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Album Reviews

Lives Outgrown

Beth Gibbons
Lives Outgrown

May 17, 2024 Web Exclusive

Beth Gibbons’ Lives Outgrown is a weary but resolute dispatch from the back half of existence.

AMAMA

Crumb
AMAMA

May 16, 2024 Web Exclusive

AMAMA, the new record from New York collective Crumb, is another beguiling chunk of spacey psych-pop, a continuation of their playful experimentation with genre and the possibilities of sound.

Poetry

Dehd
Poetry

May 15, 2024 Issue #72 - The ‘90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore

Dehd’s excellent and playlist-worthy single “Bad Love” (from their 2022 album, Blue Skies) had a surf-punk vibe, but the band’s new album, Poetry, largely eliminates the punk in favor of the more relaxed breezy twang of surf.

Classic Interviews

Fucked Up vs. Devo

Fucked Up vs. Devo
The Full Transcript of a Conversation Between Damian Abraham and Mark Mothersbaugh

Jul 28, 2010 Devo

Damian Abraham (aka Pink Eyes) doesn’t figure to be the type of person who gets starstruck easily, having earned his reputation with fearless and frenzied performances as the burly frontman of Toronto’s Fucked Up. But when speaking with Devo vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mark Mothersbaugh, Abraham is all nervous energy, unleashing a cascade of words that tangle and circle back on themselves, and winding through explanations of his introduction to Devo through his dad’s record collection to the origins of the Pink Eyes moniker and the evolution of his prodigious beard. Eventually, he settles and gets around to actually asking Mothersbaugh some questions, revealing himself to be a pop music scholar with an encyclopedic knowledge of rock history and Devo’s place in it. With Devo’s Something for Everybody—their first new record in 20 years—taking them everywhere from The Colbert Report to Live with Regis and Kelly, Abraham offers a refresher course on why Devo still matters in this uncut transcription of their interview (a shorter version of which appears in our Summer 2010 issue).

Comic Book Reviews

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories
Fantagraphics

May 02, 2023 Web Exclusive

In 1952 EC publisher Bill Gaines received a hilarious letter from Ray Bradbury gently requesting $50 in payment for the rights to his two stories “The Rocket Man” and “Kaleidoscope.”

Book Reviews

The Ballad of Speedball Baby: A Memoir

Ali Smith
The Ballad of Speedball Baby: A Memoir

Apr 29, 2024

You might not remember Speedball Baby. But bassist Ali Smith’s memoir is engaging in a way that few typical rock and roll stories are.

Interviews

Sitting Down With The Cast Of “The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed”

Sitting Down With The Cast Of “The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed”

May 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

The cast of The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed sits down for a discussion about the indie comedy’s commitment to authenticity.

Self-Portrait: Aidan Moffat of Arab Strap

Self-Portrait: Aidan Moffat of Arab Strap

May 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Aidan Moffat of the Scottish duo Arab Strap.

Pleased to meet you

Sunday (1994) on Love, Dark Humor, and Leaps of Faith

Apr 30, 2024 Web Exclusive

Sunday (1994) recently made waves with their stunning debut single, “Tired Boy.” Not only does the single resonate like a lost classic, but the band also arrived with a fully formed visual aesthetic.

Lists

Under the Radar’s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023

Jan 29, 2024

Last year was a challenging one for the entertainment industry with the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild strikes. While this double blow—albeit for good causes—had detrimental snowball effects on the industry, there was still a solid grip of high quality material that made it to the not-so-small screen airwaves and streamers. Award-winning series like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry took their last bows, and we’re still waiting for a trifecta from Vince Gilligan to round out Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but there was plenty to keep viewers glued to the tube. From superheroes to science fiction, political intrigue to teenage hijinks and dramatized jury service to historical dramas, we continue to be spoiled for choice. It was a battle for Under the Radar’s top television shows of 2023, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to 40 solid watches.

Live reviews

Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2024, Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 3-4, 2024

Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2024, Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 3-4, 2024

May 15, 2024 By Irina Shtreis

Fuzz Club Eindhoven returned earlier this month after a five years absence and Under the Radar were in attendance to see masterful performances from Spiritualized, Helicon and DAIISTAR among others.

Blog

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Apr 19, 2024 By Mark Redfern

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 72, The ’90s Issue, which features interviews with musicians and film directors known for their work in that decade and has The Cardigans and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on the two covers. As well as articles on Britpop, shoegaze, and the TV show Twin Peaks (for which we spoke to much of the cast), the issue includes interviews with Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Lush, Ride, Velocity Girl, Gus Van Sant, Penelope Spheeris, Terry Gilliam, Stereo MC’s, Semisonic, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney, and more.