Premiere: Get a Taste of Heaven Honey with New Single “Been Anybody”

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Photo by: Jamie Alexander
Artwork by: CJ Lamborn

After the dissolution of the extremely promising Her Again, Bloomington, IN singer-songwriter Jordan Gomes-Kuehner is ready to set out on her own under the moniker Heaven Honey. The talented multi-instrumentalist is very much a chameleon musically presenting a sonic aesthetic falls somewhere in the middle of PJ Harvey or Angel Olsen blended with a little bit of haziness of Ariel Pink.

While not her only output to date, “Been Anybody” represents her first formal single to be released this Friday, February 16th, via new label 1212 Records and serves as the first track from her debut EP due out sometime later this spring. On the song, Gomes-Kuehner’s voice flutters over worn in guitar work manifesting into a brooding soundscape displaying an underlying strength in vulnerability. As her evolution as an artist continues, we only expect her to get better and better. Listen below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/13/18

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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 Decemberists – Severed
The Weeknd ft. Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me
Czarface & MF Doom – Nautical Depth
William Onyeabor vs. Hot Chip – Atomic Bomb
POLIÇA & s t a r g a z e – Agree
Blackstar ft. Common – Respiration
Ought – Desire
FIDLAR – Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle (Nirvana cover)
Say Sue Me – Old Town
King Tuff – Psycho Star
2 Chainz ft. YG & Offset – Proud
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Black Tongue (4-track demo)
Aimee Mann – Drive (The Cars cover)
Car Seat Headrest – My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
Franz Ferdinand – Shut Up & Kiss Me (Angel Olsen cover on SIRIUS XMU Sessions)
Van William – Before I Found You
Itasca – Morning Flower
Burnt Ones – Gonna Listen To T.Rex (All Night Long)
Beach Fossils – Agony (Yung Lean cover)
Danny L Harle ft. Clairo – Blue Angel
Hot Chip – Thieves In The Night
Blackstar – Re:definition
Bat Fangs – Rock The Reaper
Frankie Cosmos – Being Alive
Screaming Females – No More I Love You’s (Annie Lennox cover)
Animal Collective – Bleak Midwinter (James Taylor cover)
Frightened Rabbit – No Real Life
EELS – The Deconstruction

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/6/18

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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.

Lucius – Neighbors
Cat Power – Wonderwall (Oasis cover / Peel Session)
Rhye – Feel Your Weight
MorMor – Heaven’s Only Wishful
Jay Som – O.K., Meet Me Underwater
Dryspell – Can’t Wait
Very Yes – Collide
Kevin Krauter – Pretty Boy
Aly & AJ – Promises
Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker
Let’s Eat Grandma – Hot Pink
Grace Vonderkuhn – Cellophane
Pinky Pinky – Robber
Ruru – Lil Lonely
Rae Morris – Do It
Rejjie Snow – Rainbows
Slow Pulp – Preoccupied
Pascale Project – Dancing On The Highway
The Skull Eclipse – Pillars
Ultimate Painting – No Gonna Burn Myself Anymore
Luke Reed – I’m Dreaming
Cut Worms – Till Tomorrow Goes Away
Soccer Mommy – Cool
Girlpool – Picturesong
Rose Droll – You Have A Way
Launder – Fade
Benjamin Schoos & Dent May – All Night Every Night
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – American Guilt
SiR – D’Evils

Stream Pinky Pinky’s New Song “Robber”

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There is something about warmer weather that always makes us gravitate dirty, garage rock, especially when it comes with strut like LA trio Pinky Pinky. Bursting on the scene last year with two of its members still in high school, they unloaded their all killer, no filler debut self-titled EP and now are working their way towards the release of a follow-up EP, Hot Tears, slated for release on Valentine’s Day through Innovative Leisure. While the title track for the release showed off their ability to turn the volume down, “Robber” lulls the listener in, only to cut their throats before song’s end. It is a rowdy track ripe to played on a day of cutting loose and not giving a fuck. Pre-order the EP here.

