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February 28, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Mountain Goats Album, David Foster Wallace, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Mountain Goats album, All Eternals Deck (out March 29th).

The New Yorker features a short story by David Foster Wallace, "Backbone."

NME is streaming the new Noah and the Whale album, The Last Night on Earth (out March 15th in the US).

The Montreal Gazette interviews Greg Gillis of Girl Talk.

The Guardian profiles author Tessa Hadley.

The Guardian Music Blog lists singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg's 20 most scandalous moments.

John Sayles talks to the Wall Street Journal about publishing his latest novel with an indie publisher (McSweeney's).

The New York Times examines publishing's increasing entry into non-traditional stores.

NPR is streaming the new Wye Oak album, Civilian (out March 8th).

Publishers Weekly interviews Arthur Phillips about his new novel, The Tragedy of Arthur.

"Weird Al" Yankovic talks to Weekend Edition about his new children's book, When I Grow Up.

NPR is streaming the new Kurt Vile album, Smoke Ring for my Halo (out March 8th).

Time lists the 25 best movie soundtracks of all time.

Captain Beefheart's 10 commandments of guitar playing.

Patrick Cockburn talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story.

NPR is streaming Alexi Murdoch's new album, Towards the Sun (out March 8th).

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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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