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Club 8

October 27, 2015

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20 years!  That’s how long Club 8 have been going.  I knew they were a thing before I jumped on their bandwagon in 2006-7-ish, but I didn’t realize they got their start all the way back in 1995.  I was in 7th grade!  Craziness.  Good on Johan Angergard and Karolina Komstedt for making it this long.  Their latest single awaits you below.  It’s a driving, dance-worthy effort.  Enjoy.

:Club 8 – Skin:

Pleasure is due out November 20 via Labrador.

Bonus Video:

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Quickdraw: Big Grams, Shmu, Birthmark, Club 8, Dan Friel

September 21, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Big Grams – Lights On:  Here’s the latest from Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram).  The previous single felt like Phantogram guesting on a Big Boi track, and this one is pretty much the other way around.  Both work.  The act’s self titled debut is due out September 25 via Epic.

:Shmu – Pictionary:  Austin’s own Shmu is Sam Chown (of Austin’s own Zorch).  If you like experimental pop music, then he needs to be on your radar.  SHHH!!!! is due out October 30 via GTZ Records.

:Birthmark – Suit Of Armor:  Just in case you don’t know, Nate Kinsella (American Football) is the main brain behind Birthmark.  This new pop tune of his is a bit dramatic, but I dig how well crafted and catchy it is.  How You Look When You’re Falling Down is due out October 16 via Polyvinyl.

:Club 8 – Love Dies:  I got really excited when I received a press release about Club 8′s upcoming album.  In their 20 years of existence, I’m not sure they’ve ever done anything that didn’t sound absolutely beautiful.  Pleasure is due out November 20 via Labrador.

:Dan Friel – Life (Pt. 1):  I love Dan Friel.  The former Parts & Labor-member just always churns out the most inspired, punk-enthused bits of instrumental glory.  Life is due out October 16 via Thrill Jockey.

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Stream This

May 17, 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

Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
Club 8 – Above The City
Radical Dads – Rapid Reality
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
The Gorgeous Hands – Tender
Dead Gaze – Self Titled

VIDEOS

This is a one-off George Jones cover by Robert Ellis.  He plays the Stateside tonight.

Mikal Cronin’s MCII is out now on Merge.  He plays the Mohawk on June 27.

Wampire just put out Curiosity on Polyvinyl.

Queens Of The Stone Age will release Like Clockwork on June 4 via Matador.

Young Galaxy put out Ultramarine last month on Paper Bag Records.

!!! recently released THR!!!ER.  They play the Mohawk on May 25.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr have an EP out now titled Patterns.

On An On’s debut is titled Give In, and it’s available now.

Taffy will release the Tumbling/Boy’s Don’t Cry single on May 27.

Bad Cops will release the Light On EP on June 9 via Jeffrey Drag Records.

Holy Ghost! is expected to put out Dynamics at some point in the fall.

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Quickdraw: Club 8, The Orwells, Tim And Adam, The Mantles, MS MR

May 13, 2013

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Today’s music was forged in the fires of Mount Doom.  Enjoy.

:Club 8 – I’m Not Gonna Grow Old:  For those of you who have spent the first five months of 2013 impatiently waiting for someone to deliver a stunning disco-enthused pop song, expect this Club 8 effort to make your day.  Their new LP is titled Above The City, and it’s due out May 21 via Labrador.

:The Orwells – Other Voices:  Apparently for their upcoming EP, this up and coming act wrangled TV On The Radio’s David Sitek as a producer.  Nicely done.  As for this song, it’s loud and entertaining, and I really like it.  The band will put out the Other Voices EP on June 25 via East End/Canvasback.

:Tim And Adam – So Much More:  Tim from the Postmarks and Adam from Whirlaway, I Am Stereo, and Hello Human are the pair that lead this new act.  Their sound is a nice mix of early 2000s indie and electro pop.  Tim And Adam’s self titled debut is currently available.

:The Mantles – Hello:  This is one of those singles that makes me shift from curious to excited about an upcoming album.  In other words, let’s hurry up and get Long Enough To Leave in my hands.  The LP is expected out on June 18 via Slumberland.

:MS MR – Hurricane (Chvrches Remix):  I think the original version of this is perfect, but this Chrvches remix is too entertaining to not like.  By the way, the chorus will most certainly make you want to instantly host a dance party wherever you are.  MS MR will release Secondhand Rapture tomorrow Creep City Records.

