I hope you’re as psyched about the upcoming Labor Day weekend as I am. It’s sort of a “last hurrah” for summer, what with everyone breaking out the BBQ and hanging around outside before the temperatures really start to drop. In eager anticipation of that, Pick Your Poison is pretty great today. The Chicago band City State makes some pretty good music, and they’re giving much of it away for free, which is why I’d also like to encourage you to follow the link below and donate a buck or two to help them out. Additionally, Crocodiles are giving away a free EP of instrumental songs that’s worth your time. Arcade Fire fans, you’ll definitely want to hear The Drums covering the great “Suburbs” track “We Used to Wait”. Speaking of covers, Telekinesis covers the band Green, which is pretty cool as well. And The Intelligence gets a big old recommended stamp from me as well. I really “like” their song, if you catch my drift.

Brad Laner – Crawl Back In (Baths Remix)

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – Man in Charge

City States – Okay
Download more free music from City States, and donate if you can

Crocodiles – Fires of Comparison EP  (ZIP)

Delay Trees – About Brothers

The Delfields – Justine

The Drums – We Used to Wait (Arcade Fire cover)

First Aid Kit – Hard Believer

The Intelligence – Like Like Like Like Like Like Like

J Minus – Congratulations, You Suck

The Mommyheads – Needmore, PA

Telekinesis – Gotta Getta Record Out (Green cover)