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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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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 1-5-17

Happy New Year! The holidays are now officially over and it’s time to get back to business as usual, which is equal parts exciting and depressing. You’re filled with that spirit of renewal that comes with a new year, but it’s tainted with fear for how everything will turn out. Either way, you can rest assured that Faronheit will press onward, content in the goal of delivering some of the freshest and best new music straight to your browser for the foreseeable future. So you’ve got that going for you, which is nice. Great tracks today from Consuumer, The Ferdy Mayne, Lazy Legs and Soft Lashes. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from BANANA, Boss Hog, Elliott Smith, Jens Lekman, Julie Byrne, Loose Tooth, Said the Whale, Ten Fe, Thievery Corporation, Turn to Crime, Uniform and YELLE.

Big Lo – Yuri Gagarin

Consuumer – Shattered Fruit

Def Manic – You Need Someone

The Ferdy Mayne – Define My Name

King Fantastic – Doc Holliday

LaJIT – How It Feel

Lazy Legs – Small Talk

Soft Lashes – LANCER

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Pick Your Poison: Tuesday 12-20-16

As we roll into the final weeks of 2016, I only feel it’s fair to warn you that things are both slowing down and picking up here at Faronheit HQ. Specifically, there’s less going on new music-wise, which means that until we reach about mid-January, the Pick Your Poison posts will become fewer and farther between. For example, this is the only set of new music you’ll be getting this week. For me personally, it’s nice to get a little bit of a break from what’s otherwise a very busy time 11 other months out of the year. But I’m also using the extra time productively, as I finish up writing for the Listmas posts highlighting the best music from 2016. That should be up and available for your reading pleasure between Christmas and New Year’s. So, you know, fun stuff. In the meantime, please enjoy these downloads from Corner Suns (ft. Sarah Jaffe), Cotton Mather with Nicole Atkins, Emma Heartbeat and Jordan Burchel. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Alasdair Roberts, Alex Clare, Ava Gloomy, clipping. (ft. SICKNESS), Knox Hamilton, Michael Angelakos (of Passion Pit), Ryan Hemsworth (ft. RYAN Playground & swim good now), So Stressed, Why?, Zimmer (ft. Fhin) and more. If I don’t talk to you, have a great holiday!

Corner Suns – The Rattle in the Room (ft. Sarah Jaffe)

Cotton Mather with Nicole Atkins – Faded

David Armstrong – Destiny

Emma Heartbeat – Radio, Oh Radio

Frank Rabeyrolles – Sick (Demo)

Jordan Burchel – Lilymoore Pts 1 & 2

Noktiluc – Los Caminos

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 12-15-16

Okay, I’ve got Christmas shopping to do and a wedding to attend in Ohio this weekend, so let’s get this show on the road, shall we? Today’s edition of Pick Your Poison features downloads from Blake Rainey & His Demons, Masta Killa, MNTN, Quiet Boy and TheSpvceAge (ft. TDot Illdude). In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Bassel & the Supernaturals, GEMS, JAX, Julie Byrne, Little Simz, Mating Ritual, Oliver Riot, Satchmode, Serengeti + Sicker Man, Shy Girls, Uppermost and more!

Blake Rainey & His Demons – Losing My Way

Deep Cuts – Comatose Come Christmas

Masta Killa – Therapy

MNTN – One Lonely Star

Nevada Nevada – 900 Days

Quiet Boy – Redeem

Rat Fancy – You Stole My Xmas Sweater

TheSpvceAge – You (ft. TDot Illdude)

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Pick Your Poison: Monday 12-12-16

If I recall correctly, last year there was some “concern” by a number of people in the Chicagoland area that we were not going to have a “white” Christmas. As the holidays were approaching, there was a distinct lack of snow, and pretty much anything that did fall wound up melting in relatively short order. Clearly 2016 is a different year, and as we have seen time and time again, content to mess with our expectations at every turn. After the second week in a row of receiving several inches of snow despite not even being halfway through December, bitter cold, below zero temperatures are now on tap for this week. Suddenly things are starting to feel much closer to February than December. So while I shake my fist angrily at the Polar Vortex, how about some more new music to get the blood flowing. Don’t miss downloads from John Wesley Coleman III, Jordan Burchel, Royale and Strae. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Androma & Kulkid, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Emmit Fenn, Grammar, Hand Habits, Kodie Shane (ft. Lil Yachty), Krewella, Little Simz (ft. Tilla), Quinn XCII, Sondre Larche and more!

The Ferdy Mayne – Pears and Asian Wine

John Wesley Coleman III – Hang Tight

Jordan Burchel – Blesh

Mickey 9s – Superman

Royale – Thursday

Strae – Lioness

Terek Ke – I Wanna What Love Is

Vigo Thieves – Razorblade

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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 12-8-16

Let’s jump right into another fun set of music to help make your week move along that much more quickly. There are some great downloads in this set from The Gods Themselves, Krallice, Minor Moon and Richie Quake. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Ab-Soul, Best Night Ever, Dominic, Fenech-Soler, Grails, Kristin Kontrol, Lil Yachty (ft. A$AP Ferg), Mega Bog, Moon Duo, Wale and more!

Confabulation – Thula Borah

The Gods Themselves – COOL

Kissing Party – Warren City Christmas

Krallice – Hate Power

Mayhaw Hoons – The Swinger

Minor Moon – Weird How We Float

Richie Quake – Try

Vague – Corner

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