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April 19, 2010

Shorties (The Hold Steady, Broken Social Scene, and more)

NPR is streaming in its entirety the new Hold Steady album, Heaven is Whenever (out May 4th).

NPR is also streaming Broken Social Scene's new album, Forgiveness Rock Record (out May 4th) and the Fall's new album, Your Future Our Clutter (out May 4th).

The Boston Herald profiles singer-songwriter Owen Pallett.

The New Zealand Herald News profiles author Lionel Shriver.

The Washington Post offers an oral history of the city's 9:30 club.

PopMatters interviews author Steve Almond.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Natalie Merchant's 11-track Tigerlily album for $3.99.

The New Yorker features a new short story by E.L. Doctorow.

Drowned in Sound interviews Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of the National about the band's new album, High Violet.

The Quarterly Conversation interviews Andre Aciman about his latest novel, Eight White Nights.

Queerty lists 10 "gay rockers (in otherwise straight bands) with revolutionary ideas."

The New York Times examines Mark Twain's literary criticism.

Win the new Willie Mays biography, Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend, 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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