Shorties (An Excerpt from Mary Otis’s Debut Novel, New Music by OK Cool, and more)

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Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Mary Otis’s debut novel Burst.

Stream a new song by OK Cool.

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Kelley Deal discussed the new R. Ring album and chapbook with Louisville Public Radio.

BuzzFeed recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream a new song by Feist.

Public Books’ new podcast Writing Latinos launched with an interview with author Natalia Molina.

Anthony Gonzales discussed the new M83 album with Paste.

The Creative Independent interviewed poet Lauren Milici.

Stream a 2017 documentary about the band XTC:

Asale Angel-Ajani talked books and reading with Debutiful.

Stream a new song by Lisa/Liza.

Kirkus profiled author Eleanor Catton.

She would be happy if Birnam Wood “provokes a conversation,” she says, about climate change and land stewardship, inequality, the threats of technology. But she didn’t set out to write a manifesto: “I feel strongly that one should not confuse art and activism.” Instead, she hitched her ideas to an irresistibly propulsive plot. “I wanted to create the kind of desire to know what happens next that animates a thriller.”

Stream a new song by Matthew Herbert.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Tom Comitta’s novel The Nature Book.

Liturgy’s Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix talked to PopMatters about the band’s new album.

I’ve always loved the union of rock and classical music; it’s always been a big goal of mine because I love both styles of music so much. I love the meaning of both musical traditions, too, they both have a social and political meaning, but it’s very difficult to get the two to work together. There is music that combines rock and classical music well if both versions are very avant-garde, improvised, noisy, and experimental. Liturgy is avant-garde but it’s also tuneful in a lot of ways.

The Atlantic editors recommended must-read poetry collections.

Stream a new song by Yves Tumor.

Thresholds interviewed author Sarah Thankam Mathews.

UPROXX interviewed La Luz’s Shana Cleveland.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Andy Shauf.

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