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Quickdraw: Toro Y Moi, Big Bill, The Babies, Turbo Fruits, FIDLAR

January 26, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters:  If anything, you have to applaud Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) for keeping things fresh.  His last album was fairly disco/funky, and now his new one seems to be aiming for more of a blissed-out (but still danceable) indie pop sound.  What For? will be released on April 7 via Carpark.

:Big Bill – Sweet Boy:  Big Bill are a quirky garage rock act that’s been a real bright spot in Austin for the last year or so.  This track is probably my favorite selection off of their recently released Second Bill EP, which you should snatch up now via Bandcamp.

:The Babies – Got Old:  “I was 21, I was 33.”  I relate to this lyric a whole lot more than I’d like to.  Big thanks to The Babies for crushing me.  I guess.  This is from a two-song single that’s currently available via iTunes.

:Turbo Fruits – The Way I Want You:  The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney produced this new one from Turbo Fruits.  It features lyrics that are a bummer and a sound that’s thoroughly 90s rock, so I like it a lot.  No Control is due out April 20 via Melvin/Thirty Tigers Records.

:FIDLAR – If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow Cover):  Yes, FIDLAR covering Sheryl Crow is just as fun and obnoxious as you’re thinking it must be.  Now crank the volume, hit play and let it take you.  This is just a one-off, so grab it while you can.

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Stream This

November 9, 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.


How To Destroy Angels – An Omen
El Ten Eleven – Transitions
Social Studies – Developer
Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate
The Babies – Our House On The Hill
El Perro Del Mar – Pale Fire
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Crystal Castles – (III)


Arms have an album titled Summer Skills that’s out now.

Jon Hillcoat (The Road) helped direct this video for IO Echo.  The band has an album due out next year.

Icky Blossoms play Emo’s East on November 28 with The Faint.  Their self titled debut is out now.

The Joy Formidable will release Wolf’s Law on January 22 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records.

Tame Impala’s Lonerism is available now.

Jonti currently has a new album titled Sine + Moon that’s out now.

Phantogram recently released an EP titled Nightlife.

Correatown’s Pleiades is currently available.

Columbia will release Wild Belle’s debut, Isles, early next year.

Dumbo Gets Mad will release Quantum Leap sometime in 2013.

The Luyas recently released Animator.

Jeff The Brotherhood’s Hypnotic Nights is out now.

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