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Jan 05, 2017

Elbow are releasing a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, on February 3, 2017 via Concord. Previously the British band shared its beautiful first single, “Magnificent (She Says),” as well as an equally stirring video for the song. More

Oct 06, 2016

Pixies released a new album, Head Carrier, last Friday via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band has shared a video for the album’s first single, “Um Chagga Lagga.” Black Francis (aka Frank Black) directed the clip, which marks his directorial debut. It was written, storyboarded, produced, and directed by Francis and filmed in Toulouse, France. It mixes quick cuts of black & white images of the band performing the song with color shots filmed in the French countryside. More

Listen: “Crescent Moon” by Paley & Francis

Album Out September 13 Via Sonic Unyon

Aug 12, 2011

Black Francis (of The Pixies) collaboration with pal Reid Paley released an MP3 out into the wild today. More

Black Francis Announces New Album, Paley & Francis

Out September 13 Via Sonic Unyon

Jun 27, 2011

Iconic musician Black Francis will release Paley & Francis September 13. We have the details. More


Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar‘s first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Indie Rock Parenting 101

Musician Moms and Dads on the Challenges of Raising Children on the Road

Mar 22, 2010

Whatever the perception, as any parent will tell you, raising children is hard work, and for a working musician, balancing writing, recording, and touring with being a full-time mom or dad can be extra tricky. More

A Decade of Indie: The Rise of the Outsiders

A Discussion with Geoff Barrow, Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, Bradford Cox, Black Francis, Scott Kannberg, Jason Lytle, Mac McCaughan, Colin Meloy, and Chris Walla

Nov 10, 2009

Though it’s reputed to be the most widely spoken musical language in the world today, rock and roll was born on the margins. More