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April 24, 2018

Shorties (Recommended Summer Reading, Beach House on Their New Album, and more)

Beach House

Publishers Weekly recommended summer reading.


Musical duo Beach House discussed their new album 7 with Pitchfork.


April's best eBook deals.


Jenn Champion covered "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes.


Joshua Wheeler discussed his essay collection, Acid West, with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


Phoebe Bridgers visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Fresh Air interviewed Gregory Pardlo about his memoir Air Traffic.


eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Mort(e) by Robert Repino


Stream a new Cheekface song.


Bustle recommended books to read if you love advice columns.


Consequence of Sound listed St. Vincent's favorite books.


Paste recommended April's best books.


David Bowie-inspired food and drink.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Elle Nash.


Stream a new Ty Segall song.


Curtis Sittenfeld talked books and reading with Literary Hub.


BuzzFeed listed the best soundtracks and scores of all time.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Celeste Ng.

"Very often, women in fiction are held up as either bitter enemies or as complete BFFs. Neither of those portrayals is very complicated, very interesting, or very true. Much more common — and to my mind, interesting — is the middle ground, in which we find ourselves both drawn to and troubled by another person. And actually, we’re often most intrigued by people who seem to be living the lives we ourselves turned down or missed out on. That push and pull isn’t often seen in fiction, and I think it should be."


Stream a new Shilpa Ray song.


The Rumpus interviewed poet Shara Lessley.


BrooklynVegan examined the intersection of Archie comics and indie rock.


Joe Gross discussed his new 33 1/3 book on Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker album with Washington City Paper.


Stream a new Colin Stetson song.


BookPage interviewed poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil.


The Riverfront Times profiled the band Alvvays.

On Antisocialites, the influences peep through on occasion. There are lyrical nods to Jonathan Richman and musical nods to the Primitives and Talulah Gosh, but these are merely window dressings to a truly compelling set of songs.


Poets & Writers interviewed author Alexander Chee.


Stream a new Post Louis song.



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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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