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13 Best Songs of the Week: Vampire Weekend, Blondshell and Bully, St. Vincent, DIIV, Bnny, and More

Plus Bernard Butler, Arab Strap, John Cale, Strand of Oaks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 29, 2024

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries helped me decide what should make the list. It was a strong seven days for new tracks, so we settled on a Top 13 this week, narrowed down from the 24 songs we seriously considered. More

Mar 26, 2024

Blondshell (aka Sabrina Teitelbaum) has teamed up with Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) for the new song, “Docket.” The single is out now via Partisan. More

Feb 29, 2024

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has shared a new song, “Atom Bomb,” as well as a video of her performing the song live. The single is out now on Sub Pop. More

Dec 23, 2023

Here we go again, racing to December’s finish line, eager to put another chaotic year in the rearview and nervous about what the next 12 months have in store for us. More

Bully Shares New Song “Change Your Mind”

Lucky For You Due Out June 2 via Sub Pop

May 17, 2023

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) is releasing a new album, Lucky For You, on June 2 via Sub Pop. Now she has shared the album’s fourth single, “Change Your Mind.” More

11 Best Songs of the Week: The Last Dinner Party, Lael Neale, Squid, Bully, and More

Plus Django Django, Killer Mike, bar Italia, Sparks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 21, 2023

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a surprisingly quiet week for new tracks, perhaps because it was bookended by the two weekends of the Coachella festival. But there were still some songs we liked. More

Bully Shares Self-Directed Video for New Song “Hard to Love”

Lucky For You Due Out June 2 via Sub Pop

Apr 20, 2023

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) is releasing a new album, Lucky For You, on June 2 via Sub Pop. Now she has shared the album’s third single, “Hard to Love,” via a self-directed music video. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Geese, Hannah Jadagu, Lael Neale, Mega Bog, and More

Plus Caroline Rose, Bully, Westerman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2023. There weren’t a lot of new songs on offer this week, perhaps because the music industry was recovering from SXSW last week. But there were still some tracks we liked. More

Mar 21, 2023

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has announced a new album, Lucky For You, and shared its second single, “Days Move Slow,” via a music video. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Caroline Rose, Feist, Fenne Lily, The Lemon Twigs, and More

Plus Bully Feat. Soccer Mommy, Mega Bog, Naima Bock, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 17, 2023

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2023. There were lots of great tracks this week, but none that screamed out Very Best Song of the Week, so there was some debate on what should top this week’s list. More

Feb 15, 2023

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has shared a new song, “Lose You,” which features Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison). The single is out now via Sub Pop. More

Jan 31, 2023

Pixies have announced some new U.S. tour dates, with Franz Ferdinand and Bully to be the support acts. More

Jun 02, 2022

The Mountain Goats have announced the release of a new album, Bleed Out, which was produced by Alicia Bognanno of Bully, and shared a video for the album’s lead single, “Training Montage.” They have also announced a new tour in support of the album. More

Bully Shares New Single “Just for Love”

North American Tour To Begin This Week

Dec 06, 2021

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has shared a new single, “Just for Love.” It was recorded during the sessions for the previous Bully album, SUGAREGG, and was produced by Bognanno alongside John Congleton. More

Bully Performs Cover of PJ Harvey’s “Dry”

Made For Sounds of Saving’s “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” Series

Feb 02, 2021

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has performed a cover of PJ Harvey’s “Dry” as a part of suicide prevention organization Sound of Saving’s “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” series. The performance, which was preceded by a Q&A with Bognanno, was done in partnership with the American Association of Suicidology. 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

Bully Shares New Song “Prism”

SUGAREGG Due Out August 21 via Sub Pop

Aug 12, 2020

“‘Prism’ is about the process of letting go and realizing which aspects continue to resonate as time passes,” says Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) about her new song. “Prism” is the latest single from her upcoming third album, SUGAREGG, due out August 21 via Sub Pop. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jamila Woods, Tim Heidecker, Bully, Kelly Lee Owens, and More

Plus Cults, Cut Copy, Young Jesus, snny, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 07, 2020

Welcome to the 31st Songs of the Week of 2020. This week Democrats, Republicans, and the Trump Administration couldn’t all agree on a new stimulus package a week after expanded unemployment benefits expired (something Democrats wanted to extend and Republicans didn’t). More

Aug 05, 2020

“I’m not angry anymore,” sings Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) on “Hours and Hours,” the latest single from her upcoming third album, SUGAREGG, due out August 21 via Sub Pop. Bognanno says the song is about rebuilding her relationship with her mother. More

Bully Shares Video For New Song “Every Tradition”

SUGAREGG Due Out August 21 via Sub Pop

Jul 08, 2020

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) is releasing her third album, SUGAREGG, on August 21 via Sub Pop. Now she has shared another song from the album, “Every Tradition,” via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, John Prine, Dirty Projectors, Shamir, and More

