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Dec 23, 2023

Here we go again, racing to December’s finish line, eager to put another chaotic year in the rearview and nervous about what the next 12 months have in store for us. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mannequin Pussy, Lauren Mayberry, Lael Neale, Slowdive, and More

Plus Will Butler + Sister Squares, Katy Kirby, Steven Wilson, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2023

Welcome to the 27th Songs of the Week of 2023. It was another quiet week for new songs, but we settled on 10 we liked. More

Aug 30, 2023

Lael Neale has shared a brand new song, “I’ll Be Your Star,” via a self-directed music video where she plays an elementary school teacher. It was filmed at Neale’s actual elementary school. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Blonde Redhead, S. Carey & John Raymond, Ratboys, Sampha, and More

Plus Lael Neale, Blur, The Last Dinner Party, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2023

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2023. This week our writers and editors Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Celine Teo-Blockey, Mark Moody, and Scott Dransfield all weighed in which songs were best and we came up with the stacked list below. We settled on a Top 14 this week, with lots of honorable mentions. More

Lael Neale Shares Video for New Song “White T-Shirt”

Star Eaters Delight Out Now via Sub Pop

Jun 29, 2023

Lael Neale has shared a brand new song, “White T-Shirt,” via a music video. The song was recorded during the sessions for her recent album, Star Eaters Delight, released in April via Sub Pop, but instead was held back as a standalone single More

11 Best Songs of the Week: The Last Dinner Party, Lael Neale, Squid, Bully, and More

Plus Django Django, Killer Mike, bar Italia, Sparks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 21, 2023

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a surprisingly quiet week for new tracks, perhaps because it was bookended by the two weekends of the Coachella festival. But there were still some songs we liked. More

Apr 21, 2023

Lael Neale has released a new album, Star Eaters Delight, today via Sub Pop. Now that its out you can stream the whole thing here and read our rave review of it. More

Lael Neale Shares Self-Directed Video for New Song “Must Be Tears”

Star Eaters Delight Due Out This Friday via Sub Pop

Apr 18, 2023

Lael Neale is releasing a new album, Star Eaters Delight, this Friday via Sub Pop. Now she has shared its fourth single, “Must Be Tears,” via a self-directed video. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 71 Featuring Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout on the Covers

Issue 71 Also Features Interviews with Angel Olsen, M83, The New Pornographers, John Cale, Indigo De Souza, Lael Neale, Phoenix, Dry Cleaning, Miss Grit, Sleaford Mods, The WAEVE, Shame, Bartees Strange, Caroline Rose, and More

Apr 05, 2023

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 71, which features Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout on the two covers. Issue 71 also features interviews with Angel Olsen, M83, The New Pornographers, John Cale, Indigo De Souza, Lael Neale, Phoenix, Dry Cleaning, Miss Grit, Sleaford Mods, The WAEVE, Shame, Bartees Strange, Caroline Rose, Stella Donnelly, Florist, Hot Chip, black midi, Jockstrap, Horsegirl, Blondshell, Sleaford Mods, Beth Orton, and others. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Geese, Hannah Jadagu, Lael Neale, Mega Bog, and More

Plus Caroline Rose, Bully, Westerman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2023. There weren’t a lot of new songs on offer this week, perhaps because the music industry was recovering from SXSW last week. But there were still some tracks we liked. More

Mar 23, 2023

Lael Neale is releasing a new album, Star Eaters Delight, on April 21 via Sub Pop. Now she has shared its third single, “Faster Than the Medicine,” via a self-directed video. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lael Neale, Water From Your Eyes, Youth Lagoon, boygenius, and More

Plus Braids; Mandy, Indiana; Sparks; Momma; and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 03, 2023

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were quite a few strong contenders this week. We were especially enamored by the top two. More

Feb 28, 2023

Lael Neale is releasing a new album, Star Eaters Delight, on April 21 via Sub Pop. Now she has shared its second single, the over eight-minute long “In Verona,” via a self-directed video in which Neale plays a newscaster. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Lael Neale, Caroline Polachek, Girl Ray, and More

