While I try to avoid talking about sports on the site, mainly because I’m not entirely sure how much of my readership actually follows sports (or U.S. sports even), but I want to take a moment to talk NBA playoffs. As you may or may not have heard, the Miami Heat were taken down by the Dallas Mavericks for the championship this year. The odds were stacked against them at every turn, but they overcame those odds and came away victorious. It’s always exciting to see an underdog win, and the Mavs were no exception. That combined with the cocky attitude of Lebron James made for what was almost a sweet humbling of a guy that needs a healthy dose of it. The worst part though came after that last game ended, when Lebron came out and said that everybody that was rooting against him now have to return to their “pathetic” lives and jobs they don’t like. Seriously, the guy is totally endearing himself to everyone (sarcasm). So I just wanted to say congratulations to the Mavericks for showing that sometimes the good guys do win despite heavy odds in the other direction. Okay, so Pick Your Poison today has another nice assortment of tracks. Highlights include songs from Dark Mean, Hercules and Love Affair, Its Overture and Mothers of Gut. Be sure to also have a look at Bjorn of Peter, Bjorn and John’s remix of Architecture in Helsinki, not to mention a cool Iggy Pop live track.

Aaron Lee & The Love Vigilantes – Wrecking Ball

Architecture in Helsinki – Contact High (Bjorn Yttling Remix)

Braidwood Pond – Wear Your Inside Out
Braidwood Pond – Day to Day

CIRC – Mo Tin Club

Dark Mean – Smoke Lake

Frauson – Doomed at Ragnarok’s Trial

Hercules and Love Affair – Painted Eyes

Hollidayrain – Up (ft. Kenton Dunson)

Iggy Pop – Turn Blue (Live)

Its Overture – Walk

Mothers of Gut – Stalemate

Peter Webster – Footprints

Scarlet Season – History of Violence

The Speechless Radio – Perforations

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players – Open Everything


Cold Specks – Holland

Dark and Stormy – Here Comes Another One

Electric Wire Hustle – This World (ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Maya Jane Coles – Focus Now