Premiere: Stream EP Title Track “True Cinnamon” from Seattle’s Bod

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Bod is the Seattle quartet of current and former members of Oberhofer, EZTV, Telekinesis, Sloucher, Crater, and Boat or Jonathan Angle, Zach Dimmick, Lance Umble, and Ben Roth to be more specific. This Friday, they will unload their second EP, True Cinnamon, and first release their 2014 debut Party Drug EP. The collection definitely has one foot planted deeply in ’90s and this is most evident on the title track.

Crunchy guitars mixed with frenetic lead guitar could reference a majority of the bands and albums in my CD collection during our formative years. The true payoff of the track happens around the 3:15 mark with an cathartic release of sound and singer Ben Roth screaming the end is all that counts. We are confident the track would have received heavy airplay during the peak years of alternative radio, although it still fits in quite nicely into today’s slowly resurging rock band landscape. Stream the track below and pre-order the EP on limited edition 7″ vinyl via their Bandcamp.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 4/4/17

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.

Vagabon – Cold Apartment
Gorillaz ft. D.R.A.M. – Andromeda
Lou Phelps ft. CJ Flemings – My Forte (prod. by Kaytranada)
TOPS – Petals
Mura Masa & Charli XCX – 1 Night
Goldlink ft. Steve Lacy – Some Girl
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
FAZERDAZE – Take It Slow
Hoops – On Top
Mountain Man – Love Hurts (Nazareth cover)
Real Estate – Saturday
Amber Coffman – No Coffee
Land of Talk – This Time
Rosemary Fairweather – Good News (LA version)
Allie X – Casanova
Pacific Coliseum – Beach Runner
Rina Sawayama – Cyber Stockholm Syndrome
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 4
Ohyeahsumi – Hey
Girl Ray – Stupid Things
Whitney – You’ve Got A Woman (Lion cover)
Kane Strang – Full Moon, Hungry Sun
Luke Reed – General Health
Tiny Fireflies – Melody
Hazel English – Fix
Kevin Krauter – Reckless
Slowdive – Sugar for the Pill
Sticks Evans – You Are My Sunshine

Stream “Cross My Heart” from Melody’s Echo Chamber

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At last, Melody’s Echo Chamber, the French psych, dream pop project of one Melody Prochet is returning with a new LP named Bon Voyage. “Cross My Heart” is the first reveal from the release and plays out like a winding hybrid of diverse instrumentation and genre influences spanning multiple decades. To put it in plainer terms, it has been worth the wait since her 2012’s self-titled debut and can’t wait to here more of what is to come from the new LP. The song was written, performed, and produced by Melody, with help from Fredrik Swahn and Reine Fiske of Dungen. Expect to listen to the new track multiple times to really absorb all of the twists and turns.

Stealing Sheep Reveal “Breathe”

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Without any sort of context, it appears Liverpool trio Stealing Sheep have just uploaded a new track to their Soundcloud titled “Breathe.” The song is meditative in its production with soothing vocals fluttering over the dreamy, spaced-out landscape. Could a new album be on the way?

UPDATE: The song was mistakenly posted by the band, however we can confirm that new music should be coming very soon.

Watch Dream Wife’s Video for “Somebody”

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Already very much fans of British/Icelandic born trio Dream Wife, we were absolutely blown away by the intensity of their live show during SXSW a few weeks back. Their already great catalog, yet still small catalog of songs take another, even better form in a live setting turning the volume up quite a few notches. “Somebody” is their latest female-empowering single and today they have unloaded a “direct and simple” video for the song. According to the band, they “drew inspiration from the male dominated iconography of 70s glam rock; a time where men were able to explore their femininity.” While there is nothing official, you can most likely expect their debut album in the very near future. You can grab “Somebody” and the rest of their music via Bandcamp.

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Louisville’s The Pass Share Video for the Track “It’s OK”

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The Pass released their latest collection of stylized electronic-pop songs last year with the album Canyons. Themes of escape and fractured relationships are packaged with instant hooks and tight production. The most fully realized of the bunch might be the opening track “It’s OK” overcome with dark landscapes and sprawling synth work. Directed by Matt Fulks, tThe visual falls in line with the ’80s-indebted production matching neon-lit dark rooms and a story that falls somewhere between Miami Vice, Driver, and a Tarantino flick. With the new video also comes a few select live dates starting tomorrow. There is no word yet on new music from the band, but based on their track record, we wouldn’t be surprised to see something in the very near future.

Tour Dates:
3/30 – Austin, TX (Barracuda with The Wrecks / ALL AGES)
3/31 – Texas A&M Island Party
5/1 – Louisville, KY (Kentucky Derby Festival)

Ohyeahsumi Share Video for New Track “Snowflakes”

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The twin sister duo of Los Angeles’ Rena and Lena Vernon aka Ohyeahsumi dropped one of our early favorite tracks of the years “Daisy” approximately a month ago (you might have heard us play it a few times on our Sirius XMU radio show the last few weeks). Their debut EP, Your Friends Are Looking For You, is out later this week via one of our favorite boutique labels, Austin, Texas’ Sports Day Records. Before the release of it, they have offered up the woozy track “Snowflakes” clocking in at just under an all-to-short two-minutes and washing over you like a cloud of smoke. Hurry now and grab a physical copy on cassette via their Bandcamp, while supplies last.

Watch the New Video for “1 Night” from Mura Masa and Charli XCX

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In addition during the time Charli XCX dropped her amazing new mixtape Number 1 Angel, she also dropped a collaboration London producer Mura Masa “1 Night” discussing those one night stands that we wish we could take back. We now have the video companion to the track Directed by Yoni Lappin. While not official, expect this track to be on Mura Masa’s upcoming debut LP expected this summer.

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