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Quickdraw: Mind Spiders, Twin Peaks, White Denim, Tangerine, Yuck

February 2, 2016


Music!  Enjoy.

:Mind Spiders – Cold:  This new one from Mind Spiders is the best post punk song I’ve heard in who knows how long.  I can’t take it off repeat.  Prosthesis is due out March 11 via Dirtnap.

:Twin Peaks – Walk To The One You Love:  Twin Peaks have assembled a third full length, and this charming garage pop number is the first single off of it.  I like how comfortable it sounds.  Down In Heaven is due out May 13 via Grand Jury.  You’ll be able to see the band at Levitation in April/May.

:White Denim – Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah):  “I need you like bacon needs eggs.”  Even if this song wasn’t a total blast of retro-enthused fun, I’d still be into it because of that one lyric.  White Denim will release Stiff on March 25 via Downtown.  You can see the band this Thursday at C-Boys Heart & Soul.

:Tangerine – Sunset:  Whenever I listen to this song two things pop into my head – “What an infectious effort!” and “Why in the world haven’t I ever paid any attention to Tangerine?”.  The Sugar Teeth EP is due out February 19 via Swoon.

:Yuck – Cannonball:  Here’s a quickie (that’s somehow not a Breeders’ cover) from Yuck.  It’s fuzzy and loud, and I’m really into it.  Stranger Things is due out February 26.

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Quickdraw: Tacocat, Yuck, Woods, Shearwater, Cross Record

January 14, 2016


Music!  Enjoy.

:Tacocat – I Hate the Weekend:  I can’t fully get behind Tacocat in regards to hating weekends, but I can give this infectious song a big thumbs up.  Lost Time is due out April 1 via Hardly Art.

:Yuck – Hearts In Motion:  Good on Yuck for not letting Daniel Blumberg’s departure in 2013 slow them down at all.  As for this track, I’m not sure vocalist Max Bloom has ever sounded better.  Stranger Things is due out February 26 via Mame Records.

:Woods – Sun City Creeps:  I’m really into this slinky new single from Woods.  On another note, I can’t believe the band is about to put out their ninth full length (their first came out in 2006).  So prolific!  City Sun Eater In The River Of Light is due out April 8 via Woodsist.

:Shearwater – Only Child:  This is a really pretty number from Shearwater.  I’m starting to feel like their upcoming album may end up being one of their best.  Jet Plane And Oxbow is due out January 22 via Sub Pop.  See the band at the North Door on February 3.

:Cross Record – Basket:  Over the break I totally went from liking to loving Austin’s own Cross Record.  You should make sure to put on headphones before you hit play on this atmospheric song.  Wabi Sabi is due out January 29 via Ba Da Bing Records.  See the band at the Mohawk on February 6.

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Quickdraw: Yuck, Diet Cig, Wild Child, Telegraph Canyon, Maximum Balloon

July 13, 2015


Music!  Enjoy.

:Yuck – Hold Me Closer:  Yuck have set free a new song to let you know they’re still awake.  It’s a lot like their previous efforts – hooky on all fronts.  The band will release a new album in early 2016.

:Diet Cig – Sleep Talk:  Right now it’s just Diet Cig who are giving Annabel a run for emo band of the year.  I mean, just listen to this song, they are so damn bitter.  The Sleep Talk/Dinner Date 7″ is due out September 18 via Father/Daughter and Art Is Hard.  See them on September 16 at the Mohawk.

:Wild Child – Fools:  Austin’s own Wild Child announced a new album last week.  If you like your pop music to be really charming and catchy, then expect to like everything about this single.  Fools is due out October 2 via Dualtone.

:Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go:  I’ve been playing this Telegraph Canyon song on my radio show, Lone Star State of Mind, over the last couple of weeks and have really fallen in love with it.  There’s just something about the way it moves that I can’t get enough of.  You From Before is due out July 31.

:Maximum Balloon – Let It Grow (Featuring Karen O And Tunde Adebimpe):  Maximum Balloon is David Sitek of TV On The Radio, and this super pleasant track is the first single off his upcoming album.  Grab headphones and get lost in it.  Sitek’s currently untitled LP is expected out later this year via Federal Prism.

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Stream This

April 18, 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.


ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Thee Oh Sees – Drop

Pink Mountaintops – Get Back
Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett
Floor – Oblation
Teen – The Way And Color
Kelis – Food
Various – Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina
Death – Death III
Fear Of Men – Loom
Various – The Space Project
Nas – Illmatic XX
Future – Honest
Dances – Whiter Sands EP


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Quickdraw: Yuck, The Echo Friendly, Molybden, Tycho, Modrag

February 24, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Yuck – Another One:  Remember when Yuck lost their frontman and we all thought they’d either completely break up or just no longer be any good?  Yeah, me either.  The Southern Skies EP will be out at some point in the coming months.

