I like to keep it short and sweet with the Friday editions of Pick Your Poison, but let me take just a moment to talk about an interesting music news story that popped up yesterday. Depending on your age and affinity with electronica, you may know who The Avalanches are. They made a great record called Since I Left You in 2001, and haven’t done a whole lot since then. There have been rumors abound and word from the group themselves that there will be a new Avalanches record soon. Of course they’ve been teasing us with that since around 2005. A number of artists have admitted to contributing vocals or other elements to the next Avalanches record, some even as recently as a month or two ago, and the hope is we’ll get something new before the end of the year. Who knows for sure though? In the meantime, the group put out a very mysterious Tweet last week with a link and the text saying it “may or may not be a mixtape by Avalanches”. You can stream or download that mixtape here. It’s called “Sleepy Bedtime Mix for Young Ones” and it’s a fascinating listen to say the least. Recommended, even if it isn’t Avalanches. Okay, onwards with this Friday edition of Pick Your Poison. Highlights today include tracks from The Balconies, Bogan Via, Dead Dog, Everest, Kelli Scarr, and Thousand Foot Krutch. Have a great weekend!