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.

Listen to Heidi Lynne Gluck’s “Pony Show”

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Heidi Lynne Gluck evokes some Rabbit Fur Coat era Jenny Lewis in the new title track from her August 26th release. “Pony Show” seems to be about the breaking free of dead-end relationship. It’s a classic alt-country confessional full of the melancholy that accompanies the end of love.

Gluck is a Canadian now based in Kansas, but she spent a good amount of time here in Indianapolis collaborating with Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos as well as Lily & Madeleine. We previously featured Gluck’s lead album single, “Mercury Rising“, on our SIRIUS XMU satellite radio show. You can listen to that here.

Kadhja Bonet’s The Visitor EP to be Reissued via Fat Possum and Fresh Selects

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If you listen to our weekly Sirius XMU Blog Radio spot every Tuesday, you probably have caught us playing several songs from Kadhja Bonet, including the gem “Honeycomb.” Everything about her just screams she has the potential to blow up similar to Leon Bridges due to her transcendent vintage mix of soul, jazz, gospel, and so on along with a voice that is just another level. Luckily, we were able to snag an early copy of her The Visitor EP on vinyl, but for those who didn’t, you are in luck. Fat Possum and Fresh Selects will be reissuing the EP on October 21st with and additional pair of unheard tracks not featured on the original. Looks like we will have to grab another copy of it, which is available for pre-order here. Stream and download “Honeycomb” below and we recommend heading over to her Soundcloud for several other fantastic songs, including an immaculate cover of The Beatle’s “Yesterday.”

Marching Church Announce New LP, Share Video for Single “Heart of Life”

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We were only mildly into Iceage, so we had little expectations when lead singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s (also of Vår) Marching Band and his 2014 debut album The World Is Not Enough unpredictably became an album we kept coming back to time and time again. On October 28th, the once solo outlet, now band will be releasing their sophomore album, Telling It Like It Is, on October 28th via Sacred Bones Records. The first single from the album “Heart of Life” might be our favorite from them yet offering accessibility, yet maintaining the unkempt delivery that drew us to them in the first place. You can download the song via Soundcloud and pre-order the LP via Bandcamp.