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February 20, 2015

Shorties (Kazuo Ishiguro Profiled, A New Blur Album, and more)

The Guardian and New York Times profiled author Kazuo Ishiguro.

Blur will release its first new album in 12 years this April.

Drowned in Sound listed its favorite songs by the band.

Litro interviewed Claire Fuller about her debut novel Our Endless Numbered Days.

Stream a new Beach Creeps song.

The Daily Beast interviewed author Richard Price.

Stereogum ranked Beck's albums.

Lorrie Moore discussed the books & films of Miranda July at the New York Review of Books.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Julian Casablancas.

Oprah magazine recommended books to give your best friend.

VICE shared an A-Z list of music subcultures.

The Rumpus interviewed David Shields and Caleb Powell about their book I Think You're Totally Wrong.

The Oxford American interviewed singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.

The Morning News Tournament of Books brackets have been announced.

The Nation remembered singer-songwriter Lesley Gore.

Author Sarah Gerard interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from her debut novel Binary Star.

The A.V. Club is streaming the new Elvis Perkins album, I Aubade.

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon talked to the New York Times about her memoir Girl in a Band.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
List of Online "Best of 2014" Book 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
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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