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August 5, 2009

Shorties (New Radiohead Single, Top Jeff Tweedy Songs, and more)

Radiohead has released a new single digitally. The proceeds from "Harry Patch (In Memory of)" will benefit the Royal British Legion.

American Songwriter has finished its countdown of Jeff Tweedy's top 20 songs, and is now asking for readers' lists.

Paste interviews singer-songwriter Laura Barrett.

A.V. Milwaukee interviews Bradford Cox of Deerhunter about his multiple collaborative projects.

The Hook interviews Franz Nicolay of the Hold Steady about his solo career.

PopMatters examines the similarities between the work of two of my literary heroes, manga cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi and author Raymond Carver.

NME has named its "future 50," the innovators who are "pushing music forward."

The New York Nobody Sings is a music blog that features only songs about New York.

Passion of the Weiss is counting down the top 50 hip-hop albums of the '00s.

Pitchfork seeks interns in Chicago. Largehearted Boy seeks interns who wouldn't mind in being paid in beer and BBQ.

NPR's All Things Considered talks to professional ghostwriters about their craft.

NPR is streaming Mount Eerie's new album, Wind's Poem (out August 18th) in its entirety.

Also streaming at NPR, Brendan Benson's forthcoming My Old, Familiar Friend album.

Glide interviews Tiny Engines Records founder Chuck Daley about the fledgling label's dedication to vinyl.

Publishers Weekly interviews David Small, creator of the excellent graphic novel Stitches: A Memoir.

In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell examines the Southern liberalism of To Kill a Mockingbird and the South itself over the years.

Mashable lists 5 ways to get the most out of your music collection.

BUST previews the fragrances inspired by Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman's Who Killed Amanda Palmer book.

Win two if the year's most fascinating novels (Victor LaVelle's Big Machine and Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You) in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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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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