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Conner

September 1, 2015

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Conner Youngblood

For years I haven’t been paying any sort of attention to Conner Youngblood.  Not on purpose, I don’t think.  I just never managed to actually get around to listening to him.  My mistake.  Yesterday I spent some time with his fantastically lush new single, Stockholm, and what I found is that it’s just good enough [...]

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twostep

August 31, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Two Step (Noah)

The Impression: The pull quote on the poster the nice PR person sent me is from the New York Times and it reads, “Two Step is a nasty, flawlessly acted little gem.” I like good acting and nasty things, so I guess, well, I’m down. The Reality: Two Step is a film about the shitty, [...]

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QuickdrawF

August 31, 2015

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Quickdraw: Mos Def, Giraffage And Slow Magic, Small Black, The Mantles, Speedy Ortiz

Music!  Enjoy. :Mos Def – Sensei On The Block (Featuring Ski Beatz):  Oh man.  This track is old school Mos Def, and I just love the hell out of it.  Let’s get him to ditch that whole Yasiin Bey thing so that he can get back to being rad full-time.  The Sensei On The Beat [...]

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KKOF

August 28, 2015

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Kool Keith And L’Orange (Noah)

When I started writing for Side One Track One a million years ago, I think I was hip. Not totally hip, but you know, savvy enough to understand my phone and to spend way too much time scouring the internet, and my own inbox, for new music to turn on a whole wave of people [...]

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Digging-For-Fire-Movie-Header-Image-630x400

August 28, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Digging For Fire (Noah)

The Impression: I’ve never watched a Joe Swanberg flick before but, because Joe Swanberg is a prolific man who makes movies like other people use the bathroom, there’s a lot written about his films. The pros, the cons, the impressive amount of – it’s all there. So I feel like I’ve seen a Joe Swanberg [...]

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no-escape-owen-wilson

August 27, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: No Escape (Noah)

The Impression: I’m always wary of films that star famous people (here Owen Wilson and Lake Bell) but have had absolutely zero hype on the interwebs. Not that every film needs or benefits from hype, just that it’s strange that you spend all this money to get pretty faces in your movies and then you [...]

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Proto

August 27, 2015

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Protomartyr

I wasn’t able to fully get into Protomartyr’s last album, Under Color of Official Right (2014), but for whatever reason their new stuff is clicking with me and I’m really excited to hear their upcoming (and third overall) LP.  Below you’ll find both their new single and the one that preceded it.  Be warned, the [...]

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ShowOTWF

August 26, 2015

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Show Of The Week

There are some big, attractive shows set for this week – 101X Homegrown Live tomorrow night, Belle And Sebastian and Mos Def on Friday, the Lonestar Beer Texas Heritage Festival on Saturday – but my main recommendation is that you focus on heading to Hotel Vegas on Saturday night.  There are five bands – FIVE! [...]

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Mistress_America_still

August 26, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Mistress America

The Impression: Noah Baumbach’s latest stars Greta Gerwrig and seems to be about what all of his movies are about – people trying to find their way in this crazy world.  I’m good to go as long as it’s more While We’re Young than Frances Ha. The Reality: Recently I saw The End Of The [...]

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we-are-your-friends-poster-zac-efron-trailer

August 26, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: We Are Your Friends

The Impression: We Are Your Friends features Zac Efron as a young fella doing his best to make it as a DJ.  It looks ridiculous. The Reality: If you’re a fan of movies that aren’t really about anything, then We Are Your Friends is going to impress the hell out of you.  Cole Carter (Zac [...]

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PT

August 25, 2015

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Pony Time

After a long day at work yesterday, I wobbled home, opened up my SOTO inbox and crawled through a bunch of emails until I got to one that had an actual song attached.  This selection turned out to be Pony Time’s new single, a scuzzy rock track that I promptly became hung up on and [...]

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QuickdrawF

August 24, 2015

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Quickdraw: Expert Alterations, Woolen Men, Shannon And The Clams, Computer Magic, Maserati

Music!  Enjoy. :Expert Alterations – The Past And You:  This instantly likeable track is one of the more endearing pop efforts that I’ve come across in 2015.  Can’t wait to hear more off of Expert Alterations debut LP, You Can’t Always Be Liked, which is due out October 30 via Kanine. :Woolen Men – Life [...]

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K

August 21, 2015

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Kiiara

Mr. Gross had something come up and had to bow out of doing a Sad Bastard Music mix today, so in his place I’m going to yell at you about Kiiara.  The kid (she’s only 20) has now put out three singles (the new tune, Feels, is today’s mp3, and the previous two, Gold and [...]

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hitman

August 20, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Hitman: Agent 47

The Impression: Xavier Gens and Timothy Olyphant failed at making a good Hitman movie in 2007, but Aleksander Bach and Rupert Friend are going to get it right in 2015.  Or probably not.  Nothing about this reboot looks good. The Reality: Let’s just get down to it, Hitman: Agent 47 is an awful film.  The [...]

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DC

August 20, 2015

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Diet Cig

Diet Cig continue to be one of my favorite new things to come out of 2015.  I love the EP, Over Easy, that they released earlier this year, and their new 7″ is also a fantastic listen (new track is below, the other one is here).  Their songs are infectious, and I really dig Alex Luciano’s [...]

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