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February 25, 2015

Shorties (Windham Campbell Prize Winners, New Godspeed You! Black Emperor Music, and more)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prizes, including Largehearted Book Notes contributors Teju Cole and Ivan Vladislavic.


Stream new music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor's forthcoming album Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress.


The Atlantic pondered why author Jim Harrison is "the Rodney Dangerfield of literature."


Stream a new solo song from Mac McCaughan of Superchunk.


Paste interviewed Stephanie Kegan about her new novel Golden State.


The Quietus interviewed Duncan Wallis of the band the Dutch Uncles.


The Rumpus interviewed author Benjamin Parzybok.


Stream Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' new album, Chasing Yesterday (out March 3rd).


The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Halle Butler's debut novel Jillian.


Stream a new Tallest Man on Earth song.


io9 listed 10 books that will change how you see history.


Economist Paul Krugman on the changing (or not changing) economics of being a musician.

"What all this suggests to me, at least, is that the economics of being a financially successful musician aren't that different from success in other walks of life, and haven't changed that much over the long run despite huge changes in technology and tastes. Basically, musicians are just like bankers, except for the business about saving our souls versus destroying them. "


Paste shared a drinker's guide to the books of Hunter S. Thompson.


They Might Be Giants is offering a free download of a live performance of the band's Flood album.


SPIN interviewed Robert Christgau about his new memoir Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man.


Stream Ghostpoet's new album, Shedding Skin (out March 3rd).


Junkee interviewed singer-songwriter and author John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.


Houndmouth visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Fresh Air interviewed Philip Connors about his memoir All the Wrong Places.

Read an excerpt from the book.


NPR Music is streaming Sleater-Kinney's recent Washington show.


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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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