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Esme Patterson, Rogue Wave (Dan)

July 8, 2016

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Buckle up because I’ve got a lot to share this week! At this time of year I typically list of my favorite albums of the year … thus far. However, due to the abundance of incredible records released, I decided to just highlight a couple. My musical preferences lean heavily towards, garage rock, punk, and indie pop/rock, and these two bands fall into the last genre. I’ll save all my punk and garage favs for the year end list.

My first selection is We Were Wild by Esmé Patterson. I learned of Esmé last year after she paired with Shakey Graves on Dearly Departed, a breakout hit that you’ve no doubt heard on the radio. A few months ago, I heard NPR preview Feel Right, the first single from Esmé’s new album. I was blown away. It was a fast, furious, and undeniably catchy tune – the kind you put on repeat and listen to incessantly. When her album was properly released last month I discovered it to be mesmerizing from start to finish with tracks that are a superb mix of Americana, pop, folk, and pure rock. There’s something for everyone to love, which is why I’ve recommend We Were Wild to so many of my friends, regardless of their favorite musical genres.

Esmé is currently on tour and will be playing The Sidewinder on Thursday, July 14. She’ll be joined by Winstons, the garage-soul duo out of Brooklyn. Tickets for the show are still available so grab them while you can!

The other album recommendation is Delusions of Grand Fur by Rogue Wave. The band has released a slew of intelligent and thoughtful indie rock over the past decade, and their new album is no exception. It has all the hooks and melodies that I love about Rogue Wave, as well as some new twists. Give it a try.

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Stream This

May 31, 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

Camera Obscura – Desire Lines
Rogue Wave – Nightingale Floors
Portugal, The Man – Evil Friends
Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
Secret Colours – Peach
GRMLN – Empire
W-H-I-T-E – III
Oblivians – Desperation
Future Bible Heroes – Partygoing
Hyetal – Modern Worship
Spectrals – Sob Story
Last Good Tooth – Not Without Work And Rest

VIDEOS

Sonny And The Sunsets will release Antenna To The World on June 11 via Polyvinyl.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II is out now via Jagjaguwar.  They’ll play the Mohawk on October 2.

King Kahn And The Shrines will put out Idle No More on September 3 via Merge.

Teen just recently released the Carolina EP via Carpark Records.

Bell X1 will release Chop Chop on July 2 via Belly Up Records.

Nightlands’ Oak Island is out now on Secretly Canadian.

Cayucas recently put out Bigfoot on Secretly Canadian.  They play Red 7 on July 13.

The Bullitts will soon release They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories.

Clubfeet recently put out Heirs & Graces.

The Preatures will release an EP later this year.

Disclosure will put out Settle on July 4 via Cherry Tree/Interscope.

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