A big congratulations goes out to Jack White. With his new record Blunderbuss, he’s managed to score his first #1 on the Billboard Albums chart. Believe it or not, none of his other projects, including The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, have made it to the top of the pile. Perhaps he’s finally reached the sort of fame where a number one record is within his reach, or perhaps there are a lot of bad records out there nobody wants to buy. If you’d like to read my perspective on the new Jack White effort, you can read my review of it here. In terms of today’s edition of Pick Your Poison, there are a few gems in this stack worth perking your ears up to hear. I’ll give gold star status to tracks from Blues Control, The Go! Team’s remix of Frankie Rose, The Maccabees, Mirror Talk, Royal Headache and VHS or BETA. To avoid any confusion I should probably also say the band Los Angeles has a song called “R. Kelly”, and not vice versa. In the Soundcloud section, enjoy streaming tracks from Bear Driver, Castor & Pollux, and New Young Pony Club, among others.

Animalia – Unity

Averez – Congor (Original Mix)

Blues Control – Iron Pigs

Bobby Conn – Macaroni

Daughn Gibson – In the Beginning

Frankie Rose – Apples for the Sun (The Go! Team Remix)

Little Legend – Saints

Los Angeles – R. Kelly

The Maccabees – Go

Meiko – Leave the Lights On (The Crystal Method Remix)

Mirror Talk – Like Magic

New Beard – Doom

Royal Headache – Down the Lane

VHS or BETA – Diamonds and Dub


Aiden Grimshaw – Is This Love

Bear Driver – Enemy

Castor & Pollux – Chasing Giants

Cub Scouts – Do You Hear

New Young Pony Club – You Used To Be A Man

ZZ Ward – Criminal (ft. Freddie Gibbs)