How many movies is Ryan Gosling going to be in this year? Between “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, “Drive” and now “The Ides of March”, the guy has a lot to promote these days. Good thing he’s a good actor and tends not to choose crap projects. Which also reminds me – George Clooney, also in “The Ides of March”, has another movie coming out soon called “The Descendants”. That’ll make two for him this year. But perhaps nobody is having a bigger, more crowded year than Jessica Chastain. She went into 2011 basically unknown, but is emerging as one of the hot new stars to watch. Her grand total will be 7 movies by the time 2011 is up. That’s less from being a workaholic and more from having movies already made but unreleased now finally all getting unleashed at once. Best of luck to her in handling all that. Oh, why am I talking movies? It’s Friday, there’s new stuff out, and I’m out of topics to discuss otherwise. Let’s get into Pick Your Poison for today. I’ll send some love in the direction of artists like And So I Watch You From Afar, Big Tree, Breathe Owl Breathe, Dreamers of the Ghetto, Leema Mountain, Misfits, The Mommyheads and Tennis System. In the Soundcloud section, you can stream some excellent new tracks from Guillemots and Iceage. Enjoy your weekend!

And So I Watch You From Afar – Search:Party:Animal

Big Tree – Seattle Bound

Breathe Owl Breathe – The Listeners (The Mole & The Ostrich)

City of Satellites – Machine Is My Animal

Dreamers of the Ghetto – State of a Dream

Ed Hale and the Transcendence – Blind Eye

Flashguns – No Point Hanging Around (In Golden Tears Remix)

Hello Electric – Hook

Inspired and the Sleep – While We’re Young

Jupe Jupe – Once Around the Sun

Leema Mountain – Bike Rides After Dark

Misfits – Twilight of the Dead

The Mommyheads – Hello Friends

Pillars and Tongues – Oaky (doting, in late summer)
Pillars and Tongues – Live Song

The Reminding Ideas – Good Clown, Bad Clown

Tennis System – Arcane

The Town Monster – Bela Lugosi

Vadoinmessico – Teeo


Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone (Dark Sky Remix)

Guillemots – I Don’t Feel Amazing Now


The Matador – Underground

Xaver Von Treyer – Lunar Rover