It’s a little slow going thus far in 2011 when it comes to fresh music. Of course it’s kind of that way at the start of every new year. The “holidays” are still going on, or at least a number of people are still vacationing, and the real new albums don’t begin to hit stores until next week. So apologies for the sparse number of mp3s in today’s Pick Your Poison. Anticipate more of the same probably through the end of the week. My recommendations for today include songs from Broken Records, The District Attorneys and Yellow Ostrich’s cover of Sharon Van Etten’s “Love More”. Also take note of the new Soundcloud section, where you can stream (and in most cases also download) some tracks as well.

Broken Records – A Leaving Song
Broken Records – A Darkness Rises Up

The District Attorneys – Splitsville

ESG – Dance to the Beat of Moody

Hafdis Huld – Synchronised Swimmers
Hafdis Huld – Action Man

The New Slave – Pharmaceutical Son
The New Slave – 1975

Starlings, TN – How Dark It Is Before the Dawn

Yellow Ostrich – Love More (Sharon Van Etten cover)


Me And My Gin by Cepia

James Vincent McMorrow – This Old Dark Machine by VagrantRecords