Watch Hinds’ New Video for “Warts”

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Things appear to be getting ready to wind down for the hard-working ladies of Hinds. Today, they have unveiled the final visual from their excellent debut album from earlier this year, Leave Me Alone, and have also announced the final tour dates of a schedule that saw them span the globe twice over the last year and change. The good news is after these last dates are done, they plan on immediately getting back to work to write and record their next LP, but back to the video. “Warts” once again showcases their strong sense of color, composition, and playful humor. We’ll let them tell you the rest below.

“Have you ever seen a couple that shouldn’t be a couple? Have you ever seen your friend’s girlfriend’s warts before he does? In love like in war it aint no rules. And she knows. She knows it well… She is gonna beat him bad, but he only hears parabarabaraba.” – Hinds on “Warts”

Tour Dates:
9/3/16 – Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
10/16/16 – San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Music Festival
10/17/16 – Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
10/19/16 – Tucson, AZ Club Congress
10/20/16 – Phoenix, AZ Valley bar
10/21/16 – Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
10/22-23/16 – Silverado Canyon, CA Beach Goth Fest
10/24/16 – Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
10/25/16 – Pontiac, MI The Pike Room at Crofoot
10/26/16 – Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall
10/28/16 – Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
10/29/16 – Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/30/16 – Cambridge, MA The Middle East Downstairs
11/4/16 – McDade, TX Sound On Sound Festival

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 7/15/16

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.

Hoops – Cool 2
Devendra Banhart – Middle Names
OKAY-KAYA – Keep On Pushin (Curtis Mayfield cover)
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water
Pat Moon – Into The Water
Negative Gemini – Don’t Worry Bout The Fuck I’m Doing
Delegation – Oh Honey (Poolside edit)
Wingtip – Missing You
Clams Casino – A Breath Away ft. Kelela
God Colony ft. Stash Mariana – Desperate
Class Actress – Glass Ceiling
Karma Kid & Ten Ven ft. Demo Taped – Shapes
BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Charlotte Day Wilson – In Your Eyes
NITE-FUNK – Let Me Be Me
biLLLy – Can’t Blame
Lully – Slow D’s
Liyv – Little Fox
Teen Body – Bored Window
Twist – Can’t Wait
Cole M.G.N. – If U Let Me
Ladonnis – Brown Skin
The Pills – Marmalade
Yohuna – Apart
Jay Som – Next To Me
Cellars – Stir Crazy
Kurt Vile & The Violators ft. J Mascis – Box Of Rain (Grateful Dead cover)
Sick Sad World – Skateboarding Girl
Yumi Zouma – Barricade (Matter Of Fact)

Premiere: Stream the Downtempo “Marmalade” from The Pills

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Bloomington, IN’s The Pills, a project fronted by Max Barnett, have their sneaky good debut album, Take Your Pills, hitting shelves next week on July 15th through Winspear. The release is the follow up to their grossly underrated Real Cheese EP from late last year. The album is an appealing blend of lo-fi psych laid on top of a bed of late ’60s, early ’70s sunshine rock. We have, what might be, our favorite track from the album, the head-nodding “Marmalade” propelled by a fantastic slow-burning bass groove that burrows into your ears immediately. You can pre-order the album here on limited edition tape with 25 orders coming packaged with the previously mentioned Real Cheese EP.

Toronto’s Twist Announce Debut LP, Stream New Single “Can’t Wait”

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Twist, the Toronto project headed by primaries Laura Hermiston and Holy Fuck’s Brian Borchedt and rounded out by a rotating wheel of musicians, have formally announced their debut LP, Spectral, to drop on August 26th via Buzz Records nearly 2 years after the release of their first song back in 2014. Their sludgy mix of surf-rock and punk fits quite nicely alongside standouts from last year Bully and Dilly Dally popping an aura of unkempt appeal with every strained guitar chord and anthemic chorus. Their latest song “Can’t Wait” is arguably their best to date with the song highlighting an intense scowl of attitude within Hermiston’s vocals. You can pre-order the album now via Buzz Records Bandcamp.


