Bully Announce Sophomore LP, Stream New Song “Feel the Same”

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After capturing major attention with their fantastic 2015 debut, Nashville’s Bully have announced their follow-up titled Losing on October 20th. The album, engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno in Chicago at Electrical Audio, dives into the complexities of getting older. If first single “Feel the Same” is indicative of the rest of the album, the trio still maintains unkempt screeching of their debut. Pre-order it via their new home Sub Pop or Bandcamp.

Tour Dates:
11/02/17- St Louis MO – Off Broadway
11/03/17 – Iowa City IA – The Mill
11/04/17 – Minneapolis MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
11/06/17 – Madison WI – High Noon Saloon
11/07/17 – Chicago IL – Thalia Hall
11/08/17 – Detroit MI – Marble Bar
11/09/17 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
11/10/17 – Montreal QC – Bar le Ritz
11/12/17 – Boston MA – Great Scott
11/13/17 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of WIlliamsburg
11/14/17 – Philadelphia PA – First Unitarian Church
11/15/17 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
11/17/17 – Charlottesville VA – The Southern
11/18/17 – Durham NC – Motorco Music Hall
11/19/17 – Asheville NC – The Mothlight
12/06/17 – Little Rock AR – Stickyz
12/07/17 – Dallas TX – Club Dada
12/08/17 – Austin TX – Emo’s
12/09/17 – Houston TX – Walter’s
12/10/17 – New Orleans LA – Gasa Gasa
12/12/17 – Birmingham AL – Saturn
12/13/17 – Atlanta GA – Terminal West
12/14/17 – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
12/15/17 – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge

Dinner Returns with New LP, Shares Video for “Un-American Woman”

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Danish musician Anders Rhedin, known better under his moniker Dinner, has announced a new LP, New Work, slated for release on September 8th via Captured Tracks. The album is was created over a intense period of late-night session with a conscious effort to be more collaborative enlisting assistance from Charlie Hilton and Sean Nicholas Savage. “Un-American Woman” is the first song from the release and, per Rhedin, is “about disillusionment and a fear of being stuck in a certain lifestyle” and a desire to be in “constant movement.” It also draws inspiration from William Blake’s Proverbs of Hell. Sonically, the song vocally is Morrissey meets Nico over sharp, interwoven instrumentation and comes in tow with a visual. The pre-order can be found here, including a limited edition clear vinyl release.

Blue Hawaii Announce New LP, Stream “No One Like You”

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Blue Hawaii, the Montreal pair of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby, have announced their first new LP in four-years titled Tenderness. Written over the course of 2016, the album’s inspiration comes from a relationship Ra was having mostly via the internet and the challenges that come from those relationships, whether it be online or in the flesh. The album’s lead single “No One Like You” has an effervescent house and disco feel to it, yet maintaining an intimate warmth throughout. Pre-order is available now via their Bandcamp or Arubutus.

Premiere: Stream Major Murphy’s New EP On & Off Again

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When something is called timeless, it is often because there are distinct touchstones that could be attributed to various decades of the past. Grand Rapids trio Major Murphy are just that to us, timeless. While we can’t specifically put our finger on it, when we listen to various songs in their catalog, we can’t help but get an emotional nostalgic pull the music we were exposed to by parents or older siblings early on in our life. Done in a genuine and thoughtful way, Major Murphy’s music isn’t derivative or trying to reinvent the wheel, which is why it tends to be so gratifying to us. The songs just seem to permeate around like a soft breeze, when playing.

Their latest EP, On & Off Again, and follow-up to the 2015 much-too-under-the-radar debut EP, Future Release, shows a band fully coming into their own both as musicians and stylistically. Each note on the six-song release is painted in gentle strokes first few numbers opening up into sharp rockers on “Mumbo Jumbo” and “Over Everything” only to bring it back down with the lullaby-like “Goochie’s Dream.” The EP really plays out like a complete circle and serves as a excellent appetizer to their debut full-length expected sometime in early 2018. Spin the EP below and be sure to grab a copy of the limited edition smoky cassette via their Bandcamp ahead of its release this Friday, July 15th, via Winspear Records.

Premiere: Stream the Timeless Sounds of Brooklyn’s New Rose Debut LP Morning Haze

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Americana and folk is one of the most faked aesthetics in music, often lumped in with country and littered with cliché foot stomping and the infamous millennial whoop. However, when it is done in earnest, the sound can bring perspective to some of the most intimate emotions felt as humans. Morning Haze, the debut album from Brooklyn quartet New Rose, is one that falls in the latter.

Saturated in earthy hues and golden light, the album has revealed itself as an ideal companion on a road trip or while lounging around on a lazy Sunday, while triggering flashbacks to the pedal steel heavy, deep-rooted country music that was always present at the dancehalls to the local tavern’s jukebox of our youth in small town USA. Expert musicianship and honest lyrics fit like that favorite pair of broken in jeans falling somewhere between Willie Nelson, Whiskeytown, and even ever-so-subtly hints of The War on Drugs (see standout track “Waiting On Me”), if you are looking for touchstones. Whatever the description, this is just well-crafted music existing not just as a representation of 2017, but of decades gone by and those that lie ahead certain to stay in the rotation beyond its release date.

Morning Haze is out this Friday, June 30th. Grab a physical copy courtesy of Broken Circles.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/27/17

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.

Chad VanGaalen – Old Heads
Frankie Rose – Trouble
Beach Fossils – Sugar
Lo Tom – Covered Wagon
Poolside – Strange Overtones
Rosemary Fairweather – You Talk Too Much
Petite League – Sun Dogs
Grizzly Bear – Four Cypresses
Mellow Fellow – Dancing
Theo Verney – Letter Down
SZA – Drew Barrymore
Vince Staples ft. Kendrick Lamar – Yeah Right
Kintaro – Mk
Glitter Veils – Soft Touch
Swim Mountain – Wait For Me
Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna
DJDS ft. Amber Mark – Trees On Fire
Young Ejecta – Build A Fire
In Mirrors – Escape From Berlin
Rose Hotel – Honestly
Clairo – Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Tristen ft. Jenny Lewis – Glass Jar
Major Murphy – Oceans
Tearjerker – Flipped
Culte – It’s Too Cold To Be Spring
Men I Trust – You Deserve This
Vivienxo – TTYN
Martha and the Vandellas – Nowhere To Run

Listen to Two New Songs by Tyler Childers

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Tyler Childers, who recently wowed crowds here in Indianapolis at the Sun King Brewery 8th Anniversary party, and whose “Honky Tonk Flame” session performance we recently premiered, released a couple new songs late last week.

“Lady May and “Whitehouse Road” are both from Childers’ debut album, Purgatory, about which Childers states, “It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up!”. Purgatory will be released on August 4th and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson.

Stream Poolside’s Perfect-For-Summer New LP Heat

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California duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, aka Poolside, entire catalog is filled with jams best heard when the temperatures are hot and sun is shining. We couldn’t be more stoked they are back just as we enter the summer solstice with a new album Heat. Get comfortable on your favorite float in the pool or outside lounge chair and drift off to this one. We are thoroughly enjoying this and it is providing some much needed mental relaxation. No word on a physical release, but we are crossing our fingers.