Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 8-7-12
Tuesdays mean new album releases in America, and I’m pleased to present you with a list of artists putting out something new each week right around this time. The point is, if one of your favorite artists is doing something and you totally forgot about it, maybe this acts as a reminder. So look for fresh records from Antibalas, Antony and the Johnsons, Birds & Batteries, Buffalo Killers, Fergus and Geronimo, Hungry Ghost, Ivan & Alyosha, Los Straightjackets, Ned Collette and Wirewalker, Nu Sensae, Ormonde, The Orwells, So Many Wizards, Stagnant Pools, Sweet Valley and Tidelands. If you didn’t recognize most of those names, that’s because there’s not a whole lot of high profile releases this week. Well, unless you count reissues from Johnny Cash, Archers of Loaf and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. But the set of mp3s in today’s Pick Your Poison are surprisingly recognizable, so let me run down some recommended ones for you. Don’t miss downloading tracks from Ali Koehler (ex-Vivian Girls/Best Coast), Gabe Goodman, I/O, King Dude, Kisses, Matmos, Mike Coykendall with Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel, Paul Banks (of Interpol), Paul Stewart, The Slowdown and Wild Nothing. I kind of love this set of music. In the Soundcloud section you can stream new stuff from the legendary Bob Mould, along with Woods and Keep Shelly in Athens’ remix of Reptile Youth.