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11 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, The Goon Sax, Strand of Oaks, Damon Albarn, and More

Plus Nation of Language, Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 09, 2021

Welcome to the 26th Songs of the Week of 2021. The American music industry pretty took Monday off due to Sunday’s July 4th holiday, so we expected slimmer pickings this week. It was not to be, thanks for some exciting album announcements. We settled on a Top 11 this week. More

Jul 09, 2021

Australian trio The Goon Sax have released a new album, Mirror II, today via Matador, their first for the label. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. Also, today we posted our The End interview with the band’s Louis Forster. More

The Goon Sax Share Video for New Song “Desire”

Mirror II Due Out Tomorrow via Matador

Jul 08, 2021

Australian trio The Goon Sax are releasing a new album, Mirror II, tomorrow via Matador, their first for the label. Now they have shared its third and final pre-release single, “Desire,” via a video for the new song. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, W.H. Lung, The Goon Sax, and More

Plus Jessie Ware, José González, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 11, 2021

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2021. Admittedly, there weren’t too many new songs that overly impressed us this week. We almost considered taking a week off. But there were enough tracks of note to keep us in the game. Still, we only came up with a Top 8, instead of our usual Top 10 (or sometimes we have an expanded Top 12). More

The Goon Sax Share Video for New Song “Psychic”

Mirror II Due Out July 9 via Matador

Jun 09, 2021

Australian trio The Goon Sax are releasing a new album, Mirror II, on July 9 via Matador, their first for the label. Now they have shared its second single, “Psychic,” via a video for the new song. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, SPELLLING, The Goon Sax, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus St. Vincent, Leon Bridges, Sleater-Kinney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 14, 2021

Welcome to the 18th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week the CDC relaxed mask guidelines for those who have been vaccinated, helping to further pave the way for live music to return this fall. Although, right now there’s no clear way for venues or stores to check if someone is vaccinated. More

May 12, 2021

Australian trio The Goon Sax have announced a new album, Mirror II, and shared its first single, “In the Stone,” via a video for it. Mirror II is due out on Matador, their first for the label. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Album of the Week: Low

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 14, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, today via Sub Pop and it’s our Album of the Week. Double Negative is the follow-up to 2015’s Ones and Sixes. A press release announcing the album described Double Negative as Low’s “most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album.” In our review of Double Negative, our writer Adam Turner-Heffer calls the album “their most inventive yet.” More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week’s Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn’t enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13. More

The Goon Sax Share New Song “We Can’t Win”

We’re Not Talking Due Out September 14th via Wichita

Aug 24, 2018

Australian trio The Goon Sax (Louis Forster, Riley Jones, James Harrison) are releasing their sophomore album, We’re Not Talking, on September 14th via Wichita. Previously the album’s opening track, “Make Time For Love,” was one of our Songs of the Week. Now they have shared another song from the album, “We Can’t Win.” 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



Interviews

The End: Louis Forster of The Goon Sax

A Poorly Attended Funeral

Jul 09, 2021

To end out the week, we ask Louis Forster of The Goon Sax some questions about endings and death. More

Apr 18, 2019

The three members of Aussie trio The Goon Sax have only been back in the U.S. for a day, and already some reporter on the phone wants to know what they think of America. More


Reviews

Sep 17, 2018

If you didn’t know better, you’d think that Brisbane’s The Goon Sax were lovable amateurs on the road to maturity. And there’s some merit to thatthough still a jangly tangle of adolescent nerves, We’re Not Talking bumps the trio into even brighter paisley territory as they explore the friction and ache of a couple’s first breakup. More