01 Jul

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 7-1-15

Welcome to July! That holiday weekend is getting closer and closer. Celebrate a bit with today’s Pick Your Poison. Enjoy tracks from Bellwire, House of Blondes, Jet Trash, Meghann Wright and We Came From Wolves. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Beach House, Blood Orange, DonMonique (ft. Slayter & Danny Brown), Helado Negro, ON AN ON, Prince, Puro Instinct, The Walters and YAWN.

Bellwire – Time Out

A Billion Lions – Doomsday Babies

House of Blondes – First of July

Jet Trash – Baby C’mon

Livin Joy – Don’t Stop Movin (Sonus Remix)

Meghann Wright – Cocaine

Monks of Mellonwah – Even When It Burns

We Came From Wolves – Glasgow Stranger
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30 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 6-30-15

There are some fun tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison that I hope you’ll really enjoy. Don’t miss cuts from Broke Royals, The Delay in the Universal Loop, Jesse Payne, Owen Pallett and Tearjerker. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Blank Realm, High Rule, Jess Penner, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, Raw Meat, The Road Chief (aka Mark McGuire), Toro y Moi, Ty Dolla $ign (ft. Future & Rae Sremmurd) and Wavves x Cloud Nothings.

Broke Royals – This Time

The Delay in the Universal Loop – How Does It Feel to Be the Eternal Youth of the 7th Universe?

The Heart Strings – Beautiful Abyss

Jesse Payne – Ravens

Julian King – No Strings

Killing Kuddles – Sinking Ship

Owen Pallett – The Phone Call

Tearjerker – Perfect
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29 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-29-15

Shake away some of those Monday blues with the knowledge that 4th of July weekend will be here soon enough. Also maybe enjoy some tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison. Great stuff includes Memory Maze, Philly Swain (ft. Christina Milian & YG), Reverieme and Sentinel. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Abra, Air Waves, Arkells (covering Tobias Jesso Jr.), Frog Eyes, Nero, Samantha Urbani, The Sediment Club, Tijuana Panthers and St. Lucia’s remix of a Joywave cut.

Dark Drake – Scare

Love at First Sound – 24/702

Memory Maze – Wounded Eyes

Milo McMahon – Caveman

Omdose – BOCCACCIO

Philly Swain – Slow Down (ft. Christina Milian & YG)

Reverieme – Plankton

RIVE – Open Road

Sentinel – Counting Stars
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26 Jun

This Week in Music: 6-26-15

Every Friday, instead of sharing downloads and Soundcloud streams, we take a quick look back at the many other music-related things that happened this week in a segment that’s appropriately called “This Week in Music.” If there was a great or noteworthy music video that was released, it’ll be featured here. If an artist gave a particularly noteworthy interview, that might pop up in the links below. The same goes for interesting articles related to music, documentaries about bands, and just generally whatever might strike my fancy. If you’ve got something fun or important related to an artist that you think should be mentioned here, shoot me an email! All the information you need is in the sidebar on the right. So here’s this week’s wrap-up. Click the links below, and you’ll be off!

Watch a trailer for Damon Albarn’s Alice In Wonderland-inspired stage musical wonder.land

Watch a Pitchfork short documentary on Tobias Jesso Jr.

Chance the Rapper will star in a murder mystery movie called Slice

Music Video: Tinashe – Cold Sweat

Watch a 40-minute interview with St. Vincent (Annie Clark)

Music Video: Raury – Devil’s Whisper

Free download: Nicolas Jaar’s “alternate soundtrack” Pomagranates

Watch a trailer for Disclosure’s forthcoming album Caracal

Read Killer Mike’s essay about the Confederate flag

YouTube Audio Stream: The Chemical Brothers ft. St. Vincent – Under Neon Lights

25 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-25-15

Cheers to the forthcoming weekend, our last in June for 2015. Long may it reign. There’s some nice treats in today’s Pick Your Poison, specifically from Kissing Party, Pearl Charles, Pesky! and Telegraph Canyon. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Best Girl Athlete, Daniel Pearson, Future, Idjut Boys, Nervosas, Raw Fabrics, Toro y Moi (ft. Kool A.D. & SAFE), Veruca Salt, plus Pete Rock’s remix of a Panda Bear track.