Plus Wings of Desire, Alex Lahey, The WAEVE, H. Hawkline, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 03, 2023

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were lots of strong contenders this week, the Top 7 is especially solid. We settled on a Top 12 this week. More

Jan 31, 2023

Lael Neale has announced a new album, Star Eaters Delight, and shared its first single, “I Am the River,” via a self-directed music video. She has also announced some tour dates. More

Jan 11, 2022

Lael Neale has shared a video for her new single “Hotline.” Fittingly, she has also opened up a hotline where she will read callers’ fortunes for 2022 today (November 11) from noon to 5 p.m. EST. The number is 858-224-3129. More

Oct 14, 2021

Lael Neale has shared a new U.S. Girls remix of her song “For No One For Now,” originally featured on her most recent album, Acquainted With Night. Neale has also shared a string of upcoming European and U.K. tour dates for next year. More

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

Feb 19, 2021

Lael Neale has released a new album, Acquainted With Night, today via Sub Pop. To honor that she has shared an eerie self-directed video for its title track, “Acquainted With Night.” Also, now that the album is out you can stream the whole thing here. More

Guy Blakeslee Shares Video for “Giving Up the Ghost” and Announces New Instrumental Album

New Solo Album Postcards From the Edge Out Now via Entrance Records & Tapes; Double Vision Due Out March 5

Feb 18, 2021

Guy Blakeslee of The Entrance Band released his first solo album Postcards From the Edge earlier this month through his own record label Entrance Records & Tapes. Now he has shared a video for “Giving Up the Ghost” from that album, directed by fellow musician Lael Neale. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, Midnight Sister, Field Music, Baio, and More

Plus Jane Weaver, Still Corners, Sleaford Mods, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 15, 2021

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a little less trying than last week, but Donald Trump did earn the dubious honor of being the first ever president to be impeached twice. It was a fantastic week for new songs; after a slow week last week with only a Top 6, this week we present double the songs with a Top 12. More

Jan 14, 2021

Lael Neale has announced a new album, Acquainted With Night, and shared a self-directed video for a new song from it, “Blue Vein.” Acquainted With Night is due out February 19 via Sub Pop, her first album for the label. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lael Neale, Baio, Dry Cleaning, The Weather Station, and More

Plus Bleachers and Bruce Springsteen, Hannah’s Little Sister, Speed Stick, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 20, 2020

Welcome to the 43rd Songs of the Week of 2020. Whereas last week’s Songs of the Week covered three weeks’ worth of songs, this week we’re back to just covering the last seven days. More

Nov 19, 2020

Up-and-coming artist Lael Neale, who has just signed with Sub Pop last month, has shared a video for her new single “For No One For Now.” The impressionistic self-directed video was filmed back in Neale’s family farm in Virginia on her old Sony Handycam she had from high school. More



Interviews

Sep 18, 2023

If Lael Neale’s second album, 2021’s Acquainted with Night, was an attempt to find space and calm whilst surrounded by the neon and noise of Los Angeles, then her follow-up, Star Eaters Delight, is about reaching out from isolation and looking to reconnect with the world. More

Nov 08, 2021

It’s not every day that a musician’s choice of instrument forever changes their trajectory. And here we are speaking of things more granular than Dylan going electric. Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo borrowed a studio mate’s Ace-Tone organ for their Painful album and that kept them from ending up just another indie guitar band. Recent Sub Pop signee Lael Neale likewise borrowed a friend’s vintage Suzuki Omnichord and avoids the trap of becoming just another folk singer. Of course writing some killer songs doesn’t hurt either. More


Reviews

Apr 20, 2023

Romeo and Juliet died for somebody’s sins but not mine. Lael Neale’s second release for Sub Pop finds the artist stylistically pushing boundaries with her beloved Omnichord while bringing an array of new sounds into the mix as well. More

Feb 23, 2021

If music has the ability to transport, Lael Neale’s Sub Pop debut takes the Carter Family Fold and plants it smack dab in Lana Del Rey’s modernist LA. More