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February 15, 2018

Shorties (Recommended New and Forthcoming Debut Novels, New Music from Beach House, and more)

Signature recommended new and forthcoming debut novels.

Stream a new Beach House song.

February's best eBook deals.

Stream a new Tracey Thorn song.

Full Stop shared an excerpt from Jonathan Russell Clark's book An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom: Roberto Bolano's 2666.

FACT remembered composer Johann Johansson.

Tobias Carroll on fiction that deals with illness and injury at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

NPR Music is streaming Darlingside's new album Extralife.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Tee Franklin's graphic novel Bingo Love.

Craig Wedren discussed Shudder To Think's major label debut Pony Express Record with Treble.

Author Kristin Hannah talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Drowze.

BBC News profiled publisher And Other Stories, which is only publishing woman authors in 2018.

Drowned in Sound profiled South Korean indie rock band Say Sue Me.

It’s a rarity to find surf-inspired, indie rock that feels so utterly unaffected; a record that is absolutely present, and yet perfectly summons youthful concerns, feelings, and attitudes (even if you’re at the point where that seems a distant, hazy memory). From the impish irreverence of the title track to the summit climbing guitar line of ‘Crying Episode’, Say Sue Me’s music has an irrepressible magnetism.

Tayari Jones talked to Morning Edition about her new novel An American Marriage.

Stream a new Courtney Barnett song.

Happy 70th birthday, Art Spiegelman!

Paste recommended new British bands you need to know.

The Mary Sue interviewed Jen Wang about her graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker.

Bustle profiled Carrie Brownstein.

Paste interviewed Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch.

Entropy interviewed author Elena Georgiou .

Frank Ocean covered "Moon River."

Dani Shapiro on balancing writing and social media at Literary Hub.

NPR Music is streaming Caroline Rose's new album Loner.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Lisa Halliday's debut novel Asymmetry.

Stream new music from Wye Oak.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed poet Vievee Francis.

Living Hour covered Francoise Hardy's "Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles."

Guernica features new short fiction by Jac Jemc.

Stream a new Ryan Adams song.

Karl Ove Knausgaard on his literary road trip through Russia.

Stream a new S. Carey song.

Literary Hub recommended the week's essential book reviews.

Stream a new song by Femi Kuti.

Electric Literature examined the Bronx's burgeoning literary scene.

Stream new music from Oneida.

Independent publicists discussed their craft with Poets & Writers.

Stream a new Julianne Barwick song.

Literary Hub shared Jenny Erpenbeck's introduction to the new edition of Walter Kempowski's All for Nothing.

Stream a new song by The Drums.

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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)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists

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