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October 21, 2010

Shorties (Of Montreal, Tom McCarthy, and more)

The Denver Westword interviews Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes about the Elephant6 collective.


KCRW's Bookworm interviews author Tom McCarthy about his novel C today.


USA Today lists five indie rockers who are rapidly on the rise.


Spinner explores hip hop's indie rock connections, and lists indie rock samples used in hip hop songs.


Vulture interviews Darin Strauss about his memoir, Half a Life.


The Detroit Free Press interviews Band of Horses drummer Creighton Barrett.


New Times interviews author David Sedaris.


Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn talks rock and religion with Here.

"There's all these kinds of parallels ... between the way we commune around the church and the way we commune around a rock show. I don't think they're necessarily strange bedfellows."


John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talks to the Washington City Paper about his msuical project with Franklin Bruno, The Extra Lens (formerly named The Extra Glenns).

"The Palace Brothers used to change their name every album or so—it’s equal parts annoying and cool."


NPR reviews (and excerpts from) John Le Carre's new novel, Our Kind of Traitor.


HTMLGIANT has launched a literary magazine club.


3:AM Magazine interviews Tony O'Neillabout his novel, Sick City.


RIP, Ari Up of the Slits.


Fictionaut interviews author Paula Bomer about writing.


The Line of Best Fit interviews members of The Joy Formidable.


The Measure interviews Grace Krilanovich about her novel, The Orange Eat Creeps.


Win a copy of Bob Dylan's The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9) 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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