March 2, 2016
Literary Hub recommended contemporary Cuban literature.
Rolling Stone listed the best emo albums of all time.
eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:
The Guardian profiled the influential indie band the Pastels.
The Pastels long ago became a kind of shorthand for a wan, wonky and distinctly unambitious strain of guitar music that’s as niche as they come. That – the result of a reductive association with the NME's C86 cassette – has rendered them one of the most misrepresented cult groups of their era. There’s a much more compelling story to be told about a band integral to the birth of the Glasgow independent music scene, who continue to make wonderful and surprising music (albeit very slowly: they average an album every seven years).
The Paris Review interviewed author Jeremy M. Davies.
Stream a new Beth Orton song.
Stream a new song by the Kills
Panels recommended graphic novel memoirs.
The Baltimore Sun interviewed Patrick Stickles of the band Titus Andronicus.
Flagpole profiles singer-songwriter Craig Finn.
Bob Mehr's definitive biography of the Replacements, Trouble Boys, was published yesterday.
Stream a new M83 song.
The A.V. Club previewed March's new albums.
NPR Music is streaming a 100-track mix of artists playing SXSW this year.
Julia Holter visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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)