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July 9, 2012

Shorties (Tana French on Her New Novel, Stream the New JEFF the Brotherhood Album, and more)

At the Indigo Fiction Blog, Tana French discusses her new novel, Broken Harbour.

NPR is streaming JEFF the Brotherhood's new album, Hypnotic Nights (out July 17th).

PopMatters profiles the band Eisley.

NPR is streaming Fang Island's new album Major (out July 24th).

NPR is streaming The Very Best's new album MTMTMK (out July 17th).

The 25 best business novels to read this summer.

Weekend Edition profiles the band Old Crow Medicine Show.

The American Scholar explores how Vladimir Nabokov's fiction predicted advances in psychology.

Blitzen Trapper visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Publishers Weekly gauges the effect of the New York Times Book Review on sales.

The Line of Best Fit interviews Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart.

Granta lists the best young Brazilian novelists.

Stream a video of the Stone Roses' June 29th Manchester performance.

Granta interviews author Nathan Englander about his story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

Englander has won the 2012 Frank O'Connor short story award.

"I'm obsessed with the social contract, or rather the ways that it can be tested and eventually broken. It fascinates me how an individual has to hold so many opposing realities in his or her head simply in order to survive."

Picadilly Records lists the top compilations and reissues of 2012 so far.

Win the graphic novel Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 1: Freefall 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 also features 25 soundtrack albums on sale for $2.99.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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