It’s that Indian Summer time of year, where temperatures soar a bit above average and some of us get that last little taste that summer has leftover for us. In Chicago that means 60s-70s this week, and if you live in a place that gets freezing cold I hope you’ll get a bit of warmth as well before we all descend into the frozen tundra that is winter. Today’s week-starting Pick Your Poison has some good stuff, including highlights from Acid House Kings, The Octopus Project, Phil Wilson, Shapers, and a duet between Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls fame) and this classical pianist she discovered named Tristan Allen.

Acid House Kings – Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?

AndersIlar – Traveller

Bleu – Singin’ in Tongues

Enjoy Your Pumas – Weight of the Circles

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra – Wonderful

John Shipe – Love Belongs to Everyone

The Octopus Project – Fuguefat

:papercutz – Lylac (Helios Remix)

Phil Wilson – Up to London
Phil Wilson – I Own It

Serena Andrews – The Dream
Serena Andrews – My City

Shapers – Virginia Reel

Tristan Allen – Janos Vs. Wonderland (ft. Amanda Palmer)