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April 15, 2010

Shorties (LCD Soundsystem, Daniel Clowes, and more)

LCD Soundsystem is streaming its new album, This Is Happening (out May 18th), in its entirety.

Preview Daniel Clowes, new graphic novel, Wilson.

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles several of the city's emerging female novelists.

The University Daily Kansan interviews Japandroids drummer Dave Prowse.

Minnesota Public Radio interviews singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane.

Beach House's Victoria LeGrand talks about her keyboard collection with Noise.

The Guardian Music Blog examines what happens when labels hold artists hostage.

Slate lists the words David Foster Wallace circled in his dictionary.

Seattle Weekly talks to Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of the Posies about the band's lasting influence on indie music.

Jason Collett shares a list of his favorite songs with the Montreal Gazette.

Alan Sparhawk talks to the Colorado Springs Independent about his band, Retribution Gospel Choir.

Spinner lists the 10 best rock operas.

The Guardian profiles playwright Tom Stoppard.

The Bookseller lists the shortlist for the Irish Book of the Decade.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Cold War Kids' 13-track 2008 album Loyalty to Loyalty for $3.99.

The American Library Association lists 2009's most challenged books.

The New York Times and San Diego Union-Tribune preview the Coachella music festival.

The April edition of the Music Alliance Pact, which gathers music recommendations from music bloggers in 37 different countries, has been posted.

The Guardian shares an mp3 of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes talking about their courtship.

Win 10 packs of baseball cards and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
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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