New video from St. Paul & The Broken Bones for “All I Ever Wonder”

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This week, St. Paul & The Broken Bones are they releasing their sophomore LP, Sea Of Noise on RECORDS, and to celebrate, they’ve also shared a new video for “All I Ever Wonder“. We’ve been lucky enough to produce and promote multiple shows for St. Paul & The Broken Bones here in Indianapolis, and the band just seems to get better with every tour through. They make their annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis this October 30th. Check out the new video below…

Stream Chrome EP from Melbourne’s Surfing

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After having the 2012 cult album, Deep Fantasy, reissued twice this year on vinyl courtesy of 100% Electronica, the Australian artist known as Surfing has just dropped his first new music since then with new EP, Chrome. The seven songs that make up the release show an evolution tossing aside much of the lo-fi electronica of his debut for a crisper dance sound, but still maintaining some of the dreamy aesthetics sonically. It also features collaborations. LA Vampires and Vex feature on it.

STRFKR Announce New Album, Stream “Tape Machine”

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Earlier this year, STRFKR shared the song “Never Ever” hinting at more new music to come. On November 4th, the Portland band will be releasing their fifth studio album, titled Being No One, Going Nowhere (available for pre-order via their Bandcamp), via Polyvinyl Records and the follow-up to 2013’s fantastic Miracle Mile. “Tape Machine” is the opening track of the LP and was written in Amsterdam with a couple of frontman Josh Hodges’ Dutch friends while visiting his girlfriend. The song stylistically falls in line in line with their previous output finding an appealing balance between electronic pop and spacey psych elements.

Kero Kero Bonito Announce New Album, Stream “Graduation”

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London trio Kero Kero Bonito, purveyors of playful earworms, have announced their new album, Bonito Generation, slated to drop on October 21st through Double Denim. The album will include many of their memorable tracks they have unloaded over the past year. Additionally, they have offered up a cut named “Graduation” that can only be described as quintessential KKB. Find the stream below and pre-order the LP here and here.

Jadu Heart Streams First Single “Late Night” from New EP

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After releasing their brilliant debut EP just a few months back, Jadu Heart, the UK-based songwriting and production duo of Dina and Faro, are ready to drop a follow-up EP, Ezra’s Garden, on September 9th via Mura Masa’s Anchor Point Records. This release will be much more of an immersive experience with the pair enlisting the help of director Georgie Brinkmann from Zoox Collective and art director Jack Headford in the creation of a series of videos to accompany the collection. The first single from the release is the dimly-lit “Late Night” landing somewhere sonically between a song to be heard on the dancefloor and your headphones.

Stream Hoops Self-Titled EP Out Friday

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It has been a whirlwind year for the boys from Bloomington, IN. Hoops have their ‘official’ debut EP coming out at the end of the week via Fat Possum and you can stream it now for your listening pleasure. Find the stream and expect their debut LP sometime next year. You can catch them live with a slew of tour dates with Whitney, among others, at a city near you.

Tour Dates:
08/24/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop +
08/26/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music
09/08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
09/09/16 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
09/23/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/24/16 – Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
09/29/16 – Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre (Backstage) ^
10/03/16 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
10/04/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
10/05/16 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
10/06/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/09/16 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/11/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Whitney
^ w/ Car Seat Headrest
+ w/ The Pills & Nice Try

Stream Via Vegrandis’ New EP II

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We slept on Crown Point, IN’s Via Vegrandis, the alias of Jared Bane, and his first EP back in 2013 and we plan on not making the same mistake again. Today, the experimental, odd-pop musician unloaded new EP simply titled II through Bloomington, IN’s Flannelgraph Records. The five songs that make up the collection is a compilation of sorts bringing together various loose songs Bane put out on Soundcloud or Bandcamp in mastered form since the release of his first EP. While each have their own unique angle, they all work together because of the left of center constructions that falls somewhere in the orbit of say an Ariel Pink pulling in a blend of old and new. You can read more about the EP in an interview done by sometimes MOKB contributor Seth Johnson over at Musical Family Tree. We also recommend you check out his appealing take of Amy Grant’s unavoidable (at least in 1991) song “Baby, Baby” for good measure.