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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021  


8 Best Songs of the Week: Deep Sea Diver, Arab Strap, Temples, Thurston Moore, and More

Plus John Jeffrey, Kevin Morby, BUMPER, Adrianne Lenker, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 04, 2020

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s list is a bit more scaled back than usual, but there was still much to like. More

Thurston Moore Shares 12-Minute New Song “Siren”

By the Fire Due Out September 25 via Daydream Library

Sep 04, 2020

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) is releasing a new album, By the Fire, on September 25 via Daydream Library. Now he has shared a new song from it, the 12-minute long “Siren.”  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - State of Things to Come

A Look at the State of the Union Address

Feb 02, 2018

It's State of the Union time, an event that saw a slightly different Trump from the usual edition. Don't worry, you can't keep him subdued for long. Amongst other things, we also have a rouge memo, resigning lords, unimpressive awards, and Austra looking to a brighter future. More

Feb 01, 2018

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) has shared a new song, "Mx Liberty." The politically themed track features the poet Radieux Radio and will be released as a 7-inch single on February 19 (which a press release jokingly refers to as "Not My President Day).  More

Watch: Thurston Moore - “Aphrodite” Video

Rock n Roll Consciousness Out Now via Caroline International

May 11, 2017

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) released a new albumRock n Roll Consciousness, last month via Caroline International. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "Smoke of Dreams." More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Gorillaz, Feist, Mew, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Plus Thurston Moore, BNQT, Sylvan Esso, Little Cub, and Juliana Hatfield

Apr 28, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Thurston Moore Announces New Album, Shares Video for “Smoke of Dreams”

Rock n Roll Consciousness Due Out April 28 via Caroline International

Mar 22, 2017

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) has announced a new album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, and shared a video for its first single, "Smoke of Dreams." Rock n Roll Consciousness is due out April 28 via Caroline International.  More

Under the Radar’s Protest Auction Ends Today at 2 PM ET – Thurston Moore, Best Coast, and More

Bid on Protest Signs from our Protest Issue to Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society – Amanda Palmer, Moby, Mew, Tegan and Sara, Sharon Jones, and More

Oct 25, 2016

Under the Radar's Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ends today (Tuesday, October 25) at 2 PM eastern. This is your last chance to both help us raise money for cancer research and own a unique piece of music memorabilia. You can still go to eBay to bid on all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and SaraAmanda PalmerBest CoastSharon JonesThurston MooreBanks & SteelzMobyMewOK GoOkkervil RiverMetronomyWild BeastsCar Seat HeadrestLushLocal NativesJulien BakerSuper Furry AnimalsBilly BraggPerfect PussyWye OakEverything EverythingSchool of Seven BellsDeerhoofKristin KontrolAndrew W.K.YeasayerNatalie PrassSuperchunkThe Julie RuinFrankie CosmosKevin MorbyLUHTacocatXiu XiuSlow Club, and many others. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Sign Auction for the American Cancer Society Starts Now

Bid on Protest Signs from our Protest Issue – Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Sharon Jones, and More

Oct 18, 2016

Starting today and continuing for the next seven days, all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue will be auctioned on eBay, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Sharon Jones, Thurston Moore, Banks & Steelz, Moby, Mew, OK Go, Okkervil River, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Car Seat Headrest, Lush, Local Natives, Julien Baker, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Perfect Pussy, Wye Oak, Everything Everything, School of Seven Bells, Deerhoof, Kristin Kontrol, Andrew W.K., Yeasayer, Natalie Prass, Superchunk, The Julie Ruin, Frankie Cosmos, Kevin Morby, LUH, Tacocat, Xiu Xiu, Slow Club, and many others. More

Sep 22, 2016

We reported yesterday that Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) is releasing a new single in support of jailed whistleblower Chelsea Manning entitled "Chelsea's Kiss." You can now stream the near 8-minute long song below. The lyrics deal with "orders too gruesome to carry out" and are fittingly political in nature.

Thurston Moore to Release New Single in Support of Jailed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning

“Chelsea’s Kiss” To Be Released on Cassette Store Day

Sep 21, 2016

The current print issue of Under the Radar is our Protest Issue. It features artists holding protest signs of their own making. One of those artists is Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) and his sign says "Free Chelsea Manning."  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

Thurston Moore and Bernie Sanders Team Up to Release Flexi-Disc

"Feel It In Your Guts" Out Now via Joyful Noise for a Sanders Campaign Donation

Jun 01, 2016

Joyful Noise has announced a new flexi-disc release featuring Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It's titled "Feel It In Your Guts" and features a twelve-string acoustic guitar piece that has excerpts from Sanders' speeches mixed in.  More

Jul 06, 2015

Last weekend, Gdynia, Poland hosted Open’er Festival—the country’s largest four-day music event. More

Aug 20, 2014

On Oct 21 Thurston Moore will release his new solo album The Best Day via Matador.  More

Aug 15, 2014

Last night the former Sonic Youth troubadour debuted his new project Thurston Moore Band at Café OTO in London. More

Thurston Moore Announces New Solo LP

Shares Music Video for "Heavenmental"

Feb 14, 2014

Former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore has announced that he will be releasing a brand new album this summer. More

Listen: Thurston Moore – “Detonation”

“Detonation” b/w “Germs Burn” Due Out Feb. 7 Via Blank Editions

Jan 22, 2014

Thurston Moore’s new song “Detonation” starts out with a punk by way of B-52 shriek and then builds from there—before detonating into a explosion of guitars. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 1

Feist, Sondre Lerche, Florence and the Machine and More

Aug 09, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway is hosting the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Sondre Lerche,Willis Earl BealMathias EickOberhoferFriendsBob MouldThurston MooreFlorence and the MachineFeistThe Stone Roses, and Purity Ring More

Sep 01, 2011

Best known as singer and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore graced the stage at The Late Show With David Letterman last night, playing "Benediction" More

Jul 14, 2011

Proving he has the best licks and hair in the biz, Thurston Moore debuted the video for “Circulation” today. We have the clip.  More

Watch: Thurston Moore Takes on Fallon

Demolished Thoughts “Circulation”

Jun 23, 2011

Last night Thurston Moore took to the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, performing Demolished Thoughts cut, "Circulation."  More

Thurston Moore Releases Second Single

Available via Moore's Facebook Page

Apr 29, 2011

"Like" Thurston Moore and listen to the latest single off his upcoming solo album Demolished Thoughts, due out May 24. We have the details. More

Thurston Moore Preps Book, Album

Book Out December 1, Album Next Year

Oct 07, 2010

Thurston Moore has been busy. Because one band, or one format isn’t enough, on December 1st, the Sonic Youth bandleader is releasing a book on his own Ecstatic Peace imprint. He's also prepping a solo album.  More

Jun 17, 2010

As reported by Time Out Chicago, both Tortoise and Thurston Moore have joined Beck's record club.  More


The Best Day

The Best Day


Dec 18, 2014

Since the dissolution of Sonic Youth, the world's foremost purveyors of organized noise and guitar feedback, Thurston Moore has been busy with side projects, none of which sounded particularly like his primary band. More

Øya Day 1: Sondre Lerche, Thurston Moore, Florence and The Machine, Feist, and More

August 8th, 2012

Aug 09, 2012

Welcome to the first official day of the Øya Festival—or as I like to call it: shock the American. Check out reviews from the day including: Sondre LercheWillis Earl BealOberhoferThurston MooreFriendsFlorence and The MachineFeistStone Roses, and Purity Ring. More