Class of 2012 alert! Class of 2012 alert! I don’t know why anyone would call this “inevitable”, but many have: 2 of my Class of 2012 artists are collaborating. Which ones? A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey. The track is called “Ridin”, and it will be featured on a mixtape out tomorrow from production team KickDrums. If you’d like a preview of the track, with slices of both artists’ contributions, you can watch this video to hear a minute of it. I’m also looking forward to seeing A$AP Rocky for the second time this year at the Pitchfork Music Festival, where he’s joined in the lineup by other Class of 2012-ers Grimes and Purity Ring. The announcement hasn’t been made yet, but you may also want to keep an eye out for a couple more members of that exclusive class, including Frank Ocean, Azealia Banks and perhaps even Nicolas Jaar. We’ll have to wait and see for sure on those. I’ve got nothing new from the Class of 2012 in today’s Pick Your Poison, but there’s a whole lot of good music anyways. I’ll suggest making sure you download songs from Italian Japanese, Chicago friends JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Maps & Atlases, P.G. Six, The Spinto Band, Supreme Cuts, Waco Brothers & Paul Burch, Wes Willenbring and White Birds. In the SOundcloud section have a listen to tracks from Dirty Projectors, Dragonette, Karin Park and Mariee Sioux.

Baby Baby – Nothing to Lose

Heaven – Falling Apple

Hope for Agoldensummer – Daniel Bloom

Italian Japanese – NYC

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound – Sister Ray Charles

Little,Big – Wasted

Many Places – Helmet Hug

Maps & Atlases – Fever

Mean Jeans – Anybody Out There

P.G. Six – Palace

The Spinto Band – Take It

Supreme Cuts – Lessons of Darkness (Apology)

Terrible Feelings – Intruders

Waco Brothers & Paul Burch – Great Chicago Fire

Wes Willenbring – Consequences of Recklessness

White Birds – Hondora


Audiograffiti – Animals

Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger

Dragonette – Let it Go

Karin Park – Restless

Mariee Sioux – Swimming Through Stone

River Accorsi – Mynx