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13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn't enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13.  More

boygenius (Julien Baker + Lucy Dacus + Phoebe Bridgers) Announce EP, Share Three Songs

boygenius EP Due Out November 9 via Matador; Listen to “Bite the Hand,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Stay Down”

Aug 21, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. They have announced their self-titled debut EP, which is due out November 9 via Matador. But you don't have to wait until then to hear half the EP, as today they have shared three of its six tracks: "Bite the Hand" (led by Dacus), "Me & My Dog" (led by Bridgers), and "Stay Down" (led by Baker). More

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Apr 09, 2018

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters and you will also help keep one of the last print music magazines strong and vital.  More

Outside Lands 2018 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, CHVRCHES, Beck, Bon Iver, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Huey Lewis and the News, Father John Misty, Broken Social Scene, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Jessie Ware, Perfume Genius, Lucy Dacus, James Blake, and More

Apr 03, 2018

Outside Lands have announced their 2018 lineup. The festival goes down August 10 - 12 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The headliners are Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, and The Weeknd. More

FYF Fest 2018 Lineup: My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Florence and the Machine, and More

Janet Jackson, The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucy Dacus, Mount Kimbie, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Others Set for 15th Anniversary

Mar 30, 2018

FYF Fest has announced its 2018 lineup. The event is due to take place July 21 and 22 at Los Angeles' Exposition Park. The headliners are Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson.  More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Full 2018 Lineup: Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Moses Sumney, Lucy Dacus, Big Thief, and More

Mar 13, 2018

Chicago's the Pitchfork Music Festival has been slowly announcing their lineup via a mural with the artists' names being painted on it over the last few weeks. Now the final and full lineup has been revealed for the festival, which goes down July 20 to 22 in Chicago's Union Park.  More

Mar 12, 2018

Lucy Dacus released a new albumHistorianon a couple of weeks back via Matador. It was our Album of the Week. Over the weekend she stopped by CBS This Morning to perform three songs: "Addictions," "Pillar of Truth," and "Yours & Mine."  More

Album of the Week: Lucy Dacus

Historian Out Now via Matador

Mar 02, 2018

Debate the credibility of the term "indie" all you want-but even in today's landscape of monolithic labels and bustling support crews, we still expect the independent artist to follow their own vision. To say, then, that rising star Lucy Dacus may have almost single-handedly penned a cinematic masterpiece in Historian shouldn't surprise you that much.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Okkervil River, Moaning, and More

Plus Anna von Hausswolff, Preoccupations, of Montreal, Iceage, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 16, 2018

This week Under the Radar favorite Courtney Barnett announced her new album and shared a new song and fellow favorites Beach House announced that a new album was coming and shared a new song.  More

Lucy Dacus Shares New Song “Next of Kin”

Historian Due Out March 2 via Matador

Feb 13, 2018

Lucy Dacus is releasing a new albumHistorianon March 2 via Matador. Previously she shared its first single and opening track, "Night Shift," as well as a self-directed video for "Addictions." Now she's shared a third song from the album, "Next of Kin."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mount Eerie, of Montreal, Gwenno, Yo La Tengo, Ought, and More

Plus The Decemberists, Young Fathers, The Sea and Cake, Mouse on Mars, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 19, 2018

2018 is coming on strong with lots of fantastic new tracks this week in our second Songs of the Week post of the year. Like last week, it was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10. Preoccupations, The Spook School, Hinds, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, St. Vincent remixed by Kelly Lee Owens, Eels, and Hinds all could have easily made the Top 10, but it was a competitive week. More

Jan 16, 2018

Lucy Dacus is releasing a new albumHistorianon March 2, 2018 via Matador. Previously she shared its first single and opening track, "Night Shift." Now she has shared a self-directed video for another song from the album, "Addictions." More

Lucy Dacus Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Night Shift”

Historian Due Out March 2, 2018 via Matador

Dec 12, 2017

Lucy Dacus has announced a new album, Historian, and shared its first single and opening track, "Night Shift." Historian is due out March 2, 2018 via Matador. Check out "Night Shift" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. She has also announced some tour dates, which are below too. More

Real Estate Share Interactive Paint By Numbers “Stained Glass” Video and Announce Tour Dates

In Mind Out Now via Domino, Lucy Dacus to Support Fall Tour Dates

May 22, 2017

Real Estate released a new albumIn Mind, earlier this year via Domino. Now they have shared a new video for "Stained Glass" and announced some more tour dates. More

Watch Jenny Lewis, Tegan and Sara, Moby, Colin Meloy, and More Perform in Bed for Bedstock

Charity Event Also Features Warpaint, Norah Jones, Lucy Dacus, and More

Nov 29, 2016

Today was Bedstock, an Internet charity music festival. It featured videos of various musicians performing songs in bed, including Jenny LewisTegan and SaraMobyWarpaintNorah JonesLucy DacusRadiation City, and others.  More


Interviews

Jun 07, 2018

With over 2,000 handwritten pages, Lucy Dacus is currently on Journal #11. Since her days as a fifth-grader, the Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter has spent countless hours diligently documenting the minutiae of her everyday life.  More

2016 Artist Survey: Lucy Dacus

Dacus on Trump, Scary Movies, First Kisses, Friends, Bowie and Prince, and Memorable Fan Encounters

Feb 17, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More


Reviews

Historian

Historian

Matador

Feb 28, 2018

Richmond, Virginia-based musician Lucy Dacus is painfully aware of the end. On "Pillar of Truth," an arresting and dirgeful augur to Dacus' late grandmother, she holistically reflects on accepting mortality with dignity.  More