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8 Best Songs of the Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, W.H. Lung, The Goon Sax, and More

Plus Jessie Ware, José González, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 11, 2021

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2021. Admittedly, there weren’t too many new songs that overly impressed us this week. We almost considered taking a week off. But there were enough tracks of note to keep us in the game. Still, we only came up with a Top 8, instead of our usual Top 10 (or sometimes we have an expanded Top 12). More

Bright Eyes Announce New 2021 Tour Dates with Lucy Dacus Supporting; First Tour in 10 Years

Japanese Breakfast and Waxahatchee Will Also Each Support One Show

Jun 08, 2021

Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Wolcott) have announced some new summer tour dates, in what will be their first tour in 10 years. The shows go down this July and August and Lucy Dacus will support all dates. One show will also feature Japanese Breakfast and Waxahatchee will be opening another show. More

Lucy Dacus Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Brando”

Home Video Due Out June 25 via Matador

Jun 08, 2021

Lucy Dacus is releasing a new album, Home Video, on June 25 via Matador. Now she has shared another song from it, “Brando,” via a lyric video for the single. The song is about a friend Dacus had in high school who was obsessed with old films. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, and More

Plus Lucy Dacus, POND, Gruff Rhys, CHAI, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 21, 2021

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week there was finally a ceasefire in the latest Israeli Palestinian conflict. More

May 19, 2021

Lucy Dacus is releasing a new album, Home Video, on June 25 via Matador. Now she has shared another song from it, “VBS,” via an animated video for the single. She has also added a handful more tour dates. 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

10 Best Songs of the Week: SPELLLING, Lucy Dacus, Ora the Molecule, Twin Shadow, and More

Plus Anjimile and Jay Som, Far Lands, Desperate Journalist, José González, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 16, 2021

Welcome to the 14th Songs of the Week of 2021. In this week’s news, the case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd wound down, with closing arguments expected on Monday. More

Apr 14, 2021

Yesterday, Lucy Dacus announced a new album, Home Video, and shared a self-directed video for a new song from it, “Hot & Heavy.” Last night she was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she performed the new single with her backing band from the stage of the Virginia Repertory Theatre, in her native Richmond. More

Apr 13, 2021

Lucy Dacus has announced a new album, Home Video, and shared a self-directed video for a new song from it, “Hot & Heavy.” She has also announced some fall tour dates. It’s also been announced that Dacus will be performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lucy Dacus, Crumb, Colleen, London Grammar, and More

Plus Tony Allen, Ryley Walker, Sophia Kennedy, Everything Everything, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 12, 2021

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2021. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law by the president yesterday and many Americans will soon be receiving new $1400 stimulus checks, as well as other relief. More

Mar 09, 2021

Lucy Dacus has shared a new single titled “Thumbs.” She originally premiered the song live in fall of 2018, and the studio version is out now today via Matador. More

Julien Baker Announces Livestream Concert from Nashville

Little Oblivions Due Out February 26 on Matador

Feb 18, 2021

Julien Baker has announced a new livestream concert in support of her upcoming album Little Oblivions to be held at Nashville’s Analog on March 25, with indie group Mini Trees as the supporting act. The performance will take place via STAGED, a virtual concert series created by Audiotree. It will be aired three separate times, at 8 p.m. AEDT, 7 p.m. GMT, and 9 p.m. EDT. More

Feb 03, 2021

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Julien Baker is releasing a new album, Little Oblivions, on February 26 via Matador. Now she has shared the album’s third single, “Favor,” which features backing vocals from Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, her bandmates in the supergroup Boygenius. More

boygenius Demos Available For One Day Only on Bandcamp Tomorrow

Proceeds Will Be Split Between Three Charities

Jul 02, 2020

It’s almost here… yet another Bandcamp fee-free Friday. For this upcoming July 3 event, boygenius—the supergroup comprised of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus—is sharing an extra special treat: three voice recorded demos from their 2018 eponymous EP. More

The National Announce New U.S. Tour Dates with Openers Lucy Dacus and Julia Jacklin

Sharon Van Etten to Also Open One Show in the Summer Run of Dates

Feb 18, 2020

The National have announced some new North American tour dates. They go down this July and August. Lucy Dacus and Julia Jacklin will take turns opening most of the dates, with Sharon Van Etten also supporting one show. More

Bright Eyes Announce World Tour Dates

They Will Be the Band’s First Shows in Nine Years; Lucy Dacus and Lavender Diamond to Open Some Shows

Feb 18, 2020

Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcott) have announced a world tour, with dates in America, the UK, Europe, and Japan. They will be the band’s their first new shows in nine years. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, The Homesick, Best Coast, and More

Plus Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Graham Coxon, Jehnny Beth, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 08, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. The last three weeks we could only come up with a Top 8, instead of our customary Top 10, but this week’s choices were surprisingly much stronger once we did some deeper digging. More

Nov 07, 2019

This year Lucy Dacus has been working on a singles series entitled 2019 where she has been releasing seven songs in 2019, each timed to a different holiday. Now she has shared its final song, “Fool’s Gold,” which takes its inspiration from New Year’s. More

