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Album Reviews

Stand For Myself

Yola
Stand For Myself

Jul 29, 2021 Web Exclusive

Upon the release of her critically-acclaimed 2019 solo debut Walk Through Fire, refreshingly imaginative, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Yola had been present, in some form or another, for nearly two decades.

Animal

LUMP
Animal

Jul 28, 2021 Web Exclusive

On a scale from one to extra lumpy, Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay’s latest collaboration as LUMP pushes the outer boundaries. In fact, looking back on their 2018 self-titled debut, the earlier album feels only to be testing the waters of where they could go.

Add It Up (1981-1993)

Violent Femmes
Add It Up (1981-1993)

Jul 28, 2021 Web Exclusive

Aside from their classic 1982 debut album, this best of could arguably be called the definitive Violent Femmes collection. Originally appearing in 1993 on CD and cassette and only available on vinyl in Greece, 2021 sees the first ever vinyl reissue, on black and several colored variants.

Classic Interviews

16th Annual Artist Survey: Mass Gothic

16th Annual Artist Survey: Mass Gothic
Jessica Zambri on the Midterm Elections, Christine Blasey Ford, Childhood Birthday Parties and Vacations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Hanging with David Bowie

Jan 16, 2019 Solvey

For Under the Radar‘s 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2018 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.

Comic Book Reviews

Poison Ivy: Thorns
DC

Jul 12, 2021 Web Exclusive

Poison Ivy: Thorns, the new graphic novel dedicated to the familiar DC Comics villain, Poison Ivy, is as much traditional origin story as it is potential for a new Netflix miniseries in the vein of The Queen’s Gambit. The book portrays both the buzzy contemporary superhero intrigue as it does the de-evolution of a compelling, beautiful, modern, and free thinking character—and one, in particular, many will likely wish they had for reference as younger people.

Interviews

Tunng on “DEAD CLUB”

Tunng on “DEAD CLUB”

Jul 27, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Who knew mortality could be such a lively muse? British folktronica band Tunng was not merely compelled enough by death to dedicate a concept album to it. As if that wasn’t daunting enough—because those who make concept albums are often compared to the few all-time greats that can pull such intricate projects off, like Pink Floyd and The Who—Tunng also recorded an eight-part companion podcast about shuffling off this mortal coil.

My Firsts: Anika

My Firsts: Anika

Jul 26, 2021 Web Exclusive

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 Anika.

Pleased to meet you

Marinero on “Hella Love” and His Musical Journey

Jul 02, 2021 Web Exclusive

In spite of his recent signing to Sub Pop imprint Hardly Art and relocation to Los Angeles, it’s hard to view Jess Sylvester as a newcomer in any sense of the word. Sylvester records music under the Marinero (Spanish for “sailor”) moniker as a tribute to his father and his own Marin County upbringing.

Lists

Tribeca 2021: 10 Films We Are Most Excited To See

Jun 08, 2021

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival is one of the first American film festivals to return to a somewhat normal structure. Tribeca has a lot on offer across its in-person, distanced outdoor screenings around New York City and virtual screenings. The festival’s broad lineup includes everything from big name premieres, such as the opening night film, In The Heights, and Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated No Sudden Move, to a variety of much smaller films. Plus, with the 129 films of the “2020 Official Selection’’ section of the festival, the Tribeca Film Festival will be making up for both last year’s cancelled festival, and a tough year for movies in general.

Here are just 10 of the many films we can’t wait to see from the festival’s gigantic lineup, as selected by Under the Radar film critic, Kaveh Jalinous, who will be covering the fest.

(tribecafilm.com/festival/film)

Blog

Radiohead – Looking Back on “Amnesiac” 20 Years Later

Radiohead – Looking Back on “Amnesiac” 20 Years Later

Jun 25, 2021 By Austin Saalman

After setting the standard for millennial music in October 2000 with the release of their seminal fourth album Kid A, critical and commercial expectations for Radiohead were high.