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Stream This

September 6, 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.


Terry Malts – Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere
Holy Ghost! – Dynamics
Body/Head – Coming Apart
Man Man – On Oni Pond
Delorean – Apar
Mum – Smilewound
Jacuzzi Boys – Self Titled
Windhand – Soma
Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows
Potty Mouth – Hell Bent
The Weekend – Kiss Land
Infinity Shred – Sanctuary
Grooms – Infinity Caller
Imaginary People – Self Titled
Pink Frost – Sundowning
Surf City – We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This
Mrs. Magician – B-Sides
The Orwells – Who Needs You EP


Sleigh Bells will put out Bitter Rivals on October 8 via Mom + Pop.  They play Stubb’s on October 27.

Black Joe Lewis put out Electric Slave last week via Vagrant.

Crystal Stilts’s Nature Noir is due out September 17 via Sacred Bones.

Kelley Stoltz will release Double Exposure on September 24 via Third Man Records.

SISU will put out Blood Tears on September 17 via Mono Prism Records.

FIDLAR have a tour-only split 7″ with The Orwells.  Get one when they play ACL in October.

Holograms just put out Forever via Captured Tracks.

Team Spirit’s self titled EP is out now on VICE/WBR.

Empire Of The Sun put out Ice On The Dune earlier this year via Astralwerks.

Tricky’s False Idols is available now.

Heliotropes’s A Constant Sea is out now on Manimal/Frenchkiss Label Group.

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Kelley Stoltz (Noah)

August 15, 2013


Kelley Stoltz is one of those San Francisco musicians who over a relatively long period time has become more than just a member of the scene, but a foundational stone. A chunk of hard-wrung granite that exists as so much more than another guitar-strumming psych-rocker in the murky waters of The Bay.

I moved to San Francisco almost five years ago and dove head first in to the quickly percolating garage scene, and there, already ensconced, was Kelley Stoltz, a little less raw, a little less fast, but there all the same, headlining shows at The Eagle with his particular brand of 60s-influenced pop-and-roll. Years later, with the city’s garage scene on decline, Kelly Stoltz is still here, still knocking out layered bits of melodic psych-rock.

Kim Chee Taco Man, Stoltz’s first single off his new double LP out on Third Man in September, feels as fresh and vibrant as it does familiar and well-worn. Tendrils of guitar noodle out in to the space between Stoltz’s refreshingly unpolished vocals, the haze of psych-rock psychedelia pressing on the warm, nostalgic centers of the brain. It’s a lovely song, and one that reminds just why Kelley Stoltz has been around so long.

:Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man:

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Quickdraw: Kelley Stoltz, Rubblebucket, Syvlan Esso, TaughtMe, Russian Circles

August 12, 2013


Today’s music likes to watch you sleep.  Enjoy.

:Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man:  I was recently wondering where Kelley Stoltz had disappeared off to, and then I received an email with an update and a new song.  Weird.  Anyhow, it would appear he’s been busy running Electric Duck Studio (out of his garage) and transitioning from Sub Pop to Third Man RecordsDouble Exposure is due out on September 24.

:Rubblebucket – Save Charlie:  Following up last year’s very good Oversaturated EP, Rubblebucket have put together another little effort.  This is the title track, and it’s so very charming.  The Save Charlie EP is due out September 24 via Communion Records.

:Syvlan Esso – Play It Right:  I think this might be one of the better electronic tracks I’ve come across over the last few months.  Sylvan Esso is a new project that’s lead by Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun).  The Hey Mami/Play It Right 12″ is due out August 20 on Trekky Records.

:TaughtMe – Into The Thicket:  Way back when I was in college, TaughtMe was a favorite of mine.  Good to see him still making music.  I highly recommend you toss on some headphones, as he has an intricate sound.  Am I Old? is due out August 31.  You can stream it now, though.

:Russian Circles – Deficit:  I love it whenever Russian Circles have new music.  They’re an instrumental band with a big, heavy sound, but somehow they still manage to be sort of catchy.  Memorial is due out October 29 via Sargent House.

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