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February 26, 2014

Shorties (The Soundtrack for the Musical Fun Home Released, Stream the New Drive-By Truckers Album, and more)

The original cast recording of Fun Home, the musical adapted from Alison Bechdel's memoir of the same name, is available digitally.

Paste is streaming the new Drive-By Truckers album, English Oceans.

The Rejectionist interviewed author Roxane Gay.

The Wall Street Journal profiles Stephen Malkmus.

Book Riot recommends memoirs by authors of color.

The Guardian listed examples that this is the golden age for Australian debut novelists.

PopMatters profiles the band The Dream Syndicate.

From early on, the Dream Syndicate were tagged as being at the forefront of the Paisley Underground scene, a loosely-grouped crop of '60s-leaning bands thoroughly schooled in '70s power pop, based in Los Angeles.

BuzzFeed interviewed Adam Wilson about his new short story collection What's Important Is Feeling.

Independent Weekly interviews author Stewart O'Nan.

Morning Edition interviewed Beck about his new album Morning Phase.

Time lists the least literate cities in the United States.

Pitchfork is streaming the soundtrack to Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Tell Me More interviewed actress Rosie Perez about her memoir Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.

Stream Laibach's new album Spectre at The Quietus.

Airship Daily recommends writers to follow on Tumblr.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and 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)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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