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12 Best Songs of the Week: Yak, Vampire Weekend, HÆLOS, Jenny Lewis, and More

Plus Rose Elinor Dougall, Foals, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 25, 2019

This was a helluva week for new music. Monday was fairly quiet due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Foals officially announced two albums and shared a cinematic video for a new song. More

Mercury Rev Share Two New Bobbie Gentry Covers Feat. Lucinda Williams and Susanne Sundfør

The Delta Sweete Revisited Due Out February 8 via Partisan/Bella Union; Listen to Covers of "Ode to Billie Joe" and "Tobacco Road"

Jan 23, 2019

Mercury Rev are releasing a new album, The Delta Sweete Revisited, on February 8 via Partisan and Bella Union. On the album they cover Bobbie Gentry's 1968 "country-rock opera" The Delta Sweete in its entirety, each with a different guest singer. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Fat White Family, Lizzo, Sharon Van Etten, Cherry Glazerr, and More

Plus SOAK, SASAMI, POND, Beirut, Priests, Steve Gunn, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 11, 2019

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2019. We took an extended break in December, as there aren't too many notable new songs released at the end of the year (beyond endless Christmas covers), but the past week has been filled with exciting new album announcements, most accompanied by new singles worthy of consideration for this list. More

Mercury Rev Share a Cover of Bobbie Gentry’s “Okolona River Bottom Band” Featuring Norah Jones

The Delta Sweete Revisited Due Out February 8 via Partisan/Bella Union; Also Features Margo Price, Hope Sandoval, Phoebe Bridgers, Rachel Goswell,

Jan 09, 2019

Mercury Rev are releasing a new album, The Delta Sweete Revisited, on February 8 via Partisan and Bella Union. On the album they cover Bobbie Gentry's 1968 "country-rock opera" The Delta Sweete in its entirety, each with a different guest singer. More

Mercury Rev Share a Cover of Bobbie Gentry’s “Big Boss Man” Featuring Hope Sandoval

The Delta Sweete Revisited Due Out February 8, 2019 via Partisan/Bella Union; Also Features Margo Price, Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, Rachel Goswell, and Læt

Dec 11, 2018

Mercury Rev are releasing a new album, The Delta Sweete Revisited, on February 8, 2019 via Partisan and Bella Union. On the album they cover Bobbie Gentry's 1968 "country-rock opera" The Delta Sweete in its entirety, each with a different guest singer. Now they have shared a cover of the album's "Big Boss Man" featuring guest vocals from Hope Sandoval of Mazzy StarMore

7 Best Songs of the Week: Karen O and Danger Mouse, Mercury Rev and Margo Price, and More

Plus Ryley Walker; The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; The Twilight Sad; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 16, 2018

This the closest we've come in awhile to skipping Songs of the Week due to a lack of truly worthy songs. But we were able to at least come up with a Top 7 (as opposed to our usual Top 10), even if it includes two covers and two album tracks. One thing that saved it was our #1 song, which was released this morning. More

Mercury Rev Announce Bobbie Gentry Covers Album, Shares “Sermon” Cover Featuring Margo Price

The Delta Sweete Revisited Due Out February 8, 2019 via Partisan/Bella Union; Also Features Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, Rachel Goswell, and More

Nov 14, 2018

Mercury Rev have announced a new album, The Delta Sweete Revisited, where they cover Bobbie Gentry's 1968 "country-rock opera" The Delta Sweete in its entirety, each with a different guest singer, and have shared its first single, a cover of "Sermon" featuring Margo PriceMore

Desert Daze Announces My Bloody Valentine, Julia Holter, GUM, and Other Lineup Additions

They Join Previously Announced Lineup Including Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, Mercury Rev Performing Deserter's Songs, and More

Jul 24, 2018

California's Desert Daze festival has been announcing its lineup in stages. Now they have announced the third round of artists, including second headliner My Bloody Valentine, as well as Julia Holter, Shellac, Escape-ism, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers.  More

Mercury Rev Announce “Deserter’s Songs” 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

October Dates Follow Desert Daze Festival Appearance

Apr 02, 2018

This year Mercury Rev are celebrating the 20th anniversary of arguably their most acclaimed and beloved album, 1998's Deserter's Songs. The album topped (or charted high) on many best albums of 1998 lists and immediately went on to influence other acclaimed albums, such as The Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin in 1999 and The Delgados' The Great Eastern in 2000 (both also produced by Mercury Rev's Dave Fridmann).  More

Jun 16, 2016

Wildflower, the long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, the acclaimed 2001 debut album by Australia's The Avalanches, is finally due out July 8 via Astralwerks/Modular/EMI/XL. Previously we were treated to the video for "Frank Sinatra," a song featuring Danny Brown.  More

The Avalanches Announce 15 Years in the Making New Album, Share “Frank Sinatra” Video

Wildflower Due Out July 8, Features Father John Misty, Toro Y Moi, Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue, Danny Brown, and More

Jun 02, 2016

The long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, the acclaimed 2001 debut album by Australia's The Avalanches, has finally been announced after years of rumors. Wildflower is due out July 8 via Astralwerks/Modular/EMI/XL and features Father John Misty, Toro Y Moi, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Camp Lo, Biz Markie, Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue, and Warren Ellis of the Bad Seeds/Dirty Three.  More

Watch: Mercury Rev - “Coming Up for Air” Video

The Light In You Out Now via Bella Union

Jan 20, 2016

Mercury Rev released their latest album, The Light In You, back in September via Bella Union. Now the band has shared a video for "Coming Up for Air," which at first focuses on a couple's frayed relationship, but then gets a little stranger. Watch it below. More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces Second Round of Artists

Mercury Rev, Gwenno, Petite Noir, Cullen Omori, Autre Ne Veut, Chad Valley, Girls Names, PINS, and More on List

Nov 17, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the second round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is a little short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More

Watch: Mercury Rev - “Are You Ready?” Video

The Light In You Due Out September 18 via Bella Union

Sep 01, 2015

As we previously reportedMercury Rev are releasing their new album, The Light In You, on September 18 via Bella Union. We've already heard its first single and album opener, "The Queen of Swans," which was followed by "Are You Ready?" Now the latter has a video. More

Listen: Mercury Rev - “Are You Ready?”

The Light In You Due Out September 18 via Bella Union

Aug 04, 2015

As we previously reportedMercury Rev are back with a new album, The Light In You. Back when the album was announced the band shared its first single and album opener, "The Queen of Swans." More

Mercury Rev Announce New U.S. Tour Dates

The Light In You Due Out September 18 via Bella Union

Jul 21, 2015

As we previously reportedMercury Rev are back with a new album, The Light In You. Now the band have announced some East Coast tour dates in support of it. Tickets go on sale this Friday. More

Mercury Rev Announce New Album, Share New Song “The Queen of Swans”

The Light In You Due Out September 18 via Bella Union

Jun 18, 2015

Mercury Rev are back with a new album and have shared a song from it. The Light In You is due out September 18 via their new label, Bella Union. You can stream the first single and album opener, "The Queen of Swans," below. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More



Reviews

The Light in You

The Light in You

Bella Union

Sep 18, 2015

We've been here before, countless times. A band whose heyday was a generation ago returns, sounding just as they did 15-20 years ago and dropping an evocation of just how wonderful that music we always loved was. This though, proves a double-edged sword as we realize that their music proved too influential and that every B-list indie band today has caught them up and made a career out of sounding like them. And we lament. More