Elohim – She Talks Too Much (Become Remix)

JBAG ft. Shindu – Everybody (Come On)

Kissing Party – Justine

My Dead Air – Holding On

Pearl Charles – You Can Change

Pesky! – Keep Me

The Phantom Sound – Get to Me

Pictureplane – Hyper Real (Jerome LOL Remix)

Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go
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24 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 6-24-15

There are some fun, summery tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison that you’ll want to check out. Specifically, downloads from Buku, Deceptikon, Kitty and Lightouts are quite worth your time. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Advance Base, Atlas Genius, Blackheart Honeymoon, Deer Tick (covering The Hold Steady), HI-LO, Lupa J, Mas Ysa and Paige Young, among others.

Buku – Laugh Track

Deceptikon – From Time From Time

Diego Davidenko – I and You

Kidcat Lo-Fi – Hate Summer

Kitty – Drink Tickets

Lightouts – More Than Ever

Mincer Ray – Man Behind Tree

Nick de la Hoyde – By My Side

Red Traces – EVENET (Alex Zelenka Remix)
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23 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 6-23-15

Today’s edition of Pick Your Poison features some quality tracks from DIV I DED, Erik Nilsson, Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, Twin Ponies and Twin Within. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Beach Baby, Dam-Funk, Farao, Heathered Pearls, Kisses, Lauryn Hill (covering Nina Simone), Monogold and White Reaper.

DIV I DED – Late Awakening

Erik Nilsson – On and Onward

Gavin Turek – Don’t Fight It (starRo Remix)

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers – The Garden

Life Size Maps – Strange Obsession (Millionyoung Remix)

Lodato – Check It Out

Matt McIntosh – Around

Twin Ponies – Merciless & Masculine

Twin Within – Bernie
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22 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-22-15

Happy Day After Father’s Day! It’s otherwise known as Monday. If you’re a father, I hope your Sunday was grand. If you’re not a father, Maury Povich may want to speak with you about that. I kid, I kid. Let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison, shall we? There’s some delightful tracks in this set from Animal Reporters, HoneyChrome, James Mackenzie and Stars of the Lid. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Brendan Dalton, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell (of Band of Horses) covering Talking Heads, Janet Jackson, Karmin, OD, Slime, Tink and Widowspeak, among others.

Adrien Reju – Last Call

Animal Reporters – Castaway Joe’s

Big Sean – One Man Can Change the World (RII Remix)

Blue Kassette – Red Sun, Yellow Moon

Caribou ft. Jessy Lanza – Second Chance (LOVESKILLS G-Mix)

Diego Davidenko – Where the Sky Is Infinite

Fizzy Blood – Black Sheep

HoneyChrome – Machine

James Mackenzie – Maybe

Stars of the Lid – December Hunting for Vegetarian Fuckface
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19 Jun

This Week in Music: 6-19-15

Every Friday, instead of sharing downloads and Soundcloud streams, we take a quick look back at the many other music-related things that happened this week in a segment that’s appropriately called “This Week in Music.” If there was a great or noteworthy music video that was released, it’ll be featured here. If an artist gave a particularly noteworthy interview, that might pop up in the links below. The same goes for interesting articles related to music, documentaries about bands, and just generally whatever might strike my fancy. If you’ve got something fun or important related to an artist that you think should be mentioned here, shoot me an email! All the information you need is in the sidebar on the right. So here’s this week’s wrap-up. Click the links below, and you’ll be off!

Music Video: Future Islands – A Song for Our Grandfathers

Check out the set times for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival

Music Video: Beirut – No No No

Watch Wilco cover Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” as part of their Every Other Summer documentary

Music Video: Refused – Dawkins Christ

Watch Billy Corgan perform a three-minute medley of every song on The Smashing Pumpkins’ album Gish

Music Video: Foals – What Went Down

Download Titus Andronicus’ mixtape of demos, live recordings and rarities from their forthcoming album

Music Video: Mac DeMarco – Another One

The Long List for the Polaris Music Prize has been revealed

18 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-18-15

Ah, Thursday. We’re almost to the weekend! The anticipation is even stronger during the summer months, I think. There’s some good energy tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison to help you make it through the next couple of days, including ones from Baron Bane, Little Wolves, Purple, Snowbride, swim good x Merival and Zervas and Pepper. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from 45 ACP, Alessandro Cortini, Emmy Wildwood, Little May, Mercury Rev, Say Hi, Steven A Clark, Thundercat and Wolkoff x The Hood Internet.

