Let’s get right to this. Artists with new albums and EPs out this week include The Ampersands (mp3 below), Andrew Bird, Calvin Harris, Cee-Lo Green, Chad Valley, Cody ChesnuTT, Dada Life, Ending People, John Zorn, Matthew Friedberger, Menahan Street Band, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Soft Moon and Tracey Thorn. There are also several “holiday” themed records out this week that feature various artists, proving I suppose it’s never too early to start the Christmas season. As for today’s edition of Pick Your Poison, the songs are rolling in a little slower this week because a lot of bands and labels are sans power and internet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Today worked out okay, but be warned that tomorrow through the end of the week might be a little lighter on the music than usual. In the meantime, please enjoy these tracks from The Ampersands, Frank Rabeyrolles, Kendrick Lamar, Plumerai, RTB2, and Tyler Daniel Bean. In the Soundcloud section, don’t miss streaming songs from The 1975 and Goldroom’s remix of Atlas Genius.