News

Jul 09, 2013

Somewhere in his already busy schedule L.A.'s Ariel Pink recently snuck in some recording time with Violens frontman Jorge Elbrecht, resulting in a newly released 7''. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Violens Announce East Coast Tour Dates

New Album True Out May 15

Mar 27, 2012

Leading up to the release of their upcoming LP True, Brooklyn three-piece Violens are poised to embark on a brief east coast tour starting tomorrow at Terminal 5 in New York City. More

Violens Release New Track “Der Microarc”

Announce East Coast Tour Dates

Mar 13, 2012

New York 3-piece Violens have released second single, "Der Microarc," from their forthcoming album, True, due May 15 via Slumberland. Download it here. More

Violens Announce New Album “True”

Release Track "Unfolding Black Wings"

Feb 21, 2012

Brooklyn three-piece Violens have announced the forthcoming release of the band's new album True, the follow-up to their 2011 debut Amoral. More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar Day SXSW Party - Thursday March 17th

Including Atlas Sound, The Dears, Yuck, The Dodos, Lord Huron and More

Mar 21, 2011

Check out photos from the first of the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Day Parties (sponsored by JanSport), including shots of Atlas Sound, The Dears, Lord Huron, Sondre Lerche, Yuck, The Dodos and Violens. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Oct 28, 2010

With Halloween on their brains Violens released a video for “Violent Sensation Descends,” a cut off forthcoming album, Amoral. We have the clip.  More


Interviews

Violens

Openly, Warmly, Wickedly Amoral

Mar 14, 2011

"The Dawn of Your Happiness is Rising," the lead-off track from Violens' debut full-length album, sets up their aesthetic perfectly. More


Reviews

True

True

Slumberland

May 15, 2012

At first listen, a Violens tune can be hard to grab onto. Bat away layers and layers of silky atmosphere, burrow down to some primordial pop nugget, and it spirals off in an unexpected direction, not taking the frictionless path. It's heady, with dense production and disparate reference points/intentions that coexist somewhat precariously; they form a house of cards blueprinted by explosive and atmospheric '90s shoegaze, chorus-soaked '80s pop, and reverbed-out '60s psych. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Atlas Sound and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 25, 2011

A recap of Under the Radar's Thursday SXSW party, which was presented by JanSport and featured performances by ViolensThe DodosYuckSondre LercheLord HuronThe Dears, and Atlas Sound (Deerhunter's Bradford Cox).

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Amoral

Amoral

Friendly Fire

Nov 30, 2010

It's been a long time since Lansing-Dreiden's The Dividing Island, and those who hold it in high esteem have been waiting for this solid encore. Lansing-Dreiden turned some people off with their anonymous art-collective presentation/shtick, but those who did bother to listen got an earful of bold and all-embracing pop music.  More