Baron Bane – Fire Play

The Black Sun’s Darling – This One’s For You

Little Wolves – Home

n. Lannon – Another Love

OHIOAN – Pissing at Will

Purple – Let Me Stay

Snowbride – Breathing Neon, My Sweet

swim good x Merival – since u asked

Totally Mild – Move On

Zervas and Pepper – Foolish Dreamer
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17 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 6-17-15

Your mid-week edition of Pick Your Poison features some interesting and fun tracks from Cherry Glazerr, Cusses, I Am The Albatross, Moon Boots and My Pleasure. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Bizzarh, The Dear Hunter, D.R.A.M., Emergency Tiara, EZTV, Lazyeyes, Mountain Language, Parquet Courts and Wild Ones.

Adam Cleaver – The Salt Mine

Cherry Glazerr – Sip ‘O Poison

Cusses – Sally and Her Tassels

HiRollers – Pulse of Summer

I Am The Albatross – Port City

Irregular Expression – Dogma (ft. WTCHCRFT)

Moon Boots – Magic

My Pleasure – Haunted House

Noire – Just Like Honey
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16 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 6-16-15

Before we get started, a quick congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, who last night took home their third Stanley Cup in six years! This isn’t a sports site, but it is a Chicago one, so that’s about all anyone can talk about in my world today. As for everyone else, there’s some tasty tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison to enjoy. Allow me to recommend cuts from Empire Machines, Errant Boy, Jet Trash, Ryder Bach and Stereodyssey. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Baio, Calvin Love, The Dirty Blonde, Double Duchess (covering Grace Jones), Escapists, The Holydrug Couple, Little Boots, The Radio Dept. and Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi).

Denim Snakes – Many A Truth Sung in Jest

Empire Machines – The Plan

Errant Boy – Imaginary Song

Hannah Cohen – Lilacs (Hidden Fees Remix)

Jet Trash – Photography Is Over

Kapil Seshasayee – Host

Ryder Bach – Two Things

Stereodyssey – Blissful Thinking

Tiiidal – Meridian
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15 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-15-15

Well, it’s a Monday, which is never great. But there’s a big time hockey game on tonight, which could turn out really great for my fellow Chicago fans. Let’s bring the mood up a bit with today’s Pick Your Poison, shall we? There’s some good downloads in this set from Hot Since 82, Summer Fiction, Superpoze, Sy Jones and Without. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Ana Sia x Ellie Herring, Astronauts etc., Ausmuteants, Bodies Be Rivers, London O’ Connor, N.A.S.A. (ft. Lizzo), Ron Flieger, Smokey and Weaves.

The Code – Blue Ocean Floor (Justin Timberlake cover)

Hot Since 82 – Voices

Mynth – Friends

The Palms – Push Off

Pineapple – RVLTN (La Royale & Yesco Remix)

Summer Fiction – Perfume Paper

Superpoze – Ten Lakes

Sy Jones – Storm

Without – VYZA
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12 Jun

This Week in Music: 6-12-15

Every Friday, instead of sharing downloads and Soundcloud streams, we take a quick look back at the many other music-related things that happened this week in a segment that’s appropriately called “This Week in Music.” If there was a great or noteworthy music video that was released, it’ll be featured here. If an artist gave a particularly noteworthy interview, that might pop up in the links below. The same goes for interesting articles related to music, documentaries about bands, and just generally whatever might strike my fancy. If you’ve got something fun or important related to an artist that you think should be mentioned here, shoot me an email! All the information you need is in the sidebar on the right. So here’s this week’s wrap-up. Click the links below, and you’ll be off!

Watch Sufjan Stevens perform unreleased song “Harsh Noise”

Music Video: Bjork – Black Lake

Watch select Bonnaroo performances live all this weekend

Music Video: Mew – The Night Believer

RIP legendary jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman

YouTube Audio Stream: Health – Stonefist

The global album release Fridays begin starting July 10th

Music Video: Vic Mensa – U Mad (ft. Kanye West)

Chance the Rapper has curated a concert for Chicago teens

Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Wilco documentary Every Other Summer

11 Jun

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-11-15

The final edition of Pick Your Poison before the weekend includes some quality downloads from Gemini Club, Gene Serene, Kissing Party, Robbie Flanagan and Sleepy Hahas. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Heather Woods Broderick, I’lls, Jacco Gardner, Keys N Krates (ft. Katy B), Mikael Seifu, Natalic McCool and Wolf Alice, among others.

Adam Hill – Three Hundred Miles

Chris London – Stare

Gemini Club – Fret & Regret

Gene Serene – Hazza

Kissing Party – Trash

Ki:Theory – If You Don’t Care / Fake It

Robbie Flanagan – Write Back

Sleepy Hahas – Deep River

Tiny Rhymes – Arrows
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