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Stream This

June 20, 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.


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 ➡ A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Sea When Absent

How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Total Control – Typical System
Black Bananas – Electric Brick Wall
Brownout – Brown Sabbath
Phox – Self Titled
Circulatory System – Mosaics Within Mosaics
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun
The Knife – Shaken Up Versions
Austra – Habitat EP
Peter Matthew Bauer – Liberation!
White Reaper – Self Titled EP
The Range Of Light Wilderness – Self Titled
Donovan Blanc – Self Titled EP
Island Boy – Basic Instincts


Lana Del Rey

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Stream This

April 11, 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.


ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Deleted Scenes – Lithium Burn

Woods – With Light And With Love
Megafauna – Maximalist
Horse Thief – Fear In Bliss
Wyrd Visions – Half-Eaten Guitar
Amps For Christ – Canyons Cars And Crows
Cloud Cult – Unplug
Slint – Spiderland (Remastered)
The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast
Plague Vendor – Free To Eat
Lockah – Yahoo Or The Highway
Odonis Odonis – Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Kinky Love – Promise EP



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Quickdraw: Swearin, Haim, Popstrangers, Crystal Antlers, Widowspeak

October 7, 2013


Today’s music loves your shoes.  Enjoy.

:Swearin – Dust In The Gold Sack:  There will soon come a time where I’ll be able to put on the Speedy Ortiz and Swearin albums back to back, and it’s going to be glorious in the way that only 90s-enthused indie rock can be.  The band will release Surfing Strange on November 4 via Salinas.  Catch them at the Mohawk on December 10.

:Haim – Edge:  Here’s a technically new one from Haim that was produced by George Lewis Jr. (aka Twin Shadow).  It sounds like Haim doing a Twin Shadow track, which I think is pretty great.  You can get Days Are Gone now via Columbia, but if you want this track with it you’ll have to pick up the deluxe UK iTunes edition of the album.  The band’s next show in Austin is this weekend during round #2 of ACL.

:Popstrangers – Rats In The Palm Trees:  I haven’t listened to the album that Popstrangers put out earlier this year, but this new single makes me want to.  They make really pleasant guitar-driven pop music.  Expect to be able to grab the Rats In The Palm Trees 7″ on November 5 via Carpark.

:Crystal Antlers – Licorice Pizza:  This track is a quick burst of punk fun, and I dig it.  If only the title didn’t totally gross me out, though.  Crystal Antlers are all set to put out Nothing Is Real on October 15 via Innovative Leisure.  You’ll be able to see them on October 19 at the Mohawk.

:Widowspeak – Calico:  I had two chances to see Widowspeak this weekend, and I missed out on both of them.  This well crafted number makes me regret that.   The Swamps EP will be made available to the world on October 29 via Captured Tracks.  See them play this weekend at ACL.

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Stream This

February 15, 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.


Eat Skull – III
Matmos – The Marriage Of True Minds
Iceage – You’re Nothing
Holy Wave – Evil Hits
Apparat – Music For Theatre
Girl Names – The New Life
Ivan & Alyosha – All The Times We Had
PVT – Homosapien
Psychic Ills – One Track Mind
Flume – Self Titled


The Postal Service will reissue Give Up on April 9 via Sub Pop.

Justin Timberlake will release The 20/20 Experience on March 19 via RCA Records.

Wild Nothing’s Nocturne was released last year.

POS put out We Don’t Even Live Here last year.

Passion Pit released Gossamer last year.

Elephant Stone’s self titled album is out now on Burger Records.

Maps & Atlases released Beware & Be Grateful last year.

Popstrangers will release Antipodes on February 26 via Carpark Records.

Trail Of Dead put out Lost Songs last year.

The Spinto Band just released Cool Cocoon.

Suuns will release Images du Futur on March 5 via Secretly Canadian.

This is from the Beach House short film, Forever Still.

Jim James recently released Regions Of Light And Sound Of God via ATO Records.

Marissa Nadler’s self titled full length is out now.

Walker Lukens, who is from Austin, will have a 7″ release show at Scoot Inn on February 21.

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Quickdraw: Anamanaguchi, Popstrangers, Useless Eaters, Pillowfight, Fol Chen

January 14, 2013


Today’s music just wants to be friends.  Enjoy.

:Anamanaguchi – Meow:  My initial response to this track was NO.  Then I caught myself wanting to revisit it over and over, and now here we are.  It’s a silly, video game-enthused song that you’ll either find super fun or really annoying.  Good luck!  The band will supposedly put out a new album at some point in the first half of the year.

:Popstrangers – What Else Could They Do:  Towards the end of 2012 this New Zealand-based trio released a rather hooky pop tune titled Heaven.  This track is less accessible, but it makes up for it by having a great 90s rock sound.  Antipodes is due out on February 26 via Carpark Records.

:Useless Eaters – Black Night Ultraviolet:  This is one of those tracks that just reeks of cool.  It’s retro without being obnoxious about being retro, and the chorus is just straight up magnetic.  Jeffery Drag Records will release Hypertension on February 19.  They’ll also be at SXSW.

:Pillowfight – Used To Think:  In case you don’t know, this act is made up of Dan The Automator and Emily Wells.  This is their latest single, and it has that a nice trip-hop thing going on.  I like it.  Pillowfight will release their self titled effort on January 22 via Bulk Recordings.

:Fol Chen – 200 Words:  I was surprised by this song.  Fol Chen tend to keep their sound interesting, but there’s usually something in it that’s really catchy.  This is not the case here.  I recommend headphones and no distractions if you want to fully give this one a shot.  The False Alarms is due out on March 19 via Asthmatic Kitty.

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Quickdraw: Empress Of, Jinja Safari, Popstrangers, Woodsman, Indians

October 22, 2012


Today’s music used to work at the mall.  Enjoy.

:Empress Of – Don’t Tell Me:  Lorely Rodriguez is a brand new artist that resides in Brooklyn.  This track, which is her first single, has somewhat of a plodding pace, but I really like the soaring vocals.  Not sure when this will show up on anything official, so grab it now.

:Jinja Safari – Hiccups:  This is really refreshing piece of pop.  The arrangement has a pleasant, bouncy feel to it, and when I hear I want to go skip around somewhere.  The band is expected to put out a full length early next year.

:Popstrangers – Heaven:  Here’s the latest addition to the Carpark Records roster.  The band is out of New Zealand, and I think they have a pretty solid pop rock sound.  You’ll be able to snatch up Antipodes on February 26.

:Woodsman – Sonic Tomb:  These guys are in the midst of putting together a new full length, and this brooding instrumental number is one of the tracks that didn’t make the cut.  It’s worth your time, though.  I promise.  The All Tangled Up 7″ is out now via Lefse.

:Indians – Cakelakers:  If you’re going to get lost in something today, it should be this beautiful track.  Headphones are a must, so slap some on before hitting play.  4AD will put out the band’s debut, Somewhere Else, on January 29.  They’re also set to play the Mohawk on November 9.

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