In today’s music news bit, it would appear that Lou Reed now has his own pair of designer headphones. He’s partnered with Klipsch to create his own unique pair of earbud headphones that retail at $400. You read that right, earbud headphones for $400. They go on sale next month, and are signed by Reed himself. The first 50 people to buy them also get Reed’s signature on an album, though there’s no word on exactly what album that will be. Let’s all pray it’s not “Lulu”, right? My hope was that they’d be noise cancelling headphones you’d be able to wear while “Lulu” was playing nearby to keep your ears from bleeding. Okay, let’s move on to today’s Pick Your Poison. If you’re so inclined, some of today’s highlights include tracks from Ace Reporter, Boris, Electric Flower, Escort, The Lost Lovers Brigade and The Spinto Band. Also interesting is the collaboration between Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid, joined by Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson. It’s definitely not what you’d expect.

120 Days – Osaka (Diskjokke Remix)

ABADABAD – Indiana

Ace Reporter – Lean Honey Lean

Boris – Flare

Electric Flower – Circles

Escort – Makeover

Gregory Scott Slay – Kindred Spirit

Kieran Hebden, Steve Reid and Mats Gustafsson – Lyman Place (Live at the South Bank)

Lawrence Ball – Sitter 17

LeeSun – Ahava’s Song

The Lost Lovers Brigade – Tigers

The Spinto Band – The Sheriff

The Sutras – Call Out We’ll Find You

Volcanoes – A Knife in the Dark

Y LUV – Earthquakes


Markus Hulthén – Visa från Svedmyra

One Finger Riot – Work/Drink/Sleep

A Scribe Amidst the Lions – Fever Rose

The Tricks – Just for the Summer

Young Empires – Enter Through the Sun