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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 2-26-19

Let’s get right into today’s Pick Your Poison with some super fun tracks to kick things off courtesy of Emily Reo, Georgia, and Gesaffelstein (ft. Pharrell Williams). You’d better believe there’s even more music after the jump, including songs from Bogdan Raczynski, C Duncan, Hildur, Jordan Rakei, Rosie Tucker, Shlohmo, Tora, and some remixes!

Emily Reo – Ghosting

Georgia – Ayolas

Gesaffelstein – Blast Off (ft. Pharrell Williams)

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 2-25-19

Every couple of weeks or so it’s a pleasure to offer special extended editions of Pick Your Poison complete with some mp3s for the old school digital collectors. Sometimes you just want a song on your phone or hard drive without having to rely on a streaming service, you know? Anyway, some can’t-miss downloads in this set come from Hurricane Mike (ft. The Way), Mira Cook, Wy, and Young Hunting. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from DJ plead, Duke Dumont (ft. Shaun Ross), Gurr, Jackie Mendoza, James TW, John Vanderslice, Kid Sister, Matroda (ft. BRUX), Max Styler (ft. Elanese), Nathan Micay, Oberst & Buchner (ft. Tobias Koett), and Summer Heart.

Chris Welch and the Cicada Killers – Borrowed Repertoire

Hurricane Mike – FMLS (ft. The Way)

Luani – Mirror Mirror

Mira Cook – She Wolf

Money For Rope – Actually

The Pinx – Get Up

Wy – Softie

Young Hunting – Sargasso

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 2-21-19

There’s a particularly interesting collection of tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison, so as always I encourage you to dive in with both feet and explore a bit. Kicking things off are fresh songs from Geographer, HEALTH (ft. JPEGMAFIA), and James Bay (ft. Julia Michaels). Of course if you keep going past the jump, there’s even more excellence from Cheb Miaou (ft. Kye Sones), The Curls (ft. Sophagus), DREAMERS, Huntly, Konradsen, Lil Reek, Phantoms (ft. Shaylen), Pinty, and TJ Porter.

Geographer – Love Is Wasted in the Dark


James Bay – Peer Pressure (ft. Julia Michaels)

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 2-19-19

It’s always a great day when Alex Lahey releases new music into the world. Turn up your speakers and blast that one from the rafters. Why not give new songs from Murray A. Lightburn (The Dears) and Wye Oak a shot while you’re at it? Stay strong then move past the jump for extra tracks from Durand Jones & The Indications, Ellis, Kathleen, MUNYA, Push to Start, Rosemary Fairweather, Sad Planets, slowthai, and Thin Lear.

Alex Lahey – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

Murray A. Lightburn – Fan Fiction (Ballad Of A Genius)

Wye Oak – Evergreen

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 2-18-19

Today’s edition of Pick Your Poison is intended to help your Monday fly by just a little bit quicker than usual. There are highlights at the top featuring tracks from Alice Phoebe Lou, Grieves (ft. JAGA), and Yoshi Flower. Keep going past the jump and you’ll discover more songs from Absolutely Not, Bernard Jabs, Bladee x Mechatok, BRUX, Ginesse, Maxo, Snoh Aalegra, Wolfgang Gartner, and Yoste.

Alice Phoebe Lou – Galaxies

Grieves – I’ll Be Better (ft. JAGA)

Yoshi Flower – Dirty Water

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 2-14-19

Happy Valentine’s Day! Wishing you plenty of love and happiness whether you’re single or in a relationship. I’ll be spending my evening at a Sharon Van Etten show, which promises to be a lovely time. While not every song in today’s Pick Your Poison is related to love, Tourist’s “Love Theme” fits the bill with a great guest spot from Shura. If you’re feeling blue today, SG Lewis can relate, plus Teen Daze seek to brighten your day with “Endless Light”. Keep going past the jump for more songs from Cubbi, Dennis Lloyd, John Paul White, love-sadKiD, NETSKY (ft. Bazzi & Lil Wayne), Pecas, Red Mass, Saycyl & h2the, and ShadowHood.

SG Lewis – Blue

Teen Daze – Endless Light

Tourist – Love Theme (ft. Shura)

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 2-12-19

I’ve got no complaints about today’s edition of Pick Your Poison, especially when it features new music from Jai Wolf (ft. Day Wave), Jenny Lewis, and Laurel Halo. All extremely talented artists worth your time. But also maybe don’t limit yourself to just those three songs, and move beyond the jump for more music from blackbear, COG, Daniel Thorne, Light Conductor, Orla Gartland, Pregnant Women, Reggie Got Beats & Vebjørn Mamen, Rudy De Anda & Hanni El Khatib, and YK Osiris.

Jai Wolf – Your Way (ft. Day Wave)

Jenny Lewis – Heads Gonna Roll

Laurel Halo – Sweetie

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 2-11-19

Just in time for Valentine’s Day week, it’s another extended edition of Pick Your Poison! Soak in the downloads with mp3s from Dakota, Loose Wing, The Other Life, and Shapes On Tape. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, you can stream songs from 0171, Bellows, Balkan Bump (ft. Gift of Gab & Deuce Eclipse), Cheat Codes (ft. Afrojack), Elohim, Godlands (ft. BOI), Marshmello x SVDDEN DEATH, Mediasin, Quinn XCII (ft. Elohim), and more!

