Normally on Thursdays I have This Week in Music, a segment which has me pointing you in the direction of all sorts of fun and interesting music-related things on the Internet that popped up over the last 7 days. Well, given that we’re on the eve of yet another Chicago music festival, I’ve decided to forego that segment for this week to get myself prepared for the tidal wave that is Lollapalooza. I hope you’ll be going this year too, as it sold out almost immediately from music hungry fans. Speaking of which, if you’re not sure who to see this weekend at Lolla, make sure you check out my preview guide for an hour-by-hour dissection of the best bands performing on each of the three days of the festival. It’s gonna be a blast! If you’re not going or are maybe just going to watch the YouTube stream, perhaps a Thursday edition of Pick Your Poison can satisfy some cravings for some new and great music. Highlights today come from Angel Haze (covering Kanye West), Bad Sports, Hunters, La Luz, Pop. 1280 and Spook Houses. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Deap Vally (at Lolla this weekend), Factory Floor, Jensen Sportag, and Summer Cannibals.

Angel Haze – New Slaves (Kanye West cover)

Bad Sports – Let Me In

Basin City – Media Blackout

Carmody – Vulcani

Hunters – Seizure

La Luz – Big Big Blood

Modo Stare – We Dream of Mountains

Nadia Nair – Monika the Brave (FIXYN Remix)

orange gold red – Ink

Pop. 1280 – Human Probe

Rehan Dalal – If You Love Me

Siente – Wonderful

Spook Houses – Living the Dream

Tory Lanez – Icey Dicey


dBridge – Death of a Drum Machine

Deap Vally – Bad for My Body

Factory Floor – Turn It Up

Jensen Sportag – Bellz

LIZ + Ryan Hemsworth – Day N’ Nite

Summer Cannibals – Take Me Out