Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/23/16

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.

Jadu Heart – Late Night
Bon Iver – 22 (OVER SOON) [Bob Moose extended cab version]
The Shacks – No Surprise
Few Bits – Sweet Warrior
Marching Church – Heart Of Life
Natural Child – She Got A Mind
Hoops – Give It Time
Frank Ocean – Nights
Mallrat – Uninvited
ceo – Kill Count
Drug Train – Finies Les Trouble
Twist – Too Much Trouble
Surf Cassette – Summer’s End
Syd (of The Internet) – Amazing
S U R F I N G – Lifetime
Kadhja Bonet – Honeycomb
EZTV – Reason To Run
Nice As Fuck – Mall Music
Black Marble – Woods
Niki & The Dove – You Want The Sun
Ariel Pink + Dexy Valentine – Walkie Talkie
Sam Evian – I Need a Man
Anna of the North – Us
Lowly – Deer Eyes
Psychic Twin – Hopeless
Helena Deland – Baby
Cate Le Bon – Yellow Blinds, Cream Shadows
De La Soul ft. Little Dragon – Drawn

Kero Kero Bonito Announce New Album, Stream “Graduation”

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London trio Kero Kero Bonito, purveyors of playful earworms, have announced their new album, Bonito Generation, slated to drop on October 21st through Double Denim. The album will include many of their memorable tracks they have unloaded over the past year. Additionally, they have offered up a cut named “Graduation” that can only be described as quintessential KKB. Find the stream below and pre-order the LP here and here.

Jadu Heart Streams First Single “Late Night” from New EP

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After releasing their brilliant debut EP just a few months back, Jadu Heart, the UK-based songwriting and production duo of Dina and Faro, are ready to drop a follow-up EP, Ezra’s Garden, on September 9th via Mura Masa’s Anchor Point Records. This release will be much more of an immersive experience with the pair enlisting the help of director Georgie Brinkmann from Zoox Collective and art director Jack Headford in the creation of a series of videos to accompany the collection. The first single from the release is the dimly-lit “Late Night” landing somewhere sonically between a song to be heard on the dancefloor and your headphones.

Stream Hoops Self-Titled EP Out Friday

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It has been a whirlwind year for the boys from Bloomington, IN. Hoops have their ‘official’ debut EP coming out at the end of the week via Fat Possum and you can stream it now for your listening pleasure. Find the stream and expect their debut LP sometime next year. You can catch them live with a slew of tour dates with Whitney, among others, at a city near you.

Tour Dates:
08/24/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop +
08/26/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music
09/08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
09/09/16 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
09/23/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/24/16 – Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
09/29/16 – Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre (Backstage) ^
10/03/16 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
10/04/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
10/05/16 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
10/06/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/09/16 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/11/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Whitney
^ w/ Car Seat Headrest
+ w/ The Pills & Nice Try

Syd Steps Away from The Internet for “Amazing”

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The uber-talented Sydney Bennett, aka Syd of The Internet, recently dropped a new track titled “Amazing” and produced by always smooth Dornik. The track theme is the built around the crazy lengths we all go to for love. While, as of now, this is just a loose single, we can only hope to eventually get a solo album from her, although another Internet release would work as well.

Lowly Gives an Anthem to the Lonely with “Deer Eyes”

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Danish band Lowly is setting the stage for their debut album slated to drop next year. The album will be the follow-up to their great debut EP last year through Bella Union. The first single from the LP is the brilliant “Deer Eyes” offering companionship to those without. The bittersweet synths and atmospheric guitars are built over a foundation of a jazzy bass riff and drums that melt into you. The track has us anxious to hear what the rest of the album beholds.

Few Bits Share “Sweet Warrior”

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Big Sparks, the sophomore album from Belgium band Few Bits hits shelves for a wider release on September 30th through [PIAS], after dropping in select regions earlier this year. Their latest single from it, “Sweet Warrior,” brings to mind the best moments of The Cardigans with singer Karolien Van Reensbeck sounding like Nina Persson reincarnated. The subdued pop song is ideal for introspective moments with the headphones on or driving down an unnamed road aimlessly searching. Be sure to check out the previously unveiled “Anyone Else” and “Summer Sun” from the LP as well.