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Stream This

April 26, 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

Akron/Family – Sub Verses
!!! – Thriller
Beacon – The Ways We Separate
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Iggy Pop And The Stooges – Ready To Die
Deerhunter – Monomania
Secret Circuits – Tactile Galactics
Hands – Synesthesia
Coliseum – Sister Faith
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – Perils From The Sea
Rollin Hunt – The Phoney
Legs – Pass The Ringo
Sharks – Selfhood
Andy Cato – Times & Places
Annuals – Time Stamp

VIDEOS

Austin’s The Couch released their self titled album last year.

Jonny Fritz just released Dad Country on ATO Records.  He’ll play Antone’s on May 4.

CocoRosie will put out Tales Of A GrassWidow on May 28.

Thee Oh Sees just released Floating Coffin.

Wild Nothing will release the Empty Estate EP on May 14 via Captured Tracks/Bella Union.

Yellowbirds will release Songs From The Vanished Frontier on May 28 via Royal Potato Family.

Bosnian Rainbows will put out its self titled debut on June 25 via Sargent House.

Taken By Trees will release Other Worlds on October 2 through Secretly Canadian.

Young Galaxy’s Ultramarine is out now on Paper Bag Records.

Fitz And The Tantrums will release More Than Just A Dream on May 7.

Prissy Clerks released Bruise Or Be Bruised last year.

Portugal, The Man will put out Evil Friends on June 4.

Club 8′s Above The City will be out May 21 via Labrador.

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Quickdraw: Club 8, Majical Cloudz, Savages, Sir Sly, Junip

March 28, 2013

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Today you get a rare Thursday Quickdraw.  Enjoy.

:Club 8 – Stop Taking My Time:  I knew this Swedish duo had been around for a while, but I didn’t realize that they had put out so many albums.  The upcoming Above The City (out May 21 via Labrador) will be their eighth release!  And they still sound so young and energetic!  It’s crazy.

:Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End:  I think a lot of you are really going to like this track.  Devon Welsh has just an absolutely enchanting voice, and the minimalistic arrangement here does everything in its power to highlight that.  I recommend headphones.  Impersonator is out May 21 via Matador.  Catch the band at the Mohawk with Youth Lagoon on April 24.

:Savages – She Will:  All I’ve heard since SXSW wrapped is that Savages were rad.  I honestly don’t even know much about the band, but I can believe all the talk.  I mean, just listen to this attention commanding track – it seriously rocks.  Silence Yourself is expected May 7 via Matador.

:Sir Sly – Gold:  This song is totally a guilty pleasure for me.  It’s a largely cheesy effort from top to bottom and, as you’d probably expect, it’s really good at getting lodged in your head.  The Ghost 7″ single is currently available.  Sir Sly will play the Mohawk on April 27.

:Junip – Your Life, Your Call:  In case you don’t know, Junip is made up of Jose Gonzalez, Elias Araya, and Tobias Winterkorn.  On April 23 they’ll release their new self titled full length via Mute, and I imagine that it will end up being one of the best sounding efforts of 2013.

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Stream This

January 25, 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

On And On – Give In
Speck Mountain – Badwater
Gold Panda – Trust EP
Ducktails – The Flower Lane
The Ruby Suns – Christopher
Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right
Ex Cops – True Hallucinations
Tomahawk – Oddfellows

VIDEOS

FIDLAR just released their self titled album on Mom + Pop.

Nightlands released Oak Island via Secretly Canadian this week.  They play the Mohawk on March 6.

Lee Fields brought in Lady for this acoustic number.

This is s German version of Moon Duo’s I Can See.

Crystal Castles will play the Austin Music Hall on April 21.  The Sad Eyes single will be out February 18.

Ultraista will play on Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday.

Nite Jewel’s One Second Of Love is available now via Secretly Canadian.

Sin Fang will release Flowers on February 19 via Morr Music.

PAWS will play SXSW.  Cokefloat! is out now on FatCat.

Shout Out Louds will release Optica on February 26.  They’ll also be at SXSW.

This is Club 8′s first new music since 2010.

A Thing Called Divine Fits is out now.

Widowspeak put out Almanac this week via Captured Tracks.

Iceage will release You’re Nothing on February 19 via Matador.

Minus The Bear’s Infinity Overheard is out now on Dangerbird Records.

Menahan Street Band’s The Crossing is available now via Daptone Records.

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