Photo Recap: Animal Collective and Eric Copeland @ The Egyptian Room

The unabashedly wild Painting With, Animal Collective’s latest record, brought the band to the Egyptian Room last week along with opener Eric Copeland. Animal Collective’s set meshed together over an hour and a half of material that ebbed over their rapt audience in ever increasing waves, releasing shouts of “thank god, they played this one!” and “OH SHIT, ‘GUYS EYES?!’”

Flanked by abstract, stone-looking totem figures, the band’s surreal and often primal sound was matched in kind by the energy of the crowd, dancing and drinking and swaying with equal abandon at the feet of their heroes.

To check this out in person, be sure to catch them on the rest of their North American tour.


Animal Collective


Eric Copeland



Photos and words by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Premiere: Stream the Coming-of-Age Sophomore LP from Suburban Living

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Like many projects in the late oughts and the current decade, Suburban Living started off as a bedroom solo endeavor of Virginia Beach’s Wesley Bunch only to manifest itself into a more traditional band. After moving to Philadelphia, Bunch connected up with Michael Cammarata, Peter Pantina, and Chris Radwanski to build upon the already strong foundation, while also bringing fresh energy and perspectives to the project. Add that to a chance meeting with Jeff Zeigler, producer for the likes of other Philly heavyweights such as The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Nothing, and you get all the pieces that became their sophomore album, titled Almost Paradise, seeing the light of day tomorrow, October 7th, via Los Angeles’ 6131 Records (Julien Baker).

The album is a polished step forward representing the awkward transition from angst and hyper-emotion of the teens/early-20s into establishing period that comes after. It is cinematic is sound mixing synths and guitar-driven instrumentation, while maintaining an intimacy lyrically easily consumed in the confines of your headphones putting Suburban Living in position as your next favorite band and deserving of a much wider audience. The LP is available for purchase here in all formats, including on some visually appealing limited edition vinyl.

Listen to “Better For It” by Foreign Air

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The DC-based, percussion and synthesizer heavy duo of Jacob Michael and Jesse Clasen has caught our ear previously, and I knew big things were likely on the horizon for their project Foreign Air. Last month, the band release their debut EP, For The Light. This track, with its solid production, soaring falsetto vocals, heart-stabbing lyrics, and smoooooooooooooooth vibe will convince you too.

(This song) was inspired by the end of a relationship. It’s definitely the most personal track on the EP. I was trying to shake off those melancholy vibes and also convince myself that I was better off.” – Jesse Clasen

Foreign Air On Tour:

10/24: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe*
10/25: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall* (SOLD OUT)
10/27: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
10/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts*
10/29: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
10/30: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
11/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore^
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Red Bull Sound Select Presents, The Fonda Theatre^
11/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Red Bull Sound Select Presents, The Fonda Theatre^
12/2: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
12/3: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre^
*w/ The Strumbellas
^w/ Aurora

Premiere: Oakland’s People’s Palms Offers Up Video for “Migrational Shapes”

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With the huge attention the score for Stranger Things has and continues to receive, it is proof that sparse, nuanced music can resonate with audiences as much as what you hear on the radio. Habitatual, the third LP from Oakland producer Austin Freese aka People’s Palms hit us in the same manner. Utilizing carefully crafted atmospherics, he politely nudges the listener into a world of clarity through introspection creating a soundtrack that functions effectively in the background or the forefront. The subtle cinematic effect of the music is evident in the visual for album track “Migrational Shapes.” The feathery sonic landscapes elevate an ordinary montage of VHS home movie clips in something extraordinary pulling out a deeper level of emotional gravitas not as evident otherwise. The LP is set to be available both digitally and on cassette via Seattle’s Hush Hush Records on October 14th and can be pre-ordered here.

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Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/04/16

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.

Solange – Junie
Bon Iver – 666 ʇ
Diana – Confession
The Darcys – Coming Up For Air
Luke Million – Stranger Things Theme (Extended)
Kaytranada ft. Syd – You’re The One
Sports – Manicure
Le Couleur – L’Amour le Jour
Black Marble – Frisk
Liima – Trains In The Dark
The Shacks – Orchids
Molly Nilsson – Let’s Talk About Privileges
Vesuvio Solo – Flakes
Alex Izenberg – To Move On
Soft Hair – In Love
EZTV – Goodbye Morning
Twin Limb – The Weather
Bloods – Brings My Walls Down
Bonzai – I Did
Cosima – Girls Who Get Ready
Julia Jacklin – Hay Plain
Princess Chelsea – Morning Sun (Marianne Faithful cover)
Parts – Flowers
The Lemon Twigs – As Long As We’re Together
Andy Shauf – Twist Your Ankle
Muuy Biien – Bitter Blessings
Suburban Living – Come True
Kirby – Loved By You

Weyes Blood Share Video for New Track “Generation Why”

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Every song we are getting from Weyes Blood’s new album, Front Row Seat To Earth, is absolutely brilliant setting it up to be one of year’s best and taking her profile to greater heights. The release bursting with Laurel Canyon folk vibes is out later this month on October 21st through Mexican Summer. Having shared the humorous video for “Do You Need My Love” last week, she now has unveiled new track “Generation Why” along with a video commenting on the way technology has been injected into our daily lives directed by Natalie Mering.

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Lully Unleashes the Video for “Slow D’s”

Despite Pigeons and Planes trying their best, we still no very little about Lully, creator of one of our favorite tracks released this year, “Slow D’s.” However, today marks the official release of the contorted jam through London’s Aesop Label. In conjunctions with direction by Johnny Blair, Lully has also dropped a hyped visual for the song utilizing the flute glass imagery that has purveyed throughout his aesthetic along with imagery including items such as globes, traditional fencing outfits, statues, an so on whose meaning will most likely become clearer as we hear more from the producer. You can grab the track on iTunes here.

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Watch Helena Deland’s New Visual for “Baby”

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We have been devouring Drawing Room, the debut EP from Montreal’s Helena Deland. Comprised of four track, it shows a diverse range of instrumentation serving as the backdrop for her charming vocals. While each track is an standout in its own right, “Baby” might be the most palatable from the collection for which we have a new video for. It follows a gentleman presenting him in a mysterious manner from his apartment out into the world only for the whole clip to be flipped with a subtle appearance by Deland in the end. The EP is available for purchase now via her Bandcamp.