The Lemon Twigs Sign to 4AD, Share “These Words”

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Having garnered huge attention for their song “As Long As We’re Together” a month ago, brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, aka The Lemon Twigs, have signed with legendary label 4AD to release next LP. To mark the occasion, they’ve also unloaded another choice cut to dig your teeth in named “These Words” and set to be on their upcoming record. Just like the previously mention “As Long as We’re Together,” this songs was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and is full of retro-’70s touchstones with maybe even a little yacht rock breeziness thrown in. We can’t wait to hear it live tomorrow at their show in Bloomington. Spin the song and check out the rest of their tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
July 8th – BLOOMINGTON, IN, The Bishop
July 9th – CHICAGO, IL, Hideout
July 10th – CHICAGO, IL, West Fest
July 11th – CINCINNATI, OH, MOTR Pub
August 9th – LONDON, Sebright Arms [TICKETS]
September 7th – NASHVILLE, TN, Mercy Lounge *
September 8th – ATLANTA, GA, Terminal West *
September 10th – ASHEVILLE, NC, Grey Eagle *
September 12th – RICHMOND, VA, The National *
September 13th – BALTIMORE, MD, Ottobar *

Premiere: Teen Body Share Video for “Bored Window”

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Teen Body is the Brooklyn based band featuring Shannon Lee, Marcus McDonald from Captured Tracks band Hoop Dreams, Alex Bush, and Alexander French from Richmond band White Laces Alex French. Their sound is a salad of shoegaze, post punk, and new wave romanticism packaged underneath a smoky haze. After popping up online with a demo back in 2014, the quartet self-released one of the better debuts this year titled Get Home Safe sharing much of the lo-fi sensibilities that have really reemerged in 2016. The DIY video, directed by Pete Brensinger and Teen Body, for album highlight “Bored Window” captures the playful energy of the band, while using visual effects to compliment some of the dreamier elements found in their sound. Find the clip below and grab their debut via cassette here.

Tour Dates:
7/9, Richmond, VA @ The Happy House
7/10 Harrisonburg, VA @The Golden Pony
7/11 Charlottesville, VA @ The Tea Bazzaar
7/12 Blacksburg, VA @ Robin Williams Center for the Arts
7/14 Asheville, NC @ TBA
7/15 Raleigh, NC @ Radio Shack
7/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Goldilocks
7/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space

Premiere: MYZICA Share Title Track to Debut Album Love & Desire

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Despite being widely known for the machine that is country music, Nashville has slowly built a bubbling underground pop music scene to go along with it. MYZICA, the duo of producer Micah Tawlks and singer Isaaca Byrd, is one of the acts sparkling with promise. Last year, they turned some heads with their expertly crafted self-titled debut EP and, after several months of work, are ready to drop their debut full-length, titled Love & Desire, on September 9th.

Like most pop music, their sound on the record takes cues from ’80s and ’90s pop music with Tawlks adding that it “feels like the soundtrack to a John Hughes film,” which is interesting given that several of their songs were featured in TV shows geared towards a younger, teenage audience. The first song unveiling from the album is appropriately the title track, which has a distinct Amy Grant meets Carly Rae Jepson sweetness both lyrically and in composition with mass appeal written all over it. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing their name pop beyond just your favorite teen drama.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 6/28/16 : Japanese Breakfast Guest DJ

CL – Hello Bitches
ANOHNI – Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth?
Empress Of – Woman Is A Word
The Spirit of the Beehive – You Are Arrived (But You’ve Been Cheated)
Jay Som – I Think You’re Alright
Mitski – I Bet On Losing Dogs
Porches – Underwater
Charly Bliss – Ruby
Rihanna – Higher
Painted Zeros – Call Back
Katie Dey – Unkillable
Hotelier – Sun
Angel Olsen – Intern
Fear Of Men – Undine
Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
John Stamps ft. Oreo Jones – Somethings Wrong with Me
Lemi Vice & Action Jackson ft. 2 Chainz – Tell You That
Ellie Herring – Judge
Danny L Harle ft. Caroline Polachek – Ashes of Love
Nite Jewel – Kiss the Screen
BOSCO & Speakerfoxxx – Shooter
Daguerreotype – Sleep On It
Japanese Breakfast – Jane Cum
Broncho – Senora Borealis
Dream Wife – Hey HeartbreakerAnmoanoh
Cellars – Still In Love
Charles Bradley – Changes (Black Sabbath cover)
OKAY-KAYA – Keep On Pushin (Curtis Mayfield cover)