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10 Best Songs of the Week: Alvvays, Broken Bells, Magdalena Bay, Björk, and More

Plus Wild Pink Feat. J Mascis, Miss Grit, LIES, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 23, 2022

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week one artist has two songs in the main list, which is a Top 10 this time. More

Sep 20, 2022

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) are releasing a deluxe edition of their debut album, Mercurial World, this Friday via Luminelle. Now they have shared another brand new song from the deluxe edition, “Unconditional,” via a self-directed video in which the band are on a surreal children’s TV show, kind of like a creepy Pee-wee’s Playhouse. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Magdalena Bay, Ezra Furman, Julia Jacklin, Dumb, and More

Plus Wild Pink and Julien Baker, Stella Donnelly, Whitney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 26, 2022

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2022. This week there were three strong album tracks, songs from albums released today that weren’t previously put out as pre-release singles, that made the list. More

Magdalena Bay Share Video for New Song “All You Do”

Mercurial World Deluxe Due Out September 23 via Luminelle

Aug 24, 2022

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) are releasing a deluxe edition of their debut album, Mercurial World, on September 23 via Luminelle. Now they have shared a brand new song from the deluxe edition, the string-swept “All You Do,” via a video for the new single. More

Soccer Mommy Shares Magdalena Bay Remix of “Shotgun”

Sometimes, Forever Out Now via Loma Vista

Aug 18, 2022

Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) has shared a Magdalena Bay remix of “Shotgun” from her most recent album, Sometimes, Forever. Allison has also shared a slowed and reverbed version of the song. More

Jul 20, 2022

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) have announced a deluxe edition of their newest album, Mercurial World, which will be out on September 23 via Luminelle. They have also announced a tour and have shared a Danny L Harle remix of “Chaeri” which will be featured on the deluxe edition. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2022 Lineup: The National, Mitski, and The Roots to Headline

Festival Will Take Place July 15–17 at Chicago’s Union Park; Tickets Go On Sale This Friday

Mar 08, 2022

Pitchfork Music Festival has announced their 2022 lineup. The National, Mitski, and The Roots will be headlining. Other acts include Spiritualized, Parquet Courts, Dawn Richard, Indigo De Souza, SPELLLING, Camp Cope, Wiki, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus, Low, Magdalena Bay, Dry Cleaning, Toro y Moi, and Cate Le Bon, among others. The festival will take place from July 1517 at Union Park in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (March 11) at 10 a.m. CST. More

Magdalena Bay Share Video for “Dreamcatching”

Mercurial World Out Now via Luminelle

Mar 04, 2022

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) have shared a video for the song “Dreamcatching,” from their latest album, Mercurial World. More

Under the Radar’s Top 130 Songs of 2021

Our Favorite 2021 Tracks That You Can Listen to All Day Long, All Day Long

Jan 25, 2022

It is confounding that so many outlets insist on posting best songs of the year lists in early December. Not only are there several more weeks left in the year, in which a number of potential great songs could be released, it also takes time to digest all the tracks released in November and earlier in the fall. We’ve obviously taken too much time. More

Jan 07, 2022

2021 began and ended in a state of uncertainty, but was still a fruitful year for new music. Here are Under the Radar‘s 100 favorite albums from the year. More

Under the Radar Announces Special 20th Anniversary Double Issue

Issue 69 Has Two Cover Group Shots Featuring Grandaddy, CHVRCHES, Kamasi Washington, Bat For Lashes, Weyes Blood, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, Nilüfer Yanya, Miki Berenyi, The Horrors, and Rose Elinor Dougall

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is our special 20th Anniversary Issue. It’s a double issue celebrating two decades of the magazine (our first issue came out in December 2001). The issue has shipped out to subscribers and stores and can now be bought from us directly here. The issue features two special covers, each featuring a different group of musicians together. More

Dec 06, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) have announced their first ever headline tour, with tickets going on sale this Friday (Dec. 10) at 10 a.m. local time. The duo have also shared a live performance video for the track “You Lose!” from their newest album, Mercurial World. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mitski, Magdalena Bay, Tears For Fears, Big Thief, and More

Plus Sloppy Jane, Silverbacks, Lionlimb, Gang of Youths, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 08, 2021

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a solid week for new tracks, including the first single from the first album in 17 years from some 1980s icons. More

Magdalena Bay Share Trippy Video for New Song “Hysterical Us”

Mercurial World Due Out This Friday via Luminelle

Oct 05, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) are releasing their debut full-length album, Mercurial World, this Friday via Luminelle. Now they have shared its fourth and final pre-release single, “Hysterical Us,” via a trippy video that features the band travel to a colorful world. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Hatchie, Sam Evian, Magdalena Bay, and More

Plus Tonstartssbandht, Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket, Coco, Ducks Ltd., and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 17, 2021

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a blockbuster week for new songs, with lots of strong contenders. We tried to show a bit of restraint and keep it to an already over-stuffed Top 12, but then we just went for it with a Top 14. I mean, whose going to tell us we can’t pick 14 favorite songs? It’s our website and we have no corporate overlords. More

Magdalena Bay Share Video for New Song “You Lose!”

Mercurial World Due Out October 8 via Luminelle

Sep 15, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) are releasing their debut full-length album, Mercurial World, on October 8 via Luminelle. Now they have shared its third single, “You Lose!,” via an amusing video that features the band having a series of unfortunate events. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Magdalena Bay, Sea Power, Nation of Language, and More

Plus Big Thief, Trace Mountains, Macie Stewart, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 13, 2021

Welcome to the 30th Songs of the Week of 2021. As I was on vacation last week, this week’s list covers the last two week’s worth of songs. So it’s a super-sized edition with a Top 12. More

Magdalena Bay Share Video for New Song “Secrets (Your Fire)”

Mercurial World Due Out October 8 via Luminelle

Aug 12, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) are releasing their debut full-length album, Mercurial World, on October 8 via Luminelle. Now they have shared its second single, “Secrets (Your Fire),” via a fun video that features the band getting sucked into a computer. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: LUMP, Villagers, Magdalena Bay, Meatbodies, and More

Plus Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, Ade & Connan Mockasin, POND, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 02, 2021

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week we were feeling a bit indecisive and couldn’t really narrow it down to a Top 10, so we went with a Top 12 instead. More

Magdalena Bay Announce Debut Album, Share Video for New Song “Chaeri”

Mercurial World Due Out October 8 via Luminelle

Jul 02, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) have announced their debut full-length album, Mercurial World, and shared its first single, “Chaeri,” via a video. More



Interviews

Jul 06, 2022

To paraphrase a popular meme: find someone who looks at you the way ascending synth pop duo Magdalena Bay gaze, doe-eyed-ly, at each other. More

Self-Portrait: Magdalena Bay

Welcome to the Videodrome

Oct 08, 2021

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Los Angeles-based duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin). More


Reviews

Dec 31, 2021

With Y2K-nostalgia in full swing, it was only a matter of time before somebody seized on the aesthetics of the turn-of-the-century internet-obsessed. That band is newcomers Magdalena Bay. They teased their debut, Mercurial World, with a host of retro websites, music videos, and surreal and hilarious Tik Toks, adding to their ranks of terminally online pop fans through copious amounts of fish-eye lenses and neon colors. More

Oct 19, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin) released their debut full-length album, Mercurial World, a couple of weeks ago via Luminelle. This past Sunday they performed at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall in Charlottesville, VA and our photographer (and Co-Publisher) Wendy Lynch Redfern was on the scene to capture the action. More