Oct 08, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

After six albums skittering from haunted ambient soundscapes to hypersexualized dance floor fodder to dream-influenced folk, both members of London-based Goldfrapp admit that it would be near impossible to sum up their body of work in a single concise statement. More

Oct 07, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

For this My Firsts we talk to The Love Language's Stuart McLamb. The North Carolina native is the main creative force behind the band, whose third album, Ruby Red, was released in July by Merge. More

Oct 04, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

On a recent tour opening for Depeche Mode, Anders Trentemøller (known professionally by his last name) discovered that he has a fan in the band's chief songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore. More

Oct 03, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

It has been nearly 10 years since he pulled off one of the most unexpected mid-career reinventions in recent rock history, stripping of Montreal down to its psychedelic twee foundation and rebuilding it as an electronic pop band, but Kevin Barnes has never stopped reimagining his sound. More

Oct 01, 2013 Web Exclusive

This week, Swedish duo First Aid Kit is making a brief return to the U.S. for select performances on both coasts, including a set on Sunday at the inaugural Way Over Yonder festival in Santa Monica. Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg kick things off tonight by revisiting the Late Show With David Letterman, this time to perform front and center. In November 2011, they appeared on the show, singing backup for Lykke Li. Under the Radar spoke with Johanna and Klara Söderberg last week, while they were still in Stockholm, to ask them about their appearance at Way Over Yonder and how things are progressing on the follow-up to First Aid Kit's critically acclaimed 2012 LP, The Lion's Roar. More

Sep 27, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

The last few years have seen a lot of changes for Brian Oblivion, Madeline Follin, and their New York City-based indie pop outfit, Cults. More

Sep 26, 2013 Issue #46 - June/July 2013 - Charli XCX

Catherine McCandless hesitates when she speaksparticularly when it comes to describing the nuts and bolts of her work fronting Montréal-based five-piece Young Galaxy. More

Sep 25, 2013 Issue #46 - June/July 2013 - Charli XCX

To kick off work on their second full-length, Limits of Desire, Brooklyn-based quartet Small Black (Ryan Heyner, Josh Hayden Kolenik, Juan Pieczanski, and Jeff Curtin) skipped town to isolate themselves from big-city distractions and temporarily took up residence in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. More

Sep 24, 2013 Issue #46 - June/July 2013 - Charli XCX

When Saints Go Machine's third LP, Infinity Pool, begins with a bold statement of purpose. The '90s-indebted debut single, "Love and Respect," sees the electro-pop group corralling the excellent Atlanta rapper Michael Render (aka Killer Mike) to spit some lines over a moody earworm. More