Listen to “All My Friends” from Montreal’s Drug Train

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Faceless and grossly unheralded Montreal act Drug Train have indicated they have a new album coming very soon. In preparation for the release, they have dropped a new slow-drifting single “All My Friends” dimmed with a moody overcast through French label Beko. We have continued to come back to the track since its release a few weeks back compelling us to share it with you. You can stream it below and, for those not familiar, we recommend checking out Soundcloud and Bandcamp to go through their excellent back catalogue.

Listen to “The Moon Hangs In The Sky Like Nothing Hangs In The Sky” from Yohuna

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Eau Claire, WI’s finest (no, not Bon Iver), Johanne Swanson aka Yohuna, is set to release one of the more lovely albums this year with her debut Patientness on September 9th via Orchid Tapes. The collection, described by Swanson as a “healing, coping mechanism,” have a undeniable combination of atmospheric instrumentation swirling around intimate lyrical content that sounds straight out of a diary. The latest unveiling from the LP is emotionally raw “The Moon Hangs In The Sky Like Nothing Hangs In The Sky” conveying thoughts of despair within a fractured relationship. The song follows the wilting “Apart” from the LP available for pre-order here.

Watch a Video for Stripped Down Version of Whitney’s “Golden Days”

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By now, most of you have probably experienced the fantastic debut album, Light Upon the Lake, from Whitney. At this point, it is probably our most listened to album of this summer and possibly the year. However, some of the early demos or versions of the album tracks are just as good, if not arguably better. This intimate, stripped down version of “Golden Days” is another example of this showcasing the simple beauty the album version was built upon. The video is courtesy of the band’s friend Jesse Ward. If you have not gotten around to it yet, you can grab their debut here.

Premiere: Stream Synth-Heavy “Make Us Pay” from Atlanta’s Shampoo

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“Once when I was a teenager, I was watching this smarmy VH1 documentary about rap music, and Ice Cube said something like “when you’re a kid and you’re mad about something, all you can do is break your own toys.” This song is about breaking your own toys. Also, I’m pretty sure there are no live instruments other than voice on this one, so that’s cool. Human League would be proud. [Free Kesha].” – Shampoo on “Make Us Pay”

We first stumbled upon Atlanta three-piece Shampoo after a suggestion by a friend to check out a three-song demo from them back in 2014 and falling for the opening track “High School” from it. Subsequently, the trio went on to perform some shows up the East Coast with the likes of TOPS, Memory Tapes, and Pure Bathing Culture. After much labor through a majority of 2015, they nearing the release of their debut album, titled Terrible Heat, on August 17th via Bear Kids Recordings. Inspiration for the album comes top 40 new wave covered in a lo-fi, blissful glaze fully tilted to drift away to. Latest single “Make Us Pay” easily could fit seamlessly on any most teenage movie soundtracks from the ’80s using synth lines that could be mistaken quite a few songs from that era and effervescent vocal delivery made for easy consumption. The song follows the equally appealing and previously revealed “Hanging Up on U” and “Inside Out (All That I Want)” from their debut.

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.