Today's Quick Mention: For a while now I've
wanted to review/talk about older movies, but I didn't want
to do it here at SOTO because I didn't think it was a good
fit. So, this weekend I started a
Tumblr page. It would be great if
you guys would follow/bookmark/mock it.
I found today's music at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box. Enjoy.
- Slow Down:
looking for a new summer theme, then I believe this is it.
Every time it comes on I instantly imagine lounging by a
pool or hanging out in a backyard somewhere as this blasts
in the background. I dig it. A lot. We'll
all be able to grab the band's debut, Pacific Standard
Time, when Day And Night Recordings puts it out on July
Gorgeous Hands - Swear To Me (That You'll Stay):
This local act used to be known
as the Magnificent Snails, but now they're the Gorgeous
Hands. This past Saturday was my first time seeing
then play, and I though they were really impressive.
You need their inspired pop sound in your life. They
just released the Swear To Me (That You'll Stay) 7".
Spring - Hidden:
As you may already know, Erika is the singer/keyboardist
from Au Revoir Simone. She finally decided to do a
little solo frolicking, and this is the world's first taste.
It's good. There's nothing about it that I'd consider
to be overly catchy, but it's a very well crafted song
Cascine is all set to release the self titled EP on July 10.
Gallants - Broken Eyes:
Believe it or not, it's been a whopping five years
since these guys last put out an album. Where did the
time go!? Anyhow, they still sound very much like Two
Gallants, which is a good thing. The duo have made the
move from Saddle Creek to ATO Records, and that's who will
release The Bloom And The Blight on September 4.
- Right Sleep:
I was sent this band's new album a couple of week's back,
but it wasn't until yesterday that I got to spend a little
time with it. Good stuff, if you ask me. It's
the sort of pop music that isn't afraid to challenge you,
and I think that's great. The nice folks over at Paper
Garden Records will release Conveyor's self titled debut on
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