Interviews

The Drums: In the Studio

Memories and Melodies

Apr 05, 2010

The Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 section in Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue includes a short article on The Drums' debut album. Here is the full Q&A of that interview with the band. I caught up with Brooklyn via Florida act The Drums in mid-January at their East Williamsburg apartment, somewhere between the moribund Marcy projects and the urbane bastion of hipness that is Bedford Avenue. Apropos, given that the band seem like misfits in today's Brooklyn scene, their insular milieu wedged somewhere between such somber Factory Records acts as The Wake and blithe '50s surf culture dreams.  More

Rose Elinor Dougall: In the Studio

The former Pipette discusses her upcoming debut solo album Without Why

Mar 22, 2010

The Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 section in Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue includes a short article on Rose Elinor Dougall's debut album. Here is the full Q&A of that interview. In December of 2008, Rose Elinor Dougall released her first single as a solo artist, "Another Version of Pop Song." The following February, Dougall blogged on her MySpace page that her debut album was nearly finished. But, more than a year later, her album, titled Without Why, has yet to be released. On the morning of the eve of 2010, Dougall was in good spirits as she discussed her impending album and divulged the logical reasons for its extended incubation. More

Dr. Dog

Trying a Detour

Mar 05, 2010

When it came time to craft their latest record, the members of Philadelphia quintet Dr. Dog were shooting for something different. Rather than lay down their latest batch of Beach Boys- and Beatles-inspired psych-pop themselves, as they'd done in the past, singer/guitarist Scott McMicken says the group decided to experiment with outside production. "The studio craft side of it has been as much what we're about as any other thing," says McMicken. More

The Go! Team: In the Studio

Ian Parton on the Band's Third Album

Jan 15, 2010

Since its 2005 Columbia debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike!, The Go! Team has built up a reputation for super-energetic vocalist Ninja's chants mixed with samples compiled by frontman Ian Parton. 2007's Proof of Youth (Sub Pop) found the British band taking a more melodic approach, and the still-to-be-named third LP, which Parton says will likely be out sometime in the spring, is headed in the same direction. More