Shorties (An Interview with Claire-Louise Bennett, New Music by Mary Lattimore, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

The Granta podcast interviewed author Claire-Louise Bennett.

“I want the reader to be conscious of reading and not being just drawn into the book and forgetting themselves and forgetting their life.”

Stream a new song by Mary Lattimore.

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

Gene Luen Yang discussed adopting his graphic novel American Born Chinese for television with the San Francisco Chronicle.

Stream a new song by Pussy Riot, Boys Noize, and Alice Glass.

Esquire recommended spring’s best books.

The New York Times examined the surge in popularity of singer-songwriter Connie Converse.

It wasn’t until 2004, when an N.Y.U. student heard a 1954 bootleg recording of Ms. Converse on WNYC, that her music started to get any of the attention and respect that had evaded her some 50 years before.

Krystle Zara Appiah recommended novels about families falling apart at Electric Literature.

Stream a new song by the Baseball Project.

Cassandra Khaw discussed her new novel with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Eva Parker Finley.

Tania Malik recommended office novels at Literary Hub.

Stream a new song by Nina Nastasia & Marissa Paternoster.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Claire Dederer’s book Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma.

David Bazan discussed the Pedro the Lion reunion with the Cleveland Scene.

What’s it been like revisiting It’s Hard To Find a Friend and Control?
We’re playing every song from them, and it’s an occasion to really spend time with the mindset of my 22- and 26-year-old selves, which has been therapeutic.

Literary Hub shared a conversation between authors Chana Porter and Cole Kazdin.

William Tyler talked to Aquarium Drunkard about his new album.

Stereogum reconsidered Deerhunter’s Monomania album on its 10th anniversary.

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