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April 17, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Ex Machina (Noah)

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: I can sit here and write [...]

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April 17, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: True Story (Noah)

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: I might be a little exhausted [...]

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April 17, 2015

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Guest Mix: Chad Swiatecki

Here’s a guest mix from the one and only Chad Swiatecki!  He routinely writes for much fancier sites/publications/things than this one, so I have no idea why he agreed to do this post. It’s rad to have him though!  Follow him on Twitter and then dive into his Sleater-Kinney-themed post.  Enjoy. — For a while [...]

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April 17, 2015

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Guest Mix: Night Drive

Today I have a Guest Mix from Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon of Night Drive!  The self described “future wave” duo have really become a favorite of mine over the last year or so, and I’m looking forward to seeing them play the Red Bull Sound Select showcase tonight with Roger Sellers and Robert DeLong. [...]

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April 16, 2015

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Quickdraw: Empress Of, Rose Windows, The Mary Onettes, Girlpool, The Tallest Man On Earth

Music!  Enjoy. :Empress Of – Water Water:  Lorely Rodriguez (aka Empress Of) has readied her debut LP.  I don’t know if this is an “official” single or just a promise of what’s to come, but I like it.  She has moments where she sounds like Bjork.  Look for the album later this year via Terrible [...]

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April 15, 2015

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The Rite Flyers (Jennifer)

Led by John Clayton and Steve Collier, Austin’s power pop quartet The Rite Flyers are back with a new album, Electromode, which will be released this weekend on Record Store Day.  Songs like Postcards highlight their signature sound of jangly, crunchy guitar riffs and soaring harmonies. You can beat the Record Store Day crowds and pick [...]

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April 15, 2015

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The Bolos (Dan)

The Bolos are my latest and favorite Texas garage rock discovery. The San Antonians play a style that includes a blend of psych, punk, and the blues. There’s even a dash of outlaw country in their sound and their we-don’t-give-a-fuck-attitude. The self-described “booze blues” band recently joined an amazing lineup at Burger Records’ post-SXSW party, [...]

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April 14, 2015

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Ratatat

Whether you love or hate the mighty beast that is Coachella, you have to at least be a little excited that Ratatat just used the festival as an excuse to release a new song.  The assumption at this point is that it’s off their yet to be announced fifth full length – which might be [...]

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April 13, 2015

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Quickdraw: Icky Blossoms, Guantanamo Baywatch, BLXPLTN, Sweet John Bloom, Braid

Music!  Enjoy. :Icky Blossoms – Living in Fiction:  I’ve fully gone from shrugging my shoulders at Icky Blossoms to being rather excited for their sophomore LP.  The new stuff just has a rad kick to it.  Mask is due out May 12 via Saddle Creek. :Guantanamo Baywatch – Do What You Want:  Everything about Guantanamo [...]

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April 11, 2015

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the [...]

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April 10, 2015

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Sad Bastard Music: April Showers Of Tears (John Gross)

The open bars and potentially killer apps of SXSW have left us and as a result we’re stuck with a strange lonely liquid on our faces for the month of April. As you know by now – my favorite songs are the saddest ones and while there are a million subjective subgenres within that criteria [...]

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April 10, 2015

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Stream This

From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy. FULL ALBUM STREAMS Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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April 9, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: While We’re Young

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: Noah Baumbach’s latest stars Ben Stiller [...]

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April 9, 2015

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White Reaper

Kentucky’s White Reaper have announced that they’ve readied a full length follow-up to the excellent EP that they released last year.  If you ask me, I think the band is essentially the epitome of infectious, and I really can’t wait to spin their debut album a good zillion times.  Below you’ll find their raucous new [...]

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April 8, 2015

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Drug Cabin (Noah)

As of late, I’ve been skating on the thin ice of becoming an aged hipster who no longer wanted to indulge in new bands. I was happy with my reissued, obscure soul records, and my spirited defense of bands from the 90s that nobody, not a single person, gives a shit about. New music had [...]

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