Shorties (An Excerpt from Brandon Taylor’s New Collection, New Music from La Luz, and more)

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Electric Literature shared a story from Brandon Taylor’s new collection Filthy Animals.

Stream new music from La Luz.

June’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyad
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough

Frankie Cosmos covered the Shins’ “Girl Inform Me.”

BuzzFeed rounded up June’s best books.

Stream a new song from the Killers and Bruce Springsteen.

Leah Umansky is hosting a virtual summer workshop for high school students.

Paste listed the best albums of the year so far.

Ashley C. Ford discussed her new memoir with Fresh Air.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Adam Vallely.

Bustle recommended this week’s best new books.

Salon interviewed Garbage’s Shirley Manson.

Bandcamp Daily profiled musician and composer Hante.

Since 2013, the Paris-based singer, musician, and composer has crafted moody, electro-infused darkwave that often invokes the ‘80s and ‘90s with a distinctly modern sound and flair.

The Los Angeles Times examined how the city’s independent bookstores survived the pandemic.

SPIN listed the best women-led punk bands.

Electric Literature interviewed Caleb Azumah Nelson.

Jeff Tweedy covered Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen’s “Like I Used To.”

The shortlist for Australia’s 2021 Miles Franklin Award has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Madeleine Watts and Robbie Arnott.

SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson.

Hanif Abdurraqib interviewed poet Maggie Smith at WOSU.

Stream a new song by Kevin Drew’s new project K.D.A.P.

Rolling Stone interviewed Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff.

The Transmissions podcast interviewed singer-songwriter John Grant.

Granta shared a conversation between authors Louise Kennedy and Sarah Moss.

Stream a new Liars song.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Lana Bastasic.

Stream a new song by Torres.

The Rumpus interviewed author Leesa Cross-Smith.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a live recording of a 1995 Joni Mitchell show.

Elsewhere & Archipelago are holding an auction to benefit the independent publishers.

Stream a new song by Skirts.

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