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February 3, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Streets Album, Sexless Novels, and more)

The Guardian Music Blog is streaming the Streets' fifth (and allegedly final) album, Computers and Blues (out February 15th).

Esquire bemoans the lack of sex in current novels.

Songwriters on Process interviews Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem.

American Short Fiction shares Emma Straub's short story "Orient Point."

The Monterey Herald profiles the band Dawes.

PopMatters interviews Destroyer's Dan Bejar about his new album, Kaputt.

Lou Barlow talks Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. with the Santa Barbara Independent.

Sound of the City analyzes Best Coast's cat references.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats gives his impressions of the NHL all-star weeekend in the Independent Weekly.

KCRW's Bookworm today interviews author Joseph McElroy.

Noveller's Sarah Lipstate talks books with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

I Am Fuel You Are Friends shares a "Left My Heart in San Francisco" mix.

The Center for Fiction has launched its monthly online literary magazine, The Literalist.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Extra Lens' (John Darnielle & Franklin Bruno) Undercard album.

amNewYork interviews Wesley Stace about his new novel, Charles Jessold: Considered as a Murderer.

RIP, The White Stripes.

NPR reviews (and excerpts from) Karen Russell's debut novel Swamplandia.

Sunday's update (the final one of the year) to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included I Guess I'm Floating's best songs, Stereogum's most overlooked albums, WFMU DJs' top albums, and much more.

Thursday's final update to the online "best books of 2010" lists included The Utne Reader's books of the year,'s best poetry books, the PopMatters' best fiction and nonfiction books, and more.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists
Online "Best Music of 2010" lists

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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