Last night, I had the privilege of catching one Mr. Bruce Springsteen, live in concert. If you’ve not had the chance to see the man along with the E Street Band, I strongly recommend checking it out. Granted, the Boss isn’t exactly a small independent artist on the rise who could use the support. He’s got millions upon millions of fans worldwide, and only plays stadiums. But unlike most “legacy” acts that have been around for a few decades, there’s been very little dip in quality with the show Springsteen puts on. Similar to Paul McCartney, he barely breaks a sweat as he cranks out hit after hit for 3+ hours, even taking the time to crowd surf and dance with audience members. The man may be in his mid-60s, but most musicians half his age would probably have trouble keeping up with him. I’m not even a die hard fan, but can’t deny the awesome power he and his band bring to the stage. You get your money’s worth, and that’s more than I can say about most artists. My sincere hope is that one of these Pick Your Poison artists can create a career as long and as vital as Springsteen’s. There are some promising choices in this particular set, so don’t miss downloads from Best Friends, Bike Thief, Shapes on Tape and Usurper of Modern Medicine. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from AURORA, Charlotte Day Wilson, Flume (ft. Kai), Guerilla Toss, Holy Wave, Kane Strang, Kanye West (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Posse, Purple Pilgrims, Radical Face and School of Seven Bells.

Alex Bent + The Emptiness – Run Like Hell

Best Friends – Wash Me Out

Bike Thief – Dark Dances

Laurent Wery – Bender (Watch My Hands Wobble)

Midnight Garden – Down

Shapes On Tape – Change(s)

Stray Echo – Nu Erotic Ghost

Usurper of Modern Medicine – Mercury in Motionless Space


AURORA – Conqueror

Charlotte Day Wilson – After All

Flume – Never Be Like You (ft. Kai)

Guerilla Toss – Diamond Girls

Holy Wave – California Took My Bobby Away

Kane Strang – Full Moon, Hungry Sun

Kanye West – No More Parties in L.A. (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Posse – Voices

Purple Pilgrims – Thru Evry Cell

Radical Face – The Road to Nowhere

School of Seven Bells – On My Heart