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July 4, 2010

Shorties (Liz Phair, Soccer Books, and more)

Liz Phair has unexpectedly released a new album, Funstyle, through her website.

The Daily Beast lists the 5 must-read books on soccer.

Yesterday's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page:

mp3 sets by:

Dan Deacon
The Dead Weather
LCD Soundsystem
Michael Franti & Spearhead

The Huffington Post lists nine big books from small publishers.

The Telegraph lists summer reading suggestions.

The Observer has writers and critics recommend the best books for summer.

Billboard lists the week's top 20 Tweets by musicians.

The Irish Independent profiles singer-songwriter Paul Weller.

The Oakland Tribune lists America's best music towns.

In the Chicago Tribune, Ed Park reviews Matt Kindt's marvelous new graphic novel Revolver.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Iggy Pop's 8-track album The Idiot for $1.99.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Belle yang about her new graphic novel, Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale, which recounts her father's recollections of growing up in China.

The Cover Lovers is an mp3 blog devoted to cover songs.

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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