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March 29, 2011

Shorties (New Sufjan Stevens Tribute Album, Diana Wynne Jones, and more)

Stream the new Sufjan Stevens tribute album, Seven Swans Reimagined.

The Guardian Books Blog remembers author Diana Wynne Jones.

On sale for $5 at Amazon MP3: the new Mountain Goats album All Eternals Deck.

Paste lists 30 fun indie artist covers of pop tunes.

What if bookmarks matched the book jacket?

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman Kip Berman talks to the University Observer about the band's new album, Belong.

Spin lists the 23 Spring albums that matter most.

Author-illustrator Shaun Tan has won the Astrid Lindgren prize, the richest children's literature prize in the world.

Members of The Baseball Project talk to the Oregonian about the band's national pastime-centric music.

The Fogged Clarity interviews Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner.

Sound of the City lists five "awesomely awkward" J Mascis interviews.

Dark Sky Magazine interviews Other Press senior editor Corinna Barsan.

All Things Considered interviews singer-songwriter Lykke Li.

Talk of the Nation recommends books to help you understand Japan.

NPR is streaming last night's Lost in the Trees concert.

The Picture Show shares photos from the new book The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966.

The Record profiles Amazon's new cloud-based music storage service.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists