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Stream This

January 24, 2015

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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.

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

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 ➡ Doomtree – All Hands

Cotillon – Self Titled
Emmy The Great – S EP
The Dodos – Individ
Ty Segall Band – Live In San Francisco
Natalie Prass – Self Titled
Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
Young Ejecta – The Planet
Suburban Living – Self Titled
Invisible Familiars – Disturbing Wildlife
John Reis And The Blind Shakes – Modern Surf Classics

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Ex Hex

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Jessica Pratt (Noah)

January 9, 2013

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I wasn’t alive in the 1970s. I didn’t have the pleasure of ingratiating myself in to some low level band that knew a guy, that knew a guy who knew a sound recorder in some basement level Laurel Canyon recording studio. I didn’t have the chance to sit in a leather seat with a cigarette dipping out of the space between my knuckles and hear a long-haired songstress with a guitar and nothing else slowly break my heart. And because of Jessica Pratt, I don’t believe I have to anymore.

Let’s get a rambling pre-amble out of the way: Jessica Pratt sounds plucked by the hands of a robot time machine from Laurel Canyon circa-1970. The gentle pluck of her guitar and the wavering treble of her voice float in a warm, dark vacuum, each song seemingly written for the listener and the listener alone. That said, Jessica Pratt’s music does not feel like a shoddy homage, or another musician trying to inhabit a character from the past. Pratt’s small catalog of songs sound like the inevitable creation of a person steeped in the music of a certain era. I imagine a young Pratt, lying on the ground next to a record player or a duo of dusty speakers, a fan of records spread out around her. This is no imitation, no copy, no cheap rip-off – Jessica Pratt is an immensely talented musician pulling a few bits from a clearly beloved place and time. And it’s downright awesome.

Pratt’s self-titled album is out now on Birth Records.

:Jessica Pratt – Night Faces:

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