EELS drop a video for "Spectacular Girl."
NEW RELEASES: Albums from Mark Olson, Jesca Hoop, Stornoway and more are streaming this week at Spinner.
LOS LOBOS is advance streaming Tin Can Trust.
BEST COAST get features from All Things Considered and the Boston Globe. (Thx, LHB.)
LOST IN THE TREES is advance streaming All Alone in an Empty House.
TWOFER TUESDAY: "The Dawn Of Correction" by The Spokesmen is an "answer song" to Barry McGuire's immortal "Eve Of Destruction."
DEAN & BRITTA: Dean Wareham talks to Billboard about "13 Most Beautiful Songs... ," the score for screen tests Andy Warhol created of the famous and unknown personalities who made their way through the Factory.
SPIN editors rank the 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years.
TEGAN & SARA: The latter talks to ARTISTdirect about remixing a single song 17 times and having the result be more like an arthouse project; being hands off for once in their career; playing arenas; about decompressing and disconnecting when returning home; and how the press has stopped focusing solely on their sexual orientation in favor of their music.
TIFT MERRITT talks songwriting and musical influences with Kentucky.com.
LINDSAY LOHAN was in lockdown after having a "hysterical fit" in front of her fellow Los Angeles County jail inmates, according to the ever-reliable British media. There are reports that the inmates are sick of her and the security measures allegedly employed around her.
MAD MEL UPDATE: RadarOnline has fresh audio of a seething, cursing and furious Gibson ripping into Oksana Grigorieva during a jealous rant about her ex-lover, former James Bond star Timothy Dalton. RadarOnline also claims the couple's final blow-up was triggered when Gibson believed Grigorieva was "smiling too much" at a gardener. D.H. Lawrence, anyone?
ROMAN POLANSKI: Yet another woman has come forward charging that the director raped her in 1974, according to RadarOnline.
HALLE BERRY was spotted flying to South Africa with ex-bf Gabriel Aubry and their 2-year-old daughter Nahla.
KATE WINSLET is dating a male model as she gets over her marriage split from movie director Sam Mendes, according to the uber-reliable News of the World.
ELTON JOHN is working on a musical version of George Orwell's Animal Farm.
LET ME IN: The US version of the vampire flick Let the Right One In has a trailer online.
IRAN: Russia turned on the Islamic theocracy, accusing it of "fruitless and irresponsible rhetoric" and adding its voice to a diplomatic assault Monday which included unilateral sanctions from both the EU and Canada, as well as warnings from Iran's opposition party that Ahmadinejad's regime could suffer the same fate as the deposed Shah.
AFGHANISTAN: An ongoing Pentagon review of the massive flood of secret documents made public by the WikiLeaks website has so far found no evidence that the disclosure harmed US national security or endangered American troops in the field, a Pentagon official told NBC News on Monday.
SHAKESPEARE the TOROISE moves a barbeque grill.
BRITISH DOGS can now enjoy a gastropub lunch alongside their owner, thanks to the new 'doggy menus' launched by Butcher's Pet Care. Your dog wants Guinness.
A FALLING MOUNTAIN GOAT sends an Austrian hiker to the hospital.