Jun 25, 2012 Web Exclusive

The premise established at the beginning of director Stephen Kessler's documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive, is a gag. Kessler, narrating over archival clips of Williams in his heyday, laments that the Oscar-winning songwriter died too young. He expresses a kinship with Williams and eulogizes his talents before sharing the discovery that Williams issurprisealive and well. More

May 23, 2012 Web Exclusive

Under the Radar caught up with Caribou frontman Dan Snaith on break from his band's tour with Radiohead to discuss what he's been up to since Swim, his plans for his next album, his formative influences growing up in suburban Canada, and why a PhD in mathematics doesn't necessarily translate to an enhanced musical acumen. More

May 22, 2012

When historians record his contributions to society, Will Sergeant is well aware that his role as a member of Echo & The Bunnymen will probably always be part of the headline. Now 54, the musician/artist finds himself eager to speak about his new endeavor: life as a mixed-media visual artist.  More

May 21, 2012 Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

Like the migratory seabirds they’re named after, the band Shearwater will spend much of the year traversing the globe. The band, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg, has just finished the first of three European tours scheduled in 2012 and is on the second leg of an American tour as the support act for St. Vincent.  More

May 01, 2012

You have Morgan Kibby to thank for the can’t-get-‘em-out-of-your-head lyrics of “Midnight City.” A vital part of M83 since 2008’s Saturdays=Youth, Kibby has been responsible for her fair share of “lighters aloft” moments in the French/Los Angeleno collective, writing lyrics and providing vocals for the electonic/ambient/shoegaze/dance group. Currently touring M83’s 201l album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, she has also been hard at work on her solo project, White Sea. More

Mar 17, 2012 Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow, aka Brooklyn-based songwriter George Lewis Jr., emerged in 2010 with the stunning debut LP Forget. The album is an intimate glimpse at the deterioration of a transcontinental relationship, and it saw significant critical acclaim and commercial success. Despite its gravitas, the record's ebullient synth hooks and universal theme of love lost caught on with increasingly larger and more fervent audiences worldwide.  More

Mar 15, 2012 Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth is slumped on a couch at a Lower Manhattan loft, having just completed a lengthy photo shoot for this magazine's cover story along with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear and George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow. It's late, and he seems  emotionally spent. He's game to answer questions but is reticent when it comes to revealing firm details of his band's as-yet-untitled new album, slated for release in June. More

Mar 13, 2012 Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

"After five years, I think we deserved a little break. And to be completely honest, the last show was only a year and two months ago. It's really not that long. It was in October of 2010, the Neil Young Bridge School benefit," says Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste, a tad defensive at the notion that his band has disappeared from the indie map for too long of a stretch. More

Mar 12, 2012 Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

"I think this is going to be a very door-opening record," says Tegan Quin, one-half of the Canadian rock duo Tegan and Sara. "I feel like we've hit on something that's going to allow people to connect to it and get into it." She adds, laughing: "Just like Ace of Base." More