Lucy Dacus Shares Cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”

2019 EP Due Out November 8 via Matador

Nov 01, 2019

This year Lucy Dacus has been working on a singles series entitled 2019 where she has been releasing seven songs in 2019, each timed to a different holiday. Now she has shared a cover of Wham!‘s 1984 holiday classic “Last Christmas.” Her version is faster and punkier, because she doesn’t like Christmas apparently. More

Lucy Dacus Shares Cover of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and Confirms EP Details

2019 EP Due Out November 8 via Matador; Also Includes Cover of Wham’s “Last Christmas”

Oct 08, 2019

This year Lucy Dacus is working on a singles series entitled 2019 where she will release seven songs in 2019, each timed to a different holiday. It’ll be a mix of covers and originals. Now she has shared another installment, a cover of Phil Collins’ 1981 classic “In the Air Tonight” timed to Halloween. She has also confirmed the details of the 2019 EP. More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

Lucy Dacus Shares Cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” in Honor of His Birthday

Her “2019” Seasonal Singles Series Continues Throughout the Year

Sep 12, 2019

This year Lucy Dacus is working on a singles series entitled 2019 where she will release seven songs in 2019, each timed to a different holiday. It’ll be a mix of covers and originals. Now she has shared another installment, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” in honor of his birthday (he turns 70 on September 23). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Thom Yorke, Lightning Dust, San Fermin, and More

Plus serpentwithfeet, Friendly Fires, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 28, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. The Top 2 are by the same artist, which rarely happens, if ever. This week was a challenge, as there were less immediately obvious tracks to make the Top 10, but then we dug deep and ended up with too many tracks (there are an additional 10 honorable mentions). So there are lots and lots of songs to listen to below. More

Lucy Dacus Shares New Song About July 4th – “Forever Half Mast”

Her “2019” Seasonal Singles Series Continues Throughout the Year

Jun 25, 2019

This year Lucy Dacus is working on a singles series entitled 2019 where she will release seven songs in 2019, each timed to a different holiday. It’ll be a mix of covers and originals. Now she has shared another installment, “Forever Half Mast,” timed to July 4th. More

Lucy Dacus Announces New September and October North American Tour Dates

Her “2019” Seasonal Singles Series Continues Throughout the Year

May 28, 2019

Lucy Dacus has announced some new fall tour dates. They happen this September and October and include shows on both coasts, in Canada, and elsewhere. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Bruce Springsteen, Lucy Dacus, Marika Hackman, Ride, and More

Plus FKA twigs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a plethora of strong tracks to choose from this week, thanks in part to both some new albums that were announced this week and some other albums that were released today. So much so that we have expanded it to a Top 12 this week (as we’ve done from time to time in the past). More

Lucy Dacus Shares New Mother’s Day Themed Song “My Mother & I”

The Latest Installment in Her “2019” Seasonal Singles Series

Apr 24, 2019

Lucy Dacus previously announced a singles series entitled 2019 where she will release seven songs this year, each timed to a different holiday. It’ll be a mix of covers and originals. Now she has shared its second installment, “My Mother & I,” which is fittingly timed to Mother’s Day and Taurus season. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, 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 Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Jan 31, 2019

Lucy Dacus released a new album, Historian, back in March via Matador. It was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 100 Albums of 2018. Now she has announced a singles series entitled 2019where she will release seven songs this year, each timed to a different holiday. More

Lucy Dacus Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Historian Out Now via Matador

Dec 10, 2018

Lucy Dacus released a new album, Historian, back in March via Matador. It was our Album of the Week. Now she has announced some new 2019 U.S. tour dates. They mainly encompass February and March and go on sale this Friday, January 14. Check them out below. More

Nov 16, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. Their self-titled debut EP came out recently via Matador. More

Nov 06, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. Last night the trio and their backing band stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform “Me & My Dog,” a song led by Bridgers. More

Oct 26, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. Their self-titled debut EP was due out November 9 via Matador and while the physical release is still scheduled for that day, they have released the EP digitally two weeks early. You can stream the whole thing here. 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

boygenius (Julien Baker + Lucy Dacus + Phoebe Bridgers) Announce EP, Share Three Songs

boygenius EP Due Out November 9 via Matador; Listen to “Bite the Hand,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Stay Down”

Aug 21, 2018

Boygenius is a new supergroup featuring three amazing singer/songwriters: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers. They have announced their self-titled debut EP, which is due out November 9 via Matador. But you don’t have to wait until then to hear half the EP, as today they have shared three of its six tracks: “Bite the Hand” (led by Dacus), “Me & My Dog” (led by Bridgers), and “Stay Down” (led by Baker). More

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Apr 09, 2018

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Outside Lands 2018 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, CHVRCHES, Beck, Bon Iver, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Huey Lewis and the News, Father John Misty, Broken Social Scene, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Jessie Ware, Perfume Genius, Lucy Dacus, James Blake, and More

Apr 03, 2018

Outside Lands have announced their 2018 lineup. The festival goes down August 10 - 12 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The headliners are Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, and The Weeknd. More

FYF Fest 2018 Lineup: My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Florence and the Machine, and More

