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13 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Angel Olsen, Ratboys, Feist, The New Pornographers, and More

Plus ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT, Caroline Rose, Nation of Language, Indigo De Souza, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 17, 2023

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was sick with a bad cold (which still lingers) and we were putting the finishing touches on our latest print issue. So this week’s Songs of the Week encompasses songs from the last two weeks. More

Feist Shares Video for New Song “Borrow Trouble”

Multitudes Due Out April 14 via Interscope

Mar 15, 2023

Feist is releasing a new album, Multitudes, on April 14 via Interscope. Now she has shared the album’s fourth single, “Borrow Trouble,” via a music video. More

Feb 21, 2023

Feist is releasing a new album, Multitudes, on April 14 via Interscope. Now she has shared a video for the album’s previously shared single “In Lightning” and also announced some North American tour dates. 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

Feist Announces First New Album in Six Years and Livestream Concert Tonight, Shares Three New Songs

Multitudes Due Out April 14 via Interscope; Listen to “In Lightning,” “Hiding Out in the Open,” and “Love Who We Are Meant To” Now

Feb 14, 2023

Feist has announced a new album, Multitudes, and shared three new songs from it: “In Lightning,” “Hiding Out in the Open,” and “Love Who We Are Meant To.” She has also announced a free Valentine’s Day livestream mini-concert for tonight. Multitudes is Feist’s first new album in six years. More

Feist Pulls Out Of Arcade Fire Tour

Announcement Comes Following Win Butler’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sep 02, 2022

Feist has announced that she will no longer be the opening act for Arcade Fire’s tour, issuing a statement about the sexual misconduct allegations against Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. She performed the first two nights of the band’s concerts in Dublin on August 30 and 31, where all proceeds from her merch sales were donated to Women’s Aid Dublin. More

Nov 02, 2020

Feist has covered Cat Stevens’ “Trouble” in a brief video session to encourage Wisconsin voters to get out to the polls tomorrow. The get out the vote initiative is being put on by the Eaux Claires festival, which was founded by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner. More

Watch Mac DeMarco Cover Feist’s “One Evening” Backstage at “Jimmy Fallon”

Here Comes the Cowboy Due Out This Friday on Mac’s Record Label

May 06, 2019

Mac DeMarco is releasing a new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, this Friday on Mac’s Record Label (that’s actually the name of his new label). Last week he stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform one of the album’s singles, “All of Our Yesterdays.” Now The Tonight Show have shared a video of DeMarco covering Feist’s “One Evening” (from her 2004 album Let It Die) backstage with his band. More

Watch Beck Perform “Tarantula” on James Corden with Feist, Bat For Lashes, and Inara George

Music Inspired By the Film Roma Due Out February 8 via Sony Masterworks

Feb 05, 2019

Beck recently shared a new track, “Tarantula,” which is a cover of a 1983 song by Colourbox (who were signed to 4AD), which was also covered by This Mortal Coil in 1986 (their version is likely more an influence on Beck’s). Last night Beck stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform the song. He was joined by a backing choir that featured Feist and Alex Lilly (who both sing on the studio version of the song), alongside Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) and The Bird and the Bee’s Inara George. But that’s not all; he was also accompanied by the LA Philharmonic, conducted by Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel. More

Beck Shares New Track “Tarantula” (Feat. Feist), a Colourbox Cover

Music Inspired By the Film Roma Due Out February 8 via Sony Masterworks

Jan 23, 2019

Beck has shared a new track, “Tarantula,” which is a cover of a 1983 song by Colourbox (who were signed to 4AD) and features Feist, among others. The song is taken from the upcoming album Music Inspired By the Film Roma, which is due out February 8 via Sony Masterworks. More

Watch Broken Social Scene Perform Two New Songs, Cover Bonnie Tyler with Feist

On The Strombo Show: New Songs “Can’t Find My Heart” and “1972” and Cover of “Total Eclipse of the Heart”

Jan 14, 2019

Broken Social Scene have appeared on the Canadian music show The Strombo Show, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, doing a black & white session in his house. They performed seven songs, including two brand new songs (“Can’t Find My Heart” and “1972”) and briefly a cover of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” featuring Feist (who also sang on “Lover’s Spit”). More

