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:

Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Bjork film Biophilia Live

See the cover of the new …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead album IX by solving a jigsaw puzzle

Music Video: The Black Keys – Weight of Love (NSFW)

YouTube Audio Stream: Hot Chip – Go Bang (Arthur Russell cover)

Music Video: Arcade Fire – You Already Know

Chris Walla is leaving Death Cab for Cutie

Actor Michael Cera has released a lo-fi folk album on Bandcamp

Music Video: Ariana Grande – Break Free (ft. Zedd)

Watch Beck perform “Loser” live on Austin City Limits

Music Video: Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument

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 Backwords, India Mill, Los Angeles Police Department, Neil Holyoak and The Staffords. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Ex-Breathers, Kamp!, She Keeps Bees (ft. Sharon Van Etten), Tennis System, This Will Destroy You and Zella Day

Backwords – Gloria

Bon Clay – never

Ephram – The Nines (ft. Alita Dupray)

Fire and the Romance – She’s A Devil (Ghost Noise Remix)

India Mill – The Hanging Tree

Kanye West & Kid Cudi – Welcome to Heartbreak (Hi-One Edit)

Los Angeles Police Department – Enough Is Enough

Neil Holyoak – Sidereal Sunrise

Nick Raven – Strange Days

Parade of Lights – Golden (RII Remix)

R.O.M.I. – My Song

The Staffords – Poor Folks Live


Ex-Breathers – Pocket

Kamp! – Parallels

She Keeps Bees – Owl (ft. Sharon Van Etten)

Tennis System – Memories & Broken Dreams

This Will Destroy You – Invitation

Zella Day – Compass