Just want to give a quick shout out to Poly Styrene, the X-Ray Spex frontwoman and punk icon who died on Monday night. She was 53 years old and was taken by cancer. It’s always tragic when you lose an influential music figure, and Poly Styrene was one of them. May she rest in peace, and may her close friends and family remain strong in this time of grief. Pick Your Poison tries to be life-affirming as much as possible, and the songs today are pretty good for that purpose. Highlights include tracks from Bachelorette, Parts of Speech, Sebadoh and Small Sur. If you have watched the new show “The Voice” on NBC you’ve probably heard of Rebecca Loebe, and you can download one of her songs below. Also the new Neon Hitch track in the Soundcloud section is pretty solid too.

Bachelorette – Blanket

Big Pauper – Big Sick

Boarding Surface – You and Me

DATAROCK – California (Ralph Myerz Remix)

Fania – Mambo Mongo (Joaquin “Joe” Claussell Remix)

Glenn Jones – On the Massachusetts-Virginia Border

Jeff Beam – Venus Flying Trapeze

Mickey Newbury – An American Trilogy

Mothers of Gut – Wizard Tree

Parts of Speech – Tasted Comfort

Rebecca Loebe – Mystery Prize

Sebadoh – Rebound

Small Sur – The Woods

Snailhouse – Sentimental Gentleman


Neon Hitch – Silly Girl