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Quickdraw: FIDLAR, Chvrches, Yacht, Lemonade, Battles

August 17, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:FIDLAR – Drone:  I can’t wait for the new FIDLAR album.  Those guys don’t know how to make anything that’s not noisy and fun (as further proved by this catchy new single).  Too is out September 4 via Mom + Pop.  See the band at ACL in October.

:Chvrches – Never Ending Circles:  Here’s the latest anthemic pop effort from Chvrches.  I like it, but that’s probably because it sounds a whole lot like Recover.  If it ain’t broke don’t fix it?  Every Open Eye is due out September 25 via Glassnote.  See the band at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

:Yacht – I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler:  Yacht love a good concept, so I’m not surprised that their new album is a “sweeping and visionary critique of the 21st century.”  This first single is a bit heavy handed on the songwriting side of things, but you’ll probably be too busy dancing to notice.  I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler is due out October 16 via Downtown.

:Lemonade – Dancer On The Shore:  Every time I listen to this song I totally zone out.  It’s a rather dreamy, hazy effort, and I just want to kick back somewhere while it drifts along in the background on repeat.  No word yet on when Lemonade’s next album will arrive.

:Battles – The Yabba:  You know what?  This song is 1,000 times more listenable than Tyondai Braxton’s solo stuff that he put out this year.  They never needed him anyway!  Battles’ La Di Da Di is due out September 18 via Warp.  See them at the Mohawk on October 14.

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Yacht

November 13, 2014

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To be honest, I haven’t been particularly fond of the various Yacht songs that have come out over the last couple of months.  I wouldn’t say any of the tunes have been legitimately bad, they just haven’t been the kind of stuff to catch and hold my attention.  Normally if I don’t care for a release’s singles, I just skip the whole thing and wait for the the band to do something else, but I really like Yacht so I went ahead and gave the latest single from their EP a shot.  It’s pretty great (of course).  The song is said to be a tribute to science fiction writer J.G. Ballard, which is neat and all, but I mostly dig it for its 80s-stylings.  Enjoy.

:Yacht – Terminal Beach:

The Where Does The Disco? EP was released this week via Downtown Records.

Bonus Video:

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Stream This

January 17, 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 WEEKWarpaint – Self Titled

Abram Shook – Sun Marquee
Crushed Stars – Farewell Young Lovers
I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro
Feathers – Only One EP
The Hidden Cameras – Age
Girl Trouble – Hit It Or Quit It
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Against Me – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Gem Club – In Roses
Jeremy Jay – Abandoned Apartments
Alcest – Shelter
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchesta – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Ages And Ages

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