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March 2, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New R.E.M. album, the Top Eccentrics in Literature, and more)

NPR is streaming the new R.E.M. album, Collapse Into Now (out March 8th).

The Guardian lists the top 10 eccentrics in literature.

Amazon MP3 has a new selection of 100 digital albums on sale for $5 this month.

The shortlist for The Believer Book Award has been announced. Congratulation to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors James Hynes, Grace Krilanovich, and Paul Murray.

Paste lists March albums worth checking out.

The Christian Science Monitor lists seven books to help you understand Libya.

Austinist interviews Matt Pond.

West Coast Sound lists five Los Angeles bands to see at SXSW.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Andre Dubus III's new memoir, Townie.

Mountain Xpress profiles Tennis and the band's rapid ascent. has released the results from its poll of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the past decade.

GeekDad recommends graphic novels and comics for little kids.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Black Angels' Phosphene Dream album.

3:AM interviews David Shields about his book Reality Hunger.

The Seattle Band Map.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Michael David Lukas's debut novel, The Oracle of Stamboul.

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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