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April 21, 2009

Shorties (St. Vincent, Doves, and more)

NPR is streaming the new St. Vincent album, Actor, in its entirety (the disc is released May 5th).

The Guardian lists the six finalists for the Orange Prize for fiction.

PopMatters interviews the members of Doves.

The Minneapolis City Pages interviews Chairlift's Aaron Pfenning.

Entertainment Weekly's The Music Mix lists the 50 most heartbreaking songs of all time.

Carversite is devoted to the life and works of author Raymond Carver, and even includes mp3 audio of the author.

At Ballardian, Michael Moorcock pays tribute to fellow author J.G. Ballard.

The Times Online examines Bob Dylan's legacy in poetry.

Amazon MP3 is selling the new 13-track Depeche Mode album, Sounds of the Universe, for $3.99.

Joyland and Backhand Stories feature unpublished short fiction.

Bob Dylan's new video premiered on Amazon.

New York Magazine's Vulture blog gauges the success of 2009's Record Store Day.

PopMatters asks its 20 questions of author Augusten Burroughs.

Robyn Hitchcock visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance,

Nate Powell's latest comic, Cakewalk (a collaboration with writer Rachel Bormann) is available online.

The Ballard News-Tribune profiles local cartoonist Peter Bagge.

NPR's Books We Like excerpts from Mary Gaitskill's story collection, Don't Cry.

The 2009 Pulitzer prizewinners and finalists have been named.

nyctaper shares mp3s of Of Montreal's April 15yh NYC performance.

IGN lists Depeche Mode's ultimate playlist.

Daytrotter features in-studio mp3s from Parenthetical Girls.

Cloudspeakers is a new online music aggregator.

This week's Largehearted Boy contest gives away two Wilco DVDs: the new Ashes of American Flags & I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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