Oh, I love these extended editions of Pick Your Poison, mostly because I still believe in free music downloads as a format. There’s something comforting about having a song always available on your laptop or phone, where you don’t need to connect to Spotify or Soundcloud to listen to it. Of course I realize that’s a somewhat unpopular opinion these days, but don’t particularly care. If downloads are still your thing as well, you might want to check out tracks from The Chairman Dances, Favours, Lee Mazin, and Static Diary. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, you’ll also find songs from Chantel Jeffries (ft. Vory), CHILDCARE, Fabolous (ft. Ty Dolla $ign), Future Generations, Galantis, I Am J Dubb (ft. Money Man), K. Roosevelt, Late Night Episode, Russo, Seafret, World’s Fair (ft. Nasty Nigel, Cody B. Ware, Freaky Franz), and more!
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It’s a good Monday for an extended edition of Pick Your Poison, complete with some really fun tracks perfect for your summer BBQ or general outdoor activities. Case in point, don’t miss downloads in this set from Avid Dancer, PJ Wasserman, Rocky Steps (ft. Lucy Graham), and Chicago’s own Vic Mensa. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cannons, Cheat Codes x Little Mix, Das Body, G-Eazy (ft. Black Youngsta & BlocBoy JB), Hippie Sabotage, Laura Jean Anderson, Maty Noyes, Pete Yorn (covering the Pixies), The Vryll Society, Win and Woo (ft. Cosmos & Creature), YUMI, and more!
It’s a Monday, it’s so mundane. What exciting things will happen today? How about a fresh, extended edition of Pick Your Poison to get things started on the right foot? Don’t miss downloads in this set from great artists like Darren Jessee, The Eyebrows, Flint Eastwood, and The March Divide. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream plenty more music from the likes of 2 Chainz (ft. Drake & Quavo), Alessia Cara, Ariaa, Fizzy Blood, Kamixlo, Kotek, Papadosio, Picture This, Riot Ten & Krimer, Smokescreens, Tropics, and Whethan (ft. Oh Wonder).
Normally I’d wait until I had a few more downloads to share before including them in an extended Monday edition of Pick Your Poison, but I’m feeling saucy today and it’s nice outside and whatever other excuses I need to make to justify this. Ultimately, it doesn’t make much of a difference. You should absolutely check out tracks from Lev Snowe, Lovehoney, and Oh Joy, among others. Then cruise on past the jump into the Soundcloud section for streams from artists like Blaise Moore, Charlotte Lawrence, Dagny, Future Generations, Gorillaz (ft. George Benson), Hotel Mira, StayLoose (ft. Taheran), THEY., UnoTheActivist, Vic Mensa (ft. G-Eazy), and Walton.
Starting out June with an extended edition of Pick Your Poison just feels right. The days are getting longer, and so are the collections of songs! There are some fantastic downloads in this set from Carry Illinois, Claude Munson, Franklin, and Running Red Lights. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, you can stream more music from artists that include Beanpole, Blanco White, Impey, Jalen N’Gonda, Luke James, MadeinTYO (ft. A$AP Ferg), Nessly & Yung Bans, Party Pupils, Reese Laflare, Set Mo, TWOGOOD (ft. Maddy), and Winston.
While I recover from too many mint juleps this past Kentucky Derby weekend, please take some new music to start your week off with a bang. There are some great downloads in this extended set from Casey Wickstrom, Elujay, Yalls, and Young Hunting. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Arroyo, Dagny, Dinosaur Jr., Dylan St. John (ft. TWO32), FHONO, Gallant, Julia Michaels (ft. Trippie Redd), LINES (ft. Dolores Haze), Prince Fox (ft. The Griswolds), Richard Edwards, SASH, and Thunderpussy.
Let’s wrap up April with a bang, shall we? And by “bang” I mean a collection of dynamite new songs to stream and download. That includes tracks from Declan O’Donovan, KPT, The Lamps, and Outbanders. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, there’s plenty more greatness from Bing & Ruth, COG, DRAMA< Joni, Kailee Morgue, Nik Freitas (ft. Lucius & Springtime Carnivore), Quinn Lewis, Shygirl, StayLoose (ft. Nevve), Super Future (ft. Kinnie Lane), Wussy, and Zilo. Antonio Breez – 2PAC
Hope your vinyl collection is flush with whatever you picked up this weekend for Record Store Day. Personally, I slept in and then stopped by the very tiny shop a few blocks from my apartment to browse over whatever they had left. There wasn’t much available (they purposely didn’t order a lot because they’re so small), but I still managed to snag a copy of the original 2011 version of Car Seat Headrest’s Twin Fantasy, which was re-recorded and released with some different arrangements and lyrics earlier this year. Also, even though it wasn’t s Record Store Day exclusive, I finally purchased a copy of INXS’ classic album Kick in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Feel free to share what you picked up in the comments. As for today’s Pick Your Poison, I’m happy to recommend downloads in this set from In Sonitus Lux, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Phosphenes, and Youth in a Roman Field. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Amanda Tenfjord, Anki & October Child (ft. NEAVV), Eleanor Friedberger, Lemaitre (ft. Jerry Folk), Michal Menart, Muki, Nedelle Torrisi, Nick Catchdubs, The Pale White, Paris (ft. Trippie Redd), Steve Aoki & Vini Vici (ft. Mama Aoki), and YellowStraps.
