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10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Everything Everything, Katy J Pearson, and More

Plus Sondre Lerche and AURORA, Rosie Carney, My Idea, Superorganism, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 01, 2022

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a solid week for new music, with a strong and obvious #1 song. Today we posted an April Fools’ Day joke on our site. Did you notice it? More

C Duncan Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Bell Toll”

Alluvium Due Out May 6 via Bella Union / [PIAS]; Also Listen to His Recent Cover of Angel Olsen’s “Acrobat”

Apr 01, 2022

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) is releasing a new album, Alluvium, on May 6 via Bella Union / [PIAS]. Now he has shared the album’s fourth single, “Bell Toll,” via a lyric video for it. More

“Covers of Covers” – Under the Radar’s First Album Is Out Today – Stream or Buy It Now

Covers of Covers Out Now via American Laundromat; Some Proceeds Benefit Sweet Relief

Mar 04, 2022

Covers of Covers, our first album, came out today on CD and digitally via American Laundromat. You can stream it now. You can also buy it directly from American Laundromat, via Bandcamp, or on Amazon. Today we posted a track-by-track article on the album, in which all 20 artists discuss their contribution. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Nilüfer Yanya, Daniel Rossen, Beach House, and More

Plus Jenny Hval, A Place to Bury Strangers, Darkside, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 21, 2022

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2022. This week there were some exciting new album announcements (Hatchie, Daniel Rossen, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Jenny Hval) and Beach House put out another five songs from their new album. More

C Duncan Announces New Album, Shares New Single “Heaven”

Alluvium Due Out May 6 via Bella Union / [PIAS]

Jan 19, 2022

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) has announced the release of a new album, Alluvium, which will be out on May 6 via Bella Union / [PIAS]. Duncan has also shared a new single from the album, “Heaven.” More

Under the Radar Announces “Covers of Covers” Album, Shares Grandaddy and EMA Tracks

Covers of Covers Due Out March 4, 2022 via American Laundromat; Also Features Cassandra Jenkins, Alex Lahey, Peter Bjorn and John, Hatchie, Nation of Language, Cults, Kevin Drew, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Girl Ray, Piroshka, and More

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is proud to announce Covers of Covers, which is the magazine’s first ever album. In honor of our 20th anniversary we approached some of our favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of our print issue over the years. Covers of Covers is due out March 4, 2022 via American Laundromat, but today we are sharing two of its tracks: Grandaddy’s cover of Metric’s “Blindness” and EMA’s cover of Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Nilüfer Yanya, Gang of Youths, Mitski, and More

Plus Jarvis Cocker, C Duncan, Yumi Zouma, Pom Pom Squad, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 12, 2021

Welcome to the 43rd Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a packed week for new songs. There were lots of big album announcements (Jack White even announced two new albums, although he didn’t share any new songs from either of them). And Under the Radar favorite Beach House put out four new songs! So the best we could narrow it down to this week was a Top 12. More

C Duncan Shares New Song “Alluvium”

First Taste of New Album Due Out Next Year on Bella Union

Nov 09, 2021

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) has shared a new song, “Alluvium,” via a lyric video for it. It is said to be the first taste of a new album, which will come out next year on Bella Union. Details of the album are still forthcoming. More

Feb 26, 2021

Lost Horizons have released a new two-part double album, In Quiet Moments—part one came out in December and part two (and thus the entire album) came out today via Bella Union. Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

Apr 30, 2019

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released a new album, Health, in March via FatCat. Now he has shared a video for album opener “Talk Talk Talk.” Eoin Glaister directed the clip, which takes place at a UK bingo parlor as two older ladies vie for the attention of the dashing bingo announcer. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, C Dunan, and More

Plus Heather Woods Broderick, Wand, The Soft Cavalry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was slim pickings this week for truly inspiring new tracks, but there were enough to recommend to put together this week’s list. We also realized their were two songs we should’ve included on recent Songs of the Week lists but neglected to, so we’ve given them special mention here. More

Apr 17, 2019

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released a new album, Health, last month via FatCat. We are honored to premiere a new version of the album’s first single, “Impossible,” which Duncan has recorded exclusively for Under the Radar to debut. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beth Gibbons, Sky Ferreira, C Duncan, Foxygen, and More

Plus Cage The Elephant and Beck, Bibio, Bedouine, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 29, 2019

This week’s Songs of the Week list stars with a 24-minute first movement of a symphony featuring a trip-hop icon, but most of the songs in the Top 10 are by artists that have already made the list in recent weeks with previous songs. More

Mar 29, 2019

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) has released a new album, Health, today via FatCat. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also today we posted our My Firsts interview with C Duncanand you can read that here. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and More

Plus Foals, Wand, Tindersticks, Diane Coffee, Kevin Morby, C Duncan, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 01, 2019

The big news in Under the Radar land this week was that we announced our new print issue today. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

C Duncan Shares New Song “Health”

Health Due Out March 29 via FatCat; Produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter

Feb 26, 2019

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) is releasing a new album, Health, on March 29 via FatCat. Previously he shared the album’s first single, “Impossible,” which was one of our Songs of the Week, as well as a video for the song filmed at Europe’s biggest Elvis Presley tribute contest. Now he has shared the album’s title track, “Health.” More

