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Issue #30 - Winter 2010 - Vampire Weekend

Mar 01, 2010

Vampire Weekend graces the cover of Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue and the issue features an in-depth 10-page article on the band (whose sophomore album, Contra, recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts) that incorporates interviews with all four members and an exclusive photo-shoot with the band.

"From the very beginning we realized that it's not a cycle of hype and backlash. Those are two things that exist continuously." - Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

Most Anticipated Albums of 2010

The Anticipated Albums of 2010 section includes in-the-studio interviews with several notable artists putting out new albums later this year, including interviews with the following:

Broken Social Scene  
The Dears  
Rose Elinor Dougall
Dr. Dog  
The Drums  
Friendly Fires  
The Go! Team  
Here We Go Magic
Jónsi (from Sigur Rós)  
Laura Marling 
The New Pornographers  
of Montreal  
Panda Bear  
School of Seven Bells  
She & Him  

"Some days I think we made an adult-contemporary record, some days I think we made a rock record. It sounds like Broken Social Scene, but it doesn't have the insanity or the bombastic energy of our other albums." - Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew

Pleased to Meet - New Artists in 2010

Our New Artists in 2010 section features interviews with 12 amazing new artists we're excited about, including these artists:

Avi Buffalo  
Esben and the Witch  
Everything Everything  
Kissaway Trail  
Lawrence Arabia  
The Middle East  
Pepper Rabbit  
Real Estate  
Summer Camp  
Surfer Blood

"We'd just written some songs in our flat in Manchester, and having fat cats come up from London to take us out for meals wasn't something we expected." - Delphic's Matt Cocksedge


The Detection section includes interviews with the following:

Charlotte Gainsbourg 
Love Is All's Josephine Olausson (Self-Portrait)
Owen Pallett 
Bill Willingham (the writer/creator of DC/Vertigo Comics' Fables)

"It was a really tough time because I had writer's block too. At one point we even considered not continuing as a band anymore." - Midlake's Tim Smith


Over 140 CDs, DVDs, books, films, TV Shows, video games, and comic books reviewed, including reviews of releases by The Album Leaf, The Besnard Lakes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Buzzcocks, Johnny Cash, Cocteau Twins, Drive-By Truckers, Four Tet, Elizabeth Fraser, Frightened Rabbit, Fucked Up, Goldfrapp, Groove Armada, High Places, Hot Chip, jj, Kris Kristofferson, Miles Kurosky, Lali Puna, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Liars, Lightspeed Champion, Local Natives, The Magnetic Fields, Malachai, Massive Attack, Mumford & Sons, Joanna Newsom, Scout Niblett, Plants and Animals, Robert Pollard, Quasi, Radar Bros., The Radio Dept., Rogue Wave, Sambassadeur, Seabear, Serena Maneesh, Shearwater, Shout Out Louds, Elliott Smith, Patti Smith, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, These New Puritans, Tindersticks, Toro Y Moi, The Watson Twins, White Hinterland, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Xiu Xiu, You Say Party! We Say Die!, and many others.

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Bat for Lashes

Grizzly BearBest of 2008Jenny LewisProtest Issue  

Protest IssueFlight of the ConchordsShe & HimBeirut  

Tegan and SarahFeistModest MouseThe Decemberists  

The DearsThe RaconteursBelle and SebastianO Canada  

Death Cab for CutieSuper Furry AnimalsBright EyesProtest Issue 2004  

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