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July 20, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Menomena Album, Scott Pilgrim, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Menomena album, Mines (out July 27th).

Comic Book Resources reviews the newly published Scott Pilgrim #6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.

It's been a while since I've been so emotionally satisfied by the end of a series of books, and I have to hand it to O'Malley for simultaneously giving his readers exactly what they've been wanting while still pulling a lot of surprises out of his hat. There's a lot of closure involved, but it never feels like it's dragged out too long or that the pacing is even slightly off. also reviews the book.

Comics Alliance reviews cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley about the book.

The National Post profiles O'Malley.

Forbes lists the top-earning musicians of 2010.

The Omaha World-Herald talks to comics fans about the Wonder Woman makeover.

Paste lists musical action figures.

Flavorwire shares a rock 'n roll baby name dictionary.

Comic Book Resources interviews Matt Kindt about his new graphic novel, Revolver.

Stream Amanda Palmer's Radiohead covers album, or buy it for the low price of 84 cents.

JBooks (in comics panels) interviews Gary Shteyngart about his new novel, Super Sad Love Story.

The finalists for the UK's 2010 Mercury Prize have been named.

Clash lists current bookmaker's odds:

5/2 The xx - xx
4/1 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
7/1 Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
7/1 Foals - Total Life Forever
7/1 Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
12/1 Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
12/1 I Am Kloot - Sky At Night
16/1 Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation
14/1 Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
20/1 Kit Downes Trio - Golden
25/1 Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
25/1 Villagers - Becoming A Jackal

Inside Scoop SF lists six literary bars in San Francisco.

NPR is interviewing female artists about being a woman musician today.

Win a copy of Anthony Bourdain's new book Medium Raw and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

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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