Apologies for taking yesterday off from Pick Your Poison, but in all honesty, there simply wasn’t enough new music to share! We’re in the doldrums of summer, and I guess there’s a dead spot around now because while fall tours and such are being announced, there’s been a strange lack of new music (or new songs, that is) being released. So after skipping a day, things are back in action and arguably better than ever. This is a straight up home run collection of tracks, every single one being worth your time. If I had to single a few out, let’s start with another guitar-heavy taste of the forthcoming album from The Districts. They’ve got fantastic energy. Then Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) covers a song from Irish folk band Shane MacGowan and the Popes as part of a charity compilation fighting against Islamophobia. Happy Hollows have another glittery slice of synth-strewn indie rock as a preview to their new record out in September. And then Spanish garage rockers Hinds participated in one of those “covers exchange programs” by taking on a song from their friends in Los Nastys. Check all those out, plus songs from Garren Sean, Helado Negro, Honey, matt pond PA (ft. Laura Stevenson), Skrillex & Poo Bear, Walter Ego and more!

The Districts – Violet

Hamilton Leithauser – The Song With No Name (Shane MacGowan and the Popes Cover)

Happy Hollows – Silent Partner

Hinds – Holograma (Los Nastys cover)

Flock of Dimes – The Joke (Bayonne Remix)

Garren Sean – Finer Things

Helado Negro – Come Be Me

Honey – Dream Come Now

matt pond PA – The Ballad of Laura and Mike (ft. Laura Stevenson)

Skrillex & Poo Bear – Would You Ever

Walter Ego – Goku’s Legend