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August 20, 2007


New York magazine profiles New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman.

Pitchfork interviews Will Sheff of Okkervil River.

The Next Net profiles music social networking service Imeem.

Imeem is not an Internet radio site like Pandora or It does not pay Internet radio royalties, which are rising, nor is it hobbled by the restrictions of a radio-like format (random selection, no going back, limited skipping). You can upload your songs, search for songs uploaded by others, and create and share playlists.

Cracked lists the ten most memorable movie cameos by non-actors.

Members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club talk to Popmatters.

Spinner is streaming a song from Eddie Vedder's soundtrack to Into tthe Wild.

The New York Sun reviews the new Rilo Kiley album, Under the Blacklight.

It's a striking departure from the continuously maturing guitar rock and blueeyed soul that Rilo Kiley has cobbled into a signature style since its 2001 debut. But it sounds no less assured, and with the band's cushy new major-label deal with Warner Bros., it could be the radio smash that vaults the group into the stratosphere.

Cracked lists pop culture's top 5 fictional mayors.

Disquiet is a music blog devoted to ambient and electronic music.

KEXP features streaming in-studio performance by Minus the Bear today at noon pacific.

Mammoth Press interviews Tom Gabel of Against Me!

Legendary Guitarist Les Paul talks to NPR's Weekend Edition.

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams talks to the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I think one of my main muses in music, because it wasn't my first choice of art, is that it enables more intense communication with others. Because I'm an incredibly solitary human being. I don't like to be with others very much and not very often. Not because I have a dislike of other people but I think that I am very socially allergic."

Litblogger Max McGee (The Millions) shares his summer reading picks with NPR's Weekend Edition.

T-shirt of the day: "Everybody Wants To Be in a Band"

also at Largehearted Boy:

2007 Lollapalooza downloads
this week's CD releases


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