18 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 9-18-14

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly dip into the pool of music news, interviews and videos that I like to call This Week In Music! Yes, in addition to the normal Pick Your Poison mp3s and Soundcloud streams, I like to toss out links to a bunch of other music-related content that I’ve found interesting or worthwhile over the course of the week. I encourage you to check some, if not all of these things out, particularly if you’re looking to waste some time. There’s plenty to see, read and hear:

Interactive Music Video: SBTRKT ft. Caroline Polachek – Look Away

Music Video: Ryan Adams – My Wrecking Ball

Apple is reportedly working on a new digital music format, in collaboration with U2

YouTube Audio Stream: Jessie Ware – Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe (ft. Miguel)

Watch a nearly hour-long interview between Dan Rather and Jack White

Music Video: Interpol – Twice As Hard

A Run the Jewels fan has started a Kickstarter to get the hip hop duo to re-record their forthcoming album with all cat noises

YouTube Audio Stream: Jose Gonzalez – This Is How We Walk on the Moon (Arthur Russell cover)

Music Video: Angel Olsen – High & Wild

Read Meredith Graves’ piece on sexism and authenticity in the music industry

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from Andrew St. James, Energy Slime, Gringo Star, Leaks, Nite Fields and Party Favor. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Flying Lotus, Lydia Ainsworth, The Pans of Being Pure at Heart, Peaking Lights and Zola Jesus, among others.

Andrew St. James – Tapes

Anushka – Atom Bombs (VIP Dub)

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages – The Corner Man

Cory Branan – The No-Hit Wonder

Energy Slime – Star on the Ground

Gringo Star – World of Spin

La Bete Blooms – TV Speak

Leaks – Underthought

Little May – Boardwalks

Nite Fields – Vacation

Party Favor – Bap U

Soledad Velez – How to Disappear
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18 Sep

Show Review: TOBACCO + The Stargazer Lilies + Oscillator Bug [Lincoln Hall; Chicago; 9/17/14]

There are some things that, no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t un-see. Images are burned into your brain for all of eternity, in many cases haunting you and giving you nightmares. It’s the sort of stuff where you want to look away, but for whatever reason are unable to do so. I had one of these such experiences at Lincoln Hall this past Wednesday night with a triple bill show of Oscillator Bug, The Stargazer Lilies and TOBACCO. Let me tell you the story of how it destroyed me mentally.


Opening the night were Chicago’s own Oscillator Bug, who have been on this tour for a little over a week but are just now getting around to playing a hometown show in celebration of their debut album Bursts of the Million. While they’re technically a quartet when performing live, pretty much all of their fractured songs and compositions are built by frontman Zaid Maxwell, who started the project because he had these sounds and melodies in his head that wouldn’t go away and wouldn’t fit with any other band or project he was working on. The results are something truly unique, though most people describe Oscillator Bug’s sound as synth psych-pop. You’ve got to find some way to sum it up concisely. To my ears though, it’s more like a sonic assault. Songs overflow with more noise than often feels sensible, yet there’s still a clear melody and strong beats propelling everything forward. While there’s a central groove to most of their songs, sound effects and synths buzz around your head at all angles to the point where sometimes it can feel like there’s a little ADHD going on with too much to try and pay attention to. Of course it’s things like that which make the record worth repeat listens, mostly so you can pick up on everything that’s going on. Meanwhile in a live setting the assault extends beyond the mere auditory and into the visual, as lights surround the band on all sides and are consistently changing in time with the music. They’re not tremendously bright though, as ample attention is also given to the projection screen behind them, which shows a variety of psychedelic imagery. The band is a highly functioning machine while performing, and Maxwell plays ringleader throughout. I’d best describe his demeanor on stage as “staccato,” which is really to say he’s moving at a mile a minute, whether that’s in his halting vocal delivery or switching back and forth between a guitars, synths, pedals and other sound manipulators. He’s a one-man wrecking ball, and his three bandmates are right there at the core because there’s so much to do. Overall, Oscillator Bug’s 25 minute set was extremely high energy, fun and just a bit nuts to experience. More than a few people standing near me commented about how impressed they were after the band wrapped up, and in no way do I disagree with that sentiment.

