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June 16, 2010

Shorties (Tom Waits, Superchunk, and more)

MOJO shares Tom Waits' handwritten list of song suggestions for the mix CD he curated for the magazine's current issue.

Stereogum premiered a track from Superchunk's forthcoming Majesty Shredding album.

Today's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page:

mp3 sets from Flaming Lips (covering Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon), LCD Soundsystem, Local Natives, and Neon Indian.

A lossless live set from Weezer.

Poptimal lists the best and worst film adaptations of novels.

All Shook Down interviews Corey Cunningham of Magic Bullets.

You guys are always compared to The Smiths. How do you feel about that?

CC: I think they're a great band. It's really flattering, but there's maybe a couple songs where I could say, "Oh, I see the comparison." Overall, I think the sound of the album comes from a lot of places. I would probably say we sound more like The Pretenders on some songs than The Smiths.

The Chicago Blog previews this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival.

At the Guardian Music Blog, We Are Scientists present a wine primer.

Flavorpill kicks off its book club with Sloane Crosley's essay collection, How Did You Get This Number.

World Hum lists the 100 most celebrated travel books of all time.

TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek talks to the BrooklynVegan about his forthcoming solo album.

The New York Times and Underwire profile the creators of the graphic novel, Neil Young's Greendale.

Flavorwire points out Noa Emberson's "indie albums as posters" project.

Michael Koryta talks to All Things Considered about his new novel, So Cold the River.

NPR's Alt. Latino lists seven great soccer songs.

HearYa lists its best albums of 2010 so far.

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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