It’s Friday. Do you have big plans for the weekend? There’s not a whole lot of these “summer” weekends left, so get in your fun while you still can. Me, I’m headed to see Huey Lewis & The News. If reading those words just made you do a double take, well, take solace that I’m not the biggest Huey fan in the world. My main goal will be to hear “The Power of Love” because of my love of Back to the Future. Beyond that, I’m going to spend time with friends and consume alcohol. Sometimes those things are enough to tempt you into things you might not otherwise go to. Besides, do I really have to defend Huey Lewis & The News? They’re one of those bands that are so uncool it’s cool to like them. Or something like that. Anyways, have fun this weekend and stay safe. Enjoy this edition of Pick Your Poison too, which features great tracks from Cat Power, Chrome Canyon, John the Conqueror, Modern Skirts and Theresa Andersson. In the Soundcloud section, be sure to stream new stuff from Earlimart, Lavender Diamond, Simian Mobile Disco and Stars.

Angel Snow – Lie Awake

Astronauts, etc. – Mystery Colors

Capital Cities – Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince cover)

Cat Power – Cherokee (+ Nicolas Jaar Remix)

Christopher Paul Stelling – Never Been There

Chrome Canyon – Generation

Coldplay – Charlie Brown (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)

Earth Science – Devil’s Tower

Fast Planet – Columbus (Vindata Remix)

John the Conqueror – Time to Go

Mile Me Deaf – Troubles Caught

Modern Skirts – Tennessee

The Natural Shocks – Change

The Sound of Arrows – Wonders (The Knocks Remix)

Theresa Andersson – Fiya’s Gone


Earlimart – 97 Heart Attack

High Highs – Once Around The House

Kasket – August Fades

Lavender Diamond – Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking Now

Simian Mobile Disco – A Form Of Change

Stars – Backlines