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Stream This

June 27, 2014

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

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Beverly – Careers

Secret Cities – Walk Me Home
OOIOO – Gamel
Brian Eno/Karl Hyde – High LIfe
I’m An Island – Crown Jewel EP
Steve Adamyk Band – Dial Tone
Xeno And Oaklander – Par Avion
Camera Shy – Jack-O-Lantern EP
Turn To Crime – Can’t Love
NONONO – We Are Only What We Feel
Kestrels – The Moon Is Shining Our Way EP

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
FKA Twigs

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Stream This

May 30, 2014

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

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

Centro-Matic – Take Pride In Your Long Odds
The Orwells – Disgraceland
Gold-Bears – Dalliance
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
Fucked Up – Glass Boys
Camper Van Beethoven – El Camino Real
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Only Run
Peter Murphy – Lion
Dinowalrus – Complexion
Tigers Jaw – Charmer
Priests – Bodies And Control And Money And Power
Sandy’s – Fourth Dementia
The Donkeys – Ride The Black Wave
Sage Francis – Copper Gone

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Celebration

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Quickdraw: Jack White, The Julie Ruin, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cold Beat, Manicanparty

April 24, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Jack White – Lazaretto:  Jack White has always been an aggressive fella (it’s part of what makes him great), but this track is something else.  He now sounds like he’s trying to rule over the world.  White will release Lazaretto on June 10 through Third Man/Columbia.

:The Julie Ruin – Brightside:  I found The Julie Ruin’s debut last year to be somewhat hit or miss, but it’s still nice to have Kathleen Hanna back making music.  I’ll take whatever I can get out of her creative noggin.  A 7″ with this song and one more was put out on Record Store Day.

:Sunny Day Real Estate – Lipton Witch:  Apparently, Sunny Day Real Estate tried to rally up a new album after their reunion tour in 2009, but it unfortunately didn’t work out.  At least those sessions resulted in this track, though, as Jeremy Enigk’s voice sounds rad.  The band’s split 7″ with Circa Survive came out on Record Store Day.

:Cold Beat – Mirror:  I’ve been waiting for word on a Cold Beat full length, so their announcement of one immediately slapped a smile on my face.  I’m not sure they’re capable of crafting anything that isn’t super catchy.  The band will release Over Me on July 8 through Crime On The Moon.

:Manicanparty – Warpaint:  I’ve been hooked on this Manicanparty track for a couple of days now.  It’s definitely a bit cheesy and kind of an overly dramatic piece of pop, but I also think it’s rather well crafted.  Look for The District EP when it gets released on June 10.

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Stream This

November 8, 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

David Bowie – The Next Day Extra
M.I.A. – Matangi
Latryx – The Second Album
Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas
Eminem – The Marshal Mathers LP 2
Lady Gaga – Artpop
Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Flume – Self Titled
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
Nguzunguzu – Skycell
Vaura – The Missing
Eraas – Initiation
Chris Garneau – Winter Games
Cold Beat – Worms EP
Caspian – Hymn For The Greatest Generation EP
ILLS – Hideout From The Feeders
Vaadat Charigim – The World Is Well Lost

VIDEOS

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down just put out The Feeling Kind EP on Ribbon Music.

Chvrches’ The Bones Of What You Believe is out now.  They play Stubb’s on November 22.

Ty Segall’s Sleeper is out now on Drag City.

Yuck’s Glow And Behold is out now on Fat Possum.

Frightened Rabbit’s Pedestrian Verse is out now on Atlantic Records.

JD Samson & MEN’s Labor is out now.  They play Cheer Up Charlie’s tomorrow night.

These New Puritans put out Field Of Reeds this week via Infectious/PIAS.

White Sea recently released the They Don’t Know single.

Tim Kasher recently released Adult Film.

The HairsCall Me Mista is out now.

Owen’s L’Ami du Peuple is out now on Polyvinyl.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s Fly By Wire is out now on Polyvinyl.  They play Holy Mountain on December 7.

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

Califone’s Stitches is out now on Dead Oceans.

Weekend put out Jinx earlier this year via Slumberland.

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Cold Beat (Noah)

October 9, 2013

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I always feel like Grass Widow is one of San Francisco’s most under-appreciated rock bands. Sure, they tour the world and are signed to impressive labels, but they continue to release better and better albums (which is saying a lot), and they just never get the deafening fanfare I believe they wholeheartedly deserve. Here’s hoping that the trio’s recent foray in to solo projects helps propel them to even greater heights, like bras and bags of dope being tossed at them on stage heights.

Cold Beat, the solo jaunt of Grass Widow mainstay Hannah Lew, is reminiscent of Grass Widow – the grit and grime of surf-garage dialed in various ways to achieve something artier, something downright weirder – but it lacks the mellifluous harmonies the trio so effortlessly provided. This isn’t a bad thing. Mz. Lew trades in the harmonies for an almost classic riff on girl-garage, layering the grimy, staccato guitar punches and the lo-fi tip-tap of the drums with her impeccable strain of vocals. If Cold Beat is anything it’s a signal of what the in-limbo San Francisco garage scene is turning towards – the familiar unfamiliarized.

:Cold Beat – Worms:

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