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Quickdraw: Casket Girls, Yung, Mutual Benefit, Kristin Kontrol, Sonny & The Sunsets

May 5, 2016

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Casket Girls – Tears Of A Clown:  Here’s a real attention-grabber from Casket Girls.  I hope there’s more of the same to be found on their new full length.  The Night Machines is due out June 3 via Graveface.

:Yung – The Child:  Just when I’m sure that Yung is all about being noisy, they deliver this really solid slow burner.  Their debut album is going to be great.  A Youthful Dream is due out June 10 via Fat Possum.

:Mutual Benefit – The Hereafter:  Unsurprisingly, this is a really gorgeous track.  I’m pretty sure that Mutual Benefit’s upcoming LP is going to be one of those that’s best devoured with a good pair of headphones.  Skip A Sinking Stone is due out May 20 via Mom + Pop.

:Kristin Kontrol – (Don’t) Wannabe:  “My own happiness offends me.”  Now that’s a line I can relate to.  On another note, I’m starting to come around on this project (it’s from Dee Dee of the Dum Dum Girls).  X-Communicate is due out May 27 via Sub Pop.

:Sonny And The Sunsets – Moods:  Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) produced the new album from Sonny And The Sunsets’, and this is the latest track to be released off of it.  I think it’s a rather fun tune.  Moods Baby Moods is due out May 27 via Polyvinyl.

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Quickdraw: Summer Cannibals, Hot Hot Heat, Fujiya And Miyagi, Goat, Mutual Benefit

April 11, 2016

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Summer Cannibals – Full Of It:  I’m all about the amount of attitude that Summer Cannibals have on display here.  Their upcoming album is looking like it’s going to be a winner.  Full Of It is due out May 27 via Kill Rock Stars.

:Hot Hot Heat – Kid Who Stays In The Picture:  It was weird getting an email titled “Hot Hot Heat Announce Final Album.”  I honestly didn’t even know they were still together.  As for this track, it’s pretty damn good.  Maybe they shouldn’t be calling it quits.  The band’s self titled album is due out June 24 via Kaw-Liga Records.

:Fujiya And Miyagi – Serotonin Rushes:  “Daaammmnnn!”  That’s what I said the first time I heard this new one from Fujiya and Miyagi.  Hope you’re ready to dance.  EP 1 is due out May 27 via Impossible Records.

:Goat – I Sing In Silence:  This free floating little tune from Goat is just about as pleasant as can be.  Crank it up and let it fill the room, especially if your Monday is off to a rough start.  The Snake Of Addis Ababa 7″ is due out May 27 via Sub Pop.

:Mutual Benefit – Lost Dreamers:  Here’s a very pretty new song from Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee).  His voice is just so warm and inviting.  Skip A Sinking Stone is due out May 20 via Mom + Pop.

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Stream This

September 26, 2014

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

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold

Christoper Owens – A New Testament
The History Of Apple Pie – Feel Something
Curtin – One For The Doghearted
The Vaselines – V For Vaselines
Pujol – Reunited States of Being
Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels
Julian Casablancas – Tyranny
Aphex Twin – Syro
Yelle – Completement Fou
Electric Youth – Innerworld
Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Kat Edmonson – The Big Picture
Finch – Back To Oblivion
Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien
Hightide Hotel – Naturally
Team Spirit – Killing Time

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Ariel Pink

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Stream This

May 23, 2014

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

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

OBN IIIs – Third Time To Harm
Haunted Hearts – Initiation
Robyn & Royksopp – Do It Again
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell
Lee Fields – Emma Jean
Owen Pallett – In Conflict
Neil Young – A Letter Home
Echo And The Bunnymen – Meteorites
Hercules And Love Affair – The Feast Of The Broken Heart
Watter – This World
Future Death – Special Victim
The Echo Friendly – Love Panic
Crowbar – Symmetry In Black
Yonatan – Iberian Passage EP
Napolian – Incursio
Black Anvil – Hail Death
1,2,3 – Big Weather
Chris Schlarb – Making The Saint
Malka Spigel – Gliding EP
RBTS WIN – Palm Sunday Deluxe Edition

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Jurassic 5

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Quickdraw: Russian Circles, Yamantaka/Sonic Titan, Deleted Scenes, Gems, Mutual Benefit

October 14, 2013

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Today’s music is happy that ACL is done.  Enjoy.

:Russian Circles – 1777:  This is such an epic track.  Russian Circles can sometimes get too meaty, so it’s nice when they take a moment to remind me how expansive their sound can be.  The band will release Memorial via Sargent House on October 29.

:Yamantaka/Sonic Titan – Windflower:  I’d say that Yamantaka/Sonic Titan is a terrible name, but somehow it’s just the right fit for the way their scattered sound soars here.  You’ll be able to pick up UZU when it’s released on October 29 via Suicide Squeeze.

:Deleted Scenes – Stutter:  I’m not entirely sure what to make of this track, but I can say that I love how weird it is.  I advise that you just turn it up and see what happens.  Deleted Scenes will release a 7″ on November 5, and then they have a new full length, Lithium Burn, expected out in February via Park The Van.

:Gems – Medusa:  Admittedly, there’s a few moments here that are just cheesy enough to make you want to roll your eyes.  However, Gems’ oh so very dream pop sound is too good to pass up.  Grab the Medusa EP when it gets released on November 12.

:Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry:  I found this over at Pitchfork this weekend.  It reminds me of a lot of the indie music  (Sufjan Stevens, Annuals, etc) I was loving back when I was in my last year of college.   You can get Love’s Crushing Diamond now through Mutual Benefit’s Bandcamp page.

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