Stream TĀLĀ’s New Song “Enta Ayez (You Wish)” featuring Sadat & Alaa Fifty

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TĀLĀ’s new EP, MALIKA, is out on October 21st via Columbia Records. The release can be characterized as a collaboration album where it found the singer, according to her, traveling around the world “working with some amazing producers, rappers, singers and instrumentalists from Turkey, Egypt, Korea and the US as well as the UK.” The latest track (listen to previous songs here) revealed from it is “Enta Ayez (You Wish” featuring mahraganat (an Egyptian style of music combining rap and traditional Sha’by or street music) pioneers Sadat & Alaa Fifty. The track has major attitude behind in the production and vocals. You could easily think that it is an M.I.A. joint. Listen below and look for songs with Banks and Atiye in the next couple of weeks.

Song : Tame Impala : “Cause I’m A Man”

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Tame Impala said they would be heading in a new direction sonically and have delivered on that promise with 7-minute “Let It Happen” and now with the sexy, intergalactic r&b cut “Cause I’m A Man”. Both tracks appear on recently their third LP they have titled Currents out on new label Interscope. A release date has yet to be revealed, but we can assume it is most likely in the next couple of months. Listen below.

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MOKB Premiere : Churchill : “Sing Out Your Love” (Stripped Down)

It is a very dangerous time to be a part of the alt-folk rock scene. It is a genre that is so saturated, it is becoming difficult to differentiate the bands with a few exceptions such as The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, and the love them or hate them Mumford and Sons. One of the bands that has been able to create a little separation between themselves and the rest of the pack is Denver’s Churchill.

They released their Change EP midway last year to glowing reviews and are set to do a Daytrotter session and open for Phillip Phillips, the singer of the song “Home” you can’t seem to turn your television on without hearing. Additionally, the band is nearing a spring release for their debut album. What this all means is that you should expect to hear more of this up and coming band. Recently, they recorded a stripped down version of EP track “Sing Out Your Love” to lovely results. Listen below.

Song : Still Corners : “Berlin Lovers”

Still Corners have their sophomore album, Strange Pleasures, on the way in May via Sub Pop. “Berlin Lovers” is the first single from that album. It has that dreamy, atmospheric sound quality that made their first album worthy of your attention. Download the song below.

Song : Sky Ferreira : “Everything Is Embarrassing” (Twin Shadow Remix)

Pop-singer Sky Ferreira had her song “Everything Is Embarrassing” get a reworking by Twin Shadow. His version has more of an industrial feel in the vein of Depeche Mode. It is a pretty good one. Listen below.

Song : Youth Lagoon : “Dropla”

As recently announced, Youth Lagoon will be releasing the folllow-up to his highly celebrated 2011 release The Year of Hibernation with a new album called Wondrous Bughouse to be released on March 5th via Fat Possum. “Dropla” is the first taste from the new LP. It is a buiding number with a fluttering forest of sounds. You can stream it below.

MOKB Premiere : Low Culture : “Pills”

I realize it’s only the second week of January 2013, but I think I’ve just found my album of the year. Sure, sure, we’ve got eleven and a half months of new releases to check out, but I’ll be damned if come this December, Low Culture’s Screens isn’t at the top of my Greatest Albums of 2013 list.  Just listen to the first few seconds of their single Pills and tell me if you don’t feel the same. Fans of Soul Asylum’s Hang Time, Husker Du’s Flip Your Wig and The Plimsoul’s Everywhere At Once are going instantly recognize a kindred spirit in Low Culture’s sound, yet there’s no retro revivalism going on here. It’s just a vibe you feel when a band’s superior pop craftsmanship and poignant songwriting shines through their effortless whiplash punk. Add a sun-drenched, skate-punk effervesce to all those aforementioned albums and you’ve got Screens, a timeless sounding punk pop gem. Although frontman Chris Mason (Shang-a-Lang/Marked Men) and gang hail from Las Cruces, New Mexico, they’ve definitely captured a luminous So-Cal patina of boardwalks, beaches and the street punk kids that live there, who by virtue of geography, are always having more fun than you are.

That said, MOKB is proud to debut the single Pills off Low Culture’s Screens, out now on Portland Oregon’s Dirtnap Records. If you love this song, I’m here to tell, the entire album is this good.  And for those of you in colder climes, it’s a necessary shot of happy punk-pop Vitamin C to carry you through to spring.

MP3: Low Culture -“Pills”

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