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April 24, 2009

Shorties (Vampire Weekend, J.G. Ballard, and more)

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig talks to Entertainment Weekly's Music Mix about the band's forthcoming sophomore album.

"It's definitely going to be a recognizably Vampire Weekend sound, but there are going to be new sounds. We're trying to challenge ourselves not to use the same bag of tricks that we used on the first album -- different instruments, stuff like that."


The Bangor Daily News lists some of the best albums of the year so far by Maine artists.


TechRadar UK lists 20 smart ways to discover new music.


Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig talks to Entertainment Weekly's Music Mix about the band's forthcoming sophomore album.

"It's definitely going to be a recognizably Vampire Weekend sound, but there are going to be new sounds. We're trying to challenge ourselves not to use the same bag of tricks that we used on the first album -- different instruments, stuff like that."


The Guardian lists the UK's best smaller music festivals.


Pop Tarts Suck Toasted lists the top album openers of the 90's.


At Granta, Hari Kunzru, Jonathan Lethem and others remember author J.G. Ballard.

At Salon, Simon Reynolds eulogizes Ballard.


The Guardian reviews the new Bob Dylan album, Together Through Life.


M. Ward talks to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


The Independent profiles Peaches.

Peaches has never been about shocking audiences for the sake of it, so it stands to reason that, with three albums to her name, she should be broadening her horizons. Her music, she says, is "about feeling empowered and having fun. It's also about questioning standards and authorities. That has always been my point. It's certainly never been about hating men. On the contrary I try to include everyone in what I do."


LAist interviews Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth & the Catapult.


Read an excerpt of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes -- From Punk to Indie and Everything In Between. (via)


Drowned in Sound continues "shoegaze week" with a profile of Slowdive.


On sale for $1.99 at Amazon MP3: Andrew Bird's excellent 12-track album Armchair Apocrypha (one of my favorite albums of 2007).


Daytrotter has started posting its SXSW sessions, including in-studio sets by Glasvegas, Samantha Shelton, and the Strange Boys.


Maria Taylor visits The Current studios for an interview and live performance.


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


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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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