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September 23, 2013

Shorties (The Best New Bands of 2013, Jhumpa Lahiri on Her New Novel, and more)

Morning Edition interviews Jhumpa Lahiri about her new novel The Lowland.

Stereogum lists the 40 best new bands of 2013.

NPR Music is streaming the new Oneohtrix Point Never album, R Plus Seven.

Tablet interviews author Amos Oz.

Flavorwire lists 14 great Nick Cave collaborations.

Book Riot previews new fall 2013 television shows based on books.

NPR Music is streaming the new Elf Power album, Sunlight on the Moon.

Joshua Ferris discusses his short story "The Breeze" with the New Yorker.

?uestlove and Elvis Costello talk to All Things Considered about writing music together.

Jeremy Dauber, author of The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, shares three lessons for budding biographers at Biographile.

Drowned in Sound lists the five most vital 4AD Records debuts.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviews Gabe Durham about his novel Fun Camp.

PopMatters lists 10 essential non-Loveless shoegaze albums.

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy interviews Margaret Atwood about her new novel MaddAddam.

On sale for $6 today at Amazon MP3: the 23-track Wave of Mutilation: Best of the Pixies album.

The Believer interviews Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgard.

Biographile recommends music memoirs set in southern California.

Time shares a brief history of stupid book bans.

The Oxford American profiles singer-songwriter Swamp Dogg.

Win the new anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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