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Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-10-19

It’s been a minute since we last heard from Bad Books, so you could say it’s nice to hear they’re back with a new song (available below). Former Majical Cloudz vocalist Devon Welsh also has something new in the works, and the first single “Faces” is quietly powerful stuff. And while I’ve somewhat struggled to connect with music from LP in the past, I’m really enjoying her latest song. You can find even more after the jump, including tracks from BabyJake, deM atlaS (ft. Atmosphere), Dominic Fike, Kash Doll (ft. Lil Wayne), Kiana Lede, Lipphead, TJ Porter, and more.

Bad Books – UFO

Devon Welsh – Faces

LP – Shaken

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-6-19

Days like today make it super fun to assemble a fresh edition of Pick Your Poison. There’s so much great new music being released that I’m excited to share it with you! That includes a cover of Kesha’s praying by artist to watch Sir Babygirl, who accompanied the track with an essay about how the song helped her through a particularly rough time dealing with trauma and abuse. There’s also the return of Tei Shi, who changes things up by moving from synth pop into something a bit quieter and more bossa nova in style. Then Chicago’s own Whitney unveil their first new single after a couple of years away from the spotlight. Great to hear them back in action and sounding like their effortlessly smooth selves. You can find plenty more music after the jump, including tracks from Aan, GoldLink (ft. Tyler, The Creator & Jay Prince), Jon Bourney, Mirrorball, Slotface, Tunde Olaniran, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Yung Bae, and more!

Sir Babygirl – Praying (Kesha cover)

Tei Shi – A Kiss Goodbye

Whitney – Giving Up

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Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 6-5-19

The full list (well, minus 2-3) of Lollapalooza aftershows has been released. If you’re not familiar with Lolla aftershows, they are a series of concerts that take place at various Chicago venues each night after the festival wraps up at 10pm. They typically go late into the evening and feature artists performing in much smaller settings than they normally would. For example, Death Cab for Cutie will be playing an aftershow at Metro, which has a capacity of about 1,100 people. You can check out the full list below, and if you’re interested, tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday at 10am CT.

You can find Japanese Breakfast at Lollapalooza this year, and also playing an aftershow at Lincoln Hall. She’s also recorded a cover of the Tears for Fears classic “Head Over Heels” that’s part of today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. Other highlights today come from artists to watch Haybaby and Stef Chura. Please look into their music further if you enjoy the songs below! Outside of those three, there’s more music after the jump from Arthur Moon, Brijean, Coloray, Deanna Petcoff, Goldroom (ft. Mereki), Grey (ft. Robinson), Possible Humans, and more!

Haybaby – Animosity

Japanese Breakfast – Head Over Heels (Tears for Fears cover)

Stef Chura – Scream

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-3-19

The first Monday in June deserves an extended edition of Pick Your Poison, so that’s what you’re going to get. Don’t miss downloads in this set from In Sonitus Lux, Lauren Crosby, Oliver Ray (ft. Patti Smith), and Wild Wing. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Chris LaRocca, Church & AP (ft. deadforest), Denzel Curry, fish narc (ft. Lil Tracy, Fantasy Camp and Lil Zubin), LICK x Slowpalace (ft. Sara Skinner), POP ETC, Skip Marley, Sofi Tukker & Bomba Estereo, Souly Had, Tee Grizzley, Yung Gravy (ft. Juicy J), and Zhavia Ward.

In Sonitus Lux – As Yet

KYOSi – Boo Radley

Lauren Crosby – I Work I Work I Work

Lev Snowe – In A Few

losLAUREN 718 – Zodiac Aries

Oliver Ray – Best Game in Town (ft. Patti Smith)

Umair Ali – Doldrums

Wild Wing – Me N’ Mine

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 5-30-19

Let’s wrap up May with some really cool tracks as the weather finally starts to get hot. Having a numbers-only band name can be a little odd and tough to search for, but 0171 make the minor inconvenience worth it with their latest single. I’m always excited when Kate Tempest comes back with new music, because she’s such an extremely talented and dexterous poet, rapper, and lyricist. Prepare for her next album with a new track below. Toss in an addictive new one from Summer Cannibals as well for good measure, and things are shaping up quite nicely. But wait, there’s more! Cruise on past the jump for additional tracks from Aan, Alxndr London, Coucheron (ft. Sval), NF, Maude Latour, Monomotion, Seb Wildblood, Skilton Avenue, and even more.