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Discover The Hidden Shelf and New EP Cut It Short a Year Ago

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The reason behind the name is because I have yet to share my work so far with most of my close friends. I don’t care if they manage to find them at one point, but when they do, I hope for the experience to feel like they’ve found, at the least, an okay book or an artwork or what have you from a “hidden shelf” in a corner. – Minji Kong

Not everything with social media is bad. This past weekend, we happened to be directed to Philadelphia project The Hidden Shelf, the moniker of singer/songwriter Minji Kong, through Tyler Andre. To say we instantly connected would be an understatement, as we haven’t stopped spinning it since. The three tracks that comprise Cut It Short a Year Ago could easily stand on their own individual merit, but collectively showcase an artist slowly coming to her own identity on top of an already robust catalog of music that spans only to the middle of last year. The songs are subtle in delivery, but nuanced in their construction as small notes of sound are precisely woven together creating a bubble of emotion and introspection. It goes without saying, we can’t wait to hear more.

Stream New Single “Canyons” from New York City’s Barrie

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We immediately fell hard for NYC-based quintet Barrie last year with some loose tracks they had circulating on Soundcloud. The very-hard-to-google collective takes their namesake from lead songwriter Barrie Lindsay with their lineup rounded out by Dom, Noah, Sabine, and Spurge who hail from a variety of spots in Baltimore, Boston, São Paulo, London, and Upstate New York. “Canyons” is their first formal introduction to the world and instantly will capture fans who prefer their pop laced with smoky undertones combined breezy, nostalgic vibes. For those going to SXSW this year, be sure to add them to your itinerary of can’t miss bands to check out. Expect to hear more from them in 2018 through Indiana homies at Winspear. In the meantime, give the track a spin through your preferred method of streaming below.

Live Dates:
2/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ NADINE & Lexie
3/13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 1/30/18

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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.

Durand Jones & The Indication – Smile
TEES – Let Beauty Be
Echo Ladies – Nothing Ever Lasts
VACATIONS – Steady
Hovvdy – In The Sun
Bonny Doon – I Am Here (I Am Alive)
James Blake – If The Car Besides You Moves Ahead
Leven Kali ft. Syd – Do U Wrong
Hibou – Fall Into
Ravyn Lenae – Sticky
Palm – Composite
Tei Shi – Justify
Mt. Si – 911
Pageants – Musings Of The Tide
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – American Guilt
Night Flowers – Losing The Light
Triathalon – Butter
Quiet Friend – Breathplay
Charlotte Day Wilson – Nothing New
BOYO – A Social Death by Proximity (Los Feliz)
Gwenno – Tir Ha Mor
Phoebe Bridgers – Demi Moore
Wooing – In Colour
Loma – Joy
The Orielles – Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)
Sniffle Party – All The Snow Is Gone
Ty Segall – Every 1s A Winner

Major Murphy Announce Debut LP, Stream New Track “No. 1”

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After honing their craft on a couple of excellent EPs, Grand Rapids trio Major Murphy have announced their debut long-play aptly named No. 1 slated to drop on March 30th via our homies at Winspear. The collection if full of lighter tendencies recalling the ’70s soft-rock heard from the back of our parent’s car, however with sensibilities aligned with current guitar-driven trends offering a familiar comfort when listening. In addition to the previously heard “Mary,” the band has offered up the title track to the release available for streaming below. The album is available for pre-order now on all formats, including a very attractive limited edition pink vinyl, here or via the band’s Bandcamp.

For those in and around the Bloomington, IN area, you catch the band along with many other talented artists as a part of their label Winspear’s review this Thursday along with several other upcoming dates. Current itinerary is below.

Tour Dates:
1/25/18 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
2/17/18 – Traverse City, MI @ The Little Fleet
3/13-3/18/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/09/18 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
4/12/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Grand Rapids Public Museum
4/15/18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
4/18/18 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
4/21/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
4/28/18 – Toledo, OH @ Pau Hana