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11 Best Songs of the Week: John Cale, M83, U.S. Girls, Miss Grit, and More

Plus Lonnie Holley and Michael Stipe, Vagabon, Young Fathers, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 13, 2023

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2023. After a quiet period last week, this week was roaring with album announcements and new songs. We settled on a Top 11 this week. More

John Cale Shares Video For New Song “NOISE OF YOU”

MERCY Due Out January 20 via Double Six/Domino

Jan 11, 2023

John Cale is releasing his first new album in a decade, MERCY, on January 20, 2023 via Double Six/Domino. Now he has shared its third single, “NOISE OF YOU,” via a music video. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: The WAEVE, Caroline Rose, Algiers, Frankie Cosmos, and More

Plus Young Fathers, Amber Arcades, Alice Boman, John Cale and Weyes Blood, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 28, 2022

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we were turning our new print issue into the printer last Friday. So this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks and is thus a slightly supersized Top 13 list. More

Oct 19, 2022

John Cale has announced the release of his first new album in a decade, MERCY, which will be out on January 20, 2023 via Double Six/Domino. He has also shared a video for a new album single, the Weyes Blood collaboration “STORY OF BLOOD.” More

Aug 01, 2022

John Cale has shared an animated video for his new single, “Night Crawling,” which is out now via Domino. More

Sep 29, 2020

Andrew Bird has announced a new Christmas album, Hark!, and shared its first single, a cover of John Cale’s “Andalucia,” via an animated video for it. The album features original songs, new takes on holiday classics, and covers of songs by John Prine and Handsome Family. More

Sep 23, 2020

Acclaimed Welsh actor Michael Sheen is obsessed with a mysterious toaster in the video for Welsh electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens“Corner of My Sky,” a song that features fellow Welsh artist John Cale. In the video Sheen keeps putting bread into his toaster and each time the bread disappears, rather than popping up. 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

Kelly Lee Owens Shares New Song “Corner of My Sky” Featuring John Cale

Inner Song Due Out August 28 via Smalltown Supersound

Aug 04, 2020

Welsh electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens is releasing a new album, Inner Song, on August 28 via Smalltown Supersound. Now she has shared another song from it, “Corner of My Sky,” which features fellow Welsh artist John Cale, who sings in both Welsh and English on the song. More

Festival Preview: Rockaway Beach 2020

John Cale, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Self Esteem, and More

Dec 11, 2019

With Rockaway Beach fast approaching, Under the Radar takes a closer look at some of the awesome acts playing from Friday 10th till Sunday 12th of January. More

Watch: John Cale: “Face to the Sky” Video

Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood out October 2nd

Aug 30, 2012

Former Velvet Underground member John Cale is releasing a new solo album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, on October 2nd via Domino Records’ Double Six imprint. Below you can watch the video for “Face to the Sky,” which features Cale in a stark room with a checkered floor and a dancer in a kimono. More

John Cale Announces Single “I Wanna Talk 2 U”

Off Upcoming Album Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood

Jul 09, 2012

Former Velvet Underground multi-instrumentalist John Cale will release a new album entitled Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood on Oct. 2 through Domino imprint Double Six. More

Music Video Round-Up: Niki & The Dove, Fanfarlo, Ryan Adams and More

Tyler The Creator, High Places, Dirty Beaches, Sin Fang

Oct 14, 2011

So many videos, so little time! Here’s a roundup of some of the top videos to hit the interwebs this week.



Jan 23, 2023

Forever pushing the boundaries of pop, punk, and experimental music, John Cale has been a constant presence at the frayed edges of rock ‘n’ roll for the past six decades. More

Oct 02, 2012

Extra Playful was the title of John Cale’s last release, his 2011 EP that saw him visiting much lighter territory than his fans had become used to over recent years. It turns out this was an aptly teasing title that suggested mischievous misdirection, as the poppier melodies that made up that record are eschewed for a greater sense of vintage violence on brilliantly-titled new album Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.