MOKB Premiere : Ellie Herring : “Gem Landing”

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If you want to know where music is going sonically, then you really need to look no further than Lexington, KY producer Ellie Herring. Her remixes are all on point and her mixtapes are curated impeccably from start to finish, as can be heard here. With an EP and LP to her name in the past year (found here), she is really starting to step up her original music game as well. Her latest one-off is titled “Gem Landing”. The song has a dreamlike, in-between quality about it that plays out like the moment where sunlight begins to fade over the horizon slowly transitioning into night. Stream and download it below.

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Song : Eternal Summers : “Window”

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Virginia’s Eternal Summers dropped a pretty great new LP, The Drop Beneath, via Kanine this past March and it is worth checking out, if you have not already. The lead single from it, “Gouge”, had a poppy distinct ’80s new-wave/post-punk vibe to it. They recently packaged the song as a digital single with this song, “Window”, as an exclusive b-side to it. The song serves as a heavier compliment to the a-side and resurrects some of the more shoegaze, yet melodic leanings of the band. Stream it below and purchase the digital single here.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/19/14

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35!

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Operators – True
Young Franco ft. JOY – Close 2 U
Charli XCX – Break The Rules
Goldroom – Till Sunrise
Bottoms – My Body
ODESZA ft. Zyra – Say My Name
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me
Allah-Las – Buffalo Nickel
Foreign Flower – Tommy
Caribou – Our Love
Moko – With You
Pixel Grip – Viagra Triangle
Paul White – Where You Gonna Go
Palace – Bitter
Angel Olsen – Windows
Broncho – What
SOS – Dead Or Alive
TOPS – Way To Be Loved
Tennis – I’m Callin
Jake Bullit – Pain Killer
Tunji Ige ft. Wonda – Day2Day
Sheena – Reality
Mac DeMarco – Let Her Go
Ryan Adams – My Wrecking Ball
The Cabana Kids – Just Let Me Know
Kamp! – Parallels
Peaking Lights – Breakdown
Visuals – A Pixel

Song : Anna of the North : “Sway” (Togetherness Remix)

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We have been wearing out, “Sway”, the debut single from Scandinavian singer Anna of the North. It is just one of those songs that we cannot get enough of. To keep the song fresh, however, we have a new remix by Togetherness aka Nicky Paul and Ross Clark from St. Lucia. It is a formidable reworking filling out the pauses of the original with winding synth rifts making sort of a carousel of sound. You can find it below and stream the original here for old times sake.

Song : SOS : “Dead or Alive”

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Comprised of singer Randa Leigh, and producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Vincent, Portland’s SOS will be releasing their self-titled album on September 16th. After streaming “Youth In Decline” and “She Wants”, they have now revealed a third sample of the LP with song “Dead or Alive”. The song is a minimalistic affair driven by some xx-tinged guitar tones and pop hooks that fill the air like smoke in a dark room. You can download it along with the previous two tracks at their soundcloud for free. Listen below.

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Song : Odesza : “Say My Name” (feat. Zyra)

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Seattle’s Odesza announced their new LP, In Return (out September 9th via Counter Records), last month with new song “Memories That You Call” featuring Monsoonsiren. They now have a second track to sink into titled “Say My Name” featuring singer Zyra. The song is sprinkled with tribal beats combined with video game synths. Stream it below.

Song : Charli XCX : “Break The Rules”

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While to those hip to the latest and greatest may already see Charli XCX as a bona fide pop star, she still may be just one step away from this title. All that should change for the singer on the cusp with the announcement of new LP, Sucker, out on October 21st via Neon Gold/Atlantic. The first song from it is “Break The Rules” and might be the most direct song she has ever written for herself to present to the masses. It maintains her rebellious quirky ways of the past, but presents it in a fashion that should see major spins on top 40 radio. Stream it below.