0171 – Red Light

Kate Tempest – Holy Elixir

Summer Cannibals – Can’t Tell Me No

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Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 5-29-19

Say hello to the Riot Fest 2019 lineup! The Chicago-based festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and they’ve spared no expense at booking a strong lineup of rock bands that includes Blink-182, Slayer’s final Chicago performance, and a reunited Bikini Kill as headliners. Plenty more excellence in the undercard as well, including The Raconteurs, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Jawbreaker, Ween, Bloc Party, Die Antwoord, Patti Smith, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, The B-52s, Dashboard Confessional, The Struts, Bob Mould, and many more! Obviously the lineup poster is below and you know how to read, so give it a quick look! Tickets are on sale now for a pretty inexpensive $130, but prices will go up over time so the earlier you buy the better. Riot Fest 2019 takes place from September 13-15 in Chicago’s Douglas Park.

Today’s Pick Your Poison might not feature any Riot Fest artists, but there’s still plenty of great music to enjoy. Highlights come from courtship., Tourist, and Trippie Redd, but that’s definitely not all. Journey beyond the jump for songs from Ash Walker (ft. Laville), Bones & Fifty Grand, Curbi, HAN, Hanne Hukkelberg, Johari Noelle, Kemba, Lil Keed (ft. YNW Melly & Lil Uzi Vert), and Theo Bard.

courtship. – Guy Stuff

Tourist – Elixir

Trippie Redd – Under Enemy Arms

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 5-28-19

After a long 3-day holiday weekend, it’s nice to get right back into the action with a brand new edition of Pick Your Poison. Plenty of good stuff to share, including highlights from The Appleseed Cast, Esther Rose, and Young Thug (ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott). Keep on going after the jump for additional tracks from Black Grapefruit, Fletcher, Hey Violet, IDK, La Felix (ft. Max Green), The Score, Sorcha Richardson, Underworld, and more!

The Appleseed Cast – Time the Destroyer

Esther Rose – Only Loving You

Young Thug – The London (ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott)

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 5-23-19

Garage band Dumb leads off this edition of Pick Your Poison with a breezy track that’s great for the start of the summer season. EDM stalwarts Gramatik & Big Gigantic take things up a notch with a wild collaboration that’ll get you moving. Then experimental folk artist Jesca Hoop returns with a new song off her forthcoming album. All are worth a listen, as are the songs you can find after the jump, including ones from Bedroom, Jordan Klassen, Jordan Rakei, Llovers, Max Styler (ft. Alex Hosking), Outer Spaces, Pascale Project, Rynx (ft. Mainland), and Strange Ranger.

Dumb – Content Jungle

Gramatik & Big Gigantic – Better Believe It Now

Jesca Hoop – Red White and Black

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 5-20-19

I’m quite pleased to share yet another extended edition of Pick Your Poison with you on this fair Monday. There are plenty of great downloads in this set from August 08, ghosts of social networks, Oliver Ray, and Steve Marino. In the Soundcloud section after the jump stream additional songs from Ceraadi, Cheat Codes (ft. Danny Quest & Ina Wroldsen), Diveliner, Kamandi, Kitt Philippa, Landon Cube, Loote, Marco McKinnis, The Modern Strangers, SACHI (ft. ROE), $uicideboy$ x Travis Barker, and Walt Disco. Enjoy!

Akiva – Broken Ship

August 08 – Simple Pleasures

Dj Rybe – Still (ft. James Heated)

ghosts of social networks – Don’t Let Me Down

Nelipot – Garden Hose Rainbows

Oliver Ray – Ol’ Coyote

Sail By Summer – Fetch You Roses

Steve Marino – Six Two Four

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Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 5-15-19

One of my favorite things about Pick Your Poison is the ability to feature some excellent songs and artists that you might not have heard of before. That’s very much true today, and if you’re not familiar with B Boys, Goldroom, or Stef Chura, now’s the perfect time to dig into their music! Press play on any of the three tracks at the top here and get a feel for their sound and if they might be for you. Of course there’s always more, and if you journey past the jump you’ll find more songs from AKA Lui, Asquith, Athlete Whippet, boerd, Miss Red, Sean Kennedy, Same Girls, Silverbacks, and Slayyyter.

