Feb 01, 2008 Winter 2008 - She & Him

Scottish up-and-comers Glasvegas have made a name for themselves through the classic pop-inspired demos that have been circulating online and a couple of limited run 7" singles. But it is the band's latest track, "Daddy's Gone," a poignant commentary regarding an absentee father, that has garnered Glasvegas the most attention. More

Feb 01, 2008 Winter 2008 - She & Him

Friendly Fires, hailing from St. Albans, England, burst on the scene with a rousing, danceable cover of Jamie Principle's infamous house cut "Your Love," a far cry from their beginnings as a hardcore band. More

Nov 01, 2007 Web Exclusive

Now 27 years after their first release, Einsturzende Neubauten might not be attracting the attention they received when they were creating a pioneering blend of industrial, noise, and avant-garde pop music in the 1980s. But having released no fewer than ten albums over the past four years, the German band have certainly never been more prolific, and, by creating a unique system by which their projects are essentially funded by subscribers to their website, they may be again changing the future of popular music. More

Nov 01, 2007 Web Exclusive

For the majority of his professional music-making life, Euros Childs fronted the Welsh quintet, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. A happy-go-lucky indie-pop collective that often mixed its English singing with Welsh, the band called it quits in 2006, leaving 2003’s understated Sleep/Holiday as its swan song. Since then, Childs has gone on to experiment with his pop music, releasing three solo albums: 2006’s varied Chops, the Welsh-onlyBore Da, and, most recently, The Miracle Inn, which features, at its center, the 16-minute, multi-part suite that shares the album’s name. Childs took a few minutes during his current U.S. tour to e-mail some answers to Under the Radar’s questions. More

Nov 01, 2007 Web Exclusive

Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth is a talkative guy off the record, but he clammed up as soon as the tape started rolling during this mid-September phone interview. Of course, it could just be that he’s tired of explaining his latest conceptual project, a song-by-song re-imagining of Black Flag’s 1981 punk classic, Damaged, that begs far more questions than it answers over its 10 incessantly unpredictable tracks. More

Nov 01, 2007 Web Exclusive

Say what you will about Robert Pollard, but the ex-Guided By Voices frontman is certainly never lacking for ideas. More

Oct 02, 2007 Web Exclusive

The June release of Boxer (Beggars Banquet), The National’s fourth LP, was met with the same universal critical praise that met its predecessor Alligator. One of the strongest records of 2007 so far, Boxer could be the soundtrack to walking home from the bar alone after last call. More

Oct 02, 2007 Web Exclusive

In 2004, West Indian Girl was two fellows: bassist Fran Ten and vocalist/guitarist Robert James, who worked out of a studio in downtown Los Angeles. In 2007, West Indian Girl is a six-person collective with the inclusion of vocalist Mariqueen Maandig, drummer Mark Lewis, and keyboardists Nathan Van Hala and Amy White. More

Oct 02, 2007 Web Exclusive

For their third album, Teenager, Dublin’s The Thrills chose a different approach from their past efforts. More