It’s Thursday (and Halloween!), 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 Odd Future (including Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt) in a short Halloween-related film “The Ghost of the Hotel”

Music Video: A$AP Rocky – Angels

Read Laurie Anderson’s obituary of her husband, Lou Reed

Music Video: MGMT – Alien Days

Watch “Little Duck,” a short film by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

James Blake has won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Watch Julianna Barwick perform new song “Ash Day” with the help of some kids in Iceland

Music Video: Best Coast – I Don’t Know How

Watch Broken Bells’ short film “After the Disco,” starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin

Music Video: Savages – Marshall Dear

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some spooooky song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from The Appleseed Collective, The Fratellis, Killing Fields of Ontario, My Darling Fury, perth and Stanton Warriors. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Grizzly Bear, Katy B, LIZ, Magic Trick, Mutual Benefit and Painted Palms.

The Appleseed Collective – The Inability to Feel

The Aquaducks – This Far

Fast Romantics – Friends

The Fratellis – Halloween Blues

The Julie Ruin – Right Home (YACHT Remix)

Killing Fields of Ontario – Nothing to Be Frightened Of

Manicanparty – Bow Through My Heart

My Darling Fury – Blots in the Margins

Parkington Sisters – In the Pines

perth – Greasy Moon

Slick Shoota – F Dat (ft. Purple)

Smokey Robotic – Lady’s Scream

Stanton Warriors – Twilight

Until the Ribbon Breaks – 2025 (Alfi Remix)


Grizzly Bear – Listen and Wait

Katy B – I Like You

LIZ – Stop Me Cold

Magic Trick – Come Inside

Mutual Benefit – “Let’s Play”/Statue of a Man

Painted Palms – Spinning Signs