B Boys – I Want

Goldroom – U (ft. Chela)

Stef Chura – Sweet Sweet Midnight (ft. Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest)

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 5-13-19

Today’s extended edition of Pick Your Poison features some notable downloads from excellent artists, including Esther Turner, Grace Savage, Holy Beach, Jaco, Ryan Traster, and W.C. Beck. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, discover even more fresh music from the likes of Alison Sudol, Carmen Villain, The Curls, Grim Streaker, Lauren Ruth Ward, Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim, Pinch x Gashi, S3nsi Molly & Lil Brook, Tisoki & Watgood, Tycho (ft. Saint Sinner), Whethan (ft. Jeremih), and Yoke Lore.

Esther Turner – Never Change

Grace Savage – Cracks

Holy Beach – Ships Off the Coast

Jaco – Blackboard

Mangoseed – Still Believe

Ryan Traster – Endless Summer Blues

Tolani – Look to the Skies

W.C. Beck – (Holding On) To A Coast

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 5-9-19

There’s an unintentional theme to the three tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison highlights: nature. It starts with a delightful track from Branches, like on a tree or in a river. Then go for a swim with something new from FISHER. Follow that up by clearing out your barn of all the great Haybaby. But I digress. Slide on past the jump to discover even more new music from Aisha Devi, Carla Geneve, CJ Fly, Godlands, Jeanines, Medasin (ft. Kathleen), Mood J, Tee Grizzley, and Cosey Fanni Tutti’s reworking of a Penelope Trappes song.

Branches – Out of My Head

FISHER – You Little Beauty

Haybaby – Get Down

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 5-7-19

Ooh today’s Pick Your Poison is a fun one. Get a preview of the upcoming Denzel Curry record with a track right at the top, where, quite frankly, it belongs. If you’re not yet familiar with artists like Little Church and mxmtoon, please also use this opportunity to give their songs a try as they’re the future stars of tomorrow. I’m sure there are other potential breakout artists in this set, and if you keep going past the jump, you can hear more music from Chris Orrick, Hildur Hoglind, Isaac Dunbar, Jhene Aiko, Juliane, Julio Nickels, LP, Paper Idol, and Summer Cannibals.

Denzel Curry – RICKY

Little Church – Last Night

mxmtoon – prom dress

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 5-6-19

Quite excited to share today’s special extended edition of Pick Your Poison with you, largely because there are so many great tracks to enjoy. For example, in the downloads section alone I’ll recommend checking out songs from Ardent Sons, Lauren Crosby, Steve Marino, and Sam Florian (ft. la Oberg). In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream more music from 10k.Caash (ft. Matt Ox), Autograf & The Griswolds, BLVK JVCK (ft. Ace Hood), Crooked Colours (ft. Ladyhawke), Drinker, Kossiko (ft. G-Eazy), Lil TJay (ft. Jay Critch), Logic (ft. Eminem), Matroda (ft. Dances With White Girls), N.A.O. Quelly, Still Woozy (ft. Omar Apollo and Elujay), and YG (ft. Tyga & Jon Z).

Ardent Sons – Black Magic

du0 – It’s OK

Katile – For You

Lauren Crosby – You Don’t Need A Rose

Little Slugger – You’re On Your Own

Steve Marino – Dehilya

Ryan Thompson and The Delicate Hounds – Stop

Sam Florian – In My Body (ft. la Oberg)

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Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 5-1-19

Welcome to May, where it’s kind of starting to feel like spring in Chicago, but not really. At least the music is nicer than the weather, and is available year-round. Give a listen to the latest song from Luna Shadows to kick off this edition of Pick Your Poison. Factor in some new slenderbodies and another track from Young Nudy featuring a hugely popular guest star (Lil Uzi Vert this time), and overall this whole collection starts to take shape. There’s plenty more to be found after the jump, including music from Blu & Exile, Blue Lab Beats, Far Caspian, Jeals, Mirrorball, Mood J, nthng, Pykari (ft. Sami Suova), and Teddi Gold.

Luna Shadows – lowercase

slenderbodies – dewdrops

Young Nudy – Extendo (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

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