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Jun 09, 2017

Here we highlight five albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing.  More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Big Thief, The War on Drugs, and More

Plus Broken Social Scene, Liam Gallagher, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 02, 2017

This week was marred by President Trump pulling out of the Paris Accords climate change agreement, but it was a strong one for music. To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best.  More

Listen: Big Thief – “Mary”

Capacity Due Out June 9 via Saddle Creek

May 31, 2017

Big Thief just released their debut album, Masterpiece, last May on Saddle Creek, but they have already have their sophomore album, Capacity, coming out on June 9, also on Saddle Creek. Previously they shared the snowy video for the album's first single "Mythological Beauty" and the audio for "Shark Smile." Now they have shared another song from the album, the poetic and haunting "Mary." More

Listen: Big Thief - “Shark Smile”

Capacity Due Out June 9 via Saddle Creek

May 08, 2017

Big Thief just released their debut album, Masterpiece, last May on Saddle Creek, but they have already have their sophomore albumCapacity, coming out on June 9, also on Saddle Creek.  More

Apr 05, 2017

Big Thief just released their debut album, Masterpiece, last May on Saddle Creek, but they have already announced their sophomore album and shared a video for its first single. More

Listen: Big Thief - “Paul”

Masterpiece Due Out May 27 via Saddle Creek

May 12, 2016

Big Thief are a promising new band on Saddle Creek, perhaps the indie label's most exciting new signee in several years. The four-piece are releasing their debut album, Masterpiece, on the label on May 27. Now they have shared the fourth single from the album, "Paul." It follows their last single, "Humans."  More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Listen: Big Thief - “Humans”

Masterpiece Due Out May 27 via Saddle Creek

Apr 28, 2016

Big Thief are a promising new band on Saddle Creek, perhaps the indie label's most exciting new signee in several years. The four-piece are releasing their debut album, Masterpiece, on the label on May 27. Now they have shared the third single from the album, "Humans." Listen below. More


Interviews

Big Thief

Unflinching Vulnerability

Jun 02, 2016

It should have been a joyous occasion, but Big Thief's SXSW debut was instead fraught with difficulty for  frontwoman Adrianne Lenker. Not long before the Brooklyn-bred indie rock quartet's first shows at that massive Austin festival this year, Lenker all but lost a crucial component of being a musician: her ability to hear. More


Reviews

Capacity

Capacity

Saddle Creek

Jun 08, 2017

It's natural to be seduced by contemporary apparatus of sound sculpting that intensifies the listening experience. Then you hear a band like Big Thief and recognize the potential power in balanced unison of guitar, drum and voice and that these essential means of expression are the most direct conductors of the passions of musical souls. More