SHE & HIM play "In The Sun" late at nght in NYC. Zooey tends to starehere, suggesting she's not in a tour groove yet, though she sounds fine.
NEW RELEASES: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Jakob Dylan (and guests), Dr. Dog, Harlem, Jonsi, Laura Marling, Matt Pond PA, Solomon Burke, Love is All and more are streaming this week via Spinner.
THE NELS CLINE SINGERS are advance streaming Initiate via NPR.
JEFF BECK is advance streaming Emotion and Commotion via NPR.
AU REVOIR SIMONE did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter again.
THE THERMALS have a new track, "Separate," streaming at the moment.
THE HOLD STEADY dropped an advance track called "The Weekenders" on the MTV.
ROBYN HITCHCOCK and the VENUS 3 release Propellor Time tomorrow -- and while I didn't find a (legit) stream of the album, we do have an interview and a video for "Ordinary Millionaire," a track with music (and some guitar) from Johnny Marr. Add a classic free-associating Robyn on late night TV playing "Lost Madonna of the Wasps" and you have Twofer Tuesday.
R.E.M.: Happy Belated 30th Birthday!
THE NATIONAL: Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner talk to The Quietus about in-studio strife, making a scrappier record than Boxer, and "summer lovin' torture parties" in decrepit Grey Gardens-style mansions.
GANG OF FOUR is self financing their next album, so if you would like vials of their blood, they want to hear from you.
BOB DYLAN: Banned from playing in China. The times, they aren't a-changin'.
KEITH RICHARDS, LORD OF THE UNDEAD, reveals a deep, dark secret to the Times of London.
SANDRA BULLOCK and JESSE JAMES: radarOnline has been all over their story, claiming that Bullock has prepared divorce papers, their prenup specifies he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats during the marriage, and that James bolted from rehab after Bullock refused to take his phone call.
TIGER WOODS is reportedly employing a virtual army of approx. 90 private bodyguards -- including former FBI and Secret Service agents -- to protect the golfer at The Masters, where he did the obligatory presser Monday..
BRADGELINA visited Bosnia on Monday, spotlighting the plight of 117K people who have not able to return to their homes, even 15 years after the end of the war.
GWYNETH PALTROW tells Vogue she can be a vengeful, angry woman. Shocka!
CHLOE MORETZ, coming to big screens soon in Kick-A$$, is also starring in an American version of the acclaimed Swedish vampire flick, Let the Right One In.
CAMERON CROWE is still struggling to make a Marvin Gaye biopic.
IRON MAN 2 has posted a two-minute clip of the big entrance at Stark Expo.
IRAN: An Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the US after disappearing in Saudi Arabia last year said the CIA's efforts to disrupt the program have showed progress. The current sanctions regime have had no impact on Iran's bottom line.
AFGHANISTAN: Pres. Karzai attacked the West for its involvement in Afghanistan and threatened to join the Taliban.
IRAQ: Forty-one Iraqis were killed and more than 250 were wounded in a triple suicide attack that targeted the Egyptian, Iranian, and German embassies in Baghdad -- but no foreign embassy personnel were reported killed. Kinda like Khan, they keep missing the target.
DOG and DEER, playing together... Mass hysteria!
SHEEP vs ALIENS: Who you got?
SALAMANDERS are getting a 150K, taxpayer-funded crossing in Monkton, VT. Apparently, the recession is way over in Vermont.
PANTS FOR DOGS: The horror. Ther's a reason why this is usually only seen in cartoons.
THREE SHARKS and an OCTOPUS found... in Tennessee. Paging Davy Crockett or Jacques Cousteau?