It’s a heat wave across Chicagoland and much of the midwest right now. Temperatures are up in the high 90s with heat indices reaching close to or at 100 degrees. This is August weather for us, not early June. And what happened to spring? Ah well, my view is, better to be hot than cold, and I’m also a fan of air conditioning to help keep things comfortable. Best of luck to you, particularly if you’ve got to spend a lot of time outdoors in this oppressive heat. Pick Your Poison today won’t burn you up today, even though there are some hot tracks in this set. I will say that tracks from Archers of Loaf, Art Brut, Chains of Love, Fonda, Hotel Lights, Love of Everything and Zomby (featuring Panda Bear) all get my personal thumbs up today. That’s a lot of excellence, and the Soundcloud section has more, with Fuck Buttons remixing Sigur Ros’ Jonsi, and Lovedrug doing a surprisingly good cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”.

Archers of Loaf – What Did You Expect?

Art Brut – Lost Weekend

Axwell – I Found You (Ant Brooks Re-Edit)

Chains of Love – Black Hearts

Fonda – Better Days

Frederick Squire – All Things Past Serve to Guide You on Your Way

Hotel Lights – Falling Down

John LaMonica – Wolf Protestor

KRMPCK – Bass Ink

Love of Everything – Three Way Answers

Ricky Stein and the Warm Guns – Place in My Heart
Ricky Stein and the Warm Guns – No Tomorrow

Six7 – 21st Century Citizen

Temabes – Phantom (Original Mix)

The Wandas – Forever and Ever

Zomby – Things Fall Apart (ft. Panda Bear)


Bronze Medallists – Mathematics

Jónsi – Tornado (Fuck Buttons Remix)

Lovedrug – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)