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Under the Radar’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Part 5: Music Reissues and Vinyl

Featuring Lush, The Beatles, Prince, Billy Joel, Tom Waits, Charlie Parker, Air Miami, Beastie Boys, and More

Dec 14, 2023

Welcome to Part 5 of Under the Radar’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide. As you might expect from a music website, here we highlight some of the best music reissues, on both vinyl and CD, from the last year. More

Mar 06, 2023

Three years prior to the release of his critical and commercial breakthrough Small Change, Tom Waits signed with Asylum Records and released his boozy, nocturnal, and ultimately low-key debut Closing Time. More

Aug 08, 2022

Tom Waits has announced limited edition vinyl reissues of his albums Alice and Blood Money to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Alice will be available on translucent blue vinyl and Blood Money will be available on translucent red vinyl. The reissues will be out on October 7 via Epitaph. Waits has also shared live versions of “All the World is Green” from Blood Money and “Fish and Bird” from Alice. More

Phoebe Bridgers Shares Cover of Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow” For Charity

All Proceeds Will Support The International Institute of Los Angeles

Nov 30, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers has shared a cover of Tom Waits’ 2004 song “Day After Tomorrow.” All proceeds from the song will benefit The International Institute of Los Angeles, which provides support for immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking survivors. More

Watch Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Iggy Pop in the First Trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s Zombie Movie

The Dead Don't Die Due Out June 14; Also Features Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and More

Apr 01, 2019

The Dead Don’t Die is a new zombie movie from iconic indie film director Jim Jarmusch. It stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, and more. More

Nov 05, 2018

If you’re like me the last couple years have been… challenging. Public discourse is toxic and even the people on your side of the aisle are annoying the shit out of you. There are too many damn Nazis. Every other news story is about sexual assault. More

Feist Announces Vegetarian Cookbook for Charity

Pleasure: The Meals of An Album Due out December 11

Dec 06, 2017

Feist released a new album, Pleasure, back in April via Interscope. Now she has announced a cookbook tied to the album. Pleasure: The Meals of An Album is jointly written by Leslie Feist and Adrienne Amato, who was the chef at the recording sessions for Pleasure. More

Listen to David Bowie Impersonate Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, and More in 1985 Recording Session

Bowie Also Does Iggy Pop, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and Others in "Absolute Beginners" Session

Jan 21, 2016

Back in 1985, when David Bowie was recording his vocals for the theme song to the Julian Temple film Absolute Beginners (which Bowie also acted in), he started messing around in the studio and singing the vocals in the style of other famous singers, including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and Anthony Newley. More

Watch: Tom Waits Performs New Song on “Letterman”

Says Goodbye To Longtime Host with New Song "Take One Last Look"

May 15, 2015

Last night Tom Waits was welcomed as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. More

Jan 08, 2013

Leave it to Johnny Depp to assemble an all-star line-up of musical artists for the purpose of putting together a compilation of sea shanties. More

Aug 07, 2012

After delivering a few cryptic images over the past few days, grizzled singer/songwriter Tom Waits has revealed a new music video featuring his Bad As Me track “Hell Broke Luce.” More

Tom Waits Announces “I Breathe Better Under Water”

Now if Only We Knew What That Meant

Aug 02, 2012

Tom Waits is an amphibian! No, wait. That’s probably not right. More

Tom Waits Hosts Exclusive “Bad as Me” Listening Party

Members of Mailing List Get First Dibs

Oct 17, 2011

Today, Tom Waits gave loyal fans a surprise. As teased out with his album-announcement video (revisit it below), the gravel-voiced troubadour is hosting a private listening party of Bad as Me. More

Aug 23, 2011

Legendary singer/songwriter and prototype for gravel-swallowing vocalists everywhere Tom Waits has unveiled that he will be releasing his first new studio in seven years. More

News Roundup: Play Basketball with Arcade Fire, Sing Along With David Lynch, Waiting for Tom Waits

Also: New Music from Wavves, Electrelane on Black Cab and Zola Jesus on Daytrotter

Aug 17, 2011

So much news, so little time! Here is a roundup of all the entertainment stories that we didn’t have time to post this week. More

Tom Waits to Release Glitter and Doom

Live LP Includes a Disc of Stage Banter

Oct 12, 2009

Tom Waits fans will have a great stocking stuffer this year because the veteran musician is finally releasing a live album documenting his 2008 Glitter and Doom U.S./U.K. trek. Today, Waits’ first ever website fleshed out the minor details. Glitter and Doom is due November 24th via Anti-, and the CD and vinyl will be span two tantalizing discs. More


Dec 14, 2023

If you’re reading this, you likely know that this 1985 masterpiece is regarded by many Tom Waits fans and critics as one of his very best albums. More

Jun 28, 2023

Tom Waits’ dazzling debut record Closing Time turns 50 this year and, as is the custom it seems, gets reissued on vinyl. More

Nov 08, 2022

It’s almost impossible to think about this album without also thinking about Blood Money, also released by ANTI- on the same day in 2002. More

Nov 08, 2022

Following on the 2017 reissue, which marked this 2002 album’s 15th anniversary, this 20th anniversary edition (which is paired with a reissue of that year’s Alice as well) on “bloody mary” red vinyl finds Tom Waits delivering one of his darkest, most harrowing, and most uncompromising works. More

Nov 14, 2011

Over the course of nearly four decades, Tom Waits has assumed the roles of a rogues’ gallery’s worth of seedy vagabonds, from big top barker to Burroughs-ian busker, beleaguered bluesman to Bukowski-an boozer. More

Aug 05, 2011

Singer/songwriter-thespian-playwright Tom Waits is the definition of idiosyncratic. Over the course of his 40-years career his personal life remained largely hidden from the press and his loyal fans. This book—haphazardly edited by Paul Maher (Jack Kerouac’s American Journey)—compiles about 50 interviews with the experimental artist. More