News

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

Feb 14, 2019

Seattle's wonderfully named Tacocat have announced a new album, This Mess Is a Place, and shared a video for its first single "Grains of Salt." They have also announced some tour dates. This Mess Is a Place is due out May 3 via Sub Pop, their first for the label.  More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore


Interviews

To Play or Not to Play: Indie Artists Debate Whether Canceling Shows is an Effective Means of Protes

A Conversation with Death Cab for Cutie's Nick Harmer, Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue, Tacocat's Emily Nokes, and The Thermals' Hutch Harris

Nov 29, 2016

On March 23, 2016, the state of North Carolina passed The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, otherwise known as House Bill 2 or HB2. The law, as written, strips out anti-discrimination protections for gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as prohibits transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice in public buildings. More


Reviews

Lost Time

Lost Time

Hardly Art

Apr 11, 2016

In an era when most bands are afraid to say anything, almost every song on Tacocat's great third album has something to say.  More