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14 Best Songs of Week: The War on Drugs, Hatchie, Sam Evian, Magdalena Bay, and More

Plus Tonstartssbandht, Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket, Coco, Ducks Ltd., and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 17, 2021

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a blockbuster week for new songs, with lots of strong contenders. We tried to show a bit of restraint and keep it to an already over-stuffed Top 12, but then we just went for it with a Top 14. I mean, whose going to tell us we can’t pick 14 favorite songs? It’s our website and we have no corporate overlords. More

Absolutely Free Share New Song “Remaining Light”

Aftertouch Due Out September 24 via Boiled Records

Sep 15, 2021

Toronto’s Absolutely Free are releasing a new album, Aftertouch, on September 24 via Boiled Records. Now they have shared its second single, the Pink Floyd-esque “Remaining Light.” More

Jun 25, 2021

Toronto’s Absolutely Free have announced a new album, Aftertouch, and shared its first single, “How to Paint Clouds,” via a video for it made with an AI system. Aftertouch is the band’s first full-length album in seven years. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Mark Ronson and Angel Olsen, Absolutely Free, and More

Plus Devendra Banhart, Metronomy, Luke Temple, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 21, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It’s a supersized edition, with a Top 12 instead of a Top 10. A ton of new albums were announced in the last week and then there were some albums and EPs released today featuring non-single tracks we’ve been dying to share in Songs of the Week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan Stevens, Lower Dens, and More

Plus Electric Youth, Hot Chip, Penelope Isles, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 31, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. After two weeks where we couldn’t even muster a Top 10, this week was an embarrassment of aural riches. We almost went for a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, but restrained ourselves. More

Absolutely Free Share New Song “Geneva Freeport”

Geneva Freeport EP Due Out June 20 via Idée Fixe

May 31, 2019

Toronto trio Absolutely Free are releasing a new EP, Geneva Freeport, on June 20 via Idée Fixe. Now they have shared another song from it, title track “Geneva Freeport.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Penelope Isles, Vampire Weekend, Bleached, and More

Plus Absolutely Free (Feat. U.S. Girls), Kindness, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were lots of great new tracks this week, some from the usual suspects, others less expected. We’ve even got a whopping nine honorable mentions, but still managed to reign it in to just a main Top 10. More

Apr 30, 2019

Toronto trio Absolutely Free have announced a new EP, Geneva Freeport, and shared its first single, “Currency (Extended Mix),” which features U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy). More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Karen O and Danger Mouse, Mercury Rev and Margo Price, and More

Plus Ryley Walker; The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; The Twilight Sad; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 16, 2018

This the closest we’ve come in awhile to skipping Songs of the Week due to a lack of truly worthy songs. But we were able to at least come up with a Top 7 (as opposed to our usual Top 10), even if it includes two covers and two album tracks. One thing that saved it was our #1 song, which was released this morning. More



Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: Absolutely Free

Michael Claxton, Matt King, and Moshe Rozenberg on U2, Ferguson, Mark Kozelek, and Heartwarming Fan Interactions

Feb 11, 2015

For Under the Radar’s 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Michael Claxton, Matt King, and Moshe Rozenberg of Absolutely Free. More


Reviews

Jan 08, 2015

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More