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10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, The Homesick, Best Coast, and More

Plus Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Graham Coxon, Jehnny Beth, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 08, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. The last three weeks we could only come up with a Top 8, instead of our customary Top 10, but this week's choices were surprisingly much stronger once we did some deeper digging. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: HAIM, Deerhunter, Dan Deacon, and More

Plus Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox, Tindersticks, TORRES, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 01, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another light week, in terms of compelling new songs this week. Hence, just like last week's list and the week before, we only have a Top 8 again, instead of a Top 10.  More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Coldplay, Destroyer, Anna Meredith, Wire, and More

Plus Leonard Cohen, Sorry, Little Dragon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 25, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another light week, in terms of compelling new songs this week. Hence, just like last week's list, we only have a Top 8 again. The top two were pretty much a tie. We're as surprised as you about our #1. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Jack Peñate, Foals, Vagabon, Wolf Parade, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Little Scream, Matt Berninger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 18, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a pretty light week, in terms of new songs this week. Hence we only have a Top 8. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Nick Cave, Anna Meredith, Kim Gordon, FKA twigs, and More

Plus Corridor, Michael Stipe, Caribou, Girl Ray, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 11, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the WeekLast week we covered two week's worth of songs, but this week we're back to our regular coverage. Although there are a heck of a lot of honorable mentions this week. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Angel Olsen, Elbow, Dry Cleaning, and More

Plus Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox, Chromatics, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 04, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We had to skip it last week because we were too busy announcing our new print issue, the My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the covers (buy it here), and also we weren't overly inspired by last week's selection of new tracks. So this week we cover the best songs of the last two weeks. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Hayden Thorpe, Dry Cleaning, R.E.M., and More

Plus Water From Your Eyes, Holy Fuck, Moon Duo, Tindersticks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 13, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We knew this week's #1 song would be our #1 the moment we heard it. It might be the #1 Song of the Year even, we'll see. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Swans, Grimes, Death Cab for Cutie, Chelsea Wolfe, and More

Plus Bat For Lashes, Belle and Sebastian, Metronomy, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 06, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It should've been a quiet week due to Monday's Labor Day holiday here in America. And it was quiet at first, but then in the latter half of the week there was a rally of worthy new tracks. We settled on 11 tracks this week (we did only nine last week). More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Squid, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Guerilla Toss, SASAMI, and More

Plus Vagabon, Cigarettes After Sex, Iggy Pop, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 30, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Usually we have a Top 10, but last week it was a Top 13 and the week before it was a Top 12. This week, however, the pickings were slimmer and the best we could muster was a Top 9. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Jay Som, Luke Temple, DIIV, Lightning Dust, and More

Plus Lana Del Rey, Elbow, Thom Yorke, First Aid Kit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 23, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another incredibly strong week for new songs. Last week we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10, and here we are again, except this time with a Top 13. Like last week, there are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Big Thief, Jenny Hval, Julien Chang, Shura, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Ride, Chelsea Wolfe, Death Cab for Cutie, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 16, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a super strong week for new songs. There was lots of debate about how many tracks we should include this week and what would make the list. Hence we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10. There are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Temples, Battles, Dry Cleaning, Marika Hackman, and More

Plus Joyero, Bat For Lashes, Jay Som, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 09, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. With last week's list we had a clear #1 and #2 in Angel Olsen and HAIM. This week it was a bit more of a challenge to decide the final order. But we still managed a solid Top 10. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, HAIM, Elbow, Sleater-Kinney, and More

Plus Blanck Mass, Cross Record, Girl Ray, Bodywash, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 02, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. As soon as this week's #1 song was shared on Tuesday morning we knew it would be the song to beat this week and it easily held off all challengers. Although, there were strong showings at #2 and #3 too. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Marika Hackman, Caroline Polakchek, and More

Plus Metronomy, DIIV, Chance The Rapper + Ben Gibbard, Tegan and Sara, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another strong week for new tracks. There are some repeat offenders (artists who have had previous Songs of the Week in recent months), some newbies, and a surprising collaboration. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Whitney, Charli XCX, Twin Peaks, Little Scream, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Luke Temple, Wilco, Squid, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of solid tracks to choose from this week, making it extra hard to narrow the list down. Hence there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions. But we had some self-control and kept the main list to a Top 10. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Anna Meredith, Lower Dens, Electric Youth, and More

