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May 18, 2010

Shorties (Laura Marling, LCD Soundsystem, and more)

The Atlantic profiles singer-songwriter Laura Marling and the rise of slow pop.

Time Out New York profiles LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy (his new album This Is Happening is out today).

The Washington Post reviews the album.

Crib Notes interviews singer-songwriter Anya Marina.

The Telegraph lists houses with storybook connections.

The Scotsman profiles singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn.

Blog on the Tracks lists 10 essential New Zealand albums.

The Guardian Music Blog shares its personal teenage obsession with Joy Division's Ian Curtis on the 30th anniversary of the singer's death.

UGO lists 11 essential indie comics.

Frightened Rabbit visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Morning Edition interviews Mick Jagger about the seminal Rolling Stones album, Exile on Main Street (the remastered editions are released today).

Impact 89FM interviews Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken.

20 timeless coming-of-age novels everyone should read.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a copy of the Rolling Stones remastered and expanded Exile on Main Street album in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) 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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