Well friends, let me use this post to keep you apprised of some of the latest happenings with the good ‘ol Pitchfork Music Festival. The complete lineup was finally revealed today, after two separate doses of acts to try and get you interested earlier. The end result? I’m interested in this lineup but also a bit disappointed. Things are certainly less high profile than last year, even as Feist and Vampire Weekend are still pretty big names. My main concern is how good this is all going to sound in an outdoor, daytime setting. Artists like Beach House, Real Estate, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Clams Casino, among others, don’t exactly make music to be enjoyed under the sweltering sun. Now Sleigh Bells, Iceage, Wild Flag, Grimes and Cloud Nothings – those are acts to get you moving. There’s lots more hip hop this year too, none of which can be considered bad at a festival thanks to heavy beats and guys shouting instructions at you (hands in the air!). A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown at least should be good for some high energy halfway crazy sets. So though I might not be totally thrilled with this year’s lineup, I’m convinced things will turn out well anyways. Even if they don’t, it’s kind of nice just to hang out in Union Park with everyone. You can buy single-day passes to the festival for $45 by clicking here. You can have a look at the full lineup by going here. Come on out to the fest this July with me. We’ll have some fun, drink some beer and see some good live music. Okay, onto the business of Pick Your Poison. Recommended tracks today come from Alexander Tucker, Caltrop, Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman ex-Fleet Foxes), jj, King Tuff, Midnight Magic, MNDR, Ólafur Arnalds and Young Hines.

Alexander Tucker – Window Sill

Beast Make Bomb – Flagpole Sitta (Harvey Danger cover)

Caltrop – Birdsong

Conveyor – Mane

Dubious Ranger – The New Eve

Father John Misty – Nancy From Now On

The Funk Ark – Hey Mamajo

Giant Giant Sand – Forever and A Day

The Grey Area – Ourselves

jj – Beautiful Life

Joshua McCormack – The Phantom King

King Tuff – Bad Thing

Midnight Magic – Psycho For Your Love

MNDR – #1 in Heaven

Ólafur Arnalds – Allt varð hljótt

Paul Barker – reSpite

Wazu – Happy Endings

Young Hines – Can’t Explode


Mr. Fogg – A Little Letting Go

Ny – Music