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January 18, 2013

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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

Pillowfight – Self Titled
FIDLAR – Self Titled
Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – Nobody Dances In This Town
Big Harp – Chain Letters
Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return
Mystical Weapons – Self Titled
The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law
Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
Widowspeak – Almanac
Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic

VIDEOS

J. Mascis is set to appear on Portlandia on January 25.

Dan Deacon is heading out on tour.  See the dates here.

Now Now are hitting the road with a variety of acts, including Minus The Bear, Bob Mould, and Circa Survive.

Dead Leaf Echo will release Thought & Language on March 5.

Ty Segall will play the Mohawk on January 25.  Register to win a pair of tickets here.

Suuns will put out Images du Futur on March 5.

PAPA will release a full length at some point this year.

Woods is heading out on tour in Australia and New Zealand.  See the dates here.

Western Medication will release The Painted World 7″ via Jeffrey Drag Records on January 29.

Johnny Marr will put out The Messenger on February 26.

My Education’s A Drink For All My Friends is out now.

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Quickdraw: School Of Seven Bells, Papa, Saskatchewan, Crystal Castles, Sambassadeur

November 6, 2012

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Today’s music is thrilled that Austin’s festival season is over.  Enjoy.

:School Of Seven Bells – Secret Days:  This track makes me really happy.  I’ve been wanting School Of Seven Bells to get edgier instead of prettier, and this is finally them giving it a shot.  It works.  I will now become a producer (not really).  Vagrant will release the Put Your Sad Down EP on November 13.

:Papa – Put Me To Work:  I think these guys are on the verge of having all sorts of people on their bandwagon.  They’ve delivered some nice pop tracks over the last year, and now here’s this inspired effort that’s expected to show up on their new album, which will be out at some point in 2013.

:Saskatchewan – Venom:  I’ve posted a couple of tracks from Saskatchewan before, but those were charming little pop numbers.  This, however, is something entirely different.  It’s much more mature and polished.  I like it.  No word yet on when the band will release their new full length, Occasion.

:Crystal Castles – Affection:  Considering that I’ve never been a huge fan of Crystal Castles, it’s really saying something that I’ve greatly liked all three of the tracks to be released off their new album.  This intense effort may actually be my favorite.  (III) is expected out on November 12 via Universal Republic/Casablanca/Fiction.

:Sambassadeur – Memories:  This Swedish act has been absent for a bit, so it’s nice to see them back.  You can expect to love this track if you like your pop music to be retro and immaculately crafted.  Labrador will put out the Memories/Hours Away 7″ on November 20.

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