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Stream This

May 23, 2014

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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 come out, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

OBN IIIs – Third Time To Harm
Haunted Hearts – Initiation
Robyn & Royksopp – Do It Again
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell
Lee Fields – Emma Jean
Owen Pallett – In Conflict
Neil Young – A Letter Home
Echo And The Bunnymen – Meteorites
Hercules And Love Affair – The Feast Of The Broken Heart
Watter – This World
Future Death – Special Victim
The Echo Friendly – Love Panic
Crowbar – Symmetry In Black
Yonatan – Iberian Passage EP
Napolian – Incursio
Black Anvil – Hail Death
1,2,3 – Big Weather
Chris Schlarb – Making The Saint
Malka Spigel – Gliding EP
RBTS WIN – Palm Sunday Deluxe Edition


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Quickdraw: Haunted Hearts, Tearjerker, The Fresh And Onlys, Noise, Naomi Shelton

May 20, 2014


Music!  Enjoy.

:Haunted Hearts – Up Is Up (But So Is Down):  Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls) and Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles) will soon release their Haunted Hearts effort, and I’m anxious to check it out.  This single in particular reminds me of the early years of the Raveonettes.  Initiation is due out May 27 via Zoo Music.

:Tearjerker – Another Moon:  Toronto’s own Tearjerker continue to make me pay attention to them.  The previously released You Can is a pretty great slow burner, but this fuzzed out rocker might actually be better.  The Hiding EP is due out May 20 on SQE.

:The Fresh And Onlys – Who Let The Devil:  Here’s a new one from San Francisco’s the Fresh And Onlys.  As always, Tim Cohen’s vocal work is stellar and the songwriting features a slew of interesting lines.  House Of Spirits is due out June 10 via Mexican Summer.

:Noise – Home:  Alex Peterson, who normally plays in Austin’s Subspace, has been working on some solo stuff under the moniker of Noise.  This track features two other locals – Blair Robbins (Milezo) and Max Colonna (Marmalakes) – and a shoegazey sound.  I like it.  An EP is expected at some point in the near future.

:Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens – Sinner:  It took six years, but Naomi Shelton has crafted a new album!  There’s supposedly a plan for her to tour extensively, and as someone who has always wanted to hear that incredible voice of hers live, I really hope it happens.  Cold World is due out on June 29 via Daptone Records.

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Quickdraw: OBN IIIs, Swans, Haunted Hearts, Lafawndah, Woods

March 31, 2014


Music!  Enjoy.

:OBN IIIs – No Time For The Blues:  Austin’s OBN IIIs are such a wonderfully raucous bunch.  Expect this new single to get you up and moving.  Unless, of course, you just hate having fun and whatnot.  Look for Third Time To Harm on May 27 via Tic Tac Totally.

:Swans – A Little God In My Hands:  This is such an epically bizarre and awesome track.  If you ask me, the only way to tackle it is to crank the volume and just let Swans take over for a bit.  A stiff drink or two is also highly recommended.  Young God will release To Be Kind to the masses on May 13.

:Haunted Hearts – Johnny Jupiter:  Dee Dee (of the Dum Dum Girls) and Brandon Welchez (of the Crocodiles) are the main brains behind Haunted Hearts.  I think the two sound pretty stellar together.  You’ll be able to get Initiation on May 27 via Zoo Music.

:Lafawndah – Butter:  My opinion of the name Lafawndah is still way up in the air, but I do really dig this song.  It’s got a bouncy variety of electronic sounds, and I find the vocals to be infectious.  A self titled EP is due out on May 6.

:Woods – With Light And With Love:  Here’s the nine minute title track from Woods’ upcoming album.  The song is thoroughly psychedelic, but it’s still rather accessible and I expect that you’ll find it impressive.  With Light And With Love is due out April 15 via Woodsist.

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