The National Reveal Homecoming Festival Lineup - Julien Baker, Father John Misty, and More

Future Islands, Feist, The Breeders, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Big Thief, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The National released their excellent new album, Sleep Well Beast, last September via 4AD. It was our Album of the Week and #7 on our Top 100 Albums of 2017 list. More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017

Another Dark Year Was Brightened By a Plethora of Fantastic Albums

Dec 30, 2017

2016 was regarded as a fairly rough year by many, but 2017 was no walk in the park either. 2016 was mired by the deaths of several beloved musical icons (David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Sharon Jones among them) and the disappointing and divisive Presidential election, but in 2017 we had to deal with the ramifications of said election (we’d say that roughly 95% of the musicians we interview likely don’t support many, if any, of President Trump’s policies). More

Feist Announces Vegetarian Cookbook for Charity

Pleasure: The Meals of An Album Due out December 11

Dec 06, 2017

Feist released a new album, Pleasure, back in April via Interscope. Now she has announced a cookbook tied to the album. Pleasure: The Meals of An Album is jointly written by Leslie Feist and Adrienne Amato, who was the chef at the recording sessions for Pleasure. More

Feist Shares Leonard Cohen Cover - “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”

Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Set for November 6 in Montreal

Nov 03, 2017

Legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen passed away last November, but a few weeks before his death he released his last album, his 14th, You Want It Darker, which was produced by his son Andy Cohen. Now Leslie Feist has shared a cover of Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.” More

Jul 13, 2017

Leslie Feist released a new album, Pleasure, back in April via Interscope. The album’s highlight might be “Century,” which climaxes with a spoken word section by Pulpfrontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. More

Jun 07, 2017

Leslie Feist released a new album, Pleasure, on April 28 via Interscope. The album’s highlight might be “Century,” which climaxes with a spoken word section by Pulp frontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. More

May 15, 2017

Broken Social Scene are releasing a new album, Hug of Thunder, on July 7 via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared the album’s title track, “Hug of Thunder,” which features vocals from Feist. More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Gorillaz, Feist, Mew, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Plus Thurston Moore, BNQT, Sylvan Esso, Little Cub, and Juliana Hatfield

Apr 28, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you’ve clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage. More

Patreon Exclusive: Previously Unseen Photos of Feist from 2005

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Apr 28, 2017

If you support Under the Radar‘s Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. More

100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar. More

Watch: Feist - “Pleasure” Video

Pleasure Due Out April 28 via Universal

Apr 12, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new album, Pleasure, on April 28 via Interscope. Previously she had shared the album’s title track and “Century,” which features the guest vocals of Pulp frontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. Now Feist has shared a video for “Pleasure.” More

Björk, CHVRCHES, Feist, Etc. Part of Planned Parenthood 7-Inches; Watch Video Feat. St. Vincent

Video Also Features Zach Galifianakis and John Legend; Project Also Features Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Apr 10, 2017

7-Inches for Planned Parenthood is a new 7-inch box set with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood. More

Apr 05, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new album, Pleasure, on April 28 via Interscope. Previously she had shared the album’s title track. Now here’s another song from the album, “Century,” which features the guest vocals of Pulpfrontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. More

Listen: Feist Shares New Song - “Pleasure”

Pleasure Due Out April 28 via Interscope

Mar 17, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new album, Pleasure, on April 28 via Interscope. Yesterday afternoon and evening she posted a bunch of strange teaser videos to her social media feeds, each a moment from a different film, most seemingly European movies, and each ending with a brief snippet of a new Feist song. More

Mar 16, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new album, Pleasure, on April 28 via Interscope. So far she hasn’t shared any songs from the album, but today she’s been posting strange teaser videos to her social media feeds, such as Instagram. More

Feist Announces First New Album in Six Years, “Pleasure”

Pleasure Due Out April 28 via Interscope

Mar 14, 2017

It’s been six long years since Leslie Feist‘s last album, 2011’s Metals. But we recently reported that a new album was potentially due out this April and now the Canadian music website Exclaim! says they have official word that the album is due out April 28. More

Feb 27, 2017

It’s been six long years since Leslie Feist‘s last album, 2011’s Metals, and she also hasn’t played any shows since 2014. More

