It’s strange for me to think that there are people in this world who are still misogynists, bigots and general idiots. That’s not something I deal with on a regular basis, so the idea of it seems foreign to me, even though I know it’s going on every single day. Somebody famous will speak out against all of these people who think that the anonymity of the Internet grants them license to do and say whatever they want on it to whomever they want without recourse. Here’s a tip from someone who’s spent more time online than most: if you don’t like something or someone, avoid them. There’s no need to harass somebody online when you can just click on something else that doesn’t bother you. I’m all for people expressing their opinions, what with freedom of speech and all, but if your opinion is that you’d like to have sex with a specific celebrity, that’s probably something they don’t need to know. Has there ever been a situation where some random guy sent an overtly sexual message online to a woman he’s never met before and had it turn into something real? You’re delusional if you think that will work out in your favor. Similarly, who is it helping when you write a nasty comment underneath a YouTube video. Is it too much to ask people to be as civil when interacting with others online as they are interacting with one another in person? I understand that my point isn’t really adding anything new to a conversation that’s been going on since the dawn of the Internet, but it’s nice to reiterate that message every now and then. While I’ve been speaking in general terms, what’s motivated this diatribe has been writing from people like Sky Ferreira and Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry, musicians I care for and respect, who have had to deal with these sorts of problems. We can all do better with our online interactions. Okay, let’s talk your mid-week Pick Your Poison. There’s some good tracks today from Casket Girls, Induce, Jupe Jupe, Pontiak, Spaceship Aloha and Yalls. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Chromeo, Haley Bonar, Hercules & Love Affair, Owls, and Sharon Van Etten, among others.
Yalls – Warlords
Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
Haley Bonar – No Sensitive Man
Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel the Same?
Mr. Little Jeans – Good Mistake (YACHT Remix)
Owls – Why Oh Why…
Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances
The Valley Below – Peaches (Kele Remix)