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November 7, 2016


Believe it or not, Lemuria’s Get Better is nearly ten-years old.  As I always say when these sort of notifications pop up – where the hell did all the time go?!  Anyhow, below you’ll find an emo-but-catchy effort from a 7″ of Get Better outtakes that’s set to come with the impending reissue of the band’s debut.  Enjoy.

:Lemuria – Big Gold Adults:

The Get Better reissue is due out on December 16.  You’ll be able to see the band at the Mohawk on January 20.

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Quickdraw: The Dodos, The Coathangers, Lemuria, Canopies, Emmy The Great

November 10, 2014


Music!  Enjoy.

:The Dodos – Competition:  I’ve always liked The Dodos, but I have to admit that this song is the first must-share thing they’ve put out in a long while.  I hope the rest of their upcoming album is similarly accessible.  Look for Individ when it’s released on January 27 via Polyvinyl.

:The Coathangers – Sex Beat (Gun Club Cover):  Here’s a nice Gun Club cover that The Coathangers recently assembled.  It’s a bit sexier and snarlier than the original, and I think you’re going to dig it.  The band’s split 7″ with These Arms Are Snakes is due out December 2 via Suicide Squeeze.

:Lemuria – Foggy Smoke:  “I hate you as much as I love you.”  Well isn’t that just a line we can all relate to?  The always steady Lemuria are the subject of Turnstile Comix #3 (it details a tour the band did through Russia), and it’s due out December 9 via Silver Sprocket.  See them at Red 7 on November 28.

:Canopies – Choose Yer Own Adventure:  If you’re a fan of Tame Impala, then I think you’ll find this wonderfully layered track from Canopies to be of your liking.  I recommend tossing on some headphones before you hit play.  Maximize Your Faith is due out December 9 via Forged Artifacts.

:Emmy The Great – Swimming Pool:  To be honest, I think this song is a bit hokey, but I’m sharing it anyway because I love Emmy’s soothing voice and the slick arrangement that plays out behind her.  Bella Union will release Emmy The Great’s S EP on January 27.

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Stream This

June 28, 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.


Bell XI – Chop Chop
Owen – L’Ami du Peuple
Daughn Gibson – Me Moan
You, Me & Us – Stay Inside
Statistics – Peninsula
Mood Rings – VPI Harmony


The Octopus Project will release Fever Forms on July 9 via Peek-A-Boo Records.  They play the Mohawk on October 6.

The Yeah Yeah YeahsMosquito is out now on Interscope.

Deer Tick will put out Negativity on September 24 via Partisan.

Smith Westerns just put out Soft Will on Mom + Pop.

Alela Diane will release About Farewell on July 29 via Believe Recordings.

Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is out now on Constellation Records.

DucktailsThe Flower Lane is out now on Domino.

Lemuria’s The Distance Is So Big is out now on Bridge Nine.

Oberhofer’s Notalgia EP is out now on Glassnote.

The Riverboat Gamblers’ The Wolf You Feed is available now.

Bleached released Ride Your Heart earlier this year on Dead Oceans.

SISU’s Light Eyes EP is out now Mono Prism.

Golden Animals will release Hear Eye Go on September 24 via The Reverberation Appreciation Society.

Team Spirit have a self titled EP out now on Vice/WBR.

Disclosure’s Settle is out now.

Jenny Hval put out Innocence Is Kinky last month on Rune Grammofon.

Free Time has a self titled album that’s out now on Underwater Peoples.

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Stream This

June 14, 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.


The Mantles – Long Enough To Leave
Hospital Ships – Destruction In Yr Soul
High On Fire – Spitting Fire
Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever
Melt Yourself Down – Self Titled
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
Empire Of The Sun – Ice On The Dune
Action Bronson And Harry Fraud – Saaab Stories
Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big
Austra – Olympia
Vacation – Candy Waves
Beach Day – Trip Trap Attack
Heliotropes – A Constant Sea


Polica will put out Shulamith out later this year on Mom + Pop Records.

Hebronix will release Unreal on July 9 via ATP Recordings.

