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July 4, 2012

Shorties (The Best Post-Hardcore Bands, Poetry's Connection to the Olympics, and more)

West Coast Sound lists the top five best post-hardcore bands.

The New York Times examines poetry's connection to the Olympics over the years.

All Shook Down shares a timeline of the band Girls' career.

PopMatters lists the top 20 punk protest songs.

Flavorwire interviews John Brandon about his new novel A Million Heavens.

BBC DJs and reviewers list their favorite albums of 2012 so far.

Sound of the City interviews Jesse Jarnow about his new book Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock.

All Songs Considered remembers the music of The Andy Griffith Show.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran talks to Morning Edition about his new book Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.

On sale for $2.99 today at Amazon MP3: Bob Marley's Legend album.

Morning Edition recommends memoirs that feature dogs.

Tiny Mix Tapes lists its 30 favorite albums of 2012 so far.

Drowned in Sound interviews the members of Sleigh Bells about the band's latest album Reign of Terror.

Creative Bloq lists 20 inspirational Penguin book cover designs.

Paste lists 10 great music videos with puppets.

The Atlantic Wire gets literary summer reading suggestions from several people (including me).

Win a copy of Gillian Flynn's new novel Gone Girl 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 of its bestselling albums on 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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