Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 7/26/16

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.

Lil Silva ft. Cosima – Caught Up
Leisure – Control Myself
BANKS – Fuck With Myself
Brett – California Nights
Allah-Las – Could Be You
OWN BOO – Gloom
Jagwar Ma – OB1
Reignwolf – Hardcore
EZTV – High Flying Faith
Jenn Champion – No One
Heidi Lynne Gluck – Mercury Rising
Dent May – Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love
Carl Broemel – Snowflake
NAVVI – Close
Parcels – Herefore
Mononoke – Silence For You
Nire ft. Bunny Michael – Bird Song
DYAN – Looking For Knives
Drug Train – All My Friends
Shampoo – Hanging Up On U
Pote ft. Arctic Lake – Fall
The Pheels – Don’t Play Yourself
KDA – Just Say
Julia Jacklin – Leadlight
Public Access TV – Sudden Emotion
The Linedots – Waterfall
Drugdealer ft. Weyes Blood – Suddenly
Compton White – Van

Jay Som Signs With Polyvinyl, Turn Into Getting Reissued

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With the rising success of her friends and tour mates Mitski and Japanese Breakfast along with her fantastic 7″ from June, it is no surprise there were a lot of labels looking to secure the services of Melina Duterte, better known under the name Jay Som. Ultimately, Polyvinyl won out and are planning to get the ball rolling on November 18th with the reissue of her great collection of tracks (some finished, others not) from last year, Turn Into, as a precursor to her proper debut LP expected sometime in 2017. If you didn’t stumble upon the release the first time around, you can acquaint yourself below and pre-order the limited edition cassette or vinyl here.

Brett Announce New EP, Stream “California Nights”

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While we are still digging into their fantastic LP, Mode, from earlier this year featuring one of our favorites songs “Dans Un Autre Reve”, D.C. born, LA-based Brett announced a new EP, Die Young, through 10K Islands. While the EP won’t drop until the fall, first song “California Nights” is ideal for the summer as the four-piece capture the romanticism of the warm months when the sun goes down and those memorable nights that carry until the son comes up again.

Premiere: NAVVI Soundtrack the Night in Video for “Close”

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“We wanted to make visual moments that felt right with the song. The color palate and pieces of movement in the video were all intended to reflect how the song made us feel. We wanted abstract versus linear because in the end it seemed suited the song.” – NAVVI

Seattle duo NAVVI released one of the best debut albums of 2016 with the noir-pop gem Omni (stream below) in late May via up and coming label Hush Hush Records. From start to finish, the LP is stacked with songs ideal for dark dancefloors and dimly lit roads. One of the many album highlights, “Close,” permeates feelings of introspection and deep yearning for outside fulfillment, but not finding it. The visual follows this line of thought beautifully projecting images of a night in the city conveying feelings of haunting isolation in the midst of all the movement similar in many ways to the opening sequence to the movie Drive. The fantastic album can be purchased on clean white vinyl now via Bandcamp.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 7/19/16

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.

Washed Out – Feel It All Around
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
Hinds – Bamboo
Little Joy – Next Time Around
VEGA – No Reasons
St. Lucia – Elevate
Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne
Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Ahmad – Back In The Day
Classixx – A Stranger Love
Brett – Dans Un Autre Reve
Grimes – REALiTi
Phoenix – Too Young
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Endless Shore
INXS – Beautiful Girl
Ghost Loft – So High
Shura – Tongue Tied
General Public – Tenderness
Allah-Las – No Voodoo
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Toro Y Moi – Talamak
Kurt Vile – Best Love
Wunder Wunder – Midnight Hours
Mild High Club – Skiptracing
Rhye – Open
Kita Alexander – Like You Want
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Lera Lynn – Run The Night

Download New Song “Safe and Sound” from Justice

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It appears we will be getting a new Justice album later this year, which will be the first new LP from the French duo since 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco and their third overall. Today, they dropped new song “Safe and Sound” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. You can hear the funk and disco infused track below and grab it for free here. 2016 is the year that keeps on giving in music.

Interview: Brian Wilson Reflects on Pet Sounds

By: Seth Johnson

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On May 16, 1966, the Beach Boys gave us Pet Sounds, forever changing the music world. Now half a century later, the album’s mastermind is out on the road, playing every song from Pet Sounds live at venues all around the world.

On this golden anniversary tour, Brian Wilson is playing alongside Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, who were both formerly in early versions of the Beach Boys. In addition to songs from Pet Sounds, audiences can also expect to hear top hits and fan favorites spanning Wilson’s 54-year career with the Beach Boys and as a solo artist.

Prior to his performance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, our Seth Johnson arranged for a quick email interview with Wilson, which you can read below.

Seth Johnson: At the time that Pet Sounds came out, how were you thinking it would be perceived?

Brian Wilson: Well, I thought that some of the older people would appreciate it and some of the younger people wouldn’t think it was commercial enough.

SJ: Were you apprehensive at all though? If so, why?

BW: Not at all – I was looking forward to releasing it

SJ: Pet Sounds has now become a timeless album. What are some elements of the record that you personally would attribute to that?

BW: I think the melodies and lyrics and the harmonies is what makes it really appeal to people.

SJ: It’s been half a century since Pet Sounds was released. What parts about it do you still really like?

BW: I still like the ballads on it (“Don’t Talk,” “Caroline, No” and “God Only Knows”).

SJ: Are there any parts you don’t like now?

BW: No.

SJ: How is Brian Wilson now different then Brian Wilson then?

BW: I’ve slowed down a little bit, my energy. My songwriting is not as often now. I don’t write songs all that often. And now, I have a family that I love.

SJ: I actually interviewed your nephew Scott about a year ago, and he spoke to how special the Beach Boys’ live shows were around the time when Pet Sounds came out. Compared to those earlier days, how does it feel to perform Pet Sounds today?

BW: It feels very satisfying and takes me back to when we recorded the album. Now, I can really appreciate how much the fans like it.

SJ: Smiley Smile and Wild Honey were released the year after Pet Sounds. How did those albums continue down the same path as Pet Sounds, in your eyes?

BW: They weren’t like Pet Sounds at all. Wild Honey was our R&B album and Smiley Smile was our more adventurous, psychedelic music.

SJ: What plans do you have after this Pet Sounds tour?

BW: I plan to do an album, a rock and roll album.

SJ: Could you ever see yourself doing a Smiley Smile/Wild Honey tour?

BW: No. Maybe a Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) tour sometime. I’d like to do that.