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April 5, 2010

Shorties (The National, Top Songs of the 80s, and more)

The Quietus interviews Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of the National about the band's forthcoming album, High Violet (out may 11th).

A Post Punk Tumblr lists the top 35 or so songs from the 80s.

Help fund Avid Bookshop, a new independent bookstore/coffee shop in Athens, Georgia.

Consequence of Sound interviews Adam Zacks, founder of the Sasquatch! Music Festival.

Paper Cuts interviews James Hynes about his new novel, Next.

The Washington Post examines the difference between nonfiction books and the films they inspire.

At the Guardian, Jarvis Cocker reads from Davod Eagleman's Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

The 2010 Hugo Awards nominees have been announced. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors James Morrow and Bill Willingham.

10 acclaimed authors who wrote only one book.

NME lists the 20 best music movies.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Ben Loory.

NPR is streaming the new album by the Nels Cline Singers, Initiate (out April 13th) in its entirety.

Five Chapters is serializing a new story by Peter Bognanni this week.

Win 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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