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10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Sep 25, 2018

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement) appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. They performed the new song "Father & Son," a hilarious new track with Clement the father and McKenzie the son, and were interviewed by Colbert. More

Jul 25, 2018

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement) are returning with a new HBO live comedy special and now the special's new premiere date has been announced in a funny teaser video featuring McKenzie and Clement awkwardly announcing it. More

Jan 11, 2018

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement) have been touring the last couple of years as part of the "Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour." More

Flight of the Conchords Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Musical Comedy Duo to Try Out New Material on U.S. Tour

Mar 28, 2016

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie + Jemaine Clement) recently announced their first U.S. tour dates in three years, including a headlining slot at the Newport Folk Festival. Now our favorite Kiwis have announced even more dates on the "Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour." More

Feb 29, 2016

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie + Jemaine Clement) recently announced their first U.S. show in three years: they will be headlining the Newport Folk Festival. Now our favorite Kiwis have announced a full on U.S. tour, amusingly dubbed as the "Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour."  More

Flight of the Conchords to Headline Newport Folk Festival in Their First U.S. Show in Three Years

July 22 – 24 in Newport, Rhode Island; Lineup Also Features Father John Misty

Feb 18, 2016

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie + Jemaine Clement) have announced their first U.S. show in three years: they will be headlining the Newport Folk Festival. The long-running festival goes down July 22 - 24 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.  More

Aug 19, 2015

Jemaine Clement has been out promoting his new indie comedy People Places Things (read our review here). In a recent interview with Indiewire he revealed that he and his Flight of the Conchords partner/co-creator Bret McKenzie have been brainstorming ideas for a Flight of the Conchords movie.  More

Jan 29, 2015

Flight of Conchords, everyone's favorite kiwi folk comedy duo Jemaine Clement and partner Bret McKenzie, have revealed plans to tour the U.S. later this year. More

Aug 09, 2013

Having already earned himself an Academy Award for his work on The Muppets, and providing even more songs for its upcoming sequel, Flight of Conchords' Bret McKenzie revealed in a new interview that he's currently working on his own musical film with Muppets co-writer and director James Bobin.  More

Flight of the Conchords Announce U.S. Tour

Headlining Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival with Dave Chappelle

Jun 17, 2013

Filling the kiwi shaped hole since releasing their 2009 album I Told You I Was Freaky, New Zealand's musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords have announced they will be touring the U.S. this August and September as part of Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. More

Aug 27, 2012

Since ending their excellent HBO series back in 2009 New Zealand's fourth most popular folk parody duo Flight of the Conchords have left a kiwi-sized hole in the realm of musical comedy. More

Jan 24, 2012

Earlier this morning the nominees for this year's Academy Awards were announced and for some unknown reason there were plenty of names missing in the music categories.  More

Dec 20, 2011

Close to 40 songs have been shortlisted for this year's Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. More

Bret McKenzie Teases About Possible Flight of the Conchords Movie

Plus: Watch Him Sing With Kermit the Frog

Nov 29, 2011

Fans of TV and music funnymen Flight of the Conchords may be in for a treat. Keyword: may. At the recent premiere of The Muppets film—on which member Bret McKenzie serviced as music supervisor—the Kiwi-funnyman slyly mentioned to The Hollywood Reporter, “We’re gonna try and do a movie. We just need a story.” More

May 19, 2010

Freed from the shackles of “Inner City Pressure” starring in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, comedian/musician Jemaine Clement is tapping into his “sinister” side to star as Yaz, a key villain in Men In Black III. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Flight of the Conchords Announce California Dates

May 28th in Berkeley, May 30th in Los Angeles

Apr 09, 2010

New Zealand's favorite comedic sons, Flight of the Conchords have announced two Californian tour dates. More

Flight of the Conchords Announce End of TV Show

It’s No Longer Business Time

Dec 11, 2009

Rather than waiting until the distant future, when robots rule the world, New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords have announced on their website that business time is over and there will be no third season of their acclaimed Emmy-nominated HBO show. Maybe the inner city pressure finally got to them. More

Flight of the Conchords to Have Three Songs in Rock Band

Get Freaky With Bret and Jemaine Video Game-Style

Sep 24, 2009

Flight of the Conchords, everyone's favorite New Zealand-hailing Grammy-winning musical comedy duo with a show on HBO, have revealed that they will have three songs in a future version of the video game Rock Band. The duo was interviewed by the TV Guide Channel on the red carpet at past Sunday's Emmy Awards (view the video here) when Bret McKenzie revealed that three of their songs were bound for game play. More

Flight of the Conchords Get Freaky On Second LP

I Told You I Was Freaky Tracklist Includes "Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)"

Jul 23, 2009

Aside from Emmy nods, (go Jemaine!), the second season of Flight of the Conchords is slowly becoming a distant memory. The New Zealand joke-song duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have plans to fill that void in our ears...and funny bones. The comedic pairing have another LP coming out this fall. 

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61st Annual Emmy Nominations Announced Today

Flight of the Conchords Get Nominated!

Jul 16, 2009

Nominees for the 61st annual Emmy Awards were announced today. Leading the pack is NBC show 30 Rock, with 22 nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, and best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series nods for Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. More

Under the Radar Announces its Spring Issue

New Issue Features Bat For Lashes, Camera Obscura, Doves, The Lonely Island, Depeche Mode, Flight of the Conchords, and much more!

Apr 11, 2009

Under the Radar's Spring Issue will be hitting stands soon. Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan graces the cover and the issue features an in-depth nine-page interview with Khan that traces the long road to her amazing new album Two Suns. More


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The Hope of a Nation

Apr 02, 2008

country mysterious enough that most Americans don’t even know enough about it to form a dismissive caricature, New Zealand is much more than just the place The Lord of the Rings was filmed. Renowned for its stunning geography and abundant natural resources, it’s the farthest outpost of English-speaking society, a country with roughly half as many inhabitants as New York City. But New Zealanders must be people with a sense of humor. More