Pick Your Poison: Friday 7-6-12
It’s been an interesting holiday week in music, hasn’t it? Christopher Owens left the band Girls. Tyler Sargent and Robbie Guertin left Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Frank Ocean left heterosexuality. Wild stuff, right? I don’t really have comments on any of those things, except to say I wish everyone the best. Do what makes you happy, and if that means quitting a band or announcing you’re a homosexual or bisexual, then hopefully it works out in the end. One other thing I wanted to mention, and it’s sort of a site housekeeping sort of thing, but next week is Pitchfork Week here at Faronheit. Starting Monday and ending the following Monday, I’ll be providing a go-to guide for anything and everything Pitchfork Music Festival. I’ll start with a day-by-day guide, then provide daily recaps over the 3-day weekend before wrapping up with a final assessment and some photo sets. It should be a lot of fun, and I hope you’ll spend plenty of time learning about this year’s fest and the artists involved. Covering it the last couple years has been a blast, and I suspect this year will be more of the same. So keep an eye out for that. As for this Friday edition of Pick Your Poison, allow me to recommend tracks from Echoes De Luxe, Kalen Nash, Silver Medallion, Tough Guys of America and Trebuchet. In the Soundcloud section there’s good stuff streaming from Bonde do Role, OM and Summer Camp. Have a great weekend!