest2_zpsdi5tjfhd.png

Last week, with everyone reeling from the election, the legendary >A Tribe Called Quest dropped an album of defiance and hope just when America needed and recorded right before they had to deal with their own tragedy, the death of their friend and group member Phife Dawg. No song on the instant classic LP encapsulates the current times more than the politically charged “We The People…” that takes aim at the all out assault our new President-Elect and many other government officials have been wielding towards those of different nationalities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and so on. The video captures this turbulence and uncertainty as they call the people to streets through a loudspeaker to fight back through the lyrics of the track. We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is available digitally through all of the usual suspects with a physical release hopefully coming sooner than later.