Are there some great new records out this week? You bet your ass there are. Here’s a list of artists you can choose from: Abandoned Pools, Alanis Morrissette, Dan Deacon, Divine Fits, Flatlanders, Houndmouth, John Zorn, Juliana Hatfield, King of Spain, Lightning Love, Mad Planet, Maria Minerva, Matthew Dear, Maximo Park, Minus the Bear, Poor Moon, Richard Hawley, Swans, TEEN and Wild Nothing. I’m pleased to say I’ll be reviewing a couple of those albums this week, so be on the lookout for that. As far as today’s Pick Your Poison goes, let me throw out some recommendations for tracks from Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters, Ellie Lawson, Eric Harvey, Life Size Maps, Miniature Cities, Steven A. Clark, and The Sweet Serenades. I’d also like to give a special shout out to The Handsome Family (mp3 below), who will be playing a show in Chicago at Mayne Stage on September 14th. They’re a great band and are great to see live, and if you’re in the area and have the means please go to the show. You can buy tickets here.