Gorillaz Unveil Four Songs from New LP Humanz

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Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz project have dropped four new tracks from their fourth or fifth studio album (depending if you count the iPad created The Fall as more than a novelty) and first in over a half-decade. Humanz is slated to drop on April 28th and can be pre-ordered here on various formats and packages. The four tracks unveiled so far are “Saturnz Barnz” featuring Popcaan, “Andromeda” featuring D.R.A.M., “We Got the Power” featuring Savages’ Jehnny Beth, and “Ascension” featuring Vince Staples. All of the tracks are dope as fuck and come with animated visual companions.

01. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
02. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
03. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
04. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
05. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
06. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
07. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
08. Busted and Blue
09. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
10. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
11. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
12. She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
13. Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
14. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)

Deluxe edition bonus tracks:
15. The Apprentice (feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
16. Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
17. Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana
18. Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
19. Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)

Hoops Unveil Video for New Track “On Top”

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Following the announcement of their debut LP, Routines, along with the reveal of “Rules,” the boys from Bloomington, IN, Hoops, are back with another new track “On Top.” The Krauter-penned “cheesy feel-good positive song” comes with a evangelical meets public access tv visual directed by Jake Huber. Additionally, they have announced dates for their first ever headlining tour that will take them all over the States along with the UK. Find the itinerary below along with the video. The album can be pre-ordered on all formats, including that sweet limited edition cotton candy colored vinyl, via their Bandcamp.

Tour Dates:
5/02 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
5/03 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
5/04 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
5/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
5/08 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
5/09 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
5/10 – London, UK @ The Lexington
5/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
5/17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
5/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
5/19 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
5/21 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
5/23 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
5/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
5/27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
5/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
6/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
6/06 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
6/07 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right ^
6/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
6/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
6/12 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien ^
6/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed ^
6/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G ^
6/15 – Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
6/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi

* w/ PARTS
^ w/ Joy Again

Listen to Frank Ocean’s “Chanel” remix featuring A$AP Rocky

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Frank Ocean dropped his first new song since his Endless and Blonde video/album releases on his Beats 1 radio show, Blonded, late last night. The track is called “Chanel,” and you can read the lyrics and listen to it here.

Ocean played the song on repeat for an hour on Beats 1, also spinning a different remix version, featuring an A$AP Rocky verse…

TOPS Return with a New LP, Stream “Petals”

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Montreal band TOPS will return with their new album, Sugar at the Gate, on June 2nd to be released through Arbutus Records. The first single is the relaxed-yet-funky “Petals.”

Sugar at the Gate, which was recorded in LA at Glamdale,” a mini-mansion and former brothel out in Glendale. Jane Penny talked about posting up in LA to make the album:

“Living in LA was living out a teenage fantasy, living with your band and practicing in the garage. It was also the first time we’ve ever had that much space to make music. I took the experience of living LA as a challenge to make music that I know is real to me, in the sense of it feeling true and containing true feelings, but also recordings of great songs, the real thing.”

Pre-order the record on limited edition “sunshine yell-O” vinyl.

Watch Quiet Life Perform “Waitin’ On The G Train” Live in Ft. Collins, CO

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Mid-last year, Philly band Quiet Life released a great album called Foggy which was produced by Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken. During some downtime in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the band filmed this studio session while rehearsing the album cut “Waitin’ On The G Train.” The video was created by E.Ryan McMackin.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 3/7/17

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.

The Orwells – They Put A Body In The Bayou
Sharon Van Etten – The End Of The World
Spoon – Can I Sit Next To You
Bleached – Flipside
Father John Misty – Total Entertainment Forever
Superorganism – Something For Your M.I.N.D.
Amber Arcades – It Changes
Alex G – Bobby
Hoops – Rules
Sylvan Esso – Die Young
Homeshake – Every Single Thing
Jakob Ogawa – Let It Pass
Beach Fossils – This Year
Haerts – Your Love
Niki & The Dove – Sushi King
A$AP Rocky – Fashion Killa
Dutch Uncles – Oh Yeah
El Michels Affair – Iron Man
Thundercat – Tokyo
Rudie Edwards – Lover Like You
Broen – < 3 Future - Mask Off Thunder Dreamer - Capture Charly Bliss - Percolator She-Devils - The World Laughs Rheya ft. YOUTHCULT - Chihiro You'll Never Get To Heaven - Beyond The Clouds Porter Ray - Lightro Looking for the Light (feat. Alana Belle, Stas Thee Boss of THEESatisfaction) BCS - Lacking Ellie Bleach - I Want You So Bad (Honey You Have No Idea) Spacer - Object

Watch the Video for “Iron Man” from El Michaels Affair

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Back in 2009, El Michels Affair, an NYC instrumental/soul project featuring members of The Dap-Kings, The Menahan Street Band, and The Budos Band released a somewhat underground classic, a Wu-Tang Clan cover album entitled Enter the 37th Chamber. They apparently didn’t scratch that itch because they’re coming back with another one on April 14th. Return To The 37th Chamber will be the follow-up, and it is stacked with added talent. Lee Fields provides guest vocals on “Snakes” and “Tearz,” the latter of which also features Shannon Wise of The Shacks. Lady Wray also appears on the project’s version of Method Man’s “All I Need.”

Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. He’s also laced the album with many “psychedelic flourishes” – “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments. You can order the album through Big Crown Records.