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Quickdraw: OBN IIIs, Swans, Haunted Hearts, Lafawndah, Woods

March 31, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:OBN IIIs – No Time For The Blues:  Austin’s OBN IIIs are such a wonderfully raucous bunch.  Expect this new single to get you up and moving.  Unless, of course, you just hate having fun and whatnot.  Look for Third Time To Harm on May 27 via Tic Tac Totally.

:Swans – A Little God In My Hands:  This is such an epically bizarre and awesome track.  If you ask me, the only way to tackle it is to crank the volume and just let Swans take over for a bit.  A stiff drink or two is also highly recommended.  Young God will release To Be Kind to the masses on May 13.

:Haunted Hearts – Johnny Jupiter:  Dee Dee (of the Dum Dum Girls) and Brandon Welchez (of the Crocodiles) are the main brains behind Haunted Hearts.  I think the two sound pretty stellar together.  You’ll be able to get Initiation on May 27 via Zoo Music.

:Lafawndah – Butter:  My opinion of the name Lafawndah is still way up in the air, but I do really dig this song.  It’s got a bouncy variety of electronic sounds, and I find the vocals to be infectious.  A self titled EP is due out on May 6.

:Woods – With Light And With Love:  Here’s the nine minute title track from Woods’ upcoming album.  The song is thoroughly psychedelic, but it’s still rather accessible and I expect that you’ll find it impressive.  With Light And With Love is due out April 15 via Woodsist.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 30, 2014

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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 following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

The Magic Mike sequel has reportedly been given the title of Magic Mike XXL.  It’s expected to be directed by Greg Jacobs (Wind Chill) later this year.

Ice Cube is said to be looking at doing another Barbershop movie.

Corey Stoll (House Of Cards) is expected to join the cast of Ant-Man.  Evangeline Lilly has officially signed on.

Mel Gibson may star in Blood Father, which is said to follow an ex-con trying to protect his teenage daughter from people trying to kill her.

Ridley Scott’s untitled 2016 film is now officially Prometheus 2.  Michael Green (Green Lantern) has been hired to pen the script.

The director of the Scarface reboot is Pablo Larrain (No).  No word yet on a cast for the film.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage have signed on to star in Chris Columbus’ Pixels.  The film will reportedly follow four champion arcade gamers who are called into action to help save the world.

Kevin Costner recently noted that he has an idea for a four-film Western series.

Exodus is now set to be called Exodus: Gods And Kings.

Rumor has it that Frank Darabont is working on a new Indiana Jones entry.  There’s also talk about Disney rebooting the series with a new actor as Indy.

Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) has landed the role of Danny Dyson (son of SkyNet creator Miles Dyson) in Terminator: Genesis.

Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine let it slip that they’ve begun working on a sequel to Tucker And Dale Vs Evil.

Chris Evans says he will quit acting and focus on directing once his Marvel contract is up.

Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar is reportedly working on a new Cheech And Chong script.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says he is still developing Top Gun 2.

Pierce Brosnan has joined the cast of The Expendables 4.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are set to star in the comedy Vacation Friends.

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

March 28, 2014

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Finally, this sad sad March comes to an end.  Sure, some people got married or had babies or birthdays in there (congrats, I guess!) but this year’s music festival that drives all the bloggers wild experienced a tragedy that kind of put the people bitching about waiting in line or paying for drinks into perspective.  Yesterday, DeAndre Tatum, 18, the fourth victim of the driver Rashad Owens passed away because of his injuries sustained on the night of the crash. My thoughts go out to DeAndre’s family.

It’s a sad time for Austin, as it asks whether there were measures that could have been taken to prevent such a tragedy; whether SXSW is just getting too big and wild for the APD to adequately control; whether better public transportation would have kept that drunk asshole out of his car. I’m inclined to think that a wasted sociopath could and would do something like this on any night and in any city, and the fact that it fell on a busy night during SXSW is just shitty coincidence. If you’re in need of a stiff drink and some sad songs to make it through the rest of March, I recommend highly heading over to John Gross’s post on this blog: Sad Bastard Music, and attending his monthly No Dancing event at The Volstead. Then call a cab.

