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: CHVRCHES – Under the Tide

SXSW has announced the first round of artists performing at this year’s festival

Music Video: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Kelly

Read a note from Kate Bush about her return to the stage

Music Video: Panda Bear – Mr. Noah

Watch Future Islands perform with strings and brass for a 4AD session

Watch El-P audition cats for the Meow the Jewels record

Watch a short film from FKA twigs called “#throughglass”

YouTube Audio Stream: Ariel Pink – Black Ballerina

Sleater-Kinney have reunited and are releasing a new album in January

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss songs from Baby Baby, Blue Hawaii, Conveyor, Happy Dagger, Tashaki Miyaki (covering Prince) and ZKPR. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Chris Staples (covering Built to Spill), Korallreven, Les Sins, Lion Babe (ft. Childish Gambino), Pharmakon and SKYLR, among others.

Andre Costello & The Cool Minors – Places

Baby Baby – Keisha

Blue Hawaii – Get Happier

Conveyor – Holly

The Gromble – Slam

Happy Dagger – Who’s Waiting?

Hook N Sling – Tokyo By Night

PANES – Stills (Eyedress Remix)

The Sharpees – Take Me to Your Leader

Tashaki Miyaki – The Beautiful Ones (Prince cover)

The Trotskies – DYR

Twin Graves – Love You to Death

ZKPR – Sierra Nevada


Ben Frost – Venter (HTRK Remix)

Chris Staples – Center of the Universe (Built to Spill cover)

Korallreven – Limitless

Les Sins – Talk About

Lion Babe – Jump Hi (ft. Childish Gambino)

Pharmakon – Bestial Burden

SKYLR – Devil