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Premiere: Loney Dear - “Humbug” Acoustic Version Video

Self-titled Album Due Out September 29 via Real World

Sep 05, 2017

Loney dear is Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen. Under the Radar has a lovely video of an acoustic piano version of his latest single "Humbug" to premiere. Svanängen and fellow Swedish musician Klabbe Hörngren recorded it together at Real World Studios this July. More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Wolf Alice, Ted Leo, Cut Copy, Cults, and More

Plus Japanese Breakfast and Loney dear, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 07, 2017

Most of the American music industry took Monday and Tuesday off for the long July 4th weekend, leaving only three days to produce worthy new songs this week. But that was good enough for some strong new offerings, including one song actually called "Offering." More

Jul 07, 2017

Sweden's Loney dear (the project of Emil Svanängen) has announced a new, self-titled, album and shared its first single, "Sum." It's Loney dear's first album in six years and his first for Peter Gabriel's label, Real World, who will be putting it out on September 29.  More

Premiere: Loney Dear “Hulls” Video

First Single from Forthcoming Album

Mar 18, 2016

Today, we're pleased to premiere the video for Loney Dear's "Hulls." More

Jun 10, 2015

The Polar Music Prize is an annual ceremony held in Sweden since 1992 that has been described as "the Noble Prize of Music." Last night they honored American country icon Emmylou Harris. More

Jun 10, 2015

The Polar Music Prize is an annual ceremony held in Sweden since 1992 that has been described as "the Noble Prize of Music." More

Watch: Loney Dear - “Loney Blues” Video

Also Announces Tour with of Montreal

Jan 17, 2012

Loney Dear's Emil Svanängen has released an interesting, albeit mysterious video for his Music Hall track "Loney Blues." More

Polyvinyl Announces a Commemorative DVD Compilation

Features of Montreal, Mates of State, Deerhoof, and More

Nov 17, 2011

In celebration of 15 years of releasing great music, Polyvinyl have announced A Brief History in Moving Pictures, which features 60 music videos from 26 Polyvinyl artists. Check out the tracklist here. More

New Track From Loney Dear/Tour Dates

Hall Music Out October 4

Aug 04, 2011

Today, Loney Dear dropped the second single from his forthcoming album, Hall Music (out October 4 via Polyvinyl).  More

Loney Dear Announces “Hall Music”

Due Out This Fall Via Polyvinyl

Jul 20, 2011

Several months ago, Loney Dear’s Emil Svanangen snuck a single onto the internet with zero fanfare. Today, he released additional info about the album that single is attached to. More

Loney Dear “Young Hearts” Video

From Forthcoming Album

Feb 25, 2011

Today, with absolutely zero fanfare, Loney Dear slipped new video “Young Hearts” onto the Internet. We have the clip.  More

News Roundup: Daft Punk in Tron, Venom movie, Doctor Who’s New Logo, Glenn Beck vs. Muse, and More

Plus: Loney Dear, Love Language, Efterklang, Trans Am Live Album, Ulrich Schauss vs. Guns N' Roses, and Slumberland Records’ big 2-0

Oct 08, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Slumberland Records celebrates 20 years. The Love Language, Miles Kurosky, and Efterklang all sign to new labels. Glenn Beck jokes about liking Muse. Ulrich Schnauss says Guns N'Roses ripped him off. Trans AM announces a new live album/DVD. Gary Ross is writing (and possibly directing) the Spider-Man spin-off movie Venom. Daft Punk will appear in Tron Legacy. And a new Doctor Who logo has been revealed. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Party 2009

Camera Obscura, Mumford and Sons, and others impress at our SXSW party

Mar 23, 2009

Under the Radar's 2009 SXSW party was presented by JanSport and featured spirited sets from Mumford and Sons, Frances, Viva Voce, Loney Dear, Chairlift, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), and Camera Obscura. More



Reviews

Loney Dear at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, October 1st, 2009

October 1st, 2009

Oct 10, 2009

Tie-wearing, cow-lick sporting musician Loney Dear (Emil Svanängen to his friends) is the kind of performer you can’t help but want to succeed. Taking the stage after Asobi Seksu’s high-spirited sonic assault that left the audience bouncing, one couldn’t help but wonder if the sweet-spirited Swede—who repeatedly and sincerely addressed the audience as “my friends”—was up for the task. Flaunting his crystalline voice and liberal use of crescendos in a set that could melt even a cynic’s heart, Svanängen proved that he was. 
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Under the Radar’s SXSW Party 2009

March 20th, 2009

Mar 23, 2009

Under the Radar's 2009 SXSW party was presented by JanSport and featured spirited sets from Mumford and Sons, Frances, Viva Voce, Loney Dear, Chairlift, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), and Camera Obscura. More