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”.