Morrissey is a character. I don’t mean that in the sense of how actors portray characters, but more in terms of “a person with a big personality”. He’s consistently given attention less for the music he makes and more for the things he says and does. In the last few years he has kicked opening acts off of his tours for little to no reason, has cancelled many tour dates (eventually citing cancer as his reason for doing so), was dropped by his record label, and a whole host of other things. The man’s a magnet for drama, or at the very least manufactures it himself when there’s none to be found. The reason I bring all this up is because for the first time in nearly a decade Moz sat down in front of a camera for an in-depth interview with Larry King. Lots of topics are covered, including many of his more recent controversial moments, making it definitely worth a watch. You can catch the whole thing right here. Once you’re done with that, enjoy these Pick Your Poison tracks. Notable downloads in this set come from Clones of Clones, Grounders, Stevie B Wolf and Whiskerman. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Diet Cig, Gun Outfit, Jackal, James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg (ironically enough, covering The Smiths), Julien Baker, Madeaux, Sui Zhen and Young Empires, among others.

Aaron Lee Tasjan – The Trouble With Drinkin’

April Rain – Majdanek of Mine

Clones of Clones – Somebody Else

Grounders – Bloor Street & Pressure

Jake McMullen – Always

P’ARIS – Confidence

Stevie B Wolf – Getting Through

Whiskerman – Cardinal City


Diet Cig – Dinner Date

Foals – Mountain at My Gates (Jono Ma Remix)

Gun Outfit – Dream All Over

Jackal – Animal Style

James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg – Reel Around the Fountain (The Smiths cover)

Julien Baker – Something

Madeaux – Kill For Me

Sui Zhen – Dear Teri

Young Empires – Uncover Your Eyes