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Stream This

August 22, 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 New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

J Mascis – Tied To A Star
Ty Segall – Manipulator
The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader
Merchandise – After The End
The Rentals – Lost In Alphaville
Opeth – Pale Communion
Mono/Poly – Golden Skies
Cassie Ramone – The Time Has Come
Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons
Johnny Aries – Unbloomed
Rubblebucket – Survival Sounds
The Young – Chrome Cactus
Gemma Ray – Milk For Your Motors
Emily And The Complexes – Dirty Southern Love EP
Maps – Realigned
Wand – Ganglion Reef
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
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Quickdraw: Courtney Barnett, The Rosebuds, Rubblebucket, Francisco The Man, Jenny Hval & Susanna

July 21, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Courtney Barnett – Pickles From The Jar:  I want as much Courtney Barnett as I can get, so I love that between recording a new album and touring she’s also running Milk! Records with some friends of hers.  This wordy charmer is off of the label’s upcoming 10″ compilation, which you can get more info on here.  See Courtney play at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

:The Rosebuds – Blue Eyes:  Here’s the second single from The Rosebuds’ upcoming full length (their sixth overall).  It’s a really nice jangly pop tune, and with it I move a bit closer to confidently declaring that the new album will be a great one.    Sand + Silence is due out August 5 on Western Vinyl.  See the band at ACL in October.

:Rubblebucket – Carousel Ride:  Rubblebucket are currently one of my favorite pop acts.  This track, like so many of their other efforts, is synthy and hooky in all of the right ways.  Survival Sounds will be released August 25 via Communion Records.  See the band at Red 7 on October 23.

:Francisco The Man – Progress:  There’s an infectious amount of energy on display in this track, and I really dig it.  I’m definitely looking forward to hearing whatever else is on Francisco The Man’s upcoming debut.  The band will release Loose Ends on September 30 via Small Plates Records.

:Jenny Hval & Susanna – I Have Walked This Body:  I’m not at all familiar with Jenny Hval or Susanna, but I’m happy that the Norwegian ladies decided to pair up for an album.  I think this vocal-heavy track is pretty stellar.  Meshes Of Voices is due out August 19 via SusannaSonata.

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Quickdraw: Got A Girl, Los Campesinos, Crystal Stilts, Cloud Boat, Rubblebucket

June 9, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Got A Girl – Did We Live Too Fast:  Got A Girl is comprised of Dan The Automator and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (the actress from Scott Pilgrim VS The World), and this slinky number is their first single.  I like it.  Look for I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now on July 22 via Bulk Recordings.

:Los Campesinos – Little Mouth:  Here’s a really nice track from the always catchy Los Campesinos that was done for the film Benny And Jolene.  Even if the band wanted to, I’m not sure they’ll ever be able to not sound full of enthusiasm. This is, of course, not a bad thing.

:Crystal Stilts – Delirium Tremendous:  Last week Crystal Stilts jumped back into the swing of things by releasing this new single via Sacred Bones.  Like a lot of their stuff, it’s a high quality slice of garage rock.  No word yet on when a new full length will arrive, but the band is said to be working on one.

:Cloud Boat – Hideaway:  And today’s headphone worthy track comes courtesy of Cloud Boat.  I wasn’t aware that the British duo even existed until this song arrived in my inbox, but I’ve quickly become a fan and I’m now looking forward to Model Of You, which is due July 8 via Apollo.

:Rubblebucket – Sound Of Erasing:  I’ll give it up to Rubblebucket, they sure know how to craft a pop song.  This super lush effort is the band’s new single, and I think there’s a chance I’ll never get it out of my head.  Survival Sounds is due out August 26 via Communion Records.

