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Local Natives Release New Video for “World News”

May 10, 2010

Local Natives have released a video for "World News," the latest single to be taken from their debut album, Gorilla Manor. In the clip the band has an oxygen-tank fueled beach picnic/party with bikini-clad friends, while a fake band fronted by a young boy mimes along to the song. More

Round-up of Recent Interviews: Florence and the Machine, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Doves, and more

May 07, 2010

For the past couple weeks, our writers (namely Laura Studarus, Frank Valish, and Hays Davis) have been working hard to bring you website-exclusive interviews. We've posted a total of 12 interviews since late April, 10 of which were conducted at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Making it easy to keep up, we've complied an alphabetical list of our most recent interviews. Find links to our interviews with Doves, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Florence and the Machine, Local Natives, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Big Pink, and more. More

Video of Local Natives Performing “Airplanes” Live on Craig Ferguson

May 07, 2010

LA indie-rock fivesome Local Natives unfurled the tumbling harmonies of "Airplanes" last night. The performance of the Gorilla Manor single was their late-night TV debut over at the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Be sure to read our recent interview with the Cali answer to Grizzly Bear at Coachella. We have the video of their Ferguson appearance. More

New Videos of Jeff Mangum Performing “Oh Comely” and “A Baby For Pree” and More at Le Poisson Rouge

May 07, 2010

Last night at the downtown Manhattan venue, Le Poisson Rouge, former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum made a very rare appearance at a tribute benefit gig for the suffering stroke victim/New Zealand punk icon Chris Knox. He played five NMH tracks, starting with the epic "Oh Comely." The fan clips for "Oh Comely," "A Baby for Pree"/"Where You'll Find Me Now," and "Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2" are embedded here for your viewing pleasure. More

The Besnard Lakes Reveal “Albatross” Video

May 07, 2010

View the film-and-numerology(?)-inspired video for The Besnard Lakes' dreamy psych-rock single, "Albatross." In the Kara Blake-directed clip, a woman walks into a strange theater and views various old school instructional short films. We have the video. More

Jez Williams of Doves Reflects on the Band’s Career

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

Thom Yorke Publishes Election Day Playlist

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

Photos of Broken Social Scene at The Henry Fonda Theater, Monday, May 3, 2010

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

Mystery Jets Announce Serotonin

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