What a Monday it’s been for bands! Today we learned a few crucial things about reunions: sometimes dreams do come true. Pulp will be coming to the U.S. this spring, for Coachella and probably a host of other dates. At the Drive-In appear to have been able to set aside their differences and will be reuniting this year as well, their first announced date is also Coachella. Then we’ve got punk stalwarts Refused, perhaps the biggest surprise on an already surprisingly strong Coachella lineup. There’s something ironic and funny about having such a bare-bones and anti-establishment band play at one of the most high-end corporate music festivals in the world. It’s all morals and sincerity until somebody drives up to your house and places a huge basket of cash on your front doorstep. But I digress. Let’s talk about today’s Pick Your Poison. I’ll give my thumbs up to tracks from The 2 Bears (a side project of Joe Goddard of Hot Chip), Ava Luna, Ceremony, La Sera (a side project of Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls), The Quiet Americans, and Riot Ten.

120 Days – Osaka

The 2 Bears – Work

Ava Luna – Wrenning Day

Brice Woodall – Even the Mice and Snakes
Brice Woodall – POV

Ceremony – Hysteria

Dana Falconberry – Petoskey Stone

La Chansons – I Can Rock (Sweat Remix)

La Sera – Please Be My Third Eye

MartyParty – Just Because of You

Mogadishu – Don’t Talk (Howes Remix)

Mondrian – Paris

The Quiet Americans – Weird Mountain

Revival Hymns – Spew

Riot Ten – Yeah Yeah

Vienna Ditto – Bells


The Doozer – Fold Up Chair

Dpat – Blurry/span>

King Melodies – Hang With Me

Mr. Fogg – Stay Out Of The Sun

Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – The Legend

Yasmin – American Wedding [Frank Ocean Cover]