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November 15, 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

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Soundtrack
Ejecta – Dominae
Ghost B.C. – If You Have Ghost EP
Daytona – Self Titled
LA Font – Diving Man
Magik Markers – Surrender To The Fantasy
Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain

VIDEOS

Mirror Travel recently put out Mexico via Modern Outsider.

Mono released For My Parents last year.

M.I.A. recently released Matangi.

Keep Shelly In Athens released At Home recently via Cascine.

Austra’s Olympia is out now on Domino.

Shearwater’s Fellow Travelers is due out November 26 via Sub Pop.

Beachwood Sparks will release Desert Skies on November 26 via Naturalsound Records.

Hebronix and The Howling Hex teamed up for this track.  The Heb-Hex 7″ is due out November 25 via ATP.

Wild Ones’ Keep It Safe is out now on Party Damage Records.

Julianna Barwick put out Nepenthe earlier this year on Dead Oceans.  She plays the Parish on December 5.

Obits’ Bed & Bugs is out now on Sub Pop.

Big Scary just put out the Twin Rivers EP on Barsuk.

Cool Ghouls have an album out now on Empty Cellar.

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Quickdraw: Empress Of, Daytona, Diane Coffee, Cymbals, Garden City Movement

November 11, 2013

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Today’s music knows your secrets.  Enjoy.

:Empress Of – Realize You:  I really love Empress Of.  She (Lorely Rodriguez) doesn’t seem capable of repeating herself, which I appreciate.  As of now, there’s no word on if this track is just a one-off single or if it will appear on an album.

:Daytona – Honey:  If Daytona’s upcoming full length isn’t on your radar, it should be.  I think it has the chance to be really nice pop effort.  You’ll be able to pick up the band’s self titled album on November 19 via Ernest Jenning.

:Diane Coffee – Gov T:  I hadn’t previously thought of Diane Coffee as being Tame Impala-esque, but this track definitely comes off that way.  Grab this unreleased song while you can.  The band’s My Friend Fish is out now on Western Vinyl.

:Cymbals – Erosion:  Here’s a new single from Cymbals that kind of reminds me of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.  I have no complaints about that.  The Age Of Fracture is due out on February 4 via Tough Love Records.

:Garden City Movement – Move On:  While digging around Pitchfork this weekend I found this rather headphone-worthy effort.  It’s a beautiful, intimate track, and I really like it.  Garden City Movement will release an EP on BLDG5 in the near future.

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Quickdraw: Best Coast, The Callas, Mazes, Daytona, Cass McCombs

September 23, 2013

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Today’s music knows where you live.  Enjoy.

:Best Coast – I Don’t Know How:  I’ve never really found myself totally in love with Best Coast, but I seriously can’t get enough of this (admittedly somewhat sappy) pop tune.  I’ve been singing the damn thing for days now.  The band’s mini-album, Fade Away, will be out October 22 via Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City Label.

:The Callas – Anger:  I feel like I should already know about The Callas (you know, since they’ve been around for a decade), but this meaty track is my first time hearing them.  Shame on me.  Am I Vertical? is due out November 18 through Inner Ear.

:Mazes – Hayfever Wristband:  It’s possible my brain isn’t working, but I don’t remember Mazes ever sounding this frenetic.  I dig it.  A lot.  Here’s hoping there’s more of the same on Better Ghosts.  The mini-album is expected out on November 21 via FatCat Records.

:Daytona – The Road:  Here’s a new one from Daytona that swells and shimmers in a way that immediately puts a skip in my step.  Nothing wrong with that, right?  The band’s self titled debut is due out November 19 via the Ernest Jenning Recording Co.

:Cass McCombs – Brighter! (Featuring Karen Black):  If you’ve never listened to much Karen Black, then you can probably count on this beautiful track inspiring you to give the late singer some of your time.  Cass McComb’s 22-track effort, Big Wheel And Others, is due out October 15 via Domino Records.  He’ll play the Belmont on November 22.

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Quickdraw: Agent Ribbons, Daytona, Gauntlet Hair, The Luyas, Menahan Street Band

August 6, 2012

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If you ask nicely, today’s music will pay your rent.  Enjoy.

:Agent Ribbons – Family Haircut:  Here’s a local act that I’ve come to really like in 2012.  This has come by way of older releases, though, so it’s nice to have something new so that I can chat them up.  At first glance they seem to carry a pretty simple approach to things, but if you spend a little time digging around, you’ll notice that they’re spectacular songwriters.  The Let Them Talk EP is due out on September 11 via Antenna Farm Records.

:Daytona – Undertow:  It’s difficult to not like pop music that’s warm and effortless, so I think I was maybe 30 seconds into this gem when I knew I had to share it.  The Brooklyn-based band is made up of Hunter Simpson (Wild Yaks), Jose Boyer (Harlem), and Christopher Lauderdale, and you might want to watch out for them.  Their Storm So Long EP is out now.

:Gauntlet Hair – Righteous Black:  I know there’s plenty of people out there that like this band, but this is honestly the first time I’ve gotten into one of their songs.  It’s a plodding, sonically interesting effort, and you should toss on some headphones before hitting play.  The band put this out as part of the 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program, so grab it while you can.

:The Luyas – Fifty Fifty:  I think I listened to this two of three times before I actually paid any sort of attention to the vocals.  I love the arrangement, as it is such an ear pleasing, well crafted dream.  Here’s hoping the rest of their upcoming full length has much more of the same.  The band is all set to release Animator on October 16 through Dead Oceans.

:Menahan Street Band – The Crossing:  2012 has already delivered a lot of great soul music, and now there’s a new album from these guys!?  I’m kind of blown away.  Anyhow, this track is stunning, and it makes me want to share a dance with someone in a dark club.  The Crossing will be released to the world on October 30 via Dunham Records, which is a part of Daptone.

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