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June 19, 2010

Shorties (Spoon, Jose Saramango, and more)

CNN profiles three bands, The Hold Steady, The National, and Spoon, who have achieved success at a later age than most popular musicians.

RIP, author Jose Saramango.

Today's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page:

mp3 sets:

The Entrance Band

Lossless sets:

John Fogerty

Video sets:

Dave Matthews Band
Tori Amos

The Telegraph offers an excerpt from Bret Easton Ellis's new novel, Imperial Bedrooms.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal and Weekend Edition recommend books for summer reading.

ARTISTdirect lists the 10 indie albums to look out for this summer.

At The Week, Jason hartley (author of The Advanced Genius Theory) shares his favorite books.

Gibson lists the top 10 summer songs without the word "summer" in the title.

LikeMe Daily lists 10 comic books that aren't for nerds.

At West Coast Sound, Josua Dysart (writer of the new graphic novel Neil Young's Greendale) lists his favorite Neil Young songs.

On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: the 11-track self-titled debut album by the XX.

Tastebuds helps you find a date with similar music tastes.

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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