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11 Best Songs of the Week: DIIV, Field Music, Wilco, Soccer Mommy, and More

Plus Brittany Howard, Julien Chang, Georgia, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 20, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We've got a Top 11 this week, we couldn't quite narrow it down to a Top 10. And #1 could've very easily been any of the Top 3. More

Soccer Mommy Shares New Song “lucy”

On Tour with Vampire Weekend and Wilco Soon

Sep 19, 2019

Soccer Mommy (the project of Nashville native Sophie Allison) has shared a brand new song "lucy." More

Mar 20, 2019

The last time there was a Woodstock festival was in 1999, to commemorate the original festival's 30th anniversary, and it didn't go so well, with reports of gang rapes, property destruction, violence, and fires, not to mention a fairly terrible lineup featuring Korn, Limp Bizkit, Bush, Kid Rock, Creed, and others. The organizers of Woodstock 50 are no doubt hoping for a more peaceful and loving event this time and the freshly announced lineup is noticeably less heavy, not a nu-metal band in sight.  More

Soccer Mommy Shares Demo Version of “Blossom” and B-Side “Be Seeing You”

Digital Single Out Now via Fat Possum; Touring Next Month

Jan 31, 2019

Soccer Mommy (the project of Nashville native Sophie Allison) released her debut full-length album, Clean, back in March 2018 via Fat Possum. It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2018More

Governors Ball Announces 2019 Lineup Featuring Florence + the Machine, The Strokes, and More

Plus Mitski, Blood Orange, U.S. Girls, Charli XCX, Soccer Mommy, and Others

Jan 07, 2019

Governors Ball has announced the lineup for their 2019 festival, which goes down in New York City's Randall's Island Park the weekend of May 31 to June 2. The line-up includes Florence + the Machine; The Strokes; Tyler, The Creator; Mitski; and more. 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

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Sep 14, 2018

Los Angeles' HEALTH have shared a new song, "MASS GRAVE," that features the guest vocals of Soccer Mommy (aka Nashville's Sophie Allison) and was produced by Corrin Roddick (aka one half of Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring). More

Soccer Mommy Announces 7-Inch, Shares Cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”

“Henry” and “I’m On Fire” 7-Inch Due Out October 5 via Fat Possum

Aug 22, 2018

Soccer Mommy (the project of Nashville native Sophie Allison) released her debut full-length album, Clean, back in March via Fat Possum. Now she has announced a new 7-inch and shared its B-side, a cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic "I'm On Fire" (from 1985's Born in the U.S.A. album). More

Kacey Musgraves Announces 2019 Tour Dates with Support from Natalie Prass and Soccer Mommy

Watch Soccer Mommy's Recent "Scorpio Rising" Video and Musgraves' Recent "High Horse" Video

Jul 16, 2018

Like to plan ahead? Kacey Musgraves has announced some 2019 concerts and they feature support from two Under the Radar favorites: Natalie Prass and Soccer Mommy. Check out all the dates for all three artists below.  More

Jul 09, 2018

Soccer Mommy (the project of Nashville native Sophie Allison) released her debut full-length album, Clean, back in March via Fat Possum. Now she has shared a video for "Scorpio Rising." 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

Join Under the Radar on Patreon to Enter to Win a Vinyl Copy of Soccer Mommy’s New Album

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Apr 13, 2018

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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

Mar 27, 2018

Soccer Mommy is the project of 20-year-old Nashville native Sophie Allison. She got some buzz last year with some singles and bedroom recordings (which were compiled on Collection) and on earlier this month she released her debut full-length album, Clean, via Fat Possum. Previously "Cool" was one of our Songs of the Week and now the song has a video. Ambar Navarro directed the video, with animation by Grace Miceli (aka Art Baby Girl). In it the band go back to school, among other things. More

Album of the Week: Lucy Dacus

Historian Out Now via Matador

Mar 02, 2018

Debate the credibility of the term "indie" all you want-but even in today's landscape of monolithic labels and bustling support crews, we still expect the independent artist to follow their own vision. To say, then, that rising star Lucy Dacus may have almost single-handedly penned a cinematic masterpiece in Historian shouldn't surprise you that much.  More

Listen: Soccer Mommy - “Still Clean”

Clean Due Out March 2 via Fat Possum

Feb 12, 2018

Soccer Mommy is the project of 20-year-old Nashville native Sophie Allison. She got some buzz last year with some singles and bedroom recordings (which were compiled on Collection) and on March 2 she is releasing her debut full-length album, Clean, via Fat Possum. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: CHVRCHES, Wye Oak, Julia Holter, Hookworms, and More

Plus Middle Kids, GUM, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Soccer Mommy, Laura Veirs, Jay Som, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 02, 2018

Wow, what a week for fantastic new tracks. Last week when we were putting together the Songs of the Week the pickings were slimmer and the best we could come up with was nine songs, rather than a full 10. More


Interviews

Jun 26, 2018

On the final track of Clean, the debut full-length album from Nashville's Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison), the ground opens up. Under the weight of the uncertainty and pain that Allison describes on the proceeding tracks, she imagines the ground buckling: "I dreamt the sidewalk broke in two.  More


Reviews

OFF Festival 2019 in Katowice, Poland, August 2, 2019

Aug 16, 2019

Having never been to Poland before, I am unsure what to expect from OFF Festival and as I approach the ominous looking makeshift entry gates built out of three shipping containers, a light plane immediately hurtles within spitting distance overhead to haphazardly land in the adjacent field.  More

Clean

Clean

Fat Possum

Mar 02, 2018

Nashville indie rocker Soccer Mommy's story might sound familiar: Just as now-prominent artists such as (Sandy) Alex G, Car Seat Headrest, and Frankie Cosmos grew their intense Bandcamp followings into deals with leading indie labels, so too did she.  More