In the meantime, I’ve made a mix for you that is neither sad nor happy, but kind of rides the line as we transition into a hopefully happier April.

SONG OF THE MONTH:

:Jay Electronica – Better In Tune With The Infinite:

This track maybe heralds the highly anticipated release of Jay Elec’s Act II, for which fans have been drooling for since 2007′s Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) and about which we spoke a bit on another blog I write for. And let me tell you, this song does nothing to stop the drooling. It’s beautiful, mellow, and who needs drums in a hip hop song? NOBODY, that’s who.

MARCH MIX:

:Diamond District – Streets Won’t Let Me Chill:
:POS – Fuck Your Stuff (WDELH/MDS/RMX):
:Afro Classics – Whoa:
:Rapsody – Dark Knights (Featuring Wale):
:See-I – Real Steel (Fort Knox Five Remix):
:Aesop Rock, C Rayz Walz, And Vast Aire – Karma Killerz:
:Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks – The Sugarfoot Stom (Pete Rock Remix):
:Rita J – No Regrets:
:House Shoes – So Different (Featuring Chali 2Na):
:NORMAN – Lag City: (Exploded Drawing)
:Vampire Weekend – Step (Featuring Danny Brown):
:Bishop Nehru – You Stressin:
:Multi-Tracker – Shadlib: (Exploded Drawing)
:Ras Kass – B.I.B.L.E.:
:Elements Combine – Blazy:

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Stream This

March 28, 2014

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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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
White Hinterland – Baby
Pattern Is Movement – Self Titled
S. Carey – Range Of Light
Saintseneca – Dark Arc
Thievery Corporation – Saudade
Pure X – Angel
Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars
Wolfmother – New Crown
The Toadies – Rubberneck
Manchester Orchestra – Cope
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Inventions – Self Titled
Weaves – Self Titled EP

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Diarrhea Planet

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Movie Breakdown: Cheap Thrills (Noah)

March 27, 2014

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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 lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

If it’s released by Drafthouse Films, which it is, it’s going to be weird and quite possibly very, very good.

The Reality:

Cheap Thrills, which I watched slightly intoxicated on my friend’s couch, was one of the most unnervingly amazing film experiences I’ve had in years. Starring Pat Healy and Ethan Embry (who is very good in this film) as old high school friends who get pulled into an absolutely brutal game of sort-of-Truth-or-Dare by a super wealthy guy (David Koechner) and his almost non-existent wife (Sarah Paxton), Cheap Thrills starts small and creepy and goes relatively big and creepy. If anything, Cheap Thrills is a testament to what a well constructed story can do. E.L. Katz crafts a series of “bets” that lead from the mundane (“who can take a shot faster?”) to the absolutely ridiculous (and I won’t spoil any of them) but they always feel steeped within the current context of the characters. This is a story about two losers on the edges of normal society and what the draw of money, and the power it brings, can do. Pat Healy and Ethan Embry are both amazing sides of the loser coin, truly down-on-their-luck humans who are just trying to drag themselves back in to the black. It’s really David Koechner who steals the film though. Katz has tapped in to the manic, sad, always-on-the-edge humor Koechner is renowned for, but turned it to the darkest levels. Koechner hums with energy, the good, the bad and the ugly, and his presence, and the subtle way the script drags you down the rabbit hole, had me squirming in my seat. It’s surprisingly funny, in the grimmest most pitch-black way possible, but at its heart, Cheap Thrills is a film about the edges of society, and what we’ll do as human beings to pull ourselves off of it.

The Lesson:

Trust Drafthouse Films. Also, never go to a person’s house in the middle of the night after getting punched in the face and start doing ridiculous things for money. I mean it.

