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Quickdraw: Kurt Vile, Night Beds, Here We Go Magic, Pure Bathing Culture, Ramesh And Emeen

July 27, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin:  Here’s a catchy new rambler from Kurt Vile.  The guy just gets better and better with age, don’t you think?  B’lieve I’m Goin Down is due out September 25 via Matador.

:Night Beds – Corner:  Winston Yellen’s vocal work here is so outstanding that I’ve gone from just being aware of Night Beds’ upcoming album to actually being pretty excited to check it out.  Neat.  Ivywild is due out August 7 via Dead Oceans.

:Here We Go Magic – Falling:  For whatever reason I really thought Here We Go Magic had called it quits.  Oops.  At any rate, this new single is ambitious and energetic.  Be Small is due out October 16 via Secretly Canadian.

:Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain:  This very 80s-inspired track from Pure Bathing Culture has been stuck in my head for the last couple of days.  Here’s hoping the rest of their new LP is this upbeat.  Pray For Rain is due out August 23 via Partisan.

:Ramesh And Emeen – Changing Colors:  Voxtrot were great, but I’ve been really liking what Ramesh has been up to on his own.  Here he is with a pretty pop tune that he crafted with Emeen.  By the way, this song may just be a one-off effort, so grab it while you can.

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Stream This

October 11, 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.


Mirror Travel – Mexico
Pelican – Forever Becoming
Black Milk – No Poison No Paradise
The Men – Campfire Songs
Kwes – Ilp
Avett Brothers – Magpie And The Dandelion
Dismemberment Plan – Uncanney Valley
Red Fang – Whales And Leeches
Cults – Static
Cass McCombs – Big Wheel And Others
Boldy James – My 1st Chemistry Set
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
Happy Jawbone Family Band – Self Titled
Lucius – Wildewoman
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Carnivores – Second Impulse
Luke Temple – Good Mood Fool
Dean Wareham – Emancipated Hearts
Morcheeba – Head Up High
School Of Night – Self Titled EP
Wymond Miles – Cut Yourself Free
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies, Vol’s 4, 5, & 6
His Clancyness – Vicious
Swiiim – Cellophane Castle


Love Inks’ Generation Club is out now on Monofonus.

Parquet Courts’ Tally All The Things That You Broke EP was released this week via What’s Your Rupture?.

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings will release Give The People What They Want on January 14 via Daptone.

Black Milk will release No Poison No Paradise on October 15.

Camera Obscura’s Desire Lines is out now on 4AD.

Grooms recently put out Infinity Caller on Western Vinyl.

The Callas will release Am I Vertical? on November 19 via Inner Ear.

The Blow recently released a self titled album on Kanine.  They play Red 7 on November 2.

Rubblebucket’s Save Charlie EP is out now on Communion.

Joanna Gruesome’s Weird Sister is out now on Slumberland.

Infinity Shred’s Sanctuary is available now.

Polica will release Shulamith on October 22 via Mom + Pop.

Of Montreal’s Lousy With Sylvianbriar is out now on Polyvinyl.

T. Hardy Morris’ Audition Tapes is out now on Dangerbird Records.

Nightland’s Oak Island is out now on Secretly Canadian.  They play the Mohawk on December 3.

Pure Bathing Culture’s Moon Tides is available now via Partisan.

Deap Vally just released Sistrionix this week via Cherrytree/Communion/Interscope/Island.

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Stream This

August 16, 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.


Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Ty Segall – Sleeper
Superchunk – I Hate Music
No Age – An Object
Porcelain Raft – Permanent Signal
Braids – Flourish // Perish
Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides
White Hills – So You Are … So You’ll Be
Diana – Perpetual Surrender
Larry Guy – Years Not Living
Willy Mason – Carry On
Joseph Childress – The Rebirths
Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now
Crocodiles – Crimes Of Passion
Feuding Fathers – Kid Tested, Father Approved
Sarah Neufeld – Hero Brother
Paper Lions – My Friends
Still Life Still – Mourning Trance
Native – Orthodox
Laura Veirs – Warp And Weft


Austin’s Love Inks will release Generation Club on September 24 via Monofonus Press.

HAIM will put out Days Are Gone on September 30 via Columbia.

Grooms’ Infinity Caller is due out September 3 on Western Vinyl.

Arctic Monkeys will release AM on September 10 via Domino.

Camera Obscura put out Desire Lines earlier this year on 4AD.

Drew Price will release Friends And Family on September 10 via Happenin Records.

King Tuff recently re-issued 2008′s Was Dead.

Butter The Children’s True Crime EP is due August 20 via Downtown Records.

Nite Jewel’s One Second Of Love is out now.

Those Darlins will put out Blue The Line on October 1.

Jacuzzi Boys will put out a self titled album on September 10 via Hardly Art.

Tom Lark is expected to put out a full length next year.

Wax Idols’ Discipline And Desire is out now on Slumberland.

Youth Lagoon’s Wondrous Bughouse is out now on Fat Possum.

These New PuritansField Of Reeds is out now on Infectious Music.

Kim Deal’s Are You Mine? single is out now.

Ra Ra Riot’s Beta Love is out now on Barsuk.

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Quickdraw: Chvrches, TV Girl, Smith Westerns, Pure Bathing Culture, Shark Week

May 28, 2013


Today’s music ain’t got no time for that.  Enjoy.

:Chvrches – Gun:  I’m not sure this if is a better single than Recover or The Mother We Share, but it’s certainly dancier than those two songs combined.  Try not to pull anything, OK?  Chvrches are all set to release the Gun single on July 15 via Virgin/Goodbye.

:TV Girl – She Smokes In Bed:  While browsing the web completely hungover and thinking I might die, I came across this new song from TV Girl.  It made things better.  They’re such a good pop act.  The band will put out the Lonely Woman EP on June 18 via their Bandcamp page.

:Smith Westerns – 3AM Spiritual:  As is always the case with the Smith Westerns, this is a song with a really pretty sound.  I recommend headphones just so you can hear all of its glorious little details.  Soft Will is all set to be released on June 25 through Mom + Pop.

:Pure Bathing Culture – Pendulum:  I wasn’t exactly a fan of this track when I first gave it a listen, but it’s grown on me as I’ve spent more time with it.  Just took me a bit to appreciate how well crafted it is, I suppose.  Moon Tides is due out August 20 via Partisan.

:Shark Week – Go West:  Here’s a new single from a band that played SOTO’s SXSW day party, DC VS Austin.  It’s got a spaghetti western thing going on that I really dig.  The band is set to put out the Santurce 7″ on July 30 via Analog Edition Records.

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