Do you have any plans for Halloween yet? I’m assuming you’re not going trick or treating, unless you happen to be a 12 year old reading this site or a parent forced to walk around with your small children from house to house. All Hallows Eve is also Friday Eve this year, given that it’s on a Thursday. Your typical parties will be either muted or pushed to the following day(s) when people can actually embrace the weekend in all of its drunken glory. So if you’re not dressing up in costume and participating in a contest at your local bar, allow me to suggest heading over to Schubas for a show. Actually, you know what? Schubas is hosting a costume contest during its show featuring Widowspeak and Pure Bathing Culture. So it’s a great way to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. But getting more in depth on the bands, if you’ve never heard Widowspeak before, they’re the duo of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, who together make dreamy 70s-inspired rock and roll with a slight country tinge to it. Their latest album Almanac adds shades of Fleetwood Mac to add to their Mazzy Star-esque melodies/vocals, and it’s a delight. Have a listen to “The Dark Age” and “Thick As Thieves” to get a better idea of what I mean. Opening up the show will be Pure Bathing Culture, who certainly made their mark a couple months ago with the release of their debut album Moon Tides. The duo of Daniel Hindman and Sarah Vesprille both used to be part of Vetiver, and this new project takes the 60s pop sound of their former band and upgrades it with 70s and 80s touches, which is a nice way of saying they work with a lot more synths than before. Their single “Pendulum” is one of my favorites from 2013 so far, and you can also download the track “Dream the Dare” by clicking here. Anyways, these are both pretty cool bands, and I’m intrigued to hear how they play off one another stylistically. If you’re interested in going to the show on Halloween at Schubas, the fine details are that it starts at 9pm, is 21+ and tickets are $12. You can buy tickets via this link. Come on out for a scary good time. Ha ha ha. Okay, let’s talk Pick Your Poison for this Wednesday. Gold star tracks for today come from Cate Le Bon (ft. Perfume Genius), Clara May, Last Good Tooth, Lisa Papineau, Little Suns and The Noise FM. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Kurt Vile and Sore Eros, Los Campesinos!, Saintseneca, Star Slinger, Giraffage’s remix of Movement and Lissvik’s remix of HAERTS.

Amy Lynn & The Gunshow – Can’t Put My Finger On It

Cate Le Bon – I Think I Knew (ft. Perfume Genius)

Clara May – American Desi

Gold Panda – Brazil (Slow Magic Remix)

Great Hare – Like Flowers

Johnny Rodgers – Let It Fill Your Whole Heart

Last Good Tooth – What’s What I Do

Le Trouble – Mission Bell

Lisa Papineau – Rainmaker

Little Suns – Sunboat

Mount Fabric – Books

The Noise FM – Crooked Smile

XOV – Lucifer

Young Mammals – Build A House


HAERTS – All the Days (Lissvik Remix)

Kurt Vile and Sore Eros – Serum

Los Campesinos! – Avocado, Baby

Movement – Us (Giraffage Remix)

Saintseneca – Uppercutter

Star Slinger – Free