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March 26, 2010

Shorties (Spoon, Music & Advertising at SXSW, and more)

Backbeat Online interviews Spoon frontman Britt Daniel.

A member of F**ked Up discusses the convergence of advertising and music at SXSW from a musician's perspective.

Synthesis interviews singer-songwriter Adam Green.

The Boston Globe profiles Bachelorette's Annabel Alpers.

There’s an irony lurking in her buoyant electro-pop songs. For every lyric that suggests digital culture is cold and isolating, there’s an exuberant collision of synthetic melodies layered over Alpers’s lush and distorted voice. In other words, computers might be bad for us, but without them, Bachelorette wouldn’t even exist.

The Daily Titan interviews Cursive's Matt Maginn.

The Boston Globe profiles Bassekou Kouyate, who has singlehandedly revived the Malian instrument the ngoni.

SPIN magazine's back issues are now all available online at Google Books.

Paper Cuts interviews author Lauren Groff.

Boing Boing reviews Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover.

DC Comics is offering a free PDF download of the first issue of the Fables comic.

The Telegraph shares an illustrated comic book alphabet.

The Free Music Archive now hosts over 18,000 free and legal mp3s to stream or download.

All Things Considered and the Los Angeles Times remember rock photographer Jim Marshall.

Bookgasm lists seven new horror fiction books to read this spring.

The Irish Independent lists the best Irish music blogs.

In this week's LHB contest, I am giving away the two books I judged in the first round of The Morning News Tournament of Books, Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall and the graphic novel Logicomix, as well as a $100 Threadless gift certificate.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
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Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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