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Stream This

October 24, 2014


From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy.


Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Lace Curtains – A Signed Piece Of Paper

Shivery Shakes – Three Waves And A Shake
Mono – The Last Dawn/Rays Of Darkness
Francisco The Man – Loose Ends
Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below
Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Ought – Once More With Feeling
His Name Is Alive – Tecuciztecatl
The Flaming Lips – With A Little Help From My Fwends
Swearing At Motorists – While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
Scott Walker And Sun O))) – Soused
French For Rabbits – Spirits
Wild Smiles – Always Tomorrow
Medicine – Home Everywhere
Daniel Lanois – Flesh And Machine



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Stream This

August 9, 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.


Chastity Belt – No Regrets
Dog Party – Lost Control
Spaceships – Cool Breeze Over The Mountains
Soft Swells – Lifeboats EP
Tree -Demons EP
The Delta Mirror – Better Unsung
Running – Vaguely Ethnic
Typhoon – White Lighter


Chvrches will put out The Bones Of What You Believe on September 24 via Glassnote.

Au Revoir Simone will release Move In Spectrums on September 24 via Instant Records.

Minks just released Tides End on Captured Tracks.

Batwings Catwings’ Whoa EP is out now on Higher Life.

Porcelain Raft will release Permanent Signal on August 20 via Secretly Canadian.

Quasimoto’s Yessir Whatever is currently available.

MGMT will put out a self titled album on September 17 via Columbia.

Caged Animals will release In The Land Of Giants on September 3 via Lucky Number.

Phosphorescent’s Muchacho is out now on Dead Oceans.

Rhye’s Woman is out now Loma Vista.

Laura Veirs will release Warp and Welt on August 20.

Portugal, The Man’s Evil Friends is out now on Atlantic.

Yo La Tengo’s Fade is out now on Matador.

Sombear’s Love You In The Dark is out now.

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Quickdraw: LADY, Cloud Control, Minks, Soft Swells, Carly Rae Jepsen

July 29, 2013


Today’s music once had a weird night in Tijuana.  Enjoy.

:LADY – Tell The Truth:  To be honest, I wasn’t too impressed with this song the first time I heard it.  After a couple of listens, though, I think I see what LADY is going for, and I approve.  Quality soul music here, friends.  Grab their self titled debut now on Truth And Soul Records.

:Cloud Control – Scar:  This soaring pop tune is just dramatic enough for me to easily picture it playing over a montage of pretty people contemplating the complicated relationships that make up their lives.  So there’s that.  Cloud Control will release Dream Cave on September 17 via Votiv.

:Minks – Margot:  I really like this song.  It has such a wonderfully layered sound, and I appreciate that it favorably reminds me of Crystal SkullsMinks will put out their sophomore effort, Tides End, on August 6 via Captured Tracks.

:Soft Swells – Lifeboats:  Despite the fact that Soft Swells are on an Austin-based label that I have a lot of respect for, I’ve never been much of a fan.  With that being said, this song comes off as too inspired for me to not dig it.  The Lifeboats EP is out tomorrow via Modern Outsider.

:Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Saint Pepsi Edit):  I found this piece of electronic wizardry over at Stereogum yesterday, and I pretty much haven’t been able to stop listening to it.  The kids call it vaporwave, but that’s so silly that I’m ashamed I even typed it.  By the way, the vocals in this track are actually Carly’s.  How crazy is that?  Follow Saint Pepsi on Bandcamp.

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