I love going to shows, I just don’t get the opportunity to go enough. My schedule is just a little bit crazy and if I can’t find the time or the weather is horrible then I just don’t go. Mid-weeks are toughest, but early in the week and weekends are great when I’m able to get out. I make mention of it because I’m not seeing just one, but TWO shows this week and outside of a music festival that’s halfway unheard of for me. Both are great, too. Last night I caught Paul Simon at The Vic and on Friday I’ll be going to Death Cab for Cutie at the Metro. Both artists normally play much larger venues, so there’s a nice intimacy aspect about it as well. Should be lots of fun. If you’ve already caught (or will be catching) either of the shows just mentioned, give me a holler in the comments. We’ll compare notes. Pick Your Poison today has some nice stuff as usual. I can give a hearty plus mark to the following artists: Beirut, Echo Lake, Handsome Furs, The Morning Birds, Washed Out and Woodsman. Also worth listening to is The Album Leaf’s remix of Scattered Trees.

Beirut – O Leaozinho

Candidate – You Still Love Me

Echo Lake – Young Silence

Fiction Company – Girls In Uniform

Handsome Furs – What About Us

Liquid Stranger – Bombaclaad Star

The Morning Birds – The Quickening

The Naked Hearts – Pillow Song

Paleo – Holly Would

Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits – Winter Time

Rye Rye ft. M.I.A. – Sunshine (2 Bit Thugs Redub)

Scattered Trees – Four Days Straight (The Album Leaf Remix)

Star Slinger – Mornin’

The Street and Babe Shadow – Forever

Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed

Woodsman – Insects


Alex Winston- Sister Wife (Ladyhawke Remix)

Bird Call – The Man With The Child In His Eyes (Kate Bush cover)