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Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX March 16, 2016

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Under the Radar’s Third SXSW Event is Today: Everything Everything, Petite Noir, Gwenno, and More

MONEY, Cullen Omori, Pillar Point, and Girls Names to Also Play

Mar 17, 2016

Under the Radar magazine’s third and final SXSW 2016 event is today. Come by the Flamingo Cantina at 6th and Red River (515 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701) from 12-6 PM today to see England’s Everything Everything, England’s MONEY, South Africa’s Petite Noir, Wales’ Gwenno, Cullen Omori (the former frontman of Smith Westerns), Pillar Point, and Northern Ireland’s Girls Names. The event is free and is sponsored by Readly, Sapporo USA, Gretsch Guitars, Polyvinyl Records, and Chromatic Publicity. Head over to the Eventbrite page for the parties to RSVP. More

Under the Radar’s First Two SXSW Events Are Today: Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Julien Baker, and More

Caveman, Still Corners, Eleanor Friedberger, Sunflower Bean, Fear of Men, Yuck, TEEN, Mass Gothic, Younghusband, and Others to Play

Mar 16, 2016

Under the Radar magazine’s first two SXSW 2016 events are today. Come by the Flamingo Cantina at 6th and Red River (515 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701) from 12-6 PM today to see Caveman, England’s Yuck, Sunflower Bean, England’s Fear of Men, Spain’s Hinds, Australia’s Hockey Dad, and England’s HÆLOS. The event is free, head over to the Eventbrite page for the parties to RSVP. And then tonight, if you have a badge or wristband, come by Central Presbyterian Church (200 E. 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701, which is at the corner of 8th and Brazos) from 7:30 PM to 1:40 AM to see Still Corners, Julien Baker, Eleanor Friedberger, Car Seat Headrest, TEEN, England’s Younghusband, and Mass Gothic (former Hooray for Earth frontman Noel Heroux). More

Anatomy of a Song: Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest on “The Ending of Dramamine”

Car Seat Headrest Are Performing at Under the Radar's Official Nighttime SXSW Showcase Wednesday at 10 PM

Mar 15, 2016

A song is a chance overlapping of countless variables in an artist’s life. Anatomy of a Song is a place where those variables can be dissected and examined. In this edition, Car Seat Headrest frontman/main creative force Will Toledo writes about “The Ending of Dramamine.” More

Nocturnal Admittance: Matt Iwanusa of Caveman on His Most Vivid Recurring Dream

Otero War Due Out June 17 via Cinematic Music Group, Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party This Wednesday

Mar 14, 2016

Nocturnal Admittance is our series where an artist writes about their most vivid recurring dream or nightmare. For this Nocturnal Admittance, Matt Iwanusa of Caveman writes about pre-show jitters that have inspired a recurring nightmare. The New York five-piece are releasing a new album, Otero War, on June 17 via Cinematic Music Group. More

My Inner Geek: Tessa Murray of Still Corners on “Star Trek: Next Generation”

Still Corners Are Performing at Under the Radar's Official Nighttime SXSW Showcase Wednesday at 1 AM

Mar 11, 2016

My Inner Geek is our recurring guest blog series where the artist writes about something geeky, such as their favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV show, film, book, or comic book; or favorite technology or other geeky thing. For this installment, Tessa Murray, singer for Still Corners, writes about Star Trek: The Next Generation, which ran from 1987 to 1991 and was the well-received follow-up to the original Star Trek series from the 1960s. More

Stream the New Album by Cullen Omori (ex-Smith Westerns) - “New Misery”

New Misery Due Out Next Friday via Sub Pop, Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Thursday

Mar 11, 2016

Former Smith Westerns frontman and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Cullen Omori is releasing his debut solo album, New Misery, next Friday (March 18) via Sub Pop. Now you can stream the whole album below, via Stereogum, who premiered it. More

What’s in a Name? - Cullen Omori on Going Solo and What His Name Means

Omori is Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Thursday

Mar 10, 2016

What’s in a Name? is our recurring guest blog series where an artist writes about how they came up their band name. For this edition we hear from Cullen Omori. Of course, Omori is now recording under his own name, but he used to be the frontman of Smith Westerns and here he writes about the process of deciding to now release music simply as Cullen Omori. More

Watch: Sunflower Bean - “Easier Said” Video

Human Ceremony Out Now via Fat Possum, Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Wednesday

Mar 09, 2016

New York trio Sunflower Bean released their debut album, Human Ceremony, on Fat Possum back in January. Now the band has shared a new video for “Easier Said.” Charlotte Hornsby and Jesse Ruuttila directed the clip, which showcases lead singer Julia Cumming as she rides a motorcycle and the band performs the song in a field. More

Forgotten Songs: Cullen Omori on Catatonic Youth - Piss Scene 7” Vinyl (Hozac Records) (2008)

Omori is Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Thursday

Mar 09, 2016

Forgotten Songs is our recurring series where a musician or one of our writers examines a song they love that they feel has been overlooked. It could be a song by an artist who never made it big, or it could be a B-side/rarity or unheralded album track by a more well known artist. More

