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Monday, October 26th, 2020  

Welcome to Check the Score. If you love film music then you are in the right place. Host, Charles Steinberg will be having the occasional in-depth conversation with the composers of film music. This is a contiuation of our Keeping Score interview series.

One of the bright new stars of film composition, Emile Mosseri is the first guest! He shares thoughts about his process and exquisite new score for the fabulous new Miranda July film, Kajillionaire. Check the Score!

Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/check-the-score/id1536540815

Icona Pop

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Icona Pop

Oct 22, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

What happens when your plans to tour get canceled and you end up at home in Stockholm? If you happen to be Icona Pop, aka Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, you decide to make the best of things and throw a virtual rave spa for all your friends and fans. Caroline and Aino opened up about what it’s like to be creating a new album while staying put, as their songs are so often informed by their international travels, and the joys of relearning the pleasures of domesticity (spoiler: it involves teaching yourself how to cook all over again). We love their attitude of taking this time to become more forgiving of yourself and tuning into your own sense of purpose and community. Icona Pop asks that while you listen you click and learn more about The Trevor Project

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Aluna, HANA, and AURORA, browse our listening options, or join us on Youtube.

For more hang time with Icona Pop, visit their Instagram and Twitter. Their new single “Spa,” a collaboration with SOFI TUKKER, is out now. 

 

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Perfume Genius

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Perfume Genius

Oct 15, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

We’ve all been having a bit of an out of body experience during quarantine, but at least we got to chat with Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, about how dancing helped him connect with his body in a novel way before we all got stuck inside. As a writer and singer, he has explored some gorgeous emotional landscapes, but in dance, he found a way to express those feelings that just can’t be translated into words. Whether it’s performing on livestream to an empty theater, or channeling his inner chihuahua energy, Hadreas never fails to enthrall us.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Future Islands, Sondre Lerche, and Sad13, shimmy over to our streaming options or visit us on YouTube.

For more from Perfume Genius, go say hi to him on Instagram or on his genius Twitter feed. His new album Set Fire to My Heart Immediately is now on Matador. You can also revisit his self-directed video for album single “On the Floor.” Bonus points if you dance along.

 

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Future Islands

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring William Cashion of Future Islands

Oct 08, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

We had the pleasure of chatting with William Cashion of Future Islands all about his new solo ambient project Postcard Music and the ways that transcendental meditation have informed his work. From collaborations with his bandmates to paintings with his wife, William creates with a calm sense of curiosity that comes from quiet introspection. We are excited to hear his latest work with Future Islands, which was all mixed remotely during quarantine, and see where his creative journeys take him next.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Phantogram, Foster the People, and Local Natives, hit our (not so hidden) cache of streaming options or visit us on Youtube

To keep up with Future Islands, hit up their Instagram and Twitter. To send Will some love, drop by his personal Instagram and Twitter. His solo album Postcard Music is out now. Future Islands’ new album As Long as You Are is out this Friday on 4AD. While you wait, revisit album singles “Born in a War,” “Moonlight,” and “Thrill.”

 

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Aluna

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Aluna

Oct 01, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

While the world hit pause, Aluna has been busy Zooming up a storm to make the dance music world a more inclusive space for both artists and audiences. We got to chat about the nature of ongoing social change, and how she manages her activism with her creative musical life. Aluna reminded us that it’s vital to create a space where others can share their voice and to stay curious about their experiences in order to gain empathy and create better art. She asks that you check out Black Women’s Blueprint while listening to her interview.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Sudan Archives, Mxmtoon, and Ioanna Gika, boogie over to our host of streaming options.

To keep up with Aluna, hit up her Instagram and Twitter. Her solo debut Renaissance is out now. Got a few minutes? Take in the splendor of the video for album single “Envious.”

 

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Thirst Aid Kit

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Thirst Aid Kit

Sep 24, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

We caught up with Nichole Perkins and Bim Adewunmi of Thirst Aid Kit right at the end of their epic run as the best podcast about female desire and cultural narratives. As producers, writers, and storytellers, both women had so much to share about the vulnerability of sharing ourselves creatively with others and the magic of a good friendship cry. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next and in the meantime, we highly recommend you laugh along with our interview then head straight over to Thirst Aid Kit’s podcast page to binge every episode.

While you're listening, Nichole requests that you click and learn more about Black Girls Code. Bim requests that you learn more and donate to the trans community in Nigeria

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Welcome to Night Vale’s Joseph Fink, Mara Wilson, and Lane Moore, direct yourself to our multitude of listening options.

To keep up with Nicole and Bim’s post-Thirst Aid Kit projects, visit them on their respective Twitter accounts.

 

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Joe Wong

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Joe Wong

Sep 17, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Balancing his work as a TV composer, drummer, and podcaster is no easy feat but Joe Wong nails it. We loved getting to chat with him about how his creative process thrives within the framework of films and in the studio, where he created his first solo project with the production help of his good friend Mary Timony. Joe reminded us that though we can learn by listening to others, comparison is the thief of joy so we should all embrace our singular creative visions. While you listen Joe requests that you research and donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Rob Graves, Kathleen Hanna, and Jehnny Beth, shimmy over to our listening options.

For more on Joe, swing by his Twitter and Instagram. His new album Nite Creatures is out on Sept 18. In the meanwhile, catch up on weekly episodes of his podcast, The Trap Set.


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Sad13

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Sad13 and Lustra

Sep 12, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

For this special double episode, we got to chat with Sad13 aka Sadie Dupuis and Lustra, aka Helena Marzec-Gołąb, about the magic of language and how it transforms our perception. When she’s not making music, Sadie spends her time crafting poetry and writing artist bios, both of which play with the power of words to shape our identity and emotions. Meanwhile, Helena studies the nuances of translating songs from English to Polish and back again, all while examining the ways our native languages affect the images and metaphors we use. Both women are passionate about helping others. Helena requests that you check out the Ef Kropka Foundation which helps support Polish mental health services. Sadie asks that you learn more and donate to Prevention Point in Philadelphia, where she's donating a portion of the proceeds from her album sales. 

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Kathleen Hanna, Soko, and Jehnny Beth, climb our linktree of listening options.

For more from Sad13, stop by her Instagram and Twitter. Preorder her new album Haunted Painting, or her equally haunted tea on Bandcamp. While you wait, revisit her single “Hysterical.”

To keep up with Lustra, say hello on Instagram. Fans of Ladytron or Purity Ring take note: you can buy her industrial/pop EP on Bandcamp, and enjoy the spooky video for her single “Wczoraj.”

 

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