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Movie Breakdown: Cesar Chavez

March 27, 2014

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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 lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

Diego Luna directs a movie about Cesar Chavez, grape connoisseur and civil rights activist.

The Reality:

I did not like Cesar Chavez.  It is a film loaded with contrived, overly dramatic speeches and actions that repeatedly fall flat when it comes to actually making what’s happening on the screen matter.  In fact, I just kept wanting Cesar and his followers to hurry up and get what they wanted so that I could escape the theater before I succeeded in rolling my eyes directly out of my head.  If you want to learn about Cesar Chavez, just read his Wikipedia page. It’s better in all aspects.

The Lesson:

Go easy on the drama.

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Movie Breakdown: The Raid 2

March 27, 2014

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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 lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

Writer/Director Gareth Evans rallies up a sequel to The Raid, one of the better action movies of the last decade or so. Expectations are rightfully high.

The Reality:

The Raid 2 does what any good sequel to an action movie should do – it aims to thoroughly outdo (not repeat) the film that came before it.  I knew the movie would be action heavy and I thought there might be more of a story this time around, but I was actually surprised at how thick The Raid 2 ended up being.  It’s nearly two and a half hours long!  Action flicks shouldn’t have run times like that, but this one does and it utilizes every second.  There’s a plethora of wild, epic action sequences and the film features a twisting (and also somewhat convoluted) plot that’s essentially about a cop turned criminal who wants to root out various levels of corruption.  It might honestly all be too much for one movie, but I loved every bit of it.  If you have an obsession with the action genre, then The Raid 2 is going to please you to no end.

The Lesson:

Bigger is better.

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Mikal Cronin

March 27, 2014

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Mikal Cronin has yet to ready a follow-up to my favorite album from last year, but at least he’s staying busy.  He can be found playing on the upcoming LP from Thee Oh Sees, and then there’s today’s gem, which was made for the LAMC series.  It’s got a soft intro (complete with a simplistic drum loop), but it doesn’t take long to ramp into the upbeat, fuzzy pop sound that defines Cronin.  I love it.  Enjoy.

:Mikal Cronin – Soul In Motion:

The split LAMC 7″ with Wand is due out April 1 via Famous Class. You can currently get a digital version here.

Bonus Video:

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Arum Rae (Jennifer)

March 26, 2014

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Arum Rae, formerly known as White Dress, is back with new music after If I Didn’t Know Better (which she co-wrote with The Civil Wars’ John Paul White) charted as a hit song on iTunes and Billboard after being used on the ABC drama Nashville. Her Warranted Queen EP is set to be released on April 22.

The first song to be made available is the haunting and longing 2001, which highlights Arum’s mournful, bluesy vocals. The lyrics – “Cause my baby left me in 2001/ and I haven’t seen the sun since he’s been gone/All I do is watch the moon” – sound like a country song set to a gritty, electronica soundtrack. 2001 is available on Soundcloud as a free download.

Also, the Pop Candy blog on USA Today has debuted the title track from the upcoming EP (also a free download). She sings with a reassuring voice offering a comforting hand on the shoulder when saying your goodbyes and looking ahead towards the future.

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Virgin Of The Birds

March 25, 2014

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Once upon a time Virgin Of The Birds was actually an Austin-based act.  Unfortunately though, main brain Jon Rooney decided he didn’t want me following him around anymore, so he packed up and moved out to Seattle.  Bummer!  But at least he’s still churning out great songs, right?  Jump below and check out his latest single.  I promise that you’ll find it to be overwhelmingly charming.  Enjoy.

:Virgin Of The Birds – Every Revelry:

Winter Seeds is due out April 7 in the UK via Song, By Toad and on April 8 in the US via Abandoned Love.

