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:

Interactive Music Video: SBTRKT ft. Caroline Polachek – Look Away

Music Video: Ryan Adams – My Wrecking Ball

Apple is reportedly working on a new digital music format, in collaboration with U2

YouTube Audio Stream: Jessie Ware – Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe (ft. Miguel)

Watch a nearly hour-long interview between Dan Rather and Jack White

Music Video: Interpol – Twice As Hard

A Run the Jewels fan has started a Kickstarter to get the hip hop duo to re-record their forthcoming album with all cat noises

YouTube Audio Stream: Jose Gonzalez – This Is How We Walk on the Moon (Arthur Russell cover)

Music Video: Angel Olsen – High & Wild

Read Meredith Graves’ piece on sexism and authenticity in the music industry

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 Andrew St. James, Energy Slime, Gringo Star, Leaks, Nite Fields and Party Favor. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Flying Lotus, Lydia Ainsworth, The Pans of Being Pure at Heart, Peaking Lights and Zola Jesus, among others.

Andrew St. James – Tapes

Anushka – Atom Bombs (VIP Dub)

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages – The Corner Man

Cory Branan – The No-Hit Wonder

Energy Slime – Star on the Ground

Gringo Star – World of Spin

La Bete Blooms – TV Speak

Leaks – Underthought

Little May – Boardwalks

Nite Fields – Vacation

Party Favor – Bap U

Soledad Velez – How to Disappear


Cloud Nothings – Giving Into Seeing (Outer Space Remix)

Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator

Kero Kero Bonito – Sick Beat (Danny L Harle Remix)

Lydia Ainsworth – Hologram

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Poison Touch

Peaking Lights – Everyone And Us

Zola Jesus – Go (Blank Sea)