Welcome to February, a month that I typically regard as the worst of any year. My disdain for it has virtually nothing to do with Valentine’s Day or President’s Day or any other pseudo-holiday scheduled. It’s more of a weather-related, overall misery sort of feeling that permeates the month so much the calendar makers even cut a few days out so it’d only last 28 days. In 2016 we get 29 thanks to leap year rules. But who knows, maybe it won’t be so bad. It’s nice to be hopeful whenever possible, so I’m choosing to believe the days ahead will all be winners. Pick Your Poison is helpful getting things started right, with a solid set of tracks that include downloads from Federal Lights, The Head, Idalee, Sharks In The Deep End and Wanderwild. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from AMTHST, Carter Tanton (ft. Sharon Van Etten), Earl Sweatshirt, Flume (ft. Vince Staples & Kucka), Katy B x KAYTRANADA, Lushlife x CSLSX (ft. Freeway), Miguel (ft. Travis Scott), RYAN Playground, Summer Flake and Susanna.

The Anxiety Society – Taking Direction

Federal Lights – Into the Ground

The Head – Pebbles on the Ground

Idalee – Heal

Paltsa Kai-Salama – Ran Out of Love


Sharks In The Deep End – Shadows in the Sunset

Wanderwild – Optimist


AMTHST – Thug Passion

Carter Tanton – Twentynine Palms (ft. Sharon Van Etten)

Earl Sweatshirt – Wind in My Sails

Flume – Smoke and Retribution (ft. Vince Staples & Kucka)

Katy B x KAYTRANADA – Honey

Lushlife + CSLSX – Strawberry Mansion (ft. Freeway)

Miguel – Waves (ft. Travis Scott)

RYAN Playground – Are You Mad

Summer Flake – Shoot and Score

Susanna – Burning Sea