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Raised Eyebrows: Crosstalk – Part 2 (Randy)

March 24, 2014

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Beginning in 1990, Crosstalk started to sound very different than it had in previous years. Maybe it was the rejection of nostalgia or the faded convictions of punk rock, either way the idea of Crosstalk took a large leap forward both in sound and execution. After the 1990s, a new century gave prominence to indie culture and with it, an acute sense of the past. These factors continue to transfigure Crosstalk as it soldiers on in the modern world. Let’s continue.

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Fugazi – Repeater (1990)

The combination of Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto on 1990’s Repeater is a momentous one. Never before had anyone taken the twin guitar attack to such extremes.. Fugazi introduced a new sound to an old concept, making them the modern archetype for Crosstalk going forward. It’s the beginning of a new age.

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Polvo – Vibracobra (1992)

Polvo’s Ash Bowie and David Brylawski marched Crosstalk straight into the 1990s. Beginning with their first LP, Cor-Crane Secret, Polvo established themselves as something otherworldly in the then blossoming indie scene. Vibracobra should be the audio example on the Crosstalk wiki page.

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Sonic Youth – The Diamond Sea (1995)

When people talk about rock music with two guitars, Sonic Youth inevitably show up in the conversation. Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo have both cemented their place in the Crosstalk hall of fame with countless jams in probably every tuning imaginable. Sonic Youth’s status as both a band and a cultural anomaly is not something to be taken lightly by anybody. This track comes from the 1995 DGC release, Washing Machine.

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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – 1% of One (2003)

With Pavement far behind him and a new band dubbed The Jicks, Stephen Malkmus decided to get out and stretch his legs a bit on 2003’s Pig Lib. Malkmus is joined here for the first time by guitarist/keyboardist Mike Clark. It’s the first LP where we truly hear Stevie “Guitar” Malkmus take center stage with Clark riding shotgun versus taking an easy back seat.

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Wilco – Impossible Germany (2007)

Another fine example of Crosstalk courtesy of Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone of the band Wilco. I don’t dig on Nels Cline often but he swings for the fences on Impossible Germany leaving Tweedy and Sansone to intertwine in the perfect requiem riff to channel his defining solo. Another high mark from a band that almost single handedly carried Americana into the 21st century.

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Field Music – Share The Words (2010)

Field Music is essentially Peter and David Brewis. The brothers began in 2005, were on hiatus after 2007 and returned with the double album Measure in 2010. Buried on the second disc of Measure is a Crosstalk dream come true entitled Share The Words. The track finds Beatles rooftop riffs darting off of punk funk rhythms, climaxing with a tough solo in the mighty key of E.

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Parquet Courts – Yr No Stoner (2012)

Self described as “The Fall meets Neil Young”, Parquet Courts is one of the primary acts ushering Crosstalk into the post modern indie rock era. The team of Andrew Savage and Austin Brown is one of chaotic unanimity throughout their breakout LP, Light Up Gold. Synchronicity through fluky feedback and reaching solos, boys are dying on these streets!

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White Denim – Come Back (2013)

Imagine an Innervisions influenced band featuring Jeff Baxter and Denny Dias. What you’d get is something close to White Denim. After adding guitarist Austin Jenkins to the lineup in 2010, leader James Petralli found the perfect compliment to fulfill his Patto inspired ambitions. White Denim gives high hopes for the future of Crosstalk in all its varied forms. Here is to another 60 years.

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Quickdraw: Tune Yards, Deleted Scenes, Dana Falconberry, Black Bananas, The Black Angels

March 24, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Tune Yards – Water Fountain:  After a lengthy break, Merrill Garbus is back and ready to impress with a new Tune Yards album.  Judging by this first single (and this interview), it sounds like she’s crafted a super catchy effort.  Nikki Nack is expected out on May 6 via 4AD.

:Deleted Scenes – You Get To Say Whatever You Want:  I think it’s time to switch from liking Deleted Scenes to loving them.  This stellar song is heavy and sincere and I listen to it and just want to brood about whatever forever.   Lithium Burn will arrive on April 15 via Carpark Records.  See the band at Holy Mountain on April 19.

