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Pick Your Poison: Monday 3-20-17

Hope you had a great weekend! My best friend just got married, so I’ve basically been nursing a hangover for the last two days. No worries though, this music is going to help chase those headaches and nausea away. Don’t miss downloads in this set from I Am the Polish Army, Matthew O’Neill, Round Eye and Threefifty. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cigarettes After Sex, The Gold Setting, Maryn E. Coote, Matt and The Beanstalk, Objekt, Paris & Simo (ft. Sara Diamond), POND, Saint Etienne, Vallis Alps, WAVVES, Wolf Eyes and more!

Andrew Rinehart – Protect

The Calm Fiasco – Just Don’t Care Anymore

I Am the Polish Army – Throat

Matthew O’Neill – Louisiana

Round Eye – Billy

Threefifty – Crossing State Lines

Tree Machines – Waiting on the Sun

ULTRAS – Napoleon

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 3-13-17

It’s official! This past Friday, the full lineup for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival was announced. Boy, is it a doozy. In addition to headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange, there are a whole bunch of both big and small names to be excited about. Among the notables are PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, Dirty Projectors, Danny Brown, The Avalanches, RIDE, George Clinton, Vince Staples and like 30 more artists. Check out the full lineup and buy tickets by going here. As I’ve mentioned in the past, it is my favorite weekend of any calendar year, so come on out and celebrate it with me! July 14-16 at Union Park in Chicago. I’m in love with this festival! Speaking of which, fall in love with today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. There’s some wonderful downloads in this set from The Black Watch, Cotton Mather, Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!, Toma and Tow’rs. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Annie Hardy, Czarface, Dave Depper, DAWN, Fortunes., Frank Ocean (ft. A$AP Rocky), Gold Connections, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Jeff Mills, Njomza, Oliver Coates (ft. Micachu) and Yumi Zouma (covering Oasis).

The Black Watch – Whence

Bogart – Little Green Men

Cotton Mather – Better Than A Hit

Mr. Alex – Make Beats and Write Rhymes

Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger! – Shameless (Part I)

Toma – 1000 Times

Tow’rs – Revere

W I N C H E S T E R – Field Day

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 3-7-17

As my inbox piles higher with more and more SXSW emails (which I am sadly skipping again this year), the music is flowing a little bit harder these days, which allows me to share more with you. So please enjoy this super-sized edition of Pick Your Poison, featuring some quality downloads from Fawns of Love, Spirit Twin, That One Eyed Kid and Tidelines. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from B Boys, Be Charlotte, The Cairo Gang, The Coathangers, Flasher, Matthew Stevens (ft. Esperanza Spalding), Michael Nau, Mick Jenkins (ft. GoldLink), Mr. Husband, Project Pablo, Sean Lennon (ft. Willow Smith), and The Vacant Lots.

Cherrie ft. Sammy Bennett – Stil (Filip Hunter Edit)

Fawns of Love – That’s What We Do

Marcello Spooks – You Again

Spirit Twin – Billie Dot

That One Eyed Kid – Burn Out Right

Tidelines – Winter

Vokab Kompany & 9 Theory – Crack in the Sky

Wayde – Easy (Don’t Be Long)

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 3-6-17

It’s Monday, so that means we get another full-fledged, downloads-and-all edition of Pick Your Poison! Don’t miss some quality songs in this set from Adam TK, Demen, The Geek x VRV and Treehouse Sanctum. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from 3 Roses, ACES, Chelsea Cutler, Cold War Kids, COTE, Dan Black, Diet Cig, JMSN, Low Roar, Miami Horror, Moon Duo, and Salute (ft. Cid Rim).

Adam TK – V2

Atlas Road Crew – My Own Way

Demen – Niorum

The Geek x VRV – Be Happy

No Monster Club – El Diablo

RithMic – Even If It Takes Em’ A While

Treehouse Sanctum – Chacala

The Werks – Wide Awake

Wiretree – Let Me In

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 2-27-17

Here’s some great news to start the week: The Pitchfork Music Festival returns this summer from July 14-16 at Union Park in Chicago! They’ve just announced three incredible headliners, which are LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange. The rest of the lineup will apparently be announced in the coming weeks. It’s definitely a great start though, and if you want to buy tickets (single day or three day), they’re on sale now. Beyond standard tickets they’re also offering a new Pitchfork +PLUS option, which is basically VIP access throughout the festival grounds, including special food vendors, bars and seating areas (among other things). That’ll cost you $365, versus a standard $175 3-day pass or a $75 single day pass. Anyways, Pitchfork is my absolute favorite music festival to attend every single year, and if you’ve never been I strongly recommend picking up a ticket. More details as they trickle out! Let’s dive into today’s Pick Your Poison, which includes downloads from Cousin Dan, The Head, Secret Science and Seven Day Sleep. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Amber Arcades, Alex Napping, Blanck Mass, Bonny Doon, David Bazan, The Cairo Gang, CLOSENESS, Jay Som, Jenn Grant, Sango, Uppermost and You’ll Never Get to Heaven.

