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Xiu Xiu on “Ignore Grief”

Mar 10, 2023

Xiu Xiu’s latest album, Ignore Grief, was released on March 3 via Polyvinyl and falls in line with the experimental facet’s proclivity for arranging harrowing and sonically intense songs. More

The End: Steve Mason

Mar 03, 2023

To end the week, we ask Steve Mason some questions about endings and death. More

My Firsts: Benjamin Woods of The GOLDEN DREGS

Feb 22, 2023

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 Benjamin Woods, the main creative force behind England’s The GOLDEN DREGS. More

Samia on “Honey”

Feb 16, 2023 Web Exclusive

It’s 93° outside and tens of thousands of people are packed into Zilker Park in Austin, Texas for Austin City Limits Music Festival to see a laundry list of artists perform in and in spite of the heat. Samia Finnerty (who just goes by her first name) begins her afternoon set in a pair of brown cowboy boots, and spends the next 45 minutes spinning to her delighted audience. More

FEWS on “Glass City”

Feb 09, 2023 Web Exclusive

FEWS discuss forthcoming third album, Glass City, which comes out in April. More

The Return of Amber Arcades

Jan 19, 2023 Web Exclusive

Amber Arcades are back with a new album next month, so Under the Radar sat down for a chat with Annelotte De Graaf about what she’s been up to. More

Michael Rother of NEU! on Their 50th Anniversary Box Set

Nov 23, 2022

Fifty years from the release of their debut album, the music of the German duo NEU! sounds as fresh, intriguing, and arresting as it must have for those early adventurous and curious listeners. NEU! 50! collects their recordings of in a 5-CD box set that presents all four original albums and a tribute disc featuring interpretations and remixes from The National, Mogwai, IDLES, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, and more. A 5-LP vinyl version includes the first three original albums and the tribute. More

Frankie Cosmos – Greta Kline on “Inner World Peace”

Oct 26, 2022 Web Exclusive

After almost a decade of writing and recording songs under the moniker Frankie Cosmos, frontwoman Greta Kline has distilled her music-making process into a somewhat systematic cycle. Stitching together bits of diary entries and pieces of her own poetry, she builds chord progressions and song structures around her patchwork of lyrics, working with her band to flesh out home-demos that she cuts herself. More

Pixies – Joey Santiago on “Doggerel”

Oct 21, 2022 Web Exclusive

Alt-rock guitar shredder Joey Santiago and Pixies are about to embark on a grueling southern hemisphere, Japanese, and European tour to promote their new album Doggerel. Donning a cap of course, framed by some very striking artwork from his LA home, Under the Radar spoke with Santiago to discuss the new album and some burning Pixies’ myths. More