After the holiday week last week was a bit light on new album releases, this week sees the action pick back up again. There’s stuff coming out from Aesop Rock, Beak, The Capitol Steps, Chris Forsyth, Clare and the Reasons, Dead Rat Orchestra (featured below!), Deep Time, Delicate Steve, Dirty Projectors, Duran Duran, Erika Spring, Holograms, Marina and the Diamonds, Milk Maid, Mission of Burma, theclosing, Twin Shadow, Van She and Videoing. Believe it or not, a couple of these records are really good. Look for my reviews of a couple of them elsewhere on the site or coming soon. In the set of mp3s below that constitute today’s Pick Your Poison, allow me to suggest downloading tracks from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Bear Hands, Big Wave Riders, Dead Rat Orchestra, Kishi Bashi, Pop Culture and Romans. Dave Sitek’s remix of alt-J’s “Fitzpleasure” is absolutely delightful too. In the Soundcloud section, you’re not going to want to miss streaming new songs from Band of Horses and Sea Wolf, along with a stream of Lee Ranaldo Band’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Albatross”, with Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis on guitar. Call it a slam dunk.

alt-J – Fitzpleasure (Dave Sitek Remix)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only In My Dreams

bassDrumsnareDrum – All We Need

Bear Hands – Bullshit Saviour Complex

Big Wave Riders – Sunny Season

Chris McFarland – Wild Abandon

Dead Rat Orchestra – Joy/Sorrow (Sula Sgeir)

DZ Deathrays – Dollar Chills (Trumpdisco Remix)

Ex-Friendly – Goodnews

HiFi Brown – Flat of the Rising Sun

JC Flow – Kill the Monster

Kishi Bashi – Bright Whites

The N.E.C. – N.O.W.

Newtimers – January Love (Royal Scams Remix)

Pop Culture – Affair

Romans – Mystery Girl

Sean 0’Sean – Arch Envy

Temper Trap – Trembling Hands (Little Daylight Remix)

Zebra and Snake – Empty Love Song


Band of Horses – Knock Knock

Escapologists – Conscience Or Regret

Lee Ranaldo Band ft. J Mascis – Albatross (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Sea Wolf – Old Friend