After the holiday week last week was a bit light on new album releases, this week sees the action pick back up again. There’s stuff coming out from Aesop Rock, Beak, The Capitol Steps, Chris Forsyth, Clare and the Reasons, Dead Rat Orchestra (featured below!), Deep Time, Delicate Steve, Dirty Projectors, Duran Duran, Erika Spring, Holograms, Marina and the Diamonds, Milk Maid, Mission of Burma, theclosing, Twin Shadow, Van She and Videoing. Believe it or not, a couple of these records are really good. Look for my reviews of a couple of them elsewhere on the site or coming soon. In the set of mp3s below that constitute today’s Pick Your Poison, allow me to suggest downloading tracks from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Bear Hands, Big Wave Riders, Dead Rat Orchestra, Kishi Bashi, Pop Culture and Romans. Dave Sitek’s remix of alt-J’s “Fitzpleasure” is absolutely delightful too. In the Soundcloud section, you’re not going to want to miss streaming new songs from Band of Horses and Sea Wolf, along with a stream of Lee Ranaldo Band’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Albatross”, with Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis on guitar. Call it a slam dunk.