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Things got a little different with The Stargazer Lilies’ performance, but not in a weird or uncomfortable way. It was simply a sonic shift from the technicolor psych of Oscillator Bug into a world shrouded in muted tones and drones. The New York-based trio powered through a 40 minute set that was heavy on ambient and shoegaze melodies. It was glorious and beautiful and loud, which is really just as it should be. One of the main things I came to realize over the course of their set was that they have the word “stargazer” in their name partly because their music intends to be more uplifting than downtrodden (naturally, it’s also a type of flower). You may be inclined to gaze at the ground out of pure genre habit, but pay close enough attention to the way their songs are structured and do what you can to discern some lyrics, and suddenly there’s this positive harmony that shines through the cacophony. That’s a somewhat rare quality for a band like this to have, which is probably why they’ve been steadily on the rise over the course of the last year or so. There are two small areas in which their live show could use some improvement, and those are with the presentation and vocals. I understand that with most ambient drone-style performances the crowd is supposed to let their minds drift and internalize just about everything, but those not fully entranced may find the band’s deep lighting and projected images to be a bit boring. They’re not hyperactive like Oscillator Bug, nor are they danceable and showing crazy videos like TOBACCO (more on that in a minute). Then again, if you’re the filling in that band sandwich, there’s very little you could do that wouldn’t be perceived as boring. Aside from that, Kim Field does great work on the bass, and is equally talented behind the microphone – when you can hear her, of course. Guitars overpower everything in this style of music, but the vocals are there to function as their own gorgeous instrument and if they’re not properly mixed they’ll be completely drowned out. Field’s voice was barely audible during the songs, and the couple of times she attempted to engage in stage banter it was nearly impossible to hear and make out what she was saying. Outside of those couple of things, it was a highly enchanting set.

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The evening’s headliner was TOBACCO, but it might make more sense to call the guy “wacky tobacky” based on how much strange and offbeat humor played into his live set. Thoroughly aware that having a crowd watching a guy behind a table of buttons, knobs and laptops while lights flash can be pretty boring, one of the main elements in TOBACCO’s live show are videos projected on a screen behind him. He started his set by showing a clip of “The Jerry Springer Show,” which included a hilarious story that a guest told about finding his fiancee cheating with his best friend. From there, it was all about the weird, wild, perverse and strange, set to pounding beats and highly manipulated vocals. If you’ve heard of TOBACCO and maybe even heard his music, then that only tells one small part of this guy’s aesthetic. Music videos for songs like “Streaker” and “Super Gum” (both very NSFW) give you a much better idea of the visual and auditory madness that’s rules his set. I mean, that second video features re-edited video from an actual porno from the 80s wherein people have sex with a strange, female version of E.T.! Any newer videos that were shown during the performance, including “Streaker,” may have been shot within the last few years but had just the right tint and grain to make it look like a product of the 70s or 80s to keep with a running aesthetic and motif in the world of TOBACCO. So what you do during the set is watch the (mostly) psychologically damaging videos while dancing your ass off. Part of me wants to detail all of the figurative war crimes that my eyes bore witness to, but it’s probably better if you don’t know, just in case you want to discover and explore this box of horrors yourself. So is the TOBACCO live show worth your while? I’d liken the experience to a car crash – it may look nasty, and there’s certainly the possibility that people were hurt, but through whatever morbid Curiosity you can’t help but want to look. The man reaches into the dark recesses of your human inclination and plays around in the blood and pus. You’ll walk away feeling violated and maybe even a little offended, but some part of you also loved it and craves more. It’s incredible how close our sensations of pain and pleasure are to one another.

