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11 Best Songs of the Week: Margaret Glaspy, Sufjan Stevens, Jamila Woods, Wild Nothing, and More

Plus Kevin Drew, Wings of Desire, Modern Nature, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks (Also a Bonus Mix of the Best Songs of the Last Month)

Aug 18, 2023

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2023. Songs of the Week was on hiatus for the last month because Wendy and I were on a much needed vacation to England and Iceland. I received several reader emails worried we had killed Songs of the Week, but have no worries, it’s back. As well as a regular Songs of the Week, we have put together an additional Spotify playlist featuring all the songs we also liked while Songs of the Week was taking a break. More

Aug 17, 2023

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene has announced a new solo album, Aging, and shared its first two singles, “Out In the Fields” and “Party Oven.” 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

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

Jun 15, 2021

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene has announced a new instrumental album under the name K.D.A.P., titled Influences, and shared its first single, opening track “The Slinfold Loop.” More

Mar 02, 2021

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene has shared a previously unreleased song titled “How’s It Going,” which was recorded in 2014. More

Dec 17, 2020

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene has shared a video for a new holiday song in light of this year’s events, “Depressed Unicorn Christmas Song.” The quirky, minimalist video features animal puppets singing against a black background. “The goal was to make people smile and embrace the crazy year we’ve all had,” says Drew in a press release. More

Jun 14, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal’s The Dears, released a new solo album, Hear Me Out, back in February via Dangerbird. Now he has shared a video for the album’s “Changed My Ways.” Kevin Drew of fellow countrymen Broken Social Scene directed the video, which features Lightburn in different professional costumes. More

Nov 01, 2018

Montreal indie-pop heroes Stars released a new album, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, in October 2017 via Last Gang. Back in March they shared brand new single, “Ship to Shore” (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and in June they shared a lyric video for another new song, “One Day Left.” More

Listen: Broken Social Scene – “Skyline”

Hug of Thunder Due Out July 7 via Arts & Crafts

May 31, 2017

Broken Social Scene are releasing a new album, Hug of Thunder, on July 7 via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared another song from it, “Skyline,” which is lush vintage Broken Social Scene in all the best ways possible. More

Mar 31, 2017

Broken Social Scene premiered a new song, “Halfway Home,” yesterday and last night the band stopping by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the new single. 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

The National to Headline Benefit Concert Welcoming Syrian Refugees to Canada

"Welcome to Hamilton" Also Features Kevin Drew and Others on June 3

May 11, 2016

The National are headlining a benefit concert called “Welcome to Hamilton” which aims to welcome Syrian refugees coming to Canada. It’s happening June 3 at 6 PM at New Vision United Church at 24 Main St. W in Hamilton, Canada. Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene is also performing, as is Hayden, Max Kerman of Arkells, Terra Lightfoot, Mother Tareka, and Crystal Journey. More

Subscribe for Two Years and Get a Free CD and Complimentary Digital Magazine Access

Includes Albums by The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Temples, Liars, Mac DeMarco, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charli XCX, and More

Jul 15, 2014

Take out a two-year print subscription to Under the Radar and receive a free CD in the mail. Current choices include recent albums by The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Temples, Liars, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charli XCX, Mac DeMarco, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), Connan Mockasin, and more. More

Jun 05, 2014

Kevin Drew gathered a few friends together to make a video for “You in Your Were.” More

Watch: Kevin Drew Cover Lou Reed’s “What’s Good”

Darlings Is Out Now On Arts & Crafts

May 14, 2014

Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew recently stopped by CBC Music. More


Nov 15, 2023

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.). For this My Firsts we talk to Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene. More

“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

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar‘s first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More


May 14, 2014

Kevin Drew has always operated as the leader of the pack, governing a large group of friends he also called bandmates for the past decade. His band, Broken Social Scene, cultivated a following that developed beyond rabid fandom into something more like a relationship with the Toronto collective. More