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Rhiannon Giddens on “They’re Calling Me Home,” Traditional Music, and the Divine Creative Spirit

Apr 09, 2021

American roots singer/songwriter, Rhiannon Giddens, has, together with the help of her musical and romantic partner, Francesco Turrisi, written and recorded a new album during the COVID-19 pandemic that she and Turrisi have released today. The album, They’re Calling Me Home, features haunting vocals that harken to centuries past. It features banjo, guitar, flute, fiddle, and other instruments. More

The Anchoress on “The Art of Losing”

Apr 09, 2021 Web Exclusive

The Anchoress released her eagerly anticipated second album, The Art of Losing, last month to widespread critical acclaim, so Under the Radar sat down with its creator Catherine Anne Davies for one of her most candid interviews to date. More

Sun June’s Laura Colwell on “Somewhere”

Apr 07, 2021 Web Exclusive

There are a million and one band formation stories, but it’s safe to say that none started quite like that of Austin’s self-labeled “regret pop” band Sun June. More

Comedian Eddie Griffin on the Purpose of Comedy, Showing Off in History Class, and His New Special

Apr 05, 2021 Web Exclusive

In a way, longtime comedian Eddie Griffin is the King of the Colloquial. Listening to the man talk or watching his new comedy special, Laughin’ Through Your Mask, which came our last week, one gets the sense that Griffin cares deeply about the (his?) idea of common sense. More

The End: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes

Apr 02, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

To end the week, we ask Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and her solo project Flock of Dimes some questions about endings and death. More

Julia Steiner of Ratboys on Their 10-Year Anniversary and Their Year in Lockdown

Apr 02, 2021

Chicago’s Ratboys are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their first release in 2021. The core of the band remain Julia Steiner (guitar, vocals) and Dave Sagan (guitar), who have been writing and recording partners from the beginning days of the band. More

The Natvral on “Tethers”

Mar 31, 2021 Web Exclusive

When Kip Berman states that everything is different these days, he’s not exaggerating. Since you likely last saw him fronting the indie pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Berman is now a family man in a new home in a new city with a new set of priorities. As it turns out, the songs have changed, too. More

Jess Williamson on “Sorceress”

Mar 30, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

Phoning from the adopted comfort of her Los Angeles home in early May, Texas native Jess Williamson speaks with disarming candor about the trials and rewards of the rapidly shifting world around us. More

Jarvis Cocker on JARV IS… and Their Debut Album “Beyond the Pale”

Mar 25, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

“Like a lot of people, I went through phases,” explains Jarvis Cocker, when asked about his first reaction to the closures and quarantining which occurred in the outbreak of COVID-19. More