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Better Oblivion Community Center Share Two New Tracks and Do a Tiny Desk Concert

“Little Trouble” and “Sleepwalkin’ (Daydreamin’ Version)” Originally Released on a Tour-Only 7-Inch

Apr 24, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) recently teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and in January they surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans. Now they have shared two new tracks, "Little Trouble" and "Sleepwalkin' (Daydreamin' Version)." They have also done a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music. More

Watch Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers Cover Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow”

At Better Oblivion Community Center’s Show Last Night in Brooklyn

Apr 02, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) recently teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and in January they surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans. Last night during their show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn they covered "Shallow," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's hit Oscar-winning song from their hit movie A Star Is Born. More

Mar 18, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) recently teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and in January they surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans. Last night the dynamic duo performed in Seattle and during their set they covered a song by hometown heroes Death Cab for Cutie. The song in question was "Title and Registration," from Death Cab's 2003 classic Transatlanticism. More

Mar 15, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) recently teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and in January they surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans. Last night the dynamic duo stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform the album's "Sleepwalkin'." More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Better Oblivion Community Center (Phoebe Bridgers + Conor Oberst) Share “Dylan Thomas” Video

Video Directed by Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner; Tour Dates Announced

Jan 29, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) have teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and last week they surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans. Now the duo has shared a video for "Dylan Thomas." Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner directed the clip, which features Bridgers and Oberst attend a weird cult-like party. The band have also announced their first tour dates. More

Jan 28, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) have teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and last week they surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans (it's out on CD/vinyl February 22). On Saturday they stopped by CBS This Morning to perform three songs from the album: "Dylan Thomas," "Didn't Know What I Was In For," and "My City." More

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

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst Surprise Release Album as Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center Out Now via Dead Oceans; Watch them Perform “Dylan Thomas” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Jan 24, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) have teamed up as the new band Better Oblivion Community Center and have surprise released their self-titled debut album via Dead Oceans (it's out on CD/vinyl February 22). Last night they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to announce the project and perform the album's "Dylan Thomas." More

Phoebe Bridgers Shares Video for “Killer”

Stranger in the Alps Out Now via Dead Oceans

Dec 13, 2018

Phoebe Bridgers released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, back in September 2017 via Dead Oceans and then released a deluxe digital version in October 2018, also via Dead Oceans. Now she has shared a video for the album's stunning "Killer" (an acoustic version of the song was the first thing Bridgers ever released). More

Phoebe Bridgers Covers The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” for Spotify

Phoebe Bridgers Covers The Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" for Spotify She Also Performed "Scott Street"

Dec 05, 2018

Phoebe Bridgers has done a session for Spotify where she has covered The Cure's classic "Friday I'm in Love," from their 1992 album Wish, turning it into a piano-backed ballad. She also performed her own song "Scott Street." Listen below, followed by the video for The Cure's original. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus James Yorkston, Telekinesis, Sneaks, TEEN, TOY, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 30, 2018

We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. Beyond the fact that we were taking a break from work, there simply weren't enough songs released last week to justify a Songs of the Week wrap up. More

Nov 29, 2018

Phoebe Bridgers has shared a cover of McCarthy Trenching's "Christmas Song." It features guest vocals from Jackson Browne and includes sleigh bells, so it's a full on Christmas song. More

Nov 16, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. Their self-titled debut EP came out recently via Matador.  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

Nov 06, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. Last night the trio and their backing band stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform "Me & My Dog," a song led by Bridgers. More

Oct 26, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. Their self-titled debut EP was due out November 9 via Matador and while the physical release is still scheduled for that day, they have released the EP digitally two weeks early. You can stream the whole thing here. More

Watch Phoebe Bridgers Make Her Late Night TV Debut Performing “Motion Sickness” on “Conan”

Stranger in the Alps Deluxe Edition Due Out October 2 via Dead Oceans

Sep 19, 2018

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, back in September 2017 via Dead Oceans. Now, a year later, she has stopped by Conan to make her late night TV debut and perform the album's "Motion Sickness." More

Phoebe Bridgers Shares Video for “Scott Street” and Announces Deluxe Edition of Debut Album

Stranger in the Alps Deluxe Edition Due Out October 2 via Dead Oceans

Sep 06, 2018

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers released her debut albumStranger in the Alps, back in September 2017 via Dead Oceans. Now, a year later, she has shared a new video for the album's "Scott Street."  More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn't enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13.  More

boygenius (Julien Baker + Lucy Dacus + Phoebe Bridgers) Announce EP, Share Three Songs

boygenius EP Due Out November 9 via Matador; Listen to “Bite the Hand,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Stay Down”