We’re halfway through April, and honestly I just can’t wait for May when that whole spring-to-summer transition finally starts to kick in. It’s still freezing in Chicago in the meantime, to the point where it snowed today. Not fun. But maybe this expanded edition of Pick Your Poison will help things. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Alex Dingley, The Black Watch, Good Rats, and Sleepspent. In the Soundcloud streams section after the jump, check out songs from ANNALIA, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Bryde, Hardwell & Steve Aoki (ft. Kris Kiss), Juanita Stein, The Magic Numbers, Marian Hill, Moncrieff & JUDGE, RAI, Trinidad Cardona, Uninamise, and more!
It’s Music Monday, meaning an extra large dose of Pick Your Poison to help ease you into the week. There are some wonderful downloads in this set coming from the likes of The Afghan Whigs, David Hopkins, Hi Lo Ha, Parker Longbough, and more. In the Soundcloud stream section after the jump, you’ll find more wonderful tracks courtesy of Alice Merton, Amine (ft. Injury Reserve), Beach Skulls, Bearson (ft. Kailee Morgue), Best Picture (ft. Max Green), Cuco, Elephante (ft. Anjulie), Llovers, Potatohead People (ft. Nanna.B), San Holo (ft. Taska Black), Thunderpussy, and Tunde Olanrian.
It’s Easter Week, but I’ve got a healthy dose of poptimism on the brain in preparation for two big shows rolling through Chicago this week – Lorde and Justin Timberlake. Should be a blast at both, and I’ll update and let you know how they went after. For now though, here’s an extended edition of Pick Your Poison, with dynamite downloads from Andy Sydow, Daniel Ellsworth + The Great Lakes, Lowlight, and Nathaniel Bellows. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Andy Bianchini & Mick Mazoo, Bent Denim, berhana, ISLAND, Maddy O’Neal & Dreamers Delight, The Magic Numbers, Marian Hill, Nightseason, NONONO, Picture This, Steve Aoki x Quintino, and Travis Thompson.
Along with Monday comes a fresh set of downloads for your mp3 collection if you still have one. Highlights in this set come from Look Vibrant, No Name Hotel, Strangers On the Internet, and Vancans. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Anna Lunoe, Fred Rister (ft. Sam Martin & Chris Willis), JC Brooks, Joker, Lissy Trullie, Marinsky (ft. Kieran), Niko The Kid (ft. Tia Simone), NOTD (ft. Bea Miller), Odina (covering Joy Division), Pablo Nouvelle, Summer Heart, and Uppermost (ft. Harry Pane).
It’s Monday, so let’s skip the small talk and get right into the music. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Madam West, Noble Son, Verge Collection, and Youth in a Roman Field. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, you can stream songs from Air Waves, Borgeous, Buddy (ft. A$AP Ferg), Grouper, illuminati hotties, Katie Von Schleicher, Lucy Mason, Maria Usbeck, Pional, Pizzagirl, Sarah Mary Chadwick, and Yoke Lore.
Hard to believe that February is almost over. Then again, it is the shortest month of the year. It’s also one of the worst months of the year, at least in the Midwest where bitter cold and snow tend to dominate. The music has been good though, today’s Pick Your Poison included. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Meekha, Noble Son, Oberon Rose, and Shah Marg. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from The Aces, Dana Buoy, Freedom Fry, Good Gas (ft. 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg & FKi 1st), The Magic Numbers, mastersystem (members of Frightened Rabbit), Mozzy (ft. Jay Rock & DCMBR), Nessly (ft. Joji), The Pale White, REYNA, Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois, and more.
Normally on a Monday I’d have about double the amount of downloads for you to enjoy, but unfortunately the numbers just aren’t quite there this week. Ah well. You can still pick up some great tracks from the likes of Errant Boy, Luna Shadows, and Red Black Red. The Soundcloud section after the jump has you covered with some streams from Alison Wonderland, August Greene, Bonny Doon, Chez Ali, Esbie Fonte, Gift Wrap, Helena Deland, Holly Miranda, Jouska, Simone Felice, Steve Kroeger, and Vera.