Happy Valentine’s Day! Okay, so that doesn’t so much apply to me, in the sense that I’m single and have no reason to be excited about the “most romantic day of the year”. I’m not about to get all bitter on people today though, because I’m tired of bitching about this day every year. Once I actually have cause to celebrate with gusto, that’ll be one exceptionally happy Valentine’s day. As a consolation prize for me and you and everyone we know, the glorious wunderkinds known as Radiohead have graced us with the announcement of a new album, “The King of Limbs”. You’ll be able to get a digital copy of the album starting this Saturday, and if you order a physical version in the special “newspaper” packaging, that will be shipped to you in May. Get all the details and preorder now at TheKingofLimbs.com. Let’s talk about songs I love on today’s special V-Day edition of Pick Your Poison. I openly heart tracks from Damon and Naomi, J. Mascis, Jonquil, Panda Bear and Shipbuilding Co. I hope your day is full of love, whether you have someone to share it with or not.

Algodón Egipcio – El Dia Previo

Damon and Naomi – Walking Backwards

Electra – Radio On

Empress Hotel – Bells Ring

J. Mascis – It Is Done

Jonquil – Fighting Smiles

Maggie Eckford – For What It’s Worth

Panda Bear – Last Night at the Jetty

Powerdove – Birdsong

The Saddest Landscape – Declaring War on Nostalgia

Shipbuilding Co. – Made Out of Diamonds

Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The Well (Fodral Remix)


PeaceTreaty – Cal State Anthem (Metropolis Remix)

Voluntary Butler Scheme – To The Height Of A Frisbee