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Madeline Kenney Shares a Haunted Video for New Song “Overhead”

Perfect Shapes Due Out October 5 via Carpark

Aug 15, 2018

Madeline Kenney is releasing her sophomore albumPerfect Shapes, on October 5 via Carpark. Previously she shared a video for its first single, "Cut Me Off" (which was our #1 Song of the Week). Now she has shared another new song from the album, "Overhead," via a self-directed 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

Jul 11, 2018

Madeline Kenney has announced her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes, and shared a video for its first single, "Cut Me Off." Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes produced the album, which is due out October 5 via Carpark. 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

9 Best Songs of the Week: Jack White, Madeline Kenney, Field Music, Jay Som, and More

Plus Lord Huron, Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee, Franz Ferdinand, Loma, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 26, 2018

After two weeks of a plethora of tracks vying to be one of our Songs of the Week, this week the pickings were slimmer. Thus this week we have only nine best songs, instead of 10. There were also a lot of covers this week. More

Jan 25, 2018

Madeline Kenney released her debut albumNight Night at the First Landing, back in September via Company. Now she has shared a brand new song, "Still Learning." It features Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards) and is out now via Carpark. More

Under the Radar’s Top 15 Debut Albums of 2017

Our Favorite First Full-Lengths From the Last Year

Dec 31, 2017

The majority of 2017's best debut albums came from female artists or bands fronted by women, from London-based all-female indie-pop teenaged trio Girl Ray and Syria-born singer/songwriter Bedouine (aka Azniv Korkejian) to Australian indie rocker Alex Lahey and New Zealand bedroom pop artist Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray). Midnight Sister, Priests, and Charly Bliss are all female-fronted bands as well, on top of other women solo artists on our Top 15 Debut Albums of 2017 listMore

Madeline Kenney Shares Self-Directed Video for “Witching Hour”

Night Night at the First Landing Out Now via Company

Dec 13, 2017

Madeline Kenney released her debut albumNight Night at the First Landing, back in September via Company. Now she has shared a video for "Witching Hour." Kenney self-directed the video, which is a split-screen affair showing Kenney sing the song on one side of the screen, while shots of friends, skateboarding, and a city appear on the other side of the screen.  More

Listen: Madeline Kenney – “Medusa’s Outhouse” (Cass McCombs Cover)

Night Night at the First Landing Out Now via Company

Nov 21, 2017

Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, back in September via Company. Now she has shared a new cover of Cass McCombs' "Medusa's Outhouse," which is not found on her debut album. More

Watch: Toro Y Moi - “No Show” Video

Boo Boo Out Now via Carpark

Nov 16, 2017

Toro Y Moi released a new albumBoo Boo, way back in July via Carpark. Previously he shared a retro '80s-esque video for its first single, "Girl Like You," as well as a video for "You and I."  Now many months later he has shared a video for the album's "No Show." More

Sep 18, 2017

Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, at the beginning of the month via Company. Previously "Rita" was one of our Songs of the Week, and we also shared another song from the album, "Big One" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Alvvays, Ariel Pink, Yumi Zouma, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 18, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia is only just over an hour a way from Under the Radar's headquarters. It's the best local city to see shows in and it's a great little progressive college town that we visit often. So we watched in horror, disbelief, and disgust last weekend as the violent and tragic events in Charlottesville surrounding the white supremacist rally dominated the news. More

Madeline Kenney Shares “Big One” and Announces Tour Dates

Night Night at the First Landing Due Out September 1 via Company

Aug 15, 2017

Madeline Kenney's upcoming debut albumNight Night at the First Landing, was produced by Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear (formerly known as Chaz Bundick), but there's nothing chillwave or dance-y about it.  More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Algiers, Radiohead, HAIM, and More

Plus UNKLE, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 23, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week. More


Interviews

2017 Artist Survey: Madeline Kenney

Kenney on Trump's First Year in Office, Her Best and Worst Dates, the Fyre Fest, and Weird British TV

Jan 11, 2018

For Under the Radar's 15th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2017 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Madeline Kenney

Renaissance Woman

Nov 15, 2017

"We're all just an amalgamation of salt ions and that's pretty cool," Madeline Kenney says over the phone from her Oakland, California home. It's not a line you'd necessarily expect to hear from a musician, but Kenney is hardly your average singer/songwriter. More