It’s been an interesting holiday week in music, hasn’t it? Christopher Owens left the band Girls. Tyler Sargent and Robbie Guertin left Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Frank Ocean left heterosexuality. Wild stuff, right? I don’t really have comments on any of those things, except to say I wish everyone the best. Do what makes you happy, and if that means quitting a band or announcing you’re a homosexual or bisexual, then hopefully it works out in the end. One other thing I wanted to mention, and it’s sort of a site housekeeping sort of thing, but next week is Pitchfork Week here at Faronheit. Starting Monday and ending the following Monday, I’ll be providing a go-to guide for anything and everything Pitchfork Music Festival. I’ll start with a day-by-day guide, then provide daily recaps over the 3-day weekend before wrapping up with a final assessment and some photo sets. It should be a lot of fun, and I hope you’ll spend plenty of time learning about this year’s fest and the artists involved. Covering it the last couple years has been a blast, and I suspect this year will be more of the same. So keep an eye out for that. As for this Friday edition of Pick Your Poison, allow me to recommend tracks from Echoes De Luxe, Kalen Nash, Silver Medallion, Tough Guys of America and Trebuchet. In the Soundcloud section there’s good stuff streaming from Bonde do Role, OM and Summer Camp. Have a great weekend!

As Elephants Are – War Cry

Dub Pistols – Countermeasure

Echoes De Luxe – The Ride

Get People – Something Better (dBridge vs. Get People)

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Cold Feet (DM Edit)

Kalen Nash – Ramona

Loscil – Else

Pan – John From New York

Silver Medallion – Stay Young

SINAH – Nobody Knows

Tough Guys of America – Jersey Shore

Trebuchet – He Ran

Vulture Smile – Downrigger

Woodz – For You


Bonde do Role – Bang (ft. Kool A.D. of Das Racist)

Derby Sunshine – The Milky Way

Neil Halstead – Full Moon Rising

OM – Gethsemane (Edit)

Summer Camp – City

Sunrom – Space Heroine