The 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival officially kicks off tomorrow, and if you’re planning to attend I hope you’ve been paying close attention to the preview guides that have been going up on the site all week. Stay tuned for daily recaps of all the action direct from the grounds of Union Park, or follow along on Twitter for real-time updates. It’s one of the best weekends of the summer, so I’m thrilled to share this experience with you! Now then, onto the pressing matter at hand, today’s Pick Your Poison. Jessie Reyez has been attracting lots of attention recently for crafting some smart pop songs, and it doesn’t look like that noise is going to calm down any time soon if her new song is any indication. I’ve got a deep appreciation for We Were Promised Jetpacks not just because of their name, but also because they’ve been around and making music for such a long time while steadily building a fan base. It’s tough to stick together for many years when you’re not filling larger venues, but if bands like Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, and Portugal the Man have shown us anything it’s that sometimes the effort pays off. In other words, keep doing what you’re doing, WWPJ. People will catch on sooner or later. Lastly, let me recommend a new song from Whitney Ballen, who has a distinctive voice and writes smart lyrics with smarter hooks. Keep going past the jump and you’ll have the opportunity to hear more songs from artists that include Andrew Bayer (ft. Ane Brun), Clayjay (ft. Nessly), DaniLeigh, Grapetooth, Henry Nowhere, Komplement, K. Roosevelt, and Slow Hollows.

Jessie Reyez – Apple Juice

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Hanging In

Whitney Ballen – Rainier

Andrew Bayer – Your Eyes (ft. Ane Brun)

Clayjay – Dry Gulch (ft. Nessly)

DaniLeigh – Lil BeBe

Grapetooth – Violent

Henry Nowhere – Problems of the Heart

Ian Chang – Inhaler (Grip Tight Remix)

Komplement – Dust

K. Roosevelt – Blinding My Vision

Slow Hollows – Selling Flowers