My heart remains heavy following the tragic events that unfolded in Orlando over the weekend. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place, leaving 49 dead and at least 53 wounded. I’m not here to rehash the details nor rant about gun control, terrorism, religion or sexual orientation. All of those topics have been covered elsewhere by people who are much more knowledgeable than myself. Plus, this is a music blog. You’re not visiting to read about other topics. I will say that there is an element of emotional healing that music can provide if you let it. Music has helped and continues to help me get through some of the toughest times both on a personal level as wall as some larger tragedies. That’s one of the main reasons why I continue to share all kinds of new tracks multiple times each week, with the goal of healing and inspiring. So I hope you embrace today’s Pick Your Poison, and that some of these songs help you on your life’s journey. There’s some great downloads in this set from The Harlequins, Hedge Fund, POLSKY, Powernerd and Shapes on Tape. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Abra, Ages & Ages, BoyBoy, Cities Aviv, DownVega (covering The Time), Little Boots, LSDXOXO, Milemarker, Motion Graphics, Pill, Sleigh Bells and Terry.

The Devil’s Ghost – Sad Surround

The Harlequins – Hear Me Out

Hedge Fund – What You’re Hiding

Maya Killtron – Never Dance Alone

POLSKY – Minimax

Powernerd – White Cars (ft. Ankathie Koi & Johann Martinus Bass)

Rainbow Chan – Last (Dro Carey Remix)

Shapes On Tape – Personal Enemy #1


Abra – Crybaby

Ages & Ages – They Want More

BoyBoy – Boy

Cities Aviv – Melanin Drop

DownVega – Gigolos Get Lonely Too (The Time cover)

Little Boots – Staring at the Sun

LSDXOXO – Lady Vengeance

Milemarker – Carrboro

Motion Graphics – Brass Mechanics

Pill – Medicine

Sleigh Bells – Rule Number One

Terry – Third War