Alison Flood discussed the plight of the midlist author at the Guardian.
Patrick Stickles ranked his band Titus Andronicus’s albums at VICE.
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Paste profiled the band Black Midi.
Are they a noise band? Post-punk? Math rock? Post-hardcore? No one can quite work out what they are or who they sound like. Listeners have suggested everyone from Shellac, Slint and This Heat to The Jesus Lizard and Death Grips, and one YouTube commenter even likened Geordie Greep’s hair-raising voice to The Incredibles’ Edna Mode.
The Paraphrase podcast interviewed author Ryan Chapman.
Stream a new song by Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift).
BuzzFeed profiled author Kathleen Hale.
Marissa Nadler visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.
Rolling Stone profiled Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.
Mental Floss recommended books by LGBTQ+ authors.
BrooklynVegan listed 2019’s overlooked albums (so far).
Writers recommended beach reads at GQ.
Stream a new Sharon Van Etten video.
The Guardian recommended the best books on myths.
Stream a new song by Lina Tullgren.
Study Break recommended works of contemporary queer literature.
The National visited The Current for a live performance and interview.
Imogen Heap played a Tiny Desk Concert.
The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.
World Cafe recommended Andean femme-fronted electro-alternative acts.
Stream a new Joanna Sternberg song.
The Advocate profiled Son Volt’s Jay Farrar.
The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author E. A. Aymar.
Stream a new song by Maraschino.
Book Riot recommended dark fiction magazines.
Stream two new songs by Luna.
Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks.
The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Nicole Dennis-Benn.
The Barnes and Noble Review interviewed author Ocean Vuong.
BOMB interviewed author Nicholas Mancusi.
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