Aug 21, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. They have announced their self-titled debut EP, which is due out November 9 via Matador. But you don't have to wait until then to hear half the EP, as today they have shared three of its six tracks: "Bite the Hand" (led by Dacus), "Me & My Dog" (led by Bridgers), and "Stay Down" (led by Baker). More

May 18, 2018

Lord Huron have teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers for a new version of "The Night We Met," which originally appeared on Lord Huron's 2015 album Strange Trails (but didn't feature Bridgers). The new version appears on the soundtrack of season 2 of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. More

The National Announce Two-Day NYC Event Featuring Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, and More

There's No Leaving New York at Forest Hills Stadium September 29 and 30, Plus Band Have Launched Fan Club

Apr 09, 2018

The National have announced a two-day live event at Forest Hills Stadium on September 29 and 30 that will features performances from the band as well as from Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, Phoebe Bridges, Bully, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, and Adia Victoria.  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

Phoebe Bridgers Shares Video for “Would You Rather” Featuring Conor Oberst

Stranger in the Alps Out Now via Dead Oceans, Tour Dates Announced

Dec 11, 2017

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers released her debut albumStranger in the Alps, back in September via Dead Oceans. Now she has shared a video for "Would You Rather," a song that features Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes). Oberst appears in the video too. More

Nov 20, 2017

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, in September via Dead Oceans. Now she has shared a cover of the Christmas classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  More

Join Under the Radar on Patreon to Enter to Win a Vinyl Copy of Phoebe Bridgers’ New Album

Support Under the Radar on Patreon to Access Exclusive Content

Oct 27, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. Now Dead Oceans have also donated a vinyl copy of Phoebe Bridgers' excellent debut albumStranger in the Alps, to give away to one lucky Under the Radar Patreon supporter.  More

Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Oct 05, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: King Krule, Destroyer, The Horrors, Phoebe Bridgers, and More

Plus Björk, Grooms, Jessie Ware, Cut Copy, Yumi Zouma, Alex Lahey, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 15, 2017

Okay, okay. Since starting our Songs of the Week posts, we've slowly increased from having five songs, then six songs, then seven songs, then eight songs, and then for the last couple of weeks, nine songs. We think it's time to just settle on an even Top 10.  More

Phoebe Bridgers Shares a Lyric Video for the Beautiful and Sad New Song “Funeral”

Stranger in the Alps Due Out September 22 via Dead Oceans

Sep 12, 2017

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers drew some attention back in January for her single "Smoke Signals" and in 2015 also released a three-song single, Killer, produced by Ryan Adams. Now the 22-year-old is releasing her debut albumStranger in the Alps, on September 22 via Dead Oceans. More

Watch: Phoebe Bridgers - “Motion Sickness” Video

Stranger in the Alps Due Out September 22 via Dead Oceans

Aug 23, 2017

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers drew some attention back in January for her single "Smoke Signals" and in 2015 also released a three-song single, Killer, produced by Ryan Adams. Now the 22-year-old is releasing her debut albumStranger in the Alps, on September 22 via Dead Oceans.  More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, The War on Drugs, Wolf Parade, and More

Plus Jaws of Love., Phoebe Bridgers, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 21, 2017

This week we announced our new print issue, which features Grizzly Bear on the cover, so how could we not name them Song of the Week? But they legitimately deserve the honor, as each of the four singles from their forthcoming new album, Painted Ruins, have been stellar and "Neighbors" is no exception.  More

Phoebe Bridgers Announces Debut Album, Shares “Motion Sickness” Lyric Video

Stranger in the Alps Due Out September 22 via Dead Oceans

Jul 18, 2017

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers drew some attention back in January for her single "Smoke Signals" and in 2015 also released a three-song single, Killer, produced by Ryan Adams. Now the 22-year-old has announced her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, and shared a lyric video for its first single, "Motion Sickness."  More

News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, and More

Plus Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces

Jun 07, 2017

Here's a roundup of all the other news items we couldn't get to today and yesterday, including stories on Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces. More


Interviews

Jun 14, 2019

The term supergroup is primarily reserved for a band comprised of people well established at their craftsay, a quartet of recognizable rock stars. Although boygenius' members have each released at most two albums, the term is already being regularly applied to the trio of Julien BakerPhoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. More

Phoebe Bridgers

Forever in Song

Nov 30, 2017

Phoebe Bridgers always wanted to be a singer. The 22-year-old Pasadena, CA native recently released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, but it seems that she has spent her whole life preparing for this. She played her first open mic night at 13, opened for Peter Case (of The Nerves and The Plimsouls) when she was 14, and graduated from the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013.  More


Reviews

Stranger in the Alps

Stranger in the Alps

Dead Oceans

Sep 18, 2017

Phoebe Bridgers' debut album is best listened to on starry midnight walks, head reeling with thoughts of lovers old and new. More