:The Echo Friendly – Fuck It And Whatever:  This track from The Echo Friendly sounds like Interpol mashed with Future Islands.  I can get behind that.  You’ll be able to grab Love Panic on May 20 via YEBO Music.

:Molybden – Woman Who Left Behind:  Dana Falconberry, Jess Williamson, Jana Horn, and now Molybden.  Austin has so many spectacular lady singer/songwriters.  See Molybden at Spider House Ballroom this Wednesday for the release of her 7″, Woman Who Left Behind.

:Tycho – Spectre:  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Tycho album.  All signs point it being rad.  Ghostly International will release Awake on March 18.  See Tycho at the Parish on May 1.

:Modrag – Oh Boy:  Here’s a catchy tune from Austin’s Modrag.  Expect to like if you appreciate garage rock and having fun.  The band is currently working on a full length album for Ronjo Records.

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Stream This

November 8, 2013


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.


David Bowie – The Next Day Extra
M.I.A. – Matangi
Latryx – The Second Album
Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas
Eminem – The Marshal Mathers LP 2
Lady Gaga – Artpop
Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Flume – Self Titled
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
Nguzunguzu – Skycell
Vaura – The Missing
Eraas – Initiation
Chris Garneau – Winter Games
Cold Beat – Worms EP
Caspian – Hymn For The Greatest Generation EP
ILLS – Hideout From The Feeders
Vaadat Charigim – The World Is Well Lost


Thao And The Get Down Stay Down just put out The Feeling Kind EP on Ribbon Music.

Chvrches’ The Bones Of What You Believe is out now.  They play Stubb’s on November 22.

Ty Segall’s Sleeper is out now on Drag City.

Yuck’s Glow And Behold is out now on Fat Possum.

Frightened Rabbit’s Pedestrian Verse is out now on Atlantic Records.

JD Samson & MEN’s Labor is out now.  They play Cheer Up Charlie’s tomorrow night.

These New Puritans put out Field Of Reeds this week via Infectious/PIAS.

White Sea recently released the They Don’t Know single.

Tim Kasher recently released Adult Film.

The HairsCall Me Mista is out now.

Owen’s L’Ami du Peuple is out now on Polyvinyl.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s Fly By Wire is out now on Polyvinyl.  They play Holy Mountain on December 7.

Night Beds’ Country Sleep is out now on Dead Oceans.

Califone’s Stitches is out now on Dead Oceans.

Weekend put out Jinx earlier this year via Slumberland.

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Stream This

September 27, 2013


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.


Yuck – Glow & Behold
Haim – Days Are Gone
Deltron 3030 – Event II
Quasi – Mole City
The Blow – Self Titled
Tape Deck Mountain – Sway
Leverage Models – Self Titled
Unwound – Kid Is Gone
Passion Pit – Constant Conversations EP
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Those Darlins – Blur The Lines
Hunters – Self Titled
Static Jacks – In Blue
Boogarins – As Plantas Que Curam
Rubblebucket – Save Charlie EP
Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
Golden Animals – Hear Eye Go
Blitzen Trapper – VII
Migrant Kids – Self Titled
Deer Tick – Negativity
Elf Power – Sunlight On The Moon
Zachary Cale – Blue Rider
Dr Dog – B-Room
Rathborne – Soft


Savages’ Silence Yourself is currently available via Matador.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently put out Fly By Wire on Polyvinyl.

Keep Shelly In Athens recently released At Home via Cascine.

Young Galaxy recently released Ultramarine through Paper Bag Records.

Foals released Holy Fire earlier this year.

Charlie XCX will put out a new album next year.

Psychic Friend’s My Rocks Are Dreams is currently available.

US Girls’ Free Advice Column EP is out now on Bad Actors, Inc.

Deptford Goth’s Life After Defo is currently available on PIAS America.

Jon Hopkin’s Immunity is out now.

Small Black’s Limits Of Desire is out now on Jagjaguwar.

Morcheeba will release Head High Up on October 14 via PIAS.

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Stream This

September 20, 2013


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.


Icona Pop – This Is … Icona Pop
Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came
Frankie Rose – Herein Wild
Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir
Islands – Ski Mask
Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day
Au Revoir Simone – Move In Spectrums
Juliette Commagere – Human
American Sharks – Self Titled
Love Inks – Generation Club
The Crooks – Hold Fast
Oh Land – Wish Bone
Matt Pond – The Threeep


White Denim will release Corsicana Lemonade on October 29 via Downtown.  They’re set for both weekends of ACL.

Black Books’ self titled album is due October 15 via Believe Recordings.

Yuck will put out Glow & Behold on September 30 via Fat Possum.

Foxygen’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is out now on Jagjaguwar.

MGMT’s self titled album is out now on Columbia Records.

Bass Drum Of Death have a self titled effort that’s out now on Innovative Leisure.  They play the Parish on October 18.

Static Jacks will release In Blue on September 30 via Old Friends Records.

