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:

YouTube Audio Stream: The Dead Weather – Open Up (That’s Enough)

Music Video: Phantogram – Black Out Days

Watch Haim perform “The Wire” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Music Video: ceo – WHOREHOUSE

Daft Punk and Kendrick Lamar will be performing (separately) at the Grammys

Free Download: Clams Casino’s “Instrumentals Vol. 3” mixtape

Music Video: Mas Ysa – Why

Watch a holiday episode of Zach Galifinakis’ “Between Two Ferns” with special guests Arcade Fire

Watch a commercial for Megadeth’s “holiday album” featuring a guest appearance from Jenny Lewis

Music Video: Yuck – Lose My Breath

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from Beecher’s Fault, Let the Machines Do the Work, The Neighbourhood, Royale, Stone Jack Jones and Wild Ones (covering Drake). In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Against Me!, Caveman, Mountain Man (covering John Denver), Rick Ross (ft. Jay Z) and Sisyphus (Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux & Serengeti). Have a great Christmas! The next edition of Pick Your Poison will be posted on Friday, December 27th.

Beat Culture – Drifter (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)

Beecher’s Fault – Matchstick Kings

The Blood Arm – A Dog Named Jackie (Sweet Christmas)

Ducky – Two Over Ten (Natasha Kmeto Remix)

Keith TOTP – I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Let the Machines Do the Work – Give It Up (VIP Mix)

The Lunchtime Sardine Club – Santa Lives in Texas

The Neighbourhood – Silver

Pincers – Noam Chomsky is the Real Santa

Royale – Robots With Guns

Ruth Koleva – What Am I Suppose To

Sir Doggy – Blazers and Vans

Stone Jack Jones – State I’m In

Thief – Broken Boy (DC’s Manic Computer Remix)

Wild Ones – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake cover)


Against Me! – Black Me Out

Caveman – Empire

Dino Spiluttini – Anxiety

Mountain Man – Around and Around (John Denver cover)

Rick Ross – The Devil Is A Lie (ft. Jay Z)

Sisyphus – Calm It Down