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Jul 10, 2020

New Zealand four-piece The Beths have released a new album, Jump Rope Gazers, today via Carpark. For release day they have shared a video for its title track, “Jump Rope Gazers.” Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. And today we posted our review of the album.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Doves, The Fiery Furnaces, Phoebe Bridgers, The Beths and More

Plus The Killers, Guerilla Toss, Hannah Georgas, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 19, 2020

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2020. These days life is just overwhelming, at least if you pay attention to the news at all. It’s just one long parade of understandable outrage. Sure, some good things also happened this week. More

Jun 16, 2020

New Zealand four-piece The Beths are releasing a new album, Jump Rope Gazers, on July 10 via Carpark. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Out of Sight,” via a video for the track where the band goes bird watching.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Silverbacks, The Dears, Jess Williamson, Gayngs, and More

Plus Nick Hakim, The 1975, Moses Sumney, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 15, 2020

Welcome to the nineteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under quarantine, the same as the last week. Not much has changed, except that more and more people seem to think it’s a good idea to get back to normal, but a return to anything close to the pre-pandemic society seems a long way off. More

May 12, 2020

New Zealand four-piece The Beths are releasing a new album, Jump Rope Gazers, on July 10 via Carpark. Now they have shared another song from the album, “I’m Not Getting Excited,” via a video for the track.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Phoebe Bridgers, The Dears, Laura Marling, Westerman, and More

Plus (Sandy) Alex G, Gum Country, Gorillaz, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 10, 2020

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. Our new normal of being under lockdown during COVID-19 continues.  More

Apr 08, 2020

New Zealand four-piece The Beths have announced a new album, Jump Rope Gazers, and shared its first single, “Dying to Believe,” via a video for the new song. More

Mar 25, 2019

The Beths are a New Zealand band that released their debut album, the amusingly titled Future Me Hates Me, back in August 2018 via Carpark. Now they have announced some new summer U.S. tour dates covering late June to early August. They also recently covered Death Cab for Cutie's "Soul Meets Body" (from 2005's Plans) for SiriusXMU. More

The Beths Share Amusing Video for “Uptown Girl”

Future Me Hates Me Out Now via Carpark

Feb 27, 2019

The Beths are a New Zealand band who released their debut album, Future Me Hates Me, back in August 2018 via Carpark. Now they have shared an amusing video for the album's "Uptown Girl" (no it's not a Billy Joel cover). More

Under the Radar’s Top 25 Debut Albums of 2018

A Soccer Mommy Sends Some Snail Mail to a Flasher, a Goat Girl, and a Serpent with Feet; What a Shame

Dec 21, 2018

Ahead of our forthcoming Top 100 Albums of 2018 list, we present our favorite debut albums of the year. To qualify, an album simply had to be the artist's first full-length release under their current artist name.  More

Dec 14, 2018

The Beths are a new four-piece from New Zealand who released their debut album, the amusingly titled Future Me Hates Me, back in August via Carpark. Late last month they shared a cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and now the cover has a video.  More

Nov 30, 2018

The Beths are a new four-piece from New Zealand who released their debut album, the amusingly titled Future Me Hates Me, back in August via Carpark. Now they have shared a cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  More

Sep 06, 2018

The Beths are a new four-piece from New Zealand who released their debut album, the amusingly titled Future Me Hates Me, last month via Carpark. Now they have shared a video for "Little Death." Norwood Cheek directed the video, which was filmed on tour.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, The Love Language, Tomberlin, Tunng, and More

Plus We Were Promised Jetpacks, Saintseneca, Richard Reed Parry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 20, 2018

Songs of the Week returned last week after a five-week hiatus and now we're back into the full swing of things. This week's list features some returning artists who have appeared on other Songs of the Week lists lately, including a repeat #1, as well as some artists making their debut on the list. It all ends with one of the silliest songs to ever make the Songs of the Week list, which will hopefully lift your spirits. More

The Beths Share Lyric Video for New Song “Great No One”

Future Hates Me Due Out August 10 via Carpark

Jul 16, 2018

The Beths are a new four-piece from New Zealand who are releasing their debut album, the amusingly titled Future Me Hates Me, on August 10 via Carpark.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, Suede, Anna Calvi, Matty, John Coltrane, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tomberlin, Interpol, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 08, 2018

This was a strong week for new tracks, so much so that we almost expanded this week's Songs of the Week list to a Top 13. Instead we decided to include three honorable mentions. The full list includes two legendary artists who we will soon be getting previously unreleased posthumous albums from. More


Interviews

16th Annual Artist Survey: The Beths

Elizabeth Stokes on 2018's Best Albums, MeToo a Year Later, The Muppets, Childhood Birthday Parties, and Family Vacations

Jan 17, 2019

For Under the Radar's 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2018 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More

Sep 07, 2018

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Elizabeth Stokes of The Beths. More


Reviews

Jump Rope Gazers

Jump Rope Gazers

Carpark

Jul 10, 2020

There’s little to suggest that The Beths found following up to their acclaimed breakthrough debut album Future Me Hates a daunting proposition. Indeed their second full-length release,  More