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Jun 20, 2022

On Friday night, Bartees Strange made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he performed the track “Wretched” from his newly released album Farm to Table. More

15 Best Songs of the Week: The Beths, Naima Bock, Bartees Strange, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Jockstrap, Dry Cleaning, Marlon Williams, Whitney, Preoccupations, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 17, 2022

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week’s list features several artists from Down Under, with some great tracks from artists from both Australia and New Zealand. There were too many fantastic songs this week, so we have a super-sized Top 15 main list and lots of strong honorable mentions too. More

Jun 17, 2022

Bartees Strange has released a new album, Farm to Table, today via 4AD. More

Bartees Strange Shares Video for New Single “Wretched”

Farm to Table Due Out July 17 via 4AD

Jun 13, 2022

Bartees Strange has shared a video for his new single “Wretched.” It is the latest release from his forthcoming album Farm to Table, which will be out on July 17 via 4AD. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Crack Cloud, Death Cab for Cutie, Stella Donnelly, TRAAMS, and More

Plus Kendrick Lamar, Gwenno, Bartees Strange, Ezra Furman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 13, 2022

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a stellar week for new tracks, thanks in part to some exciting album announcements and their corresponding singles. So this week we have a slightly super-sized Top 13. More

May 12, 2022

Bartees Strange is releasing a new album, Farm to Table, on July 17 via 4AD. Now he has shared its third single, “Hold the Line,” which is about George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Spiritualized, Hatchie, Bartees Strange, Say Sue Me, and More

Plus Sorry, Hot Chip, Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 22, 2022

Welcome to the sixteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a nice week for new album releases, including the latest by Spiritualized, Hatchie, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fontaines D.C., and others, some of which gave us fodder for Songs of the Week. We ended up with 12 new songs were really liked, with some strong honorable mentions as well. This week’s artists traverse the globe: Australia, England, South Korea, Sweden, and of course America. More

Apr 20, 2022

Bartees Strange has announced a new album, Farm to Table on 4AD, and shared a new song from it, “Cosigns,” via a video for the single. More

Apr 11, 2022

The lineup for this year’s All Things Go festival has just been announced. It will feature Lorde, Mitski, and Bleachers as headliners in addition to Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Bartees Strange, and more. All Things Go 2022 will take place on Saturday, October 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 15) at 10 a.m. EDT. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Ezra Furman, Nilüfer Yanya, Belle and Sebastian, Wet Leg, and More

Plus Sharon Van Etten, Bartees Strange, Alex Izenberg, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 04, 2022

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a stellar week for new tracks and we could only narrow it down to a Top 12, with several strong honorable mentions. More

Bartees Strange Signs to 4AD, Shares Video for New Song “Heavy Heart”

Tour with Car Seat Headrest Starts This Month; New UK and European Tour Dates Announced

Mar 01, 2022

Bartees Strange has announced that he has signed to the iconic British label 4AD and has shared a new song, “Heavy Heart,” via a video for it. He’s also announced some new UK and European tour dates, his first headlining shows in those territories. More

Proper. Share New Single “Huerta”

The Great American Novel Due Out March 25 via Father/Daughter and Big Scary Monsters

Feb 22, 2022

Brooklyn-based punk trio Proper. have shared a new single, “Huerta.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming Bartees Strange-produced album, The Great American Novel, which will be out on March 25 via Father/Daughter and Big Scary Monsters. More

Oceanator Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Bad Brain Daze” (Feat. Jeff Rosenstock)

Nothing’s Ever Fine Due Out April 8 via Polyvinyl; Album Co-Produced by Bartees Strange

Feb 16, 2022

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, has announced a new album, Nothing’s Ever Fine, and shared a new song from it, “Bad Brain Daze,” via a video that also features a cameo from Jeff Rosenstock (who plays saxophone on the song). Okusami co-produced the album with Bartees Strange and her brother and longtime bandmate Mike Okusami. More

Proper. Announce Bartees Strange-Produced Album, Share Video for New Single “Milk & Honey”

The Great American Novel Due Out March 25 via Father/Daughter and Big Scary Monsters

Jan 18, 2022

Brooklyn-based punk trio Proper. have announced the release of a new album, The Great American Novel. The album, produced by Bartees Strange, will be out on March 25 via Father/Daughter and Big Scary Monsters. The band has shared a new single from the album, “Milk & Honey,” via a video for it. More

Sep 28, 2021

Psychic Hotline (the record label founded by Sylvan Esso) have shared the second installment of their singles series with a pair of two new covers: a Bartees Strange, Eric Slick, and Ohmme cover of TV on the Radio’s “Province” and an Anjimile cover of Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s “Ever New.” Both covers are out now, and will receive a physical 7-inch single release in early 2022. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Let’s Eat Grandma, alt-J, Penelope Isles, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Absolutely Free, Bartees Strange, Geese, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 24, 2021

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2021. Whereas last week’s list was a supersized Top 14, this week was a bit calmer, with 10 songs we particularly liked. More

Bartees Strange Announces Deluxe Edition of “Live Forever,” Shares New Song “Weights”

