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Stream This

August 1, 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 come out, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Spoon – They Want My Soul

Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
The Rosebuds – Sand + Silence
Willis Earl Beal – Experiments In Time
Naomi Punk – Television Man
Twin Peaks – Wild Onion
Christopher Denny – If The Roses Don’t Kill Us
Mozart’s Sister – Being
The Number Ones – Self Titled
Adult Jazz – Gist Is
EDJ – Self Titled
Amanda X – Amnesia
Alison May – Loved/Dark


Karen O

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Throwback Thursday: The Raveonettes

July 24, 2014


Oddly enough, I actually decided on Monday that The Raveonettes would be the subject of this week’s Throwback Thursday. I’d like to say I knew there were about to surprise drop a new album and make my decision as relevant as possible, but I didn’t.  I’ll just have to chalk it up to Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo doing me a solid.  Anyways, let’s get on with going all the way back to 2003′s Chain Gang Of Love, an album that I listened to repeatedly when it first came out.  For some reason at that time I was fascinated with how the LP was recorded in B flat major.  I also was rather obsessed with That Great Love Sound, which I still think is one of The Raveonettes’ best songs.  Other tracks on the album that I really love include Let’s Rave On, Chain Gang Of Love, and New York Was Great.  Enjoy the flashback.

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Quickdraw: The Rentals, The Unicorns, TOPS, Slow Magic, The Raveonettes

July 24, 2014


Music!  Enjoy.

:The Rentals – 1000 Seasons:  It took 15 years, but The Rentals have finally rallied up a third full length.  Feel free to rejoice and to stop shaming band leader Matt Sharp.  On a related note, this first single is total indie rock goodness.  Lost In Alphaville will be out August 25 via Polyvinyl.

:The Unicorns – Rocketship (Daniel Johnston Cover):  And next up for a comeback, The Unicorns!  I’m all about this act reforming, as they’ve long been a favorite of mine.  Here’s hoping they decide to craft some new material and not just put out previously unreleased stuff (like this cover).  The reissue of Who Will Cut Your Hair When We’re Gone? is due out July 29.

:TOPS – Way To Be Loved:  I’m not too familiar with Montreal’s TOPS, but I’m really liking this indie pop tune of theirs.  I’ll have to make a note to check out their upcoming album.  The band will release Picture You Staring on September 2 via Arbutus.

:Slow Magic – Hold Still:  This track has put the upcoming Slow Magic LP on my anticipated list.  By the way, there’s a total “wait for it” element at play here, so be sure to stick with the song until the sexiness comes in at the end.  How To Run Away is due out September 9 via Downtown Records.  See Slow Magic at Holy Mountain on September 17.

:The Raveonettes – Sisters:  Because why the hell not, The Raveonettes just up and dropped a new full length this week.  This song (the lead single?) has the fuzz really turned up, and that has me hoping that Pe’ahi is nothing but a big wall of noise.  I can’t wait to have some time to check it out.

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