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serpentwithfeet Shares New Song “Heart Storm” (Feat. NAO)

DEACON Due Out This Friday via Secretly Canadian

Mar 22, 2021

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) is releasing a new album, DEACON, on this Friday via Secretly Canadian. Now he has shared another song from it, “Heart Storm,” which features NAO. More

serpentwithfeet Shares Video for “Same Size Shoe”

DEACON Due Out March 26 on Secretly Canadian

Mar 02, 2021

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) has shared a video for “Same Size Shoe,” the latest single from his upcoming album DEACON, due out March 26 on Secretly Canadian. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Field Music, Lost Girls, serpentwithfeet, Iceage, and More

Plus Ian Daniel Kehoe, Adrian Younge, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 19, 2021

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2021. There was finally some good news this week. We landed on Mars! On Thursday NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the red planet, a tricky engineering feat, to answer David Bowie’s question: “Is there life on Mars?” More

serpentwithfeet Shares New Song “Same Size Shoe”

DEACON Due Out March 26 via Secretly Canadian

Feb 17, 2021

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) is releasing a new album, DEACON, on March 26 via Secretly Canadian. Now he has shared another song from it, “Same Size Shoe.” More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Squid, Baio, Bernice, serpentwithfeet, and More

Plus Madeline Kenney, Ohtis, Tune-Yards, Arlo Parks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 29, 2021

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2021. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inauguration, it was a week light on compelling new tracks. So this week we chronicle the best songs of the last two weeks, so it’s a Top 12 (and our Top 2 are both super long songs). More

Jan 25, 2021

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) has announced a new album, DEACON, and shared its first single, “Fellowship,” via a video for the track. More

serpentwithfeet Announces New EP, Shares New Song “A Comma”

Apparition Due Out in Late April via Secretly Canadian

Mar 31, 2020

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) has announced a new EP, Apparition, and shared its first single, “A Comma.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Thom Yorke, Lightning Dust, San Fermin, and More

Plus serpentwithfeet, Friendly Fires, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 28, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. The Top 2 are by the same artist, which rarely happens, if ever. This week was a challenge, as there were less immediately obvious tracks to make the Top 10, but then we dug deep and ended up with too many tracks (there are an additional 10 honorable mentions). So there are lots and lots of songs to listen to below. More

serpentwithfeet Shares New Song “Receipts” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

Single Out Now via Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle

Jun 26, 2019

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Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet has shared a brand new song, “Receipts,” that features Ty Dolla . More

Under the Radar’s Top 25 Debut Albums of 2018

A Soccer Mommy Sends Some Snail Mail to a Flasher, a Goat Girl, and a Serpent with Feet; What a Shame

Dec 21, 2018

Ahead of our forthcoming Top 100 Albums of 2018 list, we present our favorite debut albums of the year. To qualify, an album simply had to be the artist’s first full-length release under their current artist name. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, 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 Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

Album of the Week: Snail Mail

Lush Out Now via Matador

Jun 08, 2018

In Lindsey Jordan’s short time as Snail Mail, the 18-year-old has cultivated an assured but dedicated following. Harking back to her ‘90s indie rock predecessors such as Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, and even further back to the likes of The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, she offers guitar-centerd songs that don’t whine or moan or even look for a nostalgia in a past that she hasn’t even lived-as seems to be one of the millennial trends nowadays-but find beauty in the mundane and the small details, the likes of which has been done as successfully by only a handful of her contemporaries in recent years. More

serpentwithfeet Shares New Song “seedless”

soil Due Out June 8 via Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle

Jun 06, 2018

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet is releasing his debut album, soil, on Friday (June 8) via Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle. Now he has shared another song from it, “seedless,” via an official audio visual that features serpentwithfeet interacting with two dolls while duel spinning full moons are superimposed on them. More

Treasure Island Festival 2018 Lineup - Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, and More

October San Francisco Festival Also Features A$AP Rocky, Lord Huron, Jungle, Santigold, U.S. Girls, Moses Sumney, Soccer Mommy, and More

May 16, 2018

San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival took a year off in 2017 to find a new festival site. Now it’s back, this time at Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park as opposed to the titular Treasure Island. The two-day festival goes down October 13-14. More

serpentwithfeet Shares Video For New Song “cherubim”

soil Due Out June 8 via Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle

May 02, 2018

Experimental R&B/gospel vocalist serpentwithfeet is releasing his debut album, soil, on June 8 via Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle. Previously he shared a video for its first single, the emotive “bless ur heart,” which was one of our Songs of the Week. Now he has shared a video for another new song, “cherubim.” More

FYF Fest 2018 Lineup: My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Florence and the Machine, and More

Janet Jackson, The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucy Dacus, Mount Kimbie, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Others Set for 15th Anniversary

Mar 30, 2018

FYF Fest has announced its 2018 lineup. The event is due to take place July 21 and 22 at Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. The headliners are Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parquet Courts, Neko Case, Beach House, and More

Plus The Beat Escape, The Decemberists, Simian Mobile Disco, JB Dunckel, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 09, 2018

After a couple of strong weeks for Songs of the Week, it was more much more of a challenge this week to come up with 10 songs we were truly excited about. But we’re really fully passionate about this week’s Top 5 and stand behind the rest of the Top 10. More



Interviews

Nov 26, 2018

In a small cafe in roughly the center of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, serpentwithfeet’s fragrance arrives just a moment before he does. In the milliseconds before he appears sporting a beige bucket hat, off-gold tanktop, and baggy, mustard-yellow gym shorts with the acronym “GOAT” running down the left leg, an infusion of comforting, disarming aromas fills the room. More


Reviews

Mar 25, 2021

On Josiah Wise’s second full length release as serpentwithfeet, conflicts are set aside in a simple celebration of Black queer relationships. More

Jun 11, 2018

Serpentwithfeet is Josiah Wise and Josiah Wise is hard to place. He comes with a classically trained voice, a childhood spent singing in churches, and a fascination with the occult. He’s also a queer black man singing about his experiences with an astonishing voice and a dark, operatic sound coiling around soil. More

May 11, 2018

“People try to tell you that the Internet is bad,” Josiah Wise, the tattooed, septum-pierced man behind serpentwithfeet, tells his audience. “But they’re wrong.” More