Shorties (Eleanor Catton Profiled, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Fever To Tell’s 20th Anniversary, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

The New York Times profiled author Eleanor Catton.

Stereogum reconsidered Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Fever To Tell album on its 20th anniversary.

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Neil Gaiman discussed his debut album with Morning Edition.

“Music is so incredibly powerful,” he adds when considering possible musical treatments for his novels. “I’d love to take something, whether it be Coraline or The Ocean at the End of the Lane or something completely new, and create something that you can experience that’s musical.”

Pitchfork, Bandcamp Daily, BrooklynVegan, and Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.

Vulture profiled poet Jorie Graham.

The Current listed songs that defined Willie Nelson on his 90th birthday.

The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.

Vulture recommended the best music documentaries.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Cindy House.

Stream a new song by Taylor Swift and the National.

Elvin James Mensah recommended novels with pop music at their core at Electric Literature.

King Princess covered Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”

The Granta podcast interviewed author Lynne Tillman.

Stream a new song by the Antlers.

Han Kang talked books and reading with the Guardian.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter and author Josh Ritter.

Ritter visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Literary Hub shared a reading list for the Vietnam War.

Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner discussed the new album by the National with SPIN.

The New Yorker shared new fiction by Joyce Carol Oates.

Ira Kaplan talked to El Pais about the new Yo La Tengo album.

Publishers Weekly recommended essential queer comics from the past five years.

Stream a new song by Jenn Grant & Bahamas.

Jennifer Egan interviewed Terese Svoboda at The Millions.

Members of Braids discussed the influences behind the band’s new album at BrooklynVegan.

Slate shared new fiction by K Chess.

Garbage covered Siouxsie & The Banshees’’ “’ “Cities in Dust.”

The Literary Life interviewed author David Grann.

Aekta Khubchandani interviewed poet Monica Youn at The Adroit Journal.

Gabriel da Rosa shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Stream a new song by Andy Partridge’s new band 3 Clubmen.

La Bamba’s Luz Elena Mendoza Ramos broke down every song on the band’s new album at BrooklynVegan.

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