This is the last full week for Faronheit operations in the year 2013! Yes, after this Friday, the site will be on a holiday break for somewhere around two weeks, though we won’t be completely devoid of new content. Beyond the Top 50 Songs and Top 50 Albums lists, which have been counting down since last week, there will be at least one more “odds and sods” Listmas post between Christmas and New Year’s. Pick Your Poison will be going on a break too, away from the daily downloads and condensed into a singular weekly download post. So that will be nice, at least from my perspective, to get away from site business for a little and just be able to put my feet up and spend some time on other pursuits. Don’t worry, the site will be back and fully operational in 2014, with what I hope will be some exciting new content and features to inspire you. Meanwhile, just enjoy this final week of normalcy amid the holiday madness. Key tracks in today’s Pick Your Poison come from The Basement Tapes, Black Twig, The Echo Friendly (covering Jay Reatard), THe Hotelier, Hundreds, LIZ, New Lands, and Sidney York. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from The Flaming Lips, Hibou, The Hidden Cameras, Shocking Pinks and Stay Positive.

The Basement Tapes – Hard to Show

Black Twig – Pastel Blue

The Echo Friendly – Nightmares (Jay Reatard cover)

Gramatik – Obviously (ft. Cherub and Exmag)

The Hotelier – The Scope of All This Rebuilding

Hundreds – Beehive (Prelude)

LIZ – All Them Boys

MusicByJam – Andromeda 2297

New Lands – Last Christmas

Sidney York – Hearts

Tony Tokyo – Kage

Ventury – Friday the 13th

Victory – Soothing Me So (Enso Remix)

Wired to Follow – As the Earth Spins


Disclosure – January (Kaytranada Edition)

The Flaming Lips – It’s A Sad and Beautiful World

Hibou – Hide Away

The Hidden Cameras – Year of the Spawn

Shocking Pinks – What’s Up With That Girl?

Stay Positive – Still