Typically on Thursdays I like to do a segment called 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. Well, since the big Independence Day holiday is Thursday and the site will be on vacation, we’re going to do it on Wednesday instead. 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:

Watch Dan Deacon’s 22-minute “USA” video

Watch Atoms for Peace perform “Default” at Club AMOK

Read Lou Reed’s interesting review of Kanye West’s Yeezus

Watch The Knife’s live performance video for the song “Raging Lung”

Music Video: Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic

Listen to Beck’s new song “I Won’t Be Long”

Music Video: Justin Timberlake – Tunnel Vision (NSFW)

Check out Eleanor Friedberger’s short film “She’s A Mirror”

Once you’re done with those distractions, I hope you’ll check out today’s edition of Pick Your Poison, featuring tracks from Artifacts, Hookworms, Katie Malco, October Gold, Walking Shapes and XNY. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new songs from A$AP Ferg (ft. A$AP Rocky), Azealia Banks, Distortion Mirrors and Woods. Have a great holiday, and we’ll catch up on Monday!

Artifacts – Fracture

Bob Sinclar – World, Hold On (SikDuo Pacha NYC Remix)

Clubfeet – Cape Town (Panama Remix)

The End of America – Shakey

Hookworms – Away / Towards

Joe Moorhead – Sunshine Driving

Katie Malco – Ventricles

Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)

October Gold – Bridge of the Sun

Stone Titan – Scratch N’ Sniff

Tim & Adam – So Much More

Walking Shapes – Zombies (ft. Ferrari Truck)

wordlife – Small talk (Doc Daneeka LGO Remix)

XNY – Burn Out


A$AP Ferg – Shabba (ft. A$AP Rocky)

Azealia Banks – ATM JAM (ft. Pharrell)

Distortion Mirrors – Death By Love

Mali Michael – Ghost

Woods – Be All Be Easy