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Steven Wilson on “The Harmony Codex” (Part 2)

Sep 19, 2023 Web Exclusive

Steven Wilson announced his seventh solo album, The Harmony Codex, within weeks of finishing a reunion tour with Porcupine Tree. The progressive rock group spent the summer playing European festivals. More

Worriers - “Trust Your Gut” Track-by-Track

Sep 15, 2023 Web Exclusive

Lauren Denitzio took a minute from preparing for a North American fall tour to give Under the Radar a track-by-track rundown on Worriers’ new album, Trust Your Gut. More

Grian Chatten of Fontaines D.C. on His Debut Solo Album “Chaos For the Fly”

Aug 31, 2023 Web Exclusive

The title of Grian Chatten’s debut solo album, Chaos For the Fly, borrows from the quote “What is normal to the spider is chaos for the fly,” attributed to Charles Addams, the titular creator of The Addams Family. It refers to the different modalities of reality we all exist in, implying there’s no such thing as a “normal” that suits everyone, in fact, one group’s normal is often another’s disaster. More

Steven Wilson on “The Harmony Codex” (Part 1)

Aug 29, 2023 Web Exclusive

Years ago, I asked Steven Wilson a diabolical hypothetical question: Would he rather lose his eyesight or lose his hearing? The British musician mulled that Sophie’s choice for a nano-second before responding that he’d forfeit his eyes rather than his ears. Sound is his most precious commodity. In his mind’s eye, music is visual and cinematic. More

Ratboys on “The Window” and Making a Little Noise

Aug 25, 2023 Web Exclusive

Ratboys’ Julia Steiner is quick to point out that The Window (releasing today on Topshelf) is not a concept album, but it is one in which Steiner and the band return to the theme of love more than a few times. More

Lloyd Cole Discusses His New Album “On Pain”

Aug 23, 2023 Web Exclusive

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Lloyd Cole started and has never stopped. Through peaks and troughs, he has beaten his own path to wherever he wanted to go. More

Beverly Glenn-Copeland on His New Album “The Ones Ahead”

Aug 22, 2023 Web Exclusive

Beverly Glenn-Copeland has every reason not to be so cheery. After all, the 80-year-old new-age virtuoso’s music went overlooked for decades. That is, until a Japanese collector unearthed Glenn-Copeland’s 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies in 2015, prompting a rush of belated label interest. More

My Favorite Movie: Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives and Jaws of Love. on “The Fifth Element”

Jul 28, 2023 Issue #70 - My Favorite Movie (Sharon Van Etten and Ezra Furman)

My all-time favorite movie is a bat-shit sci-fi film called The Fifth Element. It’s one of the most creative, fun, insane movies ever made, and I can’t believe this was only Luc Besson’s second English language film (he went from Léon: The Professional to this). More

Dave Cronen and Marc Riley on Daniel Johnston’s “Love Lives Forever (BBC Sessions 2003-2011)”

Jul 27, 2023 Web Exclusive

I’ve never been a runner or had any inkling to consider the prospects of becoming one. But, one can certainly envision the clear head space that pounding the pavement on a deliberate path forward must create. And it was in that mode that band manager/label owner Dave Cronen first caught wind of a series of BBC recording sessions that the legendary songwriter Daniel Johnston produced. More