As you start to plan out your weekend, let me give you a quick suggestion in terms of something you might want to check out. Specifically, the band Said the Whale is coming through Chicago for a date at the Double Door’s Dirtroom this Saturday night. These guys (and girl) are a hot up-and-coming indie pop band out of Vancouver that I’ve featured previously on Pick Your Poison. They started to draw attention after some strong shows at SXSW last spring, and are readying an EP called “New Brighton” for release next month. If you want to be in on the ground floor with Said the Whale, go see them on Saturday. Tickets are a mere $5 and can be purchased here. Be advised that the show is 21+. Just a little something for the locals to check out if you’re not yet booked tomorrow night. And have a listen to a couple mp3s to help make your decision easier:
Said the Whale – B.C. Orienteering
Said the Whale – Camilo (The Magician)

Speaking directly of today’s Pick Your Poison, this nice more extended version today has some killer tracks from Alert New London, Brown Shoe, Leverage Models, Mates of State, McCarthy Trenching, and Tall Ships. Eddie Mars’ remix of a track by Rewards (aka Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift) featuring Solange Knowles is noteworthy as well. And speaking of remixes, in the Soundcloud section you can stream Cut Copy’s remix of Death Cab for Cutie’s “Doors Unlocked and Open”. It’s a great version of the song to start your weekend.

Alert New London – Silverdrive

Artery – Standing Still

Brown Shoe – Diving Bell

Cancellieri – Early Spring

Coldair – Digging

Debra Dolce – Fairytale Love Affair (Noise Invaders Remix)

Leverage Models – Fleeced (Before the Lord)

Mates of State – Palomino

McCarthy Trenching – Oh Nancy

Mezzanine Owls – Tethered to the Fountain

Mild Mannered – Wonder

Radio Moscow – Speedfreak

Rewards ft. Solange Knowles – Equal Dreams (Eddie Mars Remix)

Sandmand Viper Command – Strawberry Quick  

Tall Ships – Hit the Floor

Trentemøller – Neverglade (Trentemøller remix)


Antonymes meets Slow Dancing Society – The Grey Sea And The Long Black Land

Boarding Surface – Love Song (Radio Edit)

Death Cab for Cutie – Doors Unlocked And Open (Cut Copy Remix)

Greneberg – Sewer Gravy

Herdwhite – Get Drunk Get Skinny and Dance