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Pick Your Poison: Thursday 5-1-14

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly dip into the pool of music news, interviews and videos that I like to call This Week In Music! Yes, in addition to the normal Pick Your Poison mp3s and Soundcloud streams, I like to toss out links to a bunch of other music-related content that I’ve found interesting or worthwhile over the course of the week. I encourage you to check some, if not all of these things out, particularly if you’re looking to waste some time. There’s plenty to see, read and hear:

Music Video: Sisyphus – Take Me

YouTube Audio Stream: Parquet Courts – Black and White

Music Video: The Black Keys – Fever

Watch Girl Talk answer questions from teen girls as part of Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” series

Music Video: Wye Oak – Glory

Watch a teaser for Heaven Adores You, a documentary about Elliott Smith

Watch Arcade Fire perform Reflektor outtake “Get Right” live in concert

YouTube Audio Stream: Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars (ft. Avicii)

Watch the trailer for The Past is a Grotesque Animal, a documentary about of Montreal

Watch Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen perform Gene Clark’s “No Other” at a tribute show

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from Be Calm Honcho, Bipolar Sunshine (covering Lorde), Gold Spectacles, Skaters (covering The Smiths) and So Many Animal Calls. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Basement Jaxx, Christopher Owens, Jon Hopkins, Stagnant Pools and Wildest Dreams.

Be Calm Honcho – Step Out

Bipolar Sunshine – Team (Lorde cover)

Black Hi-Lighter – I Got Tired (It Hurt So Bad)

Cold English – Your Love Song

Gold Spectacles – What We Might Have Been

Jane Ellen Bryant – Here We Are

Sam Densmore & Curtis Irie – Sunday Dinner

Shana & The Hooligans – Get Gone (Chuck Wild Remix)

Shocking Pinks – Gun Nest / Not Gambling (Black City Lights Remix)

Skaters – This Charming Man (The Smiths cover)

So Many Animal Calls – Stories

Spookyland – The Silly Fucking Thing

SOUNDCLOUD

Banks – Goddess (Jerome LOL Remix)

Basement Jaxx – Unicorn

Christopher Owens – Stephen

Jon Hopkins – We Disappear (ft. Lulu James)

Stagnant Pools – You Whir

Wildest Dreams – Last Ride

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2 Comments

  1. The singer of Spookyland reminds me of Wayne Conye of the Flaming Lips.

    Thanks for all the new songs!

  2. Loving the Coldplay/Avicii track! Piano + Dance = FAVORITE RECIPE

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