Feb 08, 2017

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival has announced its 2017 lineup. The festival is put together by Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and The National‘s Aaron Dessner. This is the third year and it goes down June 16-17 in Eau Claire, WI (a shift from the last two festivals, which were in August). More

May 27, 2016

It was recently announced that Gord Downie, the frontman of Canadian rock mainstays The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The 52-year-old has still vowed to go on one last tour, in support of the band’s newest album, Man Machine Poem, which is due out on June 17. More

Sep 23, 2015

Peaches is releasing her new album, Rub, this Friday (September 25) via I U She Music/INgrooves. She is now streaming the whole thing via YouTube, which you can check out below. It includes the previously released and outrageous NSFW videos for “Close Up” (which featured Kim Gordon has her wrestling coach) and “Dick in the Air” (in which Peaches and comedian Margaret Cho wear furry suits that have fake penises on the front of them). More

Watch: Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” Video with Fred Armisen, Feist, and Vanessa Bayer

Lewis Spoofs Her Formal Child Actor Days, Video Also Features Zosia Mamet and Leo Fitzpatrick

May 27, 2015

Jenny Lewis’ fantastic new video for “She’s Not Me” does an amazing job sending up Lewis’ previous life as a child actor and she’s got some great guest stars in on the joke, including Fred Armisen, Feist, Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer, Girls’ Zosia Mamet, and Leo Fitzpatrick (Kids, Bully, Storytelling). More

Watch: Arcade Fire Cover Feist in Calgary

Bonus: They Mime Loverboy’s “Working For the Weekend”

Aug 13, 2014

Arcade Fire’s tour de covers continued in Calgary, when they covered Feist’s “I Feel it All.” More

Listen: Feist - “Don’t Give Up” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

Featured on Tribute Album And I’ll Scratch Yours

Sep 23, 2013

Following the lead of Arcade Fire this morning, Feist has premiered a cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up.” More

Feist Donates Proceeds of Ebay Auction To Flood Victims

Calgary Artists Raises Money for Hometown Shelter

Jul 26, 2013

In June, the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Center was flooded and its residents forced to evacuate. Now, Calgary native musician Feist will raise money to repair damage to the shelter. On August 7th, Feist will perform a benefit concert, and proceeds will go to the shelter. More

Watch: Broken Social Scene and Feist on “Fallon”

Perform "Almost Crimes" and "7/4 Shoreline"

Jun 07, 2013

Tomorrow on June 8 Broken Social Scene will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their founded label Arts & Crafts with a series of artist performances at their own Field Trip Festival in Toronto. More

Feb 27, 2013

This year Toronto-based indie label Arts & Crafts will celebrate its 10th anniversary. More

Watch: Feist – “Graveyard” Video

The Band From a Distance

Nov 01, 2012

Anyone up for some Day of the Dead action? The new Feist video form “Graveyard” (a cut form her Polaris Prize winning album Metals) is seasonally appropriate for this after-Halloween celebration.


Oct 05, 2012

If there’s one good thing to come out of the Twilight movie franchise it’s been the ability of its soundtracks to expose people who normally wouldn’t listen to indie music to some really fantastic artists. More

Feist Wins 2012 Polaris Music Prize

Metals Wins Best Album by a Canadian Artist

Sep 25, 2012

Last night Feist won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her 2011 album Metals. More

Sep 20, 2012

Feist recently stopped by Nigel Godrich’s long running program Live From the Basement. More

Sep 05, 2012

This month the Polaris Music Prize will be awarded to the year’s best album by a Canadian musical artist. More

Aug 14, 2012

After delivering two very different music videos in recent weeks, Feist has emerged once more, this time with a remix of her Metals track “Graveyard.” More

Aug 10, 2012

After delivering a raucous, smash-happy music video covering Mastodon’s “A Commotion,” Feist has clearly calmed down a bit with her newly premiered clip for “Anti-Pioneer,” a track taken off last year’s LP Metals. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 1

Feist, Sondre Lerche, Florence and the Machine and More

Aug 09, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway is hosting the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Sondre Lerche,Willis Earl Beal, Mathias Eick, Oberhofer, Friends, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Florence and the Machine, Feist, The Stone Roses, and Purity Ring. More

