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Pick Your Poison: Friday 7-20-12

Happy Friday! The movie event of the summer is upon us, in the form of The Dark Knight Rises. Are you as excited about it as I am? All signs point to it being one of the highest grossing movies of all time, if not THE highest. Reviews have been generally strong, even as the few critics who panned it have been getting death threats. It may not quite earn the respect and adoration The Dark Knight did, but hopefully it’s a fitting conclusion to the trio of films made by Christopher Nolan. If you went to a midnight screening, please don’t spoil it for me (or anyone else, for that matter). Let’s try and stay civil, and in a few weeks or months when everyone’s seen it we can have an open discussion about the film’s strengths and potential weaknesses. I already know the lack of Heath Ledger is going to be a problem, but we’ll see. Now before I get to this weekend-starting Pick Your Poison, a quick weekly reminder: Faronheit has a Facebook page. Come to think of it, the last couple weeks I haven’t been doing a great job of updating it regularly, but I promise I’ll try to do better with it. As for the collection of mp3s below, a few recommendations are in order for tracks from Animal Parts, California Wives, Domo Genesis & The Alchemist, The Dust Engineers, The Hood Internet, Jason Haywood and Videotape. In the Soundcloud section you’ll want to stream songs from Mellowhype, Stars, and Passion Pit’s remix of Of Monsters & Men. Have a great weekend!

Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End of the World (Big C Remix)

Animal Parts – King of Kings

Arrange – Sides

California Wives – Purple

Domo Genesis & The Alchemist – Elimination Chamber (ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson)

The Dust Engineers – Jake Spoon

Eric Copeland – Flushing Meats

Gregory Pepper and His Problems – At Least I’m Not A Musician

The Hood Internet – Won’t Fuck Us Over (ft. BBU)

Jason Haywood – The Longest Walk

NIKU – Broken Seashells

Pony Boy – The Murder Ballad of Carrie Lee

Squalloscope – Domino

Videotape – Between Me and You

We Were Born Canaries – Only Light (We Were Born Canaries Remix)

Dominique Pruitt – To Win Your Love

Kodaline – Pray

Mellowhype – La Bonita

Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks (Passion Pit Remix)

Stars – Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It

Years & Years – I Wish I Knew

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for picking up I Wish I Knew. Glad you like it. Checking out your other picks now.

  2. Jen

    Thanks for the Passion Pit remix. Haven’t come across that. I’m really enjoying Passion Pit’s new album. Streaming on Rdio! http://rd.io/x/QVB4kSJFLyI

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