Nov 22, 2017

Death Cab for Cutie played their first ever show 20 years ago today, on November 22, 1997. In honor of that anniversary the band have shared the audio for the acoustic set on Bandcamp for $4.00, with some of the proceeds going to the Seattle-based charity Aurora Commons. More

Nov 21, 2017

Brooklyn's Grooms just released a new album Exit Index, the follow up to 2015's Comb The Feelings Through Your HairUnder the Radar has the premiere of the video for "Softer Now," which offers a portrait of alienation.  More

Nov 21, 2017

Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. Now they have announced some rare limited vinyl releases that will be available at the festival and have shared a previously unreleased (and untitled) song by frontman Jónsi.  More

Nov 21, 2017

Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) has announced a new EP, A Day With the Homies, to be released on January 12, 2018 via Domino. It's a limited 12-inch vinyl only EP. Below are the EP's tracklist and cover art, along with a statement from Lennox. More

Nov 21, 2017

Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, back in September via Company. Now she has shared a new cover of Cass McCombs' "Medusa's Outhouse," which is not found on her debut album. More

Nov 21, 2017

Girl Ray are a promising new British trio. Poppy Hankin (guitar/vocals), Iris McConnell (drums), and Sophie Moss (bass) are all 19 years old and from North London. Now they have shared a new Christmas song, "(I Wish I Were Giving You a Gift) This Christmas." More

Nov 21, 2017

Sufjan Stevens released his acclaimed album Carrie & Lowell in 2015 and earlier this year he released a corresponding live album and concert film, Carrie & Lowell Live. This Friday (November 24) Stevens is releasing a Carrie & Lowell mixtape entitled The Greatest Gift, via Asthmatic Kitty. It includes unreleased outtakes, remixes, and iPhone demos from the album and will be released on cassette, LP, and digital formats. Now you can stream the whole mixtape. More

Nov 20, 2017

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins released a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick CorganOgilala, last month via BMG. Now he's back to being just regular old Billy Corgan and he has stopped by NPR's offices to perform three songs as a Tiny Desk ConcertMore

Nov 20, 2017

Welcome to Under the Radar's Holiday Gift Guide 2017. As in previous years, the guide will be split into various parts. This first part tackles music box sets and reissues, both on vinyl and CD. You would think that labels would have run out of old albums from the 20th century to reissue, but there appear to always be extra outtakes and previously unreleased tracks sitting in a vault somewhere, a mono mix not previously available on CD, or an album that hasn't been on vinyl for decades. More