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Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Squid, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Guerilla Toss, SASAMI, and More

Plus Vagabon, Cigarettes After Sex, Iggy Pop, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 30, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Usually we have a Top 10, but last week it was a Top 13 and the week before it was a Top 12. This week, however, the pickings were slimmer and the best we could muster was a Top 9. More

Black Belt Eagle Scout – Stream the New Album and Read Our Review of It

At the Party With My Brown Friends Out Now via Saddle Creek

Aug 30, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout (aka Katherine Paul) has released a new album, At the Party With My Brown Friends, today via Saddle Creek. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. You can also read our review of it. More

Black Belt Eagle Scout Shares Video for New Song “Run It to Ya”

At the Party With My Brown Friends Due Out This Friday via Saddle Creek

Aug 27, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout (aka Katherine Paul) is releasing a new album, At the Party With My Brown Friends, this Friday (August 30) via Saddle Creek. Now she has shared another song from it, "Run It to Ya," via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Marika Hackman, Caroline Polakchek, and More

Plus Metronomy, DIIV, Chance The Rapper + Ben Gibbard, Tegan and Sara, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another strong week for new tracks. There are some repeat offenders (artists who have had previous Songs of the Week in recent months), some newbies, and a surprising collaboration. More

Black Belt Eagle Scout Shares Video for New Song “My Heart Dreams” and Announces Tour

At the Party With My Brown Friends Due Out August 30 via Saddle Creek

Jul 24, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout (aka Katherine Paul) is releasing a new album, At the Party With My Brown Friends, on August 30 via Saddle Creek. Now she has shared another song from it, "My Heart Dreams," via a video for the track. She has also announced some new headlining tour dates. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Marika Hackman, Shura, Sleater-Kinney, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus Bruce Springsteen, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Purple Mountains, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We couldn't quite limit it to a Top 10 this week, there were enough strong new tracks to stretch it to a Top 11. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant a lot of strong new singles to choose from. More

Black Belt Eagle Scout Announces New Album, Shares New Song “At the Party”

At the Party With My Brown Friends Due Out August 30 via Saddle Creek

Jun 11, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout (aka Katherine Paul) has announced a new album, At the Party With My Brown Friends, and shared its first single, album opener "At the Party." More

Devendra Banhart Announces 2019 Fall Tour Dates

Black Belt Eagle Scout to Support Some Dates

May 28, 2019

Devendra Banhart has announced some fall tour dates. They go down this October, November, and December and Black Belt Eagle Scout is set to support many of the shows. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Hayden Thorpe, Aldous Harding, and More

Plus Tame Impala, Amason, Wand, Clinic, Mark Ronson and Lykke Li, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 12, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We were a bit indecisive this week. There were lots of new tracks to sort through and lots of good ones, but none that immediately screamed #1 Song of the Week. But then we realized there was actually a clear winner after-all.  More

Black Belt Eagle Scout Shares Video for New Song “Loss & Relax”

Loss & Relax b/w Half Colored Hair 7-Inch Due Out April 26 via Saddle Creek

Apr 09, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout is the project of Portland-based Katherine Paul, an indigenous queer musician who grew up in a small Indian reservation, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and whose debut album, Mother of My Children, came out last September via Saddle Creek. Now she has shared a video for a brand new song, "Loss & Relax." More

Apr 01, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, released one of the most arresting singles of 2018. But "Soft Stud" was a red herring. By which I don't mean a fluke of quality, rather that it's just one facet of her deeply rich debut album, Mother of My ChildrenMore

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Black Belt Eagle Scout Shares Video for “Soft Stud”

Mother of My Children Out Now via Saddle Creek

Jan 16, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout is the project of Portland-based Katherine Paul, an indigenous queer musician who grew up in a small Indian reservation, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and whose debut album, Mother of My Children, came out last September via Saddle Creek. Now she has shared a video for album highlight "Soft Stud." More

Under the Radar’s Top 25 Debut Albums of 2018

A Soccer Mommy Sends Some Snail Mail to a Flasher, a Goat Girl, and a Serpent with Feet; What a Shame

Dec 21, 2018

Ahead of our forthcoming Top 100 Albums of 2018 list, we present our favorite debut albums of the year. To qualify, an album simply had to be the artist's first full-length release under their current artist name.  More

Album of the Week: Low

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 14, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, today via Sub Pop and it's our Album of the Week. Double Negative is the follow-up to 2015's Ones and Sixes. A press release announcing the album described Double Negative as Low's "most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album." In our review of Double Negative, our writer Adam Turner-Heffer calls the album "their most inventive yet." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Thom Yorke, Frontperson, Metric, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Okkervil River, Phosphorescent, The Twilight Sad, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 07, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was sparse, with only a Top 8 (and two of those songs were from the same artist), probably due to it building up a three-day weekend. There wasn't much to write about at the start of this week, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but labels, bands, and publicists more than made up for it with plenty of new songs the rest of the week.  More

Black Belt Eagle Scout Shares Video for New Song “Indians Never Die”

Mother of My Children Due Out September 14 via Saddle Creek

Sep 06, 2018

Black Belt Eagle Scout is the project of Portland-based Katherine Paul, an indigenous queer musician who grew up in a small Indian reservation, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and whose debut album, Mother of My Children, is due out September 14 via Saddle Creek.  More


Interviews

Apr 01, 2019

Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, released one of the most arresting singles of 2018. But "Soft Stud" was a red herring. By which I don't mean a fluke of quality, rather that it's just one facet of her deeply rich debut album, Mother of My ChildrenMore

Nov 05, 2018

In 2018 Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, issued one of the debut records of the year. Mother of My Children is a deeply personal rumination on love and loss, but it's also an indie-rock album that is charged with Paul's identity as an indigenous, queer woman.


Reviews

At the Party With My Brown Friends

At the Party With My Brown Friends

Saddle Creek

Aug 26, 2019

Some artists are capable of a certain kind of showiness that seizes the light without seeming to do so. Katherine Paul fits this description, achieving more through simple melody and gentle repetition than shock tactics and bombast ever could. More

Mother of My Children

Mother of My Children

Saddle Creek

Sep 14, 2018

It's hard to deny someone's personhood when they're going through the same struggles you are. Katherine Paul, known musically as Black Belt Eagle Scout, is a self-described "queer indigenous radical feminist," but this trait could be easy to miss if not for her artistic moniker and her song titles (such as "Indians Never Die"). More