As the year draws to a close, the new release list gets thinner and more compilation/greatest hits oriented. If you’re grasping at straws for some new music though, let me see what I can do about pointing you in the right direction this week. Keep an eye out for releases from Coldplay, Dinosaur Jr., Elbow, Elvis Costello, The Evens, The Faint (featured below), Gospel Claws, Jason Isbell, Led Zeppelin, Midway in Wake, O.A.R., The Pharmacy, Takka Takka, The Twilight Sad and Tim Hecker with Daniel Lopatin. If those choices don’t satisfy, maybe some songs from today’s Pick Your Poison will. Good stuff today from ExDetectives, The Faint, Matt Pond, Parquet Courts, Qurious and SISU. In the Soundcloud section, stream some excellent tracks from Holly Herndon and Majical Cloudz.