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Quickdraw: Expert Alterations, Woolen Men, Shannon And The Clams, Computer Magic, Maserati

August 24, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Expert Alterations – The Past And You:  This instantly likeable track is one of the more endearing pop efforts that I’ve come across in 2015.  Can’t wait to hear more off of Expert Alterations debut LP, You Can’t Always Be Liked, which is due out October 30 via Kanine.

:Woolen Men – Life In Hell:  Woolen Men are a trio out of Portland.  They have a lo-fi rock sound and like to say things like “Look us in the eyes and tell us you’re not getting old” in their press releases.  I’m into it.  Temporary Monument is due out September 4 via Woodsist.

:Shannon And The Clams – It’s Too Late:  If Corvette was a bit too slow for your liking, then this upbeat tune should bring you back around on Shannon And The Clams.  I think their upcoming LP is going to be fantastic.  Gone By The Dawn is due out September 11 via Hardly Art.

:Computer Magic – Be Fair:  Been a while since I’ve heard anything from Danz (aka Computer Magic).  This new single of hers is lush and hooky, and I really like it.  Davos is due out October 16 via Channel 9 Records.  See her October 17 at Stubb’s.

:Maserati – Rehumanizer II:  All I can hear throughout the first chunk of this is Flock Of Seagulls’ I Ran.  It’s kind of weird (in a good way, of course).  Maserati’s Rehumanizer is due out October 30 via Temporary Residence.

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Stream This

September 28, 2012


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.


Ultraista – Self Titled
Sun Airway – Soft Fall
Tilly And The Wall – Heavy Mood
We Need Surgery – Self Titled
Why? – Mumps, etc
Lavender Diamond – Incorruptible Heart
Death Songs – Sung Inside A House
Maserati – Maserati VII
Hundred Waters – Self Titled
Ringo Deathstarr – Mauve
Levek – Look A Little Closer
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path
Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth


Don’t forget that Balmorhea is playing at the Mohawk tonight.  Their latest album is titled Stranger.

The Dum Dum Girls just released the End Of Daze EP.

Crystal Castles just announced that they’ll be released a new album titled (III) on November 6 via Casablanca, Fiction, Universal Republic.

Why? is playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, and they will release Mumps, etc on October 9 via Anticon.

Lee Fields And The Expressions are set to play ACL (and at Stubb’s with Alabama Shakes) later this month.  Faithful Man is currently available.

May pals The Sour Notes just put out this tour documentary.  Watch it!

The Sweet Serenades put out their latest album, Help Me, a couple of weeks back.

Skye, who normally sings in Morcheeba, is returning with a new album.  It’s titled Back To Now and is due out October 29 via PIAS.

Joan Of Arc are set to release a new self titled album on November 27 through Joyful Noise.

Ask Me This, which Alcoholic Faith Missions’s latest album, is available now through Old Flame Recordings.

This Miike Snow video is for a song off of the currently available Happy To You.

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Quickdraw: Maserati, The Coathangers, Maus Haus, Teen Daze, Punks On Mars

September 13, 2012


Today’s music has electrolytes.  Enjoy.

:Maserati – Earth-Like:  I’m sure you’re already in the loop on Maserati.  They’re instrumental.  They’re good.  What you may not know, though, is that their new drummer is Mike Albanese (from Cinemechanica), and he’s pretty damn fantastic.  I hope I get to see them live with him.  The band will release Maserati VII on October 2 via Temporary Residence LTD.

:The Coathangers – Merry Go Round:  This band seems to prefer putting out singles in place of an EP or LP, and that’s fine by me.  Or, at least it is until their streak of catchy garage rock gems comes to an end and I then demand something with more substance.  You can pre-order the Coathangers’ split 7″ (with Heavy Cream) on Suicide Squeeze now.

:Maus Haus – No More Girls:  It’s been years since I’ve heard anything from this act, so I was a little surprised when word of a new EP popped up yesterday.  Good to have them back.  Expect to dig this track if you like your synths to enter your ears in an aggressive fashion.  The Light Noise EP is due out October 23 on Lavish Habits.

:Teen Daze – Union (Featuring Frankie Rose):  The guest spot here by the lovely Frankie Rose is a nice touch, but I actually think this pop tune would be fine without it.  I especially love the way the quick start gradually slows to an intimate pace.  Teen Daze will release The Inner Mansions, which is the act’s second 2012 full length, on November 6 via Lefse Records.

:Punks On Mars – Showers Of Pain:  This overly infectious number is the only track I know by this band, but that’s not going to stop me from jumping right up on their bandwagon.  I must seek out more of their music.  We can all expect to be able to grab Bad Expectations on October 30 via Zoo Music.

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