Shorties (Rachel Kushner on The Gun Club, New Music from Purity Ring, and more)

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Literary Hub shared Rachel Kushner’s essay from the anthology Long Players: Writers on the Albums that Shaped Them.

Stream a new song by Purity Ring.

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Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio
The Shininge by Stephen King

Matt Berninger covered the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man.”

Town & Country recommended August’s best books.

Torres’s Mackenzie Scott discussed her new album with NPR Music.

Ashley Nelson Levy recommended books about women in purgatory at Electric Literature.

BOMB shared a conversation between Levy and Katie Kitamura.

Stereogum reconsidered Rilo Kiley’s Takeoffs and Landings album on its 20th anniversary.

Vulture listed the best books of the year so far.

Jeff Tweedy has launched a newsletter.

Electric Literature shared a story from Brian Evenson’s new collection The Glassy Burning Floor of Hell.

The Talkhouse podcast shared a conversation between John Darnielle and poet Maggie Smith.

Darnielle also discussed the new Mountain Goats album with the Houston Chronicle.

The Cut shared new fiction by Bryan Washington.

Andrew Rinehart & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy covered the Grateful Dead’s Friend Of The Devil.”

Halimah Marcus talked to Electric Literature about her new anthology Horse Girls.

UPROXX profiled the band Foxing.

The Mary Sue recommended books on Black resistance for Black August.

Stream a new Foxx Bodies song.

CBR recommended comics to read if you love documentaries.

Stereogum interviewed Angus Andrews of the band Liars.

Celeste Ng shared her love for The Muppet Movie at the Open Form podcast.

Stream a new song by Wet.

Book Riot recommended books at the intersection of climate change and capitalism.

Stream a new song by S. Raekwon.

Interview magazine interviewed Melissa Broder.

Stream a new song by Morly.

The Paris Review interviewed Alexandra Kleeman.

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