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10 Best Songs of the Week: Parcels, Run the Jewels, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, John Grant, and More

Plus Little Dragon, Sampha, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 12, 2018

While it was a very healthy week for new album releases, so much so that we had eight runner-ups for this week's Album of the Week, it was more of a challenge to find 10 new songs we felt worthy of this week's Songs of the Week list.  More

Album of the Week: John Grant

Love Is Magic Out Now via Partisan and Bella Union

Oct 12, 2018

John Grant released a new album, Love Is Magic, today via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union elsewhere) and it's our Album of the Week. It was a strong week for new albums and the new albums by Kurt Vile and Jaakko Eino Kalevi could've just as easily taken the crown and there are eight runner-ups this week in total.  More

John Grant – Stream the New Album

Love Is Magic Out Now via Partisan and Bella Union

Oct 12, 2018

John Grant released a new album, Love Is Magic, today via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union elsewhere). Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Moonface, Thom Yorke, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 05, 2018

This week Sharon Van Etten and Moonface announced new albums and their lead singles both made this week's Songs of the Week list. Joining them are new standalone singles from Julia JacklinJessie Ware, and SOAK, as well as some singles from upcoming albums, and an eight-minute album track. But our #1 this week is a bonus track that probably shouldn't have been cut from an album released earlier this year. More

John Grant Shares New Song “Is He Strange” and Performs on “Later… with Jools Holland”

Love Is Magic Due Out October 12 via Partisan and Bella Union

Oct 03, 2018

John Grant is releasing a new album, Love Is Magic, on October 12 via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union elsewhere). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Is He Strange." Listen below.  More

Sep 18, 2018

John Grant is releasing a new albumLove Is Magic, on October 12 via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union elsewhere). Now he has shared a video for the album's previously shared single "He's Got His Mother's Hips."  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Premiere: Ethan Gold feat. John Grant “Sway Lake (Lost Record Version)”

'The Song of Sway Lake—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' out from Lakeshore on 9/21

Sep 10, 2018

From The Song of Sway Lake—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, out on Lakeshore Records on September 21st.  More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Anna Calvi, John Grant, Neneh Cherry, The Radio Dept., and More

Plus Muse, Brandon Coleman, Liars, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 31, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was packed. It featured 13 songs as opposed to our standard 10, including three songs by boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe BridgersMore

Aug 28, 2018

John Grant is releasing a new album, Love Is Magic, on October 12 via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K.). Now he has shared two more songs from the album: the shiny and upbeat "He's Got His Mother's Hips" and the ballad "Touch & Go." The latter is a tribute to Chelsea Manning. More

Aug 07, 2018

John Grant is releasing a new album, Love Is Magic, on October 12 via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K.). Previously he shared its six-and-a-half-minute long title track, "Love Is Magic," via a lyric video (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now "Love Is Magic" has a full-on video.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

John Grant Announces New Album, Shares Title Track “Love Is Magic”

Love Is Magic Due Out October 12 via Partisan and Bella Union

Jul 10, 2018

John Grant has announced a new album, Love Is Magic, and shared its six-and-a-half-minute long title track. More

Sep 18, 2017

Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a new version of Little Fictions' closing track "Kindling." Renamed "Kindling (Fickle Flame)," this version is redone as a duet with John Grant. Now a video for the new version has been shared. More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rostam, Elbow + John Grant, and More

Plus Benjamin Clementine, Moses Sumney, Weyes Blood, Margo Price, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 08, 2017

Of late we've been presenting the eight best songs of the week, but last week we expanded it to a Top 9 because there were so many strong choices. This week we kept it as nine, but because we had trouble narrowing the list down in a week of solid new songs, but few obvious standouts.  More

Sep 08, 2017

Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. This week the band shared a new version of Little Fictions' closing track "Kindling." Renamed "Kindling (Fickle Flame)," this version is redone as a duet with John GrantMore

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Belle and Sebastian, and More

Plus Susanne Sundfør, Everything Everything, Stars, The Roots, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 28, 2017

It was a busy week for new tracks, with two pop singers (Jessie Ware and Charli XCX) making a strong showing. A couple of classic rockers made a return, and while Ringo Starr's new song (featuring Paul McCartney and others) was pretty standard old rocker fare, one of Mick Jagger's new songs (either "Gotta Get a Grip" or the remix of it by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker) surprisingly almost made our Top 8. More

