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Album of the Week: Charly Bliss

HÆLOS and Clinic Are Runner-ups (Plus Stream New Albums from Mac DeMarco, Maps, The Get Up Kids, and More)

May 10, 2019

Charly Bliss released a new album, Young Enough, today via Barsuk and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below, as well as on two runner-ups that were almost our Album of the Week. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today. More

Premiere: Maps Shares Thematic Variation of “Both Sides”

Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. Due Out May 10 via Mute

Mar 27, 2019

Northampton, England based songwriter and producer Maps has shared a new track that is a thematic variation of "Both Sides," off of his forthcoming album Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. (due out May 10 via Mute), and we are pleased to premiere it. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and More

Plus Foals, Wand, Tindersticks, Diane Coffee, Kevin Morby, C Duncan, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 01, 2019

The big news in Under the Radar land this week was that we announced our new print issue today. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Weyes Blood, Tamaryn, Wye Oak, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Jessie Ware, Drugdealer, Jenny Lewis, SASAMI, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 15, 2019

It was pretty rough week to be a Ryan Adams fan. We won't regurgitate the details, but if you haven't already done so then you should read The New York Times article detailing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him by Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, and several other women.  More

Maps Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Just Reflecting”

Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. Due Out May 10 via Mute

Feb 14, 2019

Mercury Prize-nominated British composer/producer Maps (aka James Kenneth Chapman) has announced a new album, Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss., his fourth, and shared a video for its first single, "Just Reflecting."  More

Sep 03, 2014

We’ve already heard “Dangerous Days,” the lead single from Zola Jesus’s upcoming Taiga album, as well as a Maps remix of the song. The synth-pop sorceress has now given us an extended remix of the track from DFA producer The Juan MacLean. More

Jun 07, 2013

Soundscape electronic artist Maps (a.k.a. James Chapman) will release his third album Vicissitude on July 8 via Mute. More


Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: James Chapman and Polly Scattergood of onDeadWaves

Chapman and Scattergood on Trump, Scary Movies, Friends, and the Zombie Apocalypse

Feb 20, 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