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July 27, 2011

Shorties (Jason Krug, Hipster Lit, and more)

SPIN is streaming Wolf Parade frontman Jason Krug's solo album (recorded as Moonface), Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped (out August 2nd).

The Book Bench finds a "hipster lit" shelf at a bookstore in the Hamptons. The L Magazine and Gothamist discuss.

Singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn shares 10 of her favorite songs with Speakers in Code.

The list of 2011 online summer reading lists has been updated with Medscape's literary oncology books and much more.

Fortune ponders the trickle down effect of Borders' bankruptcy for independent booksellers.

Rocks Off lists its favorite music video dances of all time.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Rosebuds' new album Loud Planes Fly Low.

Brain Pickings lists seven (more) children's books by famous adult literature authors.

The free Pixies mobile app (available for both Androis and iPhones) streams the band's Purple Tape, offers a download of the band's 2004 Coachella performance, and much more.

Books Featured on the Colbert Report.

Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Sessions bring musicians to teh studio to record cover versions of an artist who inspires them.

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker prize has been announced. Congratulations to Book Notes contributor Patrick DeWitt, who made the list with his novel The Sisters Brothers.

The Guardian breaks down the list.

NPR reviews Glen Duncan's new novel The Last Werewolf.

Paranormal romance was never just the domain of chaste teens with Robert Pattinson posters on their walls. We once again have a well-written novel for adults to prove it.

The Quietus interviews former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy about his new solo album, Ninth.

Fresh Air interviews Donald Ray Pollock about his new novel, The Devil All the Time.

All Songs Considered previews this weekend's Newport jazz and folk festivals.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's new books)
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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