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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

Apr 08, 2021

Hildegard (Helena Deland and Ouri) have announced their debut self-titled album, which will be out on June 4 via Section1 (an imprint of Partisan). The two have also shared a self-directed video for a song from the album titled “Jour 1.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Japanese Breakfast, St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu, Ratboys, and More

Plus Silk Sonic, Mdou Moctar, James, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 05, 2021

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a fairly quiet week on the news front, with President Joe Biden’s pandemic stimulus bill getting closer to passing in the Senate, but without a minimum wage hike. More

Mar 04, 2021

Hildegard (the new duo between Montréal-based artists Helena Deland and Ouri) have shared their first song together, titled “Jour 2.” It is out now via section1, a newly formed label in partnership with Partisan. The duo is said to be releasing a new album some time later this year. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Goat Girl, Andy Bell, Loma, Helena Deland, and More

Plus Jesse Kivel, Lost Horizons, Midnight Sister, TRAAMS, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 09, 2020

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2020. We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we had other plans last Friday, so this week’s list covers two weeks worth of songs. More

Helena Deland Shares New Song “Pale”

Someone New Due Out October 16 via Luminelle Recordings

Oct 06, 2020

Montréal’s Helena Deland is releasing her debut full-length album, Someone New, on October 16 via Luminelle Recordings. Now she has shared another song from it, “Pale.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Jesse Kivel, Doves, Django Django, Janelle Monáe, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Seamus Fogarty, This Is the Kit, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 11, 2020

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s list is a supersized one, with 12 instead of 10 songs (and last week we only had eight), which is surprising considering Monday was the Labor Day holiday here in America, meaning few new songs were shared that day. More

Helena Deland Shares New Song “Truth Nugget”

Someone New Due Out October 16 via Luminelle Recordings

Sep 08, 2020

Montréal’s Helena Deland is releasing her debut full-length album, Someone New, on October 16 via Luminelle Recordings. Now she has shared another song from it, atmospheric slow-burner “Truth Nugget.” More

Helena Deland Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for Title Track “Someone New”

Someone New Due Out October 16 via Luminelle Recordings

Aug 11, 2020

Montréal’s Helena Deland has already released a series of well received EPs and singles—including 2018’s two interconnected EPs, collectively titled From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. III & Vol. IV—but now she has announced her debut full-length album, Someone New, and shared a new song from it, title track “Someone New,” via a video for it. More

Helena Deland Shares New Song “Lylz”

Announces Debut Album Will Come Out Sometime in 2020

Jul 15, 2020

Helena Deland has shared a new single, “Lylz,” via Luminelle. It’s inspired by the relationship between early 20th century French composer Lili Boulanger (who died in 1918 at only 24) and her older sister, fellow composer Nadia Boulanger, who lived until she was 92 and continued to promote the legacy of her younger sister. The song is accompanied by a time-lapse video where candles made in the image of the Boulanger sisters slowly burn. More

Vision Quest: Helena Deland on the Video for “Claudion”

From The Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. III & Vol. IV Out Now via Luminelle Recordings

Nov 12, 2018

Vision Quest is our recurring series where an artist writes about one of their music videos, from the concept to the execution. For this edition Montréal’s Helena Deland writes about her video for “Claudion.” More

Helena Deland Shares Video for “Claudion” Featuring Her Cousin Claudia

From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. III & Vol. IV Out Now via Luminelle Recordings

Oct 29, 2018

Montréal’s Helena Deland released two interconnected EPs, collectively titled From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. III & Vol. IV, a couple of weeks back via Luminelle Recordings. Now she has shared a video for Vol. IV‘s “Claudion.” Bronwyn Ford directed the video, which features Deland doing a choreographed dance routine with her cousin, Claudia Picard-Deland. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album’s strongest songs are shared before the album’s release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week’s Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week. More

Helena Deland Shares New Song “Lean On You”

From The Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. III & Vol. IV Due Out October 19 via Luminelle Recordings

Sep 19, 2018

Montréal’s Helena Deland is releasing two interconnected EPs, collectively titled From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. III & Vol. IV, on October 19 via Luminelle Recordings. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week’s Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn’t enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13. More

Helena Deland Shares New Song “Rise”

From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. III & Vol. IV Due Out October 19 via Luminelle Recordings

Aug 22, 2018

Montréal’s Helena Deland is releasing two interconnected EPs, collectively titled From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. III & Vol. IV, on October 19 via Luminelle Recordings. Previously she shared Vol. IV‘s “Claudion,” which was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list. Now she has shared the other track from Vol. IV, “Rise.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Blood Orange, POND, David Bowie, Mothers, Jungle, and More

Plus Metric, Joey Dosik, Underworld & Iggy Pop, Still Corners, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 27, 2018

There was a trend this week for artists to share two songs at once, rather than just one. We saw it with Blood Orange, Trevor Powers, Elvis Costello, Jungle, Cornershop, and Fucked Up (and Pussy Riot released three songs this week). In cases where the artist made our main best songs list we tried to pick just one song, although that proved challenging with our #1. More



Interviews

The End: Helena Deland

"[The Cure's] Galore is the album we'd put on to clean the house before guests came over when I was a kid, and it always makes me very happy."

Oct 26, 2018

To end out the week, we ask Helena Deland some questions about endings and death.