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 Beck perform a new song called “Wake Up”

Music Video: Charli XCX – SuperLove

Watch Atoms for Peace get interviewed + perform on “The Daily Show”

Music Video: Savages – Husbands

Watch a mockumentary on the making of the new Islands album, featuring Michael Cera, Bill Hader and more

Watch Haim cover Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

Music Video: Sky Ferreira – You’re Not the One

Watch a video diary showing what Grimes and Default Genders (aka James Brooks aka Elite Gymnastics) did this summer

Check out the soundtrack to the next Hunger Games film, featuring original music from The National, Of Monsters and Men, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons and more

Watch Twin Shadow cover Tori Amos’ “Silent All These Years”

So much good stuff this week, to the point where it was difficult to whittle it down to what you see above. Once you get done making a few distracting selections above, get down to brass tax with some downloadable songs below. As part of today’s Pick Your Poison, you’re probably not going to want to miss tracks from Borrowed Beams of Light, Death valley Rally, Hot Peach, Lucy Rose, Mansions on the Moon, Raccoon Fighter and Thundercat. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Fratellis, OFF!, Polica and Roman Remains.

Borrowed Beams of Light – On the Wings of a Bug

Chris Zurich – Nothing Around Me

Death Valley Rally – Farewell

Escort – Cabaret (Little Boots Remix)

F3 – Lonely Land (John Talabot Midnight Club Revision)

Heems x Lushlife – Soup Boys (Botany Remix)

Hit It – Sinister (ft. Christina Marie Magenta)

Hot Peach – Radio Romance

Hybrid Theory – Mind Games

Lucy Rose – Middle of the Bed

Mansions on the Moon – It’s Not Too Late

Raccoon Fighter – My Ticket

Thundercat – Bowzer’s Ballad

Work Drugs – Bellport Bay


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Don’t Tell Me

Elephant – Shapeshifter

The Fratellis – This Old Ghost Town

OFF! – What’s Next?

Polica – Smug

Roman Remains – This Stone Is Starting To Bleed