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7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

Sep 26, 2017

Yesterday British art-rockers Wild Beasts announced their breakup in a typed up statement, signed by the band and posted to Instagram. Now the band have announced a final EP, Punk Drunk and Trembling, and three farewell concerts. They have also shared the EP's title track, "Punk Drunk and Trembling." More

Wild Beasts Announce Breakup

“It is now time to leave this orbit.”

Sep 25, 2017

British art-rockers Wild Beasts have announced their breakup. In a typed up statement, signed by the band and posted to Instagram, the band wrote: "Wild Beasts are coming to an end." More

The National, Hot Chip, Wild Beasts, and More to Perform House Shows for Amnesty International

Local Natives, Julien Baker, Jessie Ware, Frightened Rabbit, Billy Bragg, and Others to Raise Awareness for Refugee Crisis

Jun 27, 2017

Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have organized a series of concerts in houses to raise awareness for the refugee crisis. More

Watch: Wild Beasts - “Alpha Female” Video

Boy King Out Now via Domino

Feb 06, 2017

Wild Beasts released a great and funky new albumBoy King, last August via Domino. Now the band have shared a new video for Boy King track "Alpha Female." They are calling it a short film and it is true that it doesn't feature any of the band's members, but it also the length of the song and doesn't feature a strong narrative that would label it a short film.  More

Protest Auction Extended Ends Today at 3 PM Eastern - Wild Beasts, Perfect Pussy, and Others

Select Protest Signs Still Available to Bid On, Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society - Everything Everything, Fear of Men, Amber Arcades, and More

Nov 02, 2016

Under the Radar's one-week Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ended last week and was a complete success. But as happens every time we do a protest sign auction, a handful of signs didn't sell for whatever reason. More

Protest Auction Extended - You Can Still Bid on Signs by Wild Beasts, Perfect Pussy, and Others

Select Protest Signs Still Available, Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society - Everything Everything, Fear of Men, Amber Arcades, and More

Oct 28, 2016

Under the Radar's one-week Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ended on Tuesday and was a complete success. But as happens every time we do a protest sign auction, a handful of signs didn't sell for whatever reason. So we have relisted them. You have until next Wednesday, November 2, at 3 PM eastern to bid on the signs by Perfect PussyWild BeastsEverything EverythingFear of MenAmber ArcadesCullen Omori, and Younghusband. Also still up for grabs is a signed vinyl copy of How to Dress Well's latest album, Care. 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

Wild Beasts Announce Fall North American Tour Dates

Boy King Due Out Tomorrow via Domino

Aug 04, 2016

Wild Beasts are releasing a new album, Boy King, tomorrow via Domino. Previously the band had shared the videos for the album's first single, "Get a Bang" and the album's second single, and album opener, "Big Cat."  More

Listen: Wild Beasts - “Celestial Creatures”

Boy King Due Out August 5 via Domino

Jul 19, 2016

Wild Beasts are releasing a new album, Boy King, on August 5 via Domino. Previously the band had shared the videos for the album's first single, "Get a Bang" and the album's second single, and album opener, "Big Cat." Now the band has shared another song from the album, "Celestial Creatures." More

Watch: Wild Beasts - “Big Cat” Video

Boy King Due Out August 5 via Domino

Jul 07, 2016

Wild Beasts are releasing a new album, Boy King, on August 5 via Domino. Previously the band had shared the video for the album's first single, "Get a Bang." Now the album's second single, and album opener, "Big Cat," has been shared via its video.  More

May 24, 2016

Wild Beasts have announced a new album, Boy King, and shared a video for its first single, "Get a Bang." Boy King is due out August 5 via Domino. Olivier Groulx directed the "Get a Bang" video, which was shot in Belgrade.  More

Dec 18, 2014

Wild Beasts recently recorded a session in London’s Royal Festival Hall, where frontman Hayden Thorpe played “Wanderlust” on the venue’s 7,866-pipe organ. More

Dec 11, 2014

Song streams are soooo over. Just ask Wild Beasts who used the emerging form of a GIF graphic novel to unveil two released tracks. More

Watch: Wild Beasts – “Palace” Video

Present Tense is Out Now on Domino

Nov 04, 2014

Wild Beasts’ new video for Present Tense cut “Palace” is like a nightmare version of a game show.  More

Watch: Wild Beasts - “Mecca”

Present Tense Out Now

Jun 19, 2014

British indie pop band Wild Beasts have released a new video for their song "Mecca" from Present Tensetheir full length LP released earlier this year. "Mecca" is a wash of colors and surreal imagery. It was directed by Kate Moross, an artist who frequently works with Jessie Ware.  More

Apr 08, 2014

Recently releasing their fourth LP Present Tense Wild Beasts have premiered a brand new music video for their single "A Simple Beautiful Truth." More

Mar 27, 2014

East India Youth has given “Simple Beautiful Truth,” a track from Wild Beasts’ recently released album Present Tense, the remix treatment.  More

Feb 28, 2014

Releasing their latest album Present Tense earlier this week, UK outfit Wild Beasts have shared a remix of record's lead single "Wanderlust" by The Field. More

Listen: Wild Beasts – “Sweet Spot”

