Premiere: Get a Taste of Heaven Honey with New Single “Been Anybody”

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Photo by: Jamie Alexander
Artwork by: CJ Lamborn

After the dissolution of the extremely promising Her Again, Bloomington, IN singer-songwriter Jordan Gomes-Kuehner is ready to set out on her own under the moniker Heaven Honey. The talented multi-instrumentalist is very much a chameleon musically presenting a sonic aesthetic falls somewhere in the middle of PJ Harvey or Angel Olsen blended with a little bit of haziness of Ariel Pink.

While not her only output to date, “Been Anybody” represents her first formal single to be released this Friday, February 16th, via new label 1212 Records and serves as the first track from her debut EP due out sometime later this spring. On the song, Gomes-Kuehner’s voice flutters over worn in guitar work manifesting into a brooding soundscape displaying an underlying strength in vulnerability. As her evolution as an artist continues, we only expect her to get better and better. Listen below.

Watch Hovvdy’s Video for “Problem”

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Austin, Texas pair Hovvdy will be re-releasing a remastered version of debut album, Taster (listen to the OG version here), via Double Double Whammy. To re-introduce the collection, they have offered up a new video for our favorite track from it “Problem” (read our original post on the track here) shot and edited by Riley Engemoen. The clip is a shadowy affair bringing out visually the darker hues of the intimate, self-reflecting song documenting a mini road trip. Grab the album on all formats, including limited edition oxblood and coke bottle colored vinyl via the Double Double Whammy store.

Tour Dates:
4/14 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Good Records (Afternoon)
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Snail Shack
4/16 – Denton, TX @ Yellow Sub
4/18 – Oxford, MS @ Rose Room
4/19 – St Louis, MO @ The Nest
4/20 – Bloomington, IN @ Uel Zing
4/21 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House
4/23 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha ^
4/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz ^
4/25 – Annandale-On-Hudson, NY @ The Root Cellar (Bard College)
4/26 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
4/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
4/29 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
4/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
5/1 – Richmond, VA @ Underground Orchard

*with Pinegrove
^with Fog Lake

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.