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Listen: The Radio Dept. - “Swedish Guns (Mythologen Remix)”

Running Out of Love Out Now via Labrador

Jan 26, 2017

Sweden's The Radio Dept. released a new album, Running Out of Love, last fall via Labrador. Previously the band shared the over seven-minute long "Occupied," the political "Swedish Guns," and the near flawless dance-pop gem "We Got Game."  More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue with The Flaming Lips on the Cover

Issue 59 Also Includes Interviews with The Avalanches, Death Cab for Cutie, The Divine Comedy, Rose Elinor Dougall, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, Jim Jarmusch, Jens Lekman, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., Savages, Weyes Blood, and Much More

Dec 30, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our joint Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readbug). The issue celebrates the best albums of 2016, reflects on Under the Radar's 15th anniversary and albums released in 2001, looks forward to albums due out in early 2017, and features The Flaming Lips on the cover. There's also a big article examining how the music industry has changed in the last 15 years and in our Artist Survey section various musicians comment on the music and events of 2016. More

Nov 22, 2016

Sweden's The Radio Dept. released a new album, Running Out of Love, last month via Labrador. Previously the band shared the over seven-minute long "Occupied," the political "Swedish Guns," and the near flawless dance-pop gem "We Got Game." More

Stream the New Album by The Radio Dept. - “Running Out of Love”

Running Out of Love Due Out October 21 via Labrador

Oct 13, 2016

Sweden's The Radio Dept. are releasing a new album, Running Out of Love, next Friday (October 21) via Labrador. Previously the band shared the over seven-minute long "Occupied," the dubby "Swedish Guns," and the near flawless dance-pop gem "We Got Game." More

Listen: The Radio Dept. - “We Got Game”

Running Out of Love Due Out October 21 via Labrador

Oct 05, 2016

Sweden's The Radio Dept. are releasing a new album, Running Out of Love, on October 21 via Labrador. Previously the band shared the over seven-minute long "Occupied" and the dubby "Swedish Guns."  More

The Radio Dept. Announce North American Tour Dates

Running Out of Love Due Out October 21 via Labrador

Sep 14, 2016

Sweden's The Radio Dept. are releasing a new album, Running Out of Love, on October 21 via Labrador. Previously the band shared the over seven-minute long "Occupied" and the dubby "Swedish Guns." Now the band have announced some 2017 North American tour dates. More

Listen: The Radio Dept. - “Swedish Guns”

Running Out of Love Due Out October 21 via Labrador

Aug 31, 2016

Sweden's The Radio Dept. are releasing a new album, Running Out of Love, on October 21 via Labrador. Although the album includes the previously shared single from last year, the over seven-minute long "Occupied," when it was announced no new music was shared. More

The Radio Dept. Announce New Album

Running Out of Love Due Out October 21 via Labrador

Jul 27, 2016

Sweden's The Radio Dept. haven't released an album since 2010's well-received Clinging to a Scheme, but they have put out some standalone singles in the last six years. Now the band have announced a brand new album. It's entitled Running Out of Love and it's due out October 21 via Labrador. More

Sep 11, 2015

The Radio Dept. have shared a new song on Soundcloud. "This Repeated Sodomy" is a quick little two-minutes-and-change ditty that is a standalone single that will not appear on any album. Check it out below. More

Listen: The Radio Dept. - “Occupied”

First Single Off Forthcoming Fourth Album

Jun 16, 2015

The Radio Dept. have shared a new song on Soundcloud. "Occupied" is the first single from the Swedish band's forthcoming fourth album. It's also out as a limited edition 12-inch vinyl via Labrador (the tracklist for that is below). "Occupied" is over seven minutes long and is a slow building dance track. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and Others

Sep 12, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: The Radio Dept. - “Death to Fascism”

First New Material In Four Years

Sep 09, 2014

Swedish dream pop outfit The Radio Dept. have come out of the blue today to release a new track called "Death to Fascism." More

