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Stream This

April 12, 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

Charlie XCX – True Romance
The Thermals – Desperate Ground
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
White Fence – Cyclops Reap
The Shouting Match – Grownass Man
Iron And Wine – Ghost On Ghost
The Flaming Lips – The Terror
Jonny Fritz – Dad Country
Born Ruffians – Birthmarks
Tera Melos – X’ed Out

VIDEOS

Radical Dads will release Rapid Reality on May 21 via Uninhabitable Mansions.

Fol Chen’s The False Alarms is out now on Asthmatic Kitty.

STRFKR’s Miracle Mile is out now on Polyvinyl.

JJUUJJUU are all set to play Austin Psych Fest.

Gliss have an album out on Modern Outsider titled Langsom Dans.

Cold War Kids recently released Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

Kids On A Crime Spree’s Creep The Creeps 7″ is out now on Slumberland.

Doldrums’ Lesser Evil is out now.  They will play Austin Music Hall on April 21 with Crystal Castles.

Cloud Cult’s Love is out now.

Matthew Squires And The Learning Disorders have an album out now called How To Combust Your Life.

Akron/Family will release Sub Verses on April 30 via Dead Oceans.

The Treetop Flyers will release The Mountain Moves on June 25 via Partisan.

Palma Violets have an album out now on Rough Trade titled 180.

Eleanor Friedberger will release Personal Record on June 4.

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Quickdraw: The Thermals, Mikal Cronin, Frank Smith, Beach Day, Jonny Fritz

April 1, 2013

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Today’s music found all of the eggs this weekend.  Enjoy.

:The Thermals – The Sunset:  You have to love how consistent the Thermals are.  I don’t think they could make a song without a great hook and the perfect amount of fuzz even if they wanted to.  The band will release Desperate Ground on April 16 via Saddle Creek.

:Mikal Cronin – Weight:  There’s an artist ready to claim the world, and his name is Mikal Cronin.  If you’re not already on his bandwagon, then be sure to use this indie rock gem as an excuse to climb on.  The highly anticipated MCII is due out May 7 through Merge.

:Frank Smith – Chewing Glass:  Lately the name Frank Smith has been all over the place, and that’s definitely a good thing.  The local group (it’s not just a guy named Frank Smith) has a lot of quality rock tracks that deserve some attention.  Nineties is due out tomorrow.  You can catch the band at Holy Mountain with East Cameron Folkcore, Growl, and the Preservation on April 13.

:Beach Day – Beach Day:  I love my lady-lead retro pop, and that’s exactly the sort of music that Beach Day churns out.  I’m assuming this means the band and myself will probably end up being best friends.  You’ll be able to snatch up Trip Trap Attack on June 18 via Kanine Records.

:Jonny Fritz – Goodbye Summer:  Are you guys loving Jonny Fritz yet?  You should be.  Everything about the guy comes off as authentic, which is somewhat of a rare treat these day.  The rather properly titled Dad Country is due out on April 16 via ATO Records.

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Stream This

March 22, 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

The Strokes – Comedown Machine
In The Valley Below – Hymnal EP
Julian Lynch – Lines
Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
Wavves – Afraid Of Heights

VIDEOS

Sigur Ros will put out Kveikur on June 18 via XL Recordings.  Catch them at the Cedar Park Center on April 10.

The Thermals will release Desperate Ground on April 16 via Saddle Creek.

Rilo Kiley will release rkives on April 2 via Little Record Company.

Generationals will release Heza on April 2 via Polyvinyl.

S. Carey recently teamed up with Arco Sessions for this track.

Noah And The Whale will release Heart Of Nowhere on May 6.

The Holydrug Couple’s Nocturnal is out now Sacred Bones Records.

Golden Grrrls just released their self titled album via Slumberland Records.

My Jerusalem released Preachers last year.

Legs will release Pass The Ringo on April 23 via Loglady Records.

The Men’s New Moon is out now on Sacred Bones Records.

Feeding People’s Island Universe is available now.

British Sea Power will release Machineries Of Joy on April 2 via Rough Trade.

The Joy Formidable put out Wolf’s Law back in January.  They play Emo’s East on April 30.

Django Django put out their self titled album last year.

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The Thermals

February 14, 2013

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The Thermals are set for a big year.  Their first three albums will be reissued via Sub Pop on March 5, they’ll be all over SXSW, and then on April 5 the band will release Desperate Ground through their new label, Saddle Creek.  All of that will surely be stellar.  Hear a new track below.  Enjoy.

:The Thermals – Born To Kill:  I thought this trio’s last album was a bit bloated, so it was a relief when this single turned out to a be fuzzy burst of fun.  Here’s hoping all of the upcoming LP features this scaled back sound.

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