Shorties (An Interview with Vanessa Walters, An Interview with Vashti Bunyan, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

Vanessa Walters talked to Debutiful about her debut novel.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan.

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May’s eBook deals

Stream a new Beach Fossils song.

Dolly Parton discussed her new children’s book with Consider This.

Pitchfork profiled the band Feeble Little Horse.

The group’s unique style of noise-pop also sounds like a synthesis of several pockets of Pittsburgh music. While non-local listeners might hear whispers of My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, and the Swirlies, I hear the catchy shoegaze of Gaadge, the driving and dirgy post-punk of Sleeping Witch & Saturn, the vulnerability and thoughtful lyricism of Merce Lemon, and moments of sinister-yet-playful energy akin to Silver Car Crash. It’s not necessarily that this is their intention, but more the subtle influence of musical geography.

Biography recommended books by Asian American authors.

Stream a new song by the Saxophones.

Suede bassist and author Mat Osman discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

Paste reconsidered Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx & Crake on its 20th anniversary.

Stream a new song by yeule.

Claire Kilroy recommended novels about motherhood at the Guardian.

Taylor Swift lyric or line from an Emily Dickinson poem?

Stream a new song by Jenny Lewis.

The Rumpus interviewed author Hannah Matthews.

ARTNews recommended essential graphic biographies of women artists.

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