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Various Artists

New Compilation of Neil Young Covers by Various Artists to Benefit RAICES

Mar 02, 2020

A conglomeration of disparate sounding, but ultimately united Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York artists have shared a set of Neil Young covers to inject some much needed radical optimism into our hearts and to raise funds for RAICES, an organization dedicated to providing legal and educational support to immigrants and refugees. The guiding light of radically optimistic troubadour Neil Young's back catalog is refracted by the likes of Adult Mom, Gnawing, Bunny Boy, Pressed Orchid and many more to provide a timely riposte to fashionable pessimism. The name of the compilation is Look Out for My Love and features cover art by Ajah Courts.

More information about RAICES can be found here: https://www.raicestexas.org/ 

Sudan Archives

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

Feb 27, 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 had the pleasure of having tea with Sudan Archives at her home on a rainy day in Los Angeles. From fabulous feathered gowns to serious sonic experimentation, the violinist/vocalist/producer gave us a glimpse of her wonderful world. She opened up about how sometimes life was easier when she was making donuts, and how she can find inspiration anywhere she likes (most notably, she’s been taking style cues from her pet snake Goldie).

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, featuring Best CoastMadame Gandhi, Penelope Isles, Mighty BearKid MoxieMarissa Nadler, and Kate Nash, please peruse our multiple streaming options

Sudan Archives’ new album Athena is out now on Stone’s Throw Records. She also just releasesd a new video for the dazzling single “Limitless.” For updates on both music and fashion, be sure to follow her on Instagram or swing by her official site.

 

 

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Best Coast

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

Feb 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.

Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast joined us this week to chat about how getting outside of her own head helped break the writer’s block she encountered before ultimately crafting her upcoming album. Ranging from political advocacy to getting sober to discovering the best menu hacks at the Cheesecake Factory, Bethany’s journey shows that sometimes the best way to get to your goal is to set your sights on the journey instead of the destination.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, featuring Madame Gandhi, Penelope Isles, Mighty Bear, Kid MoxieMarissa Nadler, and Kate Nash, click here.

Best Coast’s new album Always Tomorrow is out February 21 on Concord. Catch the Vanderpump Rules-inspired video for single “Everything Has Changed,” and bliss out to the single “For the First Time” and check out upcoming tour dates here.

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Madame Gandhi

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Feat. Madame Gandhi, Penelope Isles, and More

Feb 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.

Last November, host Pam Shafer, spent a few days at Iceland Airwaves, the coolest of all music festivals, talking to artists from around the world about their passions. Madame Gandhi let us in on what it was like studying business at Harvard, Mighty Bear told us all about the drag scene in Iceland, while Lily Wolter of Penelope Isles chatted about her life as a stick and poke tattoo artist. And of course, we’d like to say a special thank you to Ian Young for creating original photos to go along with this episode.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, featuring Kid Moxie, Marissa Nadler, and Kate Nash, click here.

For more on our multiple guests:

Madam Gandhi: official site, Instagram, Spotify

Mightybear: official site, Instagram, Spotify

Penelope Isles: official site, Instagram, Spotify

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Kid Moxie

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

Jan 31, 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’s episode features musician and actress Elena Charbila a.k.a. Kid Moxie. It’s been a big week for her as her soundtrack for the film Not to Be Unpleasant, But We Need to Have a Serious Talk just nabbed a top spot on the Apple Music front page. In true Why Not Both style, Kid Moxie also stars in the film as well. In our interview, Elena tells us all about how it’s important to embrace your imperfections and passions, as well as what it was like coming to the US as a Greek artist. Listen below. For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. You can also revisit past episodes, including our recent season premiere Kate Nash, and Marissa Nadler, via this handy link

Kid Moxie’s newest release, the soundtrack for Not to Be Unpleasant, But We Need to Have a Serious Talk is out now on Lakeshore Records, and available via Bandcamp. Check out the video for her new single “Big in Japan," and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Marissa Nadler

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

Jan 26, 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, host Pam Shaffer chatted with Marissa Nadler about how art led to music and how music ultimately led back to art throughout the course of her life. She revealed some of the remarkable experiences she had teaching older students and how her quiet life in chilly landscapes helps to weave together the life of meticulous and passionate artist. Listen below. For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. You can also revisit past episodes, including recent season premiere Kate Nash, via this handy link

Marissa Nadler’s newest album Droneflower is out now on Sacred Bones and Bella Union. To see more of her visual art, and check out upcoming tour dates, visit her official website.

Kate Nash

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

Jan 16, 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 our premiere episode, host Pam Shaffer (herself a musician and therapist) met up with Kate Nash over vegan cookies and PG Tips tea to chat about the versatility and vulnerability of being a musician and actor. Kate opens up about her experiences on the set of GLOW and what she has learned growing as an artist in the ever-changing landscape of the music industry.

Listen below. For updates, be sure to follow "Why Not Both?" on Instagram and Twitter. You can also listen in your choice of format here

To keep up with all of Kate's acting/music/advocacy adventures, be sure to visit her on both Instagram and Twitter. Her new album Yesterday Was Forever is out now on Girl Gang. Glow on Netflix will return in 2020 for a final season. 

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Spinning Coin

Spinning Coin Share Video For New Song “Ghosting”

Jan 16, 2020

Glasgow, Scotland-formed indie guitar-pop four-piece Spinning Coin are releasing their sophomore album, Hyacinth, on February 21 via Geographic Music, an imprint of Domino spearheaded by the Scottish band The Pastels. Now they have shared another song from it, "Ghosting," via a video for the track. Watch the Sean Nicholas Savage-directed video below.

The band's Sean Armstrong, who wrote the song, had this to say about it: "It was written in the small hours of a morning in my cockroach-infested flat in Glasgow, on the day that I was to move out. I hadn't packed any of my things but stayed up all night sitting on the floor screaming into a microphone, drinking instant coffee. In the late am when my friends came to help me move, I still hadn't put anything into boxes or slept, and was faint and dehydrated; but had written the first version of this song."

Spinning Coin formed in Scotland, but Armstrong and fellow member Rachel Taylor have since left Glasgow for Berlin. Hyacinth is the follow-up to 2017's debut album, Permo.