Janet Jackson, The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucy Dacus, Mount Kimbie, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Others Set for 15th Anniversary

Mar 30, 2018

FYF Fest has announced its 2018 lineup. The event is due to take place July 21 and 22 at Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. The headliners are Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Full 2018 Lineup: Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Moses Sumney, Lucy Dacus, Big Thief, and More

Mar 13, 2018

Chicago’s the Pitchfork Music Festival has been slowly announcing their lineup via a mural with the artists’ names being painted on it over the last few weeks. Now the final and full lineup has been revealed for the festival, which goes down July 20 to 22 in Chicago’s Union Park. More

Mar 12, 2018

Lucy Dacus released a new album, Historian, on a couple of weeks back via Matador. It was our Album of the Week. Over the weekend she stopped by CBS This Morning to perform three songs: “Addictions,” “Pillar of Truth,” and “Yours & Mine.” More

Album of the Week: Lucy Dacus

Historian Out Now via Matador

Mar 02, 2018

Debate the credibility of the term “indie” all you want-but even in today’s landscape of monolithic labels and bustling support crews, we still expect the independent artist to follow their own vision. To say, then, that rising star Lucy Dacus may have almost single-handedly penned a cinematic masterpiece in Historian shouldn’t surprise you that much. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Okkervil River, Moaning, and More

Plus Anna von Hausswolff, Preoccupations, of Montreal, Iceage, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 16, 2018

This week Under the Radar favorite Courtney Barnett announced her new album and shared a new song and fellow favorites Beach House announced that a new album was coming and shared a new song. More

Lucy Dacus Shares New Song “Next of Kin”

Historian Due Out March 2 via Matador

Feb 13, 2018

Lucy Dacus is releasing a new album, Historian, on March 2 via Matador. Previously she shared its first single and opening track, “Night Shift,” as well as a self-directed video for “Addictions.” Now she’s shared a third song from the album, “Next of Kin.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mount Eerie, of Montreal, Gwenno, Yo La Tengo, Ought, and More

Plus The Decemberists, Young Fathers, The Sea and Cake, Mouse on Mars, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 19, 2018

2018 is coming on strong with lots of fantastic new tracks this week in our second Songs of the Week post of the year. Like last week, it was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10. Preoccupations, The Spook School, Hinds, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, St. Vincent remixed by Kelly Lee Owens, Eels, and Hinds all could have easily made the Top 10, but it was a competitive week. More

Jan 16, 2018

Lucy Dacus is releasing a new album, Historian, on March 2, 2018 via Matador. Previously she shared its first single and opening track, “Night Shift.” Now she has shared a self-directed video for another song from the album, “Addictions.” More

Lucy Dacus Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Night Shift”

Historian Due Out March 2, 2018 via Matador

Dec 12, 2017

Lucy Dacus has announced a new album, Historian, and shared its first single and opening track, “Night Shift.” Historian is due out March 2, 2018 via Matador. Check out “Night Shift” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. She has also announced some tour dates, which are below too. More

Real Estate Share Interactive Paint By Numbers “Stained Glass” Video and Announce Tour Dates

In Mind Out Now via Domino, Lucy Dacus to Support Fall Tour Dates

May 22, 2017

Real Estate released a new album, In Mind, earlier this year via Domino. Now they have shared a new video for “Stained Glass” and announced some more tour dates. More

Watch Jenny Lewis, Tegan and Sara, Moby, Colin Meloy, and More Perform in Bed for Bedstock

Charity Event Also Features Warpaint, Norah Jones, Lucy Dacus, and More

Nov 29, 2016

Today was Bedstock, an Internet charity music festival. It featured videos of various musicians performing songs in bed, including Jenny Lewis, Tegan and Sara, Moby, Warpaint, Norah Jones, Lucy Dacus, Radiation City, and others. More



Interviews

My Favorite Album: Lucy Dacus on LCD Soundsystem’s “This Is Happening”

"My initial impression was just, 'I have to dance. There's no option. I'm listening to this, I can't do anything but dance to it.'"

Jan 31, 2020

The best record ever is Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie. But my favorite record, that’s just personal to my experience, is This is Happening by LCD Soundsystem, which might come as a surprise to people. More

Jun 14, 2019

The term supergroup is primarily reserved for a band comprised of people well established at their craftsay, a quartet of recognizable rock stars. Although boygenius’ members have each released at most two albums, the term is already being regularly applied to the trio of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. More

Jun 07, 2018

With over 2,000 handwritten pages, Lucy Dacus is currently on Journal #11. Since her days as a fifth-grader, the Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter has spent countless hours diligently documenting the minutiae of her everyday life. More

2016 Artist Survey: Lucy Dacus

Dacus on Trump, Scary Movies, First Kisses, Friends, Bowie and Prince, and Memorable Fan Encounters

Feb 17, 2017

For Under the Radar‘s 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More


Reviews

Feb 28, 2018

Richmond, Virginia-based musician Lucy Dacus is painfully aware of the end. On “Pillar of Truth,” an arresting and dirgeful augur to Dacus’ late grandmother, she holistically reflects on accepting mortality with dignity. More