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February 19, 2011

Shorties (Radiohead Reviews, Great Food Moments in Literature, and more)

Reviews of the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs:

All Things Considered
Clash Music
Edmonton Journal
Grand Rapids Press
New York Magazine
Pop & Hiss
Vancouver Sun

Fork in the Road lists 10 great food moments in literature.

Wesley Stace talks to the New York Times about his new novel, Charles Jessold: Considered as a Murderer.

The Guardian profiles Toro Y Moi.

It's going to be impossible to get through this article without mentioning the C-word, so let's just get it out of the way now: chillwave, chillwave, chillwave. Yes, Toro Y Moi, AKA South Carolina native Chaz Bundick, is the quintessential chillwave artiste. When Chaz's blissed-out nuggets of naive, tropical-tinged nostalgia began appearing on hip music blogs in the summer of 2009, they triggered an online avalanche of similarly sun-damaged lo-fi pop. The tongue-in-cheek term chillwave was coined to make the trend easy to identify, and easier to dismiss.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Iron & Wine's Our Endless Numbered Days album.

Singer-songwriter Carla Bozulich talks to Pop & Hiss.

Sound Effects points out a new video by the Cars as the band prepares to release a new album.

Salon reviews the free e-book novel, The Last Ringbearer, which tells the story of Lord of the Rings from the perspective of the bad guys.

ArtsDesk interviews Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers about the band's new album, Go-Go Boots.

Salon recounts the years best sex writing in novels.

Pollstar interviews Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Lee Irion about the duo's new album, Bright Examples.

Contently shares an infographic, "The Depressing Reality About Writing Books."

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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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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