June 18, 2012
NPR is streaming Fiona Apple's new album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (out June 19th).
Flavorwire lists the all-time coolest author/musician collaborations.
Designer Peter Mendelsund and author Ben Marcus discuss the design process behind the cover of Marcus's novel The Flame Alphabet at Talking Covers.
The first and most important job a book jacket performs is to beckon to the potential reader; to glimmer and entice the browser. If a book jacket does not succeed in this primary task, it fails completely. In the end, if nothing else, I hope the jacket helps this book (which ranks amongst the finest, most original and probing pieces of fiction I've read in my time at Knopf) find the widest possible audience.
The Guardian lists 10 of the best TS Eliot quotes used as titles in literature.
CNN reports that younger music listeners are more likely to stream than buy.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists