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Stream This

April 25, 2014


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


ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Tune Yards – Nikki Nack

Ought – More Than Any Other Day
Wye Oak – Shriek
Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Dust
The Pixies – Indie Cindy
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Brody Dalle – Diploid Love
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive
Olga Bell – Krai
Ex-Cult – Midnight Passenger
Nat Baldwin – In The Hollows
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
Survival Knife – Loose Power
Pigeon John – Encino Man
Pony Bones – Pony Bones II
Elephant – Sky Swimming
Modern Rivals – Cemetery Dares
The Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger – Midnight Sun


Dum Dum Girls

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Quickdraw: Pillar Point, Eternal Summers, Evil Arrows, Elephant, Real Estate

January 21, 2014


Music!  Enjoy.

:Pillar Point – Eyeballs:  It’s so very nice to hear Scott Reitherman’s voice again.  The former Throw Me The Statue frontman was born to do indie pop and should not be gone for extended amounts of time.  Polyvinyl will release Pillar Point’s self titled effort on March 3.

:Eternal Summers – Gouge:  I wouldn’t have guessed that Eternal Summers had some shoegaze in them, but here they are doing it and doing it well.  I could listen to more of this.  The Drop Beneath is expected out on March 4 via Kanine.

:Evil Arrows – Jennifer Kills The Giant (Once A Week):  Evil Arrows is a new project from SOTO fav Bryan Scary.  It’s not as elaborate and wild as what he usually churns out, but I like it.  The pop act will be putting out a slew of EPs this year, and you’ll be able to get the first one tomorrow.

:Elephant – Elusive Youth:  There’s an almost seductive quality to this track that I just adore.  On a related note, I’d love to know how it took me until now to notice how great Amelia Rivas’ voice is.  Elephant will release the Elusive Youth single on January 28 via Memphis Industries.  A full length is expected in the Spring.

:Real Estate – Talking Backwards:  As always, here’s Real Estate sounding impeccable.  The band just isn’t capable of making a pop song that isn’t a total ear-pleaser.  Look out for Atlas everywhere on March 4 via Domino.

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Quickdraw: Mikal Cronin, Elephant, Mogwai, Polly Scattergood, Thee Oh Sees

February 11, 2013


Today’s music wants you to be its Valentine.  Enjoy.

:Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out:  You know what I can’t wait for?  Mikal Cronin’s new album.  This first single is a shimmering anthem, and I hope the whole LP is packed with more of the same.  MCII is due out May 7 via Merge.

:Elephant – Skyscraper:  The press release for this duo had a lot of information about their early success and the subsequent drama that followed it, but that stuff’s no fun.  All you need to know is that this is a beautiful pop track.  The Skyscraper 7″ is due out March 26 via Memphis Industries.

:Mogwai – Wizard Motor:  These guys spent a bit of time doing some soundtrack work for the French zombie-show Les Revenants, and now you’ll be able to get their contributions on one disc.  This brooding number should convince you to pick up the effort.  Sub Pop will release the LP on February 26.

:Polly Scattergood – Wanderlust:  The last time I heard something from Polly I thought it sounded like Bjork-light.  This is different.  It’s more ambitious, and she seems to have found her own sound.  Arrows is expected out at some point this summer via Mute.

:Thee Oh Sees – Minotaur:  I’m not sure how many times I checked to make sure this was actually Thee Oh Sees.  I was expecting their usual blast of noise, but this track is so breezy and relaxed.  I like it.  The band will release Floating Coffin on April 16 via Castle Face.

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