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Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

Album of the Week: Hatchie

Plus Stream New Albums from Mark Ronson, Bedouine, Hot Chip, The Raconteurs, Kirin J Callinan, Richard Reed Parry, and More

Jun 21, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, was released today via Double Double Whammy and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below.  More

Jun 21, 2019

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has released a new covers album, Return to Center, today via Terrible Records. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. Yesterday we also posted our rave review of the album. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Bruce Springsteen, Lucy Dacus, Marika Hackman, Ride, and More

Plus FKA twigs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a plethora of strong tracks to choose from this week, thanks in part to both some new albums that were announced this week and some other albums that were released today. So much so that we have expanded it to a Top 12 this week (as we've done from time to time in the past). More

Apr 24, 2019

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has announced a new covers album, Return to Center, and shared a new track from it, "It Takes a Muscle (To Fall In Love)," a cover of a 1982 song by Spectral Display. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Young Husband, and More

Plus Anderson .Paak, Marble Arch, Kirin J Callinan, Jenny Lewis, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 15, 2019

With most of the music industry at SXSW this week it was a slow week for new tracks. We considered just having a Top 5 for this week's Songs of the Week, but dug deep enough to come up with a Top 10. More

Kirin J Callinan Shares Video for New Track, a Cover of The Waterboys’ “The Whole of the Moon”

First Single from Upcoming Album on Terrible Records; U.S. Tour Dates this Spring

Mar 12, 2019

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has shared a video for a new track, "The Whole of the Moon," which is a cover of a 1985 song by Scotland's The Waterboys. Michael Hili directed the video, which was shot in one day in New York City and is very theatrical, featuring Callinan miming. More

Watch Mike Myers Perform Austin Powers Song “BBC” with Mac DeMarco, Weyes Blood, and More

All Star Band Also Features Connan Mockasin, Kirin J Callinan, Neil Finn, and Liam Finn

May 08, 2018

Last night at Los Angeles' Largo venue an interesting all-star band performed. Neil Finn of Crowded House was joined by his son Liam Finn, along with Mac DeMarco (so I guess he definitely wasn't at the Met Gala after all), Kirin J CallinanWeyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering), and Connan MockasinMore

Sep 22, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND released a new albumThe Weather, back in May via Marathon Artists. The album was produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker. Now they have shared a video for "Colder Than Ice." More

Aug 17, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan released a new albumBravado, back in June via Terrible Records. Now he's shared a video for "Big Enough." Danny Cohen directed the clip, which takes Callinan to the old west.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Jun 09, 2017

Here we highlight five albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing.  More

Jun 06, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan is releasing a new albumBravado, on Friday (June 9) via Terrible Records. Previously he shared the slightly NSFW and highly amusing Cuba-shot video for "S.A.D." (which stands for "Song About Drugs").  More

Five Best Songs of the Week: alt-J, EMA, Kirin J Callinan, Washed Out, and Ride

Plus a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best. Below that we have also highlighted other notable new tracks shared this week. This week was light on exciting new songs, likely due to the impending long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but there were still pleasures to be found. More

Kirin J Callinan Shares “Down 2 Hang” and “Living Each Day” (Feat. Connan Mockasin)

Bravado Due Out June 9 via Terrible Records, "Down 2 Hang" Features James Chance

May 25, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan is releasing a new albumBravado, on June 9 via Terrible Records. Previously he shared the slightly NSFW and highly amusing Cuba-shot video for "S.A.D." (which stands for "Song About Drugs"). More

Apr 27, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has announced a new album, Bravado, and shared a slightly NSFW video for "S.A.D." (which stands for "Song About Drugs").  More

Kirin J Callinan Shares Mockumentary Starring Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, and Weyes Blood

Video Also Features Jack Black, Tame Impala's Jay Watson, Sebastien Tellier, and More

Mar 29, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has shared a funny mockumentary video about his song "Telling Me This." It features Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, Weyes Blood, Jack Black, Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Gum, POND), Sebastien Tellier, Ladyhawke, and others. More

May 23, 2016

The long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, the acclaimed 2001 debut album by Australia's The Avalanches, has been rumored for years. It's one of the most talked about delayed albums of the last 15 years and at various points it seemed like the album might be finally coming.  More

Watch: Kirin J Callinan - “The Teacher” Video Featuring Connan Mockasin

Callinan's Sophomore Album Due Out Next Year Via Terrible

Nov 03, 2015

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan is releasing his sophomore album sometime next year via Terrible Records. A title and exact release date have yet to be announced, but now we have the amazing video for the album's lead single, "The Teacher." The song and video features New Zealand's Connan Mockasin on backing vocals (and he also plays sax in video).  More

Watch Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Cover Queens of the Stone Age

Kirin J. Callinan and Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt also Help Cover "I Sat By the Ocean"

Jul 31, 2015

Mark Ronson took part in the "Like A Version" series for Australia's Triple J radio station yesterday, where they have artists do exclusive cover songs live on the radio.  More

Halloween 2013: Kirin J Callinan, Jake Bellows, Beach Day, Hands, The Casket Girls, and Willy Mason

"I wore a suit of several dozen inflated multi-colored condoms held together by a couple of rolls of sticky and went out dancing." - Kirin J Callinan

Oct 30, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Kirin J CallinanJake BellowsBeach DayHandsThe Casket Girls, and Willy Mason.  More

Jul 12, 2013

Releasing his debut LP Embracism earlier this week Australian musical artist Kirin J Callinan has premiered a playfully goofy music video for his new single "Victoria M." More


Interviews

Jul 31, 2019

This is the third time that Kirin J Callinan and I have tried to connect today. Two hours ago, a flurry of emails to his publicist, phone messages to Callinan's two phone numbers, and a number of textsall rendered no connection. Finally, we're on the phone but the line is so fuzzy we both hang up and try again. Then, again. More

Sep 25, 2017

If you have the inclination that you might have caught a quick glimpse of Kirin J Callinan's penis, you can assume you're correct. He does indeed flash his private parts in his music video for "S.A.D." He also conjures the spirits of Michael Bolton and George Michael as he shows off sultry dance moves all over Cuba. More

Halloween 2013: Kirin J Callinan, Jake Bellows, Beach Day, Hands, The Casket Girls, and Willy Mason

"I wore a suit of several dozen inflated multi-colored condoms held together by a couple of rolls of sticky and went out dancing." - Kirin J Callinan

Oct 30, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Kirin J CallinanJake BellowsBeach DayHandsThe Casket Girls, and Willy Mason.  More


Reviews

Return to Center

Return to Center

Terrible

Jun 20, 2019

The mark of any good covers album is when the artist is able to take the songs and put their individual stamp on them. (Otherwise it's just karaoke, right?) There are few personalities within the current indie rock landscape as individual as Australian rabble-rouser Kirin J Callinan and thankfully, his covers record wears his personality all over it. More

Austin’s SXSW 2014 Recap: Awards Edition

March 15th, 2014

Mar 18, 2014

Staff writer Austin Trunick spent six days in Austin, Texas, taking in this year’s South By Southwest.  More

Embracism

Embracism

Terrible

Jul 17, 2013

This raspy-throated singer and guitarist has snagged comparisons to fellow Australian Nick Cave, though his dramatic style can bring more of an industrial-smitten Bowie to mind. More