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Stream This

May 10, 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.


MS MR – Secondhand Rapture
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
Dirty Beaches – Strange Pleasures
Small Black – Limits Of Desire
Peals – Walking Field
Wampire – Curiosity
Eluvium -  Nightmare Ending
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – Black Pudding
Pure X – Crawling Up The Strairs
Sam Amidon – Bright Sunny South
Survival – Self Titled
Dungeonesse – Self Titled
Phaseone – If I Tell U
Snowden – No One In Control
Adult – The Way Things Fall
The Features – Self Titled
Saturday Looks Good To Me – One Kiss Ends It All
Luke Rathborne – Last Forgiven
Burnt Ones – You’ll Never Walk Alone
PacificUV – After The Dream You Are Awake


The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito is out now on Interscope.

Smith Westerns will release Soft Will on June 25 through Mom + Pop.

Alpine’s A Is For Alpine is due out May 21 via Votiv.

Wolf People just recently released Fain on Jagjaguwar.

David Bowie’s The Next Day is out now.

The National will put out Trouble Will Find Me on May 21 via 4AD.

Gary Clark Jr. released Blak And Blu last year.

Queens Of The Stone Age are set to release Like Clockwork on June 4 via Matador.

Deftones have an album out now titled Koi No Yokan.

Girl Names put out The New Life earlier this year on Slumberland.

Wild Moccasins’ Gag Reflections single is out now on New West Records.

Secret Colours will release Peach on May 28.

Theophilus London is expected to put out a new full length later this year.

Cool Ghouls have a self titled album out now on Empty Cellar Records.

Tycho have a 12″ available now titled Fragments.Ascension.

Hands just recently put out Synesthesia on Kill Rock Stars.

Blake Hazard (of the Submarines) will release The Eleanor Islands on July 9.

Coma Cinema’s Posthumous Release is due June 11 via Fork & Spoon Records/Orchid Tapes.

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Stream This

April 26, 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.


Akron/Family – Sub Verses
!!! – Thriller
Beacon – The Ways We Separate
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Iggy Pop And The Stooges – Ready To Die
Deerhunter – Monomania
Secret Circuits – Tactile Galactics
Hands – Synesthesia
Coliseum – Sister Faith
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – Perils From The Sea
Rollin Hunt – The Phoney
Legs – Pass The Ringo
Sharks – Selfhood
Andy Cato – Times & Places
Annuals – Time Stamp


Austin’s The Couch released their self titled album last year.

Jonny Fritz just released Dad Country on ATO Records.  He’ll play Antone’s on May 4.

CocoRosie will put out Tales Of A GrassWidow on May 28.

Thee Oh Sees just released Floating Coffin.

Wild Nothing will release the Empty Estate EP on May 14 via Captured Tracks/Bella Union.

Yellowbirds will release Songs From The Vanished Frontier on May 28 via Royal Potato Family.

Bosnian Rainbows will put out its self titled debut on June 25 via Sargent House.

Taken By Trees will release Other Worlds on October 2 through Secretly Canadian.

Young Galaxy’s Ultramarine is out now on Paper Bag Records.

Fitz And The Tantrums will release More Than Just A Dream on May 7.

Prissy Clerks released Bruise Or Be Bruised last year.

Portugal, The Man will put out Evil Friends on June 4.

Club 8′s Above The City will be out May 21 via Labrador.

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Quickdraw: Weekend, Jackson Scott, Empress Of, Hands, Deerhunter

April 8, 2013


Today’s music just wants to be friends.  Enjoy.

:Weekend – Mirror:  “If you think we were loud and obnoxious before, you’re gonna hate this.”  When a band is okay placing a quote like that in the press release for their upcoming album, I pretty much have to support them.  Jinx is due out July 23 via Slumberland.

:Jackson Scott – Awful Sound:  Here’s a new psych-pop artist out of Asheville, North Carolina that’s been getting some buzz.  He doesn’t have a sound you haven’t heard before (especially if you like Jeff Mangum and such), but it’s quality stuff nonetheless.  Melbourne will be out on Fat Possum this summer.

:Empress Of – Tristeza:  This song is not in English, so I have absolutely no idea what it’s about.  Fortunately though, this has not stopped me from constantly getting lost in it.  What a beautiful track.  Last week Empress Of released the Systems EP on Terrible Records.

:Hands – Brave Motion:  If your Monday is off to a slow start, I highly recommend using this energetic number to help pick up the pace.  Synesthesia is due out on April 30 via Kill Rock Stars.  If you’re in Austin, you’ll be able to see the band play May 24 at Stubb’s Jr.

:Deerhunter – Monomania:  There’s a good chance that this has pretty much instantly become my favorite Deerhunter song.  Everything about it is fierce, and I especially love how it’s the sort of track that I’ll never be able to turn up loud enough.  Monomania is expected out May 7 via 4AD.

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Quickdraw: Generationals, Jens Lekman, Widowspeak, Guards, Hands

January 10, 2013


Today’s music was crafted by the elves.  Enjoy.

:Generationals – Spinoza:  If I made a quick list of the “best news” that this week has delivered, Generationals announcing a new album would be somewhere near the top.  They’re such a fantastic pop act, which you will see for yourself via this hooky gem.  Heza is due on April 2 through the always lovely Polyvinyl Records.

:Jens Lekman – Olivia And Maddy:  Like all things from Jens, this is an absolute charmer.  Yes, that means you’re pretty much guaranteed to feel the need to smile whenever you decide to hit play.  Sorry.  The track is just a one-off single, so grab it while you can.

:Widowspeak – Thick As Thieves:  This band keeps rolling out singles from their upcoming album, and I keep getting more anxious for its release.  Molly Hamilton has the sort of voice that grabs my attention and just won’t let go.  Captured Tracks will release Almanac on January 22.

:Guards – Ready To Go:  I really dig this track.  It’s very warm and inviting, and I just can’t get enough of the moments where it soars.  In Guards We Trust is going to be a hell of an effort if it has anything else on it that’s as good as this.  The album is due out February 5 via Black Bell.

:Hands – Trouble:  Here’s a band that just signed with Kill Rock Stars this week.  This first single is a fun, upbeat number, and I’m certainly curious to see what else they have to offer.  Synesthesia is expected to be released on April 30.

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