Welcome to a brand new segment here on Faronheit! I don’t introduce new stuff very often, and sometimes they don’t work out, but I have high hopes for this one. The concept is very simple in nature. Every day I get an inbox filled to the brim with press releases, tour dates, artist information, and about a million and one links. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy to have all that music sent to me, mostly because that’s the biggest way I discover new artists and am able to keep up on the latest happenings. If you’re in an up-and-coming band or work for a PR firm and want to send me stuff, by all means please do – the way you can contact me is in the sidebar. Anyways, while I do try my hardest to listen to every single piece of music sent my way (and for the most part, that mission is accomplished), given that I’m prone to writing one post a day which is an album review, there are so many mp3s that pass me by and never get exposure here on the site. This new segment “Pick Your Poison” intends to change that. As a scour my inbox on a daily basis, I’m going to pick out some mp3s and post them here. Not only you can be made aware they’re available, but that you might also discover a brand new artist to love. This could be a lot of fun. You might also discover a few songs that simply rub you the wrong way (I experience this on a daily basis). Ah, this is why the segment has the word “poison” in the title. You’ll get no descriptions of the artists or songs, just the link to the mp3 and potentially a link to buy or preorder the album/EP/single/etc. It can be the Russian Roulette of downloading, or you may simply want to only choose songs by artists you know or may have heard of through the grapevine. The choice is yours, my friends! May you choose wisely, and may you continue to discover great new music at your fingertips each new day.

Broken Bells: The Myspace Transmission Session (ZIP)
Features: 1) The Ghost Inside 2) The High Road 3) October 4) Vaporize

The Burnt Ones- Gonna Listen to T-Rex (All Night Long)

Holy Fuck- Latin America

KISSES- Bermuda

The Mary Onettes- The Night Before the Funeral

Rooney- I Don’t Wanna Lose You (follow link; email required)
Preorder their new album “EUREKA”

Senryu- Inklings

Typhoon- Starting Over
Br’er- Irma (Magnetic Fields cover)
Follow link for free download of a compilation record called “Ecliptics: Odious Two”

Richard McGraw- My Life (Billy Joel cover)
Purchase his album “Burying the Dead” from iTunes

Lake Heartbeat- Southbound (KISSES Remix)