Chicago’s Sports Boyfriend, the moniker of Eileen Peltier, continues to hold us with her consistent output of woozy pop jams infused with elements of dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Her latest is “Things To Say” and, as in previous posts, we recommend you going to check out all of her material over at Soundcloud to hear an artist slowly discovering herself musically.
Whitney’s debut album, Light Upon the Lake, is already becoming and essential album for us to ride out the summer of 2016 with. It breezy blend of folk, rock, and soul hits all the right notes no matter what you are doing. Today, they dropped the video for a reworked verson of a track that has been making rounds for quite a bit now, “No Matter Where We Go.” While we still may be partial to the “>original slower mix, this one still is perfect for driving around on those hot summer days. The song follows the previously unveiled “No Woman” and “Golden Days.”
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.
Classixx ft. Passion Pit – Safe Inside
Brett – Dans Un Autre Reve
Yumi Zouma – Remember You At All
Stealing Sheep – Sunk
Liss – Miles Apart
Olga Bell – ATA
Clams Casino – Blast
Shabazz Palaces – Dawn In Luxor
Kamaiyah – How You Want It
Mouth Breather – Shrug
The Painters – Somewhere
Un Blonde – Staying In Line
Ivy Mairi w/ Noah Reid – Only A Broken Heart (Tom Petty cover)
Masasolo – Really Thought She Loved Me
Ex Reyes – Bad Timing
The Avalanches – Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
Petite League – Zookeeper
Dream Wife – Kids
Charly Bliss – Ruby
Giungla – Forest
Son Lux – Cage of Bones
Phedre – Zastroszy
Jessy Lanza – Going Somewhere
NAVVI – Polychrome
Pastel – The Mirror
LUH – Future Blues
Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends – Loser (Grateful Dead cover)
Pale Dian – Diana
Recently, The Avalanches announced to the excitement and sadness (for those that wanted new music) a few upcoming festival appearances at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay, Australia, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain and Field Day in London, UK. Today, they continue to mess with the minds of those who have anxiously awaited a new album, which would be their first since their 2000 classic debut Since I Left You, with a new video that pretty much documents all of the rumors and innuendo that’s occurred since.
At the end, you see them tease something titled Since They Left Us related to the project followed by soon and hopefully coinciding with music in the background singing “early summertime.” Could this be the trailer for their long-awaited sophomore album or are they continuing to mess with our minds? I guess we will find out soon…hopefully. Regardless, you should probably sign up at their site to be in the first to know any new happenings.
Clams Casino has announced what I guess you could technically call his debut album (he has mixtapes and and EP prior to his name) titled 32 Levels ready to drop on July 15th via Columbia Records. To commemorate the moment, he has also share a video for the heavenly first track “Blast.” The visuals for the track were done by Strandloop. There is no pre-order yet for the LP, but expect that very soon.
Dream Wife, the trio comprised of members hailing from London based with one calling Reykjavik home, have slowly been creeping up on our favorite listens as of late with their debut self-titled EP released in March via Cannibal Hymns. “Kids” is one of the tracks from it for which we have a new video for. Directed by Aidan Zamiri, the clip uses ’80s fashion stylings as well as graphics that you would have seen frequently in the early days of MTV. In addition to the video comes news that the band has signed with great London label Lucky Number Music, so expect bigger things from the band in the very near future.
“‘Easy’ is the worst moment in the universe during a relationship cause you love him but he doesn’t anymore. And being in bed with him is giving him nightmares. And you are the hangover in his mornings, and the homework during the day and the pain in his ass. So when you reach that point you can’t help but self destruct. There is just nothing you can do, it’s too late to take it easy.” – Hinds
Hinds have been touring relentlessly over the past several months in support of their fantastic debut album, Leave Me Alone, out now via Lucky Number/Mom + Pop. Today, the offer up a visual for breakup track “Easy” directed by John Strong. Keep an eye out for some stateside dates later this summer.