Sep 18, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands
"Press Heavenwards" opens A New Nature with three minutes of beautifully spacious and dark atmospherics before the meat of the song even begins; this slow burn intro echoes Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" more than anything we've heard heretofore from this post-punk trio.
Sep 18, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J
Engineers have done a bit of tinkering in the engine room since its third and last album, In Praise of More (2010). A round of lineup changes—the second in the U.K.-based band's history-has pared the dream pop purveyors down to a trio.
Sep 17, 2014 Web Exclusive
In a Dream is a strange beast—The Juan MacLean has been on DFA since some of the New York label's earliest days, and yet their newest release feels almost like the sudden, indelible debut of a talented new artist.
Apr 27, 2012
Singer/keyboardist Robert Alfons and drummer Maya Postepski don’t own up to the term “Goth” (who would?)—but as Trust they do make moody dance music, filled with buoyant beats, and dark lyrics about love, loss, and grinding it out. Under the Radar caught up with Alfons via e-mail to talk about music as the message, Ace of Base, and the deliciousness of Plan B.
Aug 26, 2014 Web Exclusive
In this latest depiction of Chris Carter's hugely popular '90s television series, Mulder and Scully revisit the origins of The X-Files to compare notes to a current case. While tracking down a large cat, the duo hear about a mysterious man named "Mr. Zero," who Mulder recognizes from the very first X-File.
Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78 rpm Records
Aug 19, 2014 Web Exclusive
Amanda Petrusich’s Do Not Sell at Any Price examines the esoteric nature of 78 rpm record collecting and ultimately what it means to be a collector.