Shorties (An Excerpt from Max Porter’s New Novel, New Music from Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Max Porter’s new novel Shy.

Stream a new song by Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Today’s eBook deals

May’s eBook deals

Paste previewed May’s best albums.

Alexandra Auder talked to Fresh Air and Shondaland about her memoir Don’t Call Me Home.

Vulture listed the year’s best songs so far.

Electric Literature shared a story from Ada Zhang’s collection The Sorrows of Others.

Stream a new song by Califone.

The Creative Independent interviewed chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton.

Stream a new song by Lifeguard.

The Kirkus podcast interviewed author Abraham Verghese.

Paste reconsidered salvia palth’s melanchole album on its 10th anniversary.

Ten years later, melanchole still holds up and is, arguably, more popular than ever. “i was all over her” alone boasts nearly a quarter of a billion streams on Spotify. What made Lines’ mumbled utterances and fuzzy arrangements appealing then has only grown with young audiences—who Lines believes “are looking for something totally different from big indie, let alone the radio”—since.

Monica Potts rec0mmended books about being poor in America at the Guardian.

UPROXX interviewed singer-songwriter Charlotte Cornfield.

What are four words you would use to describe your music?

Immediate, spacious, lyrical, true.

Stream a new music by Wolf Eyes.

Stream a new song by quickly, quickly.

Stereogum interviewed musician Dave Lombardo.

Stream a new song by Jim O’Rourke.

Elkhorn covered David Crosby’s “Guinnevere.”

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