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

Mar 07, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

It's been a circuitous route for Surfer Blood since their auspicious 2010 debut album Astro Coast. Their following LPs, 2013's Pythons and 2015's 1000 Palms, were received less enthusiastically by their previously fervent audience, with lesser sales and generally tepid responses from live show attendees waiting to hear favorites from Astro Coast. More

Mar 06, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

"If you'd said to me 10 years ago while I was making beats in my bedroom in Sydney, 'In 10 years you're going to be sharing a studio with Andrew Weatherall and Ewan Pearson in London,' I would have said, 'No fucking chance,'" says Jono Ma, the musical epicenter of Australia's Jagwar Ma, as he gives a tour of the studio space he shares in a grim industrial estate in North London. More

Mar 03, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Though the Guinness Book of World Records doesn't award a designation for "Most Time Spent Continuously Working on One Album," The Avalanches would have to be strong contenders if such a category were created. Sixteen years-that's how much time passed between the release of 2000's genre-defining Since I Left You and 2016's WildflowerMore