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Stream This

September 14, 2012


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.


Solos - Beasts Of Both Worlds
Corin Tucker Band – Kill My Blues
Agent Ribbons – Let Them Talk
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
How To Dress Well – Total Loss
Buke & Gase – Function Falls
The Sea And Cake – Runner
Zulu Pearls – No Heroes No Honeymoons
The Lighthouse And The Whaler – This Is An Adventure


Broncho is heading out on tour this Fall.  They’ll be playing Red 7 on November 3.  Can’t Get Past The Lips is out now.

Mission Of Burma has a show at Antone’s tomorrow night.  Unsound is available now.

P.O.S. just announced a tour.  He’ll be at the Mohawk on November 17.  We Don’t Even Live Here is due October 23.

There aren’t any Austin dates, but the Raveonettes are out on tour.  Observator is now available.

Fang Island and Anamanaguchi are doing a short tour together that will end with a Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance.  Major is out now.

Chateau Marmont will release their debut, The Maze, some time in the winter.

The Tontons are a band out of Houston that’s been getting some buzz.  They’re set to play the W Hotel on October 29.  Their Golden EP is currently available.

This trio are about to release their debut full length.  It will be out on October 2 via Temporary Residence LTD.

Tilly And The Wall are back after a lengthy absence.  Their new album is titled Heavy Mood, and they’ll be touring in support of it this Fall.  Catch them at the Mohawk on November 16.

Ty Segall plays La Zona Rosa with Thee Oh Sees tomorrow.  Twins is due on October 9 via Drag City.

Buke & Gase just put out a new EP, and they’re about to head out on tour.  The Austin show is set for October 5 at Red 7.

Twenty-Five For The Rest Of Our Lives is the latest release from Henry Clay People.  It’s out now.  The band’s tour starts this weekend.  No Austin dates yet.

Family Band put out Grace & Lies earlier this year.  This is the second single off of it.

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Quickdraw: Agent Ribbons, Daytona, Gauntlet Hair, The Luyas, Menahan Street Band

August 6, 2012


If you ask nicely, today’s music will pay your rent.  Enjoy.

:Agent Ribbons – Family Haircut:  Here’s a local act that I’ve come to really like in 2012.  This has come by way of older releases, though, so it’s nice to have something new so that I can chat them up.  At first glance they seem to carry a pretty simple approach to things, but if you spend a little time digging around, you’ll notice that they’re spectacular songwriters.  The Let Them Talk EP is due out on September 11 via Antenna Farm Records.

:Daytona – Undertow:  It’s difficult to not like pop music that’s warm and effortless, so I think I was maybe 30 seconds into this gem when I knew I had to share it.  The Brooklyn-based band is made up of Hunter Simpson (Wild Yaks), Jose Boyer (Harlem), and Christopher Lauderdale, and you might want to watch out for them.  Their Storm So Long EP is out now.

:Gauntlet Hair – Righteous Black:  I know there’s plenty of people out there that like this band, but this is honestly the first time I’ve gotten into one of their songs.  It’s a plodding, sonically interesting effort, and you should toss on some headphones before hitting play.  The band put this out as part of the 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program, so grab it while you can.

:The Luyas – Fifty Fifty:  I think I listened to this two of three times before I actually paid any sort of attention to the vocals.  I love the arrangement, as it is such an ear pleasing, well crafted dream.  Here’s hoping the rest of their upcoming full length has much more of the same.  The band is all set to release Animator on October 16 through Dead Oceans.

:Menahan Street Band – The Crossing:  2012 has already delivered a lot of great soul music, and now there’s a new album from these guys!?  I’m kind of blown away.  Anyhow, this track is stunning, and it makes me want to share a dance with someone in a dark club.  The Crossing will be released to the world on October 30 via Dunham Records, which is a part of Daptone.

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