Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Protest Issue Contains 132 Pages of Extra Content
Additional Bonus Interviews With Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, Death Cab for Cutie, Dinosaur Jr., The Drums, Richard Hawley, The New Pornographers, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, and More
Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s The Protest Issue includes all the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 132 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra interviews with Andrew Bird, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dan Deacon, Death Cab for Cutie, Dinosaur Jr., The Drums, EMA, Richard Hawley, Fucked Up, Liars, Bob Mould, Tom Morello, The New Pornographers, Okkervil River, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, JD Samson of Le Tigre and Men, Tegan and Sara, and more.
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The digital issue features exclusive protest sign photos not found in the print version, including photos of Body Language, Hooray For Earth, Beth Jeans Houghton, Lost in the Trees, The Love Language, Niki & The Dove, Peaking Lights, Passion Pit, Poor Moon, Shabazz Palaces, Slow Club, and Summer Camp.
The digital issue also includes bonus frames from our print issue photo shoots with the following: Alt-J, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Arthur Beatrice, Charli XCX, Dan Deacon, Matthew Dear, Foxygen, Ladytron, Menomena, Moons, Passion Pit, Corin Tucker, Wild Nothing, and Youth Lagoon.
The Protest Issue examines the intersection of music and politics and includes major stories on the music of Occupy, musicians' involvement in the Obama campaign and the election, the difficulties of writing good protest songs, and gay musicians talking about current queer issues. The digital version includes full Q&As with some of the artists interviewed for those articles, including: Andrew Bird, Dan Deacon, Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, The Drums' Jonny Pierce, EMA, Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, Liars' Angus Andrew, Bob Mould, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and The Nightwatchman, The New Pornographers' Carl Newman, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Amanda Palmer, JD Samson of Le Tigre and Men, and Tegan and Sara's Tegan Quin.
Select digital issue political bonus section quotes:
“We’re artists; we’re not politicians. You can actually waste a lot of your artistic energy if you try to be a politician and you lose sight of the reason that people connected with you in the first place.” – Amanda Palmer
“I’m very tired of feeling like our country is dominated by a masculine unthinking warrior culture.” – Andrew Bird
“One of the things that I’m sad about as a musician is that I wasn’t up to speed with queercore as it was happening. And when I look at the bands of the ’90s, the punk rock bands, Pansy Division being the first one that everybody thinks about, they went out and did a lot of the hard work, while I was just being a musician.” – Bob Mould
“The head of J.P. Morgan still wipes his ass and sometimes gets shit on his hand. It’s not like he’s an epic monster.” – Dan Deacon
“I am absolutely convinced that the super shiny golden prize of American politics has nothing to do with the presidency or the candidates, but it’s the least sexy of all political topics: it’s Senate rules reform.” – Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla
“My mother and father are both pastors in a Pentecostal church. And they actually lead anti-gay rallies and marches.” – The Drums’ Jonny Pierce
“I think people really are cynical, where they’re constantly waiting for you to fuck up. I’m waiting for people to fuck up. I’m waiting for the dudes from Radiohead to be rocking shoes that were made in a sweatshop.” – Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham
“To me, [the environment’s] the fundamental issue, because if we don’t have a habitable world to live in we won’t be giving a shit about Guantanamo Bay.” – Okkervil River’s Will Sheff
“People get married and divorced 10 times in their life. And then those people turn around and say, ‘well, we’ve got to protect marriage.’” – Tegan and Sara’s Tegan Quin
The digital version also features extra Detection and Pleased to Meet You sections that include exclusive bonus interviews with: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dinosaur Jr., The Eastern Sea, Richard Hawley, The Invisible, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Opossom, and Laetitia Sadier.
Select quotes from the bonus Detection and Pleased to Meet You digital articles:
“For ['Nostradamus & Me'] I had a video planned out in my head, just hanging out in some idyllic Bob Ross type painting in a cabin out in the woods, and me and Nostradamus are in this cabin, we're just roommates.” – Ariel Pink
“I cut my teeth with these guys. Those first three [Dinosaur Jr.] records, they were such a critical part of my development.” – Dinoasur Jr.’s Lou Barlow
“Anything that’s worth anything, there has to be an element of struggle.” – The Eastern Sea’s Matthew Hines
“Invariably, guitar players that go solo make really bad records.” – Richard Hawley
“There was a point during the electric shock—I was conscious throughout it—where I felt all the energy shooting down the left side of my body.” – The Invisible’s Dave Okumu
“We’re taught that if you had a lot of money, a trophy wife or husband, that would bring you happiness.” - Laetitia Sadier
“I don’t like beautiful things. I like the right balance between rough and beautiful.” - Melody’s Echo Chamber’s Melody Prochet
“They often kill opossums in New Zealand, as they’re considered pests, and I feel like that on occasion.” – Opossum’s Kody Nielson.
The digital edition also includes 20 bonus reviews not found in the print issue, including reviews of releases by the following: 2:54, Azure Ray, Baroness, The Beach Boys, California Wives, The Cribs, The Electric Prunes, Foxygen, Richard Hawley, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Mission of Burma, Modeselektor, Piano Magic, Public Image Ltd., Rodriguez, Shintaro Sakanoto, SpaceGhostPurrp, Swans, and The Tallest Man on Earth.
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