At this point in the week I typically put together the Thursday segment I call “This Week In Music,” which features some of my favorite non-mp3 music things for you to read and watch and generally enjoy. Due to the work I’m putting in on Pitchfork Music Festival-related duties right now (it starts tomorrow afternoon!), that segment is going to have to wait until next Thursday. As I continue to mention, you can see all of my Pitchfork Music Fest coverage by following this link, but you can also follow me on Twitter for direct, on-site band-by-band updates from the festival all weekend long. It’s set to be a great time, and I wish they were streaming it online for everyone who can’t go. Alas, not this year. But maybe instead of sitting on your computer all weekend watching bands perform you can download and stream some great new tracks from some great new bands instead. That’s what Pick Your Poison is all about. In today’s edition, don’t miss songs from Alexia Coley, Franskild, Kim Lenz, Migrant Kids, Therese Aune, Toy Soldiers and Yuck. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new songs from Elvis Costello & The Roots, Forest Swords, Sarah Neufeld, We Are Scientists and Sally Shapiro’s remix of Young Galaxy.

The African You – Not Sure

Alexia Coley – Love at First Sight

The Band of Strangers – The Black Bird Song

Dally – Incest Breeding

Dark City Agent – I Need More

Franskild – Shards

Jay Stolar – Like You Do

Kim Lenz – Follow Me

Migrant Kids – Canvas of Me

Sundays – Delicate

Therese Aune – In My Quiet Place

Toy Soldiers – Tell the Teller

Tre David – Brain Dead

Yuck – Rebirth


Elvis Costello & The Roots – Walk Us Uptown

Forest Swords – The Weight of Gold

Fortune Howl – Vision Quest

Sarah Neufeld – Forcelessness

We Are Scientists – Let Me Win

Young Galaxy – In Fire (Sally Shapiro Remix)