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Eight Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Widowspeak, Bully, Yumi Zouma, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Deerhoof, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 04, 2017

The War on Drugs' last album, Lost in the Dream, was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. Based on the four singles shared thus far from their forthcoming new album, A Deeper Understanding, the band is already in strong Album of the Year waters for 2017. More

Deerhoof Announce New Album, Share “I Will Spite Survive” Feat. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner

Mountain Moves Due Out September 8 via Joyful Noise, Album Also Features Læticia Sadier and Juana Molina

Jun 28, 2017

Deerhoof have announced a new album, Mountain Moves, and shared its first single, "I Will Spite Survive" (which features Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes).  More

May 16, 2017

Former Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier recently released a new album, Find Me Finding You, under the name Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble via Drag City.  More

Watch: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) - “Then, I Will Love You Again” Video

U.S. Tour Starts This Week, Sadier Releasing New Cassette Single

Sep 08, 2015

Former Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier has shared a video for "Then, I Will Love You Again." Alejandro Abramovich directed the clip, which features images of Sadier projected on various parts of a room. The song can be found on her latest solo album, Something Shines, released last year on Drag City. More

Jul 08, 2015

Angel Deradoorian, perhaps best known as the former bassist/vocalist in Dirty Projectors, last month announced the release of her debut solo album, The Expanding Flower Planet, due out August 21 via Anitcon and to be released simply under her last name. More

Jul 07, 2015

Former Stereolab vocalist and sometime political songwriter Laetitia Sadier has shared a video for "Oscuridad" and has announced some U.S. tour dates. The video was directed by Loic Jouan but features footage from classic black & white silent films directed by Fritz Lang and Serguei M. Eisenstein.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jenny Lewis, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Jeff Tweedy, Cut Copy, Anna Calvi and David Byrne, Twin Peaks, Laetitia Sadier, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Others

Jul 11, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jenny Lewis, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Jeff Tweedy, Cut Copy, Anna Calvi and David Byrne (covering Connan Mockasin), Twin Peaks, Cassie Ramone (ex-Vivian Girls), Laetitia Sadier (ex-Stereolab), We Were Promised Jetpacks, Speedy Ortiz, Generationals, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More

Demand Vinyl Singles Club to Feature Hot Chip, Saint Etienne, Laetitia Sadier, and more

Niki & The Dove, Moons, Memory Tapes, and others to Contribute to Vinyl Only Record Label

Nov 13, 2012

On January 1st 2013, new U.K. based vinyl only label Demand Vinyl will launch. The label is starting off with a subscriptions singles club, which will consist of a total of ten 7-inch singles featuring exclusive tracks by such artists as Memory Tapes, Hot Chip, Air France, Saint Etienne, Latitia Sadier, Niki & The Dove, Levek, and Moons, among others.  More

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Protest Issue Contains 132 Pages of Extra Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, Death Cab for Cutie, Dinosaur Jr., The Drums, Richard Hawley, The New Pornographers, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, and More

Oct 19, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s The Protest Issue includes all the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 132 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra interviews with Andrew BirdAriel Pink's Haunted GraffitiDan DeaconDeath Cab for CutieDinosaur Jr.The DrumsEMARichard HawleyFucked UpLiarsBob MouldTom MorelloThe New PornographersOkkervil RiverAmanda PalmerLaetitia SadierJD Samson of Le Tigre and MenTegan and Sara, and more.  More

Watch: Lætitia Sadier Video – “Find Me The Pulse of the Universe”

Interviewed in the Protest Issue of Under the Radar

Sep 13, 2012

Ex-Stereolab frontwoman Lætitia Sadier is doing quite well on her own, having recently released her sophomore solo album Silencio. Check out the video for album cut “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe." More

Sep 10, 2012

Given the numerous ways that an indelicate hand can render them ever so ineffectively, it's possible that there's no more challenging assignment for a songwriter than penning a potent political song. If true, there are very few songwriters who have walked that tightrope for longer and with more deftness than Laetitia Sadier, an artist who has proven that a soft touch is often more powerful than a punch when politics are involved. More

Aug 02, 2012

Lætitia Sadier goes for an afternoon swim in the new video for Silencio cut, “The Rule of the Game.”  More

Stream Laetitia Sadier’s New Album

Listen to Silencio in Full

Jul 18, 2012

Next week former Stereolab frontwoman Laetitia Sadier will release Silencio, the sophomore follow-up to her 2010 solo debut The Trip. More

Laetitia Sadier Announces Fall Tour

Dates Begin September 15

Jun 14, 2012

In support of her forthcoming solo album Find Me the Pulse of the Universe (out July 24), French chanteuse Laetitia Sadier has announced a run of U.S. tour dates. More

Jun 01, 2012

Following her solo debut The Trip, former Stereolab and Monade member Laetitia Sadier has announced that she will release her sophomore album Silencio on July 24 via Drag City.  More


Interviews

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Laetitia Sadier

A Joy Beyond Definition

Dec 05, 2014

Five years since Stereolab was set aside, Laetitia Sadier has released an album that seems to be a personal peak of sorts. After several albums with Monade and two previous solo releases, Something Shines offers a collection of songs that is not only likely to connect with fans of her earlier work but even moved Sadier herself during its creation to want to share it with friends. More

Deerhunter vs. Stereolab

A Conversation Between Bradford Cox and Laetitia Sadier

Oct 11, 2010

Deerhunter and Atlas Sound's Bradford Cox has long professed his love for Stereolab, in particular 1999's Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night, his favorite album by the band. He went so far as to effusively explicate upon its merits on a Deerhunter blog post back in 2007. In an impassioned manner akin to the prime years of the fiery late gonzo journalist Lester Bangs, he also excoriated the publications that panned the album. More