It’s Monday, so let’s skip the small talk and jump right into the new music. You’ll want to check out downloads in this set from Flying Lotus (x2!), Jet Trash, Stay Away and W I N C H E S T E R. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Andy Stott, Art School Jocks, Au.Ra, Beach Fossils (x2!), DWNTWN, Liana Bank$ (ft. Ayo Jay), Lil Yachty (ft. Evander Griiim), Mikey Young, Naomi Punk, Needles//Pins and more!
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It’s a sunny Monday in Chicago with temperatures in the 80s, so I’ve got no complaints. Throw in a bunch of new music, and that’s a recipe for greatness. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, KPT, Little Reader and Weatherboy. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Bjorn Torske & Prins Thomas, Bryson Tiller (ft. Young Thug), Cende, CUZ Lightyear, Danny Brown, Deadboy, Maribor, Michael Nau, Now Now, Paperwhite and Physical Therapy.
Yeah it’s Monday, and that generally sucks, but the knowledge that there’s lots of great new music to indulge in should make it a little less painful. Specifically, there are some great tracks in this set from Goose (ft. Saba & Ano Ba), Junior Astronomers, Radiator King, Sebastian Blanck (ft. Sharon Van Etten) and Turtlenecked. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cody ChesnuTT, The Dears, Galantis, Ingrosso & Salvatore Ganacci (ft. Bunji Garlin), Kid Froopy, Late Night Episode, MINKA, Noah Kahan, Sleep Party People, Tony Quattro (ft. Nani Castle), Urban Cone and more!
Please enjoy this special full edition of Pick Your Poison today, complete with a set of downloads that are usually reserved for just Mondays. Highlights from this collection include cuts from Autumn in June, Frank Rabeyrolles, Impuritees and Kacey Johansing. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from DJ Sports, James Elkington, Jlin, Kweku Collins, Moon Diagrams, MXMS, RL Grime, salute (ft. Liv Dawson), Tei Shi, VON GREY and Wavves.
Welcome to May! It’s been raining for the last few days here in Chicago, and the temperatures have dropped too, so things are a bit miserable. Nothing some great new songs can’t cure (I hope). Don’t miss downloads in this set from Jesse Reyez, Little Reader, Outer Gods and Suntrodden. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Anevo (ft. Heather Sommer), Aryay (ft. Kimbra), Beacon, Ben Phipps (ft. Mike Ruby), Casey Dienel, cln, Goody Grace, Henry Fong (ft. Nyla & Stylo G), H.E.R., The I.L.Y’s, Land of Talk, Nicole Atkins and Yogi (ft. Juicy J & Alexander Lewis).
Oh hey there, Monday. You crept up on me. As always, I hope your weekend was excellent. Let’s get right back into some new music though, shall we? Don’t miss downloads in this set from Au.Ra, the black watch, Hnry Flwr, Shards and Someday I Will Miss You. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from adhoc, Anya Marina, Blondage, Frida Sundemo, Front Porch Lights, Keke Palmer (ft. Quavo), Mothica, Orchards, Pomo (ft. Harrison Brome), Wifisfuneral and more.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter! The weather in Chicago has been awesome these last couple days, and the trend’s set to continue for a day or two more, so let’s make the most of it with another wonderful edition of Pick Your Poison. Don’t miss downloads in this set from The March Divide (covering Culture Club), Matthew Ryan, Quicksilver Daydream and vox. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Casey Dienel, Cool American, Hoops, HUNNY, Jesse, Joseph of Mercury, The Night Game, Ratboys, STUFF., Sweater Beats (ft. R.LUM.R), Terribly Yours and more!
Monday already? Feels like the weekend just started. Maybe these songs will help make the time pass more quickly. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Calan, Naomi Wachira, Steph Copeland & Freek van Workum and Time Is Fire. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Blond Ambition, Daddy Issues, demen, Elohim, Exhibition (ft. Julian Casablancas), Kevin Gates, K’Valentine (ft. Styles P), Knox Fortune, Nightwave, Novo Amor, Steve Lacy and Turtlenecked.
Welcome to April, where the weather is warmer and rainier, and the music somehow automatically adjusts itself to fit that mood. There are some wonderful downloads in this set from Beth // James, James Raftery, Outer Gods, Syd and Wild Skies. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Alyeska, Audien x MAX, Fedde Le Grand, Hayden Pedigo, JMSN, Joey Fatts (ft. Vince Staples & April), Motez, Sofi de la Torre, SWIMM, TRP, The Wooden Sky and more!
It’s a rainy start to the week here in Chicago, but the good news is that spring has officially arrived and it seems like the snow won’t be back until at least November. Of course it’s not like there was much of a winter this past year anyways, what with unseasonably warm temperatures in January and February, plus almost no measurable snow during either of those months. So the inconvenience was mild at worst. But look at me, wasting time talking about the weather. There’s a full edition of Pick Your Poison to dig into! Don’t miss downloads in this set from Benjamin Munoz, Blake Banks, Remada and Wuh Oh. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Amanda Fondell, DYLYN, Leonce, M.E.S.H., Moon Duo, Njomza, Phantoms (ft. VERITE), Rationale, Sloan Peterson, Spoek Mathambo (ft. Damao & Suga Flow), tricot and Xiu Xiu.
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!
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).
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.
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).
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.