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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

Watch Jim James, Julien Baker, and The Decemberists Cover “What the World Needs Now Is Love”

Burt Bacharach Cover For Newport Folk Festival Also Features Andrew Bird, Hiss Golden Messenger, Glen Hansard, and More

Aug 04, 2020

This weekend was the finale of the entirely virtual Newport Folk Festival, aptly dubbed “Our Voices Together,” as it features upward of 20 artists covering Burt Bacharach’s classic “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The cover was led by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and music directed by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, wrapping up the week-long virtual fest. More

Watch Jenny Lewis, Tegan and Sara, Moby, Colin Meloy, and More Perform in Bed for Bedstock

Charity Event Also Features Warpaint, Norah Jones, Lucy Dacus, and More

Nov 29, 2016

Today was Bedstock, an Internet charity music festival. It featured videos of various musicians performing songs in bed, including Jenny Lewis, Tegan and Sara, Moby, Warpaint, Norah Jones, Lucy Dacus, Radiation City, and others. More

Jun 02, 2014

Releasing his brand new solo LP Beauty & Ruin this week, former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould has teamed up with the folks over at Funny or Die for a music video of his lead single “I Don’t Know You Anymore.” More

Aug 20, 2013

On Dec. 6, the Coen brothers will release their newest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, depicting a week in the life of a young folk singer living in Greenwich Village in the winter of 1961 as he struggles for his big break. More

Get a Preview of the Second Young Adult Novel By Colin Meloy

Decemberists Frontman Goes Retro-Literate

Apr 02, 2012

As previously announced, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy has been using his downtime from the wordy Pacific Northwest band to put a few words down on paper. Now you can get a preview of his second novel. More

Colin Meloy Sells Film Rights to Book, “Wildwood”

Project Optioned By Same Studio Who Made Coraline

Sep 09, 2011

Colin Meloy—often seen fronting The Decemberists—recently sold the rights to his first novel Wildwood—a book illustrated by wife, Carson Ellis. More

First Chapters of Colin Meloy’s “Wildwood” Released

Cover Designed by Meloy's Wife, Artist Carson Ellis

Jul 22, 2011

The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy and his wife, artist Carson Ellis, recently inked a book deal for their Wildwood Chronicles series, and now you can preview four chapters from the first book. We have the details. More

Apr 29, 2010

As previous reported, The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy has been hard at work on a children’s book with wife Carson Ellis. Today, it was announced that their project, titled Wildwood has been picked up by Harper Collins publishing. More

Colin Meloy Writes Children’s Book

Collaborates With Wife Carson Ellis

Nov 06, 2009

As illustrator Carson Ellis announced on her blog, she is currently working on a children’s book with husband Colin Meloy of The Decemberists. More


Dec 09, 2021

Colin Meloy, front person and principle songwriter for the Pacific Northwest-based indie band The Decemberists, says he grew up admiring artists who were vocal about their politics. Now, as an adult, Meloy says he intentionally uses his platform to speak his mind on issues important to him. Today, that means speaking out about neuro diversity. More