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Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting (Plus Radiohead, Algiers, Kid Rock, and Sufjan Stevens)

Jul 14, 2017

This week we focus on a different Trump causing problems after Donald Jr's. desire to thrust himself into the center of the Russia allegations emerged. We also throw in a little bit of healthcare, race relations, Radiohead, and a worrying new political candidate. More

Algiers Share Politically Charged “Cleveland” Video

The Underside of Power Out Now via Matador

Jul 12, 2017

Algiers released a new albumThe Underside of Power, last month via Matador. They have previously shared the album's title track, "The Underside of Power," "Cleveland," which references Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African American boy who was shot to death by police in Cleveland in 2014 because he was playing with a toy gun in a playground, and fierce album opener "Walk Like a Panther."  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Changing Climates: An Interview with Marian Hill on the Environment

Plus Trump at G20, North Korea, Morrissey, Young Thug, and Will Butler

Jul 07, 2017

It's not been long since the President in all his wisdom announced his decision to withdraw America from the Paris Agreement on climate change. That will likely come up again during the G20 meeting (more below) but first we have duo Marian Hill demonstrating not everyone has to give up on the environment.  More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Algiers, Radiohead, HAIM, and More

Plus UNKLE, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 23, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week. More

Six Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Algiers, Radiohead, Bedouine, Prince, and More

Plus King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Jeff Tweedy

Jun 23, 2017

Here we highlight six albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Jun 23, 2017

Not all musicians are political, and not all those who are think too deeply on the subject. That cannot be said of the members of Algiers, half of whom lay out concerns and hopes for the future in our interview this week. This week's column also tackles Republican healthcare plans, lost elections, disturbing footage, and memorials.  More

Album of the Week: Algiers

The Underside of Power Out Now via Matador

Jun 23, 2017

When it comes to good rock and roll music, the best combos out there are the ones for whom the subcategories don't mean a thing. Really, though: how much rote emo, electroclash, chamber-pop, gangsta rap, witchhouse, garage rock (the '00s revival, I mean, not the actual thing), whatever, has ever held up past its sell-by date?  More

Jun 21, 2017

Algiers are releasing a new albumThe Underside of Power, this Friday (June 23) via Matador. They have previously shared the album's title track, "The Underside of Power," and "Cleveland," which references Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African American boy who was shot to death by police in Cleveland in 2014 because he was playing with a toy gun in a playground. More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: Wolf Alice, Everything Everything, Algiers, and More

Plus Trailer Trash Tracys, The Horrors, This Is the Kit, Frankie Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 16, 2017

So many notable new tracks this week! To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer.  More

Algiers Pay Tribute to Tamir Rice in New Song “Cleveland”

The Underside of Power Due Out June 23 via Matador

Jun 13, 2017

Algiers are releasing a new albumThe Underside of Power, on June 23 via Matador. They have previously shared the album's title track, "The Underside of Power." More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Vive la France?

A Discussion About the French Elections with Florent Vincelot from VedeTT

Apr 28, 2017

This week we're talking French politics with Florent Vincelot from VedeTT, a band based out of Angers (a couple of hundred miles from Paris). If you're wondering why, the results from the first round of the French presidential election are in, and they bring seismic change. More

Apr 27, 2017

Algiers have announced a new album, The Underside of Power, and shared a video for its fantastic '70s soul sounding title track. The Underside of Power was produced by Adrian Utley of Portishead and Ali Chant and is due out June 23 via Matador. More

New Order Share 11-Minute Long Hot Chip Remix of “Tutti Frutti” and Launch Singularity Website

Website Includes Contributions from Robert Smith, Factory Floor, and Algiers

Oct 19, 2015

At the end of last month New Order released Music Completetheir excellent first studio album in a decade, their first for their new label Mute, and the first not to feature founding member Peter Hook (but it sees the return of founding member Gillian Gilbert). Now they have announced that the album's next single will be "Tutti Frutti," which features guest vocals from La Roux's Elly Jackson, and they have shared a new remix of the song by Hot Chip, which you can stream below.  More


Interviews

Sep 18, 2017

"I hope for the best, but expect the worst and prepare for it mentally," says Franklin James Fisher, singer in the industrial-soul unit Algiers. "I wasn't surprised by Trump at all. Not by a country that let George Bush take the election the first time, and then after it was proven that he started two wars on false pretenses, voted for him properly the second time." More


Reviews

The Underside of Power

The Underside of Power

Matador

Jun 21, 2017

Algiers' self-titled debut revealed a politically conscious band not afraid to use music to deliver a message.  More

Algiers

Algiers

Matador

Jul 20, 2015

Ferocious post-punk with a wild gospel tinge and fueled by a seething, political current.  More