May 06, 2010

Those watching the progress of the Manchester, England-based band Doves over the past 12 years have probably all had the same thought at some point: When will their American ship finally come in, in a commercial sense? That consideration is purely a matter of comparison, however. With Coldplay forming around the same time and moving in a lighter though not completely dissimilar direction to Doves, it seemed only a matter of time before the trio of brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals) and singer/bassist/guitarist Jimi Goodwin would have their own "Yellow." In our interview with Doves' Jez Williams, he reflects on various moments in the Manchester, England-based band's career, in honor of the band's new collection, The Places Between: The Best Of Doves. More

May 06, 2010

Today is election day in the U.K. and Radiohead band leader Thom Yorke weighed in (via the Dead Air Space Blog) on the proceedings, not with a pointed rant (That was saved for the recent oil spill where Yorke said "This is not just a accident. This is a terrible crime."), but with a playlist. Titled Out of Office Reply, the list was accompanied with the warning, "Avert your cynical eyes." More

May 06, 2010

On May 3rd, Broken Social Scene rocked Los Angeles. We sent Under the Radar staff writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. She also provided us with a full account of the evening. More

May 06, 2010

U.K. rockers Mystery Jets have announced the release of their third studio album Serotonin, out July 13th on Rough Trade. We have the tracklist. More

May 06, 2010

The New Pornographers rocked Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night with "The Crash Years," a cut from recently released album, Together. We have the video. More

May 06, 2010

Antony and the Johnsons have announced their fourth full-length release, out October 5th in the states (October 4th in the rest of the world). More

May 05, 2010

Earlier this year Sigur Rós bandleader Jónsi Birgisson released Go simply under his first name. The nine-song solo outing is filled with vibrant colors, dense orchestration, and Jónsi's ethereal falsetto. The music inspired an equally theatrical stage show, featuring sets and visuals from Fifty Nine Productions. More

May 05, 2010

Director Robert Rodriguez has released the trailer for Machete, which stars Danny Trejo and was co-directed by Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. Machete originated as a fake trailer in Grindhouse. This real trailer mixes footage from the original fake one with new footage from the finished movie. The trailer's release is timed with today's Mexican-American holiday and references the controversial Arizona immigration law. "This is Machete with a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona," says Trejo at the start of the trailer. We have the video. More

May 05, 2010

BBC's hit drama Being Human is returning to BBC America July 24th for a second season, premiering after the Doctor Who season finale. This time the trio of 20-something supernatural roommates (a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf) must face a duo of adversaries hell-bent on their torture and destruction. More