:Dana Falconberry – Palmless:  Dana Falconberry is an Austin artist that I’ve championed for a long time, so you know I mean it when I say I think this superbly crafted collaboration with Spoon’s Jim Eno is one of the best things she’s ever done.  Hell, it’s probably even the top single out of the local scene so far this year.  Look for Public Hi-Fi Sessons 02 on Record Store Day (April 19).

:Black Bananas – Physical Emotions:  If you’re looking for something to blast while you dance around in just your underwear, then this rad new Black Bananas track is it!  I’ve been jamming the hell out of it over the last few days.  The band will release Electric Brick Wall on June 24 via Drag City.

:The Black Angels – Diamond Eyes:  While I adore the thick, droney psych rock sound that The Black Angels churned out in their early days, I also dig their recent, more accessible material.  After all, it’s not like I can lay on my floor and stare at the ceiling fan every day.  The Clear Lake Forest EP will be released on Record Store Day (April 19).

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 22, 2014

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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 following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Jon Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation) is set direct a big screen adaptation of the cartoon Jem And The Holograms.

David Fincher recently noted that he wants Christian Bale for the lead role in his Steve Jobs biopic.  Aaron Sorkin wrote the script.

Andy Serkis is set to direct Warner Bros’ live action version of The Jungle Book.  Just to remind you, Jon Favreau is directing Disney’s live action version of the tale.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) are said to be close to replacing Ivan Reitman as the directors of Ghostbusters 3.

Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) may direct Tom Hardy in the Splinter Cell adaptation.

Newcomer Levi Miller has landed the role of Peter Pan in Joe Wright’s Pan.  Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Rooney Mara are already set to star in the 3D epic.

Ridley Scott has been given a release date of March 4, 2016 for a currently untitled film. Some think it’s either Prometheus 2 or Blade Runner 2.

Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) is set to direct Section 6, a WWI British spy thriller.  Rumor has it that Cornish is no longer attached to Star Trek 3.

Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct Noble Assassin, which will be based on the true story of Robert De La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned Nazi-saboteur.

Pixar is said to be working on sequels for The Incredibles and Cars.

Sofia Coppola may direct a live action version of The Little Mermaid.

Newcomer David James Kelly has been hired to write the next Wolverine movie.  The film is expected to be released in May 2017.

Ellen Page will portray Judith Belushi-Pisano in the upcoming John Belushi biopic.

It’s now being reported that the remainder of Paul Walker’s scenes in Fast And Furious 7 will be completed using CGI and body doubles.

George R.R. Martin recently said that he may end the Game Of Thrones TV show with a big budget movie.

A script for a Tintin sequel is reportedly close to being completed.  Peter Jackson is still slotted to direct.

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Sad Bastard Music: Miserable March (John Gross)

March 21, 2014

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Pull up a barstool, take a deep breath and really let the rye fill your lungs as you delve into this month’s installment of Sad Bastard Music. This is a column that takes a moment each month to veer away from the latest sweet Pharrell music videos and Major Lazer remixes to focus on the all-important sour. There is a whole night of this devoted to songs like this at the Volstead in Austin Texas called NO DANCING: Sad Bastard Music and I’m pleased to proclaim that you would very much enjoy it and your heart will go down south. The next one on the books is April 15. In the meantime – enjoy these Sad Bastard toonz!

SONG OF THE MONTH:

:Beck – Say Goodbye:

The nursery rhyme couplet lyrics along with the minor key trademark Beck somberness make this a mediation of sorts on Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. There’s the old Steve Martin joke about the Banjo making everything sound cheerful and that it’s impossible for a rapid picking banjo to convey a downer message- this is one of those songs that proves the honorable Mr. Martin incorrect. No Dancing welcomes back Beck to the paradigm of heartbreak and disconnection with the new album Morning Phase. Pick it up at a fine retailer near you. Thank you Mr. Beck for all your sad bastard contributions over the years.