Plus Jay Som, Jenny Hval, Ride, Penelope Isles, Gruff Rhys, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 12, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week because of the July 4th holiday; there really weren't too many new songs last week. So this week's edition covers songs from both this week and last week, hence we have 12 choices. 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

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Mark Ronson and Angel Olsen, Absolutely Free, and More

Plus Devendra Banhart, Metronomy, Luke Temple, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 21, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It's a supersized edition, with a Top 12 instead of a Top 10. A ton of new albums were announced in the last week and then there were some albums and EPs released today featuring non-single tracks we've been dying to share in Songs of the Week. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Marika Hackman, Shura, Sleater-Kinney, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus Bruce Springsteen, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Purple Mountains, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We couldn't quite limit it to a Top 10 this week, there were enough strong new tracks to stretch it to a Top 11. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant a lot of strong new singles to choose from. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jay Som, The Divine Comedy, Whitney, Temples, and More

Plus Blanck Mass, Bon Iver, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 07, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant some strong opening singles to choose from, as well as a few album tracks. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan Stevens, Lower Dens, and More

Plus Electric Youth, Hot Chip, Penelope Isles, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 31, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. After two weeks where we couldn't even muster a Top 10, this week was an embarrassment of aural riches. We almost went for a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, but restrained ourselves. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Yumi Zouma, Hayden Thorpe, Cate Le Bon, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Cherry Glazerr, Bill Callahan, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 24, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Last week we only had a Top 7 instead of our usual Top 10 and this week it's only a little better with a Top 8. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Jarvis Cocker, Hatchie, The National, Younghusband, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Alex Lahey, The Raconteurs, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 17, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We weren't blown away by too many new tracks this week, beyond the Top 4 on the list below, hence a slightly shorter list this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Pixx, Kelly Lee Owens, Summer Camp, Alex Lahey, and More

Plus Flying Lotus, Africa Express, Alex Cameron, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 10, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We worried we were going to be able to come up with a Top 8 this week, but a couple of album tracks were able to round out the list.

10 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Penelope Isles, Vampire Weekend, Bleached, and More

Plus Absolutely Free (Feat. U.S. Girls), Kindness, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were lots of great new tracks this week, some from the usual suspects, others less expected. We've even got a whopping nine honorable mentions, but still managed to reign it in to just a main Top 10. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Bruce Springsteen, Lucy Dacus, Marika Hackman, Ride, and More

Plus FKA twigs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a plethora of strong tracks to choose from this week, thanks in part to both some new albums that were announced this week and some other albums that were released today. So much so that we have expanded it to a Top 12 this week (as we've done from time to time in the past). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, C Dunan, and More

Plus Heather Woods Broderick, Wand, The Soft Cavalry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was slim pickings this week for truly inspiring new tracks, but there were enough to recommend to put together this week's list. We also realized their were two songs we should've included on recent Songs of the Week lists but neglected to, so we've given them special mention here. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Hayden Thorpe, Aldous Harding, and More

Plus Tame Impala, Amason, Wand, Clinic, Mark Ronson and Lykke Li, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 12, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We were a bit indecisive this week. There were lots of new tracks to sort through and lots of good ones, but none that immediately screamed #1 Song of the Week. But then we realized there was actually a clear winner after-all.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Hatchie, Weyes Blood, Loma, and More

Plus The National, Alex Lahey, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 05, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of notable new tracks to choose from this week, but our #1 is a song we've been planning to add to the Songs of the Week list for a while now and finally could now that the album has been released today.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beth Gibbons, Sky Ferreira, C Duncan, Foxygen, and More

Plus Cage The Elephant and Beck, Bibio, Bedouine, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 29, 2019

This week's Songs of the Week list stars with a 24-minute first movement of a symphony featuring a trip-hop icon, but most of the songs in the Top 10 are by artists that have already made the list in recent weeks with previous songs. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Rose Elinor Dougall, Weyes Blood, and More