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17 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 9-17-14

This Wednesday’s edition of Pick Your Poison is a pretty good one. You’re not going to want to miss downloads from Baptiste Saunier, Electric Bird Noise, Mighty Mouse, Negativland and Olivver. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new tracks from Allo Darlin’, Bedhead (covering Stranglers), Holiday Mountain, Korallreven and Seekae. The Juan MacLean also remix a lovely Sharon Van Etten song, while Foals for the same for Wild Beasts.

Baptiste Saunier – Why Don’t You Come Down (ft. Benny Bizzie)

BASECAMP – Shudder (Howie Lee Remix)

Bright Lights – How You Love Me (Acoustic)

CITIZENS! – Lighten Up (Cesare Remix)

Einar Stray Orchestra – Politricks (Radio Edit)

Electric Bird Noise – The Hum of the Moon

If Thousands – Paint the Night

Mighty Mouse – That Piano Track

Negativland – Right Might

Olivver – Revvival

Rllrbll – Wyoming

Selena Garcia – Brother
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16 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 9-16-14

We’ve hit another Tuesday, where I’m once again pleased to bring you a quick rundown of artists with brand new music coming out this week. The hope is to either inform you about what’s out there, but also to maybe even remind you if one of your favorite artists is putting out something new and you simply forgot about it. So without further ado, here’s your list for this week: The Allah-Las, alt-J, The Front Bottoms, Lia Ices, Mike Doughty, My Brightest Diamond, Myrkur, Shellac and This Will Destroy You. If you’re so inspired please pick some of these records up via your favorite digital or physical retailer! Now let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison, where you can discover even more hot new music. Some key tracks you’ll want to give attention to today come from Baby Baby, Celine Neon, Desert Ships, Dream Boat, Pink Frost and Tinkerbelles. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new songs from Angel Olsen, Blood Sister, Buzzcocks, Dream Police, Lapalux, Medicine and PROM.

Altexx – GradeA

Baby Baby – Turnip

Celine Neon – Depresh

Desert Ships – Shell Shock

Dream Boat – The Rose Explodes

East Edwards – Scare Easy (Mudcrutch cover)

Eric Copeland – Uncle Sam’s Blues (Low Jack Remix)

Manic Pixi – Hangover

Pink Frost – Traitors

Strange Bodies – With You

Tinkerbelles – When Puppies Cry

Wuki – Hot
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15 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Monday 9-15-14

It’s been a minute since I’ve mentioned and actively promoted a Chicago show here on the site. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, but with summer festival season and all that brings it seemed like there weren’t a lot of bands playing shows in town that weren’t part of a 50-150 artist roster. Now that the fall concert season has all but arrived, all of those festivals are gone and we’re left with a whole lot of shows at a whole lot of venues. Case in point, this upcoming Saturday, September 20th at Schubas. Cymbals Eat Guitars are coming through town, on tour to help promote their great new record LOSE. If you’ve not listened to the band in awhile, or ever, they deserve an introduction or re-introduction as the case may be. Their sound is best described as indie rock, which can often feel more like a vague phrase with plenty of artists fallng into that category. But there’s not really any other way to categorize a band that’s kind of all over the place stylistically but in a really good sort of way. There are elements of punk, prog, metal, pop and psychedelia, where guitars play a central role. I mean, “guitars” is in their damn name! They’re most often compared to Built to Spill or Modest Mouse, which I feel largely makes sense, but once again isn’t quite all-encompassing. It’s probably best if you listen to a couple of songs such as “Warning” and “Chambers” to gain a better understanding of where this band is at in 2014. Better yet, hop on Spotify or something and stream the full record if you’re hesitant to make a purchase outright. They’re a thoroughly excellent live band as well, and should figuratively burn down the building at a small venue like Schubas. Opening for CEG will be two great local Chicago bands, Varsity and Pink Frost. The cool kids of Varsity are currently in the middle of recording their debut full length, which will be out in 2015. Earlier this year they put out a delightfully fun and catchy EP to strong critical acclaim, and have secured some great opening slots in recent months for artists like Courtney Barnett and Alvvays. Meanwhile Pink Frost will be unleashing their debut EP Traitors onto an unsuspecting world tomorrow, and their set at Schubas will serve as a release party. Their sound is best described as psych-rock with a shoegaze edge, though they remind me quite a bit of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Overall it’s a triple bill worth checking out, what with two local bands quickly on the rise and a headliner that’s just put out one of the best records of their careers. Tickets are only $14, and can be purchased here. I hope to see you at the show! Now how about the Monday edition of Pick Your Poison? There’s some strong tracks in this set from Kyle Bauder, Nights, Run the Jewels, Seyffert, Whitewash, Yes I’m Leaving and Miracles Club’s remix of a Cut Copy track. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new songs from Cold Specks (covering Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), Dan Bodan, Lee Gamble, Sea Oleena, SOS, and remixes of tracks from Caribou and Jungle.