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Stream This

October 11, 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

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

VIDEOS

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

September 27, 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

Yuck – Glow & Behold
Haim – Days Are Gone
Deltron 3030 – Event II
Quasi – Mole City
The Blow – Self Titled
Tape Deck Mountain – Sway
Leverage Models – Self Titled
Unwound – Kid Is Gone
Passion Pit – Constant Conversations EP
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Those Darlins – Blur The Lines
Hunters – Self Titled
Static Jacks – In Blue
Boogarins – As Plantas Que Curam
Rubblebucket – Save Charlie EP
Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
Golden Animals – Hear Eye Go
Blitzen Trapper – VII
Migrant Kids – Self Titled
Deer Tick – Negativity
Elf Power – Sunlight On The Moon
Zachary Cale – Blue Rider
Dr Dog – B-Room
Rathborne – Soft

VIDEOS

Savages’ Silence Yourself is currently available via Matador.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently put out Fly By Wire on Polyvinyl.

Keep Shelly In Athens recently released At Home via Cascine.

Young Galaxy recently released Ultramarine through Paper Bag Records.

Foals released Holy Fire earlier this year.

Charlie XCX will put out a new album next year.

Psychic Friend’s My Rocks Are Dreams is currently available.

US Girls’ Free Advice Column EP is out now on Bad Actors, Inc.

Deptford Goth’s Life After Defo is currently available on PIAS America.

Jon Hopkin’s Immunity is out now.

Small Black’s Limits Of Desire is out now on Jagjaguwar.

Morcheeba will release Head High Up on October 14 via PIAS.

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Quickdraw: Kelley Stoltz, Rubblebucket, Syvlan Esso, TaughtMe, Russian Circles

August 12, 2013

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Today’s music likes to watch you sleep.  Enjoy.

:Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man:  I was recently wondering where Kelley Stoltz had disappeared off to, and then I received an email with an update and a new song.  Weird.  Anyhow, it would appear he’s been busy running Electric Duck Studio (out of his garage) and transitioning from Sub Pop to Third Man RecordsDouble Exposure is due out on September 24.

:Rubblebucket – Save Charlie:  Following up last year’s very good Oversaturated EP, Rubblebucket have put together another little effort.  This is the title track, and it’s so very charming.  The Save Charlie EP is due out September 24 via Communion Records.

:Syvlan Esso – Play It Right:  I think this might be one of the better electronic tracks I’ve come across over the last few months.  Sylvan Esso is a new project that’s lead by Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun).  The Hey Mami/Play It Right 12″ is due out August 20 on Trekky Records.

:TaughtMe – Into The Thicket:  Way back when I was in college, TaughtMe was a favorite of mine.  Good to see him still making music.  I highly recommend you toss on some headphones, as he has an intricate sound.  Am I Old? is due out August 31.  You can stream it now, though.

:Russian Circles – Deficit:  I love it whenever Russian Circles have new music.  They’re an instrumental band with a big, heavy sound, but somehow they still manage to be sort of catchy.  Memorial is due out October 29 via Sargent House.

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Top 50 Songs Of 2012: Part 3

November 28, 2012

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On the off-chance that you weren’t paying attention throughout any part of 2012, then know that I have you covered.  Below you’ll find the third part of my Top 50 Songs Of 2012.  In case you’re curious, I chose the songs from the 400+ tracks that I shared around here throughout the last 11 months.  Enjoy.

30)  :Lace Curtains – Bedroom Honesty:  For a song that sounds so wonderfully casual and inviting, it’s brutally upfront about quite a few things.  I love it.  From The Garden Of Joy And The Well Of Loneliness.

29)  :Three Mile Pilot – Long Way Up:  It doesn’t seem plausible for a band to take a decade-long break and then come back as good as ever, but 3MP are currently in the middle of doing just that.  For proof, give this indie rock effort a listen.  From the Maps EP.

28)  :Ceremony – Hysteria:  There isn’t anything about this punch to the soul that doesn’t make me want to set something on fire, and I appreciate that greatly.  From Zoo.

27)  :FIDLAR – Got No Money:  These guys have so many rad songs that make me want to thrash around, and yet it was this catchy little pop number that I couldn’t escape all year.  Variety is good, friends.  From the Don’t Try EP.

26)  :Yellow Ostrich – Marathon Runner:  Vocal loops, a good chorus, and just the right amount of rock – that’s the Yellow Ostrich formula, and in songs like this one, it works very well.  From Strange Land.

25)  :Rubblebucket – Oooh Wa:  This band’s name makes them sound like some sort of wild punk outfit, but as you’ll see in this shimmering track, they’re actually a really good indie pop act.  From the Oversaturated EP.

