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Mar 07, 2018

Canada noisy art-rockers Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are releasing a new album, DIRT, on March 23 via Paper Bag. Now they have shared a video for its third single, "Yandre." Joyce Wong directed the video, which you can watch below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces 570 More Artists

Low, Ought, Gaz Coombes, Girl Ray, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Hinds, and More Added to the List

Jan 10, 2018

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, previously announced the first round of 2018 musical performers, as well as the second round. Now they have announced the third round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018 and it's a long list featuring 570 artists! More

Apr 14, 2014

Last year indie game developer DrinkBox Studios released one of 2013's best action platformers with Guacamelee! More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Under the Radar’s November/December Issue, Featuring HAIM on the Cover, is on Newsstands Now

Also Features Interviews with Cut Copy, Cocteau Twins on Blue Bell Knoll, Cillian Murphy vs. Nils Frahm, Anna Calvi, Luke Temple, Willis Earl Beal, Glasser, Courtney Barnett, Midlake, Mac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmon, and more

Nov 19, 2013

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2013 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until late December/early January. It features HAIM on the cover as well as interviews with Cut CopyCocteau Twins on Blue Bell KnollCillian Murphy vs. Nils FrahmAnna CalviLuke TempleWillis Earl BealGlasserYuckMidlakeYamantaka // Sonic TitanDeltron 3030, Courtney BarnettMac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmonand much more. More

Oct 10, 2013

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are one of the more unique rock bands operating today, incorporating elements of heavy metal and 70s prog - and of course, Asian theater - into their own pop aesthetic. Today, listen to a new song, "Windflower," which is a swirling, driving and more unusually accessible taste of YT//ST's style.  More

Sep 18, 2013

With the impending release of their new album UZU on Oct. 29 Montreal art rock duo Yamantaka // Sonic Titan have unveiled a brand new music video for their lead single "One." More

Aug 08, 2013

Montreal's Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, the experimental rock group of performance artists responsible for 2011's YT // ST, have announced a new album, UZU. It will be released on October 29 via Suicide Squeeze.  More

Apr 18, 2013

Known for fusing noise, metal, pop and folk under an umbrella of over-the-top orientalism, interdisciplinary art duo Yamantaka // Sonic Titan have announced that they signed with Suicide Squeeze as their new label home. More

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan To Premiere Rock Opera

Live at Pop Montreal Festival on Sept. 21

Aug 29, 2012

Earlier this year musical duo Yamantaka // Sonic Titan made a name for themselves utilizing a strange musical blend of psych-noise, metal, and industrial influences with the visual aesthetic of Asian orientalism and modern manga all to create a distinctly bizarre and theatrical artistic presence. More

Listen: Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – “Lamia”

New Entry in Adult Swim’s Singles Program

Aug 20, 2012

During the course of the summer Cartoon Network television block Adult Swim has been releasing songs for free as part of a weekly series called the Singles Program. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Feb 14, 2012

Check out the animated video for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan single, “Hoshi Neko.”  More


South by Southwest’s First-Timers – Members of 2014’s Rookie Class Talk About Their First SXSW

Featuring Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman’s Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Aug 26, 2014

Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman's Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan all discuss playing SXSW for the first ever time this year. More

Yamantaka / Sonic Titan

Exploring // Expanding Mythologies

Jan 07, 2014

Any interview with Alaska B and Ruby Kato Attwood, the duo behind the Canadian art collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, is going to be educational. More




Paper Bag

Mar 23, 2018

Canada's premiere Noh-Wave prog act has never been accused of making simplistic music. Their latest record was conceived as the "soundtrack for an unreleased [Iroquois] and Buddhist themed Anime produced in 1987," and to fully appreciate the album you must be of the right mind to accept that.  More

Austin’s SXSW 2014 Recap: Awards Edition

March 15th, 2014

Mar 18, 2014

Staff writer Austin Trunick spent six days in Austin, Texas, taking in this year’s South By Southwest.  More



Suicide Squeeze

Oct 28, 2013

Not too many groups effectively infuse heavy music with high/low art collisions, pan-ethnic anthropological celebrations, operatic inclinations, and theatricality bordering on cartoonishness, but Yamantaka // Sonic Titan do it almost effortlessly, placing the whole mess in a sort of sonic dreamscape. More