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Quickdraw: Tancred, Broken Social Scene, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Michael Nau, Tops

May 16, 2017

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I was really looking forward to seeing Tancred next month, but all of that crazy stuff with PWR BTTM killed that tour.  Bummer.  At least I got a catchy new song though to hold me over until they can manage to make it back to Austin.


If you had asked me if Broken Social Scene were still a thing, I would have said no with a fair amount of confidence.  Yet here they are.  And they sound fantastic!  Shows what I know.  Anyhow, look out for their new album, Hug Of Thunder, on July 7.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have a new album, The Echo Of Pleasure, coming on July 14.  This first single is the best thing I’ve heard from them in a long while, and I’m saying that as a fan of their recent efforts.  Great stuff here.


This track from Michael Nau makes me want to grab my lady and slow dance around the living room.  What an infectious and warm effort.  Look for his new album, Some Twist, on June 16.


Sugar At The Gate is the name of Tops’ upcoming album, and it’ll be out on June 2.  You’re broken if their new tune doesn’t make you want to move.

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Stream This

April 3, 2015

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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

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 ➡ Toro Y Moi – What For?

Fred Thomas – All Are Saved
The Mountain Goats – Beat The Champ
Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Jessie Baylin – Dark Place
Waters – What’s Real
Weed – Running Back
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Too
American Wrestlers – Self Titled
Drenge – Undertow
Nudity – Astronomicon
Lord Huron – Strange Trails
Doldrums – The Air Conditioned Nightmare
Long Knives – This Is Your Life EP
Elsa – Never Come Down EP
Tei Shi – Verde
Temple Invisible – Enter EP
Shana Falana – Set Your Lightning Fire Free
This Is The Kit – Bashed Out

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Blur

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Stream This

October 10, 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

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 ➡ Meatbodies – Self Titled

Pompeii – Loom
Zookeeper – Pink Chalk
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
Kevin Morby – Still LIfe
Greylag – Self Titled
Useless Eaters – Bleeding Moon
The Aislers Set – How I Learned To Write Backwards
Kindness – Otherness
Stars – No One Is Lost
Inter Arma – The Cavern
Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
Dads – I’ll Be The Tornado
Obliterations – Destroy Everything
The 2 Bears – The Night Is Young
Holy Youth – Self Titled
Kittyhawk – Hello Again
Absolutely Free – Self Titled
Halasan Bazar And Tara King – 8
Museum Of Love – Self Titled

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Tune Yards

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Stream This

September 5, 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

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 ➡ Karen O – Crush Songs

Slow Magic – How To Run Away
Tennis – Ritual In Repeat
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers
Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold
The Ukiah Drag – In The Reaper’s Quarters
Robert Planet – Lullaby And … The Ceaseless Roar
Ryan Adams – Self Titled
Tricky – Adrian Thaws
Sloan – Commonwealth
Mannequin Pussy – Gypsy Pervert
Oscillator Bug – Bursts Of The Million
Rich Aucoin – Ephemeral

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Diarrhea Planet

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

July 24, 2014

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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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