Cut Copy – Meet Me In A House of Love (Miracles Club Remix)

Kyle Bauder – Car Wash

Nights – Last Night

Paul Cook & The Chronicles – A Real Thunderbolt (Midnight Sun Remix)

Red Traces – Spectre

Run the Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry

Seyffert – Trust Your Senses

Sister Flo – The Look

Tove Lo – Habits (Young Wolf Hatchlings Remix)

Whitewash – Logocenter

Wise Girl – So Broken

Yes I’m Leaving – Fear
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11 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 9-11-14

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly dip into the pool of music news, interviews and videos that I like to call This Week In Music! Yes, in addition to the normal Pick Your Poison mp3s and Soundcloud streams, I like to toss out links to a bunch of other music-related content that I’ve found interesting or worthwhile over the course of the week. I encourage you to check some, if not all of these things out, particularly if you’re looking to waste some time. There’s plenty to see, read and hear:

Stream a new song from EMA, “False Flag”

Music Video: Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me

The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize has been revealed

Music Video: Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979

Watch The Replacements perform “Alex Chilton” on The Tonight Show

Music Video: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Where No Eagles Fly

Here’s a full list of the gear used to record the new Aphex Twin album

Listen to The Cure covering The Beatles classic “Hello Goodbye”

Music Video: Perfume Genius – Grid

YouTube Audio Stream: Ariel Pink – Put Your Number in My Phone

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from Asante Phenix, Big Tree, Cult of Riggonia, Markus Mehr and Salme Dahlstrom. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Arca, Astronauts, etc., Clark, Little Daylight (covering David Bowie), Meatbodies, and Mr. Twin Sister, among others.

Asante Phenix – Bunnies

Big Tree – Raise the Flag

Bo Jankans – Level Up (ft. Reef the Lost Cauze & Kane Mayfield)

The Crazy Carls – To the Stars

Cult of Riggonia – Dwell Neo Dwell

Dive Index – A Person to Hide With

The Henry Millers – Posies

Markus Mehr – Gymnasium Swarms

Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Rogue Vogue Remix)

Miike Snow – Paddling Out (LoftyLows Edit)

R.O.M.I. – G.T.A.

Salme Dahlstrom – Love+Shine
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11 Sep

Riot Fest 2014: Preview Guide


Another year, another Riot Fest. It’s the 10th anniversary of this unique festival, which started as a bunch of punk bands playing at a handful of Chicago venues. Since then, it’s moved outdoors to one central location, added a carnival, and expanded its lineup significantly. This year is the biggest Riot Fest ever, with 130+ bands across 7 stages being held in a new section of Humboldt Park that’s better equipped to accommodate everything. Coincidentally this is also the first year I’ll be covering Riot Fest on the site, though be forewarned it’s going to be in a very quick and dirty fashion. This festival was built on punk spirit, and I’m going to maintain that by not writing too much and taking more time to truly enjoy myself. With other festivals like Pitchfork and Lollapalooza I get a bit more in depth and run everywhere to see as much as possible. Now that the weather is starting to turn colder and the general excitement of summer has all but worn off, I’m going to take in everything as it comes my way. Hopefully it will be a blast.

