Song : Brolin : “Swim Deep”

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After a couple of years creating some tremendous remixes and original cuts, London’s Brolin has his debut LP on the way early next year. Instead of making us wait in anticipation, he has dropped a new single “Swim Deep” from it. The song comes from sessions with producer Raffertie and rolls out some sparkling production emoting all of the yearning associated with the fading sunlight of summer. The general mood of it can’t help but spark nostalgia and reflection. Stream it below.

Song : Grouper : “Call Across Rooms”

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With fall quickly approaching, it is ideal that Liz Harris, better known as Grouper, has a her new LP, Ruins, hitting shelves on October 31st via Kranky to compliment the autumn tones. Ahead of it, she has shared “Call Across Rooms”. The song is absolutely heartbreaking from the first note. Harris tells Vogue of it, “The song is on one level very plain and literal, about a letter I wrote for someone I loved and could not get along with.” She continues, “On a more subconscious, poetic level, it is a letter to myself, as aspiration to love better.” Listen below.

Video : Nao : “Ritual Union” (Little Dragon Cover)

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East London singer Nao just seems to be one of those artists that has the potential to do some big things with just a few breaks her way. Her hookup with Jai Paul’s brother A.K. Paul on the song “So Good” was a start. She now has a new clip of her doing an outstanding cover of Little Dragon’s “Ritual Union”, the opening and title track from their 2011 LP filmed by the rad dudes over at Your Truly. Watch it below.

Song : Itasca : “After Dawn”

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We were really swept away by the song “Nature’s Gift” by ethereal folk singer Kayla Cohen, aka Itasca, a few weeks back. The song is off her sophomore album Unmoored By The Wind to be released on October 14th via Matt Mondanile’s (Real Estate, Ducktails) New Images label. To further draw us in, she is streaming another gorgeous, sweeping number “After Dawn”. Their is a heart on your sleeve quality about it further enhanced by the intimate feel of the instrumentation.

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MOKB Premiere : Holy Youth : “Feel Good”

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Holy Youth is a four-piece rock band hailing from Montevallo, Alabama. It is not rock with dreamy synths or electronics mixed in, but unapologetic searing guitar, drum pounding rock music. The kind that you have heard a thousand times, but always find yourself drawn back to when it is done right. This is exactly what you get with Holy Youth. On October 14th, they will unleash their eponymous debut full-length via Happenin Records. The first song from it is the scorching “Feel Good”. It is part garage, part surf and full of heavy reverb. Perfect for that next night of reckless abandon. Stream it below.

Video : Only Real : “Pass the Pain”

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Niall Galvin, aka Only Real, has been one of our favorites listens since coming to our attention last year with his Days In the City EP. He has his debut full-length coming out early next year, but has kept our attention with the songs “Cadillac Girl” and, most recently, “Pass The Pain”. The latter now has a visual companion done only the way we would expect from Galvin. The video is filled with all sorts of slacker attitude and clips of him bathing in a tub of Fruit Loops, cruising the city, and much more. Watch it below.

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Song : Mr Twin Sister : “In the House of Yes”

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The band formerly known as Twin Sister, Mr Twin Sister, has their new self-titled LP out on September 23rd via Twin Group/Infinite Best. Their third song revealed from the LP to date, “In The House of Yes”, continues the blending of lounge, jazz, and disco elements resulting in songs that might not be out of place on your parent’s easy listening station, but are sexy as hell. Just listen to that sax work on this one. You might want to pop this one on next time you are with that special someone trying to set the mood. Listen below.

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Song : Crater : “Ain’t Right”

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Seattle duo Crater were originally going to put out a five-song EP, but instead have chosen to release songs as singles over the past few months. They have said they have a collection of 20 or so songs at or near completion. Their latest “Ain’t Right” might be our favorite from them yet. The song carries many of the same sound touch points as their previous output, but it all clicks on this song. The droning bass, guitar work, and vocals all create one big hook throughout. If you have not been already, this is a band to pay attention to. You can hear the rest of their output here. Listen below.

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