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April 7, 2010

Shorties (Lou Reed, Tunng, and more)

The Quietus interviews Lou Reed about his metal Machine Trio European tour.

Aquarian Weekly interviews Mike Lindsay of Tunng about the band's new album, Then We Saw Land.

Despite your latest instrumental experimentation, there’s an obvious traditional folk setting embracing each separate track.

Some people don’t think it’s folk enough, others think it’s funky. Maybe it just has a bigger sound. I don’t know if it’s more experimental though. Maybe it’s more accessible in a way. We never used so many layers of voices before, or electric guitars and drums. The process may have been more experimental, but I don’t know if it’s more so than Comment—just a bigger sound, which we wanted.

Underwire lists bands with cinematic names.

Reverb interviews Spoon's Britt Daniel.

The Guardian interviews David Eagleman, author of Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

PopMatters profiles Eluvium's Matthew Cooper.

David Remnick talks to NPR's Morning Edition about his new book, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.

Publishers Weekly examines the current trend of turning popular novels into graphic novels.

Titus Andronicus visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Flatmancrooked lists 10 indie publishers and 10 books you may not have heard of for all the wrong reasons.

Monitor Mix asks the question, "What albums should be turned into Broadway musicals?"

Author Marisa Silver shares an A to Z guide to LA for Los Angeles magazine.

Twones a Firefox/Chrome toolbar for music discovery.

The Book Case lists its top 20 books of 2010 so far.

I Love Country is a new music blog covering classic country songs.

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