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Stream This

March 13, 2015


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 ➡ Twin Shadow – Eclipse

Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home
Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
Inventions – Maze Of Woods
Football, etc – Disappear EP
Native Lights – Self Titled
Nic Hessler – Soft Connections
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sing Elliot Smith
Stone Jack Jones – Love & Torture



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Quickdraw: Reptar, The Zoltars, Other Lives, Makthaverskan, Slutever

February 10, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Reptar – Ice Black Sand:  I had to give this one some time to grow on me.  It’s certainly a quality pop tune, but it’s so tame, and I admittedly expect weirder, grander things from Reptar.  Lurid Glow is due out March 31 via Joyful Noise Recordings.

:The Zoltars – Sincere:  Here’s a new one from The Zoltars, one of Austin’s finest garage/psych rock acts.  I demand that everyone makes an effort to check out their self titled album when it arrives on February 24 via Happenin’ Records.

:Other Lives – Reconfiguration:  Other Lives are back with their first album since 2011′s Tamer Animals.  I think this first single may be the most interesting thing I’ve heard so far in 2015.  Rituals will be released on May 5 via TBD Records.

:Makthaverskan – Witness:  This Makthaverskan track sounds like something a less intense version of Savages would churn out.  I don’t mind.  On another note, I didn’t spend any time with the reissue of Makthaverskan II that came out last year.  I should do that.  You’ll be able to find this song in 7″ form on Record Store Day.

:Slutever – Open Wide:  Rachel Gagliardi and Nicole Snyder are the duo behind Slutever, and this catchy little number of theirs reminds me of early Land Of Talk.  Nicely done, ladies.  The Almost Famous EP is due out February 17.

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Stream This

October 19, 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.


POS – We Don’t Even Live Here
GRMLN – Explore EP
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy
Gary Clark Jr – Blak And Blu
Other Lives – Mind The Gap EP
Trail Of Dead – Lost Songs
Diamond Rings – Free Dimensional
Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
Titus Andronicus – Local Business
The Man With The Iron Fists – Soundtrack
Paul Banks – Banks


Why? just released Mumps, etc, and they’re playing Fun Fun Fun Fest next month.

Heartless Bastards released Arrow earlier this year.  They play Stubb’s on November 8.

La Sera’s Sees The Light is out now on Hardly Art.

Autumn Owls will release Between Buildings, Towards The Sea next week.

Wild Belle will release Isles early next year.

FatCat Records will put out the US Girls’ GEM next week.

Mean Creek put out Youth Companion this week via Old Flame Records.

Sorry To Bother You is the name of the new album from The Coup.  It’s due October 30.

Bon Iver put out Bon Iver, Bon Iver last year.

El-P’s Cancer 4 Cure is available now.

The xx recently released Coexist.

Fenster just lined up some East Coast dates in support of Bones.

Social Studies will put out Developer on November 13 via Antenna Farm Records.

The Casket Girls will release their debut on November 6 via Graveface Records.  They play the Mohawk on November 3.

Chris Cohen put out Overgrown Path on Captured Tracks earlier this year.

Gangi just released Gesture Is.

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Other Lives

September 27, 2012


Other Lives are a quality act, so it’s nice to suddenly have them returning with a new EP.  The four-track effort will feature a Radiohead remix and some previously unreleased tracks.  One of the latter awaits you below.  TBD Records will release the Mind The Gap EP on October 23.  Enjoy.

:Other Lives – Take Us Alive:  This song repeats a lot of things, so I’m not sure it needs to go on for nearly five minutes.  With that being said, though, it has such a great sound that I don’t mind the extra soak time.  Grab headphones, friends.

Bonus Video:

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