Tag Archives: blur

Stream This

April 3, 2015


From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy.


Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Toro Y Moi – What For?

Fred Thomas – All Are Saved
The Mountain Goats – Beat The Champ
Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Jessie Baylin – Dark Place
Waters – What’s Real
Weed – Running Back
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Too
American Wrestlers – Self Titled
Drenge – Undertow
Nudity – Astronomicon
Lord Huron – Strange Trails
Doldrums – The Air Conditioned Nightmare
Long Knives – This Is Your Life EP
Elsa – Never Come Down EP
Tei Shi – Verde
Temple Invisible – Enter EP
Shana Falana – Set Your Lightning Fire Free
This Is The Kit – Bashed Out



Continue reading...

Quickdraw: Black Milk, Wire, Blur, Zero 7, James Murphy

March 23, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Black Milk – I Guess:  Black Milk recently released this infectious track in an effort to make sure you know that he’s now out on tour  So, do him a solid and give it good listen, then see if he’s coming to a town near you.

:Wire – Split Your Ends:  Here’s the latest rather sharp single to be released off of Wire’s upcoming album.  Maybe it’s time for all of us to get legit excited about the LP.  The band’s self titled effort is due out April 21 via Pinkflag.

:Blur – There Are Too Many Of Us:  I initially found this new one from Blur to be a little lacking, but it’s grown on me.  The arrangement is fantastic, and Damon Albarn’s vocals are oddly entrancing.  The Magic Whip is due out April 27.

:Zero 7 – 400 Blows:  This Zero 7 track has been lodged in my head for the last few days.  It’s really well crafted and deserving of any dedicated headphone-time you’re willing to spend with it.  Look for EP 3 April 13 via Make Records.

:James Murphy – We Used To Dance:  If SXSW turned you into a mumbling burnout, then this spacious instrumental track should help bring you back.  On another note, I love it when James Murphy dials things back.  The While We’re Young soundtrack is due out March 24 via Milan Records.

Continue reading...

Quickdraw: Modest Mouse, Abram Shook, Jeff The Brotherhood, Blur, Action Bronson

February 19, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks With Time In A Box:  Here’s the latest single/leak/track off of Modest Mouse’s upcoming album.  It’s big and weird, and I think it’s great.  Can’t wait to hear the whole LP.  Strangers To Ourselves is due out March 17 via Epic.

:Abram Shook – Understood:  Abram Shook has announced the follow-up to last year’s stellar Sun Marquee, and I’m ecstatic.  As this track will show (or remind) you, the guy is great at crafting effortlessly enjoyable pop music.  Landscape Dream is due out May 12 via Western Vinyl.

:Jeff The Brotherhood – Black Cherry Pie:  Jeff The Brotherhood recently noted that they’re no longer in the “clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros.”  Good for them.  On another note, there’s some solid flute work at play in this riffy tune.  Wasted On The Dream is due out March 24 via Infinity Cat.

:Blur – Go Out:  The mighty Blur have announced their first LP since 2003′s Think Tank.  This first single is kind of slinky and just rad enough to make me want to spend a day or four revisiting the band’s previous albums.  Look for The Magic Whip on April 27.

:Action Bronson – Terry:  I think this might be one of my favorite Action Bronson songs ever.  It’s super relaxed, rambly and it features a heady outro that’s nearly two-minutes long.  Mr. Wonderful is due out March 24 via Vice/Atlantic.

Continue reading...