It’s official: I’m sick. Not life-threateningly ill, just your run-of-the-mill cold (or is it the flu?). Either way, it’s severely unpleasant and brings my productivity down to almost nothing. I’ve got an album review I’ve been writing for the last few days that I simply can’t finish because I need the extra time to rest. The more I rest the quicker I recover and the sooner life and everything with it returns to normal. Of course my world (and hopefully yours) was shaken pretty hard over the weekend, as though it came later than expected, we finally got our hands on the new My Bloody Valentine album. It’s called m b v, and is available in various formats here. Go buy a copy – digital, physical or otherwise, and listen to it with the volume turned all the way up in your headphones. It’s basically intended to scorch your eardrums. Please enjoy it. I’m just grateful I can stop complaining about the poor way this whole release was managed, between the false alarm release dates and then the band’s website collapsing on Saturday night when they finally unleashed it into the world. Everything’s right again, and I’ll have a review of the album for you sometime before the end of February. I need to spend some time with it first. If that doesn’t distract you too much, let Pick Your Poison be your guide today. Enjoy songs from Everett Parker, Hollis Brown, Judy Kang, Nite Jewel and The Shifting Sands. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new tracks from Action Bronson, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Pond, Young Dreams and the Peaking Lights remix of Young Galaxy. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to climb back into bed.
Zen Mystery Fogg – Raccoon
Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Je Me Perds de Vue
My Gold Mask – Burn Like the Sun
Pond – Giant Tortoise
Young Dreams – First Days of Something
Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)