Listen to “Don’t Kill My Vibe” Sigrid

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Ready for a big ol’ Scandinavian pop anthem? 20-year-old Norwegian, Sigrid debuts “Don’t Kill My Vibe” this week via Island Records. Sigrid says,

“’Don’t Kill My Vibe‘ may be a message to your cat, telling her that she’s not the master of the universe. Or maybe it’s just a really long DM saying you’re SO done with someone.”

Thundercat Offers Up “Friend Zone”

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I’m sure not everyone had a romantic Valentine’s Day. I’m sure even some who have a significant other didn’t have the Valentine’s Day we all dream of. Such is life. For those struggling, let Thundercat be your spiritual guru. He’s already shown us the way, and this week, he absolutely lays it down on prospective love interest that has been giving him the stiff arm, in his new single “Friend Zone.”

Thundercat on Tour: (more…)

Hoops Announce Debut LP, Stream First Single “Rules”

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It has been a crazy year and change since we first broke Indiana homies Hoops. Today, after signing with Fat Possum and releasing their debut EP in 2016, they are dropping their debut long-play, Routines, on May 5th through Fat Possum. Unlike their EP, the album pulls back to their more lo-fi cassette recordings that made us fall for them in the first place, while stillmaintaining their quick-witted guitar melodies. The first track “Rules” is one of many highlights on a LP that is going to fully showcase band really coming into its own musically. Pre-roder the release on all formats, including limited cotton candy vinyl here.

Routines Tracklisting:
1. Sun’s Out
2. Rules
3. On Top
4. Benjals
5. Burden
6. On Letting Go
7. The Way Luv Is
8. Management
9. All My Life
10. Underwater Theme
11. Worry

Tour dates:
2/18 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis
2/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
2/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Music Festival *
2/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
3/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
3/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
3/09 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend at The End
3/10 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/12-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
5/12-14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
5/26-28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right +

* w/ Tennis
^ w/ PARTS
+ w/ Joy Again

Watch the Video for Little Dragon’s New Song “High”

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It’s been a minute since we last heard from Little Dragon, but today the unloaded a new track along with a list of North American tour stops found below. “High” is the name of the song and it comes delivered with a beautifully hazy and mystical visual directed by Ossian Melin. We can’t help in noticing some symbol-era Prince vibes in it. Hopefully, this is the first song from an upcoming new album this year.

Tour Dates:
4/13/17Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^

** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/14/17

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.

PONY – DIY
A7PHA – No Brakes
NAO – Get To Know You (Kaytranda flip)
Ivy Sole – Dream Girl
Homeshake – Not U
Febueder – Chimes
Bernache – Your Name
Crater – MYBODY
The Weeknd x Survive – Stranger Boy (Mashup)
Kelly Lee Owens – More Than A Woman (Aaliyah cover)
Drew Auscherman of Hoops – Happy Place (demo)
West Nile – Only Women Bleed (Alice Cooper cover)
Lowly – Mornings
Wazonek – Christine
Yellow Days – Go Home
Porter Ray ft. Infinite and Stas Thee Boss of THEESatisfaction – Arithmetic
Nick Hakim – Bet She Looks Like You
Jay Som – 1 Billion Dogs
Half Waif – Frost Burn
Outerhope – Holiday
Men I Trust ft. Helena – Break For Lovers
Merchandise – Right Back To The Start
Her’s – What Once Was
Agent blå – (Don’t) Talk To Strangers
Hater – Mental Haven
You’ll Never Get To Heaven – To Be Fair
Hand Habits – Demand It
Wy – Hate To Fall Asleep

Fog Lake Shares “Breaking Over Branches”

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Fog Lake, the solo outlet of Newfoundland’s Aaron Powell, has pushed the release of his new album, Dragonchaser, back a week to February 17th out through Orchid Tapes, but decided to let go of another track from it to satisfy those of us who are waiting. “Breaking Over Branches” is the fourth reveal from the LP and it is a painful track about looking back at unrealized love and self-doubt.

The Return of Annie Hardy

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Eleven (11) years ago, I wrote about Giant Drag’s Hearts and Unicorns album, and Annie Hardy appeared to be on top of the world. She would soon be playing Coachella as well as the Reading and Leeds festivals, while also being named one of the Top 50 Coolest People of the Year by NME. But then she just dropped out.

Hardy recently told LA Weekly, “Whatever your name is — whether it’s a band or a business — it always takes on the energetic frequency of the name. Giant Drag was always these huge bummers.”

Hardy farted around with a project or two but eventually fell out of music. She got a bad boyfriend, ditched him, found love, and became a mother, but tragically for only 17 days. Hardy lost her son, Silvio, to SIDS. After her son’s death, Hardy refound music and says that writing songs helped her with the grief, say goodbye, and ultimately saved her life.

The new album, Rules, will be released on April 7th, and the first single, “Want” features Don Bolles from The Germs on drums and Stephen McBean from Pink Mountaintops and Black Mountain on guitar.