Plus Tamaryn, Fat White Family, Tame Impala, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 22, 2019

Today was a fantastic day for new album releases, with fresh full-lengths from Strand of Oaks, Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Tamaryn, Sleeper, These New Puritans, American Football, Lambchop, Avey Tare, Nilüfer Yanya, Ex Hex, and others. Album tracks from some of them made this week's Songs of the Week list, which also contains several new singles released this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Young Husband, and More

Plus Anderson .Paak, Marble Arch, Kirin J Callinan, Jenny Lewis, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 15, 2019

With most of the music industry at SXSW this week it was a slow week for new tracks. We considered just having a Top 5 for this week's Songs of the Week, but dug deep enough to come up with a Top 10. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Foals, Penelope Isles, Bedouine, and More

Plus Vampire Weekend, Strand of Oaks, Glen Hansard, Local Natives, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2019

We've got another supersized Songs of the Week this week, with a Top 12 instead of the regular Top 10. Like last week we could've gotten it down to 10, but it felt wrong to leave out the bottom two. It was a near tie for the top two songs this week. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and More

Plus Foals, Wand, Tindersticks, Diane Coffee, Kevin Morby, C Duncan, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 01, 2019

The big news in Under the Radar land this week was that we announced our new print issue today. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Alex Lahey, Chromatics, Hayden Thorpe, and More

Plus Ioanna Gika, Murray A. Lightburn, Amanda Palmer, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 22, 2019

There were many strong contenders for this week's Songs of the Week. We could've gone as high as a Top 15 instead of the regular Top 10 and as it is there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions, with some good tracks that also almost made the honorable mention list to.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Weyes Blood, Tamaryn, Wye Oak, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Jessie Ware, Drugdealer, Jenny Lewis, SASAMI, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 15, 2019

It was pretty rough week to be a Ryan Adams fan. We won't regurgitate the details, but if you haven't already done so then you should read The New York Times article detailing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him by Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, and several other women.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wand, Idlewild, Barrie, Charly Bliss, SOAK, and More

Plus The Love Language, Foxygen, These New Puritans, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 08, 2019

This week's Songs of the Week was almost just a Top 8. However two fun, but seriously inessential, songs from the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack skated in at the bottom of the list. Veteran Scottish rockers Idlewild surprised us with an interesting new song, even though we admittedly haven't paid much attention to their last few albums.  More

7 Best Songs of the Week: These New Puritans, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, and More

Plus King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Cass McCombs, Interpol, Stella Donnelly, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 01, 2019

After three strong weeks of Songs of the Week starting out 2019 right, this week we hit a bit of a lull. Whereas last week we had a supersized edition, with a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, this week we could only muster up enthusiasm for a Top 7. 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

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Telekinesis, Weyes Blood, Piroshka, and More

Plus The Drums, Cass McCombs, Tamaryn, James Blake, C Duncan, Glen Hansard, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2019. This week's list includes tracks from freshly announced albums (Strand of Oaks, The Drums, Tamaryn, C Duncan, Glen Hansard), as well as by artists who have already made this list with previous songs from their upcoming albums (Telekinesis, Piroshka, Cass McCombs).  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

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

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

10 Best Songs of the Week: Andrew Bird, Deerhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Thundercat, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 02, 2018

It was shaping up to be a weak week for Songs of the Week, but then our #1 track emerged today and we dug a little deeper through the week's songs and put together a compelling Top 10. It's an eclectic mix of political songs, catchy mainstream pop, a strange sci-fi spoken word track, and some unapologetic guitar indie rock. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Steve Gunn, Thom Yorke, Hatchie, Julia Holter, and More

Plus The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; boygenius; Beirut; Beach House; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 26, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week list is a supersized edition, with a Top 12 rather than our regular Top 10. Various new album announcements this week, as well as some excellent albums being released today, resulted in the need to make room for two extra tracks.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Matthew E. White, Friendly Fires, and More

Plus Jamila Woods, Neneh Cherry, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 19, 2018

