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Preoccupations

June 13, 2016

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In case you missed it, Viet Cong are now known as the Chad VanGaalen-suggested Preoccupations.  This is a good thing, as the world wasn’t exactly accepting of the band’s original name, and now everyone can move on and just focus on the music.  Hooray!  Below you’ll find the first single off of their upcoming sophomore full length.  It’s dense but in a good way.  Enjoy.

:Preoccupations – Anxiety:

The band’s self titled album is due out September 16 via Jagjaguwar.  See them at the Mohawk on October 21.

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Stream This

January 24, 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 ➡ Doomtree – All Hands

Cotillon – Self Titled
Emmy The Great – S EP
The Dodos – Individ
Ty Segall Band – Live In San Francisco
Natalie Prass – Self Titled
Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
Young Ejecta – The Planet
Suburban Living – Self Titled
Invisible Familiars – Disturbing Wildlife
John Reis And The Blind Shakes – Modern Surf Classics

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Ex Hex

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Stream This

January 16, 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 ➡ Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

Viet Cong – Self Titled
Menace Beach – Ratworld
The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Amen Dunes – Cowboy Worship EP
Belle And Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
The Suffers – Make Some Room EP
Ty Segall – Mr. Face EP
Genuine Leather – Barb Wire EP
Ryan Adams – No Shadow EP
Alex Calder – Strange Dreams
Cloakroom – Further Out
Fulton Read – You & I
Jack Name – Weird Moons
Meat Wave – Brother EP

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Sleater-Kinney

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Quickdraw: The King Khan And BBQ Show, Viet Cong, Screaming Females, The Dodos, Twerps

January 12, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:The King Khan And BBQ Show – Alone Again:  It took an eternity, but The King Khan And BBQ Show have officially reunited and readied a new album.  If we’re lucky, all of the songs it will be as good as this jangly retro rocker.  Bad News Boys is due out February 24 via In The Red Records.

:Viet Cong – Silhouettes:  As of right now, my money is on Viet Cong to deliver the first great album of 2015.  They’ve got a really fantastic Wolf Parade-esque thing going on.  Look for the band’s self titled full length on January 20 via Jagjaguwar.

:Screaming Females – Criminal Image:  Here’s a meaty single from Screaming Females.  I’ll be really surprised if their upcoming album doesn’t bring in an enormous amount of new fans for them.  Rose Mountain is due out February 24 via Don Giovanni.

:The Dodos – Retriever:  San Francisco’s The Dodos will soon put out their sixth full length.  SIXTH.  Where did all the time go?  In any case, this track is a more than solid slice of indie rock.  The band will release Individ on January 27 via Polyvinyl.  See them at the Parish on February 18.

:Twerps – I Don’t Mind:  I love this 90s slacker rock throwback from Twerps.  Their upcoming LP wasn’t really on my radar, but it’s definitely there now.  Range Anxiety is due out January 27 via Merge.

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Stream This

November 21, 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 are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Ariel Pink – Pom Pom

Two Inch Astronaut – Foulbrood
Flake Music – When You Land Here, It’s Time To Return
Your Old Droog – Self Titled
Gala Drop – II
September Girls – Veneer EP
Squrl – EP #3
Sunbeam Sound Machine – Wonderer
Cursive – The Ugly Organ (Deluxe Edition)

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Run The Jewels

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Quickdraw: Trail Of Dead, Diarrhea Planet, Shivery Shakes, Viet Cong, Nothing

October 16, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – A Million Random Digits:  Just last week I noted that the upcoming Trail Of Dead album could be a really good one, but now there’s this second single and I’m just ready to say that it for sure will be.  I haven’t heard the band sound this great since 2009′s The Century of Self.  Seek out IX when it gets released on November 11 via Superball.

:Diarrhea Planet – Bamboo Curtain:  While I tend to prefer my Diarrhea Planet dialed all the way to 11, their “slower” tunes are far from bad.  Case in point, this 90s-esque pop rock tune that’s voiced by drummer Casey Weissbuch.  The Aliens In The Outfield EP is due out November 18 via Infinity Cat.

:Shivery Shakes – Recurring Dreams:  Austin’s own Shivery Shakes will soon release their debut full length, and I’m sure it’s going to be a wonderfully breezy, easily accessible pop effort.  If you haven’t already, make a note about them.  Three Waves & A Shake is due out on October 21 via Austin Town Hall/Punctum.

:Viet Cong – Continental Shelf:  If you’re like me and have been a little slow to fully come around on Viet Cong, then this song is going to completely change that.  It’s a fantastically crafted piece that I can’t seem to take off of repeat.  The band will release their self titled album on January 20 via Jagjaguwar.

:Nothing – July The Fourth:  About midway through my first listen of this shoegazey effort I couldn’t help but notice that Nothing sound like a more raw version of Whirr.  Then I realized that this track is the flip side of a split 7″ with Whirr.  I should probably go outside or something.  The Whirr/Nothing 7′” is due out November 17 via Run For Cover.

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