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Madi Diaz on “History of a Feeling”

Sep 15, 2021 Web Exclusive

That moment in a relationship where two lives become completely entwined can seem like are a couple’s nirvana, until things start to fall apart. Then it’s a co-dependency with all the unhealthy connotations that entails. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Madi Diaz chronicles this in History of a Feeling after her breakup from long-term partner Teddy Geiger, who has since come out as transgender. More

Low on “HEY WHAT”

Sep 10, 2021 Web Exclusive

During a press cycle in Amsterdam in 2011, Low’s Alan Sparhawk professed a fondness for Kesha’s music. He also responded to a question concerning Neil Young’s Pono platform that day, and whether top-shelf audio-quality is paramount to having a fruitful listening experience. “When I listen to ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ through laptop speakers, I’ll cry all the same,” he mused at the time. More

Indigo De Souza on “Any Shape You Take”

Sep 10, 2021 Web Exclusive

“It’s been crazy,” laughs North Carolina singer/songwriter Indigo De Souza, regarding the critical acclaim for her second album Any Shape You Take. “It’s also the busiest I’ve ever been in my life.” More

Cassandra Jenkins on “An Overview on Phenomenal Nature”

Sep 09, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Cassandra Jenkins speaks about her latest album, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature, while packing up her car in Upstate New York. After our conversation, she will drive back to the city to get her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. More

Fleet Foxes – Robin Pecknold on “Shore”

Sep 08, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

In 2017, Robin Pecknold nearly died. Surfing a massive wave off the California coast, the Fleet Foxes multi-instrumentalist was soon tangled in the riptide, his board stripped away from him as he struggled for 15 minutes to swim back to shore. More

Ela Minus on “acts of rebellion”

Sep 08, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

When applied to a Japanese fighting game character, a punch is never just a punch. It becomes “Megaton Justice Fist” or something along those lines. Just looking at Ela Minus’ grid of synths, sequencers, and drum machines inspires a similar kind of purple prose. More

Lost Girls – Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden on Their Debut Album “Menneskekollektivet”

Sep 01, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

There is a moment during Under the Radar’s Zoom conversation with Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden where the couple (who were in the same room together) unknowingly inhabit the exact same pose together on screen: rolling deep reflecting eyes with the left hand resting on the cheek. It speaks of the fluidity in which the Norwegian duo—who together form the paradigm-shattering project Lost Girls—carry themselves, causing tiny rifts between existence and performance with their presence. More

Water From Your Eyes on “Structure”

Aug 31, 2021 Web Exclusive

Water From Your Eyes is the offbeat Brooklyn-based pop project of longtime musical collaborators and former partners Nate Amos and Rachel Brown. Pointing out these two different relationships between two closely attuned artists seems more relevant here than with most musical affairs. More

Wet Leg on Their Debut Single “Chaise Longue”

Aug 30, 2021

The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel just a few miles off the south coast of the UK, has certainly been punching above its weight, musically speaking of late. Post-punk duo Wet Leg is the latest buzz band to emerge from the Isle, comprising of friends Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. They’ve also recently signed to Domino Records and released their debut single “Chaise Longue” to universal acclaim. More