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Stream This

February 13, 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 ➡ Jose Gonzalez – Vestiges & Claws

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
A Place To Bury Strangers – Transfixiation
Grooms – Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair
Six Organs Of Admittance – Hexadic
Slultever – Almost Famous EP
Sonny And The Sunsets – Talent Night At The Ashram
Karen O – Live From Crush Palace
Phosphorescent – Live At The Music Hall
Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This
S. Carey – Supermoon EP
In Tall Buildings – Driver
Ibeyi – Self Titled
Carl Barat And The Jackals – Let It Reign
Adventures – Supersonic Home
Le Couleur – Dolce Desir
Tropics – Rapture
Divers – Hello Hello
The Amazing – Picture



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Quickdraw: Maps, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Destruction Unit, Mazes, Woods

June 30, 2014


Music!  Enjoy.

:Maps – To The Sky (M83 Remix):  I spent a lot of time with this remix over the weekend.  I just really dig the way M83 warped it into something that’s incredibly atmospheric.  On August 19 Mute will release Maps Realigned, which consists of remixes from Maps’ first three full lengths.

:Cymbals Eat Guitars – Chambers:  The single that Cymbals Eat Guitars recently put out is a fantastic track, but this second one is just something else entirely – a total leap forward for them.  Hard to not think the band will really blow up once they release Lose on August 26 via Barsuk.  See them at Red 7 on October 8.

:Destruction Unit – Dust:  Here’s a super solid rock number that Destruction Unit did for Adult Swim’s 2014 Singles Program, which has been rumbling along now for about a month.  If you haven’t already, you should go check out what’s been released so far.

:Mazes – Astigmatism:  It hasn’t even been a full year since Mazes put out a full length, but here they already with a follow-up.  This first track off of it is upbeat, fun and loose.  I like it a lot.  Look for Wooden Aquarium on September 9 via FatCat Records.

:Woods – Tomorrow’s Only Yesterday:  Earlier this year Woods put out a solid album, With Light And With Love, and now they’re following it up with the Tambourine Light 7″ on July 8 via Captured Tracks.  This catchy piece of psychedelia is the b-side on that release.  See Woods at Holy Mountain on August 20.

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Milk Music, Destruction Unit (Dan)

June 26, 2013


Looking forward to tomorrow night’s show at the Mohawk with Mikal Cronin, Shannon And The Clams, A Giant Dog, and Sweet Talk? I know I am. It’s a damn sweet lineup, but it’s not the only upcoming show with a killer bill of garage and psych rock bands! On Saturday night Milk Music and Destruction Unit hit Beerland for what I predict will be the best show of the entire weekend.

I first learned of Milk Music when I went to Chicago for the Pitchfork Festival last summer. They opened for Ty Segall at an unofficial after show and blew me away. I was sure to catch them the next day when they hit the festival stage. Their music has been compared to many of the bands that were on SST in the 1990s: Dinosaur, Jr., Hüsker Dü, Black Flag, Meat Puppets, etc. Basically, a lot of the stuff I listened to growing up so it’s no surprise I dig these guys. Earlier this year they released Cruise Your Illusion, which moves beyond the SST sound they were first known for. I think it shows these guys have some chops and will be around for a while.

:Milk Music – Illegal And Free:
:Milk Music – No, Nothing, My Shelter:

Hailing from Tempe, Destruction Unit is a thundering five piece that’s dark and even a little ominous. They deliver guitar heavy sonic-psych rock that will rattle your brain. The lineup once included Jay Reatard and now features R. Rousseau (Reatards) on guitar and his brother Rusty Rousseau (Digital Leather) on bass. Ear plugs recommended.

Also sharing the bill on Saturday are Austin’s own The Young and La URSS, who hails from Granada. Go!

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