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Stream This

November 22, 2013

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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

Gap Dream – Shine Your Light
Beachwood Sparks – Desert Skies
Teengirl Fantasy – Nun
Beedeegee – Sum/One
Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection: Volume Three
I Need You Bad – Compilation
Kevin Morby – Harlem River
The Entrance Band – Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
Milosh – Jetlag

VIDEOS

Broken Bells will release After The Disco on January 14 via Columbia.

Kanye West’s Yeezus is out now on Def Jam.

Shannon And The Clams’ Dreams In The Rathouse is available now via Hardly Art.

Damien Jurado will release Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son on January 21 via Secretly Canadian.

Dinosaur Bones put out Shaky Dream earlier this year on Dine Alone Records.  They play Empire Control Room on December 12.

Wampire’s Curiosity is out now on Polyvinyl.

Vaadat Charigim recently released The World Is Well Lost via Burger Records.

Arcade Fire recently released Reflektor.  They play the Austin 360 Amphitheater on April 10.

The Callas’ Am I Vertical? is out now on Inner Ear.

Bent Shapes’ Feels Weird is out now on Father/Daughter Records.

Matt Pond’s The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is out now.

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John Vanderslice (Dan)

November 13, 2013

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Years ago I would spend Friday nights reading programming books and repeatedly listen to Time Travel Is Lonely and Cellar Door by John Vanderslice (aka JV). My girlfriend (and now wife) was living in a different city, and I preferred a quiet coffee shop to a night out on the town. And for some reason, JV was the perfect companion on those evenings. I fell off the Vanderslice bandwagon for a while, but I rediscovered the love and I couldn’t be more excited for his Austin performance this weekend.

Vanderslice first made waves on the indie scene with Mass Suicide Occult Figurines in 2000. Since then he’s released nine other critically acclaimed albums and also made a name for himself as a studio owner. In 1997 Vanderslice founded Tiny Telephone Studios to provide affordable recording options for San Francisco area musicians. Over the years the studio has become a favorite of many indie rock bands and producers. The list of bands that have recorded there is beyond impressive. Its popularity is a testament to JV’s musical IQ and his ability to help bands find their unique sound.

In 2011 Vanderslice released White Wilderness. The gorgeous album is the result of his collaboration with Magik*Magik Orchestra, who also is the official house orchestra of Tiny Telephone Studios. Earlier this year he released Dagger Beach, which was financed by a massively successful Kickstarter project. The album is his most personal yet and manages to be both meticulous and experimental at the same time. It’s one you need to really spend time with, and I know I’ll be listening to it for years to come.

John Vanderslice will perform at Holy Mountain this Saturday night along with Bent Shapes.

:John Vanderslice – Raw Wood:
:John Vanderslice – Sea Salt:

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Stream This

August 23, 2013

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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

Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Volcano Choir – Repave
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight
Black Joe Lewis – Electric Slave
Forest Swords – Engravings
Bent Shapes – Feels Weird
Disappears – Era
Dent May – Warm Blanket
Ghost Wave – Ages
The Dodos – Carrier
Belle And Sebastian – The Third Eye Centre
Weiss/Cameron/Hill – Drumgasm
How Sad – Indian Summer EP
Zula – Twin Loss

VIDEOS

Diarrhea Planet’s I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams is out now on Infinity Cat Recordings.

American Sharks will release their self titled debut on September 17 via In The End Records.

Night Beds’ Country Sleep is out now on Dead Oceans.

STRFKR’s Miracle Mile is out now on Polyvinyl.  They play Emo’s East on October 11.

Army Navy just put out The Crushed EP on The Fever Zone Records.

Traams will release Grin on September 24 via FatCat Records.

Golden Suits’ self titled debut is out now.

Superchunk just released I Hate Music via Merge.

Pelican will release Forever Becoming on October 15 via Southern Lord.

Soft Metals put out Lenses last month.  They play Red 7 on September 11.

The Delta Mirror’s Better Unsung is out now on Lightwave.

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