Plus Leon Bridges, Plants and Animals, Michael Stipe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a bit more of a chill week than last week. Black Lives Matter protests continued across the world, but generally remained peaceful. More

Jun 11, 2020

Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has announced her third album, SUGAREGG, and shared its lead single, “Where to Start,” via a video for it. More

Jul 16, 2018

Our longtime amazing writer Laura Studarus hates snails. She started off as intern for us and at some point early on in her internship she presented this fact and it’s since become a running joke for years. More

The National Announce Two-Day NYC Event Featuring Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, and More

There's No Leaving New York at Forest Hills Stadium September 29 and 30, Plus Band Have Launched Fan Club

Apr 09, 2018

The National have announced a two-day live event at Forest Hills Stadium on September 29 and 30 that will features performances from the band as well as from Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, Phoebe Bridges, Bully, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, and Adia Victoria. More

Feb 07, 2018

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, released a new album, Losing, back in October via Sub Pop, their first for the iconic label. Now they have shared a video for “Focused.” Rozalina Burkova directed the animated video. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. More

Dec 13, 2017

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, released a new album, Losing, back in October via Sub Pop, their first for the iconic label. Now they have shared a video for “Running.” Alan Del Rio Ortiz directed the clip, which was shot in Nashville and is purposefully influenced by music videos from the 1990s (which fits the band’s grunge-influenced sound). More

Nov 02, 2017

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, released a new album, Losing, a couple of weeks back via Sub Pop, their first for the iconic label. Now they have shared a video for “Feel the Same.” More

Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Listen: Bully - “Kills to Be Resistant”

Losing Due Out October 20 via Sub Pop

Sep 27, 2017

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, are releasing a new album, Losing, on October 20 via Sub Pop, their first for the iconic label. More

Listen: Bully - “Running”

Losing Due Out October 20 via Sub Pop

Aug 30, 2017

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, are releasing a new album, Losing, on October 20 via Sub Pop, their first for the iconic label. Previously they shared its first single, album opener “Feel the Same” (which was one of our favorite Songs of the Week). Now they are back with the album’s second single, “Running.” More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Widowspeak, Bully, Yumi Zouma, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Deerhoof, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 04, 2017

The War on Drugs’ last album, Lost in the Dream, was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. Based on the four singles shared thus far from their forthcoming new album, A Deeper Understanding, the band is already in strong Album of the Year waters for 2017. More

Aug 01, 2017

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, have announced a new album, Losing, and shared its first single, album opener “Feel the Same.” They have also announced some tour dates. Losing is due out October 20 via Sub Pop, their first for the iconic label. More

Bully, Julianna Barwick, and Glen Hansard Share Tracks for Anti-Trump “Our First 100 Days”

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 17, 2017

“Our First 100 Days” is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the “30 Days, 30 Songs” anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for “Our First 100 Days.” More

New Anti-Donald Trump Compilation Features Angel Olsen, Jens Lekman, Toro Y Moi, Mitski, and More

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Trump's Presidency

Jan 13, 2017

During the election many indie rock musicians released anti-Donald Trump songs and likely assumed, like many liberals and Hillary Clinton supporters did, that Trump didn’t have a strong chance of winning. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It’s a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Watch: Bully - “Too Tough” Video

Feels Like Out Now via StarTime International

Sep 30, 2015

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, has shared a video for “Too Tough,” a song taken from the acclaimed new album, Feels Like, which is out now via StarTime International. In the clip the band seem bored as they perform the song in a suburban living room and hang out in a junkyard. More

Watch Bully Perform “Trying” on “Conan”

Feels Like Out Now via StarTime International

Aug 19, 2015

Bully, the Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, stopped by Conan last night. More

Jul 22, 2015

Last weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Pitchfork Festival. Check out Annie Lesser’s shots from day two, featuring Jimmy Whispers, Protomartyr, Bully, Future Brown, Mr. Twin Sister, Ariel Pink, Shamir, ASAP Ferg, The New Pornographers, Future Islands, and Sleater-Kinney. More



Interviews

Bully on “Losing”

Lost and Found

Dec 07, 2017

A sophomore slump can be a self-fulfilling prophesy, or deliberate subterfuge by a band looking to reframe expectations, or often just a lazy way for rock critics to build narrative around a band’s second release. The idea is so engrained that following up a well-received debut can understandably cause jitters. More

Bully

Feels Like Something Real

Nov 19, 2015

Alicia Bognanno is tired. You can practically hear her rubbing the sleep out of her eyes, even through the static of the phone. Luckily that weariness is buoyed out of annoyance by her ineffable excitement for where her life is currently headed. More


Reviews

Jul 02, 2015

If there is one aspect of Bully‘s breathless, hyperactive sound that befits their moniker on Feels Like, it is Alicia Bognanno’s gloriously ragged power-tool of a voiceshrieking and rasping from amongst the dark corners and feedback of the record to force your ears against the lyrics in a way that the most compelling singers always do. More