For the introduction to today’s Pick Your Poison, I want to try something a little different. Instead of writing some expository paragraph about a music news or concert item, I think I’ll pass along a few key pieces of music-related entertainment that you might enjoy. Have a look at these links, and click on something if you think you might enjoy it. I mean, that’s the basic idea behind Pick Your Poison, but none of these things are mp3s. So here we go:

Did Kohl’s rip off YACHT? You be the judge!

Hear the new She & Him song “Never Wanted Your Love” via YouTube

Watch Beach House’s new video for “Wishes,” directed by Tim Heidecker and starring Ray Wise

Watch the video for Phoenix’s new single “Entertainment”

Watch a short documentary about the band Iceage, filmed this past January

Watch Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Trent Reznor perform the song “Mantra” live in a studio off the Sound City documentary soundtrack

So that covers that. If you like how this little experiment came together, let me know in the comments or via one of the many social media and email outlets on the top right of the page. Now let’s deal with today’s Pick Your Poison. I’ll recommend you download tracks from Big Scary, Dirty Fences, Hey Champ, Meg Mac, They Might Be Giants and Twin Tigers. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, I’ll advocate that you stream 100% of the tracks in there, including ones from Baths, Eleanor Friedberger, Julian Lynch, Smith Westerns, Sonny & The Sunsets and The xx covering Kings of Tomorrow.

Big Scary – Phil Collins

The Cannanes – Crawler

Crywolf & Aylen – Silence Pt. II

Dirty Fences – Heaven Is Tonight

DUST – Your Only Friend (Phuture cover)

Greg Boring – Huh

Hey Champ – Comet (ft. BeuKes)

Hollis Brown – Walk On Water

Meg Mac – Known Better

Papertwin – Diving

Ruby Ridge – No Shade

Stubborn Heart – To Catch A Spark

They Might Be Giants – You’re On Fire

Twin Tigers – Racecar

Weird Mob – Wired in Parallel


Baths – Miasma Sky

Eleanor Friedberger – Stare at the Sun

Julian Lynch – Gloves

Smith Westerns – Varsity

Sonny & The Sunsets – Imagine (John Lennon cover)

The xx – Finally (Kings of Tomorrow cover)