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Jul 18, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. It came out last month via 4AD and was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 50 Albums of 2017 So FarMore

Jul 17, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. It came out a few weeks back via 4AD and was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 50 Albums of 2017 So FarMore

Soundtracking the Resistance - My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting (Plus Radiohead, Algiers, Kid Rock, and Sufjan Stevens)

Jul 14, 2017

This week we focus on a different Trump causing problems after Donald Jr's. desire to thrust himself into the center of the Russia allegations emerged. We also throw in a little bit of healthcare, race relations, Radiohead, and a worrying new political candidate. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far

Our Favorite Albums Released Between January 1 and July 7, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. More

Jul 11, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative album about space and the planets, Planetarium, which came out last month via 4AD. At a concert in Paris yesterday at the Philharmonie de Paris the band fittingly covered David Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity."  More

Patreon Exclusive: Previously Unseen Photos of Sufjan Stevens from 2010

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Jun 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.  More

Jun 09, 2017

There is always a question of chemistry when four musicians each with strong talent and personality come together for a concept project.  More

Jun 08, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. More

Jun 05, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetariumMore

Apr 25, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetariumMore

Apr 24, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. They previously shared a song from it, "Saturn," via its video.  More

Mar 27, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative album, Planetarium, and shared a song from it, "Saturn," via its video.  More



Reviews

Planetarium

Planetarium

4AD

Jun 09, 2017

The stars ultimately aligned in the assembly of contemporary classical music composer Nico Muhly with friends Sufjan StevensBryce Dessner, and the multidimensional James McAlister for their collaborative project with a far reaching theme.  More