MISERABLE MARCH MIX:

:Hank Williams – Lovesick Blues:  Gotta love the way that the lyric about “not being anyone’s sugardaddy now” is something that only Hank Williams is able to sing with a straight face and not have it sound silly. Seriously, it’s very hard to say “sugar daddy” with a straight face in everyday conversation and Hank Williams has managed to keep the word on a pedestal through the decades. God bless, this is one of the best songs of all time.

:Okkervil River – I Came Here To Say I’m Going Away:  This is from Okkervil’s Golden Opportunities mixtape of live rarities that the Austin based band gave away to fans on the magical internet for the holiday season back in 2007. This particular song was translated by frontman Will Sheff from the great Serge Gainsbourg. With a Question Mark and the Mysterians outro hook of Too Many Teardrops, the song cuts to the heart of better days, cheery memories and then the inevitable end. At February’s No Dancing Sad Bastard Music night Will Sheff was actually in attendance eating tacos, having a drink and letting all the sad jams pour over him. It was a proud moment for me because his music has been huge for me since the release of Don’t Fall In Love With Everyone You See in 2002. Too many teardrops, for one heart to carry on.

:Dirty Three – Long Way to Go with No Punch:  OK, so there’s no lyrics here to connect with that say what this song is about and why it’s sad per-se but come on, you know it’s sad as shit. It’s sad as shit just like all Dirty Three songs. That’s why we love them. We’ve got a song title to go off that implies lackluster and half-heartedness. The elegant whining of the violin and the repetitive trickling of the high-pitch piano keys punctuate the crippling bummerness of this sadcore jam. Love it.

:Leonard Nimoy – Visit To A Sad Planet:  This is classic from Mr. Spock’s Music From Outerspace which came shockingly BEFORE Shatner’s seminal Transformed Man. I don’t want to spoil the twisty/turny narrative of this deep song, so why don’t you just listen to it and enjoy it.

:The Good Life – Twenty Two:  The crashing of glass that almost becomes a beat but is closer to a bed to this song about a young man that’s made relationship mistakes to say the least. This song has grown to mean different things to me since it came out in 2000 and the concept of what it means to be 22 years old has obviously changed as well as I’m about 10 years past that marker now. The narrative is from a tragic character and not necessarily songwriter Tim Kasher per-se, who at the time was 26 and is now 39. I can only imagine how the song resonates with him in 2014.

:Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye:  Classic Motown from 1971 belted out by then prepubescent, now dead King of Pop. This little dude has conviction in confessing the “very strange vibrations, piercing me right to the core” and his sincerity is what started his epic career, which peaked with his Weird Al Yankovic tribute parody of Fat. Oh – also he and his brothers had cool afros that they could hide boxes of Kleenex in for this track.

:Jason Lytle – Ghost of My Old Dog:  The Granddaddy mastermind wrote song of his most potent and sad songs under his own name after the unfortunate dissolving of the band who brought us a concept album Software Slump about a depressed robot that will always be overshadowed by OK Computer. Sigh. This song captures the moment of looking thru old photos of those who are no longer with us, man, woman or even man’s best friend, and is done so with Lytle’s signature melancholy complexity. Don’t stop with Grandddady. get all the Jason Lytle projects you can get your hands on.  They are all special.

:The Magnetic Fields – Busby Berkeley Dreams:  I can’t even start to write about this song. Sorry. It’s too much. Time to end the mixtape for the month.

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Stream This

March 21, 2014

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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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Tony Molina – Diss And Dismissed

Owls – Two
The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
Future Islands – Singles
Liars – Mess
Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield
The Range – Panasonic
Withered Hand – New Gods
Ages And Ages – Divisionary
Lavendar Country – Self Titled
Howler – World Of Joy
Mr. Little Jeans – Pocketknife
Gang Wizard – Important Picnic
Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha
Hiro Kone – The Unmoved Mover EP

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
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