All week leading up to the start of the Pitchfork Music Festival this Friday, I’ll be offering up a preview guide for those attending, or simply those wanting to learn more about the artists playing one of this summer’s most hotly anticipated music festivals. That being said, Pick Your Poison will continue as usual for this week, with the exception of Friday where I’ll be too busy watching live music to post up some fresh mp3s. Just wanted to warn all of you in advance. Alright, so today’s highlights include a new song from the soon-to-be hot band Lower Dens. You might also want to have a listen to the Kristin Hersh track, and the new one from Superchunk. Oh, and the Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is a couple months old, but I’ve never posted it before and if you’ve not yet heard it, it’s definitely worth a download.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

Backseat Dreamer – Gold Dust

Boxharp – Leatherwing Bat

Desmond and the Tutus – High Fives

Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was for Wasting

Flore – Cars

Kristin Hersh – Coals

Lower Dens – Tea Lights

Neil Nathan – Highways
Neil Nathan – I’m So Happy You Failed (Laptop cover)

Superchunk – Skip Steps 1&3

Tim Chad and Sherry – The Love I Make