Listen: Cullen Omori (ex-Smith Westerns) - “Synthetic Romance”

New Misery Due Out March 18 via Sub Pop, Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Thursday

Mar 08, 2016

Former Smith Westerns frontman and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Cullen Omori is releasing his debut solo album, New Misery, on March 18 via Sub Pop. He’s already shared the video for the album’s first single, “Cinnamon,” as well as the audio for “Sour Milk.” Now he’s shared another song from the record, “Synthetic Romance.” Check it out below. More

Listen: Caveman - “Human”

Otero War Due Out June 17 via Cinematic Music Group, Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Wednesday

Mar 08, 2016

New York’s Caveman are releasing a new album, Otero War, on June 17 via Cinematic Music Group. The band has already shared “Never Going Back” and below is another song from the album, “Human.” More

Best and Worst Show: Max Bloom of Yuck

Stranger Things Out Now via Mamé Records, Playing Under the Radar's SXSW Day Party Next Wednesday

Mar 08, 2016

Best and Worst Show is our recurring guest blog series where the artist writes about the best and worst shows they ever played. For this installment, Max Bloom of four-piece Yuck writes about a memorable CMJ show and the mad dash to make it to a festival in Ireland. The band’s third album,Stranger Things, was released a couple of week’s ago via the band’s own Mamé Records. More

Eleanor Friedberger Shares New Video for “Never a Long Time” Featuring Footage She Shot at SXSW 1996

New View Out Now via Frenchkiss, Performing at Under the Radar's Official SXSW Showcase Next Wednesday

Mar 08, 2016

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces released her new solo album, New View, in January via Frenchkiss. Now she has shared a video for “Never a Long Time.” It features footage she shot at SXSW way back in 1996, back when she was only 19 and SXSW was a lot smaller than it is now. More

Watch Julien Baker Perform a “Tiny Desk Concert” for NPR

Sprained Ankle Out Now via 6131 Records, Performing at Under the Radar's Official SXSW Showcase Next Wednesday

Mar 07, 2016

Julien Baker stopped by NPR’s offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. Watch below as Baker performs two songs from last fall’s acclaimed debut album,Sprained Ankle (out now via 6131 Records). More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Events: Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, and More

Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Julien Baker, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Fear of Men, Yuck, Gwenno, Girls Names, Cullen Omori, TEEN, and Others to Play

Mar 04, 2016

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2016 events: two day parties on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 and one official nighttime showcase on Wednesday, March 16. The lineups include Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Yuck, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Girls Names, Gwenno, MONEY, Cullen Omori, TEEN, Mass Gothic, Younghusband, and more. More



Interviews

My Firsts: Jamie Lee of MONEY

Lee on the First Time He Fell in Love, His First Kiss, His First Concert, His First Job, and the First Time His Heart Was Broken

Mar 15, 2016

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 Jamie Lee of MONEY. The British trio are performing at one of Under the Radar‘s SXSW day parties this Thursday at the Flamingo Cantina at 6th and Red River (515 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701). More

The End: Jessica Weiss of Fear of Men on Endings and Death

"The only people I've lost in my life have lived into old age, which allows me to be the self-absorbed, sensitive flower that I am."

Mar 14, 2016

We asked Jessica Weiss of Fear of Men some questions about endings and death. The British trio also includes Daniel Falvey and Michael Miles. They are releasing a new album, Fall Forever, on June 3 via Kanine. The album is the follow-up to the Brighton-based band’s 2014-released debut Loom. Weiss calls Fall Forever “a love album” and says in a press release that it’s a “very personal and genuine record exploring where my life is at the moment.”

The End: Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson of TEEN on Endings and Death

"[Heaven is] the ability to swim as deep in the ocean as possible, with all the animals there."

Mar 11, 2016

To end out the week, we ask Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson of TEEN some questions about endings and death. TEEN also features Teeny’s sisters Katherine and Lizzie Lieberson, along with Boshra AlSaadi. More

Sunflower Bean

The Opposite of Flower Power

Mar 11, 2016

You don’t have to wear floral shirts and flares to record your guitars backwards, just ask Sunflower Bean‘s Jacob Faber. His band owe more stylistically to the black-clad cool of The Velvet Underground than Woodstock ‘69, they make some of the most arresting psychedelic rock of recent times, but Sunflower Bean don’t have time for revivalism. More

Mar 08, 2016

Pop music and the avant-garde don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Gwenno Saunders has boldly delved into both of those disparate extremes in the span of one LP. The sunny-voiced Welsh songstress garnered plenty of praise in 2006 when she and her bandmates in the British indie pop troop The Pipettes released their glossy, hook laden debut LP, We Are The Pipettes. More

2015 Artist Survey: Julien Baker

Baker on 2015's Best Albums, the Election, Justin Timberlake, Star Wars, and Sexism in the Music Industry

Mar 08, 2016

For Under the Radar’s 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Julien Baker. Baker released her acclaimed debut album, Sprained Ankle, last fall via 6131 Records. More