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April 11, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New tUnE-YarDs Album, Roald Dahl on Cereal Boxes, and more)

NPR and the Guardian Music Blog are streaming the new tUnE-YarDs album, whokill (out April 19th, and my favorite album of 2011 so far).

The Telegraph reports that excerpts from the works of Roald Dahl will appear on millions of cereal boxes in the UK.

At The Hype Machine, stream the new Guillemots album, Walk the River (out April 19th).

Dazed Digital interviews David Shields about the role of the novel today.

The Jesus and Mary Chain has an official Tumblr.

Fifty-Two Stories features a new short story by Blake Butler.

The Guardian lists the top deranged characters in literature.

The Telegraph reviews 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs by Dorian Lynskey.

So panoramic is the sweep of Dorian Lynskey’s 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, that it opens with Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday’s haunting cry of despair and revulsion at the southern lynchings of the Thirties, and closes with American Idiot, Green Day’s satire on George W Bush’s United States.

Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Julian Barnes this week.

Drowned in Sound interviews Low's Alan Sparhawk about the band's new album, C'mon (out April 12th).

David Foster Wallace's widow talks to the Observer about the author's post-death celebrity.

The Morning Benders are streaming many outtakes, covers, and remixes on their Soundcloud page.

Francine Pascal talks to All Things Considered about her new book, Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later.

NPR is streaming the new Son Lux album, We Are Rising (out May 17th).

Blogs For Writers collects lists of blogs of interest to authors.

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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