Aug 28, 2014 Fall 2002 - The Flaming Lips

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2002 article on Interpol, our first interview with the band. It was in honor of their debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights. The article appeared in our third issue next to interviews with other hot New York City bands also releasing their debuts at the time, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars. Under the Radar Co-Publisher Wendy Lynch Redfern did a photo-shoot with the band at the Troubadour in Los Angeles during their sound-check. Two years later Interpol appeared on our cover for 2004's sophomore album, Antics, and they graced the cover again for 2010's self-titled fourth album. On September 9 the band releases their fifth album, El Pintor, their first to be recorded without founding member Carlos Dengler. Read on as guitarist Daniel Kessler explains why he's filling in for Paul Banks, a recent band theft, the band's beginnings, their songwriting process, and why there are 75 bands he likes better than Joy Division. More

Aug 27, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Here's the first thing you need to know about Syd Arthur: It's the name of a band, not an individual. More

Aug 27, 2014 Web Exclusive

While filming 2012’s About Cherry, actor James Franco had the opportunity to explore the former San Francisco Armory. The massive, castle-like building now serves as headquarters for Peter Acworth’s Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM pornography. The facility is operated not unlike an old Hollywood studio lot, with multiple productions occurring simultaneously across the building’s many sets and soundstages, generating a steady stream of content for Kink.com’s various websites. More

Aug 26, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

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

Aug 25, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Somewhere there exists a John Denver song for the bizarre American life on the road that U.K. band The Horrors has experienced in their stateside tours over the course of nearly a decade. More

Aug 22, 2014 Web Exclusive

The black comedy Frank centers around an exceedingly eccentric musician named Frank (Michael Fassbender) and his struggle to record a debut album (and masterpiece) with his just-as-weird band, Soronprfbs. The film follows keyboardist Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) as he becomes the newest member to join the group and get sucked into their strange, reclusive world. More

Aug 22, 2014 Web Exclusive

The One I Love is a mindbender of a romantic comedy, and to say much more about it than that would give too much away. In the film, Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss play a married couple whose relationship has totally fallen apart. A counselor sends them to a picturesque cottage retreat to reignite their romantic flame and, well, some truly crazy shit goes down. Mentioning anything that happens beyond the film’s first few minutes would spoil its many surprises; The One I Love is best experienced as a series of unexpected, blindsiding twists. More

Aug 21, 2014 Issue #33 - Fall 2010 - Interpol

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2010 article on Twin Shadow, our first interview with George Lewis Jr. It was in honor of his debut album, Forget. The interview appeared in our Pleased to Meet You new artists section, but two years later Lewis appeared on our cover, for a special In-the-Studio 2012 section, appearing with Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth. Twin Shadow is working on his third album, the follow up to 2012's Confess. Read on as George Lewis Jr. discusses the beginnings of Twin Shadow, the long distance relationship that inspired Forget, and his childhood musical tastes. More

Aug 20, 2014 Web Exclusive

In 2011 the loss of LCD Soundsystem created a polished, ludicrously-danceable pop power vacuum, one which many bands have tried to step into, but none so successfully as Boxed In. The work of London based producer Oli Bayston, Boxed In captures the euphoria and bitterness of James Murphy's creation whilst bringing something very distinctively "Boxed In" to the fore. More