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Stream This

November 22, 2013


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.


Gap Dream – Shine Your Light
Beachwood Sparks – Desert Skies
Teengirl Fantasy – Nun
Beedeegee – Sum/One
Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection: Volume Three
I Need You Bad – Compilation
Kevin Morby – Harlem River
The Entrance Band – Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
Milosh – Jetlag


Broken Bells will release After The Disco on January 14 via Columbia.

Kanye West’s Yeezus is out now on Def Jam.

Shannon And The Clams’ Dreams In The Rathouse is available now via Hardly Art.

Damien Jurado will release Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son on January 21 via Secretly Canadian.

Dinosaur Bones put out Shaky Dream earlier this year on Dine Alone Records.  They play Empire Control Room on December 12.

Wampire’s Curiosity is out now on Polyvinyl.

Vaadat Charigim recently released The World Is Well Lost via Burger Records.

Arcade Fire recently released Reflektor.  They play the Austin 360 Amphitheater on April 10.

The Callas’ Am I Vertical? is out now on Inner Ear.

Bent Shapes’ Feels Weird is out now on Father/Daughter Records.

Matt Pond’s The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is out now.

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Quickdraw: Cheatahs, Frankie Rose, The Casket Girls, Gap Dream, Tony Molina

September 3, 2013


Today’s music has never had a problem with your drinking.  Enjoy.

:Cheatahs – Cut The Grass:  I was hoping the arrival of this slab of shoegaze meant Cheatahs had readied their debut full length, but it’s apparently not coming until 2014.  Bummer.  On the bright side, you can get this song (and another a-side) in 7″ form on October 29 via Wichita Recordings.

:Frankie Rose – Street Of Dreams:  This has quickly become my favorite Frankie Rose song.  I really like the way the vocals are layered, and the pulsing beat provides a nice 80s touch.  Herein Wild is due out on September 24 through Fat Possum.

:The Casket Girls – Holding You Back:  It’s difficult to listen to this dream pop gem and not feel like there’s a variety of sad teenagers somewhere that could really use it.  I wonder if that’s what The Casket Girls were going for?  The band will participate in the first ever Cassette Store Day (September 7) by releasing a two-song limited edition tape via Graveface Records.

:Gap Dream – Shine Your Love:  “Everybody in this whole wide world has gone straight up insane.”  I agree.  Gap Dream will put out this quirky pop tune in 7″ form on September 17 via Fat PossumShine Your Light is the name of the full length, and it’s due November 12 on Burger Records.

:Tony Molina – Breakin’ Up:  Here’s a super quick one from Tony Molina.  I think it’s a fantastic pop song, and his upcoming effort is now a must-get for me.  The Six Tracks EP will be out next month as part of Matador’s Singles Going Home Alone 7″ series.

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Stream This

October 11, 2012


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.


Savoir Adore – Our Nature
Majeure – Solar Maximus
Win Win – Double Vision
Daphni – Jiaolong
Ben Gibbard – Former Lives
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!
Santah – You’re Still A Lover
Tamaryn – Tender New Signs
Boyfrndz – All Day Pass


Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory is out now on Carpark.

Yeasayer put out Fragrant World earlier this year, and they are currently out on tour.

Sharon Van Etten is set to play Fun Fun Fun Fest.  This song is off of Tramp.

The Mountain Goats play Emo’s East on December 5.  Transcendental Youth is out now.

Matt And Kim just put out Lightning via Fader.  They play Stubb’s on October 20.

Trail Of Dead will release Lost Songs on October 23 via Richter Scale/Superball Music.

Rhye are expected to put out their debut full length early next year.

El Perro Del Mar will release Pale Fire on November 13 via The Control Group.

Taken By Trees just released Other Worlds on Secretly Canadian.  The play the Mohawk on November 13.

Gap Dream just released the Ali Baba 7″ on Suicide Squeeze.

Diamond Rugs put out their self titled debut earlier this year.  They’ll be playing Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Talk Normal will release Sunshine on October 23 via Joyful Noise Recordings.  They play the Parish on November 11.

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros released Here a few months back.

Sleeper Agent are currently in the studio.  Celabrasion is out now on Mom + Pop Music.

Jack White plays ACL this weekend.  Blunderbuss is out now.

Levek’s Look A Little Closer is out now on Lefse.

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Quickdraw: Gap Dream, The Last Names, Santah, Black Forest Fire, Levek

September 17, 2012


Please be sure to water today’s music at least three times a week.  Enjoy.

:Gap Dream – Generator:  Gabe Fulvimar is Gap Dream, and he recorded the various parts of this song in his bedroom by himself.  That’s impressive.  I’m excite to hear more from the guy.  The Ali Baba 7″ will be out on October 2 via Suicide Squeeze’s single series.

:The Last Names – The Dirt:  The husband/wife duo of Justin and Darbie Rice, who normally perform in Bishop Allen, are the main brains behind this band.  They’ve put together some good stuff, which you’ll see for yourself when you hit play on this charming track.  Wilderness is due out October 2.  The Last Names also have a covers project you should check out.

:Santah – Indigo:  I really love this song.  It’s an inspired and well made piece of pop, and I couldn’t take it off repeat all weekend.  Hopefully, there will be more of the same on their upcoming EP.  The effort is titled You’re Still A Lover, and it’s due out October 16.

:Black Forest Fire – Live News Feed:  Here’s an Austin band that I’m somehow not familiar with at all.  Shame on me.  Anyhow, they’ve got a nice shoegaze-enthused sound, and I think you’re going to dig it.  Transit Of Venus is due out November 13 via Sedimental Records.

:Levek – Girl In The Fog:  It took me a couple of listens to get into this minimalistic song, but once I did it really stuck with me.  Be sure to give some attention to the great songwriting.  Look A Little Closer will be released on September 25 via Lefse Records.

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