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: Perfume Genius – Queen

Watch an hour-long St. Vincent performance for “Live on Letterman”

Watch Future Islands perform “Seasons (Waiting On You)” live at Primavera Sound

Music Video: The New Pornographers – War on the East Coast

More than 700 indie record labels have united for a “Fair Digital Deals Declaration”

Music Video: Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out

David Bowie has promised he’ll be releasing new music “soon”

Download No More, a free EP from Jeremih & Shlohmo

Watch Weird Al Yankovic perform his Pharrell parody “Tacky” live on “Conan”

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 Carousels & Limousines, Dirty Lungs, HANAH, Jargon Party, Lovelife and Red Letter Days. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Cold War Kids, The Drums, FEMME (covering Madonna), Lia Ices, Night Drive (covering Radiohead) and Vashti Bunyan, among others.

The Amends – The Virgin Pterodactyl

Broke For Free – Summer Spliffs

Carousels & Limousines – Strange Love

Dirty Lungs – Dead In A Graveyard

Felix Cartal ft. Chloe Angelides – Ready For Love (Steve James Remix)

H/\N/\H – Out of Touch

Jargon Party – Surf Rock Anthem #7

Kiki Rowe – Come Through

Lovelife – Angel

Macsen – You Are the One (ft. Mickey Valen)

Quays – Tres

Red Letter Days – You Don’t Know


Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours

The Drums – Magic Mountain

FEMME – Vogue (Madonna cover)

Lia Ices – Higher

Night Drive – Where I End and You Begin (Radiohead cover)

Sinead Harnett – No Other Way (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

Vashti Bunyan – Across the Water