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Tegan and Sara

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Tegan and Sara

Dec 09, 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.

In our last episode of 2020, we spent some virtual time in Vancouver with Tegan and Sara, who managed to accidentally get stuck in the same city just in time to work on a million lockdown projects together. Between writing a graphic novel and crafting a new album just after the release of their memoir, they also managed to raise $100k through their nonprofit foundation in order to help the vulnerable communities that have been most affected by COVID. In a time of chaos, it’s comforting to know that Tegan and Sara have been busy cooking up new projects, even while they are obsessively watching Ticktok just like the rest of us.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Future Islands, Phantogram, and Perfume Genius, click over to our streaming options, or join us on YouTube.

For more from the Quin family, be sure to stop by their Instagram, Twitter, or learn more about the Tegan and Sara Foundation. Their memoir High School is out now.

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Tawny Newsome & Bethany Thomas

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Tawny Newsome and Bethany Thomas

Dec 03, 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 Tawny Newsome and Bethany Thomas to chat about their brilliant album Material Flats and how life was treating these two talented multi-hyphenates. While they were lucky and got to record the album together earlier this year, these two have spent the better part of 2020 having virtual television show premieres, navigating online theater, and learning when to take a moment to pause. From learning to engineer their own record to putting out podcasts, we are glad that they are taking a cue from the indoor kids on how to create during these strange times.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Alison Mosshart, Alice Bag, and Deerhoof, skip over to our wealth of streaming options, or join us on YouTube.

For more on Tawny Newsome and Bethany Thomas, hit them up on their respective Twitter feeds or Instagram accounts. Their debut album Material Flats is out now.

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Harvey Guillén

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Featuring Harvey Guillén of “What We Do in the Shadows”

Nov 19, 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 Harvey Guillén, aka everyone’s favorite familiar Guillermo from the brilliant FX series What We Do in the Shadows. Between safely filming on set in Canada and delving into the world of voice acting, Harvey has been staying busy, keeping himself (and the rest of us) entertained as quarantine drags on. From the importance of representation in the media to the joys of binge watching, Harvey’s take on 2020 is both hilarious and insightful, which is our personal favorite combination.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Shalita Grant, Thirst Aid Kit, and Hannah Marks, explore our wealth of streaming options, or join us on YouTube.

For more from Harvey, be sure to say hi on Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to keep What We Do in the Shadowsofficial site bookmarked for updated info on the show’s upcoming third season.

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Ólafur Arnalds

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

Nov 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.

Before the world shut down, Ólafur Arnalds started crafting his brilliant new album Some Kind Of Peace. Little did he know that it would be anthemic for a time when we are all tuning into our inner world for better or worse. We loved getting to hear about how he’s been rediscovering his own inner and outer landscapes writing in Reykjavik and learning from his example that to really create our best work, we sometimes have to get a little bit obsessed.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Rob Graves, Joe Wong, and, and White Sea, dance it over to our wealth of streaming options, or join us on YouTube.

For more from Ólafur, give him a follow on Twitter or Instagram. His new album Some Kind Of Peace is out now on Mercury KX.

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Deerhoof

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

Oct 29, 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.

This week, we got to ride a rollercoaster of emotions with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. From learning that his music has inspired both romances and break ups to navigating life in an ever-transforming band, Greg spent the last few decades collaborating with everyone from his bandmates to musicians around the world to Justin Theroux on his journey to create inspiringly delightful soundscapes. As we approach a critical election in the United States, Greg urges us all to lean into the power of transformation and social engagement as we are all navigating the wondrously strange world of 2020.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Sad13, Juana Molina, and Alice Bag, dip into our pool of listening options, or join us on YouTube.

For more from Deerhoof, say hi to them on Instagram and Twitter. Their new covers album Love-Lore is out now via Joyful Noise Recordings.

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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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