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Quickdraw: A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Martin Crane, Karen O, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Pujol

November 2, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Hey, You’re Mine:  If you’re feeling bleary-eyed this morning, this pleasant pop tune from A Sunny Day In Glasgow should help.  The Planning Weed Like It’s Acid/Life Is Loss EP is due out November 13 via and Mis Ojos Discos.

:Martin Crane – Gunk Of Stars:  I’m really excited about Martin Crane’s upcoming solo debut.  His band Brazos (formerly of Austin) has always been a favorite of mine, and I think it’s great he’s switching things up a bit.  Physical Therapy is due out November 20 via Inscape.

:Karen O – I Shall Rise:  Here’s one that Karen O cut specifically for the upcoming Tomb Raider game. It’s smokey and dramatic, and I love it.  Rise Of The Tomb Raider will be out on November 10.

:Cymbals Eat Guitars – Aerobed:  This track is Cymbals Eat Guitars’ contribution to the 7″ series that Kevin Devine has been rolling out.  I’m all about how epic it is.  Devinyl Splits No. 4 is due out November 13 via Bad Timing Records.

:Pujol – Designer Feelings:  I don’t believe Pujol could write a non-hooky song if he tried.  This is the latest track of his that I can’t seem to take off of repeat.  The Kisses EP is due out November 27 via Bartertown Co-Op.

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Quickdraw: The Mantles, Protomartyr, Pujol, Pity Sex, Expert Alterations

September 29, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:The Mantles – Hate To See You Go:  The Mantles have a way of drawing me in and holding tight.  Hard to tell whether it’s more their familiar-feeling music or the stellar songwriting.  All Odds End is due out October 16 via Slumberland.

:Protomartyr – I Forgive You:  This is one rambly, Parquet Courts-esque track, and it’s great.  I can’t wait to spend a lot of time with Protomartyr’s upcoming album.  The Agent Intellect is due out October 9 via Hardly Art.

:Pujol – Sleepy Doni:  I had this new Pujol single stuck in my head before I even got done listening to it for the first time.  It’s a slice more playful than his usual stuff.  The Kisses EP is due out November 27 via Bartertown CO-OP.

:Pity Sex – What Might Soothe You?:  Judging only by this track, Pity Sex seem to be aiming for a bigger, better and crisper sound on their upcoming LP.  That’s exciting.  White Hot Moon will be out in 2016 via Run For Cover Records.

:Expert Alterations – You Can’t Always Be Liked:  First of all, I love the title of this track (it’s also what the album is called).  Secondly, Expert Alterations are one of the best new bands to come out of 2015.  I’m fully expecting their debut LP to be stellar.  You Can’t Always Be Liked is due out October 30 via Kanine.

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Stream This

March 6, 2015

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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 are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Young Guv – Ripe 4 Luv

Bright Light Social Hour – Space Is Still The Place
Will Butler – Policy
Sarah Bethe Nelson – Fast-Moving Clouds
Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
Tomas Paga Motta – Self Titled
Heartless Breakers – The Great Give Back
Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida
Evans The Death – Expect Delays
Eula – Wool Sucking
Diagrams – Chromatics
Royal Tongues – Patterns And Shapes EP

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Leon Bridges

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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

July 11, 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 ➡ Honeyblood – Self Titled

Genuine Leather – Losers
Landlady – Upright Behavior
Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Slow Club – Complete Surrender
Melted Toys – Self Titled
Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
Anand Wilder – Break Line The Music
Luluc – Passerby
Little Daylight – Hello Memory
Wunder Wunder – Everything Infinite
Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals
Woman’s Hour – Conversations

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Interpol

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Stream This

June 6, 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 ➡ Jack White – Lazaretto

Pollen – Self Titled EP
The Fresh & Onlys – House Of Spirits
Tom Vek – Luck
Die Antwoord – Donker Mag
Tiny Victories – Haunts
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Clipping – CLPPNG
Craft Spells – Nausea
How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Soundtrack
Lust For Youth – International
Tomas Barfod – Love Me
Yesway – Self Titled
Vanish – Memory Work
Glass Animals – ZABA
Stagnant Pools – Geist
American Analog Set – Know By Heart

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Parquet Courts

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Stream This

May 16, 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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Pujol – Kludge

Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea
The Roots – And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
American Football – Self Titled (Deluxe Edition)
Yann Tierson – Infinity
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Mimicking Birds – Eons
White Sea – In Cold Blood
Haley Bonar – Last War
Emma Ruth Rundle – Some Heavy Ocean
Copeland – Because I’m Worth It
Kitty – Impatiens

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Tycho

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Quickdraw: Pujol, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Twin Shadow, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Swans

April 17, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Pujol – Circles:  This will sound odd, but I’m actually relieved that the first couple of singles off of Pujol’s upcoming full length have failed to make me think it’s going to be much different than his last effort.  He churns out simple but catchy rock ‘n’ roll tunes, and I sincerely hope he never changes anything.  Saddle Creek will release Kludge on May 19.