Sebadoh’s Defend Yourself is out now on Joyful Noise Recordings.

Laura Veirs’ Warp And Weft is out now Raven Marching Band.

Solange’s True EP is out now on Saint Records.

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is out now.

St. Lucia’s When The Night is due October 8 via Neon Gold/Columbia.

In The Valley Below released the Peaches EP this week via Capitol Records.

We Are Scientists will release their Business Casual EP on October 15 via Dine Alone Records.

HSY just released their self titled EP on Buzz Records.

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August 15, 2013


Losing a front man is usually what most would consider to be a catastrophic event, but Yuck scratched Daniel Blumberg (now doing his own thing in Hebronix) off the lineup, tossed guitarist Max Bloom the singing duties, and then continued on like it was all just part of the plan.  Good for them.  Glow & Behold is due out October 1 on Fat Possum.  Enjoy.

:Yuck – Middle Sea:  I’m not sure it’s possible to listen to this glimmering indie rock effort and not think that maybe the change from Daniel to Max was a good one for the band.  He seems to provide them with a more versatile voice.

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Quickdraw: Divine Fits, Yuck, Grooms, ARMS, Colette

July 22, 2013


Today’s music once killed a yak from 200 yards away with mind bullets.  Enjoy.

:Divine Fits – Ain’t That The Way:  I kind of figured Divine Fits were going to be a one and done sort of project, but here they are with a new double A-side single.  The other track is good, but I think this one is great.  Grab the 12″ tomorrow via Merge.

:Yuck – Rebirth:  In case you missed it, frontman Daniel Blumberg is no longer in Yuck.  He left the band to start Hebronix, and has since been replaced by Max Bloom.  This is a well crafted effort that I really like, but it somewhat bums me out to think they may have totally ditched their 90s indie rock angle.  Expect an LP at some point later this year.

:Grooms – I Think We’re Alone Now:  One of the better things I discovered buried in my inbox over the weekend was this new song from Grooms.  It might be the best single they’ve ever put out.  Infinity Caller is due out September 3 via Western Vinyl.

:ARMS – Comfort:  Todd Goldstein (formerly of Harlem Shakes) did a lot with ARMS when he first started it up, but he’s been rather quiet the last couple of years.  Good to have him back.  This refreshing number can be found on EP2, which is due September 10 via Paper Garden Records.

:Colette – When The Music’s Loud:  I don’t know what it is about Colette, but I always love her singles.  Now excuse me, I have to get back to dancing in front of a mirror.  When The Music’s Loud is due out August 27 via Candy Talk.

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Top 50 Songs Of 2012: Part 1

November 26, 2012


The end of 2012 is drawing close, and that means it’s time to start making “best of” lists.  Below you’ll find the first part of my Top 50 Songs Of 2012.  In case you’re curious, I chose the songs from the 400+ tracks that I shared around here throughout the last 11 months.  Enjoy.

50)  :White Wires – All Night Long:  Every time I hear this pop punk gem I have to listen to the rest of their album, which is full of songs that are just as catchy.  From WWIII.

49)  :The Corin Tucker Band – Groundhog Day:  You could try to find a better voice than Corin’s, but you’d just fail miserably.  The girl can wail like no other, and I’m happy she’s been staying busy post-Sleater Kinney.  From Kill My Blues.

48)  :Bryan Scary – Ziegfield Station:  This band has long been a wonder when it comes to one-off singles that I can’t get out my head, and they kept that streak rolling in 2012 with this retro-rock track.  From Daffy’s Elixir.

47)  :Dirty Ghosts – Ropes That Way:  There was a span of about two months where I couldn’t escape this song from Dirty Ghosts.  It has such a high level of energy that it just sucks up all your attention.  From Metal Moon.

46)  :Desaparecidos – MariKKKopa:  I love that this band was able to come roaring back.  Who would have thought that Conor Oberst still had some ferocity in him?  From the MariKKKopa/Backsell 7″.

45)  :Yuck – Chew:  I may not have gotten a new album from the awesome Yuck in 2012, but I did get this fantastic one-off single.  Toss on headphones to catch all of the rather nice guitar work.

44)  :Deep Time – Clouds:  This Austin-based act (formerly known as Yellow Fever) really caught my attention with this quirky pop tune.  Not sure they’ve ever done anything catchier.  From Deep Time.

43)  :Black Bananas – Rad Times:  There’s far too much going on in this track, but I dig it anyway since it’s one of those efforts that’s just endlessly entertaining.  From Rad Times Express IV.

42)  :Maps And Atlases – Fever:  This song always manages to slap a smile on my face.  I love how upbeat and fresh it sounds.  From Beware And Be Grateful.

41)  :Miike Snow – Paddling Out:  I’ve never been much of a Miike Snow fan, but I’ve been overly attached to this track since sharing it back in January.  Watch out, as it’ll instantly make you want to dance.  From Happy To You.

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