Present Tense Due Out Feb 25 Via Domino

Feb 12, 2014

Take a listen to “Sweet Spot,” the new single from Wild Beasts’ forthcoming album Present Tense, due out Feb 25 on Domino Records.  More

Jan 29, 2014

On Feb 25 Wild Beasts will release their new album Present Tense. In honor of that event, the band has handed over their single “Wanderlust” to London trio Factory FloorMore

Jan 08, 2014

Following their 2010 album Smother, UK four-piece Wild Beasts have announced the release of their next full-length effort, Present Tense. More

Apr 04, 2012

Recently premiering the music video for their new track "You're Early," 2:54 sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow have now debuted the single's included B-side, a rework of the song by fellow UK band Wild Beasts.  More

The Horrors, Goldfrapp, Foster the People and More Remix Gaga

Born This Way The Remix Due Out November 21

Oct 21, 2011

A slew of indie and indie-approved artists are busy remixing Lady Gaga’s Born this Way More

Sep 20, 2011

Check out more photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fool's Gold, Cold War Kids, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns, and Wild Beasts. More

Sep 19, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fools Gold, Foster the People, Futurebirds, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns and Wild Beasts. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Wild Beasts Hit The Road

Dates Begin June 12

Jun 27, 2011

British band Wild Beasts is hitting the road. We have the dates.  More

May 27, 2011

Kendal, England's Wild Beasts have just released their third album, Smother, to what is pretty much worldwide acclaim. Known for their elaborate but spacious arrangements and the flabbergasting vocal techniques of the male alto Hayden Thorpe, Wild Beasts make music where the weird meets the gorgeous, the creepy meets the sexy and the devastating meets the inspirational. More

Watch: Wild Beasts “Albatross”

Creepy Dancers and Bugs

Apr 07, 2011

Wild Beasts just unleashed the video for forthcoming album Smother cut, “Albatross.” We have the clip.  More

Mar 04, 2011

Recently announcing their forthcoming third album Smother England's Wild Beasts unveiled the the record's first single "Albatross" to BBC1 Radio. More

Wild Beasts Ready to Smother Listeners

Third Album To Be Released in May

Feb 22, 2011

Wild Beasts are set to release their third full-length album Smother on May 10 via Domino Records.  More

Feb 09, 2010

For the first time ever, Wild Beasts are embarking on a tour of North America. They'll be supporting their excellent sophomore effort, Two Dancers (Domino). The tour kicks off tomorrow. To celebrate the occasion, Wild Beasts have released a new music video for the bawdy and louche track, "We Still Got the Taste Dancin' on Our Tongues." We have the video. More

Wild Beasts Announce First Ever North American Tour

Touring With White Lies, Still Life Still

Nov 17, 2009

In the year of the breakout album, Wild Beasts got one in the form of the lush art-pop sophomore LP, Two Dancers. It's the aural equivalent of a walk down a seedy alley in jolly ol' England. Soon, some Yankees will get a taste of the Leeds-via-Kendal art-pop quartet when they bring their falsettoed cavorting to North America for their first tour ever. More

Wild Beasts’ New Album Ready for September in the States

Two Dancers to Be Released on Domino Records

Jun 02, 2009

U.K. band Wild Beasts announce the release of Two Dancers, their followup to 2008's Limbo Panto. More


Interviews

Wild Beasts

In Search For The Male Identity

Oct 21, 2016

John Congleton, producer of Wild Beasts' fifth album, Boy King, has an oversized dildo and a plastic Jesus guarding over the mixing desk in his Dallas, Texas studio, Elmwood Recording. More

Wild Beasts

Deconstructing Masculinity and the Mainstream With Tom Fleming

May 27, 2011

Kendal, England's Wild Beasts have just released their third album, Smother, to what is pretty much worldwide acclaim. Known for their elaborate but spacious arrangements and the flabbergasting vocal techniques of the male alto Hayden Thorpe, Wild Beasts make music where the weird meets the gorgeous, the creepy meets the sexy and the devastating meets the inspirational. More


Reviews

Boy King

Boy King

Domino

Aug 05, 2016

As Wild Beasts get older, they get wisercontinuing to move inexorably towards a carnal lust that proves more dark and twisted than the teenage fumbles of their earlier incarnations. While 2014's Present Tense prowled around the fringes of such lust, taking stock of its emotional fragility, Boy King tears its way to the center in a smouldering, multi-flavoured gumbo of layered electronica.  More

Present Tense

Present Tense

Domino

Feb 27, 2014

British art rockers Wild Beasts may hail from the wilds of Cumbria in the far north of England, but their music has always defied their craggy-landscaped origin and ferocious name: their 2009 breakthrough albumTwo Dancers and it's 2011 follow-up Smother were sinuously sophisticated and low-keybarbed tales of sexual longing and self-loathing wrapped in sleek, atmospheric indie rock. More

Smother

Smother

Domino

May 16, 2011

Few are on the fence about Wild Beasts: You’re either madly in love with the Kendal, England four-piece or you find them alienating and off-putting. Either way, Wild Beasts have, for better or worse, refined a distinct and singularly affecting musical aesthetic, which is an achievement that commands respect all its own. More