Listen to Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, and John Grant Cover Scott Walker for BBC Proms

Susanne Sundfør Also Took Part in Live Event with An Orchestra

Jul 25, 2017

At a BBC Proms concert tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London they paid tribute to Scott Walker. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra led the concert with guest vocalists Pulp's Jarvis CockerRichard HawleyJohn Grant, and Susanne Sundfør all performing Walker's songs.  More

Jun 27, 2016

Amanda Palmer has teamed up with her father, Jack Palmer, for a collaborative album of covers entitled You Got Me Singing. It's billed to "Jack & Amanda Palmer" and is due out July 15.  More

May 26, 2016

Last October, John Grant released his third solo album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, to widespread acclaim. Now Gwenno and Peski Kid (Peski Records founder Rhys Edwards) have teamed up to create an extended reworking of the single "Voodoo Doll." Hear our premiere below. More

Watch: John Grant - “Voodoo Doll” Video

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Out Now via Partisan

May 16, 2016

John Grant released his latest album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, last October via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K.). Now he has shared a video for "Voodoo Doll." The crazy clip was directed by The Diamond Brothers and finds Grant transforming into a Voodoo doctor. Watch it below. More

Watch: John Grant - “Down Here” Video

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Out Now via Partisan

Dec 09, 2015

John Grant released his latest album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, back in October via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K.). Now he has shared a video for "Down Here." It's about a teenage boy who longs to join a synchronized swim team. Watch it below.

Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover.  More

Stream the New Album by John Grant, “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure,” in Full

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Due Out October 9 via Partisan

Oct 01, 2015

John Grant is releasing his album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, next Friday (October 9) via Partisan. Now you can stream the whole thing below via NPR First Listen. More

Listen: John Grant – “Disappointing” (feat. Tracey Thorn)

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Due Out October 2 via Partisan

Aug 14, 2015

John Grant recently announced his new album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, which is due out October 2 via Partisan. At the time he shared a bloody album trailer. Now he's shared the song "Disappointing," which also features guest vocals from Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl).   More

John Grant Announces New Album, Shares Bloody Album Teaser Trailer

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Due Out October 2 via Partisan

Jun 23, 2015

John Grant has announced a new album and shared a bloody album teaser trailer. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is due out October 2 via Partisan. It's the follow-up to 2013's widely acclaimed Pale Green Ghosts and was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen). More

Watch: John Grant – “Glacier” Video

Celebrating the History of the LGBT Movement

Jan 15, 2014

The video for John Grant’s “Glacier” (a track from his excellent album, Pale Green Ghosts) highlights the history of the LBGT Rights movement. More

Watch: John Grant Perform “GMF” on “Letterman”

A Cut From Last Year’s Pale Green Ghosts

Jan 09, 2014

Last night, John Grant appeared on Letterman, to perform “GMF,” a cut from last year’s solo album, Pale Green Ghosts

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Interviews

John Grant

Love and Laughter

Jan 15, 2016

Since going solo in 2010 after a long stint with the Denver alternative rock band The Czars, John Grant's hit the roll of his life. 2010's Queen of Denmark and 2013's Pale Green Ghosts exhibit Grant's arresting command of pop's rich vocabulary, rife with crisp orchestration and impeccable electro-pop structures. More

John Grant

Exorcising the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Yet to Come

Sep 20, 2013

John Grant's acclaimed new album includes a track called "Ernest Borgnine." Anyone expecting an ode to the late, great star of Marty and McHale's Navy might be a tad surprised to discover that the song is about contracting HIV. More


Reviews

Love Is Magic

Love Is Magic

Partisan

Oct 16, 2018

The thing about John Grant is no one has quite figured out what the thing about John Grant is. He's described his new album as "more of an amalgamation of who I am" providing the perfect riposte to those who believe we find ourselves as teenagers before settling into a mold for the rest of life. More

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Partisan

Dec 09, 2015

In case you had forgotten: it takes just one minute and 39 seconds for John Grant, on his third solo album, to remind us of his capacity to surprise. After introducing the album with, well, "Intro," comes as black a slice of humour as you'll hear on a pop record this year:  More

Iceland Airwaves 2015 Day Two: Sóley, John Grant, Sea Change, and Father John Misty

November 5th, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Maybe it was the jetlag. But it took me until Thursday evening, during Sóley’s set to realize the obvious.  More