An artist whose last song also made it to #1 on that week's list and an anti-Donald Trump protest song scheduled to be covered by many more artists head this week's Songs of the Week list. Plus Thom Yorkemakes the list yet again. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parcels, Run the Jewels, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, John Grant, and More

Plus Little Dragon, Sampha, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 12, 2018

While it was a very healthy week for new album releases, so much so that we had eight runner-ups for this week's Album of the Week, it was more of a challenge to find 10 new songs we felt worthy of this week's Songs of the Week list.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Moonface, Thom Yorke, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 05, 2018

This week Sharon Van Etten and Moonface announced new albums and their lead singles both made this week's Songs of the Week list. Joining them are new standalone singles from Julia JacklinJessie Ware, and SOAK, as well as some singles from upcoming albums, and an eight-minute album track. But our #1 this week is a bonus track that probably shouldn't have been cut from an album released earlier this year. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album's strongest songs are shared before the album's release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week's Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week.  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

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Thom Yorke, Frontperson, Metric, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Okkervil River, Phosphorescent, The Twilight Sad, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 07, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was sparse, with only a Top 8 (and two of those songs were from the same artist), probably due to it building up a three-day weekend. There wasn't much to write about at the start of this week, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but labels, bands, and publicists more than made up for it with plenty of new songs the rest of the week.  More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Anna Calvi, John Grant, Neneh Cherry, The Radio Dept., and More

Plus Muse, Brandon Coleman, Liars, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 31, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was packed. It featured 13 songs as opposed to our standard 10, including three songs by boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe BridgersMore

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

11 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Richard Reed Parry, Low, Kurt Vile, Suede, and More

Plus Cat Power, Wild Nothing, Still Corners, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 17, 2018

We took a break from Songs of the Week last week due to a little vacation by our publishers. So this week we are compiling the best songs of the last two weeks. Hence we couldn't contain the list to our usual Top 10, although we didn't do too badly, only expanding to a Top 11 and a few more honorable mentions than usual.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Anna Calvi, Spiritualized, Petite Noir, Neneh Cherry, and More

Plus Phosphorescent, Moses Sumney, Robyn, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Teleman, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 03, 2018

Lots of strong Songs of the Week contenders this week. We were tempted to do a Top 12 again like last week, instead of our usual Top 10, but resisted the excess. There are lots of Europeans in this week's list. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Blood Orange, POND, David Bowie, Mothers, Jungle, and More

Plus Metric, Joey Dosik, Underworld & Iggy Pop, Still Corners, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 27, 2018

There was a trend this week for artists to share two songs at once, rather than just one. We saw it with Blood Orange, Trevor Powers, Elvis Costello, Jungle, Cornershop, and Fucked Up (and Pussy Riot released three songs this week). In cases where the artist made our main best songs list we tried to pick just one song, although that proved challenging with our #1. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, The Love Language, Tomberlin, Tunng, and More

Plus We Were Promised Jetpacks, Saintseneca, Richard Reed Parry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 20, 2018

Songs of the Week returned last week after a five-week hiatus and now we're back into the full swing of things. This week's list features some returning artists who have appeared on other Songs of the Week lists lately, including a repeat #1, as well as some artists making their debut on the list. It all ends with one of the silliest songs to ever make the Songs of the Week list, which will hopefully lift your spirits. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, Suede, Anna Calvi, Matty, John Coltrane, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tomberlin, Interpol, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 08, 2018

This was a strong week for new tracks, so much so that we almost expanded this week's Songs of the Week list to a Top 13. Instead we decided to include three honorable mentions. The full list includes two legendary artists who we will soon be getting previously unreleased posthumous albums from. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Gorillaz, Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Joey Dosik, and More

Plus Underworld and Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, St. Vincent, Johnny Marr, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 01, 2018

There were some solid contenders for this week's Songs of the Week list. It was a toss up between #1 and #2, it could've gone either way. If we were doing a "Best Use of a Song in a TV Show This Week" list, then first place probably would've gone to the use of U2's "With or Without You" in the surprising and amazing series finale of FX's The Americans. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Love Language, Flasher, The Flaming Lips, and More

