Stream a Killer New Demo from Hoops’ Drew Auscherman Titled “Company”

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Bloomington, Indiana’s Hoops are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the debut long-play due out the latter part of spring, but that hasn’t stopped member Drew Auscherman from making music for other potential outlets and influences. “Company” is a new demo straight from his Soundcloud and it is a fucking jam. You get some of the feathery guitars you can come to expect from Hoops, but presented in more of a retro ’80s dance-pop/funk vibe. We love it and can stop repressing play. Our only complaint is that it clocks in just under 2-minutes. Give it a spin below.

Premiere: Stream “Omaha” from New York City’s Junius Karr

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“Omaha” is the first single NYC-based Junius Karr’s debut EP, The Late Great Junius Karr, set for release in March. The song is a showcases a variety of genres such lo-fi rock, folk, and even a bit of traditional country twang creating what he cheekily calls Songer/Singwriter. Just as you expect of a talented artist starting at the beginning of his arc, Karr is free with his emotions laced with an underlying, yet earnest angst that is delivered in a manner far more mature than his age of 20 would suggest. To fully bring out the lushness in the instrumentation, Karr enlisted help from contemporaries and friends Michael Wuerth, Noah Champ, and Murphy Stereosystem. While it is always difficult to make a judgment based on one song, we can confidently say he has our attention. Spin the track below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 1/17/17

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.

Sinkane – Telephone
Chelou – Halfway to Nowhere
Diet Cig – Tummy Ache
Noble Oak – Another Way
Buscabulla ft. Helado Negro – Fria
BOYO – Good As Gone
Aaliyah – One In A Million
Spissy – Say Hello
Sun Airway – Foam
Syd – All About Me
Neon Bunny – All I Want Is You
Half Waif – Severed Logic
Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
Men I Trust – Lauren
B.Miles – Running
Maria Minerva – Immune To My Charms
These Sticky Fingers – Lovesong (The Cure cover)
ACES – Just Cut It Out
Marian Hill – Down
Freedom Fry – Awake
Julie Byrne – I Live Now As A Singer
Fog Lake & Home Alone – Push
Teen Daze ft. S.Carey – First Rain
Lydia Ainsworth – The Road
Hand Habits – Sun Beholds Me
Cellars – Do You Miss Me
Run The Jewels – Oh Mama

Newly Minted Turkish Label Drug Boulevard Announces Compilation, Stream ACES Lead Single From It

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Drug Boulevard is the newly minted Istanbul-based dream pop label from the founders of the celebrated Turkish progressive/trance label, Blue Soho. As an introduction, the label is releasing a compilation, named DRUB BLVD after the label, on February 17th nearly two years in the making due to logistics and geopolitical occurrences during that time in Turkey. Mastered by renowned engineer Barry Grint of Alchemy UK, the collection features new and exclusive songs from artists spanning the globe, including ACES, Astronautica, FMLYBND, DAUNT, Leo Kalyan, SRNO (feat. MOONZz), Mammals) and GOSTO. The artists were selected, according to founder Kubilay, for “doing something brilliant and inspiring,” while “doing everything they do for all the right reasons.”

The first reveal comes from rising Brooklyn singer ACES, who has slowly been gaining traction over the last year with her downtempo slant of pop music in singles “I’m Already Gone” and “If I Could Be Your Girl”.” “Just Cut It Out” is effervescent track blending hazing vocals with romantic synths and delicately crafted production stirring emotions, while soothing at same time.

Listen to Hand Habits’ Latest Song “Sun Beholds Me”

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February 10th will see the release of Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), the intimate debut collection of bedroom lullabies from Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits. “Sun Beholds Me” is the third reveal from the album following the lovely “Flower Glass” and “All the While.” This is an album you want playing in the background while sitting near a cracking fire, while sipping a bourbon with a cigarette in hand and blanket draped around you. Pre-order it here.

Tour Dates:
01/18 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
02/10 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #
02/11 Philadelphia, PA – Everybody Hits #
02/12 Cambridge, MA – Lily Pad #
02/13 Portland, ME – Apohadian Theatre #
02/14 Winooski, VT – The Monkey House #
02/15 Montreal, QC – La Vitrola #
02/16 Albany, NY – House Show #
02/18 Washington DC – Songbyrd DC #
02/19 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight #
02/20 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar #
02/21 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s #
02/22 Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe #
03/14 – 03/18 Austin, TX – SXSW

* = ACLU / PP Benefit show w/ Kevin Morby, Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, Daniel Rossen
# = w/ John Andrews & The Yawns

Sampha Shares Gorgeous New Song “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”

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(no one knows me) like the piano is dedicated to my mother binty sisay. the more time that passes, the more i see the extent of her love for me. – Sampha

South London’s Sampha Sisay has his long-overdue debut long-play, Process, out next month on February 3rd through Young Turks and it is going to be good. If “Blood On Me” or “Timmy’s Prayer” still left you unsure, stunning new song “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” should wipe away that uncertainty. The touching ballad will give you goose-bumps from start to finish. If it doesn’t hit some sort of emotional chord for you, then you might want to check to see if you are alive. Pre-order the album here.

Watch Video from The Internet’s Syd for New Track “All About You”

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Syd of The Internet is expected to drop to her debut solo album sometime real soon. It is easily one of the release we are looking forward to the most in 2017. Today, she dropped the first official taste from that LP titled “All About You” produced by Steve Lacy. There is no other way to describe the song, but as smooth-as-fuck and ideal for a weekend of night cruising with the windows or top down.