On the record, I hate allergy season. Pollen counts are at dangerously high levels across much of the country right now, and those of us with allergies are suffering because of it. I’ve been a sloppy, congested mess all week long and am none too happy about it. I’m grateful that I’m not one of those hay fever-type people, sneezing like I just fell into a mountain of pepper, but it’s still sheer frustration of trying to keep my airways clear for an extended period of time. If you’ve got allergies, I hope you’re faring better than me through this time of year. Thankfully my ears are working just fine, and I hope yours are too for the sake of today’s Pick Your Poison. There are some strong tracks today from Anabot, Cheers Elephant, Deep Time, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Elisa Luu, Modern Time Machines, Sonreal and Warm Weather. In the Soundcloud section there’s plenty worth streaming too, with tracks from Friends, The Paper Jets, and Simian Mobile Disco.