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Stream This

May 3, 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.


Still Corners – Strange Pleasures
Little Boots – Nocturnes
Dean Blunt – The Redeemer
Savages – Silence Yourself
She And Him – Volume 3
Mikal Cronin – MCII
Saskatchewan – Occasion
Sun Angles – Diamond Junk
Gyspy And The Cat – The Late Blue
Valleys – Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?
Porcelain Raft – Silent Speech EP
The Great Gatsby – Soundtrack


Dana Falconberry’s Leelanau is out now on Antenna Farm Records.

The Sword put out Apocryphon last year.

Austra will put out Olympia on June 18 via Domino.

Dan Deacon’s Konono Ripoff No. 1 7″ was a RSD release.

Kurt Vile recently released Walkin On A Pretty Daze.

Team Spirit’s self titled EP is out now on Vice Records.

Hanni El Khatib just put out Head In The Dirt via Innovative Leisure.

Coliseum just released Sister Faith on Temporary Residence LTD.

Beach Day will put out Trip Trap Attack on June 18 via Kanine Records.  They’ll play the Mohawk on June 9.

Janelle Monae will put out The Electric Lady later this year.

Empire Of The Sun’s Ice On The Dune will be released June 18 via Astralwerks.

The Eastern Sea put out Plague last year.  Sofar Sounds shot this video.

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Quickdraw: Mr Little Jeans, The Blank Tapes, Saskatchewan, Cayucas, Pure X

April 29, 2013


Today’s music meant to call you back.  Enjoy.

:Mr Little Jeans – Oh Sailor:  It seems like Mr Little Jeans has put herself in a good spot in 2013.  She was announced as part of the Iron Man 3 soundtrack (along with acts like Passion Pit and Neon Trees), and now there’s this slick single off her own upcoming full length.  The LP is expected out this summer.

:The Blank Tapes – Holy Roller:  Here’s a wonderfully jangly piece of retro pop to help get your Monday going.  The band will release Vacation on May 14 via Antenna Farm Records.  Also, if you’re in Austin,  you can see them tonight at Stubb’s with Matt Costa.

:Saskatchewan – Possession:  This dream pop effort has been stuck in my head for days.  Eventually, I’m just going to have to give in and dance in a dark corner by myself for a little while.  The band’s Occasion is due out tomorrow through Father/Daughter Records.  If you can’t wait a day, the album is streaming here.

:Cayucas – East Coast Girl:  This is a super catchy track that has made me very interested in checking out Cayucas’ debut album, Bigfoot.  If you’re with me, we’ll get our shot tomorrow when it gets released via Secretly Canadian.  Catch the band live on July 13 when they play Red 7.

:Pure X – Thousand Year Old Child:  Pure X may be from Austin, but I don’t really know much about them.  This must come to an end, especially if they’re going to keep putting out songs this good.  Crawling Up The Stairs is due out May 14.  See them at Holy Mountain on May 23.

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Quickdraw: School Of Seven Bells, Papa, Saskatchewan, Crystal Castles, Sambassadeur

November 6, 2012


Today’s music is thrilled that Austin’s festival season is over.  Enjoy.

:School Of Seven Bells – Secret Days:  This track makes me really happy.  I’ve been wanting School Of Seven Bells to get edgier instead of prettier, and this is finally them giving it a shot.  It works.  I will now become a producer (not really).  Vagrant will release the Put Your Sad Down EP on November 13.

:Papa – Put Me To Work:  I think these guys are on the verge of having all sorts of people on their bandwagon.  They’ve delivered some nice pop tracks over the last year, and now here’s this inspired effort that’s expected to show up on their new album, which will be out at some point in 2013.

:Saskatchewan – Venom:  I’ve posted a couple of tracks from Saskatchewan before, but those were charming little pop numbers.  This, however, is something entirely different.  It’s much more mature and polished.  I like it.  No word yet on when the band will release their new full length, Occasion.

:Crystal Castles – Affection:  Considering that I’ve never been a huge fan of Crystal Castles, it’s really saying something that I’ve greatly liked all three of the tracks to be released off their new album.  This intense effort may actually be my favorite.  (III) is expected out on November 12 via Universal Republic/Casablanca/Fiction.

:Sambassadeur – Memories:  This Swedish act has been absent for a bit, so it’s nice to see them back.  You can expect to love this track if you like your pop music to be retro and immaculately crafted.  Labrador will put out the Memories/Hours Away 7″ on November 20.

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