The lineup for this year’s Riot Fest is the best one yet, and points towards a bright future if they want to continue in this same vein. When it was first announced, I claimed it was the best festival lineup I’d seen in 2014, and I’m willing to stand by that assertion. There’s going to be plenty of things to see and do, so here’s a quick look at the bands and time slots you should make a priority this weekend when you’re not playing carnival games and such:
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10 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 9-10-14

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Apple made a big announcement, and once again the world collectively flipped out. People are lusting after two new iPhones and an iWatch, among other pieces of magic that were revealed. Because this isn’t a tech site, I’m not going to go into all of the details and my general (lack of) excitement about them. No, what I want to talk about is the little “added bonus” that came along with the announcement. Specifically, every single person who is on iTunes or has an iTunes account now has the new U2 record Songs of Innocence in their libraries. This was a record we didn’t know was coming, though U2 have been in the studio for a long while and were said to be debating when and where to release their new music. I guess we know the answer now – for free on iTunes. Actually, a physical version of the album will be available for purchase in October, should you be so inclined. But why would you when 500 million of your closest friends now all have personal copies they can just burn to CD or upload to their music player of choice? My thoughts on this promotional stunt are varied, so let me try to break it down as best as possible. Upon first learning I was given a new U2 record for free, my initial reaction was excitement. Not jumping up and down excitement, but more the sort like if somebody handed you $10 on the street and told you to enjoy it. I smiled, nodded, and said, “Aw, that was nice.” My reaction shortly after that was light outrage. I wanted to know how this album had been uploaded to my “cloud” without my permission. I’m sure in Apple’s Terms of Service they claim they’re allowed to do whatever they want with your account, but it almost feels like some privacy elements might have been violated. If the cloud really is so safe and secure, especially in the wake of the celebrity phone hacking scandal, then dropping a new U2 album into everyone’s libraries might imply otherwise. After I was done being outraged, my next emotion was sadness, specifically for U2. They’re all millionaires several times over and don’t need the financial windfall (or lack of one judging by album sales these days) that can come from putting new music in stores, but shouldn’t the acquisition of their new album be a choice? It seems to me that Bono and the boys insisted that choice shouldn’t exist. You’ll get the album whether you like it or not, though I suppose you don’t have to listen to it. But in their seemingly endless quest to be the world’s biggest rock band and expose themselves to the widest audience possible, giving away an album to iTunes users reeks of desperation. They knew they would never get this sort of exposure or publicity through any other means so it’s also very smart, but mostly it’s just sad. Now they’ll get to go on tour in support of the album and make another boatload of cash from that. I suppose the larger question that needs to be asked is this: Has recorded music reached such a point of devaluation that one of the biggest bands in the world is comfortable with just giving it away for free? That’s not something I want to dig into right now, because it’s time for another edition of Pick Your Poison, in which I also just give away a bunch of music for free. None of these bands are U2, but many are worthwhile anyways. Don’t miss tracks in this set from Applebottom, Flatbush Zombies & Trash Talk, Fool’s Gold, Glyphs, Grouper, Noire and Ruane Maurice. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Azar Swan, Blonde Elvis, Girlpool, Itasca, Operators, SBTRKT (ft. A$AP Ferg) and WATERS.

