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Russian Circles

July 26, 2016


As things currently stand, Explosions In The Sky’s The Wilderness is my favorite instrumental album of 2016.  I’m pretty sure that status won’t change by the time December rolls around, but if it does, it’ll be because of Russian Circles.  Today I have the latest stellar single (the previous two are in faux-video form down there, too) to be released off of the band’s upcoming LP.  Slap on headphones and let it delight you.  Enjoy.

:Russian Circles – Afrika:

Guidance is due out August 5 via Sargent House.  See the band at Barracuda on October 8.

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Russian Circles

July 7, 2016


The release date for Russian Circles’ six full length moves ever closer.  Down below you’ll find their latest single, Mota, which is the complete opposite of Vorel, the song that came before it.  That track was a crunchy rocker, whereas the new one is a slow-building, moody piece.  I like both.  Enjoy.

:Russian Circles – Mota:

Guidance is due out August 5 via Sargent House.  See the band at Barracuda on October 8.

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Russian Circles

June 2, 2016

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While browsing around this morning I came across a new track from Russian Circles.  Apparently, they announced an album last week, and the news alluded me.  How dare it!  Anyhow, I’m really digging the first single off of their sixth full length.  It’s them sounding bigger and more confident than ever before.  Enjoy.

:Russian Circles – Vorel:

Guidance is due out August 5 via Sargent House.  See the band at Barracuda on October 8.

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Stream This

October 25, 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.


Russian Circles – Memorial
Los Campesinos – No Blues
Yamantaka / Sonic Titan – Uzu
Moonface – Julia With Blue Jeans On
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition)
Son Lux – Lanterns
Bardo Pond – Peace On Venus
Whores – Clean
Bottomless Pit – Shade Perennial
Audacity – Butter Knife
Botany – Lava Diviner (True Story)
Widowspeak – The Swamps EP
Minor Alps – Get There
Body Parts – Fire Dream
Gringo Star – Floating Out To See
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Cut Copy – Free Your Mind


Swearin’ will release Surfing Strange on November 4 via Wichita.  They play the Mohawk on December 10.

Beach Fossils’ Clash The Truth is out now.  They play Fun Fun Fun Fest next month.

Arctic Monkey’s AM is out now on Domino.

His Clancyness’ Vicious is out now on FatCat Records.

Besnard LakesUntil In Excess, Imperceptible UFO is out now on Jagjaguwar.  The band will play Red 7 on November 22.

The Creases will release the I Won’t Wait 7″ on November 11 via Rough Trade.

Spires’ Candy Flip single is out now.

Girls Names will release The Next Life EP on October 29 via Slumberland.

Jim James’ Regions Of Light And Sound Of God is out now on ATO.

I Break Horses will put out a new album early next year.

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Quickdraw: Russian Circles, Yamantaka/Sonic Titan, Deleted Scenes, Gems, Mutual Benefit

October 14, 2013


Today’s music is happy that ACL is done.  Enjoy.

:Russian Circles – 1777:  This is such an epic track.  Russian Circles can sometimes get too meaty, so it’s nice when they take a moment to remind me how expansive their sound can be.  The band will release Memorial via Sargent House on October 29.

:Yamantaka/Sonic Titan – Windflower:  I’d say that Yamantaka/Sonic Titan is a terrible name, but somehow it’s just the right fit for the way their scattered sound soars here.  You’ll be able to pick up UZU when it’s released on October 29 via Suicide Squeeze.

:Deleted Scenes – Stutter:  I’m not entirely sure what to make of this track, but I can say that I love how weird it is.  I advise that you just turn it up and see what happens.  Deleted Scenes will release a 7″ on November 5, and then they have a new full length, Lithium Burn, expected out in February via Park The Van.

:Gems – Medusa:  Admittedly, there’s a few moments here that are just cheesy enough to make you want to roll your eyes.  However, Gems’ oh so very dream pop sound is too good to pass up.  Grab the Medusa EP when it gets released on November 12.

:Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry:  I found this over at Pitchfork this weekend.  It reminds me of a lot of the indie music  (Sufjan Stevens, Annuals, etc) I was loving back when I was in my last year of college.   You can get Love’s Crushing Diamond now through Mutual Benefit’s Bandcamp page.

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

August 12, 2013


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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