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Jess Williamson Shares Video for New Song “Wild Rain”

Cosmic Wink Due Out May 11 via Mexican Summer

May 08, 2018

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Jess Williamson is releasing her new album, Cosmic Wink, on May 11 (this Friday) via Mexican Summer. It's her first for the label and finds her expanding her sound a bit. Now she has shared a video for another new song from the album, "Wild Rain." Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Friendly Fires, Hatchie, Say Sue Me, Jon Hassell, and More

Plus Daniel Rossen, Eleanor Friedberger, Ryley Walker, Jess Williamson, Melody's Echo Chamber, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 06, 2018

Songs of the Week is fairly easy to put together, there are obviously standout tracks and it's just a case of working out the order. Other weeks there are few great tracks and it's a real struggle. This week there was an obvious #1 in Beach House and then there were so, so many other tracks to decide between to come up with a Top 10. More

Jess Williamson Shares New Song “Mama Proud”

Cosmic Wink Due Out May 11 via Mexican Summer

Apr 06, 2018

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Jess Williamson is releasing her new album, Cosmic Wink, on May 11 via Mexican Summer. It's her first for the label and finds her expanding her sound a bit (in fact the album's opening single, "I See White," sounds a bit like former Mexican Summer artist Weyes Blood). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parquet Courts, Neko Case, Beach House, and More

Plus The Beat Escape, The Decemberists, Simian Mobile Disco, JB Dunckel, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 09, 2018

After a couple of strong weeks for Songs of the Week, it was more much more of a challenge this week to come up with 10 songs we were truly excited about. But we're really fully passionate about this week's Top 5 and stand behind the rest of the Top 10.  More

Check Out Photos from SXSW 2015 of The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling, and More

Plus Shots of The Twilight Sad, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Ibeyi, Tom Brosseau, Jess Williamson, and Seoul

Mar 27, 2015

Under the Radar's own Wendy Lynch Redfern was down in Austin for SXSW last week. Here's a selection of her live photos from non-Under the Radar events. More

Premiere: Jess Williamson Mixtape

Native State is Out Now on Brutal Honest

Dec 19, 2014

Before we all take off for all matter of Christmas/winter activities, we figured we’d leave you with one last mixtape. This one comes from Austin-based musician Jess Williamson. It’s a tribute to both her home state and time of year called December in Texas. More


Interviews

Jess Williamson

Decisive Moments

Feb 13, 2014

There's a cinematic quality to the music of Austin folk singer/songwriter Jess Williamson that makes the seven tracks on the 26-year-old's debut LP, Native State, feel pivotal, whether she's singing in a gently aching voice over hypnotic instrumentation or howling in a falsetto during dramatic pauses. The ominous guitar notes that open the first track, "Blood Song," bring to mind a widescreen shot of a barren landscape in a western. More


Reviews

Jess Williamson at Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, Pa, May 5, 2018

May 09, 2018

On a bustling night in Philadelphia, Jess Williamson brought love to Johnny Brenda's. More