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June 14, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Stars Album, 2010's Top 10 Biographies, and more)

NPR is streaming Stars' new album, The Five Ghosts (out June 22nd).

Booklist lists the top 10 biographies of 2010.

The Guardian Music Blog shares an unpublished blog post by the recently departed music writer Steven Wells, listing five musical "sacred cows in need of a good bricking."

Author Tom Bissell discusses his love for video games with the Oregonian.

CultureMob lists the best summer rock songs.

Drowned in Sound is streaming the new Perfume Genius album, Learning (out June 22nd).

Comics legend Alan Moore is now on Facebook.

NPR is streaming Herbie Hancock's new album, The Imagine Project (out June 22nd).

UGO lists essential indie comic book series.

NPR is streaming the new Chemical Brothers album, Further (out June 22nd).

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a collection of Alabama barbeque sauces 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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