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September 16, 2010

Shorties (Sharon Van Etten, Jim Bouton, and more)

NPR is streaming Sharon Van Etten's new album, epic (out September 21st).

The Los Angeles Times marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Jim Bouton's baseball memoir, Ball Four.

The Scotsman interviews Michael Gira about the Swans reunion.

Capital New York previews fall's new books.

Eye Weekly interviews Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell.

Flavorwire lists America's 10 greatest indie record stores.

Just Out interviews Corin Tucker about her forthcoming solo album and tour.

Actress Jill Hennessy shares a list of her favorite songs with the Montreal Gazette.

Spin profiles the Arcade Fire.

Lemondrop offers a firsthand account of using a literary dating site.

Earvolution lists the top 50 albums of 2010 so far.

The Walrus interviews author J. Robert Lennon.

WNBA lists the "great group reads" of 2010.

PopMatters interviews Ween's Dean Ween.

BBC News interviews author DBC Pierre.

Maisonneuve interviews Said the Gramophone music blogger and writer Sean Michaels.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99: Dawes' 11-track North Hills album.

Hot Hot Heat visit The Current studio for a live performance and video.

Seattle Weekly talks to author Jonathan Evison about the power of social networking.

At Deceptive Cadence, composer Nico Muhly shares his love for the music of William Byrd.

NPR reviews Seymour Chwast's new graphic novel adaptation of Dante's Divine Comedy. An excerpt is also provided.

Win the new Robert Plant album, Band of Joy, as well as Low's The Great Destroyer album 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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