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“Covers of Covers” – Under the Radar’s First Album Is Out Today – Stream or Buy It Now

Covers of Covers Out Now via American Laundromat; Some Proceeds Benefit Sweet Relief

Mar 04, 2022

Covers of Covers, our first album, came out today on CD and digitally via American Laundromat. You can stream it now. You can also buy it directly from American Laundromat, via Bandcamp, or on Amazon. Today we posted a track-by-track article on the album, in which all 20 artists discuss their contribution. More

James Yorkston – Listen to Our Interview in the New Episode of Our Podcast

The New Episode of Season 2 of Under the Radar with Celine Teo-Blockey Is Out Now on Major Podcasting Platforms

Jun 17, 2021

Scottish singer/songwriter James Yorkston is our next guest on the Under the Radar Podcast. He discusses his childhood in Kingsbarns, Scotland, how he got signed to Domino Records, and some of the recurring themes in his music—of loss, mental health, and his disdain for organized religion. More

Jan 15, 2021

James Yorkston is releasing a new album with James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra, The Wide, Wide River, on January 22 via Domino. Now the group have shared another song from the album, “There Is No Upside,” via an animated video for the track. More

Dec 16, 2020

James Yorkston is releasing a new album with James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra, The Wide, Wide River, on January 22, 2021 via Domino. Now the group have shared another song from the album, “Ella Mary Leather,” via a video for the track. More

14 Best Songs of the Last Three Weeks: Casper Clausen, Kiwi Jr., RINSE, Sleaford Mods, and More

Plus Kevin Morby, Crowded House, Django Django, and a Wrap-up of the Last Three Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 13, 2020

Welcome to the 42nd Songs of the Week of 2020. We haven’t done a Songs of the Week in three weeks. Because of last week’s presidential election there were hardly any new songs of note released and we were too on edge awaiting the outcome to be decided to focus on new music. The week before was the run up to Halloween and there were certainly some worthy songs then, but for whatever reason we didn’t get Songs of the Week finished in time and abandoned it. So this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last three weeks, but mainly songs from this week and two weeks ago. More

Nov 04, 2020

James Yorkston has announced new album with James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra, The Wide, Wide River on Domino, and shared a video for its first single, “Struggle.” More



Interviews

“Covers of Covers” – Inside Under the Radar’s First Album

Track-by-Track: Each Artist on Their Contribution to the Album

Mar 04, 2022

When hatching plans to celebrate Under the Radar’s 20th anniversary I knew I wanted to go beyond just producing a special 20th anniversary issue. Despite two decades of writing about albums, one thing we’d never done is actually put one out ourselves. Thus I came upon the idea for Covers of Covers. The concept was so perfect and simple that I’m surprised we hadn’t thought of it before. We approached some of our favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of our print issue over the years, including artists that had appeared in group cover shots. More