:The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice:  The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart seem to have set aside a little bit of their shimmer in exchange for a more anthemic sound, and I’m really digging it.  I think it fits them well.  Days Of Abandon is due out on May 13 via Yebo Music.

:Twin Shadow – To The Top:  While I sort of feel like this song could be the title track for some schlocky Sylvester Stallone-lead 80s sports movie, I totally love it.  Here’s a question though, has Twin Shadow somehow warped himself into just being a guilty pleasure?  Details on a new album should be available soon.

:A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Crushin:  This relaxing number isn’t as much of an attention-grabber as A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s last single, but I do think it’s just as good.  Their upcoming album is now pretty high on my anticipated list.  Expect Sea When Absent to be released on June 24 via Lefse.

:Swans – Oxygen:  Like everything else that comes from the entity known as Swans, this song isn’t something you just casually play in the background.  If you dare hit play, be sure to strap in and get ready to focus.  Look for To Be Kind on May 13 Young God.

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Quickdraw: Pujol, La Sera, HighasaKite, Boyfrndz, How To Dress Well

March 17, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Pujol – Pitch Black:  Pujol have rallied together a follow-up to 2012′s fantastic United States Of Well Being, and I’m excited.  I think we all could use a new dose of the band’s swarmy rock n’ roll ways.  Saddle Creek will release Kludge on May 20.

:La Sera – Losing To The Dark:  “I wanted the new La Sera record to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag.”  Well, that little nugget from La Sera-mastermind Katy Goodman explains this track’s aggressive approach.  If you ask me, I think it’s a good change for the band.  Hour Of The Dawn is due out on May 13 via Hardly Art.

:HighasaKite – Hiroshima:  I managed to catch a set from HighasaKite at SXSW, and I really liked it.  The band has a pop sound that’s just very easy to love.  This particular track reminds me of Camera Obscura.  Silent Treatment is due out on April 8 via Propeller Recordings.

:Boyfrndz – Design:  When it comes to experiment acts in Austin, Boyfrndz place somewhere near the top of the list.  I think this manic song may be one of their best.  Look for Breeder to be released on April 1 via Brutal Panda Records.

:How To Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember:  Here’s a stellar six minute new one from How To Dress Well.  As is always the case with him, you’re going to need some headphones and a moment or two alone (for maximum reflection time).  No word yet on when a new album will be released, but I imagine this song will end up on it.

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Top 25 Albums Of 2012: Part 1

December 3, 2012

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Now that I’ve run down my 50 favorite songs of the year, it’s time to move onto my Top 25 Albums of 2012.  I easily could have listed 50 here, too, but I realized that half of those would have been albums that I only listen to when I’m in a particular mood.  In other words, they’re not immediately accessible, and that to me knocks them down a notch.  So, if you’re looking for 25 releases that you can immediately dive into and love, this is the place to be.  Enjoy.

25) Tim Fite – Ain’t Ain’t Ain’t

Tim Fite is a man with a million neat things floating around in his head, and I love listening to him try to bring some of those ideas into the real world.  You’ll dig Ain’t Ain’t Ain’t if you like your albums to be full of songs that each have their own sound.

:Tim Fite – Joyriding:

24) Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

I really thought this much-hyped album was going to have a couple of great singles, and then a lot of filler.  Nope.  It’s an effortlessly inspired modern soul/southern rock effort that’s a great listen from start to finish.  Alabama Shakes are the real deal.

:Alabama Shakes – I Found You:

23) Pujol – United States Of Being

I don’t know how many times this year that I sang along with this effort from Pujol.  It’s a raucous album that’s also surprisingly smart, so while you’ve got the volume cranked, be sure to pay some attention to the lyrics.

:Pujol – Providence:

22) Santigold – Master Of My Make Believe

What a fun album this turned out to be.  I’ll admit that the eternity it took Santigold to put together a sophomore effort had me doubting that it would be a good release, but she pulled it off.  Kudos to her.

:Santigold – Disparate Youth:

21) Chairlift – Something

Just when you think a band is about to only be remembered for an iPod commercial, they come out with an album that features a sizeable jump in quality.  Something has made Chairlift into an act that I will now always pay attention to.

:Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari:

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