Okay, let’s spend another Wednesday talking about another band coming through Chicago soon. This time it’s Vancouver foursome Yukon Blonde, who will be at Lincoln Hall this Sunday, October 14th. Their second album Tiger Talk came out earlier this year and was filled with hook-heavy rock songs that have the ability to stick in your head for days. One of the things that makes Yukon Blonde such a great band is their incessant touring schedule. Honestly, I can’t really recall many bands that seem to tour more than these guys. Sure, there’s the possibility of becoming road weary, but the more shows you play the better you get at it. From what I’ve heard, Yukon Blonde have become incredibly good in their performances, so make sure you show up right at 8pm for their opening set. Please enjoy the song “Stairway” as inspiration to pick up a $15 ticket to this 21+ show. I’m also pleased to say The Jezabels will be headlining the show, touring in support of their new album Prisoner, which is also pretty good. So to sum up, 2 excellent bands playing 1 excellent Chicago venue this Sunday night. Buy advance tickets here. Let’s talk about today’s Pick Your Poison now, shall we? I’ll hand out gold stars in today’s edition to songs from Ace Reporter, The Delta Routine, Exquisite Corps, Free Energy, Mean Lady and Meshell Ndegeocello. In the Soundcloud section, you won’t want to miss streaming songs from The Babies, Young Volcanoes and Com Truise’s remix of The Twilight Sad.

Ace Reporter – Untouched and Arrived

Alt-j – Tessellate (SARM Acoustic Version)

Dancing Heals – Live and Learn

The Delta Routine – Don’t Wanna Let You Down

Exquisite Corps – I Want What I Want

Fantasy Rainbow – Condominium

Free Energy – Dance All Night

Legendary Wings – Nachos

Leon the Professional – The Real

Main Attrakionz – Cloud Body

Mean Lady – Bop Bop

Meshell Ndegeocello – To Be Young, Gifted and Black (ft. Cody ChestnuTT)

Palmbomen – Black Safari

Ronnie Fauss – This Year

Staygold – Wallpaper (ft. Style of Eye and Pow)


The Babies – Get Lost

Enfant – Border of Mexico

From the Airport – Colors

Stockers! – Times Before

The Twilight Sad – Sick (Com Truise Remix)

Young Volcanoes – Traffic