Hope your weekend was killer. And by killer, I mean that you or someone you know didn’t wind up dead because of Hurricane Irene. It was a dangerous situation along the East Coast, and if you suffered severe damage to your home or body, I hope things turn out okay for you. If you’re just getting your power back after a couple days of not having it, welcome back to the world. Personally, I spent my weekend somehow finding a way to get sick, despite really nice weather. It sucks when you’re sick and it’s nice out. I imagine it’s less of a problem in places like Los Angeles and Florida, where it’s nice all the time, but in Chicago, we don’t get sick until the weather turns cold and nasty. So this whole thing is a situation I’m none too pleased with. But I’ll deal. Hopefully you’ll deal too, with plenty of solid stuff in today’s Pick Your Poison. Songs I can affix a gold star sticker to today include ones from Boots Electric, Jonathan Coulton, Memoryhouse, and Sleeping Bags. Also, in the Soundcloud section you can hear a new song from Charlotte Gainsbourg (that I think is great), and check out Tokyo Police Club covering Jimmy Eat World alongside Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. Speaking of Tokyo Police Club, I will hopefully have 1-2 different cover songs from them each day this week, as they’ve embarked on a project to cover 10 songs from the last 10 years. It’s a fun little thing and they’re good covers too, as you’ll hear below.

Acid Invaders – Change (Summer Party Mix)

BigBee of Whitetree – She Can Take Me

Boots Electric – Boots Electric Theme

Femme Fatality – Southwest Syndrome

The Funk Ark – El Beasto

Gross Magic – Sweetest Touch

Jonathan Coulton – Good Morning Tucson

Memoryhouse – Quiet America

SBTRKT – Wildfire ft. Little Dragon (Paper Diamond Remix)

Silver Wren – Estranger

Sleeping Bags – Pehr

Tommy Svensson – Moraali


Charlotte Gainsbourg – Terrible Angels

Datarock – Roller Coaster (Souldrop Remix)

Karin Park – Tiger Dreams

Nick Galea – Conductor

Parties – Black Budgets

Tokyo Police Club – Sweetness (Jimmy Eat World cover ft. Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit)