Listen to “Wallowa Lake Monster” from Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell album was our favorite from 2015, so you know we are stoked he is releasing a new collection of outtakes, remixes, and demos from the Carrie & Lowell sessions under the title, The Greatest Gift Mixtape. “Wallowa Lake Monster” is the first reveal from the 11-song set. The tracks is as beautiful and haunting as any cut from the Carrie & Lowell album is seasonally appropriate both lyrically and by title.

Porches Shares Video for New Single “Country”

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We are looking at 2018 before we get a new album and follow-up to last year’s exceptional Pools from Aaron Maine’s Porches project. However, we do have a brand new meditative track “Country” to hold us over until then along with a beautifully shot visual companion. The production is a dreamy as ever with the song it self coming off as an affirmation or prayer with Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook inserting some harmonies.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/10/17

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.

Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanor
Tove Lo – Disco Tits
ABRA – Novacane
Roosevelt – Montreal
Alvvays – Forget About Life
Niki & The Dove – So Much It Hurts
Men I Trust – Lauren
The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY – My God Has A Telephone
Asal Hazel & Mndsgn – USAYUDO
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
Xenoula – Caramello
Anna Of The North – Moving On
Elohim – The Wave
Knox Fortune – No Dancing
TOPS – Further
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine
Sam Evian – Summer Running
Michael Cera ft. Sharon Van Etten – Best I Can
Beach Fossils – Saint Ivy
Michael Nau – I Root
Ty Segall – Alta
Hans Zimmer & Radiohead – Ocean Bloom
Bernache – Your Name
Yumi Zouma – Persephone
Cut Copy – Memories We Share
NAO – Nostalgia
Jain – Makeba
Charles Bradley – Changes (Black Sabbath cover)

Watch the Video for New Song “Mad As Hell” from U.S. Girls

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Meghan Remy’sU.S. Girls project has returned with a new single titled “Mad As Hell” out now through 4AD. No word yet on whether it is or will be associated with a follow-up to 2015 year’s best Half Free, but it is easy to see by the video that the song is very much influenced by the current unsettling political and social climate. Listen below.

Photo Recap: Sylvan Esso and Helado Negro @ Old National Center

Sylvan Esso and tourmates Helado Negro were heartily welcomed back to Indianapolis last week at the Old National Center’s Egyptian Room. Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn performed songs from their newest album under the Sylvan Esso moniker, What Now, alongside crowd favorites off of their debut record. Meath and Sanborn brimmed with energy and light, strutting and bounding across the stage amid their unbelievable close encounters-esque stage show. It was a performance that filled the room with a captivating sense of joy and fun, causing longtime fans and those unfamiliar with Sylvan Esso to be equally smitten.

Helado Negro opened the evening with an exceptional set dripping with political charm and smooth avant pop. Flanked by two shimmering Tinsel Mammals, Roberto Carlos Lange crooned over synth arrangements filling even the most uncoordinated audience member with the irresistible urge to dance. Check out his latest album, Private Energy, and be sure to catch both bands on tour through 2017.


Sylvan Esso


Helado Negro



Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/3/17

Ikebe Shakedown – Supermoon
Brockhampton – Tokyo
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine
Joy Again – Kim
Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool
LIPS – Everything To Me
Devendra Banhart – Won’t You Come Over
The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY – My God Has A Telephone
Allie X – Downtown
Erika de Casier – What U Wanna Do
Kacey Johansing – Hold Steady
Est-Her – Sympathy
Julietta – Runaway
Yellow Days – I Believe In Love
Nao – Nostalgia
Common Body – Luck Of The Draw
Plastic Flowers – How Can I
Twain – Little Dog Mind
The Beaches – Late Show
Duncan Kissinger – Better Man (Southern Drawl)
Kari Faux – Color Wheel
Cut Worms – Like Going Down Sideways
Baths – Yeoman
Burial – Rodent
Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanor
WESTSIDEDOOM – Gorilla Monsoon
Wolf Parade – You’re Dreaming
Bully – Kills To Be Resistant
Bleached – Turn To Rage
Deradoorian – Nia In The Dark

Watch Men I Trust’s Video for “Tailwhip”

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Considering they are quite possibly our favorite band at the moment (not to mention their satellite projects), we completely spaced on the video for Men I Trust’s latest pop perfect single “Tailwhip.” The song is easily one of our favorite tracks of 2017 and the video brings out the nostalgia with a collage of home videos from their childhood. The song brings to mind a more up-tempo early Zero 7, most specifically their songs with Sia and Sophie Barker, who lead singer Emma sounds like a blend of.

Negative Gemini Returns with “You Weren’t There Anymore”

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Lindsey French, aka NYC artist Negative Gemini, has a new EP coming sometime this fall titled Bad Baby through the fine purveyors of off-center poptronica, 100% Electronica. “You Weren’t There Anymore” is the first single capturing the rawness of trying to shake a relationship gone wrong and the conflicting emotions that come with it. The EP follows-up last year’s excellent debut LP from her, Body Work.