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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

Ought Share New Song Featuring a 70-Piece Choir - “Desire

Room Inside the World Due Out February 16 via Merge

Feb 06, 2018

Montréal post-rockers Ought are releasing a new albumRoom Inside the World, on February 16 via Merge (their first for the label, previously they were on Constellation). Previously they shared videos for its first two singles, "These 3 Things" and "Disgraced in America." Now they have shared a third single from the album, "Desire."  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

Ought Share Video for New Song “Disgraced in America”

Room Inside the World Due Out February 16 via Merge

Jan 17, 2018

Montréal post-rockers Ought are releasing a new albumRoom Inside the World, on February 16 via Merge (their first for the label, previously they were on Constellation). Previously they shared a video for its first single, "These 3 Things." Now they have shared the album's second single, "Disgraced in America," via a video. More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces 570 More Artists

Low, Ought, Gaz Coombes, Girl Ray, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Hinds, and More Added to the List

Jan 10, 2018

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, previously announced the first round of 2018 musical performers, as well as the second round. Now they have announced the third round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018 and it's a long list featuring 570 artists! More

Ought Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “These 3 Things”

Room Inside the World Due Out February 16, 2018 via Merge

Nov 01, 2017

Montréal post-rockers Ought have announced a new album, Room Inside the World, and shared a video for its first single, "These 3 Things." More

Ought Share New Song, “Men For Miles,” Announce Tour Dates

Sun Coming Down Due Out September 18 via Constellation

Jul 29, 2015

Montréal post-rockers Ought are set to release their second album, Sun Coming Down, September 18 via Constellation. The band has already shared the album's first single, the near-eight-minute-long "Beautiful Blue Sky." Now they have shared another song from it, "Men For Miles." They have also announced a bunch of tour dates. More

Ought Announce New Album, Share New Song, “Beautiful Blue Sky”

Sun Coming Down Due Out September 18 via Constellation

Jul 07, 2015

Montréal post-rockers Ought are set to release their second album, Sun Coming Down, September 18 via Constellation. The band has shared the album's first single, the near-eight-minute-long "Beautiful Blue Sky," which you can stream below. More

Premiere: Ought Mixtape (Beaches Brew Edition)

Festival Happens June 1-5 in Marina Di Ravenna, Italy

May 22, 2015

On June 1-5, Marina Di Ravenna, Italy will host the fourth edition of Beaches Brew—a free festival featuring the Thee Oh Sees, Viet Cong, Shabazz Palaces, and more. To help get us in an Italian fun and sun frame of mind, we’ve asked several artists playing the fest to make us mixtapes. The next one in our series comes from Ought. More

Premiere: Ought Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

Nov 20-23 in Utrecht, Netherlands

Nov 07, 2014

We’re a little less than two weeks away from our trek to Utrecht, Netherlands to check out Le Guess Who? festival. To help us create a soundtrack to pack to, we asked a few of the artists performing at the fest to create mixtapes featuring some of their favorite bands. The first one in our series comes from Ought. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Wye Oak, Titus Andronicus, Slow Club, and More

Plus Tracks from Wunder Wunder, Ashrae Fax, Coldplay Remixed by AlunaGeorge, The Rosebuds, Anand Wilder of Yeasayer, Hooray for Earth, Kan Wakan, and Others

Jul 03, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). Because it's a short work week and a holiday weekend, less new tracks of note debuted this week. So this mix features some of the last week's best new tracks, but also features other tracks from recent months that we liked. Included are songs by Wye Oak, Wunder Wunder, Ashrae Fax, Titus Andronicus, The Rosebuds, Ice Cream Cathedral, Ought, Childhood, Slow Club, Boxed In, Coldplay remixed by AlunaGeorge, Anand Wilder (of Yeasyer), and more. More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: Ought

Matt May on Mark Kozelek, "Weird Al," 2014's Best Albums, and the Piano Teacher Who Most Impacted Him

Feb 05, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Ought

Day In, Day Out

Jul 02, 2014

"Today!/Together!" Tim Beeler repeatedly yowls on the title track of More Than Any Other Day, the full-length debut from Montréal indie upstarts Ought. More a battlefield rallying cry than a utopic declaration, the couplet rides an exhilarating emotional crest that suddenly dives earthward when the song's momentum halts and singer/guitarist Beeler bows out with a shrugging "We're all the fucking same."


Reviews

Room Inside the World

Room Inside the World

Merge

Feb 14, 2018

The post-punk label has been following Ought since their first release and while Tim Darcy and his fellow Montréal transplants claim there was never a mindful adoption of that style, the description of their sound is hard to deny. More

Once More with Feeling… EP

Once More with Feeling… EP

Constellation

Jan 13, 2015

Ought's new EP is appropriately titled, given it begins with perhaps their most emotional song yet. More