Download New Mix Platinum Tears from Babyfather (Dean Blunt)

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After teasing with a freestyle last week, Babyfather aka Dean Blunt dropped a new mix called Platinum Tears over the weekend featuring contributions per the description from DJ Escrow, Dean Blunt, T, Mandy, Gasman and tracks titled “Bruiser, Platinum Tears, Breeze, Militant, Positive Flow, Deeper, Millennial Rain, and Freeze. The release date is probably not a coincidence as it coincides with the opening of his new exhibition running from January 28 – February 28 at the Cubitt gallery in London. Listen and download below.

Photo Recap: Protomartyr @ Blockhouse

Seeing Protomartyr on tour behind The Agent Intellect, their latest on Hardly Art Records, at Bloomington, IN’s Blockhouse seemed fitting. The packed space was dimly lit and sparsely outfitted except for a few thrift-store couches, a minimalist canvas for the humble Detroit four-piece to craft with their sound in lieu of elaborate decorations and light shows. The mortal weight of Joe Casey’s lyrics bleeding through the PA over the thundering, churning music of his bandmates gave shape to the brutality of existence. All the while, nothing in the venue changed outside of the number of empty beer cans on the floor: the lights remained dim, the music stayed loud, and the crowd screamed until their voices cracked. The screams, though, were practically brimming with joy, the byproduct of an audience in complete awe of the artists before them, in shock of their proximity to their post-punk heroes. “I can’t believe they’re here!” one member kept screaming, all the while putting his hands on his head in disbelief of the setlist unfolding before him. With an album as solid as Intellect, hopefully Protomartyr will be back through again soon.








Words and photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Listen to RYAN Playground’s Gorgeous New Song “Are You Mad”

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Montreal’s Genevieve Ryan Martel aka RYAN Playground dropped a beautiful, punch-drunk track titled “Are You Mad”. The song will appear on her upcoming elle EP out on February 24th via Ryan Hemsworth’s perfectly curated Secret Songs label. According to a conversation she had with Nylon, the song is “very personal” and involves a “relationship with my girlfriend and an issue we both had to overcome.” Find it below.

Katy B Features Kaytranada on New Album Title Track “Honey”

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Katy B gave us the first taste of her new LP, Honey, last month with the Four Tet and Floating Points collaboration “Calm Down”. Today, she has officially mapped out the album offering a release date of April 29 through Rinse/Columbia Records/Sony and a list of collaborators (see image below) that should all but assure this album is going to be great. Additionally, she introduced the title track “Honey” featuring some throwback R&B vibes courtesy of Kaytranada.

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Flume Enlists Vince Staples and Kučka for “Smoke & Retribution”

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Flume’s new LP, Skin, is out later this year on an as-yet-to-be-specified date via Mom + Pop/Transgressive. After his fantastic 2012 self-titled debut, this one is highly anticipated as you might expect. His latest reveal from the album is “Smoke & Retribution” and features Vince Staples spitting and fellow Aussie Kučka handling the chorus. We are really feeling this one. Listen below.

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Premiere: Stream Sophomore Album Raise from Italy’s Brothers In Law

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“We wanted to make room for a more aware approach and attitude, as we’ve learned to accept that we have grown. We, in a way, began to understand that life is difficult, but we are the ones who can try to improve it.”

“Try to imagine Raise as if it were a hotel where different souls were staying. All of them have something to say: some whisper, some scream notes they can hardly control. On the other hand, each song has its own life and something to tell, and we had to listen because each emerged from an urge; a necessary impulse from inside of us.” – Giacomo Stolzini on the LP and growth of the band

Quartet Brothers In Law is band presiding from Pesaro, Italy founded by real-life brothers-in-law (not just a clever name) Giacomo Stolzini and Be Forest’s Nicola Lampredi rounded out by drummer Andrea Guagneli and bassist Lorenzo Musto. After 2013’s debut Hard Times for Dreamers, the band has returned with follow-up Raise out at the end of this week via San Francisco-by-way-of-Italy collective We Were Never Being Boring. The album creates an blurred line between dream-pop and garage rock leaving feelings of nostalgic yearnings and fearless in their sincerity. Ahead of its release, we have the full stream below. You an pre-order the album here.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 1/26/16

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available via OnDemand.

Jones – Hoops (WET remix)
HOOPS – Other One
Charlie Hilton – Funny Anyway
B Boys – Get A Grip
Hinds – And I Will Send Your Flowers Back
Connan Mockasin – Do I Make You Feel Shy
Dude York – Love Is
STRFKR – Reptilians
Otherside – Neverending
Niki & the Dove – Play It On My Radio
Isaiah Rashad – Smile
Geneva Jacuzzi – Casket
Cherushii ft. Maria Minerva – Thin Line
Bane’s World – Ain’t No Home
Cousin Stizz – Super Bowl
Lindsey Buckingham – Trouble
M83 – Teen Angst
SG Lewis ft. Dornik – All Night
SALFUMAN – Frecuencia Modulada
EAT – Byker Drone
Amber Arcades – Right Now
jennylee – Boom Boom
Bibio – Petals
Agent blå – Strand
Cerf Volant – Way Back
Cellars – Nighttime Girl
Casey Mecija – Palms Lose
Pinkshinyultrablast – The Cherry Pit

Download Goon Des Garcons’ FORTHETIMEBEING EP

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Little Rock, Arkansas is not the most obvious place to expect possibly the next big thing in hip-hop, but that is exactly where self-anointed “black trash rockstar” aka Goon Des Garcons hails from. Having slowly gained notoriety over the last couple of years, his newest EP, FORTHETIMEBEING, is sure to speed up attention being given. The five songs total in just under 20-minutes, but packs a punch with its helter-skelter production and lyrical delivery full of passion and grit. Listen and download below.