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:

Music Video: Disclosure – Grab Her

Arcade Fire, Karen O, Pharrell and Owen Pallett all received Oscar nominations for their music

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Efrim Menuck talks about the band’s Polaris Prize win on the “Kreative Kontrol” podcast

Watch Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden create a beat in 10 minutes using Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Watch Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon sing a “Born to Run” parody song about Chris Christie

Music Video: YACHT – Plastic Soul

Watch ex-Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon in an episode of HBO’s Girls

Music Video: Real Estate – Talking Backwards

Read Beyonce’s essay on gender equality

YouTube Audio Stream: Lily Allen – Air Balloon

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 Gambles, HeadShy, Milagres, Ponyhof, Qiet, and Shy Boys. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Childbirth, Eternal Death, Jenny Lewis, Mas Ysa, School Language, Teen Daze and Twintapes.

The Boxing Plot – Geist

Gambles – Winter

HeadShy – The Light That Guides the Blind

Kosha Dillz – Wavy

Love at First Sound – Nothing’s Changed

Milagres – Jeweled Cave

Moduloktopus – Motherlove

PANES – Choice Errors (Lee Gamble Remix)

Ponyhof – Tiger (ft. Will Butler)

Qiet – Little Window

secLuse – Lawless

Shy Boys – Bully Fight

Tosca – Looking (Unreleased Tour Version)

Wet – No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix ft. Spank Rock)


Childbirth – I Only Fucked You As A Joke

Eternal Death – Head

Jenny Lewis – Completely Not Me

Mas Ysa – Years

School Language – Between the Suburbs

Teen Daze – Orange

Twintapes – Fast Forward