Watch: Feist and Mastodon - “A Commotion” Video

Interactive Choose-Your-Version Clip

Jul 31, 2012

For those of you who might have missed the opportunity to purchase it on Record Store Day, Feist and Mastodon’s formerly limited split-single 7’‘ has now been made available as a digital download. More

Nominee Long List of 2012 Polaris Prize Revealed

Include The Weeknd, Leonard Cohen, Feist, Grimes, Japandroids

Jun 15, 2012

The long list of nominees has been announced this year’s Polaris Music Prize, honoring the best album of the year by a Canadian artist. More

Listen: Feist/Mastodon Cover Each Other

Feist Performs "Black Tongue;" "Mastodon Performs "A Commotion"

Apr 20, 2012

Tomorrow for Record Store Day Canadian songwriter Feist and Atlanta rockers Mastodon will release a special 7’’ where the two very different musical artists will cover each other’s work. More

Apr 13, 2012

A number of high-profile artists took to the late night stage yesterday all in the name of supporting their latest releases, as well as their upcoming appearances at Coachella. More

Watch: Feist - “Bittersweet Melodies” Video

Featuring Work by Photographer Irina Werner

Apr 09, 2012

For the music video of “Bittersweet Melodies,” the latest single off Feist‘s 2011 album Metals, the Canadian singer/songwriter employed the work the Argentinian photographer Irina Werner, whose “Back to the Future” portrait series juxtaposes childhood portraits against identically posed photos of its subjects as adults. More

Mar 28, 2012

Feist and M. Ward are clearly becoming road buddies—as evidenced by this video where the winsome paring covers The Jesus and Mary Chain tune “Sometimes Always.” More

Feist Hits The Road

Dates Kick Off April 15

Mar 20, 2012

Feist is hitting the road in support of her silky fourth album Metals. We have the dates. More

2012 Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Announced

Featuring Jack White, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and More

Feb 03, 2012

The 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival has announced its official lineup of artists, including Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, The Shins, St. Vincent, Feist, The Roots, Beirut, and Beck. More

Feist Announces Spring Tour

World Tour Begins Tomorrow

Jan 31, 2012

After releasing a fantastic video for her Metals track “The Bad in Each in Other” yesterday, Feist has announced that she will be heading out on a country-jumping tour starting tomorrow. More

Watch: Feist - “The Bad In Each Other” Video

Connecting South of the Border

Jan 30, 2012

The music video for Feist‘s “The Bad In Each Other,” one of the standout tracks from her 2011 effort Metals, is one of those kind of cinematic pieces of storytelling that seem to speak volumes without saying anything at all. More

Dec 15, 2011

After engaging in one of the more left-field collaborative moments of the year, Feist has allowed regular remixer Beck to tweak her Metals track “How Come You Never Go There.” More

Feist and Mastodon Cover Each Other’s Work

Planned Split 7” For Record Store Day

Nov 30, 2011

Now here’s a case of odd bedfellows. Sultry songstress Feist and metal act Mastodon are planning to cover each other’s work. More

Nov 17, 2011

Feist wanders the forest with some truly impressive hair in “How Come You Never Go There”—the latest Metals cut to warrant its own video. We have the clip. More

Watch: Feist Performs on Jimmy Kimmel

“The Bad in Each Other”/“How Come You Never Go There”

Nov 11, 2011

Feist’s promotional trail for recently released album Metals gained another stop last night when the songstress swung by Jimmy Kimmel. We have the video. More

Watch: Feist on Black Cab Sessions

"Undiscovered First" Performance

Oct 20, 2011

Feist made an appearance on Black Cab Sessions while at London last week. We have the video. More

Oct 05, 2011

The spotlight shined brightly on the very talented Leslie Feist as she performed “How Come You Never Go There” on Late Show With David Letterman last night. We have the video. More

Stream Feist’s “Metals”

New Album Out Oct. 4

Sep 28, 2011

This morning Feist decided to give fans an early listen to her new album Metals. More

Feist Announces Show with Ed Droste and Jeff Tweedy

Playing October 8 in Toronto, Plus New Teaser Video

Sep 12, 2011

With her new album Metals slated for an October 4 release, Feist is performing her first official live show for it on October 8 at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto with a few special guests. More