Pure X recently put out Crawling Up The Stairs on Acephale.

Boyfrndz will release Natures on July 16.

Young Galaxy’s Ultramarine is out now.

Hooded Fang’s Gravez is available now.

Mum will release Smilewound on September 17 via Morr Music.

The Uncluded recently released Hokey Fright on Rhymesayers.

Blue Hawaii’s Untogether is out now on Airbus Records.

Water Liars’ Wyoming is out now.

Sombear will put out Love You In The Dark on July 23 via Trans-Records.

Quilt have a 10″ split with MMOSS titled New Hampshire Freaks that’s out now.

Dungeonesse’s self titled album is out now.

Kisses’ Kids In LA is out now.

Black Sabbath recently released 13.  They play the Frank Erwin Center on July 27.

Angel Haze recently put out the No Bueno single.

Maps And Atlases’ Beware And Be Grateful is available now.

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Quickdraw: Bass Drum Of Death, Lemuria, Braids, The Mantles, Elle Goulding

June 3, 2013


Today’s music is brought to you by me.  Enjoy.

:Bass Drum Of Death – Crawling:  This fuzzy track is loud and catchy, and I really like it.  If you’re feeling like you may soon need a new rock record to soundtrack your summer, I think Bass Drum Of Death may be able to deliver.   The band will release their self titled album on June 25 via Innovative Leisure.

:Lemuria – Chihuly:  I want to grab Lemuria, return to the 90s, and then watch as they just totally rule the world for a while.  Who has a time machine?  Get The Distance Is So Big when it’s released on June 18 via Bridge Nine.  The band will play the Mohawk on June 15.

:Braids – In Kind:  As was the case with Braids’ last single, this is six minutes plus of superbly crafted art rock.  Hopefully that’s your thing, or this might be the song that drives you insane.  The In Kind // Amends 12″ is due out June 11, and the Flourish // Perish full length is expected on August 20 via Arbutus/Full Time Hobby/Flemish Eye.

:The Mantles – Shadow Of Your Step:  I was already excited to check out the Mantles’ upcoming album, but this garage pop gem has officially pushed me into can’t wait territory.  Guess we’ll see how it turns out when Long Enough To Leave gets released on June 18 through Slumberland.

:Elle Goulding – Tessellate (Alt-J Cover):  If you haven’t noticed by now, no one covers a song like Elle Goulding does.  She should just do an entire album of covers.  I’d buy it.  Twice.  This is a one-off effort, so grab it while you can.

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Quickdraw: Camera Obscura, The Mantles, Lemuria, MGMT, Alpine

April 22, 2013

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Today’s music is really proud of you.  Enjoy.

:Camera Obscura – Do It Again:  The press release that came along with this pleasant pop song mentioned that the band’s new album has been in the works since 2011 (work started right after the completion of their last effort, My Maudlin Career).  No wonder it sounds so immaculate – its been patiently crafted.  Desire Lines is due out June 4 via 4AD.

:The Mantles – Brown Ballroom:  Admittedly, I didn’t start out as an admirer of this song.  After a few revisits, though, I started to really like how it’s a lo-fi effort with just the right amount of shimmer.  Long Enough To Leave is due out on June 18 via Slumberland Records.

:Lemuria – Brilliant Dancer:  This band continues to churn out quality 90s alt rock, and I love them for it.  Here’s hoping they come to Austin soon.  The Brilliant Dancer 7″ will be out May 21, and the new full length, The Distance Is So Big, is due on June 18 via Bridge Nine.

:MGMT – Alien Days:  Does anyhow else really dig that MGMT just refuse to go back to the sound that made them popular?  Because I certainly do.  Keep getting weirder, fellas!  This psychedelic tune was a Record Story Day release.  If you have some cash to burn, you can probably find one on eBay.

:Alpine – Gasoline (Mystery Skulls Remix):  The original version of this is definitely a nice track, but Mystery Skulls remixed it into something that you’ll immediately want to tell your friends about.  Alpine will release A Is For Alpine on May 21 via Votiv.  They’re also heading out on tour to open for Crystal Fighters.

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