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Quickdraw: Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires, Cayucas, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Abram Shook, Mates Of State

April 30, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires – Sweet Disorder!:  Every time I hit play on this Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires jam, the volume creeps up a level or two higher than it was for the previous listen.  I also get the urge to grab a beer.  The Sweet Disorder! 7″ is due out July 21 via Sub Pop.

:Cayucas – Moony Eyed Walrus:  This new track from Cayucas is one of the most buoyant pop tunes I’ve come across in … well, I don’t know.  I rarely consider how buoyant a song is.  Anyhow, I dig it.  Dancing At The Blue Lagoon is due out June 23 via Secretly Canadian.  See the band at the Parish on August 9.

:Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Trevor Forever:  Here’s a catchy slice of power pop from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.  It makes me want to see the band live.  The High Country is due out June 2 via Polyvinyl.  Catch them at Holy Mountain on August 15.

:Abram Shook – Get Gone:  Leduc and I are so very ready to get our hands on Abram Shook’s sophomore effort.  The two singles released so far (that includes this song) have been total ear pleasers.  Landscape Dream is due out May 12 via Western Vinyl.  See him at the Mohawk on May 15.

:Mates of State – Staring Contest:  Mates of State’s recent show in Austin left me with such a big smile on my face.  It’s good to have them back.  The world is more tolerable when Kori and Jason are churning out charming tracks like this one.  The You’re Going To Make It EP is due out June 16 via Barsuk.

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Quickdraw: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Toro Y Moi, Soley, Hollow Sunshine, Two Sheds

March 30, 2015

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:Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Step Brother City:  While the name Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has gotten less funny/cute over the years, the band has actually gotten better and better.  This new one is energetic and infectious, and I think it may be their best song yet.  The High Country is due out June 2 via Polyvinyl.

:Toro Y Moi – Run Baby Run:  To be honest, I sort of hated this track the first time I heard it.  Then I found myself humming it a lot, and now here we are.  It’s definitely Chaz Bundick being retro in a way he never really has before (all pop, no funk).  What For? is due out April 7 via Carpark Records.

:Soley – Follow Me Down:  This atmospheric brooder from Iceland’s Soley has done a great job of reminding me that I totally like Iceland’s Soley.  Good to have her back!  Her first album since 2011′s We Sink is titled Ask The Deep, and it’s due out May 12 via Morr Music.

:Hollow Sunshine – Careful Travel:  I love a good slice of shoegaze, and that’s definitely what this is.  On a related note, the name Hollow Sunshine couldn’t possibly scream “shoegaze band” any louder.  Bring Gold will be released this summer via Iron Pier.

:Two Sheds – Get It Out:  I found this Two Sheds track over at Stereogum a few days back.  It has an odd pace to it, but I like the dramatic songwriting and Caitlin Gutenberger’s voice is great.  Assembling is due out May 26 via Crossbill Records.

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Stream This

May 2, 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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Lykke Li – I Never Learn

Curtis Harding – Soul Power
Atmosphere – Southsiders
Paws – Youth Culture Forever
Fujiya & Miyagi – Artificial Sweetners
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde – Someday World
The Horrors – Luminous
Antwon – Heavy Hearted In Doldrums
Papercuts – Life Among The Savages
Liam Finn – The Nihilist
Makthaverskhan – II
Kishi Bashi – Lighght
Gary Clark Jr. – Blak And Blu Mixtape
Doss – Self Titled EP
Secret Colours – Positive Distractions
Mystic Braves – Desert Island

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Sylvan Esso

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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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Stream This

September 13, 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

Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
Dustin Wong – Meditation Of Ecstatic Energy
Keep Shelly In Athens – At Home
LAKE – The World Is Real
Cid Rim – Mute City
MGMT – Self Titled
Elvis Costello & The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
Sebadoh – Defend Yourself
Arp – More
The Naked And Famous – In Rolling Waves
Pillars And Tongues – End-dances
Traams – Grin
HSY – Self Titled
Seams – Quarters
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Fly By Wire
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle – Friends And Family
Said The Whale – Hawaii
San Fermin – Self Titled
Body Language – Grammar

VIDEOS

Arcade Fire will release Reflektor on October 29.

Quasi will put out Mole City on October 1 via Kill Rock Stars.  The band is set to play Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Crystal Antlers will release Nothing Is Real on October 15 through Innovative Leisure.

Glasser’s Interiors is due out October 9 via True Panther.

Obits’s Bed & Bugs is out now on Sub Pop.

Franz Ferdinand recently released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action via Domino.

Deerhunters’s Monomania is out now.

Eagulls will put out the Nerve Endings 7″ on September 30.

Forest Fire’s Screens is out now on FatCat.

Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt is available now via Don Giovanni.

Jonathan Rado’s Law And Order was recently released on Woodsist.

Deer Tick’s Negativity is due out September 24 via Partisan Records.

Icona Pop are set to release This Is … Icona Pop on September 24.

Polly Scattergood will release Arrows on October 21 via Mute.

Deltron 3030 will put out Deltron 3030: Event II on October 1 via Bulk Recordings.  Catch them at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

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Quickdraw: Kitty, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Gold Lake, Pond, Edward Sharpe

June 24, 2013

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Today’s music would like for you to step things up around the office.  Enjoy.

:Kitty – Barbie Jeep:  Adult Swim’s Summer Singles Program is back, and this catchy, attitude-filled little number from Kitty is apart of it.  I think it might be time to start paying more attention to her.  Check out the other free tunes in the series here.

:Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Nightwater Girlfriend:  “For this new album, the members of SSLYBY returned to the attic where they made their debut full-length Broom.”  This is the sort of press release fodder that usually makes me roll my eyes, but I think it actually worked for these guys.  This is the most confident they’ve sounded in a long time.  Fly By Wire is due out September 17 via Polyvinyl.

:Gold Lake – We Already Exist (Helio Sequence Remix):  It’s funny how having the Helio Sequence attached to this track instantly made me want to check it out.  Perhaps they should reach out and remix more up and comers.  It could be good for the world.  Gold Lake’s We Already Exist is out now.

:Pond – Xanman:  I’m starting to think that Pond’s upcoming album might end up being one of the year’s best rock releases, especially if the rest of the effort is as thoroughly loud and jammy as this slab of psych rock.  The wonderfully titled Hobo Rocket is due out August 6 via Modular.

:Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – This Life:  This song made me feel ridiculous for thinking that I no longer cared about Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.  It’s such a beautiful, soul-filled effort.  Their self titled album is due out July 23 via Vagrant.

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