Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 6-13-12
Have you heard of The Deer Tracks? I mentioned them a couple weeks ago, but wanted to bring them up one more time quickly before tomorrow, when they’ll be playing a show at Schuba’s here in Chicago. In a nutshell, The Deer Tracks are a duo from Sweden who make electro-pop with sort of an insular edge. Their melodies shimmer and sparkle and often have a fun, danceable edge to them, but at the same time there’s an intimacy and preciousness to them as well. Maybe it’s their wider use of glockenspiel or their male-female vocal interplay that gives it that vibe. Anyways, they’re working on a trio of records known as The Archer Trilogy. Two of the three parts have been released, and the final piece will be out this fall. If you see them tomorrow night or on another one of their tour dates, they’ll be playing material from the entire trilogy. Buy tickets for the Schuba’s show here, and download the songs “W” and “Dark Passenger” to get a feel for their sound. I hope to see you at the show! Now let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison. I’ll offer up recommendations that you download tracks from Azealia Banks, Finn Riggins, Odd Hours, and Radio Moscow. In the Soundcloud section stream tracks from Attaque, Panoramic & True, Supreme Cuts and Van She.