Chicago is about headed into the deep freeze this week, with temperatures dropping below zero overnight and single digits during the day. That’s not even including the wind chill factor, making it pretty dangerous to spend any real time outside. It’s one of the big reasons why I try and avoid going to live shows during these winter months, even though they’re not outside. It’s mostly a park and walk several blocks issue, along with a whole “no coat check” thing many venues have that seems to keep me away. Exceptions will be made though, like when The Dismemberment Plan comes to town in a couple weeks. Okay, let’s talk Pick Your Poison for this Monday. Highlights include tracks from The Asteroid #4, Cold Cave, Digits, The District Attorneys, and Lawrence & Leigh.

The Asteroid #4 – Wicked Wire

Cold Cave – The Great Pan Is Dead

Digits – Rachel Marie

The District Attorneys – Sweetheart All Reckless and Humble

The Last Royals – Unbelievable (EMF cover)

Lawrence & Leigh – Heeled Shoes

Peter Elkas – Cool Thing to Do

Skull Tape – Whip My Hair (Drowning In Blood)

Telepathique – Chicken Chicken


Classified – That Ain’t Classy

DATO – My Life Is Perfect Now (Featuring Jannie Linnebæk) (Demo)

The Last Royals – Crystal Vases

Nostalgia 77 – Simmerdown

Star Slinger – Remedy