Premiere: Listen to High Highs’ “Catch the Wind” Remixed by Northeast Kingdom

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“Our friends Cameo Culture and Slow Hands have a new project called North East Kingdom. They jammed out over the The Catch The Wind acapella and came up with this little gem.” – High Highs

Now based firmly in Brooklyn, Sydney, Australia natives High Highs really seem to have settled in with their sophomore LP, Cascades, released back in February of this year further complimenting their gorgeous harmonies with a more accessible pop sound. One of the highlights from the solid album from start to finish is the somber, yet soaring “Catch the Wind.” Instead of making the sound larger, Northeast Kingdom, a new project of Cameo Culture and Slow Hands, stripped it down creating almost a fireside folk track over gorgeous guitar and banjo work in their interpretation. The lovely results can be found below.

Premiere: Listen to New Song “Summer Samaritan” from Austin, TX’s Los Coast

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“Summer Samaritan” is a new one-off track from Austin four-piece Los Coast raising our eyebrows. The song serves as a pre-cursor to their debut LP expected sometime later this year. The influences heard in the track are varied, although it is hard not draw some comparisons to the fiery soul and rock of say an Alabama Shakes for reference. The song is a nice contrast to the previously released “Gimme Light” that fits more in the subdued style of Leon Bridges. Whatever comparisons you want to draw, it is pretty safe to assume we should be hearing more about the band as they continue to expand their catalog.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 4/26/16

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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.

Sheila E – The Glamorous Life
Prince & The Revolution – Raspberry Beret (Extended Mix)
Oreo Jones – Stevie Nick’s House
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back
TLC – If I Was Your Girlfriend
Apollonia 6 – Sex Shooter
Robyn – Jack U Off (Prince cover)
Prince – Funknroll
Morris Day & The Time – Jungle Love
Sheena Easton – Sugar Walls
Crooked Fingers – When U Were Mine (Prince cover)
Sinead O’Conner – Nothing Compares To You (Prince cover)
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Pumarosa – Cecile
Nite Jewel – Kiss The Screen
Yumi Zouma – Barricade (Matter Of Fact)
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
The Bangles – Manic Monday
Prince & The Revolution – Little Red Corvette
Cellars – I’m Feeling
Terror Jr. – 3 Strikes
Oreo Jones – Fholston Paradise
Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl
Prince & The Revolution – Controversy
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Erotic City (Prince cover)
Fol Chen – The Beautiful Ones (Prince cover)
CHVRCHES – I Would Die For U (Prince cover)

Premiere: Watch New Video for “Crush” and “Purfume” from LA’s Haunt

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If you are looking for something under the radar to really grab a hold of your heartstrings, then look no further than LA’s Haunt. Since the middle part of last year, they have managed to unload two fantastic EPs (found here or here) and will dropping a third titled Crush on May 6th with a limited edition cassette (backed by the previously released So Far EP) coming courtesy of rising Portland, OR label Track and Field Records. We have been listening to their entire catalog since stumbling across them a month or so back. Their songs come in both equal portions sentimentality and heartbreak conveying cinematic imagery despite subtleness in construction. Below you can find their new double video for tracks “Crush” and “Purfume” directed by Victor Pakpour. The visual, almost acting as a moving polaroid, perfectly captures the hazy, dream-like emotion of the project along with vibes of their Southern California home.

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Premiere: Stream New EP from Bloomington’s Daguerreotype

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As we have mentioned countless times as of late, Bloomington, IN is quickly becoming a hotbed for eclectic and varying musical experiences. Most notably, there have been a collection of friends and musicians intertwining within varying bands (many can be found here) with Drew Auscherman-fronted Hoops gaining the most attention to date.

Daguerreotype, however, may be just as compelling with the previously mentioned Auscherman handling drum duties this time around for roommate Jack Andrews (guitar, vocals) with the lineup rounded out by Tommy Muldowney (guitar, vocals) and Ty Maguiness (bass). Following their hazy first tape, we unveil their self-titled volume 2 EP available soon on cassette courtesy of Circuit Public Broadcasting. While it is hard not to see the commonality in sound and texture between the projects, Daguerreotype tends to bring more 1980’s new wave romanticism in fold. Regardless, if you like one, we suggest you to give the other a listen.

Listen to “Slip” from Elvis Depressedly

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On June 3rd, Elvis Depressedly will be packaging 2013’s holo pleasures EP with a new EP titled california dreamin’ through Run for Cover Records. “Slip” is a new track that will appear on the combination LP. The song combines sunny instrumentation with what has become Depressedly’s signature morose vocal delivery creating a palatable dichotomy. Pre-order the release here.

U.K. Duo Let’s Eat Grandma Announces Debut Album, Streams New Song “Eat Shiitake Mushrooms”

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Just as with their name, there is something slightly twisted, yet undeniably curious about the off-center pop of Let’s Eat Grandma, the teenage duo of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth hailing from Norwich in the U.K. On June 17th, they will be dropping their debut album, I, Gemini, onto the world via Transgressive Records. While the previously released album opening track “Deep Six Textbook” presented a delicate beauty far beyond their young ages, new track and cleverly titled “Eat Shiitake Mushrooms” (inspired by graffiti found behind their college bearing the same phrase) brings their appealing weirdness out in full force. It starts of normal enough, only to transition into an irresistible freak-pop groove.