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March 10, 2009

Shorties (Free SXSW Sampler, Neko Case, and more)

Amazon MP3 is giving away a free 11-track IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2009, which includes songs by Theresa Andersson, J. Tillman, Deer Tick, and many more indie artists.

Also on sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3 is Chris Cornell's new album, Scream.

The A.V. Club interviews Neko Case.

Yesterday's unofficial Micachu Day at MBV Music featured contributions about the band's new album Jewellery by contributors Said the Gramophone, Catbirdseat, Chromewaves, Fluxblog, Matt LeMay, and myself.

Macworld's Jim Dalrymple is looking for a singer and/or songwriter to collaborate on a song.

BrooklynVegan previews the exclusives available at independent record stores on Record Store Day, April 18th.

Drowned in Sound interviews Nathan Williams of WAVVES.

Daytrotter's Tuesday session features in-studio mp3s from Speck Mountain.

Minnesota Public Radio's The Current has singer-songwriter Anni Rossi in the studio for an interview and performance.

Author Jonathan Evison has joined the Three Guys One Book litblog.

The Guardian lists the best "music bars" in Brooklyn's Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods.

io9 lists 9 comics to read after Watchmen.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Lauren Groff's new story collection, Delicate Edible Birds.

Read Groff's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist (and beer selections) for the book.

NPR's All Songs Considered previews SXSW with songs by participating artists.

The Futurist features mp3s from Anni Rossi's recent WOXY Lounge Act session.

Enter this week's Largehearted Boy contest and win a copy of the Watchmen graphic novel as well as the Watchmen Motion Comic DVD.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make it into the daily "shorties" posts.

also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists


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