As I like to do from time to time, let’s chat for a brief minute about a worthwhile show that’s going to be happening in Chicago in the near future. It’s something that I like to do for all of the locals who keep up with the site, just to make sure we’re all on the same page. So this upcoming Saturday two really interesting UK bands who have recently released their debut albums will be playing a show together at Lincoln Hall. Think of Drowners as the sort of band that grew up on Britpop in the early 90’s, probably because they legitimately did. Their self-titled record that came out earlier this year feels like a cross between The Smiths and Blur, which is to say it’s remarkably catchy with equal parts energy and melancholy. Check out the videos for “Luv, Hold Me Down” and “A Button on Your Blouse” to get a better idea of what these boys are all about. Headlining the show will be Temples, who I like to call “Tame Impala Jr.” Yes, they play buzzy, psychedelic tunes that are economically composed and stick in your head for days. Their album Sun Structures is packed with worthwhile singles such as “Shelter Song,” “Keep in the Dark,” “Colours to Life” and “Mesmerise.” Yeah, this is a band on their way to stardom, and without a doubt they won’t be playing small-ish venues like Lincoln Hall for much longer. If you’ve already got tickets for this 21+ show, consider yourself lucky. If not, hold out hope that some additional ones might be released before Saturday. Here’s a link to the ticket purchase page, just in case. What a great way to spend a Saturday night in Chicago! Okay, let’s get on with today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s some great tracks in this set from Frances England, Grace Joyner, Pamina, Shelf Nunny and The Wonder Revolution. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Dub Thompson, Hercules & Love Affair, Little Dragon, Movement, Torres. Trash Talk and Flume’s remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court.”

Bad Suns – Salt (Peter Thomas Remix)

Frances England – Light Brings Color

The Furrs – Get On Your Horse

Grace Joyner – Be Good

Librariun – SF Clue

The Lovely Eggs – Allergies

Pamina – Blue Mountain

Rush Midnight – Closer (Tokyo Police Club Remix)

Shelf Nunny – Dancing in My Chair

Thief – Closer (Acoustic Version)

The Wonder Revolution – Wonder Lensed

ZZT – Givin In (Donovans Remix)


Dub Thompson – No Time

Hercules & Love Affair – I Try to Talk to You

Little Dragon – Let Go

Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

Movement – Ivory

Torres – New Skin

Trash Talk – Cloudkicker