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:

Check out the list of Golden Globes nominees, including Trent Reznor, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Patti Smith, Common and Sia

Music Video: OFF! – Meet Your God (ft. Jack Black)

Listen to two new Wild Beasts songs via a “GIF Novel” by whiskey maker Jameson

Music Video: Death Grips – Inanimate Sensation

Watch Pharmakon’s 16 minute short film “Bestial Burden”

Music Video: Belle & Sebastian – Nobody’s Empire

Stream a clip of an unreleased Lorde song “Lost Boys”

Music Video: Twin Shadow – Turn Me Up

Jack White has launched a “Third-D” virtual reality app

Music Video: Perfume Genius – Fool

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 Basic Shapes, The Blank Tapes, HAWK, Katie Buchanan, Maps and Steel Trees. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Dick Diver, Genevieve, Girlpool, I’m Not A Band, Lydia Ainsworth (covering Chris Isaak), QUARTERBACKS and Shlohmo.

Basic Shapes – Weird Kids

The Blank Tapes – Way Too Stoned

Genius – Everyday

HAWK – Hush

Heiress to Atlas – Heliotrope

Ipso Factopus – Trouble

Kalen & The Sky Thieves – Mother Time

Katie Buchanan – Honey, Don’t

Maps – In the Bleak Midwinter (ft. Polly Scattergood)

Paul Cook & The Chronicles – Night Fires

Steel Trees – Loggerhead

Tom Flash – Lose Control


Dick Diver – Waste the Alphabet

Genevieve – Colors

Girlpool – Alone at the Show

I’m Not A Band – Colours

Lydia Ainsworth – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)


Shlohmo – Emerge From Smoke