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Stream This

November 9, 2012

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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

How To Destroy Angels – An Omen
El Ten Eleven – Transitions
Social Studies – Developer
Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate
The Babies – Our House On The Hill
El Perro Del Mar – Pale Fire
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Crystal Castles – (III)

VIDEOS

Arms have an album titled Summer Skills that’s out now.

Jon Hillcoat (The Road) helped direct this video for IO Echo.  The band has an album due out next year.

Icky Blossoms play Emo’s East on November 28 with The Faint.  Their self titled debut is out now.

The Joy Formidable will release Wolf’s Law on January 22 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records.

Tame Impala’s Lonerism is available now.

Jonti currently has a new album titled Sine + Moon that’s out now.

Phantogram recently released an EP titled Nightlife.

Correatown’s Pleiades is currently available.

Columbia will release Wild Belle’s debut, Isles, early next year.

Dumbo Gets Mad will release Quantum Leap sometime in 2013.

The Luyas recently released Animator.

Jeff The Brotherhood’s Hypnotic Nights is out now.

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Quickdraw: Agent Ribbons, Daytona, Gauntlet Hair, The Luyas, Menahan Street Band

August 6, 2012

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If you ask nicely, today’s music will pay your rent.  Enjoy.

:Agent Ribbons – Family Haircut:  Here’s a local act that I’ve come to really like in 2012.  This has come by way of older releases, though, so it’s nice to have something new so that I can chat them up.  At first glance they seem to carry a pretty simple approach to things, but if you spend a little time digging around, you’ll notice that they’re spectacular songwriters.  The Let Them Talk EP is due out on September 11 via Antenna Farm Records.

:Daytona – Undertow:  It’s difficult to not like pop music that’s warm and effortless, so I think I was maybe 30 seconds into this gem when I knew I had to share it.  The Brooklyn-based band is made up of Hunter Simpson (Wild Yaks), Jose Boyer (Harlem), and Christopher Lauderdale, and you might want to watch out for them.  Their Storm So Long EP is out now.

:Gauntlet Hair – Righteous Black:  I know there’s plenty of people out there that like this band, but this is honestly the first time I’ve gotten into one of their songs.  It’s a plodding, sonically interesting effort, and you should toss on some headphones before hitting play.  The band put this out as part of the 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program, so grab it while you can.

:The Luyas – Fifty Fifty:  I think I listened to this two of three times before I actually paid any sort of attention to the vocals.  I love the arrangement, as it is such an ear pleasing, well crafted dream.  Here’s hoping the rest of their upcoming full length has much more of the same.  The band is all set to release Animator on October 16 through Dead Oceans.

:Menahan Street Band – The Crossing:  2012 has already delivered a lot of great soul music, and now there’s a new album from these guys!?  I’m kind of blown away.  Anyhow, this track is stunning, and it makes me want to share a dance with someone in a dark club.  The Crossing will be released to the world on October 30 via Dunham Records, which is a part of Daptone.

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