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Fruit Bats on “The Pet Parade”

Mar 04, 2021 Web Exclusive

Eric D. Johnson is a worldbuilder. Over the course of eight LPs and 20 years, the creative force behind Fruit Bats has populated a dreamy landscape filled with characters all grappling with what it means to be alive. More

My Firsts: Malcolm Middleton of Arab Strap

Mar 03, 2021 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Malcolm Middleton of Scottish duo Arab Strap. More

Protomartyr on “Ultimate Success Today”

Mar 02, 2021

Be it the hell’s gate clang of their post-punk musicianship, or frontman Joe Casey’s apocalyptic PSA speak-singing, the sound of Detroit’s Protomartyr has always been nothing short of singular. More

The Mountain Goats on “Getting Into Knives”

Mar 01, 2021

Like one of the offbeat characters in his novelistic songs, John Darnielle was stopped dead in his tracks in a trinket shop by a matchbox sized notebook emblazoned with a moniker that didn’t suit him: “Rodeo Queen.” More

Bright Eyes on “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was”

Feb 23, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

“It just slipped out of my mouth”—that’s how Conor Oberst remembers the conversation that ended Bright Eyes’ eight-year hiatus. More

Shamir on Navigating the Music Industry

Feb 19, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

When Shamir’s “On the Regular” was released in the fall of 2014, it seemed to announce the arrival of a new pop star. More

Bob Mould on “Blue Hearts”

Feb 18, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

Bob Mould’s last album, 2019’s Sunshine Rock, was a string-laden guitar album that found the artist, who had recently relocated to Berlin, actively pursuing brighter, more positive upbeat songcraft. More

Pinegrove - Evan Stephens Hall on “Amperland, NY”, Politics, and Pedal Steel

Feb 17, 2021 Web Exclusive

Under the Radar last talked to Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall at the end of the band’s tour in support of Marigold. More

PINS on “Hot Slick”

Feb 16, 2021

When Manchester, England-based band PINS’ original rhythm section decided to move on it left founding members Faith Vern and Lois MacDonald (plus Kyoko Swan) with a conundrum in terms of how to move things forwards. More