Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to you. In my mind, I always thought a day like today was about the equivalent of President’s Day, in that while government offices are closed, most everyone else was forced to work. Turns out Martin Luther King, Jr. was more important than George Washington or Abraham Lincoln or both of them combined. Okay, so that’s probably not really the case, one American hero being more important than another, but I do want to say that if all was right and just in the world, we’d have vacations on all 3 of their birthdays. So a big Happy Birthday to Dr. King. The world is a better place today because of the things he did. And so we reach today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. I’ll recommend tracks from Black Bananas, COOLRUNNINGS, Field Music, Pontiak, Porcelain Raft and Tanlines. In the Soundcloud section you can hear some new material from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, The Jealous Sound and School of Seven Bells.

Black Bananas – Rad Times Express IV

Calvin Harris – You Used to Hold Me (Jason Ross Remix)

COOLRUNNINGS – Spirit of the High

CREEP – Animals ft. Holly Miranda (Modern Machines Remix)

Decode – Shaping Shadows

Doug Jerebine – Ashes and Matches

Field Music – A New Town

Hectic Zeniths – I Might Drown

Jason Urick – The Crying Song

Martha Berner & The Significant Others – Brave

Pontiak – Lions of Least

Porcelain Raft – Put Me to Sleep
Porcelain Raft – Unless You Speak From Your Heart

Tanlines – Brothers

Trippple Nippples – Golden Road (Oli Chang Remix)


Anemone – Onyx Heart

Cotton Mather – Camp Hill Rail Operator

Craig Finn – New Friend Jesus

Eliza and the Bear – Trees

The Jealous Sound – Your Eyes Were Shining

School of Seven Bells – Lafaye