Chris Welch and The Cicada Killers – Shoenapper

Dakota – Four Leaf Clover

J Hacha De Zola – Anarchy

Loose Wing – Beverly

More Fatter – Yeah You

The Other Life – Moody

Protovulcan – Purple Sky (Odd Nosdam Remix)

Shapes On Tape – Goodness Comes in Time

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 2-7-19

Part of me really wanted to start today’s Pick Your Poison by saying that everything was coming up roses. Of course I’m talking about Anna Rose and Rosie Tucker, who are both right at the top of the highlights. After the jump there’s also a song from Esther Rose, so the thematic connection makes perfect sense. But also I’m recommending that you check out the new one from Chicago’s own Walking Bicycles. Need even more music? How about tracks from Dan D’Lion, Dijon, Mitchell Yard, RL Grime & Graves, Seafret, Softcore Untd., ViVii, and Wy.

Anna Rose – Nobody Knows I’m Here

Rosie Tucker – Habit

Walking Bicycles – Fat Cat

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 2-5-19

In addition to the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day was also last weekend. Traditionally the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter, but this year we’ve been promised an early spring. Of course putting our collective faith in a rodent to predict the weather feels like a fool’s errand. It’s just nice to keep the hope alive for warmer temperatures and flowers blooming. Maybe the tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison will help put you in a springtime frame of mind, especially as those of us in Chicago continue in a deep freeze. Don’t miss new ones from Bayonne, Justus Proffit, and Patio to kick things off right up top. You’ll find even more after the jump, including songs from Augustine, Bear Grillz (ft. RUNN), Deorro, Far Caspian, Kendoll, Maria Somerville, NO WIN, Prince Fox, and Zsela.

Bayonne – Same (Edit)

Justus Proffit – Hole

Patio – Boy Scout

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 2-4-19

So the Super Bowl happened yesterday, and while I won’t comment on the game itself or even Maroon 5’s halftime performance, I will bring up Big Boi’s guest appearance as he unleashed two new songs over the weekend in help promote it. One of those tracks is featured below, complete with guest spots from Killer Mike and Backbone. Also worth your time to check out are new songs from Olivia O’Brien and Quinn XCII. You’ll find even more after the jump, including tracks from Chantel Jeffries (ft. YG, Rich the Kid, & BIA), EXES x JOME, Galantis (ft. OneRepublic), Gunna, Hazey Eyes (ft. Moli), Murlo, Shook Twins (ft. Gregory Alan Isakov), Uffie, and Young Franco (ft. Reva Devito & Golden Vessel).

Big Boi – Return of the Dope Boi (ft. Killer Mike & Backbone)

Olivia O’Brien – Love Myself

Quinn XCII – Life Must Go On

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 1-31-19

If you’re not yet sold on the talents of Billie Eilish yet, perhaps her latest single will be the thing that pushes you over the edge in the right direction. Honestly, I was a little underwhelmed with her live show at Lollapalooza last August, as it seemed like she didn’t want to be there, but thinking about it further that might just be her aesthetic. Other highlights in today’s Pick Your Poison come from Beach Slang and Perfume Genius (who does an AMAZING cover of an Empress Of song). Ride on past the jump for more music from Aaron May, Alice Crow Buckly, Baby FuzZ, Ben Hayes, Cautious Clay, DJ Plead, Isaac Dunbar, Shlohmo, and Tim Atlas.

Beach Slang – I Hate Alternative Rock

Billie Eilish – bury a friend

Perfume Genius – When I’m With Him (Empress Of cover)

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 1-29-19

Three great tracks kick off today’s Pick Your Poison, the first of which comes from Japanese pop band CHAI, who should definitely be on your radar if they aren’t already. Add in fresh songs from Emily Reo and Jackie Mendoza, and honestly the whole thing is a delight. There’s even more new music after the jump, including tracks from Ban, Bellows, Kakkmaddafakka, Matroda, Ollie, Peter Manos, QUIX (ft. Elanese), Tom Ferry & Lisa Ajax, and more.

CHAI – Fashionista

Emily Reo – Strawberry

Jackie Mendoza – De Lejos

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 1-28-19

A little bit of EDM, a little bit of hip hop, and a little bit of pop help to set the course for today’s Pick Your Poison. Dillon Francis & Alison Wonderland team up, J. Cole keeps things tight, and Julia Michaels recruits Selena Gomez for something extra fun. There’s even more after the jump, including tracks from Angie, Blu Deliger, Business of Dreams, GASHI & G-Eazy, Good Shade, mxmtoon (covering Frank Sinatra), RKCB, Steve Adamyk Band, and Young & Sick.

Dillon Francis & Alison Wonderland – Lost My Mind

J. Cole – Middle Child

Julia Michaels – Anxiety (ft. Selena Gomez)

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 1-24-19

A new song from Lauren Ruth Ward kicks off today’s Pick Your Poison, along with T-Pain (ft. Tory Lanez) and What So Not (ft. Herizen). Lots of featured artists in this set, which can be a lot of fun. Skip past the jump to stream more songs from Dark Tea (ft. Hand Habits), FUR, Heavy Heart, Joni Void, MUNYA, The Red Mirror (ft. Craig Xen), Seahawks, Sid Sriram, and Tech N9ne.

Lauren Ruth Ward – Valhalla

T-Pain ft. Tory Lanez – Getcha Roll On

What So Not – We Can Be Friends (ft. Herizen)

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