CAT POWER goes dystopian post-apocalyptic in "Cheokee."
GRIZZLY BEAR visited WNYC Soundcheck to play songs from Shields, including the rollicking "Sleeping Ute" and the keyboard-rich pop of "A Simple Answer."
CLARE & THE REASONS play songs from KR-51 for NYC Soundcheck.
SERA CAHOONE is advance streaming Deer Creek Canyon.
EFTERKLANG is advance streaming Piramida, full of strange and mysterious accumulated sounds.
TITUS ANDRONICUS drops "In a Big City" ahead of Local Business.
THE BOOMTOWN RATS: "Rat Trap," live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1978.
JAPANDROIDS give the CBC their top five bands/artists in response to a diferent request. (Thx, Chromewaves.)
THE RAVEONETTES: Sune Rose Wagner tells Paste that while Observator is brand new, he's already working on an unexpected twist for the band's next LP.
LOS LOBOS talks to the L.A. Times about the recording and impact of Kiko, 20 years later.
THE SOUNDTRACK TO OUR LIVES are calling it a day after 16 years of active service; Ebbot Lundberg and Mattias Bärjed talk to The Quietus about their decision to cease operations.
AMANDA BYNES insists she's not having a Britney Spears-type meltdown. Also, she locked herself in a store dressing room for nearly 2 hours.
KATE MIDDLETON :A French court just put the kibosh on publication of the Kate Middleton topless pics, in blissful ignorance of ye olde internet.
SHAUN WHITE was arrested for public intoxication and trashing his hotel room. Will tarnish his peaceful stoner image.
USHER & SHAKIRA will replace Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera on The Voice.
DENZEL WASHINGTON talks to GQ about his first jobs, how his father influenced him, and why he won't question his mojo.
ANNIE LENNOX married a 57-year-old gynecologist. Sweet dreams are made of this.
TORI SPELLING is currently in the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery this weekend to fix a dangerous complication from her recent childbirth.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: He's fishing for a career revival with a juicy autobiography, but it may be too late to salvage his name.
IRAN: The EU's foreign policy chief will meet with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. Britain said Western nations would step up sanctions against Iran if negotiations failed. Iran deployed a Russian-made submarine in the Persian Gulf.
LIBYA: A Salafi group said it would turn Libya into "an inferno for US troops" if the US military intervened in Libya.
EGYPTIAN prosecutors ordered seven Egyptian Coptic Christians in the US arrested and tried for their role in an anti-Islamic film. A court sentenced a Coptic Christian to six years for posting on Facebook drawings that insulted Muhammad.
AFGHANISTAN: NATO's decision to restrict operations with small Afghan forces to mitigate the threat of insider attacks means fewer boots on patrols and a shift in how the US-led coalition will fight the war.
FRENCHIE rides a skateboard. Wait for it...
A PYTHON was rescued after its owner's home was all but destroyed in a house fire.
WOLVES petrify the German Army.
ARE DOGS taking over the world? Two men, on opposite sides of the world, have been shot by their alleged best friends.