News

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue with The Flaming Lips on the Cover

Issue 59 Also Includes Interviews with The Avalanches, Death Cab for Cutie, The Divine Comedy, Rose Elinor Dougall, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, Jim Jarmusch, Jens Lekman, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., Savages, Weyes Blood, and Much More

Dec 30, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our joint Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readbug). The issue celebrates the best albums of 2016, reflects on Under the Radar's 15th anniversary and albums released in 2001, looks forward to albums due out in early 2017, and features The Flaming Lips on the cover. There's also a big article examining how the music industry has changed in the last 15 years and in our Artist Survey section various musicians comment on the music and events of 2016. More

Sep 22, 2012

Remember back when making a mixtape for your friends meant more than sending over a Spotify playlist? When you’d carefully select songs before burning them onto a CD? (Or recording them to tape?) When every track meant something? We've a gotten few of our favorite artists to make a tape for you, including Peaking Lights, Dntel, Teen Daze, Big Black Delta, Acid House Kings, and more. More

Dntel: My Firsts

Jimmy Tamborello on His First Pet, First Crush, and Early Musical Experiences

Jul 16, 2012

My Firsts is our new email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For our inaugural My Firsts we talk to Jimmy Tamborello, who records as Dntel. More

Jun 02, 2012

Remember back when making a mixtape for your friends meant more than sending over a Spotify playlist? When you’d carefully select songs before burning them onto a CD? (Or recording them to tape?) When every track meant something? Since it’s difficult to hand physical media through the Internet, we’ve compiled all the mixtapes we’ve posted to date below, including cuts from Johan AgebjörnBig Black DeltaBlouseDawn Golden and Rosy CrossLetting Up Despite Great FaultsMan Without CountryNite JewelPallersSunless ’97Teen Daze, and Zambri

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May 18, 2012

Ahead of his newest album Aimlessness (due out June 5) Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) has offered us an exclusive mixtape that he calls Analog Meetups. More

Apr 05, 2012

LA orchestral rockers Princeton have been busy. We have their recent video session and remix.  More

Listen: Dntel Remixes Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross

Off the Blow Remix Out April 3

Apr 02, 2012

Former “Pleased to Meet You” artist Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross is keeping some fine company. The producer/beat artist is set to release remix album Off the Blow Remix tomorrow, featuring likes of Shlohmo, Arrange, Stenchman, Jaycek, The Get, and Dntel. We have Dntel's reworked track.  More

Dntel Announces “Aimlessness” LP

Listen to New Track "Bright Night"

Mar 27, 2012

Though fans are still forever hoping he will one day team up with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard again for another record by The Postal Service, glitchy producer Jimmy Tamborello has nevertheless remained quite busy working on music under his solo guise Dntel. More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery FurnacesRobin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna NewsomMogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint EtienneElliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Jun 15, 2011

Dntel, (aka Jimmy Tamborello) announced today he’ll be reissuing Life is Full of Possibilities, (via Sub Pop).  More


Interviews

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Dntel: My Firsts

Jimmy Tamborello on His First Pet, First Crush, and Early Musical Experiences

Jul 16, 2012

My Firsts is our new email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For our inaugural My Firsts we talk to Jimmy Tamborello, who records as Dntel. More


Reviews

Early Works for Me if it Works for You II

Early Works for Me if it Works for You II

Phthalo/Plug Research

Jun 03, 2009

Known to casual indie-rock fans as, “That guy from The Postal Service who isn’t Ben Gibbard,” Jimmy Tamborello (a.k.a. Dntel) has been a fixture on the electronica scene for nearly a decade and a half. In 1994, inspired by Aphex Twin, µ-ziq, and Warp Records, Tamborello compiled his first collection of songs onto a cassette that would go on to become Something Always Goes Wrong. More