Welcome to August! This is one of the hottest months of the year, and if you’re paying attention to new releases, this week is one of the hottest of 2010 as well. There’s plenty of excitement about the new Arcade Fire record, among other things, so rest assured we’ll deal with all that as the week progresses. For now though, here’s Monday’s edition of Pick Your Poison, getting the month off to a great start. You’ll definitely want to check out tracks from The Drums, Balkans, Roadside Graves, and Efterklang touring member Frederik Tiege. There’s also a free 10″ download from Wild Beasts available to you at the cost of an email address (for this week only). That might serve as a good warm-up for the band’s Lollapalooza set.
Atlantic at Pacific – Weddings
The Hush Now – Vietnam Giraffe
Invisible Elephant – Wind-Up Bird
The N.E.C. – Those (Guilty Pleasures)
Wild Beasts – We Still Got the Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues 10 inch (follow link; email required)