Trevor Powers // Playwright

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Trevor Powers sunset his Youth Lagoon project back in 2016 and, upon conclusion of his tour that year, dropped out. He has now resurfaced, ready for a fresh start, under his born name with a new song and video and the announcement of the launch of his own label, Baby Halo. Powers also shared the above note, further explaining his retirement from Youth Lagoon.

This new song, “Playwright,” is a beauty, as is the video. The song floats along with brief moments of intensity featuring Trevor’s vocals above asian-inflected orchestration and electronic sonic alterations.

The video, featuring famed synchronized swimming outfit the Aqualillies and directed by Dan Opsal, showcases the mysteriously masked, billowy figures intertwining, trapped in a deep blue underwater setting, and seems to visually articulate Powers’ views on this former project.

“I ended Youth Lagoon because it became a mental dungeon, & I was its captive,” Powers explains. “My intention was never to keep it going — only to serve as a nod to the blooming years. It’s been said the worst prisons are the ones we build for ourselves / the barriers, rules, & regulations that we choose to live by out of fear of the unknown or because we think it’s what we’re supposed to do. But I now feel freed. This project is the beginning of something new; not the continuation of something old.”

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 5/15/18

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Jungle – Happy Man
Dirty Projectors – Break-Thru
Met Gala (Mac DeMarco & friends) – She’s My Sweet
White Denim – Magazin’
Omar Apollo – Unbothered
Buddy – Trouble On Central
Shormey – Party Down
Grocery – Syrup
Laura Jean – Girls On TV
Richard Edwards – Minefield
CELLARS – All The Time
Pamcy ft. Olympia – No Way
Westerman – Edison
Fieh – 25
COCAINEJESUS x Bane’s World – Been Lost
PREP ft. Dean – Cold Fire
Illuminati Hotties – Patience
Kadhja Bonet – Delphine
La Luz – Mean Dream
Sports – Crime
Nation of Language – Reality
Locate S,1 – Same One Smile
Wand – Pure Romance
Many Voices Speak – Necessaries
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
Dear Nora – Simulation Feels
Good Morning – Escalator
Cut Worms – Don’t Want To Say Goodbye

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 5/8/18

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Midnight Sister – Shimmy
Kero Kero Bonito – The One True Path
Com Truise – Propagation
Kali Uchis – Tomorrow
Hilary Woods – Black Rainbow
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
Young Fathers – Toy
Jenn Champion – Owner of A Lonely Heart (Yes cover)
Kevin Krauter – Keep Falling In Love
Barrie – Canyons
Pool Radio – Cool Enough
LUMP – Curse Of The Contemporary
Molly Nilsson – The Lonely
Laura Jean – Girls On The TV
Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of
Tirzah – Gladly
Sea Lion – Suburban Skies
Cornelia Murr – Man On My Mind
Locate S,1 – Owe It 2 The Girls
Good Posture – I Stay Inside
Vansire – KW
Ocean Hope – Devotion
Major Murphy – Step Out
Snail Mail – Heat Wave
Natalie Prass – Lost
Grouper – Parking Lot
Video Age – Lover Surreal
Launder – Wonder

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 5/1/18

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Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35 on every Tuesday at 10pm EST! Also, the show can be found anytime via OnDemand online and via the app.

Clairo – 4EVER
Oneohtrix Point Never – Black Snow
Janelle Monae – Americans
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
Christine and the Queens – Tilted
Hatchie – Sleep
Eleanor K. – I Can Only See Me
Cullen Omori – Four Years
Family Reunion – Vision
Sam Evian – IDGAF
Lydia Kepinski – Les routes indolores
Ty Segall & the Freedom Band – Fanny Dog (Royal)
Snail Mail – Heat Wave
Kadhja Bonet – Delphine
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Surrender
Parcels – Tieduprightnow
Pinkshinyultrablast – Dance AM
Duke Dumont w/ Ebenezer – Inhale
Yondo – Candy Beat
Maps and Atlases – Fall Apart
Palace Winter – Come Back (Left Behind)
Lucas – Beacon
J. Roddy Walston and the Business – Heavy Bells
Body Type – Arrow
Boys – Hemtjansten
Dijon – Skin
Hana Vu ft. Satchy – Cool
Jon Hopkins – Everything Connected

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/27/18

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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.

Rejjie Snow ft. Anna Of The North – Charlie Brown
Few Bits – Starry Eyed
Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
Nilufer Yanya – Thanks 4 Nothing
Niki & The Dove – Coconut Kiss
MorMor – Heaven’s Only Wishful
Starchild and the New Romantic – Lost Boys
Drew Auscherman – 1979 (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Small Black – Breathless
Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo
Bishop Nehru – Rooftops
Kendrick Lamar – DNA
Yuno – No Going Back
Brett – Roman Candle
Launder – Annie Blue
Sitcom ft. Clairo – Green Fleece
U.S. Girls – Incidental Boogie
Major Murphy – One Day
Nation of Language – I’ve Thought About Chicago
Bülow – Not A Love Song
Personal Issue – Saint Jude
Boytoy – Mary Anne
Charlotte Day Wilson – Stone Woman
Kate Teague – Low Life
There’s Talk – In Your Hands
True Blue – Mirror Power
King Princess – 1950
Anna Of The North – Fire

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 2/20/18

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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.

Bloodboy – Sex Crime
Danny L Harle ft. Clairo – Blue Angel
Charli XCX – SuperLove
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
Stevie Nicks – Sleeping Angel
Barrie – Canyons
Beach House – Lemon Glow
Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting
Buzzy Lee – Coolhand
Frank Ocean – Moon River
Air Waves – Morro Bay
Mint Julep – Tame
MGMT – Me and Michael
Niia – Nobody (Le Youth remix)
SOPHIE – Faceshopping
Rosalie. – Emotions
Heaven Honey – Been Anybody
U.S. Girls – Rosebud
True Blood – Tell Me Texas
Hovvdy – Float
Forth Wanderers – Not For Me
DRINKS – Real Outside
The Hidden Shelf – Defeatist
Japanese Breakfast – Boyish
Why Bonnie – Practice
Amen Dunes – Blue Rose
Personal Issue – Saint Jude
Paul Cherry – Your Letter

Watch Video for New Single “Blue Rose” from Amen Dunes

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The fifth album, Freedom, from Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes is setting up to be potentially his best work to date. “Blue Rose” is the latest track (following “Miki Dora”) from it and comes with a video directed by Alex Goldberg. The LP is available for pre-order through Sacred Bones.

Listen to Why Bonnie’s Gorgeous New Song “Practice”

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Why Bonnie is the Austin, TX quartet started as the bedroom project of Blair Howerton now additionally comprising Mitch Lamon, Sam Houdek, and Kendall Powell. This Friday, February 16th, will see the release of their debut EP, In Water, through the well-curated Sports Day Records. “Practice” is the second reveal from the EP (find “Made of Paper” here) and can only be described as shimmering sadness with its glossy exterior hiding a darker underbelly lyrically creating something beautiful out of the heavier experiences Howerton pulls from for inspiration in crafting the four-song collection available for pre-order via their Bandcamp.