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My Favorite Album: Hayden Thorpe on Leonard Cohen’s “The Best of Leonard Cohen”

Jul 08, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

The reason I chose this record was because when I was in New York I saw his exhibition at the Jewish Museum. Which is just a genius installation. Within that was a series of around 300 self-portraits. I don’t think he started making self-portraits until the last 20 years of his life.  More

Anna Burch on “If You’re Dreaming”

Jul 07, 2020 Web Exclusive

Anna Burch spoke with Under the Radar during the height of pandemic stress about her new solo album, If You’re Dreaming. More

Paul Weller on Playing Live Aid, Britpop, and Releasing His New Album During the Pandemic

Jun 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

From collaborating with Oasis to playing Live Aid, it might seem like Paul Weller has seen and done it all in his near 50-year career. Yet the ever-debonair, silver-haired elder English rock statesman, with a penchant for blue-eyed soul and a fixation on The Beatles, currently faces an unprecedented predicament.  More

The Black Tones on Their Nazi-Fighting 8-Bit Video Game

Jun 26, 2020 Web Exclusive

Seattle rock ‘n’ roll front woman, Eva Walker, can really talk. And that’s good because everything she has to say is valuable. Walker, who fronts the Pacific Northwest band, The Black Tones, is also a DJ at famed indie radio station, KEXP. But what caught our eye most recently was the band’s 8-Bit desktop video game, They Want Us Dead. More

Jessy Lanza – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

Jun 25, 2020 Web Exclusive

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art? Here we check in with Jessy Lanza. More

My Favorite Album: Ellen Kempner of Palehound on Elliott Smith’s “Either/Or”

Jun 24, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

I grew up on a steady diet of classic rock. My dad, who was a teenager in the ’70s, would tell me all about the times he was first in line to see The Rolling Stones, the night he saw John Lennon join Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, and many other dazzling stories.  More

My Favorite Album: Fred Armisen on Paul and Linda McCartney’s “RAM”

Jun 22, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Former Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Fred Armisen is a big fan of Paul McCartney’s career trajectory, especially the singer’s 1971 album RAM, which featured his wife Linda.  More

Self-Portrait: Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Austin Tufts of Braids

Jun 19, 2020 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Austin Tufts of Braids. The whole band also submitted a self-portrait photo. More

FEWS on Their “Dog” EP and Starting Their Own Label

Jun 17, 2020 Web Exclusive

Twelve months is a long time in music. This time last year, FEWS had just released their critically acclaimed second album Into Red. However, what should have been a marked step up and continuation of the band’s achievements after 2016’s highly feted debut Means turned out to be a grinding halt instead. More