Allow me to take a moment and comment on the unfortunate split between Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel. They both seemed like people deserving of finding that special someone, Gibbard being the hopeless romantic at the center of so many lovelorn songs, and Deschanel being the ideal, coined phrase Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Sure, their divorce now opens the door for those girls and guys that all thought they were destined to be with either one of them. Try and, you know, stay with something more realistic for your goals. I’ve got a theory as to why they got divorced, and it’s more to do with life’s challenges than it does personal difficulties. He’s in a band and they’re doing a lot of touring around the country. She’s got her own TV show that consumes most of her time. How do you build a marriage around two people that are so busy they get to spend maybe an hour together each day, and primarily on the phone? It just doesn’t really work for a marriage. That’s my guess anyways. Okay, here’s today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. Tracks I’ll give the thumbs up to come from Holmes (covering Ice Cube), The Lowriders, Scout, Sea Lions and Writers Strike. Marissa Nadler has a new record of covers coming out next Tuesday, and she’s given out a few of those for free, so be sure to check out her covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Clinic and Bruce Springsteen below. In the Soundcloud section you’ll find some good songs to stream from Guided By Voices, The Internet and Washed Out.

The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – The Still Favorites

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo – Ropes

The Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control (¡BORRACHO! REMIXX)

Holmes – It Was A Good Day (Ice Cube cover)

Housse de Racket – Chateau (Punks Jump Up Remix)

Hundreds – Grab the Sunset (Phon.o Remix)

kayln rock – Alex the Great

THE KNØCKØUT – Knifed on the Metro

The Lowriders – Big Moustache

Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine – Farewell Angelina (Bob Dylan cover)
Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine and Faces on Film – Distortions (Clinic cover)
Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine and Faces on Film – The River (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Monarchy ft. Britt Love – You Don’t Want to Dance With Me (Dusk Remix)

Scout – Please Excuse Me

Sea Lions – Grown Up

Stagga – Be the Generals – Wermonster Remix)

Writers Strike – Stay Down


AM & Shawn Lee – Promises Are Never Far From Lies (Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation Remix)

Deep Sea Mammal – Kady I Lie

Guided By Voices – Doughnut For A Snowman

The Internet – Love Song -1

Torgny – Dying Hipster (feat. Maria Due)

Washed Out – Call It Off