20 Minute Loop – Giftgas

Cousin Dan – Something in the Water

The Head – Tea Colored Radio

Jaxx Da Fishworks & R3LL – Swing

Secret Science – Milquetoast

Seven Day Sleep – Red Lipstick Murders

Vassals – SoHo

The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming (Rhythm Scholar Remix)

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 2-21-17

Oh hey, here’s another Pick Your Poison with downloads! They’re coming fewer and farther between these days, pretty much just once a week once I’ve had enough time to build up a small collection of tracks to share. We’ve reached that point, so let’s get right to it! Don’t miss downloads in this set from Altar Eagles, Madam West, No Rome and Shapes On Tape. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Aaron Taos, Beach Slang (covering The Jesus and Mary Chain), Bleached, The Courtneys, Fazerdaze, Half Waif, Jimi Tents (ft. saidbysed), Kehlani, Mac DeMarco, Matt Martians, Slaptop (ft. Geneva White) and Tara Jane O’Neil.

2Ru3 – Hip Hop (Still Livin) [‘Til I Die Remix]

Altar Eagles – What Are You Coming To?

Madam West – L

No Rome – Seventeen

Shapes On Tape – American Carnage

SHAYJTODAY – Look of Love II (Feb 15th)

Tabah – Curtain Call

Young Lyxx – Probably (ft. Chico Lee)

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 2-13-17

Starting this week, there’s a new pattern for Pick Your Poison entries. Mondays will be full-fledged mixtures of downloads and streams, while other days during the week will be shorter posts dedicated exclusively to streams. This allows me to maximize the amount of music I’m able to share. That said, let’s dive right in. There are some great downloads in this set from Andy Ward, James Raftery, Little Star, Prominence and Toma. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Chronixx, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Doc Robinson, Ela Minus, Jamie Isaac (covering Alicia Keys), Keys N Krates x KRANE, Louis the Child (ft. Elohim), LPX, Molly Burch, The Octopus Project, Summer Moon, Vagabon, VeilHymn and Welles.

Andy Ward – Drinks&Money

Gibby & Al B Smoov – AirPort Lobby

James Raftery – Hidden Mind

Jorge Andre – Prologue

Little Star – I Just Wanna Lie

Noktiluc – Be Like That

Prominence – Mood Ring

Toma – Count Me Out

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 2-7-17

Let’s jump right into this edition of Pick Your Poison with fresh downloads from Annabelle’s Curse, Fawns of Love, Friendzone and The March Divide (covering The Cure). In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from D.A. Stern, Diamanda Galas, Homeshake, Jacques Greene, Jens Lekman, KAMI, Mount Eerie, Richard Edwards, San Fermin, Tatiana Hazel, Ten Fe and Timid, The Brave.

Annabelle’s Curse – Be Here Now

Fawns of Love – Silly Boy

Friendzone – Sweet Dream

Liana – Good Intentions

The March Divide – Closedown (The Cure cover)

Shauna Cardwell – Summer Rain

vox – I Was Born

Wild Skies – Fumes & Faith

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 2-2-17

It’s Groundhog Day, and once again the world’s greatest rodent weather forecaster has revealed that there will be six more weeks of winter. Seems like Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow every year, even when it’s very grey and overcast outside (as it was this year). Considering the fact that it keeps raining in Chicago and there hasn’t been much snow on the ground since December, I’m somewhat inclined to say that spring might be coming sooner than we all think. Or climate change has become more serious than ever. It’s probably the latter, sadly. At least there’s music to help get us through. Don’t miss downloads in this set from 20 Minute Loop, Curse of Lono, Imagist (ft. Lil Government) and Niilo Smeds. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Deep State, Dominowe, Jlin, Mating Ritual, Me Not You, Sherwood & Pinch (ft. Lee “Scratch” Perry), Wire, You’ll Never Get to Heaven and more.

20 Minute Loop – Mercury Vapor

Baked – Apollo

Curse of Lono – Pick Up the Pieces

G Jones – Helix

HUCCI – Life

Imagist – Fade to White (ft. Lil Government)

Joakim – Numb (Borussia Remix)

Niilo Smeds – Marker of Days

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 1-31-17

So I’m faced with…let’s call it a slight dilemma. If you’re a regular visitor to the site, you may have noticed the Pick Your Poison posts showing up less frequently than usual. That’s less to do with any laziness on my part and more to do with the increasing struggle to find a balanced amount of content. When I say “balanced,” I mean a relatively solid mixture of song downloads and streams. As is the trend, the downloads are becoming much fewer while the streams only increase in number. We’re all essentially moving toward a streaming world anyways, right? The dilemma is whether to continue to hold back some posts for the sake of building up a steady arsenal of downloads to include with the streams, or to just let it all out there as it comes in, even if it’s an entire post of streams. Heavily leaning towards the latter, especially since I’m sitting on about 30 songs you should be able to hear sooner rather than later. For today though, enjoy this “standard” edition of Pick Your Poison, complete with downloads from Beth // James, Boreen, Lao, Matt Pond PA, Mija and Mo Troper. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cloud Nothings, CUZ (ft. Killer Mike, Damaged Bug, Duch Uncles, Froth, Hater, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Kelly Lee Owens (ft. Jenny Hval), Kodie Shane, Savoy (ft. Fatherdude), Ty Segall and more!

