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Quickdraw: The White Stripes, Lucy Dacus, Ian Sweet, Forth Wanderers, Jonny Fritz

August 16, 2016

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Music!  Enjoy.

:The White Stripes – City Lights:  This unreleased track not only makes me miss The White Stripes, but it makes me long for the days when Jack White wasn’t JACK WHITE.  The Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is due out September 9 via Third Man.

:Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore:  Lucy Dacus is 21-year old who just recently signed to Matador (you can read all about that move here).  I think she has a rad voice.  The reissue of her debut, No Burden, is due out September 9.  By the way, she’s playing at Stubb’s tonight!

:Ian Sweet – All Skaters Go To Heaven:  While I’ve been into Ian Sweet for a bit, this is somehow the first time I’ve shared anything from them.  Oops.  In any case, the band is just noisy enough and the songwriting is really sincere -  I dig it.  Shapeshifter is due out September 9 via Hardly Art.

:Forth Wanderers – Slop:  First of all, I really love the name Forth Wanderers.  Secondly, these kids (they’re all under 21) really know how to write a good emo song.  The Slop EP is due out November 11 via Father/Daughter.

:Jonny Fritz – Are You Thirsty:  Here’s the first single off of Jonny Fritz’s upcoming Jim James-produced album.  Unsurprisingly, the songwriting is top notch.  Sweet Creep is due out October 14 via ATO.

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Top 50 Songs Of 2013: Part 5

December 6, 2013

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Well, this is the end of it.  Feel free to comment and mention anything I may have missed.  Otherwise, take in all the songs, and then join me next Wednesday through Friday for my Top 25 Albums of 2013.  Enjoy.

PS – You can check out 47 of the 50 tracks on this list on Spotify here.

10)  :Jonny Fritz – Ain’t It Your Birthday:  If I were doing a list of the year’s most fun songs, there’s a good chance I would slap this in the #1 spot.  Jonny Fritz is a rad dude.  From Dad Country.

09)  :Veronica Falls – Buried Alive:  This song is so hopelessly romantic.  And well made.  And catchy.  And just awesome.  I’ve actually listened to it so much that I’m surprised I didn’t burn myself out on it.  From Waiting For Something To Happen.

08)  :Quasi – You Can Stay But You Gotta Go:  The return of Quasi was fronted by this wonderfully sloppy 90s-ish indie rock track.  It deserves to be played at a volume that might get you evicted.  From Mole City.

07)  :Ellie Goulding – Tessellate (Alt-J Cover):  This is actually the second year in a row that Ellie Goulding has landed a one-off cover in the top 10 of my song list.  If you ask me, that probably means she should hurry up and do a covers album.

06)  :Haim – The Wire:  I know everyone digs Falling, but this is the song that made me appreciate/love Haim.  It’s like Shania Twain meets arena rock, which is weird but apparently what I’ve always wanted.  From Days Are Gone.

05)  :Diarrhea Planet – Separations:  Yes, the name Diarrhea Planet is silly.  Now with that out of the way, please allow this song to rock your soul.  From I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.

04)  :Yuck – Middle Sea:  Yuck lost a frontman and then just continued on like it was nothing.  That’s impressive.  I think this is one of the best songs in their catalog.  From Glow And Behold.

03)  :Chvrches – Recover:  The Mother We Share is a great track (that ranked high on my song list last year), but part of me feels like this is Chvrches’ best single.  Such synth-pop goodness.  From The Bones Of What You Believe.

02)  :Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out:  I was so very close to putting this Mikal Cronin gem in the top spot.  It really is one of the better pop rock songs to come along over the last year or three.  From MCII.

01)  :Vampire Weekend – Step:  It wasn’t until I sat down to do this list that I realized just how much I adore this Vampire Weekend track.  I think it’s an endlessly impressive piece of pop music that’s totally deserving of all the time and attention you can spare.  From Modern Vampires Of The City.

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Stream This

April 26, 2013

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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.

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

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

VIDEOS

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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Stream This

April 12, 2013

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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.

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

Charlie XCX – True Romance
The Thermals – Desperate Ground
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
White Fence – Cyclops Reap
The Shouting Match – Grownass Man
Iron And Wine – Ghost On Ghost
The Flaming Lips – The Terror
Jonny Fritz – Dad Country
Born Ruffians – Birthmarks
Tera Melos – X’ed Out

VIDEOS

Radical Dads will release Rapid Reality on May 21 via Uninhabitable Mansions.

Fol Chen’s The False Alarms is out now on Asthmatic Kitty.

STRFKR’s Miracle Mile is out now on Polyvinyl.

JJUUJJUU are all set to play Austin Psych Fest.

Gliss have an album out on Modern Outsider titled Langsom Dans.

Cold War Kids recently released Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

Kids On A Crime Spree’s Creep The Creeps 7″ is out now on Slumberland.

Doldrums’ Lesser Evil is out now.  They will play Austin Music Hall on April 21 with Crystal Castles.

Cloud Cult’s Love is out now.

Matthew Squires And The Learning Disorders have an album out now called How To Combust Your Life.

Akron/Family will release Sub Verses on April 30 via Dead Oceans.

The Treetop Flyers will release The Mountain Moves on June 25 via Partisan.

Palma Violets have an album out now on Rough Trade titled 180.

Eleanor Friedberger will release Personal Record on June 4.

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Quickdraw: The Thermals, Mikal Cronin, Frank Smith, Beach Day, Jonny Fritz

April 1, 2013

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Today’s music found all of the eggs this weekend.  Enjoy.

:The Thermals – The Sunset:  You have to love how consistent the Thermals are.  I don’t think they could make a song without a great hook and the perfect amount of fuzz even if they wanted to.  The band will release Desperate Ground on April 16 via Saddle Creek.

:Mikal Cronin – Weight:  There’s an artist ready to claim the world, and his name is Mikal Cronin.  If you’re not already on his bandwagon, then be sure to use this indie rock gem as an excuse to climb on.  The highly anticipated MCII is due out May 7 through Merge.

:Frank Smith – Chewing Glass:  Lately the name Frank Smith has been all over the place, and that’s definitely a good thing.  The local group (it’s not just a guy named Frank Smith) has a lot of quality rock tracks that deserve some attention.  Nineties is due out tomorrow.  You can catch the band at Holy Mountain with East Cameron Folkcore, Growl, and the Preservation on April 13.

:Beach Day – Beach Day:  I love my lady-lead retro pop, and that’s exactly the sort of music that Beach Day churns out.  I’m assuming this means the band and myself will probably end up being best friends.  You’ll be able to snatch up Trip Trap Attack on June 18 via Kanine Records.

:Jonny Fritz – Goodbye Summer:  Are you guys loving Jonny Fritz yet?  You should be.  Everything about the guy comes off as authentic, which is somewhat of a rare treat these day.  The rather properly titled Dad Country is due out on April 16 via ATO Records.

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Jonny Fritz

February 5, 2013

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For a while now I’ve been eagerly waiting for Jonny Fritz (formerly known as Jonny Corndawg) to find his way into the spotlight, and I think he’s finally on the verge of doing just that.  He recently signed to the always steady ATO Records, and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes helped produce his third full length, Dad Country.  The LP is due out on April 16.  Enjoy.

:Jonny Fritz – Ain’t It Your Birthday:  While I love the classic country sound that Fritz so enthusiastically represents, it’s his lyrics that put him over the top for me.  They’re honest, clever, and surprisingly funny.  For example, every line in this track.

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