C Duncan Shares “Impossible” Video Filmed at Europe’s Biggest Elvis Presley Tribute Contest

Health Due Out March 29 via FatCat; Produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter

Feb 06, 2019

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) is releasing a new album, Health, on March 29 via FatCat. Previously he shared the album’s first single, “Impossible.” Now he has shared a video for the song, which was filmed at Europe’s biggest Elvis Presley tribute contest. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Telekinesis, Weyes Blood, Piroshka, and More

Plus The Drums, Cass McCombs, Tamaryn, James Blake, C Duncan, Glen Hansard, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2019. This week’s list includes tracks from freshly announced albums (Strand of Oaks, The Drums, Tamaryn, C Duncan, Glen Hansard), as well as by artists who have already made this list with previous songs from their upcoming albums (Telekinesis, Piroshka, Cass McCombs). More

C Duncan Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Impossible”

Health Due Out March 29 via FatCat; Produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter

Jan 18, 2019

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) has announced a new album, Health, and shared its first single, “Impossible.” Health is Duncan’s third album and is due out March 29 via FatCat. It was produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter. More

Watch: C Duncan - “Like You Do” Video

The Midnight Sun Out Now via FatCat

Mar 31, 2017

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his Twilight Zone-inspired sophomore album, The Midnight Sun, last fall via FatCat. Now he has shared a video for that album’s “Like You Do.” More

Watch: C Duncan - “Other Side” Video

The Midnight Sun Out Now via FatCat

Dec 13, 2016

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his acclaimed debut album, Architect, last year via FatCat. It was nominated for prestigious Mercury Prize and was a gorgeous collection with shades of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear in its multi-layered harmonies. More

Oct 28, 2016

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his acclaimed debut album, Architect, last year via FatCat. It was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize and was a gorgeous collection with shades of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear in its multi-layered harmonies. More

Listen: C Duncan - “On Course”

The Midnight Sun Due Out October 7 via FatCat

Sep 12, 2016

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his acclaimed debut album, Architect, last year via FatCat. It was nominated for prestigious Mercury Prize and was a gorgeous collection with shades of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear in its multi-layered harmonies. More

Watch: C Duncan - “Wanted to Want It Too” Video

The Midnight Sun Due Out October 7 via FatCat

Sep 02, 2016

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his acclaimed debut album, Architect, last year via FatCat. It was nominated for prestigious Mercury Prize and was a gorgeous collection with shades of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear in its multi-layered harmonies. More

Aug 03, 2016

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his acclaimed debut album, Architect, last year via FatCat. It was nominated for prestigious Mercury Prize and was a gorgeous collection with shades of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear in its multi-layered harmonies. More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar‘s app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Premiere: C Duncan “EP”

Out Feb. 19 on FatCat; Stream the Whole Release Now

Feb 17, 2016

Scottish singer/songwriter C Duncan’s succinctly titled EP is due out this Friday on FatCat. Ahead of the release, we’re pleased to share a stream of the entire four-song effort. More

Watch: C Duncan - “Say” Video

Architect Out on CD and Vinyl This Friday via FatCat

Feb 02, 2016

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released his debut album, Architect, in the U.K. late last year via FatCat. It was nominated for prestigious Mercury Prize and is a gorgeous collection with shades of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear in its multi-layered harmonies. More



Interviews

“Covers of Covers” – Inside Under the Radar’s First Album

Track-by-Track: Each Artist on Their Contribution to the Album

Mar 04, 2022

When hatching plans to celebrate Under the Radar’s 20th anniversary I knew I wanted to go beyond just producing a special 20th anniversary issue. Despite two decades of writing about albums, one thing we’d never done is actually put one out ourselves. Thus I came upon the idea for Covers of Covers. The concept was so perfect and simple that I’m surprised we hadn’t thought of it before. We approached some of our favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of our print issue over the years, including artists that had appeared in group cover shots. More

My Firsts: C Duncan

Fish In Cars

Mar 29, 2019

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). More

2016 Artist Survey: C Duncan

Duncan on Trump, Brexit, Scary Movies, First Kisses, Stranger Things, and Self-Driving Cars

Feb 28, 2017

For Under the Radar‘s 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan). More

C Duncan

Designer Sounds

Jun 23, 2016

Though he has spent most of his life preparing for a career in music, Chris Duncan (who uses “C Duncan” as his stage name) was nonetheless surprised by how quickly he realized his potential. More


Reviews

Mar 29, 2019

C Duncan, even two albums into his career, can rightfully be called an auteur. He approaches each project like a director, with an unparalleled attention to detail that shows in each aspect, from the album art (which he paints himself) to each rich, goopy layer of vocal harmony or lush keys. More

Nov 01, 2016

When Glaswegian songwriter Chris Duncan released his debut LP Architect last year, it felt majestically unrushed. The spacious arrangements and multi-faceted melodies soaked up the spirit of Brian Wilson and speckled it across each of the record’s dream pop masterpieces. More