Plus Wooden Shjips, James Blake, HAERTS, Mutual Benefit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 25, 2018

It was a bit tough putting together a Songs of the Week this week. Chalk it up to the Memorial Day three-day weekend I guess, but for whatever reason artists, publicists, and labels weren't overeager to release a lot of great new tracks this week.  More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Florence + the Machine, Natalie Prass, and More

Plus Tracyanne & Danny, Mass Gothic, Future Islands, Dirty Projectors, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 04, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week encompassed two week's worth of songs. This week we're back to normal. This week's list features lots of Songs of the Week alumni, with three of the top four being former #1s. More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Courtney Barnett, Hatchie, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Jim James, Wooden Shjips, Amber Arcades, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 27, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we were kind of on vacation, so this week's post encompasses songs from the last two weeks. And that's just as well, because this week was light on new tracks, whereas last week was fairly strong (only three of our Top 10 are songs from this week). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Neko Case, Stuart A. Staples, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jenny Hval, Janelle Monáe, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable Tracks

Apr 13, 2018

The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or EPs also announced this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Friendly Fires, Hatchie, Say Sue Me, Jon Hassell, and More

Plus Daniel Rossen, Eleanor Friedberger, Ryley Walker, Jess Williamson, Melody's Echo Chamber, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 06, 2018

Songs of the Week is fairly easy to put together, there are obviously standout tracks and it's just a case of working out the order. Other weeks there are few great tracks and it's a real struggle. This week there was an obvious #1 in Beach House and then there were so, so many other tracks to decide between to come up with a Top 10. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Natalie Prass, Tracyanne & Danny, Wye Oak, Stars, and More

Plus Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Laura Veirs, CHVRCHES, John Parish, Eels, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 30, 2018

Last week we crammed two weeks into Songs of the Week, but this week we're back on track with a regular one-week wrap-up. There was plenty to choose from this week. Our #1 is a funky feminist anthem and our #2 was a close second. Artists whose songs almost made the Top 10 include Hinds, Air Waves (feat. Kevin Morby), mastersystem (remixed by Mogwai), The Lemon Twigs, Sam Evian, and Bernice. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Gaz Coombes, Let’s Eat Grandma, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Okkervil River, The Go! Team, King Tuff (feat. Jenny Lewis), Hiss Golden Messenger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 23, 2018

Last week we skipped Songs of the Week. Most of the music industry was in Austin for SXSW and thus few notable songs were shared last week, leaving us with not enough contenders to even put together a Top 5 we were truly excited about. So this week's Songs of the Week mainly covers this week, but has a few songs from last week, including the song that would've been our #1 last week if we'd done a list. Hence we have a Top 12 this week. 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

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tracyanne & Danny, Natalie Prass, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus Ryley Walker, Young Fathers, Lost Under Heaven, Gwenno, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 02, 2018

It was another good week for new songs. Any of our Top 3 songs could've been our #1 and we also quite enjoyed CHVRCHES' collaboration with The National's Matt Berninger (on a weaker week that probably would've been #1).  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Mount Eerie, Father John Misty, Twin Shadow, Mark Kozelek, Alexis Taylor, Wye Oak, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2018

It was a crazy good week for new songs. So much so that we could only narrow down this week's Songs of the Week to 12 tracks, as opposed to our normal 10. Speedy Ortiz almost made the list with "Lucky 88," the first single off their newly announced new album Twerp Verse, but then it would've been 13 songs and we gave into superstition.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Okkervil River, Moaning, and More

Plus Anna von Hausswolff, Preoccupations, of Montreal, Iceage, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 16, 2018

This week Under the Radar favorite Courtney Barnett announced her new album and shared a new song and fellow favorites Beach House announced that a new album was coming and shared a new song.  More

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

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

9 Best Songs of the Week: Jack White, Madeline Kenney, Field Music, Jay Som, and More

Plus Lord Huron, Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee, Franz Ferdinand, Loma, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 26, 2018

After two weeks of a plethora of tracks vying to be one of our Songs of the Week, this week the pickings were slimmer. Thus this week we have only nine best songs, instead of 10. There were also a lot of covers this week. 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

