August 3, 2010
On sale at Amazon MP3: The Arcade Fire's new 16-track album, The Suburbs, for $3.99.
So, devoid of any scene in which to neatly slot Crocodiles, the band has been tagged as a Jesus and Mary Chain sound alike.
"It's just lazy. I don't think we sound like them at all, certainly not the new album anyway. When we started out, we were just two people onstage with a drum machine so I can guess people jumped to conclusions."
The Wall Street Journal lists the five best books about female adventurers.
The Chicago Sun-Times previews this weekend's Lollapalooza music festival.
The Book Studio previews August's top new books.
The Awl lists the most stolen books at New York's McNally Jackson bookstore.
Anne Rice talks Christianity with All Things Considered.
Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa box set from the Criterion Collection in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.
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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