24)  :Felix – Oh Thee 73:  Listening to this duo snark their way through this intricate number has been one of my favorite parts of 2012.  From Oh Holy Motar.

23)  :How To Dress Well – & It Was U:  90s R&B isn’t something I can claim as my thing, but if it’s coming from How To Dress Well?  Well, then that is entirely me.  I wish I had a good dance move for whenever this comes on.  From Total Loss.

22)  :Reptar – Sebastian:  Reptar are a bizarre ray of sunshine for me.  The vocals live out in left field, but the music is gloriously upbeat.  I’ve been singing this one all year.  From Body Faucet.

21)  :Dan Deacon – Lots:  My favorite thing about Dan Deacon is that even if you can’t figure out what the hell he’s trying to do, he has songs like this one that you get into simply because they’re so kinetic.  If I ran, I’d totally run to this.  From America.

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Quickdraw: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Rubblebucket, Tony Castles, How To Dress Well, The Calm Blue Sea

September 10, 2012

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Today’s music was found while looking for music.  Enjoy.

:Cymbals Eat Guitars – Hawk Highway:  I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, Cymbals Eat Guitars are one of the best indie rock acts working right now.  They only churn out magic.  This track is part of a web series titled Masters Of Their Day, which follows a band and a producer as they try to record a single in 24 hours.

:Rubblebucket – Oooh Wa:  This band is really growing on me.  Kalmia Traver has a nice voice, and I especially dig how their songs feel like pop music with a purpose.  Their show with Reptar at Beauty Ballroom on September 26 can’t get here soon enough.  The Oversaturated EP is due out tomorrow.

:Tony Castles – One Tone Man:  If you like your pop music to be doused with a good amount of soul, then this slick Tony Castles track is for you.  Don’t leave it on repeat for too long.  The band will release the Sharon Stone EP on October 23, but you stream it now on their Bandcamp page.

:How To Dress Well – And It Was U:  I don’t know what it is about Tom Krell’s work as How To Dress Well, but I really like it.  Maybe I should listen to more R&B?  Seems unlikely.  Anyhow, HTDW will release Total Loss on September 18 via Acephale.

:The Calm Blue Sea – Mary Ann Nichols:  Austin’s list of great instrumental bands will always start with Explosions In The Sky, but don’t think for a second that The Calm Blue Sea aren’t prepared to give them a run for their money.  This absolutely epic track is off of Arrivals And Depatures, which is due out October 9 on Modern Outsider Records.  These guys will also be doing a Sound Samples soon, so keep watch for that.

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Quickdraw: Com Truise, GRMLN, Rubblebucket, Deerhoof, Dunes

August 20, 2012

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Today’s music was discovered using a metal detector.  Enjoy.

:Com Truise – Chemical Legs:  I’m not usually a fan of vocals that sound like they’re coming from a robot, but the style works for me here.  I think it might be because the rest of the song is so stellar.  This Com Truise track is from the 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program, which has really been on a roll the last few weeks.

:GRMLN – Coral:  This pop number is such a warm and endearing listen that its two minute runtime is almost an annoyance.  I want more.  A 19 year old by the name of Yoodoo Park is the main brain behind GRMLN, and he will release the Explore EP on October 23 via Carpark Records.

:Rubblebucket – (Focus) Oversaturated:  The press release that came along with this track was packed with all sorts of press quotes.  Where the hell have I been?  In any case, this is one of those effortless pop songs that should instantly win you over.  The Oversaturated EP is due out September 11, and the band will play in Austin at the Beauty Ballroom on September 26 with Reptar.

:Deerhoof – Fete d’Adieu:  Deerhoof are one of the best experimental pop acts around, and that should be reason enough for you to give this song a shot.  If you disagree, you’re crazy.  The band will release Breakup Song on September 4 via Polyvinyl Records.

:Dunes – Vertical Walk:  I saw this band open for local favs the Sour Notes on Saturday, and I came away really impressed.  If you like your pop with a bit of haze and fuzz, then I think you’ll dig the LA-based DunesNoctiluca is currently available for your love.

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