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August 20, 2012

Shorties (Stream the New Dan Deacon Album, An Excerpt from Michael Chabon's New Novel, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Dan Deacon album, America.

Vulture excerpts from Michael Chabon's new novel, Telegraph Avenue.

The List reviews the book.

The First Time I Heard is a series of books "where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band." Four titles have been published so far, covering the bands Cocteau Twins, David Bowie, Joy Division/New Order, and the Smiths.

Adult film star Kayden Kross discusses her literary ambitions with the New York Daily News.

All Things Considered interviews Daniel Wolff about his new book, The Fight for Home: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back.

Robert Crais talks to Morning Edition about utilizing Los Angeles as the setting for his crime novels.

A Heaping Helping - Songs For The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Of Alabama is a compilation album featuring Alabama musicians that supports a great cause.

NPR is streaming the new Sean Rowe album, The Salesman and the Shark (out August 28th).

Ben Lerner talks to The Leonard Lopate Show about his novel Leaving the Atocha Station.

PopMatters lists 12 essential Blur songs.

Writers Joshua Cohen and Gemma Sieff field reader questions at the Paris Review.

NPR is streaming the new Swans album, The Seer (out August 28th).

Flavorwire shares a collection of video clips that feature your favorite television characters discussing books.

Playground recaps July's best new songs.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews writer and filmmaker Miranda July.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook interviews Peter Doggett about his new book, The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s.

The Chicago Tribune examines the state of illustrated journalism.

Stream the new Animal Collective album, Centipede Hz.

The Independent reviews The Word Record, a poetry anthology containing contributions from every country that participated in this summer's Olympic games.

The Rumpus interviews singer-songwriter Rose Melberg.

Stylist lists the top 20 books to argue about.

Win all six books featured in this week's Book Notes feature 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 over 400 albums for sale for $2.99.

Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: 37 children's music albums.

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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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