We were quite taken with Blouse at SXSW—so much in fact, we asked the Oregon trio to contribute to our ongoing mixtape series. The band responded with this suitably eclectic entry, direct from their tour van playlist. Check out the tunes below, along with an extensive list of where you can see the band next. 

Blouse undertheradar mixtape by Blouse on Mixcloud


1. Spiritualized: I Think I'm in Love

2. Orange Juice: Rip it Up

3. Cocteau Twins: Sugar Hiccup

4. Serge Gainsbourg: Le Canari Est Sur Le Balcon

5. Sonic Youth: Kool Thing

6. OMD: Dream of Me

7. Lions: Tones on Tail

8. Twin Sister: Ribbon Bow

9. The Wake: Gruesome Castle

10: The Velvet Underground: I Found a Reason


Tour Dates:

04/04/12 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah

04/05/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

04/06/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

04/08/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

04/12/12 - Portland, OR - Mississipi Studios

04/13/12 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile

04/14/12 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

04/17/12 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue – 7th Street Entry

04/18/12 -  Chicago, IL - Schuba’s Tavern

04/19/12 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s Tavern

04/20/12 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

04/21/12 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In

04/22/12 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone

04/24/12 - Austin, TX - The Parish

04/25/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s

04/26/12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe

04/27/12 - East Atlanta, GA - The Earl

04/28/12 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern

04/29/12 - Raleigh, NC - King’s Barcade

05/01/12 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat

05/02/12 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

05/03/12 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

05/04/12 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa

05/05/12 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison

05/06/12 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt

05/08/12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

05/09/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg



“You’re Early” Video

Mar 30, 2012

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British sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, slated to release their self-titled debut as 2:54 on May 28 via Fat Possum, have premiered a murky music video for their song "You're Early," matching the grime-skuzzed vibes of the pair's dark rock sound. Given the general atmosphere of it all the pair would make for an excellent opening act for Garbage's upcoming return tour. 


“Hundred Hearts”

Mar 28, 2012

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Sister duo Zambri, one of the standout performers at Under the Radar's recent SXSW extravaganza have premiered, "Hundred Hearts," yet another stellar track from their forthcoming debut LP House of Baasa. The full-length is scheduled for release on April 10. Click to listen and/or download the song.

On May 8, J Mascis, the longstanding leader of veteran indie group Dinosaur Jr. is poised to release the first proper full-length work of his reinstated project Heavy Blanket. As the story goes six of the self-titled album's debut were actually penned during the summer of 1984 alongside bandmates Johnny Pancake and Pete Cougar, but before anyone could commit the output onto tape Pancake was severely injured in an accident in Vermont. The project was put on hold, and the Mascis went on to form Dino. Now 30 years later Mascis has tracked down Cougar and Pancake and gotten the band back together. The first taste of the group's instrumental psychedelia comes in the form of the "Dr. Marten's Blues," which you can listen to below.  

Julia Holter

“Moni Mon Amie” Video

Mar 28, 2012

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To support the recent release of her sophomore album Ekstatsis singer/songwriter Julia Holter has premiered a floaty-feeling music video for her track "Moni Mon Amie." According to director Yelana Zhelezov "The video for ‘Moni Mon Amie’ interprets the song as a lyrical appeal to the unattainable other, and a conversation that’s being had with oneself. The longing transforms the perception of the everyday, turning each moment into a poetic landscape in which the miniature and the gigantic become interchangeable. Julia plays the subject and the object of desire in this video." Click to watch. 

Yann Tiersen

“Another Shore” Video Premiere

Mar 12, 2012

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French composer and songwriter Yann Tiersen will soon be following up his 2010 album Dust Lane with a new full-length entitled Skyline. Leading up to its April 17 release date, Tiersen has been kind enough to provide Under the Radar with the premiere of an animated music video for the included track "Another Shore."Evoking both the bizarre and grotesque work of regular Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman, the clip follows an old woman having a really bad day as she waits for a bus. According to its makers by Ivan Rusev and Gergana Zabunova, "Yann really wanted something absurd for for this video. A linear story that was simple but strange." As you watch, keep a keen ear out for Tiersen's use of a distorted toy piano, a supposed nod to his early albums.


Bicycle Voice

“Pineapple Elixir” Premiere

Mar 09, 2012

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Bicycle Voice is the brainchild of Meg Webb—who, at the tender age of 19, already knows her way around an electro beat. With one foot in the glitter pop world, and one pop in the singer/songwriter school (with some classical chops to boot!) “Pineapple Elixir” is a toe-tapping, ear-wormy ride. We’re proud to premiere the track. Just the thing to get your weekend started. Check out the track above. (www.facebook.com/pages/Bicycle-Voice)

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Dream pop producer Teen Daze is set to release his debut full-length All of Us, Together in a scant few months. In the meanwhile, we’ve got a new track to hold us over. Called "Trenten," it’s an inviting, seven-minute dance party. Sample it above.

(Via: Stereogum)