Mogwai Postpones Tour/Radio Dept. Cancels Tour

New Mogwai Dates Begin October 5

Sep 28, 2011

Glasgow-based band, Mogwai, have pushed back their tour, while also canceling their appearance at the ATP Festival More

Memoryhouse Announce Fall Tour

Also Release “Quiet America” Video

Aug 09, 2011

Memoryhouse have announced a fall North American tour, including dates supporting Peter Bjorn and John and The Radio Dept. They have also released a video for "Quiet America." More

Jul 28, 2011

The Radio Dept. (who stole our hearts with last year’s lo-fi gem, Clinging to a Scheme) is returning to North America for a string of dates this November. More

May 13, 2011

The Radio Dept. is heading back to the U.S. on another Clinging to a Scheme victory lap. We have the dates.  More

Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue's sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by MotorifikRose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of MontrealPlants and AnimalsThe Radio Dept., Tame ImpalaWild NothingSufjan StevensTwin ShadowLost in the TreesBeach HouseAvi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details.  More

Jan 12, 2011

The Radio Dept. is hitting North America in support of recently released best-of compilation, Passive Aggressive. We have the dates.  More

Dec 16, 2010

A cut off this year’s “best-of” charting album Clinging to a SchemeThe Radio Dept. wanders aimlessly through new video “Never Follow Suit.” We have the clip.  More

The Radio Dept. Announce Double Album of Singles

Passive Aggressive Due Early 2011

Nov 03, 2010

Still riding high off earlier this year’s Clinging to a SchemeThe Radio Dept. has announced a double-album of singles, Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010.  More

The Radio Dept. Drop “The New Improved Hypocrisy” MP3

Just in Time For The Swedish Elections

Sep 15, 2010

"The New Improved Hypocrisy" is The Radio Dept.'s second political tune. We've got the song.  More

The Radio Dept. Announce NYC Shows, New EP

Rarities Compilation and Lengthier U.S. Tour Promised for 2011

Aug 20, 2010

Swedish dreampop sensations The Radio Dept. will play two NYC shows late this fall, and have announced a new EP. We have the details. More

Off Festival 2010 Day Two Recap - Mew, Radio Dept., and others

Tunng and Others Rock the Polish Festival

Aug 08, 2010

Day two I managed to will away my jet lag. Good thingMuchy, Tunng, Hey, Mew and The Radio Dept. demanded my full attention. More


Interviews

The Radio Dept

Raise Your Voice

Jun 16, 2015

Despite an aesthetic that could be neatly placed in the dream pop bucket, The Radio Dept.’s world is one rooted in friction. It’s a fact of life, says member Johan Duncanson.


Reviews

Running Out of Love

Running Out of Love

Labrador

Dec 12, 2016

Swedish outfit The Radio Dept. explores some darker spaces on their first studio album since 2010's Clinging to a Scheme, with their irrepressible pop gifts maintaining a buoyancy that doesn't disrupt the tenor of the lyrics.   More

The Radio Dept. at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

February 17th, 2011

Feb 21, 2011

It would be difficult to call The Radio Dept. a dynamic band. They are, however, a thoughtful band. Unlike opener The Young Prisms (who seemed to have confused aptitude with apathy), The Radio Dept., happily plowed through a set of greatest hits, looking surprised and thankful. And while the most interesting visual component might have been the trio’s well-kept facial hair, their musicality was enough to placate the enthusiastic crowd who gathered in the sold-out venue to witness the band’s first Los Angeles performance. More

Off Festival 2010 Day Two Recap - Mew, Radio Dept., and others

August 8th, 2010

Aug 08, 2010

Day two I managed to will away my jet lag. Good thingMuchy, Tunng, Hey, Mew and The Radio Dept. demanded my full attention. More

Clinging to a Scheme

Clinging to a Scheme

Labrador

Apr 18, 2010

Swedish pop fans rejoice. After a mere four years and four million delays, The Radio Dept.'s third album, Clinging to a Scheme, is finally completed. More