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven't posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren't that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

6 Best Songs of the Week: Loma, Tame Impala, Björk, Anna Burch, Shame, and More

Plus Noel Gallagher and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 17, 2017

As we get into the holiday season and build up to Thanksgiving next year there were inevitably less new songs of note this week, but there were still enough gems for a Songs of the Week post. We've got three songs from upcoming debut albums due out in 2018 and two songs from Tame Impala tied for #2. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Marlon Williams, Chromeo, Morrissey, Superchunk, and More

Plus Elbow, Widowspeak, Mavis Staples, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 10, 2017

We haven't done a Songs of the Week post for a few weeks, due to various factors, but now we're back. This week we've got the first singles from the upcoming new albums by Marlon WilliamsChromeo, and Superchunk, as well as two covers (Widowspeak covering Neil Young and Elbow taking on The Beatles). More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Jones, and More

Plus Fischerspooner, Django Django, Belle and Sebastian, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 13, 2017

Last week we didn't do a Songs of the Week post simply because there truly were hardly any new tracks worth considering for it. But this week there was a wealth of exciting new music. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week. Check out the full list below. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morrissey, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Angel Olsen, TORRES, Stars, Cults, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2017

We're back down to eight Songs of the Week, after promising last week to stick with a Top 10 for awhile. But it was a slow week for new tracks. Still, there were some clear gems this week, as you will see below, with an easy choice for top song.  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

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rostam, Elbow + John Grant, and More

Plus Benjamin Clementine, Moses Sumney, Weyes Blood, Margo Price, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 08, 2017

Of late we've been presenting the eight best songs of the week, but last week we expanded it to a Top 9 because there were so many strong choices. This week we kept it as nine, but because we had trouble narrowing the list down in a week of solid new songs, but few obvious standouts.  More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The National, Baxter Dury, and More

Plus Alex Lahey, Jessie Ware, Mathew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2017

What a packed week for great new tracks. We could have easily done a Top 15. Some artists that almost made the cut include A. Savage, Bully, John Maus, Father John Misty (remixed by The Haxan Cloak), Tricky, Wolf Parade, and Zola Jesus.  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Beck, King Krule, Stars, Lindstrøm, and More

Plus Amber Coffman, Cults, Chelsea Wolfe, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 25, 2017

This week's biggest new song was probably "Look What You Made Me Do," the first offering from Taylor Swift's new album, Reputation. But it was far from the week's best song (it didn't get close to our Top 8).  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Alvvays, Ariel Pink, Yumi Zouma, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 18, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia is only just over an hour a way from Under the Radar's headquarters. It's the best local city to see shows in and it's a great little progressive college town that we visit often. So we watched in horror, disbelief, and disgust last weekend as the violent and tragic events in Charlottesville surrounding the white supremacist rally dominated the news. More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Belle and Sebastian, and More

Plus Susanne Sundfør, Everything Everything, Stars, The Roots, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 28, 2017

It was a busy week for new tracks, with two pop singers (Jessie Ware and Charli XCX) making a strong showing. A couple of classic rockers made a return, and while Ringo Starr's new song (featuring Paul McCartney and others) was pretty standard old rocker fare, one of Mick Jagger's new songs (either "Gotta Get a Grip" or the remix of it by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker) surprisingly almost made our Top 8. 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

Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Protomartyr, Nine Inch Nails, Ben Gibbard, and More

Plus A. Savage, Tricky, Zola Jesus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 14, 2017

The first four singles from Arcade Fire's forthcoming new album, Everything Now, seem to have gotten a mixed response from fans, but we make no apologies for naming the album's excellent and catchy first single, title track "Everything Now," our #1 Song of the Week back on June 2. More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Midnight Sister, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus The National, Temples, Widowspeak, Deerhoof, Girl Ray, EMA, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2017

Despite leading up to a long holiday weekend, it was a packed week for great new songs. Quite a few notable artists shared new songs this week, including Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, The National, Liam Gallagher, Neil Young, Mogwai, Weezer, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi, and more. More