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SPELLLING – Listen to Our Interview in the New Episode of Our Under the Radar Podcast

The New Episode of Season 2 of Under the Radar with Celine Teo-Blockey Is Out Now on Major Podcasting Platforms

Oct 22, 2021

Experimental, Bay Area-based artist SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) is our guest on the latest episode of Under the Radar Podcast. She discusses the inspiration behind the songs off her third album, The Turning Wheel—which curiously shares its moniker with a novelette by iconic author Philip K Dick (whose Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was adapted into Blade Runner) and gives hint to Cabral’s love for Science Fiction and the practice of fantastical, world building that she employs in her songwriting. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Low, Geese, Colleen Green, Morly, and More

Plus Damon & Naomi, John Grant, SPELLLING, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 25, 2021

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2021. Today was a blockbuster new album release day. It saw the release of new full-lengths by Modest Mouse, Lucy Dacus, The Mountain Goats, John Grant, SPELLLING, Faye Webster, Matthew Dear, Lightning Bug, Pom Pom Squad, Hiss Golden Messenger, Gaspard Augé, Hiatus Kaiyote, Squirrel Flower, and more. But it was also a strong week for new singles. More

SPELLLING – Stream the New Album and Read Our Review of It

The Turning Wheel Out Now via Sacred Bones

Jun 25, 2021

SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) has released her third studio album, The Turning Wheel, today via Sacred Bones. Now that the album is out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Japanese Breakfast, CHVRCHES and Robert Smith, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Teenage Sequence, Nation of Language, LUMP, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 04, 2021

Welcome to the 21st Songs of the Week of 2021. We figured it would be a quiet week for new songs, with Monday being a holiday here in America, but we were wrong. More

SPELLLING Shares Self-Directed Video for New Song “Turning Wheel”

The Turning Wheel Due Out June 25 on Sacred Bones

Jun 02, 2021

SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) is releasing her third studio album, The Turning Wheel, on June 25 via Sacred Bones. Now she has shared the album’s almost title track, “Turning Wheel,” via a self-directed video for it. More

SPELLLING Shares New Song “Boys At School”

The Turning Wheel Due Out June 25 on Sacred Bones

May 11, 2021

SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) is releasing her third studio album, The Turning Wheel, on June 25 via Sacred Bones. Now she has shared another song from the album, “Boys At School.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: SPELLLING, Lucy Dacus, Ora the Molecule, Twin Shadow, and More

Plus Anjimile and Jay Som, Far Lands, Desperate Journalist, José González, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 16, 2021

Welcome to the 14th Songs of the Week of 2021. In this week’s news, the case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd wound down, with closing arguments expected on Monday. More

SPELLLING Announces New Album, Shares Lead Single “Little Deer”

The Turning Wheel Due Out June 25 on Sacred Bones

Apr 15, 2021

SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) has announced the release of her third studio album, The Turning Wheel, due for release on June 25 via Sacred Bones after nearly a year of delays. Cabral has also shared the album’s first track and lead single “Little Deer.” More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More



Interviews

My Favorite Album: SPELLLING on Minnie Riperton, Kraftwerk, and Iggy Pop

"[Iggy Pop's The Idiot is] shameless, floppy, relentless, and the lyrics border on poetry."

Feb 04, 2020

Chrystia Cabral (stage name SPELLLING) is a new star of savory soundscapes. Her rare 2019 full-length, Mazy Fly, was helped by her label Sacred Bones’ general ambition. Cabral is enamored by the past-she doesn’t listen to much contemporary music, resonating more with playful, messy 1970s and 1980s experimentation. More


Reviews

Jun 24, 2021

If there is anyone that would be able to pull off creating a Broadway musical set in outer space, it would certainly have to be Chrystia Cabral (known by her wonky moniker SPELLLING). More

Mar 13, 2019

SPELLLING, aka Chrystia Cabral, Sacred Bones’ new radical star, is full of extraterrestrial vibes. Mazy Fly, Cabral’s second album, is total ‘80s, but also The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, or a more fucked up version of The Sound of Music. More