News

8 Best Songs of the Week: Yumi Zouma, Hayden Thorpe, Cate Le Bon, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Cherry Glazerr, Bill Callahan, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 24, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Last week we only had a Top 7 instead of our usual Top 10 and this week it's only a little better with a Top 8. More

Ezra Furman Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone”

Twelve Nudes Due Out August 30 via Bella Union; Tour Dates Also Announced

May 21, 2019

Ezra Furman has announced a new album, Twelve Nudes, and shared a video for its first single (and opening track) "Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone." He's also announced some tour dates. More

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

Ezra Furman Shares Cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Unbelievers”

Transangelic Exodus Out Now via Bella Union

Aug 29, 2018

Ezra Furman released a new album, Transangelic Exodus, back in February via Bella Union. Now Furman has shared a cover of Vampire Weekend's "Unbelievers" (a song from their last album, 2013's Modern Vampires of the City). He has also added a few more tour dates to his schedule. More

Ezra Furman Announces New Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Transangelic Exodus Out Now via Bella Union

Jul 11, 2018

Ezra Furman released a new album, Transangelic Exodus, back in February via Bella Union. Now Furman has announced some new fall tour dates. They go down this October, November, and December and include two shows in Canada. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces 570 More Artists

Low, Ought, Gaz Coombes, Girl Ray, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Hinds, and More Added to the List

Jan 10, 2018

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, previously announced the first round of 2018 musical performers, as well as the second round. Now they have announced the third round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018 and it's a long list featuring 570 artists! More

Shaky Knees Festival Lineup - The National, Jack White, The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand, Alvvays, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The lineup for the 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival has been announced. The festival goes down in Atlanta, GA's Central Park May 4-6. The headliners are The National, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age.  More


Interviews

16th Annual Artist Survey: Ezra Furman

Furman on The Muppets, Climate Change, Childhood Birthday Parties and Vacations, and His First Job

Mar 07, 2019

For Under the Radar's 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions.  More

Ezra Furman on “Transangelic Exodus”

Don't Feel the Squeeze For Art

May 29, 2018

first time I try to call Ezra Furman in Belgium, I'm greeted by his voicemail: "This is Ezra, leave a message. Don't be shy, it's just you and me." I was, in fact, hella nervous: the gender-fluid frontman had directed several incarnations of his backing band for 11 years before I'd stumbled into his sphere. More

2016 Artist Survey: Ezra Furman

Furman on Trump, First Kisses, Scary Movies, Elementary School, and Memorable Fan Encounters

Feb 20, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Ezra Furman. Furman's last full-length was 2015's Perpetual Motion People, but in 2016 he released the Big Fugitive Life EP on Bella Union.


Reviews

Transangelic Exodus

Transangelic Exodus

Bella Union

Feb 09, 2018

Transangelic Exodus is a record just as dramatic as its title. It is Ezra Furman's seventh album, his second on Bella Union, and his first under a new band name. Ezra Furman's Boy-Friends are dead: enter The Visions. More

Perpetual Motion People

Perpetual Motion People

Bella Union

Jul 27, 2015

Ezra Furman's third solo album is about youth, discontentment, and longing. A little scattered and with occasionally mediocre lyrics, it congeals into a fun, extremely varied, and repeatedly listenable album. More