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Tacocat Share Stop-Motion Animated Video for “Crystal Ball”

This Mess Is a Place Out Now via Sub Pop

Aug 21, 2019

Seattle's Tacocat released a new album, This Mess Is a Place, back in May via Sub Pop, their first for the label. Now they have shared a stop-motion animated video for the album's "Crystal Ball."  More

Album of the Week: Vampire Weekend

Barrie and Big Thief Are Runner-ups (Plus Stream New Albums from Editors, Filthy Friends, L7, Tacocat, and More)

May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend have released a new album, Father of the Bride, today via Columbia/Spring Snow and it's our Album of the Week. Find into on the album below, as well as on two runner-ups that were almost our Album of the Week. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today. 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

Premiere: Tacocat Share Video for New Song “The Joke of Life”

This Mess Is a Place Due Out May 3 via Sub Pop

Apr 17, 2019

Seattle-based indie punk quartet Tacocat have shared a video for the new song "The Joke of Life," the latest single off of their upcoming Sub Pop debut This Mess Is a Place, and we are pleased to premiere it. More

Tacocat Share New Song “Hologram”

This Mess Is a Place Due Out May 3 via Sub Pop

Mar 26, 2019

Seattle's wonderfully named Tacocat are releasing a new album, This Mess Is a Place, on May 3 via Sub Pop, their first for the label. Previously they shared a video for its first single "Grains of Salt." Now they have shared another song from it, album opener "Hologram." 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

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