Mar 20, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Mar 17, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

January of 2016 officially marked 30 years since The Flaming Lips' first full-length album, a tripped-out set of woozy psychedelic sing-alongs titled Hear It Is. More

Mar 16, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

In April of 2001, the members of Death Cab for Cutie should have been on top of the world. With two acclaimed full-length releases (1998's Something About Airplanes and 2000's We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes) and a growing audience, they had reached the status every upstart band dreams of: they had quit their day jobs to focus solely on their music.  More

Mar 15, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has always been a remarkably candid and garrulous interview subject. Given that he's done few interviews since R.E.M.'s dissolution (you can literally count them on one hand), Under the Radar was thrilled that that he was game to discuss the band's largely overlooked 2001 orchestral-rock masterpiece, Reveal. More

Mar 14, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Mogwai are an enduring and majestic band, singular in their fiercely integral approach to the dramatic rock instrumentalism they have defined and transcended. Back in 2001, their legacy was only just beginning to materialize.  More

Mar 13, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

When Jimmy Tamborello talks about the release of his of first official Dntel album, 2001's Life is Full of Possibilities, he does so with no sense of sentimentality. He had already been making electronic music for over a decade at that point, releasing albums with Figurine and Strictly Ballroom, receiving little attention.  More

Mar 10, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

To end out the week, we ask The Divine Comedy frontman/main creative force Neil Hannon some questions about endings and death. The Northern Irish singer/songwriter is known for his highly literate and often amusing orchestral pop songs ("The Booklovers" from 1994's Promenade consists of Hannon reading off a list of his favorite authors). More

Mar 09, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

When My Morning Jacket set out to record 2001's At Dawn, for the first time they had outside expectations to consider-the band's debut album, 1999's The Tennessee Fire, generated enough momentum to shape a small and passionate fanbase. More

Mar 08, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Jonathan Rado remembers it like it was yesterday. One night during the recording sessions for Foxygen's sprawling 2014 sophomore release ...And Star Power, his brain fried and his body exhausted, he sat down at the piano.  More