Beth // James – Lion Eyes

Boreen – Garden

Garrett Pierce – Get Me Out of This Place

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now (Rhythm Scholar Loveheart Remix)

Lao – Xibalba

Matt Pond PA – Louisville

Mija – Secrets

Mo Troper – Something to Talk About

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 1-26-17

Not gonna dilly-dally today, just give you a shot of new music straight to your veins. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Alicia Keys, Perspire, Sallie Ford, Superorganism and Ty Richards. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Adam Torres, Baba Stiltz, Buscabulla (ft. Helado Negro), CocoRosie (ft. ANOHNI), Diplo & Autoerotique, Flint Eastwood, J. Cole, Los Campesinos!, Sofi Tukker, Surfer Blood, Thievery Corporation and more.

Alicia Keys – That’s What’s Up

The Cover Letter – Josephine

CRANE – Fast Life

Perspire – Battle Cry

Ren – Piece of Your Heart

Sallie Ford – Middle Child

Superorganism – Something For Your M.I.N.D.

Ty Richards – Going Out For A Cigarette

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 1-23-17

Let’s start this week off on the right foot with a brand new edition of Pick Your Poison. There are some stellar downloads in this set from Donnie Parker, Men of North Country (covering Simon & Garfunkel), Myka, Scott Fab and Stephen McLaren. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Career Suicide, Chastity, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Courtneys, Johnny Flynn, Knox Hamilton, Lupe Fiasco (ft. Gizzle), Priests, Teen Daze (ft. S. Carey), Uppermost and Why?

Donnie Parker – New Blues

Laughed the Boy – Bell Rock

Magana – Pages (Tour Single)

Men of North Country – Richard Cory (Simon & Garfunkel cover)

Mookhi – Foul Play (ft. Billy Fox)

Myka – Die R.I.P.

Scott Fab – Leave My Friends

Stephen McLaren – We Used to Go Raving

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 1-17-17

Pleased to bring you another collection of wonderful tracks to lift your spirits and inspire greatness. Take heart my friends, and enjoy downloads in this set from Blake Banks, Emily Donohue, Matthew Squires, Minor Moon and Mo Troper. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Beach Slang (covering The Adverts), Big Wild, CLOSENESS, Cosmo’s Midnight, Diet Cig, Grails, Homeshake, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Mega Bog, Minus the Bear, Pharmakon, Pile and The Rural Alberta Advantage.

Blake Banks – Wave

Emily Donohue – It Doesn’t Matter, I Love You

Goon – Let Me In (R.E.M. cover)

Lido & Santell – Committed

Matthew Squires – Debt Song

Mess Kid – SWM

Minor Moon – Safe Dreams

Mo Troper – Cooler

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 1-12-17

Proud to showcase more great new music to soothe your ears during these cold, cold winter months. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Altar Eagles, The Gods Themselves, The Jones Family Singers (covering Johnny Cash), Men of North Country and Toma. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Beachheads, Cameron Avery, Half Waif, Hand Habits, Karen Elson, Kingdom, Michael Chapman, Odeko, Porcelain Raft, Shy Girls, The Stray Trolleys and Temples.

Altar Eagles – Skeletal

Antenna Man – Knockdown

DMX – Bain Is Back (ft. Swizz Beatz)

The Gods Themselves – So Hot

The Jones Family Singers – All God’s Children Ain’t Free (Johnny Cash cover)

Men of North Country – All In

The Nyx – Home

Toma – Going Nowhere

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 1-10-17

One of the worst things about the whole holiday break was the fact that I had promised to do some extra writing and compose the yearly “best of” lists, and then failed to deliver on said promise. It’s not that I didn’t try, it’s just things wound up being quite a bit busier than I had originally anticipated. That said, despite approaching mid-January and what I’m sure is list fatigue for most of you, there will still be some highlights from 2016 going up within the next week or two. I appreciate your patience and promise it’ll be worth the wait. In the meantime, please enjoy this fresh set of music, featuring downloads from AR Ferdinand (ft. Daphne), I Am The Polish Army, James Rafferty, Mykki Blanco and Pick A Piper. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Alicia Keys, The Black Madonna, Bonny Doon, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Gold Connections, Imaginary Tricks, Japandroids, Palberta, Phoebe Bridgers, Planning For Burial, ROWVN and So Below.

AR Ferdinand – Lately (ft. Daphne)

Ciphurphace – Same Old Flows (ft. Selena Rivers)

Davy Sage – Celebrate

I Am The Polish Army – David Bowie

James Rafferty – Everything

The Linemen – Cold Water

Mykki Blanco – Loner (Remix ft. Wiki)

Pick A Piper – Nikko

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