Download Toro y Moi’s Samantha Mixtape

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If you have been following Toro y Moi on Soundcloud, you would have noticed he has been sharing new song over the last month or so with no information regarding their existence. Well, it looks like we have the answer with a dropbox link appearing on his Instagram for a new mixtape or album called Samantha featuring Kool A.D., Rome Fortune, Washed Out, and Nosaj Thing. The download also comes with a pdf of various photos of him and a girl presumably whom the release is named after.

Download: Toro y Moi – Samantha

Listen to New Song “We Go Back” from CHINAH

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Since The xx hit, it has become more and more of a norm to see trios (after all 3 is the magic number) making minimalistic pop comprised of two men and woman with CHVRCHES being the most notable along with other such acts London Grammar, Vaults, among others to varying results. The latest entry to this group is Copenhagen’s CHINAH. Their first song “Away From Me” didn’t really grab us, but we are warming up to their latest, the sharply crafted “We Go Back.” Find the stream below and, if they stick to formula, expect and EP from them in the very near future.

Listen to Spencer Radcliffe’s New Song “Yankee”

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Multifaceted and prolific Chicago musician Spencer Radcliffe has his debut album (under his own name) Looking In out via Run For Cover Records on October 2nd. The LP throws Radcliffe’s hat in what has become a compelling and resurging lo-fi, indie-rock scene. His latest song is the moody, bedroom-appropriate “Yankee.” While obvious in comparison, current contemporary Alex G comes to mind with the slightly unconventional song construction and odd, yet effective inclusion of dog barks. Yes, guitar-based rock is not dead and we just might be seeing the pendulum beginning to swing its way again. Listen below.

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Tour Dates:
Sat 10/10 Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear$
Sun 10/11 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar$
Mon 10/12 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddah$
Tue 10/13 Montreal, ON @ le Divan Orange$
Wed 10/14 New Haven, CT @ Bar$
Thu 10/15 Flemington, NJ @ 90 Main&
Fri 10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca*
Sun 10/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
Tue 10/20 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, @ Bard College&
Wed 10/21 Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery&
Thu 10/22 New York, NY @ The Silent Barn&
Mon 10/26 Chambersburg, PA @ Nathan Miller Chocolate^
Thu 10/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Cleaners
Fri 10/30 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café@
Sun 11/1 St Louis, MO @ Firebird@
Mon 11/2 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar@

$ w/ LVL UP
& w/ Pinegrove
* w/ Pity Sex & Wild Honey
^ w/ Elvis Depressedly, Rozwell Kid, Wishlist
@ w/ Alex G

Listen to “So Cute” from Giraffage and Slow Magic

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Production extraordinaires Giraffage and Slow Magic announced additional dates for their So Cute! tour along with a new song of the same name. Can we call it the tour track? Regardless, the song is an illuminating affair blasting the listener with blinding synths mixed with varying beats meditative humms. Find the track and tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov. 25 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
Dec. 8 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
Dec. 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
Dec. 10 – Victoria, BC @ DISTRIKT
Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Dec. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
Dec. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
Dec. 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Dec. 20 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

Premiere: Santah Stream New Song “Did We Sing?”

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November 6th will see the release of Chico, the sophomore LP from Chicago band Santah, via Yes Club Records. The album follow’s their much lauded 2010 debut White Noise Bed along with subsequent You’re Still A Lover EP from 2012 and Awwh Man 7” from last year. We have already heard “Sunkeeper” from the album, now they have given us the pleasure of introducing a second song titled “Did We Sing?.” The track brings in dreampop touchstones without straying too far from more traditional pop-rock constructs and hooks that are both engaging and satisfying. Listen below.

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Tour Dates:
Oct 1, Indianapolis IN, TBA
Oct 2, Chicago, IL Township
Oct 3, Dayton OH, Blind Bob’s
Oct 4, Detroit MI, House Show
Oct 5, Cleveland OH, TBA
Oct 6, Columbus OH, Double Happiness
Oct 7, Cincinnati OH, MOTR Pub
Oct 8 Louisville KY, Tim Faulkner Gallery
Oct 9, Bowling Green KY, Tidball’s
Oct 10, Nashville TN, TBA
Oct 13, Washington D.C., DC9
Oct 15, NYC, CMJ Festival
Oct 16, NYC, CMJ Festival
Oct 17, NYC, CMJ Festival
Oct 22, Milwaukee WI, Club Garibaldi
Oct 24, Champaign IL, Highdive

Small Black Stream New Song “No One Wants It To Happen To You”

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As we softly get kissed in the Midwest with the cool autumn air on the horizon, Small Black’s new LP, Best Blues, is hitting all of the right notes for us as summer slowly retreats and we look back. Their latest song revealed from it is the wistful “No One Wants It To Happen To You” pulling beauty out of loss and sadness. The song can be found below with the previously released “Boys Life.” Their new album is out on October 16th via Jagjaguwar.

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/25/15

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available via On Demand.

Panda Bear – No Man’s Land
Small Black – No One Wants It To Happen To You
Childbirth – Let’s Be Bad
Diet Cig – Dinner Date
Alex G – Bug
FKA Twigs – Mothercreep
Yumi Zouma – Right, Off The Bridge
Lana Del Rey – Terrence Loves You
Foals – London Thunder
Lapsley – Hurt Me
Korallreven – Here In Iowa
Diva – Satori
Liz Vice – Empty Me Out
Diana Coffee – Soon To Be, Won’t To Be
Sexwitch – Heleyos
Little Simz – Dead Body
Vic Mensa – All That Shines
DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad – Dubby ft. Danny Brown
TENDER – Melt
Years & Years – King (Until The Ribbon Breaks re-imagining)
Sports Boyfriend – Twenty Questions
Princess Chelsea – We Were Meant 2 Be
Bob Moses – I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry
Here We Go Magic – Ordinary Feeling
Khruangbin – White Gloves
Dream Chief – IDK Why
Sui Zhen – Dear Teri
GEMS – Living As A Ghost