Happy Oscar nomination Tuesday everyone. I know this is all about music, but for those of us that also have a huge passion for movies, today was kind of a big day. But to connect the two, I’d like to offer up congratulations to Trent Reznor, who earned an Oscar nomination for his score of “The Social Network” with Atticus Ross. Great stuff. Today’s Pick Your Poison isn’t entirely nomination-worthy, but still delightful nonetheless. Highlights include tracks from Cotton Jones, Darwin Deez, Duchess Leo and John Vanderslice. In the Soundcloud section, it’s easy to hate a band like The Vines, but honestly their new song is pretty good. Check it out if you really enjoy some solid alt-rock.
The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
Darwin Deez – Where’s the Chocolate?
John Brodeur – Confidentially (2011 Version)
John Vanderslice – The Piano Lesson
Leverage Models – Dreaming of Accidents
Paul Collins – Do You Wanna Love Me
Bag Raiders – Sunlight (feat. Dan Black)