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Stream This

August 2, 2013


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.


Pond – Hobo Rocket
The Polyphonic Spree – Yes, It’s True
Bare Mutants – The Affiction
Pop 1280 – Imps Of Perversion
Modern Hut – Generic Treasure
Prince Avalanche – Soundtrack
Tobacco – Demon Queen
Dinosaur Bones – Shaky Dream
Jake Bellows – New Ocean
Moderat – II
Heaven – Telepathic Love


Generationals released Heza earlier this year on Polyvinyl.

The Orwells will release the Who Needs You EP on September 10 via Canvasback.

FKA Twigs will release EP2 on October 9 via Young Turks.

Big Deal’s June Gloom is out now on Mute.

Jackson Scott’s Melbourne is out now on Fat Possum.

Fol Chen released The False Alarms earlier this year via Asthmatic Kitty Records.

Hunters will put out a self titled album on September 24 via Mom + Pop.

Sebadoh are set to release Defend Yourself on September 17 via Joyful Noise Recordings.

Inc. put out No World back in February via 4AD.

Cumulus will put out I Never Meant It To Be Like This on October 1 via Trans-Records.

TV Ghost will release Disconnect on September 3 via In The Red Records.

Psychic Ills’ One Track Mind is out now on Sacred Bones.

The Band In Heaven will release Caught In A Summer Swell on September 17 via Decades Records.

Celestial Shore will put out 10x on September 3 via Hometapes And Local Singles Records.

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Quickdraw: Kitty, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Gold Lake, Pond, Edward Sharpe

June 24, 2013


Today’s music would like for you to step things up around the office.  Enjoy.

:Kitty – Barbie Jeep:  Adult Swim’s Summer Singles Program is back, and this catchy, attitude-filled little number from Kitty is apart of it.  I think it might be time to start paying more attention to her.  Check out the other free tunes in the series here.

:Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Nightwater Girlfriend:  “For this new album, the members of SSLYBY returned to the attic where they made their debut full-length Broom.”  This is the sort of press release fodder that usually makes me roll my eyes, but I think it actually worked for these guys.  This is the most confident they’ve sounded in a long time.  Fly By Wire is due out September 17 via Polyvinyl.

:Gold Lake – We Already Exist (Helio Sequence Remix):  It’s funny how having the Helio Sequence attached to this track instantly made me want to check it out.  Perhaps they should reach out and remix more up and comers.  It could be good for the world.  Gold Lake’s We Already Exist is out now.

:Pond – Xanman:  I’m starting to think that Pond’s upcoming album might end up being one of the year’s best rock releases, especially if the rest of the effort is as thoroughly loud and jammy as this slab of psych rock.  The wonderfully titled Hobo Rocket is due out August 6 via Modular.

:Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – This Life:  This song made me feel ridiculous for thinking that I no longer cared about Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.  It’s such a beautiful, soul-filled effort.  Their self titled album is due out July 23 via Vagrant.

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Quickdraw: Wavves, Hunx, Pond, The ABCs, Caveman

February 4, 2013

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Today’s music never meant to hurt you.  Enjoy.

:Wavves – Demon To Lean On:  I never thought I would be excited to hear a new Wavves album, but this 90s rock-enthused gem has me rather anxious to check out the upcoming Afraid Of Heights.  The effort is due out on March 26 via Mom + Pop.

:Hunx – I Won’t Tell If You Won’t Tell:  Famous Class is still doing its Less Artists More Condos 7″ series, and that makes me happy.  This jangly pop tune is off of the Hunx and Cassie Ramone split, which was just released a week or so ago.  Snatch it up, friends.

:Pond – Giant Tortoise:  If you’ve never felt inclined to spend any time with Pond, then maybe knowing that they share three members with Tame Impala will make you want to check them out.  If not, there’s always the chance that this swirling psych rock tune will just win you over on its own.  Hobo Rocket should be out in the coming months on Modular.

:The ABCs – Record Store:  This band really knows how to write a hook.  They showed it a couple of years back on the album Stona Rosa, and now there’s this single, which is almost too catchy to be real.  Little Leaves is due out March 5 via High Dive Records.

:Caveman – In The City:  Here’s a new, well crafted track from a act that I’ve liked for a while.  I have high hopes for their upcoming album, so it’s nice to see that they’re off to a great start.  They’ll release their self titled effort on April 2 via Fat Possum.

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