The track that has left me quivering this week is S Carey’s ‘In The Dirt’, which was brought to my attention here. He is one of the many people who make up Bon Iver’s live show, and the influence is obvious. For anyone in need of heartfelt, soft lyrics then look no further.

Panda Bear gave us a look into his genius mind this week with the first taster of his forthcoming album, still quite a bit away. ‘Tomboy’ is below and featured earlier in the week.

Zola Jesus are a band garnering some attention for their dark, gothic, brooding (all these words mean the same) sound. It sounds like Florence (of the machine) singing over some Cure songs. But let’s just hope that Zola Jesus decide not to go down the Florence path of annoying everyone. ‘I Can’t Stand’ is below, and is taken off their Stridulum ep.

Violens are the new band of the week and you can listen to ‘Acid Reign’ below and read more here.

The Walkmen, one of the New York bands who never really made a major impact over here, apart from to a small amount of people, are back. ‘Stranded’ was the first track we heard from their forthcoming album, Lisbon out in September. Hear it below.

Some good videos appeared this week, the highlight being Ariel Pink’ Haunted Grafitti’s take on a “Mistaken Wedding”.

Perhaps the complete opposite of that is Broken Social Scene’s political-in-the-extreme video for ‘Meet Me in the Basement’. from Forgiveness Rock Record.

And for all the music news this week, look at Consequences of Sound’s pretty great round up, here.