Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/9/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Killer Mike & Big Boi – The Fox Song
Billy Bragg – A New England
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight
The Decemberists – Bandit Queen
Holy Ghost! – Anxious
Cautious Clay – Cold War
The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
Perfume Genius – Queen
Robyn – Honey
Yaeji – One More
Anderson.Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan – 1999
Ghostface Killah ft. Luke Holland, Reignwolf, Vic Spencer x Sheek Louch – Whiskey Slippers
Ramin Djawadi – Seven Nation Army (White Stripes cover)
Bedouine – Come Down In Time (Elton John cover)
Pip Blom – Come Home
altopalo – [Head in a] Cloche
Maribou State ft. Khruangbin – Feel Good
Surf Rock Is Dead – Away Message
Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer
Daniel T – Moonlight Bounce
Ava Luna – Centerline
Ruby Haunt – It Will Happen The Next Time Around
Georgia ft. Shygirl – Mellow
Parcels – Lightenup
Kate Teague – Gilly
Neil Frances – Ask Me Anything
Red Ribbon – Your Car

Gone Sugar Die cover Days Go by Dirty Vegas

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Cheeky, new backyard video concept by “dirt-pop” band Gone Sugar Die covering the Dirty Vegas classic “Days Go By.” Pretty straight-forward with a little auto-tune and a lot less breakdancing. Gone Sugar Die features Mike Hindert, formerly of The Bravery, along with drummer Duncan Lee and vocalist Patrick McWilliams.

Original Dirty Vegas version:

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/2/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Gorillaz – Tranz
Yumi Zouma – Powder Blue/Cascine Park
Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No. 2
Yaeji – One More
Robyn – Honey
Clairo ft. Danny L Harle – B.O.M.D.
Omar Apollo – Erase
Kero Kero Bonito – Dear Future Self
Club Kuru – 49 Years
Jaguar Dreams – Behind Those Clothes
Chain Wallet – Ride
Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young
A Place To Bury Strangers – Look Me In The Eye
Farao – Lula Loves You
Den-Mate – XOSO
Bambi Lou – Another Life
St. Vincent – Slow Slow Disco
kempt – BLISSING?
BC Kingdom – Yung Stunna
NAVVI – Sampaguita
Jorja Smith – On Your Own
Westerman – Albatross
Kate Teague – Gilly
Morabeza Tobacco – Defenders Of The Glam
Molly Nilsson – Days Of Dust
The Hidden Shelf – Begin Again
Shortwaved – So Long, Pt. 2
Madeline Kenny – Perfect Shapes
Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror

Photo Recap: Father John Misty and King Tuff at Garfield Park

Father John Misty and King Tuff packed the Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater earlier this fall, filling the lawn with sounds from their latest albums. Father John Misty performed tracks from his new album, God’s Favorite Customer, as well as a selection from his earlier releases. The murmurs of ego and self-loathing now synonymous with the Misty brand were in tow, but the live setting allowed for more than that to seep through performance. On display was an artist with a rich palette of experience to pull from, connecting with the crowd by calling out familiar moments of disaffection in everyday life.

King Tuff opened the evening, hurling garage riffs over the crowd as they filled in. Although his newest album, The Other, is a slight sonic departure from the burned out psychedelia of previous albums, the fuzzy heart still remains. The set felt searching yet reassuring, asking lots of questions but not freaking out about the lack of answers.

Father John Misty


King Tuff

Photos by Doug Fellegy



Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/25/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Little Simz – Offence
Richard Swift – Sept20
EZTV – Daytime
Dilly Dally – Sober Motel
Omar Apollo ft. Teo Halm – Today
Brockhampton – J’Ouvert
Petite Noir ft. Danny Brown & Nukubi Nukubi- Beach
The Sha La Das – Those Years Are Over
Red Ribbon – Your Car
The Dodos – SW3
Miya Folick – Stop Talking
Dana Dentata – TND
Pip Blom – Come Home
Banofee – Muscle Memory
Oklou – They Can’t Hear Me
D33J ft. Deb Never & Schlomo – Nothing Left
Aolani – Medicate For You
Ambar Lucid – Listen
Den-Mate – Charlotte
Grapetooth – Red Wine
Villagers – A Trick Of The Light
Black Belt Eagle Scout – Indians Never Die
Microwave – Keeping Up
Laura Carbone and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – The Flowers Beneath Your Feet
Racquet – Nothing Matters
Phosphorescent – Christmas Down Under
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Gainesville
Kevin Devine – Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty cover)

Photo Recap: Japanese Breakfast and Ought at The Bishop

Touring their widely beloved latest album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, Japanese Breakfast played to a sold out crowd at The Bishop last Thursday night. Michelle Zauner and company radiated on stage, causing the already toasty room to get even hotter as the crowd  jumped and danced along throughout the evening. Zauner’s vocals have a wry, smoky confidence that soar through a room and meld perfectly with the funky lo-fi pop music she and her bandmates create. With such a strong discography under their belts and an incredibly fun stage presence, Japanese Breakfast make the kind of music that’s even better in person.

Opening the evening was Ought, a post-punk band whose latest album presents a more streamlined version of the careening strut of their earlier work. Their performance featured new music from Room Inside the World that filled the venue with haunting lyrics and driving arrangements helmed by lead singer Tim Darcy’s half-croon/half-yawp. The band had a vibrancy that set the tone for the evening, one that Japanese Breakfast would double-down on an hour later: we’re all a part of this and complacency isn’t an option.


Japanese Breakfast



Photos by Doug Fellegy

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/18/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs
Bleached – Sour Candy
Bully – Bully
Alex Lahey – Let’s Go Out
The Black Keys – Keep Me
Hamilton Leithauser ft. Angel Olsen – Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)
Khurangbin – Maria Tambien
HEALTH x Soccer Mommy – Mass Grave
Charli XCX – SuperLove
Big Boi x Phantogram – Fell In The Sun
Postiljonen – Go!
Yumi Zouma – Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)
Parcels – Lightenup
Stealing Sheep – Sunk
Durand Jones & The Indications – Is It Any Wonder
Maribou State ft. Khruangbin – Feel Good
Rostam – In A River
Hoops – Gemini
Sylvan Esso ft. Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – Funeral Singers (Califone cover)
David Bazan – The Commander Thinks Aloud (Long Winters cover)
Small Black – Boys Life
Steve Mason – Stars Around My Heart
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
fwdslxsh – Fall
Lera Lynn – Run The Night
The Shivas – Honey
Value Void – Teen For Him
Cigarettes After Sex – K.
Tommy and The Commies – Suckin’ IN Your 20’s

Premiere: Surf Rock is Dead Stream “Away Message” Ahead of Upcoming Debut LP

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Brooklyn outfit Surf Rock is Dead has slowly been perfecting their craft over the last several years recently reaching a high point with last year’s We Have No Friends? EP. While specifics are still a bit scarce at the moment, the pair of Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg are inching closer to another milestone with their debut LP expected to come in the coming months via The Native Sound. “Away Message” is the first confirmed cut from the release coming in at just over three satisfying minutes.

Soothing vocals are bleached out by a sparkling guitars and a non-stop wall of drums pulling in elements of dream-pop and shoegaze. It arrives just in time to provide tribute and a proper send-off the fading summer, while also indicating they have still not reached their apex as a band.

Check out the track below right now and find it here for download and streaming through other providers.