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May 11, 2010

Shorties (Sleigh Bells, Michael Chabon, and more)

NPR is streaming Sleigh Bells' inventive new album Treats (out digitally now, on CD & vinyl on June 22nd).

Mother Jones interviews Michael Chabon about his favorite nonfiction books and graphic novels.

PopMatters interviews legendary singer-songwriter Merle Haggard.

David Mitchell talks to about his new novel, The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet.

Paste reviews the new National album, High Violet (81/100).

CocoRosie's Sierra Casaday talks to Norwich Evening News 24 about the band's new album, Grey Oceans.

The Millions reviews the album.

RIP, fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.

NPR is streaming Harvey Milk's new album, A Small Turn of Human Kindness (out May 18th).

Mountain Goats FTW.

NPR is streaming last night's Washington concert by Caribou and Toro y Moi.

Poetry & Writers' database of literary magazines and journals is an invaluable resource for writers.

The Guardian lists the top 10 "unputdownable" Chinese books.

Mike Edison talks to Jewcy about writing liner notes for classic album reissues.

The New York Times reviews Martin Amis's new novel, The Pregnant Widow, and calls it "remarkably tedious."

Damon Albarn talks to the Guardian about forthcoming Blur music.

Win the National's new album High Violet (CD or vinyl, your choice) and Miguel Syjuco's celebrated debut novel, Ilustrado 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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