The Acid – Fame (Lovers Anonymous Remix)

Applebottom – Acting Kool

Flatbush Zombies & Trash Talk – Modern Mayhem

Fool’s Gold – I’m In Love

Glyphs – Shed Skin

Grouper – Call Across Rooms

Gwyneth Moreland – Pine Box Sailor

Noire – Those Days

Nooch – How Real (ft. Paul Wall)

Ruane Maurice – Lakes

Stillwave – Rich Ones (Jor Mesin Remix)

Wave Sleep Wave – Swan
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09 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 9-9-14

We’ve hit another Tuesday, where I’m once again pleased to bring you a quick rundown of artists with brand new music coming out this week. The hope is to either inform you about what’s out there, but also to maybe even remind you if one of your favorite artists is putting out something new and you simply forgot about it. So without further ado, here’s your list for this week: Busdriver, Death From Above 1979, Hiss Golden Messenger, Interpol, Justin Townes Earle, Karen O, Lemonade, Menace Beach, Sloan, Tennis, The Ukiah Drag, Tiny Moving Parts and Tricky. If you’re so inspired please pick some of these records up via your favorite digital or physical retailer! Now let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison, where you can discover even more hot new music. Some key tracks you’ll want to give attention to today come from Arum Rae, Paris Carney (covering a White Town classic), Phototaxis, The Radio Dept., Rome Fortune (ft. ILoveMakonnen) and We Are Temporary. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new songs from Francisco the Man, Greylag, SOAK, YACHT, A.G. Cook’s remix of a How to Dress Well track, Maps’ remix of an M83 classic, and Sam Smith’s new collaboration with A$AP Rocky.

Alexia Coley – Drive Me Wild (Chicky Boom Remix)

Arum Rae – Let’s Shake

Baauer & Boys Noize – Fire Like This

Faux Effet – Tanz in den Mai

Paris Carney – Your Woman (White Town cover)

Phototaxis – Please

Polica – Chain My Name (Kauf Remix)

The Radio Dept. – Death to Fascism

Rome Fortune – FriendsMaybe (ft. ILoveMakonnen)

VIRGO – ISS

We Are Temporary – Gods and Monsters

Yuzima – Bash
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08 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Monday 9-8-14

As Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek makes folk music that’s more often than not just him playing an acoustic guitar. It can be really heartfelt stuff, with rich lyrical content that results in records like Benji, which is one of 2014′s finest so far. But it also doesn’t inherently lend itself well to live performances. Unless you’re in a seated venue, where the crowd can just relax and soak in the performance, chances are if people are standing while you’re quietly strumming they’re going to become impatient and bored after awhile. So it comes as little surprise to me that Kozelek was playing a show at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh over the weekend as part of the Hopscotch Music Festival, and things suddenly took a turn for the sour. People started to talk through much of his set, and after awhile he became a bit irate, telling the crowd to “shut the fuck up” and calling them “fucking hillbillies” before threatening to walk off mid-set. Eventually he got past it and finished the show, but it was reportedly a tense few minutes and certainly didn’t earn him more respect from fans. My thoughts on the matter are twofold. First of all, if you paid money to go and see an artist that you like perform, why would you spend most of your time talking with friends or staring at your phone? That seems like a waste. I’ve been to plenty of shows both quiet and loud where people around me talk through most of the set, and more often than not it gets me angry the performer isn’t being shown more respect – especially if the show happens to be great. On the other hand, musicians and performers owe it to their fans to be entertaining and engage them with their art. If you’re paying $20 to see somebody play an acoustic guitar for 90 minutes, you don’t want to be put to sleep. If what you’re seeing just isn’t connecting with you, at least you’re there with friends to talk to. My main point is this: when you go to a live show, there’s an unwritten social contract that you enter into with the artist. If you’re respectful and pay attention, they will let you into their worlds for a bit and play songs you love. Should one half of that equation not live up to their end of the bargain, all bets are off. Artists can turn on a crowd, and a crowd can turn on an artist. It’s not something anybody wants or wishes would happen, but when it does you hope that cooler heads prevail. In spite of everything, Kozelek finished his set over the weekend. I doubt the crowd really did shut the fuck up as he requested, but he powered through anyways. Sometimes you need to bite your tongue and take the higher road in spite of your own inclinations. If he would have put down his guitar and walked off, now THAT would have been a story. Okay, let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s some strong tracks in this week-starting set that come from Katalina Kicks, Loopee, Mastodon (ft. Gibby Haynes), Monogold, Shelter Point and A Shoreline Dream. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cult of Youth, Dark Blue, Dawit Eklund, Ex Cops (ft. Ariel Pink), Sir Sly (covering Arcade Fire) and Springtime Carnivore.

