Jan 28, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Briana Marela. After self-releasing two small albums, in 2012 Marela was emailed by frequent Sigur Rós collaborator and producer Alex Somers, who had been passed some of Marela's material by one of his friends. Somers produced and recorded Marela's latest album, All Around Us, in Iceland.

Jan 26, 2016 Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

Steve Martin's decades-long career as an entertainer has had its fair share of twists. In the 1970s, he was one of America's foremost stand-up comics. He segued that success into movie stardom—writing and starring in comedy classics such as The Jerk and Bowfinger—before eventually branching out into writing novels and plays.  More

Jan 26, 2016 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. Here are some answers from Finn Andrews of The Veils. More

Jan 25, 2016 Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

Kurt Vile's sixth full-length album, b'lieve i'm goin' down, is rife with songs about hard-living drifters, informed by the works of authors ranging from Flannery O'Connor to Cormac McCarthy. Yet Vile, particularly enthralled by McCarthy's Blood Meridian, couldn't manage to read the latter's most famous work, The Road, primarily due to its subject manner dealing explicitly with a young boy's travails with his father through the apocalypse. More

Jan 25, 2016 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from J Fernandez, whose debut album, Many Levels of Laughter, is out now via Joyful Noise. More

Jan 22, 2016 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Thomas Sanders of Teleman, whose sophomore album, Brilliant Sanity, is out April 8 via Moshi Moshi. More

Jan 21, 2016 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Chris Prudhomme of Painted Palms, whose sophomore album, Horizons, is out now via Polyvinyl.

Jan 20, 2016

Cathal Cully, frontman for Belfast, Northern Ireland foursome Girls Names, is bleary-eyed. Cully has wrapped a week of 16-hour days from his side job working in television production. Plus, the previous day was Culture Night Belfast, a festival with a variety of arts events taking place over a nine-hour stretch in the cordoned-off city center.  More

Jan 20, 2016 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from John Ridgard of Coves, whose debut album, Soft Friday, came out in 2014 via Nettwerk. More