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October 5, 2012

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The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that.  So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week.  Take a scroll and find something worth remembering.

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

Portraiture – Real As Ritual
Balmorhea – Stranger
Paws – Cokefloat
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Chrome Canyon – Elemental Themes
Matt And Kim – Lightning
Gangi – Gesture Is
Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams
Naytronix – Dirty Glow
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets

VIDEOS

Jens Lekman’s I Know What Love Isn’t is available now.  He’ll be playing the Mohawk on November 13.

Solange Knowles will release a 12″ of this single on November 6 via Terrible Records.

Psychic Twin’s Gonna Get Her 7″ is currently available.  She’ll also be playing the Lefse CMJ Showcase.

J.Viewz (aka Jonathan Dagan) has an album out now that’s titled Rivers And Homes.  This video is for the last track on the LP.

This Hood Internet track features AC Newman and Sims.  FEAT is out now via Decon Records.

The Orwells put out Remember When earlier this year on Autumn Tone Records.

Sky Ferreira will release Ghost on October 16 via Capital Records.

Earlier this year AU released Both Lights via Hometapes.

You can get Pink Frost’s Gargoyle Days now via Impose.

Efterklang just released Piramida via 4AD.

A Thing Called Divine Fits is out now.  The band will play Stubb’s on October 31.

Lawrence Arabia’s The Sparrow is available now through Bella Union.

Inc. will release their debut full length early next year on 4AD.

Menomena’s Moms is out now on Barsuk.

White Rabbits are currently out on tour with the Shins.  Milk Famous is available now.

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Quickdraw: Action Bronson, Harlan, AC Newman, Earlimart, Why?

September 24, 2012

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Today’s music beat all other music in a fight to the death.  Enjoy.

:Action Bronson – It’s Me:  This is a song that features what seems to be a Little Mermaid sample thrown over lyrics that Disney would never ever approve of.  I dig it.  Way to keep things fresh, AB.  This Party Supplies-produced number appears to be a random one, so grab it while you can.

:Harlan – 1984:  Here’s a nice 80s-enthused track.  If you can manage to make it through the chorus with wanting to create some sort of embarrassing dance, then there might be something wrong with you.  The 1984 EP is expected out digitally tomorrow.

:AC Newman – Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns:  I think I’m now officially excited for AC Newman’s upcoming full length.  The New Pornographers’ frontman has put out two pop gems in advance of the new album, and I’m just convinced there’s plenty more to be had.  The LP is titled Shut Down The Streets and is due October 9 via Matador.

:Earlimart – 10 Years:  I’m not sure why, but on occasion I totally forget about how long this duo has been around.  Weird.  Anyhow, they’re back with a new album (they’re seventh), and this moody number is off of it.  System Preferences is expected to physically be released (it’s digitally available now) on October 16 via The Ship.

:Why? – Strawberries:  These guys have been pouring out music all year in order to get the world ready for their new full length, and this looks as though it’ll be the last track released before the LP finally drops.  I like it.  Be sure to grab headphones, though.  Mumps, etc is due out October 2 via Anticon.

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Quickdraw: Dan Friel, Chomp, Social Studies, El Perro Del Mar, AC Newman

August 27, 2012

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Today’s music knows where you live.  Enjoy.

:Dan Friel – Valedictorian:  Now that Parts & Labor have decided to call it quits, Dan has started doing some solo work.  I don’t know if it’s all going to sound like this relentless and raucous track, but I hope so.  Be sure to crank the volume as loud as you can.  The Valedictorian/Exoskeleton 12″ is due out on October 16 via Thrill Jockey.

:Chomp – Fresh Wounds:  Here’s a new one from Chomp, which features members of Cloud Nothings and Total Babes.  It’s kind of a weird pop creation, but I dig it.  The band will release Buddha Jabba Momma on September 18 via Exit Stencil Recordings.

:Social Studies – Terracur:  I’ve liked this band for a while, but I think this moody gem marks the first time they’ve thoroughly impressed me.  The song is a pretty simple, straight forward affair, but there isn’t a part of it that doesn’t feel inspired.  I can’t wait to hear more of the new stuff.  Developer is due out November 13 via Antenna Farm.

:El Perro Del Mar – Walk On By (Radio Edit):  Sarah Assbring is an incredibly talented woman, and I’m happy to see that she’s back with some new music.  This track, like everything she does, has a slick sound and is easily accessible.  I recommend headphones.  Pale Fire is expected out on November 12 via The Control Group.

:AC Newman – I’m Not Talking:  In case your brain is having issues today, AC Newman is from the New Pornographers.  He put out a solo effort back in 2009, and now he’s rolled out this overwhelmingly pleasant piece of pop to let the world know that’s he’s readied a new full length.  I like it.  Matador will release Shut Down The Streets in the fall.

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