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August 19, 2013

Shorties (Stream Neko Case's New Album, Sweet Soubrette's Songs Inspired By Books, and more)

NPR Music is streaming Neko Case's new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (out September 3rd).

Sweet Soubrette, a member of New York City's most innovative literary series, the Bushwick Book Club, offers an album of songs inspired by books on a "name your price" model.

The Guardian recommends the best books on Kenya.

The Guardian profiles the future stars of experimental R&B music.

Book Riot recommends 10 pieces of Moby-Dick swag.

All Things Considered interviews Patrick Flanery about his new novel Fallen Land.

On what he wants readers to take away from Fallen Land

"I wanted the book to speak to a kind of crisis in neighborliness, and thinking about the ways in which people are becoming so inward-looking, and the ways in which it's incredibly easy — I think in part because of technology — not to think about what's happening around us. And that's not just thinking about security but thinking about who needs help. So it's almost about a crisis of empathy with the people that we should be looking out for but who we fail to look out for in fairly fundamental ways."

All Things Considered interviews singer-songwriter Irene Diaz.

The Fertile Fact has biographers list five things their subject would have liked about the present day.

NPR Music is streaming several tracks from Bob Dylan's new album Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (out August 27th).

Metro interviews author Stephen King about film adaptations of his work.

Flavorwire lists 10 of literature's most unreliable narrators.

The A.V. Club interviews Mac McCaughn about the new Superchunk album I Hate Music and the band's discography.

Tablet profiles the man who translated The Hobbit into Yiddish.

NPR Music is streaming Volcano Choir's new album, Repave (out September 3rd).

The A.V. Club lists 10 excellent, under-appreciated books first published in 1983.

TV Guide lists 10 songs that shouldn't be used on television again.

Financial Times lists five of the best lists in the form of books.

Composer David Wingo lists his havorite film soundtracks at Paste.

Comic Book Resources lists six great comics adapted from films.

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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)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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