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Issue #30 - Winter 2010 - Vampire Weekend

Mar 01, 2010

Vampire Weekend graces the cover of Under the Radar‘s Winter 2010 Issue and the issue features an in-depth 10-page article on the band (whose sophomore album, Contra, recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts) that incorporates interviews with all four members and an exclusive photo-shoot with the band.

“From the very beginning we realized that it’s not a cycle of hype and backlash. Those are two things that exist continuously.” - Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

Most Anticipated Albums of 2010

The Anticipated Albums of 2010 section includes in-the-studio interviews with several notable artists putting out new albums later this year, including interviews with the following:

Broken Social Scene
The Dears
Rose Elinor Dougall
Dr. Dog
The Drums
Friendly Fires
The Go! Team
Here We Go Magic
Jónsi (from Sigur Rós)
Laura Marling
The New Pornographers
of Montreal
Panda Bear
School of Seven Bells
She & Him

“Some days I think we made an adult-contemporary record, some days I think we made a rock record. It sounds like Broken Social Scene, but it doesn’t have the insanity or the bombastic energy of our other albums.” - Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew

Pleased to Meet - New Artists in 2010

Our New Artists in 2010 section features interviews with 12 amazing new artists we’re excited about, including these artists:

Avi Buffalo
Esben and the Witch
Everything Everything
Kissaway Trail
Lawrence Arabia
The Middle East
Pepper Rabbit
Real Estate
Summer Camp
Surfer Blood

“We’d just written some songs in our flat in Manchester, and having fat cats come up from London to take us out for meals wasn’t something we expected.” - Delphic’s Matt Cocksedge


The Detection section includes interviews with the following:

Charlotte Gainsbourg
Love Is All’s Josephine Olausson (Self-Portrait)
Owen Pallett
Bill Willingham (the writer/creator of DC/Vertigo Comics’ Fables)

“It was a really tough time because I had writer’s block too. At one point we even considered not continuing as a band anymore.” - Midlake’s Tim Smith


Over 140 CDs, DVDs, books, films, TV Shows, video games, and comic books reviewed, including reviews of releases by The Album Leaf, The Besnard Lakes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Buzzcocks, Johnny Cash, Cocteau Twins, Drive-By Truckers, Four Tet, Elizabeth Fraser, Frightened Rabbit, Fucked Up, Goldfrapp, Groove Armada, High Places, Hot Chip, jj, Kris Kristofferson, Miles Kurosky, Lali Puna, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Liars, Lightspeed Champion, Local Natives, The Magnetic Fields, Malachai, Massive Attack, Mumford & Sons, Joanna Newsom, Scout Niblett, Plants and Animals, Robert Pollard, Quasi, Radar Bros., The Radio Dept., Rogue Wave, Sambassadeur, Seabear, Serena Maneesh, Shearwater, Shout Out Louds, Elliott Smith, Patti Smith, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, These New Puritans, Tindersticks, Toro Y Moi, The Watson Twins, White Hinterland, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Xiu Xiu, You Say Party! We Say Die!, and many others.

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Back Issues:

Bat for Lashes

Grizzly BearBest of 2008Jenny LewisProtest Issue

Protest IssueFlight of the ConchordsShe & HimBeirut

Tegan and SarahFeistModest MouseThe Decemberists

The DearsThe RaconteursBelle and SebastianO Canada

Death Cab for CutieSuper Furry AnimalsBright EyesProtest Issue 2004

Rilo KileyBlack Rebel Motorcycle ClubElliott SmithFlaming Lips

Divine ComedyGrandaddy

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Charlotte Gainsbourg
Owen Pallett


A Prophet (Un prophète)
Avi Buffalo
Head First
High Places vs. Mankind
La La Land
Our Inventions
Sons of Tucson (Sundays 9:30/8:30 Central)
The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
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