Live Forever Deluxe Edition Due Out October 1 via Memory Music

Sep 23, 2021

Bartees Strange has announced a deluxe edition of his highly-acclaimed debut album, Live Forever, to celebrate its one-year anniversary. It will be out next Friday (Oct. 1) via Memory Music. He has also shared a new song titled “Weights,” which features production from Will Yip. More

Aug 19, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers has shared three new remixes of her single “Kyoto.” The remixers are Bartees Strange, Glitch Gum, and The Marias. The original version of “Kyoto” was found on her acclaimed 2020 album, Punisher, released by Dead Oceans. More

Jun 01, 2021

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) released his debut album, Live Forever, last fall via Memory Music (it was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2020). Now he has shared a video for the album’s “Flagey God” and announced some new EU tour dates. More

Ganser Share Remix EP, Look At The Sun - Stream It Below

Featuring Bartees Strange, Andy Bell of Ride, Sad13, Algiers, and Adam Faulkner of Girl Band

May 07, 2021

It’s no easy feat releasing music in a pandemic. For most, the accomplishment of simply creating would be enough to warrant a long respite. Not so for Chicago post punk, no wave, and noise band Ganser. After releasing their sophomore LP Just Look at That Sky in 2020 the band has already returned this year, sharing a fresh EP of remixes entitled Look At The Sun. More

Watch Bartees Strange Perform a Cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”

Performed During a Live Session for SiriusXMU

Apr 22, 2021

Bartees Strange performed a cover of Bon Iver’s 2008 song “Skinny Love” for SiriusXMU Sessions. He later tweeted: “Justin Vernon low key shook my little Black world in college when I heard this song—so this was a pleasure to do.” It was filmed in his basement. More

Under the Radar Announces The Protest Issue with Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the Covers

Issue 68 Out Now and Also Includes Julien Baker, Wolf Alice, Tegan and Sara, Arlo Parks, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Shamir, Lucy Dacus, Valerie June, David Byrne, Julian Casablancas, and Much More

Apr 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the two covers and is another edition of The Protest Issue, which examines the intersection of music and politics and features musicians photographed with protest signs of their own making. More

Feb 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) released his debut album, Live Forever, last fall via Memory Music. Now he has done a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR Music, performing four songs remotely with his band. More

Jan 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) released his debut album, Live Forever, last fall via Memory Music (it was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2020). Last night he made his late night TV debut, performing the album’s “Boomer” with his full band on Late Night with Seth Meyers. More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020

A Terrible Year Yielded Some Not Terrible Music

Jan 15, 2021

So, 2020 was quite an uneventful year wasn’t it? Nothing much of note happened. It was pretty boring. But at least there were some decent records to liven things up. This is the intro to our Best Albums of 2020 list I wish I could be writing. More

Oct 02, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) has released his debut album, Live Forever, today via Memory Music. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, today we posted our rave review of the album, as well as an interview with Strange about the album that we posted today. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Porridge Radio, Still Corners, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Tweedy, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2020. Just as we were finishing up this week’s list we got word that beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse. R.I.P. a true legend, the Notorious RBG. More

Bartees Strange Shares Video for New Song “Kelly Rowland”

Live Forever Due Out October 2 via Memory Music

Sep 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) is releasing his debut album, Live Forever, on October 2 via Memory Music. Now he has shared another song from it, “Kelly Rowland,” via a video for the short track. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Bartees Strange, Sufjan Stevens, Jónsi, Oceanator, and More

Plus Marie Davidson, The Flaming Lips, TRAAMS, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 14, 2020

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s big political news was Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announcing his highly capable running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. More

Aug 12, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) has officially announced his debut album, Live Forever, and shared a new song from it, “Boomer,” via a video for it. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, METZ, Bartees Strange, Taylor Swift, and More

Plus Wye Oak, Hoops, Death Valley Girls, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 24, 2020

Welcome to the 29th Songs of the Week of 2020, the most exhausting year in recent memory. President Trump finally wore a mask and kind of admitted that things weren’t going so great in the fight against COVID-19 here in America. It seems inevitable that they are going to need to shut the economy down again if we are to get this thing under control—close the bars, restaurants, and beaches again for starters. Will it happen? More

Jul 23, 2020

Bartees Strange first came (onto) our radar after covering a string of The National tracks—for the nth time. This morning, he announced a not-yet-specified forthcoming debut album. And with it comes a video for the new song “Mustang,” a powerful, dynamic, dancing in the dark type track More

Bartees Strange Covers Two Tracks By The National (Again)

The Originals are From the Band’s 2005 Album Alligator

Jul 02, 2020

Singer and producer Bartess Strange has shared two The National covers: “Looking For Astronauts” and “The Geese of Beverly Road.” The tracks come from the bands 2005 breakout third album, Alligator. More



Interviews

Oct 02, 2020

It was a late night TV performance viewed as a teenager that confirmed to Bartees Strange, an emerging singer/songwriter based in Washington, D.C. whose birth name is Bartees Cox Jr., that his only path forward would be a musical one. More


Reviews

Jun 16, 2022

Raised primarily in rural Oklahoma, the farm to table allusion of Bartees Strange’s sophomore album is quite clear. More