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Feb 25, 2022

Tears For Fears (seminal New Wave duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) have released The Tipping Point, their first new album in 17 years, today via Concord. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. You can also read our new interview with the band about the album and our review of the album. More

Tears For Fears Share New Single “Break the Man”

The Tipping Point Due Out February 25 via Concord

Jan 13, 2022

Tears For Fears (seminal new wave duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) have shared their new single “Break the Man.” It is the third single to be released from their forthcoming album, The Tipping Point, which is out on February 25 via Concord. More

Under the Radar Announces Special 20th Anniversary Double Issue

Issue 69 Has Two Cover Group Shots Featuring Grandaddy, CHVRCHES, Kamasi Washington, Bat For Lashes, Weyes Blood, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, Nilüfer Yanya, Miki Berenyi, The Horrors, and Rose Elinor Dougall

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is our special 20th Anniversary Issue. It’s a double issue celebrating two decades of the magazine (our first issue came out in December 2001). The issue has shipped out to subscribers and stores and can now be bought from us directly here. The issue features two special covers, each featuring a different group of musicians together. More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Wet Leg, Yard Act, The Divine Comedy, Trentemøller, and More

Plus The Soundcarriers, Boy Harsher, Tears for Fears, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 03, 2021

Welcome to the 45th Songs of the Week of 2021. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of Thanksgiving, so this week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks. Even taking into account two weeks worth of songs, the pickings were a little slim. We came up with 10 we liked. More

Tears For Fears Share Video for New Single “No Small Thing”

The Tipping Point Due Out February 25, 2022 via Concord

Dec 03, 2021

Tears For Fears (seminal new wave duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) have shared a video for their new single “No Small Thing.” It is the second single to be released from their forthcoming album, The Tipping Point, which is out on February 25, 2022 via Concord. More

Tears For Fears Announce North American Leg of Tour, Garbage to Be Supporting Act

The Tipping Point Due Out February 25, 2022 via Concord

Nov 12, 2021

Tears For Fears (seminal new wave duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) have announced the North American leg of their upcoming world tour in support of their new album, The Tipping Point, which is out on February 25, 2022 via Concord. Garbage is set to be the supporting act for the North American leg. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mitski, Magdalena Bay, Tears For Fears, Big Thief, and More

Plus Sloppy Jane, Silverbacks, Lionlimb, Gang of Youths, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 08, 2021

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a solid week for new tracks, including the first single from the first album in 17 years from some 1980s icons. More

Oct 07, 2021

Tears For Fears (seminal new wave duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) have announced the release of their first album in 17 years. The new album, titled The Tipping Point, will be out on February 25, 2022 via Concord. The duo has also shared a Matt Mahurin-directed video for its lead single and title track. 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

Japanese Breakfast Shares Cover of Tears For Fears’ “Head Over Heels”

Single Out Now via W Records, Proceeds Go to the ACLU

Jun 05, 2019

Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner) has shared a cover of the Tears For Fears classic “Head Over Heels” (from 1985). It was recorded for W Records, which is an imprint of W Hotels, and all proceeds are going to the ACLU, and follows “Essentially,” a brand new song Japanese Breakfast released via W Records back in April (it was one of our Songs of the Week). More

Apr 16, 2019

Last night Weezer stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their cover of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” from their recent covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album). But they did so with some special guests, Tears for Fears themselves. More

Sep 29, 2014

Closing out a string of select tour dates this past weekend at the Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland, new wave veterans Tears for Fears delivered a live cover of Radiohead‘s “Creep” for the attending crowd. More

Dec 17, 2013

Hot on the heels of Tears for Fears sharing a cover of Animal Collective’s “My Girls,” Matthew Dear has inexplicably shared his own cover of Tears for Fears’ 1983 single “Pale Shelter.” More

Dec 17, 2013

To help kickstart the creative process of working on their first record since their 2004 reunion album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, new wave veterans Tears for Fears began recording a number of covers from some of their favorite contemporary artists. More

Listen: Tears for Fears - “Ready to Start” (Arcade Fire Cover)

Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal Revisit The Suburbs

Aug 20, 2013

While fans of Arcade Fire continue to wait with bated breath for the next tease pertaining to the group’s upcoming fourth album, they will be surprised to learn that ‘80s new wave duo Tears for Fears have shared an astoundingly good cover of “Ready to Start,” taken off the band’s Grammy-winning LPThe Suburbs. More

Nov 04, 2010

(Under the Radar‘s Summer 2010 Issue is a special issue named the Wasted on the Youth Issue that features musicians and actors talking about their childhood memories and things they loved when they were kids. We’re also posting web-exclusive essays that were not printed in the issue, including this one by Emma Pollock, former member of Scotland’s The Delgados, but now a solo artist.) More

Watch Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Cover Tears for Fears

Do "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" for A.V. Club's Undercover Series

Mar 16, 2010

The A.V. Club debuted a new web series today entitled Undercover. It will showcase 25 indie acts tackling 25 classic tunes every Tuesday. More



Interviews

Feb 22, 2022

Don’t call them a pop band. Yes, Tears for Fears released some of the biggest chart-toppers of the ’80s, from “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” to “Shout.” But main songwriter and vocalist Roland Orzabal and bassist and co-songwriter Curt Smith say they are operating in a far different genre now with their latest album, The Tipping Point, their first in 17 years. More


Reviews

Feb 23, 2022

When a band from a bygone era makes a comeback almost 40 years after the release of their debut album, the expectation is that the effort in question will be somewhat artificial, noisily glossy, and scrupulously overproduced. More