Jagjaguwar promises to send you the ability to download the new Okkervil River album within a business day after you preorder. I preordered (shipping of over $3 is a bit annoying) and am now waiting for the code.
Here's an article about Okkervil.
Here's a nice video of an animated show being shined. Via David Byrne's recent posting.
Interview with John Green
Stereogum has a couple of Built to Spill new songs as MP3s
Here are some mp3s from the latest/last Mendoza Line album
DC Comics has some new webcomic site.