Astro Tan – Geronimo (Say Nothing)

Katalina Kicks – Forever Young

Loopee – State of Mind

Mastodon ft. Gibby Haynes – Atlanta

Monogold – Holograms

Owbese x ICBM – Comatose (ft. Fleyo)

Photay – No Sass

Ronika – World Is Turning

Shelter Point – Cut Me Loose

A Shoreline Dream – King of Your Castles

A Sol Mechanic – Take It Slow

The Wans – I Can’t Fix You
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04 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 9-4-14

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly dip into the pool of music news, interviews and videos that I like to call This Week In Music! Yes, in addition to the normal Pick Your Poison mp3s and Soundcloud streams, I like to toss out links to a bunch of other music-related content that I’ve found interesting or worthwhile over the course of the week. I encourage you to check some, if not all of these things out, particularly if you’re looking to waste some time. There’s plenty to see, read and hear:

YouTube Audio Stream: Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]

Music Video: Iceage – Forever

Watch Jack White perform two songs outside a chapel in France

YouTube Audio Stream: Karen O – Day Go By

Watch Courtney Barnett cover The Breeders’ “Cannonball”

Stream Jens Lekman’s “WWJD” mixtape

Sub Pop will be releasing a Sleater-Kinney box set this October

YouTube Audio Stream: TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot

Watch Kanye West’s full set from the “Made In America” Music Festival in Philadelphia [Part 2]

YouTube Audio Stream: Julian Casablancas and The Voidz – Human Sadness

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from Autumn in June, Moxi, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sea Oleena, Sirma and Thy Slaughter. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Chaos Chaos, Institute, Kindness (ft. Kelela & Ade), Mysteries, The Neighbourhood (ft. Raury), Roomrunner and Juan MacLean’s remix of the new Zola Jesus single.

Autumn in June – IDK

The Burgeoning – Lighthouse

Eddie Cohn – Guarantee Me Love

Moxi – Hold Me

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street (Live from the Sydney Opera House)

Pr0files – Luxury (Straight A Remix)

Ramaj Eroc – My Life (ft. Parish Seyclouds, Benny Love, & David May)

Sea Oleena – A Lift (Dreams of Portugal)

Sirma – Intuition

Thy Slaughter – Bronze

Unmap – Purify (La Boum Fatale Remix)

Yulianna – Revolution
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03 Sep

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 9-3-14

It always bugs me when I’m so busy and have so much going on that I don’t even have the time to write a proper introduction to a simple Pick Your Poison post. It happened last week, and it’s happening again this week. You could say that being so busy is a positive thing, but when it prevents me from providing quality content I certainly don’t see it that way. Here’s hoping my load lightens a bit soon, so the site can start functioning at a more normal capacity. In the meantime, please enjoy today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s some strong tracks in this set from The Canyon Rays, Kryshe, Memoryy, RP Boo, Ruane Maurice and Varick. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cathedrals, Dads, Dornik, Jeezy (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Kindness, Modest Mouse and Octave Minds (ft. Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment).

The Canyon Rays – October Trees

Gabriel Conti – Have You Ever Had A Dream?

Kryshe – Africa

Kurt von Stetten – We Were So Very Wrong

Memoryy – Feels Like the First Time

Noa May – Play Me

RP Boo – RP Technic

Ruane Maurice – Peaked

Sneakout – Thought I Had It All

Speakman Sound – In Flight

Travi$ Scott – Drive (The 1975 Remix)

Varick – Boundless
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