Listen to New Song “Fouth Of July” from Van William (WATERS / Port O’Brien)

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Aw, I love ol’ Van Pierszalowski! Over the last 8 years, MOKB has produced shows and recorded sessions for his former band Port O’Brien and his current band WATERS. He’s a kind guy, a Dodger fan, and I’ve always enjoyed the various music he’s created.

While WATERS focus on recording their sophomore LP, Van has started recording a brand new project under the name Van William. The debut single is “Fourth of July.” Van has always had a knack for the catchy sing-a-long, and this song falls in line with that thought.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/21/16

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.

Charli XCX – Trophy
LCD Soundsystem – Home
Jaunt – Hello
Great Good Fine Ok & Orla Gartland – Shapeshifting
BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Kaytranada – Lavender
Oreo Jones ft. Miss Mess – 35MM
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak
Clams Casino ft. Vince Staples – All Nite
Prince Rama – Your Life In The End
Kero Kero Bonito – Break
Karma Kid ft. Amine – Thru The Tundra
Whitney – Polly
Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
El Perro Del Mar – Breadandbutter
Wolf Parade – C’est La Vie Way
Few Bits – Anyone Else
White Moms – Black Kids
Puro Instinct – What You See
Eyedress ft. Louise Ferguson – I Knew I Was Right About This
Chain Wallet – Muted Colours
Jerry Paper – Zoom Out
Drea Smith / Vibe Dealer – Caves.
Petite League – Raspberry Seeds
Seratones – Chandelier
Kim Gray – Perfume Ghost
Slaughter Beach – Glaze
Kllo – Bolide
The Lemon Twigs – As Long As We’re Together
The Galaxy Electric – Please Come Home Soon
Rosemary Fairweather – Moonlight

Few Bits Share “Anyone Else” Ahead of New Album

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Few Bits are the Belgium band that we are quite sure will be on the tips of many people’s tongues before 2016 closes, if not much sooner. On September 30th, they will be releasing their new LP, Big Sparks, through [PIAS]. Their latest reveal from the album is coruscating “Anyone Else” that furthers the aesthetic of equal parts Mazzy Star and The Cardigans with a hint of Beach House for good measure. This song coupled with previous tracks “Summer Sun” and “Do Your Best” provides a snapshot of an album that might end up as one of the year’s best.

Stream Petite League’s Fantastic New Album No Hitter

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Yesterday marked the release of great sophomore LP, No Hitter, from sneaky Boston-based duo Petite League, whom unloaded one of our favorite debuts and overall releases last year with Slugger (we are still waiting on the vinyl to come out for that one). From start to finish, there is not filler on the album and maintains an energy of punk, emo, and power-pop roots, while allowing a breather or two with softer, casually chill tracks “Rasberry Seeds” and “I Met You Before.” The latter proceeds the very-Nirvana sounding closer and bonus track “Guetta,” which serves as one of our many favorites from the record and provides a great bookend of the LP with stronger cuts “Annie” and “Zookeeper” holding up the opening duties. After filling up our eardrums with the release over and over again, it is painfully obvious Petite League is a project everyone needs to have on their radar and this album should most definitely be blazing in the background of whatever trouble you get into during the summer of 2016 and beyond. Grab it now via Bandcamp.

Great Good Fine Ok Welcome the Summer Solstice with “Shapeshifting” featuring Orla Gartland

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Brooklyn pair Great Good Fine Ok have always been a band that is best heard in the warmer months, so it only seems appropriate that they drop a new track on the official first day of summer. “Shapeshifting” is a sparkling, synth-infused track written with and featuring self-proclaimed weirdo guitar pop connoisseur Orla Gartland bringing in a female compliment to Jon Sandler’s falsetto. This one is probably best heard on a float poolside.

BADBADNOTGOOD Feature Kaytranada on “Lavender”

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We are inching ever so closer to BADBADNOTGOOD’s upcoming fourth album, IV, out on July 8th via Innovative Leisure. The last track we heard from it was “Confessions Pt II” featuring Colin Stetson. Today, they have shared chilled-out, lunar jam “Lavendar” featuring producer Kaytranada, creator of one of our favorite albums this year, 99.9%. Listen below and pre-order IV now via Bandcamp.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/14/16

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.

Ricky Nelson – It’s Late
Bleached – Sour Candy
Hoops – Feelin Fine
Beck – Wow
Brave Radar – Earth Control
ZHU – Generationwhy
Lidija – I’m Done With You
Flamingosis – Believe In Me
DENA x Bullion – Like & Love
Laure Briard – C’est la vie
Let’s Eat Grandma – Sax In The City
Surfing – Lifetime
Cellars – Stir Crazy
Puro Instinct – Peccavi
Self Portraits – Kodokushi
merely ft. jj – yang
West Nile – Turnt 2 Cult
OPAL – France
Pale Dian – Judy Garland Is Dead
Faces On TV – Love Dead
Anna Wise – Princess Complex
Foals – Night Swimmers (Mura Masa remix)
Consilience – Soft And Slow
Preoccupations – Anxiety
Merchandise – Flower of Sex
Haux – Seaside
Agar Agar – Prettiest Virgin
Jay Som – I Think You’re Alright