Wolf Alice

Listen: “Heavenward” From Forthcoming Wolf Alice Album

Sep 18, 2017

"Heavenward" is the latest single off the new album from North London's Wolf Alice. Visions of a Life is due out September 29th on Dirty Hit/RCA. The title tells you where they're headed on this one, as their signature shoegaze bursts upward. Let it lift you.

Rostam

Listen: “Sumer” From New Rostam Album

Sep 15, 2017

Rostam has reemerged with quite the second run since departing Vampire Weekend. In fact, he's killing it. Following his pronounced duet album with Hamilton Leithauser last year, he has delivered a swirling beauty of a solo record. Launching Half-Light, is "Sumer", where Rostam channels Panda Bear to glorious effect. Check it out!

Monogold

Premiere: “Feelers” From Forthcoming New Monogold Album

Sep 14, 2017

Over the course of their six albums in seven years, Brooklyn's Monogold has embraced stylistic and conceptual change whenever it came naturally. The trio's new album Babyfood comes out September 29th and Under the Radar is premiering the second single "Feelers". Dialing back their instrumentation from their grandiose psych-pop days, Monogold has turned toward a bit of a raw, wild and sometimes minimal sort of sound. Their style and lyrical content have slowly evolved into something more than single-celled and "Feelers" is a glimmering track with a kinetic, new wave tempo. 

Whereas the new album's first single “Cinnamon” approaches the concept of one discovering another’s body, “Feelers” shows what it would be like to see sunshine for the first time...… if you were a newly born bug. Singer Keith Kelly’s lyrics now show an appreciation for the simpler side of life; celebrating the quirky simplicity of being alive on this strange mud ball flying through the sky.

"Feelers" is about all living things' relationship with that crazy fire ball in the sky that we call the sun. Bugs, plants, birds and humans" states Kelly "That first time in a humans' life of understanding what it is and how it feels on your naked skin and what it's actually doing. Some sort of contained chaos that's beckoning, inspiring and controlling life."

 

 

The album release show for Babyfood is at Rough Trade Brooklyn on the 23rd: http://www.roughtradenyc.com/event/1533903-monogold-brooklyn

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Ducktails

Listen: New Ducktails “In The Hallway”

Sep 12, 2017

Matt Mondanile is returning with his latest Ducktails album Jersey Devil, October 6th on his own label New Images. "In The Hallway" is the latest song to be shared and true to form it's a groovy hypnogogic pop tune. On his sixth release, it appears Mondinale has fine tuned his retro outfit of keyboards and is further homing his nostaligic emulation. Here's hoping there's more of this in store. 

Midnight Sister

Listen: “Hitman” From Midnight Sister Debut Album

Sep 11, 2017

This past friday the LA duo Midnight Sister graced the music world with Saturn Over Sunset on Jagjaguar. The label announced it as "the ambitious, warped debut from the LA duo is a sonic thread stretched through this Hollywood multiverse."

It further elaborates aptly on the old tinseltown aura of the adventerous album. "The project of intense creatives Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian, Midnight Sister is brought to you by the isolating landscape of the San Fernando Valley – its colors, its diners, its lunatics, its neon lights. Both lifelong residents of this storied valley, Giraffe and Balouzian have only become more inspired by the area’s mythology over the years, its two-faced magical wonderland and tragic circus. And Saturn Over Sunset works almost as an album version of Altman’s Shortcuts, each song a character study of the valley’s odd personae..Saturn Over Sunset is a shared musical vision of Hollywood’s oddest corners. It is the baroque, eldritch alley you must pass through to fine the speakeasy night of your life. You’ll come out bleary-eyed and the sunrise will be pouring all pink and orange through the smog and palm trees."

Check out "Hitman" here and keep exploring the magic of this debut. 

 

Nosaj Thing

Listen: “Form” From New Nosaj Thing Album Parallels

Sep 08, 2017

Los Angeles-based electronic producer/composer Nosaj Thing is back with the release of his new album, Parallels, out now via Innovative Leisure. The new album exhibits a nice balance of dark electro-soul and vivid ambience and "Form" is a splendid example of the latter. Nosaj has always been deft at minimalism that penetrates and Parallels so shines. Check the new album out today.

 

 

Nosaj Thing is currently on a lengthy North American tour that will conclude in October, with special guests Com Truise, Jacques Greene and Jim-E Stack joining on select dates. Check out Parallelsabove and see below for a full list of tour dates.

Nosaj Thing

Parallels

1. Nowhere

2. All Points Back To U (feat. Steve Spacek)

3. Form

4. How We Do (feat. Kazu Makino)

5. U G

6. Get Like

7. TM

8. Way We Were (feat. Zuri Marley)

9. IGYC

10. Sister



Tour Dates:

8/30 - Strummer's - Fresno, CA

8/31 - The Ritz - San Jose, CA

9/1 - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA

9/2 - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel - Reno, NV

9/5 - The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA

9/6 - Sugar - Victoria, BC

9/7 - Knitting Factory - Spokane WA

9/8 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID

9/9 - Top Hat Lounge - Missoula, MT

9/11 - Commonwealth - Calgary, AB

9/12 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB

9/13 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK

9/14 - West End Cultural Center - Winnipeg, MB

9/16 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO

9/18 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI

9/19 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI

9/20 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI

9/21 - A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH

9/22 - The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY

9/23 - The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY

9/30 Luna Light Music & Arts Festival - Darlington MD

10/2 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA

10/3 - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC

10/4 - New Mountain Theatre - Asheville, NC

10/5 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA

10/6 - Terminal West - Atlanta, CA

10/8 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL

10/10 - Bardot - Miami, FL

10/11 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL

10/12 - Hi Ho Lounge - New Orleans, LA

10/13 - 1884 Lounge - Memphis, TN

10/14 - ACO @ UCO Performance Lab - Oklahoma City, OK

10/17 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO

10/18 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO

10/19 - Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

10/20 - Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV

10/21 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix AZ



Night Idea

Premiere: Night Idea - “Perfect Water”

Sep 06, 2017

Night Idea out of Richmond, VA are getting ready to release their latest full length, Riverless, on October 13th via Gigantic Noise / Citrus City. Under the Radar has the premiere of the new single "Perfect Water". The track provides ample space for instrumental flexing, in particular for a flourishing lead guitar, within a melding of style described as "a complex blend of experimental pop, prog rock, and widescreen post-punk...that touches upon everything from King Crimson and Pink Floyd to Deerhoof and Palm."

In true prog rock fashion, there is a loose concept that unifies the music and lyrics throughout Riverless. Speaking about the themes, Night Idea shared, "The events [of "Perfect Water"] occur in a different time and place, involving a sudden and mysterious drought and the events that unfold because of it. People become hypnotized and begin disappearing. Part of the fun as the listener is making your own ideas and images to the music."

Based on "Perfect Water" it seems that Night Idea's new album will have plenty of territory for the listener's imagination to interact. Take a listen and check out the band's upcoming tour dates:

 

Night Idea Tour Dates:

9/20 Richmond VA - Broadberry w/ Polyphia
9/21 Newark DE - Homegrown
9/22 Lancaster PA - Lancaster Arts Co-op
9/23 Providence RI - The Attic (house show)
9/24 Boston MA - State Park (Cambridge)
9/27 Harrisburg PA - The Underground Bike Shop
9/28 Detroit MI - PJ's Lager House
10/1 Madison WI - High Noon Saloon
10/3 Kansas City MO - Minibar
10/4 St. Louis MO - City Museum (daytime)
10/4 St. Louis MO - The Way Out Club
10/5 Nashville TN - The Cobra
10/6 Abingdon VA - Wolf Hills
10/7 Blacksburg VA - The Highland Farm
10/11 Wilmington NC - The Whiskey
10/20 Richmond VA - The Broadberry
10/21 Raleigh NC - Slims Downtown
10/22 Charleston SC - Makeout Reef
10/23 Savannah GA - El Rocko Lounge
10/26 Greenville SC
10/27 Athens GA - The 40 Watt
10/28 Greensboro NC

Loney dear

Premiere: Loney Dear - “Humbug” Acoustic Version Video

Sep 02, 2017

Loney dear is Swedish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen, and he’s back with an first new self-titled album, his first in six years. Loney dear is due out September 29 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records and the latest single is “Humbug,” which follows the first, "Sum." Under the Radar has a lovely video of an acoustic piano version to premiere. Svanängen and fellow Swedish musician Klabbe Hörngren recorded it together at Real World Studios this July. Svanängen's tender and substantial vocals dance around his and Hörngren's piano play. Take a gander below.

About the new song, Svanängen states “It’s more of a stream of consciousness, but I like to see how the story becomes visible even through the madness of just following the brain. I began experimenting with the unreliable narrator, and I really like the tone we created there because it was the first time I was able to convey the feeling of don't trust Emil. I don't want to be the artist that you'd want to buy a car from.”

Five years in the making, Loney dear draws inspiration from the jazz rhythms of Nina Simone, the stripped back intimacy and compositional brilliance of Bon Iver, and the more electronic side of John Grant's work. Svanängen feels he's reached a new chapter on the new album: "It's been a little bit like being out on the ocean swimming without anything to hold on to and now I've reached the beach. There is a certain new blackness in the music, I have learned to make my inner darkness more visible to people because I don't want to seem lighter than I am."

Loney dear 2017 Tour Dates:

Wed 20 Sep, COPENHAGAN, DK, VEGA Musikkens Hus
Thu 21 Sep, HAMBURG, DE, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri 22 Sep, AMSTERDAM, NL, Indiestad @ Paradiso
Sat 23 Sep, ROTTERDAM, NL, Rotown
Sun 24 Sep, HALDERN, DE, Haldern Pop Bar
Tue 26 Sep, DÜDINGEN, CH, Bad Bonn
Wed 27 Sep, PARIS, FR, Le Pop-Up du Label
Thu 28 Sep, LONDON, UK, Servant Jazz Quarters
Fri 29 Sep, BRUSSELS, BE, Huis 23 @ Ancienne Belgique
Sat 30 Sept, DORTMUND, DE, Way Back When Festival @ Pauluskirche
Thu 26 Oct, KALTERN, IT, Kaltern Pop
Fri 27 Oct, UMEA, SE, Umea Jazz Festival

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