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September 16, 2014

Shorties (An Excerpt from James Ellroy's New Book, The Demise of the Fade-Out, and more)

NPR Books shared an excerpt from James Ellroy's new novel Perfidia.

Slate examined the demise of the fade-out in popular music.

Stereogum ranked XTC albums from worst to best.

The A.V. Club and Electric Literature interviewed John Darnielle about his new novel Wolf in White Van.

Read an excerpt from the book.

The musical duo Luluc played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Turntable Kitchen recommended new indie bands for your fall mixtape. interviewed author Emily St. John Mandel.

Stream the new Alt-J album This Is All Yours at Spotify.

The Rumpus interviewed author Will Chancellor.

The Quietus reexamined Depeche Mode's Some Great Reward album 30 years after its release.

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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 and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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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