The Rosebuds

Premiere: The Rosebuds: “Esse Quam Videri” MP3 Stream

Jul 28, 2014

Next week Raleigh-based musical artists Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, a.k.a. The Rosebuds, will release their newest album Sand + Silence. Following the Justin Vernon-assisted cut "Blue Eyes," Under the Radar is happy to premiere a brand new track off the record titled, "Esse Quam Videri." Sand + Silence was recorded over the course of a single week at Vernon's April Base Studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "Everyone in the room we were working with is such a great musician, so we'd hit record and the whole thing would just sail," says Crisp in a press release. "Everything would get done in just one or two takes, and the songs all ended up having this buoyancy to them."

Click the stream below to take a listen.

(www. therosebuds.com)

The New Division

“England (Feat. Sarah P)” MP3 Stream

Jul 28, 2014

Los Angeles’ The New Division has teamed up with vocalist Sarah P (previously of Keep Shelly in Athens/currently of Fina Fisken) for their ghostly new single “England.” It’s an emotional piece of electronic pop, with a dark, Depeche Mode-style underbelly. Listen to it with the lights off.  

(www.facebook.com/thenewdivision)

(www.facebook.com/sarannah.p)

Hopium

“Dreamers (feat. Phoebe Lou)” MP3 Stream

Jul 28, 2014

One of our favorite bands from last year, Snakadaktal didn't have a very long shelf life. But that doesn’t mean its members aren’t keeping themselves busy. Frontwoman Phoebe Lou recently popped up on “Dreams” a new track from Australia’s Hopium. It sounds a bit like Grimes going mainstream (oh wait, that totally happened!), full of fizzy synths, and the kind of choruses you can’t help but sing along to. Check it out below.

(www.facebook.com/highonhopium)

Ballet School

“LUX” MP3 Stream

Jul 28, 2014

Did you like “Cherish,” the last Ballet School track we posted about a month ago? Great, you’re going to love their newest single “LUX.” It’s got the same 1980s-dream vibe, with frontwoman Rose Blair doing Elisabeth Fraser proud. Listen below. For more, stick around—the band will release their debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour on September 8 via Bella Union.

(www.facebook.com/balletschoolband)

Blessa

“Unfurl” Video

Jul 25, 2014

Blessa’ wistful single “Unfurl” has gotten the video treatment. In it, a lonely girl dances out her pain. Or something. Check out the melancholy movement below. The British band’s debut EP Love Is An Evol Word is out now on Carmel Records.

 

(www.facebook.com/BLESSABLESSA)

xxanaxx

“Story” Video

Jul 25, 2014

Polish duo xxanaxx have a laid-back sensuality not unlike AlunaGeorge. Check out their sun-drenched video for glitchy single “Story” below. Not much about the Warsaw-based band has been translated into English yet, but for those interested, their debut album is out now via Warner Music Poland.  

xxanaxx - Story from Warner Music Poland on Vimeo.

(www.facebook.com/xxanaxxmusic)

TOPS

“Way to be Loved” MP3

Jul 24, 2014

On September 2, TOPS will release their new album Picture You Staring via Arbutus. Ahead of that, here’s the swinging first single, “Way to Be Love.” It’s a breezy piece of pop, with vocals from Jane Penny that suggest a relaxed stroll through the Montreal sunshine. Listen below.

Tour Dates:

07-30 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall  *

08-29 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola (Album release show)

10-19 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa (Pop Montreal)

* w/ Blood Orange

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Eliot Sumner

“Information (Trentemøller Remix)” MP3 Stream

Jul 24, 2014

Eliot Sumner single “Information” got an extra dose of dark thanks to none other than Trentemøller. It’s a pretty good mix actually—Trentemøller’s additions crash and squeal with an industrial intensity while Sumner comes across like the demon. Take a listen below. If the pair collaborated in the future, we certainly wouldn’t be upset.

(www.facebook.com/eliotsumnermusic)

(www.facebook.com/trentemoller)