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Quickdraw: Radioactivity, Underground Railroad To Candyland, Expert Alterations, Damaged Bug, Mr. Gnome

April 20, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Radioactivity – Silent:  I very recently saw Radioactivity play (they opened for Ex Hex) and during their set I was wondering when they might put out a sophomore effort.  Now I know.  This first track is a good one.  Silent Kill is due out June 30 via Dirtnap Records.

:Underground Railroad To Candyland – Th Ppl R Hm:  The name Underground Railroad To Candyland kind of weirds me out, but that’s not keeping me from liking this jangly, lo-fi pop gem.  The People Are Home is due out May 26 via Recess Records.

:Expert Alterations – A Bell:  Slumberland Records have gone and snatched up Expert Alterations and will be re-releasing the cassette that the band put out themselves last year.  I really like the deadpan vocal style here.  The self titled EP is due out June 1 .

:Damaged Bug – Jet In Jungle:  Because John Dwyer is John Dwyer, he’s already put together full length follow-ups for the albums that Thee Oh Sees and Damaged Bug released last year.  The guy is a machine.  Also, this track is oddly infectious.  Cold Hot Plumbs is due out June 1 via Castle Face.

:Mr. Gnome – Sleepwalker:  Mr. Gnome have long been a band with a fairly moody sound, but this is poppy and rather whimsical.  I can’t seem to stop humming it, so I’m going to call the move a good one for them.  The Monster’s Heart 7″ is due out May 12 via El Marko Records.  See them at Stubb’s on May 6.

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Stream This

November 14, 2014


From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy.


Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ TV On The Radio – Seeds

Mr. Gnome – The Heart Of A Dark Star
The Memories – Hot Afternoon
Acid Baby Jesus – Selected Recordings
Mark McGuire – Noctilucence
RL Grime – Void
Dirt Dress – Revelations EP
Girlpool – Self Titled EP
Honduras – Break EP
Sea Lion – Big Moon EP
Savages And Bo Ningen – Words To The Blind
Buzzcocks – The Way
Red Red Meat – There’s A Star Above The Manger Tonight
Nathan Bowles – Nansemond



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Quickdraw: Meatbodies, Wampire, Ariel Pink, Deerhoof, Mr. Gnome

September 11, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Meatbodies – Disorder:  Just in case you don’t know, Meatbodies is lead by Chad Ubovich, who also plays in Mikal Cronin’s band and FUZZ.  I think the act’s upcoming album is going to a raucous good time. The self titled effort is due out October 14 via In The Red.

:Wampire – The Amazing Heart Attack:  The first single off of Wampire’s new full length hinted that it might be time to take them seriously, and now there’s this second track to really drive that point home.  I say we all grab a spot on the bandwagon while there’s still room.  Look for Bazaar on October 7 via Polyvinyl.

:Ariel Pink – Put Your Number In My Phone:  Ariel Pink in album-length form always tends to be a bit much for me, but I sure do love his singles.  This jangly, somewhat hazy tune is definitely another gem on the pile.  Pom Pom is expected out on November 18 via 4AD.

:Deerhoof – Paradise Girls:  Here’s a pleasantly weird (and of course, really catchy) new track from Deerhoof.  I assume the world will just instantly end if the veteran act ever actually manage to run out of ideas.  The band will release La Isla Bonita on November 4 via Polyvinyl.

:Mr. Gnome – Rise And Shine:  Mr. Gnome haven’t put out an album since 2011, and you can totally tell when you listen to this song.  Not that it sounds rusty or anything like that, there’s just a ton of enthusiasm in it that clearly says the band is happy to be back.  The Heart Of A Dark Star is due out November 18 via El Marko Records.

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