Aug 16, 2011

Recently Feist (whose new album Metals streets October 4) took time out from her busy schedule to cover The Velvet Underground at a one-off tribute in Paris. Her backing band included members of Radiohead, Air, and Supergrass. We have the stream. More

Aug 12, 2011

Feist‘s fourth LP, Metals, streets October 4 via Cherrytree/Interscope in the U.S., October 3 in the U.K. on Polydor and October 4 in Canada through Arts&Crafts. We have the first single for your streaming pleasure. More

Aug 02, 2011

After giving fans a chance to demonstrate their ability to color inside the lines, Feist has released the official cover for her forthcoming record Metals. More

Feist Announces Tour Dates

Dates this November

Jul 28, 2011

You can watch her album preview videos and color in her artwork. Now Feist is giving you a chance to catch her live. We have the dates. More

Jul 28, 2011

After announcing the release of her forthcoming album Metals earlier this week, Leslie Feist has provided fans with a glimpse at the record’s cover art, albeit with a certain lack of color. More

Feist Announces New Album

Metals Out October 4

Jul 25, 2011

Four years of relative silence after her superb 2007 album The Reminder, Feist is returning with Metals. We have the details. More

Jul 21, 2011

While its been over four years since Leslie Feist‘s 2007 album The Reminder and its standout track “1 2 3 4” launched her into breakout status in the music community, it seems as though the Canadian singer/songwriter is finally readying audiences for her long-awaited follow-up. More

Feist Announces Additional Documentary Details

Look What the Light Did Now Out December 7th

Oct 29, 2010

Additional information surfaced today about previously announced Feist documentary, Look What the Light Did Now. We have the details. More

New Feist Documentary

Look At What The Light Did Now

Sep 22, 2010

While Feist is still at work on her follow up to 2007’s The Reminder, that doesn’t mean we’ll have to close out the year Feist-less. The songstress takes a look back at her break-though album in new documentary; Look at What The Light Did Now. More

May 14, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We’re offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Vampire Weekend, Jenny Lewis, Grizzly Bear, Tegan & Sara Make Crafts For Haiti

Contributors Also Include: Fleet Foxes, M. Ward, Feist, Conor Obest, Aziz Ansari, Devendra Banhart, and many others

Mar 10, 2010

Haiti is still recovering from January’s devastating earthquake. Aiding the recovery efforts is a group of musicians and artists who are auctioning off exclusive items to benefit the nation. The project, called Crafts For a Cause, is spearheaded by Binki Shapiro of Little Joy and will go live on March 15th. Among the items up for bidding, an original song by Mark Ronson, a camera painted by Drew Barrymore, and a shirt designed by M. Ward. Other artists involved include: Jenny Lewis, Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Feist, Conor Obest, Aziz Ansari, Devendra Banhart, Cat Power, Daft Punk, Natalie Portman, The Strokes, and many others. More

Feist Teams Up with Ottawa Food Bank in Upcoming Auction

Plates Featuring the Artist's Signature and Art Hit the Block Next Week

Feb 19, 2010

Feist’s humanitarian work continues with an upcoming auction featuring collectible plates emblazoned with her signature and artwork set to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank. More

Jamie Lidell Sets His “Compass” for May 18

New Album to Feature Beck, Feist, plus Grizzly Bear and Wilco Members

Feb 08, 2010

Jamie Lidell’s third album will be entitled Compass and is due for release May 18 via Warp. Compass features a slew of notable guests, including Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Pat Sansone of Wilco, and Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. More


Aug 09, 2012

Welcome to the first official day of the Øya Festival—or as I like to call it: shock the American. Check out reviews from the day including: Sondre Lerche, Willis Earl Beal, Oberhofer, Thurston Moore, Friends, Florence and The Machine, Feist, Stone Roses, and Purity Ring. More

Oct 05, 2011

Leslie Feist’s first album since 2007’s breakout The Reminder feels closer in spirit to 2004’s quieter, slower Let It Die. The Reminder‘s energetic pop doesn’t make much of an appearance on Metals, as Feist instead turns to jazz for a musical foundation. More