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:

Watch Janelle Monae perform “Dance Apocalyptic” on Letterman

Music Video: Glasser – Design

Check out the shortlist of artists nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize

Stream a new live EP from Nine Inch Nails on Spotify, recorded during their Fuji Rock and Lollapalooza festival dates

Watch Kurt Vile cover The Clash’s “Guns of Brixton”

Entertainment Weekly reports that Sigur Ros will appear on “Game of Thrones” next season

Watch Kanye West perform “Bound 2” on Fallon

Watch the Anton Corbijn-directed music video for Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” (Also experience the second, interactive version)

Music Video: Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye

Watch Julianna Barwick perform “The Harbinger” in the middle of nowhere Iceland for a Take Away Show

There was so much fun stuff this week for music fans! All this stuff is just the tip of the iceberg of course, and the set of songs below helps to prove it. This is overal a pretty cover-heavy selection in today’s Pick Your Poison, but they’re all fun and enjoyable renditions so I hope you take that into account. Don’t miss cuts today from Apricot Rail, Clare Maguire, Jessy Lanza, Kaylee Johnston, Los Waves, Nat Baldwin (ft. Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors), Neon Hitch and Phaeleh. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Heavenly Beat, Jungle, Kaskade & Project 46, Parade of Lights and Fang Island’s remix of Tera Melos.

Apricot Rail – Dore Strauch

The Bootlegs – All In

Clare Maguire – The Last Time I Saw Richard (Joni Mitchell cover)

James Fox Higgins – Stand Up

Jessy Lanza – Move Closer (Phyllis Nelson cover)

Jitterbug Vipers – Stuff It

Kaylee Johnston – Gone

The Landing – Strange Charm

Los Angeles Police Dept. – The Only One

Los Waves – Got A Feeling

Mood Blanc – On the Radio

Nat Baldwin – Look She Said (ft. Dave Longstreth)

Neon Hitch – We Can’t Stop (Miley Cyrus cover)

Phaeleh – Make You Feel


Heavenly Beat – Honest

Jungle – The Heat

Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance

Parade of Lights – We’re the Kids

Sarah Jarosz – Book of Right-On (Joanna Newsom cover)

Tera Melos – Weird Circles (Fang Island Remix)