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Show Of The Week

June 1, 2016

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The nice thing about this week’s main selection is that if you miss it, you’ll have another chance to catch it.  On Friday the great Robert Ellis will be at 3TEN at ACL Live with Tom Brosseau, and then back again the next night (that’s Saturday, in case the days of the week often vex you).  Pick one!  Or go to both!  Whichever is fine, just as long as you make sure to see Ellis this week.  The guy is mega talented, and his new self titled album is a gem.  See you out there.

PS – If you’re feeling frisky tonight, I’ll be DJ’ing the X Games kickoff party at Stubb’s.  Chevy Metal (it has Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters in it) are headlining.  Come hang!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Ghost Wolves, Magic Rockers of Texas, Lowin at Hotel Vegas
- Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Borzoi at Beerland
- Randy Newman at the Paramount Theater

Thursday:
- Pema, Ponyboy and the Horsegirls, Nadia, Unpopular at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Sword at the Mohawk

Friday:
- Ringo Deathstarr, Shmu, Botany, Palm Daze, Chakra Khan, soundfounder vs. Butcher Bear, My Education, Black Books at the Mohawk
- Shivery Shakes, The Be Helds, Daniel Francis Doyle & the Dreams, Roses at Hotel Vegas

Saturday:
- The Cover Letter, Madisons, Tahoma at Stubb’s
- Outer Spaces, Quin Galavis, Caroline Says, Slow at Barracuda
- Goodblood, MCG at the Mohawk
- Lift to Experience, Moving Panoramas, Jesse Vain at Barracuda
- Blink-182 at X Games at Austin360 Amphitheater

Sunday:
- Refused, The Coathangers, Plague Vendor, Residual Kid at the Mohawk

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Stream This

January 31, 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 ➡ Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant

Holy Wave – Relax
Young Girls – Self Titled EP
Borzoi – Dogs Of The Matriarchy EP
North Americans – NO_NO
Jerome LOL – Deleted/Fool
Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom
Willis Earl Beal – A Place That Doesn’t Exist
Broken Bells – After The Disco
Actress – Ghettoville
Wax Fang – The Astronaut
Cymbals – The Age Of Fracture
Plus/Minus – Jumping The Tracks
Marissa Nadler – July
CEO – Wonderland
Disco Doom – Numerals
Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain (30th Anniversary Reissue)
Be Forest – Earthbeat
Drowners – Self Titled
Nicole Atkins – Slow Phaser

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
St. Vincent

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Quickdraw: While We Were Sleeping – Part 2

January 7, 2014

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As promised, here’s another 10 tracks that we missed while hibernating throughout December.  Starting tomorrow we resume normal posting, which should be fun.  Let’s have a blast in 2014, friends.  Enjoy.

:The Dead Weather – Open Up (That’s Enough):  Solo is a word I was hoping Jack White would be holding onto for the rest of time, but here he is back with The Dead Weather.  You know what though?  This track is awesomely heavy and I love it.  The Third Man subscription series is where you can find this song. No word yet on when a full length can be expected.

:Phantogram – Fall In Love:  I’m very much looking forward to Phantogram’s upcoming full length.  It’s been a long time coming, and I’m really hoping it manages to at least come close to what I’m unfairly expecting.  Voices is set to be released on February 18 via Barsuk.

:Tokyo Police Club – Argentina (Parts I, II, III):  One of the more pleasant surprises to come out of December was the return of Tokyo Police Club via this nearly nine-minute long prog pop gem.  It’s good to have them back.  The band is expected to put out a full length at some point during the first part of this year.

:Abram Shook – Coastal:  Once upon a time Abram Shook was the vocalist of a band called The Great Nostalgic.  Now he’s doing his own thing, and as this track indicates, it’s stuff you need in your ears.  You’ll be able to pick up Sun Marquee on January 21.

:Warpaint – Biggy:  While I think that Warpaint have a neat sound, this track is the first of theirs that I’ve legitimately wanted to spend some quality headphone time with.  It’s superbly crafted.  Rough Trade will release the band’s self titled effort on January 21.

:Tiger Waves – Weekends:  Really nice work here by Austin’s Tiger Waves.  This catchy pop tune is easily one of their best songs.  The band has a single out now on Canvasback.

:Tele Novella – Umbrella At The Station:  Tele Novella got their start in Austin last year (out of the ashes of Agent Ribbons and Voxtrot), and they quickly impressed me.  I love their quirky pop sound.  At some point this year the band is expected to put out a debut full length.

:Damien Jurado – Silver Timothy:  A new Damien Jurado album is one of those things that should be celebrated by all.  The guy is a brilliant songwriter.  Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son is due out January 21 via Secretly Canadian.

:The War On Drugs – Red Eyes:  I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t think this was the best thing The War On Drugs have ever done.  Their upcoming album is now one I’m anxious to check out.  Lost In The Dream is due out March 18 through Secretly Canadian.

:Robert Ellis – Only Lies:  When it comes to artists currently making country music, Robert Ellis is as good as it gets.  I dare you to not love his voice and its thoroughly classic sound.  The Lights From The Chemical Plant will be available on February 11 via New West.

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Stream This

May 17, 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

Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
Club 8 – Above The City
Radical Dads – Rapid Reality
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
The Gorgeous Hands – Tender
Dead Gaze – Self Titled

VIDEOS

This is a one-off George Jones cover by Robert Ellis.  He plays the Stateside tonight.

Mikal Cronin’s MCII is out now on Merge.  He plays the Mohawk on June 27.

Wampire just put out Curiosity on Polyvinyl.

Queens Of The Stone Age will release Like Clockwork on June 4 via Matador.

Young Galaxy put out Ultramarine last month on Paper Bag Records.

!!! recently released THR!!!ER.  They play the Mohawk on May 25.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr have an EP out now titled Patterns.

On An On’s debut is titled Give In, and it’s available now.

Taffy will release the Tumbling/Boy’s Don’t Cry single on May 27.

Bad Cops will release the Light On EP on June 9 via Jeffrey Drag Records.

Holy Ghost! is expected to put out Dynamics at some point in the fall.

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