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Jun 28, 2022

Valerie June has announced the release of a covers EP, Under Cover, which will be out on August 26 via Fantasy. She has also shared a track from the EP, a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed.” More

Valerie June Shares New Song “Use Me”

The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers Out Now via Fantasy

Mar 18, 2022

Valerie June has shared a new song, “Use Me.” It is June’s first new music since the release of her latest album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers. The song was co-written alongside writer and producer Jennifer Decilveo. 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

Valerie June Shares Video for New Song “Fallin’”

The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers Due Out March 12 via Fantasy

Mar 05, 2021

Valerie June is releasing a new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, on March 12 via Fantasy. Now she has shared another song from it, “Fallin’,” via a video for the track. More

Valerie June Announces New Album, Shares Video for “Call Me a Fool” (Feat. Carla Thomas)

The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers Due Out March 12 via Fantasy

Jan 26, 2021

Valerie June has announced a new album and shared a video for her new song “Call Me a Fool,” which features Memphis soul singer Carla Thomas. The song serves as the first single from June’s upcoming album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, which will be out on March 12 via Fantasy. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - MLK At 50

Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

Apr 06, 2018

This week we look at Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had half a century on from his death, plus there’re sanctions, walls, pay gaps, reworked wedding songs, and Superorganism. More

Listen to Same Sex Wedding EP Featuring St. Vincent, Benjamin Gibbard, Bob Dylan, and More

Universal Love EP Also Features Kesha, Kele Okereke, and Valerie June Doing New Takes on Classic Love Songs

Apr 05, 2018

Universal Love is a new EP funded by MGM Resorts that features musicians covering classic love songs but adjusting the gender pronouns so that they would be more appropriate for same sex weddings. It features St. Vincent, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Dylan, Kesha, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, and Valerie June. More


Dec 08, 2021

Where most may find it ironic that songwriter Valerie June made masks for Memphis police officers in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is as natural to her as the way her songs come to her. Or how she subtly weaves her compassion for Mother Earth in with racial justice issues. June is no doubt a gentle and caring soul, but like her songs’ impact on the listener she can get your head spinning with a patchwork of thoughts and ideas before you realize where you have ended up. To her, it’s all part of the same package. More

Mar 11, 2021

For anyone who has encountered the singer/songwriter, Valerie June, one feeling is abundantly clear. She is a treasure. More