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July 16, 2012

Shorties (Stream the New Passion Pit Album, Tour Walt Whitman's New York, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Passion Pit album, Gossamer (out July 24th).

The Museum of the City of New York tours Walt Whitman's New York.

PopMatters profiles the sludge metal band Baroness.

Their early sound melded punk’s confrontationalism and the crushing riffs of sludge pioneers Eyehategod and Corrosion of Conformity with touches of progressive metal. Before long, the sound of another, decidedly non-southern counterculture seeped in: psychedelia. This move toward melody brought with it some ghosts of Baizley's past, including bluegrass, country, and southern rock.

The Epi Log recommends two books about Julia Child.

WTF with Marc Maron interviews singer-songwriter Fiona Apple.

NPR is streaming the new Purity Ring album, Shrines (out July 24th).

The Globe and Mail examines the lack of depictions of financial concerns in literary fiction.

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott talks to All Things Considered about the band's re-recording of their music to wrest control back from their record company.

NPR is streaming the new album by former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, Silencio (out July 24th).

NPR Books recommends three books that feature "girls who know how to fight."

The A.V. Club makes a video pilgrimage to Minneapolis's First Avenue club.

Flavorwire recommended an essential French literature reading list for Bastille Day.

The band Delta Rae visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Win copies of Cheryl Strayed's collection of Dear Sugar columns Tiny Beautiful Things and Jaime Hernandez's graphic novel God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Amazon MP3 offers 667 albums for sale for $2.99.

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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

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