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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

7 Best Songs of the Week: MGMT, U.S. Girls, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and More

Plus Marlon Williams, Ought, Titus Andronicus, El Perro Del Mar, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 09, 2018

It was a lighter week for exciting new tracks this week. So for this week's Songs of the Week we only have a Top 7. Our #1 is jokingly presented as a cover (or a rip off of another artist's song), but it's not. There are quite a few actual covers in the honorable mentions however. More

Marlon Williams Shares Video for New Song “Come to Me”

Make Way For Love Due Out February 16 via Dead Oceans

Feb 05, 2018

New Zealand singer/songwriter/guitarist Marlon Williams is releasing his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, on February 16 via Dead Oceans. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore," which is a duet with Aldous Harding, as well as a video for another song from the album, "What's Chasing You."  More

Marlon Williams Shares Video for New Song “What’s Chasing You”

Make Way For Love Due Out February 16 via Dead Oceans

Jan 12, 2018

New Zealand singer/songwriter/guitarist Marlon Williams is releasing his sophomore albumMake Way For Love, on February 16 via Dead Oceans. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore," which is a duet with Aldous HardingMore

Shaky Knees Festival Lineup - The National, Jack White, The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand, Alvvays, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The lineup for the 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival has been announced. The festival goes down in Atlanta, GA's Central Park May 4-6. The headliners are The National, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age.  More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Marlon Williams, Chromeo, Morrissey, Superchunk, and More

Plus Elbow, Widowspeak, Mavis Staples, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 10, 2017

We haven't done a Songs of the Week post for a few weeks, due to various factors, but now we're back. This week we've got the first singles from the upcoming new albums by Marlon WilliamsChromeo, and Superchunk, as well as two covers (Widowspeak covering Neil Young and Elbow taking on The Beatles). More

Marlon Williams Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Duet with Aldous Harding

Make Way For Love Due Out February 16, 2018 via Dead Oceans; Watch the "Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore" Video

Nov 08, 2017

New Zealand singer/songwriter/guitarist Marlon Williams released his self-titled debut album in America on Dead Oceans in early 2016 and he shared a video for a brand new standalone single, "Vampire Again," back in August. Now he has announced his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, and shared a video for its first single, "Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore," which is a duet with Aldous Harding. More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces First Round of Artists

Shamir, The Weather Station, Marlon Williams, The Wedding Present, Snail Mail, and More on List

Oct 11, 2017

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the first round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018.  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: The Horrors, Destroyer, The National, Moses Sumney, and More

Plus Cut Copy, Marlon Williams, EMA, Liam Gallagher, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 11, 2017

This week we're either on the brink of war with North Korea or not really that close, depending on which cable TV talking head you listen to and how much you trust President Trump to keep his cool (oh, oh, we're in trouble then). So while we are still clear of the nuclear blast zone (for now), let's soak up the past week's best new tunes. More

Aug 09, 2017

New Zealand singer/songwriter/guitarist Marlon Williams released his self-titled debut album in America on Dead Oceans in early 2016. Now he is back with a brand new single, "Vampire Again," shared via an amusing video in which he dresses like a vampire and leaps out at strangers.  More

Jun 15, 2016

New Zealand singer/songwriter/guitarist Marlon Williams released his self-titled debut album in America on Dead Oceans back in February. With his old school Americana vibe and powerful voice, he was one of the highlights of SXSW 2016. More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More


Interviews

Marlon Williams

Tall Dreams

Jun 14, 2016

Marlon Williams has a towering presence wherever he goes, in more than one way. The 24-year-old New Zealand-born singer/songwriter is a lofty six foot three inches, although he thinks his skinniness makes him appear even taller. More


Reviews

Make Way for Love

Make Way for Love

Dead Oceans

Feb 21, 2018

Marlon Williams' self-titled debut album was, out the gate, a fast-paced, foot-stomping, folk/country rush of blood that knocked you off your feet. Now, coming nearly two years to the day after its predecessor, Make Way for Love launches the young New Zealander in a completely different direction. More

Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams

Dead Oceans

Feb 15, 2016

Marlon Williams' self-titled album is an impressive debut by the New Zealand native. The lead-in track, "Hello Miss Lonesome" rockets from zero to 60 instantaneously, bursting forth from the speakers with a rollicking bluegrass frenzy that conjures The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons' first two albums.  More