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: Panda Bear – Boys Latin

Music Video: Pond – Sitting Up On Our Crane

Watch Wild Beasts perform “Wanderlust” on a giant pipe organ

Music Video: St. Vincent – Birth in Reverse

Watch the short documentary “Road Dawgs,” about Future Islands on tour

YouTube Audio Stream: The Decemberists – The Wrong Year

Watch a comedy sketch for Australian radio station Triple J ft. Lorde, Disclosure, First Aid Kit, Courtney Barnett and more

YouTube Audio Stream: Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire

Watch Kendrick Lamar perform an untitled new song on “The Colbert Report”

Listen to St. Vincent on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast

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 Alburn, Bent Denim (covering Taylor Swift), Corbin, Hot Casandra, Monsterheart and Solidisco. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Band of Horses & Grandaddy, Busy Living, Janna Pelle, The Julie Ruin, Phil Beaudreau and Something Anorak.

Alburn – Blue Christmas

Bent Denim – Shake It Off (Taylor Swift cover)

Brooklynn – Friends

Corbin – Worn

Dave McPherson – Merry Ex Mrs

The Grubby Mitts – To A Friend’s House the Way Is Never Long

Hot Casandra – Superstition

Kurtz – Finer Feelings

Lac Belot – Elizabeth

Monsterheart – At Night

Solidisco – Ready

SUNBEARS! – All I Want for Christmas Is You

Tom Flash – Lose Control


The Acid – Ghost (Oliver Schories Remix)

Band of Horses and Grandaddy – Hang An Ornament

Busy Living – Lie Better

Janna Pelle – City Life

The Julie Ruin – Blueberry Island

Phil Beaudreau – Another Castle

Something Anorak – I Am A Doctor