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The Anchoress

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring The Anchoress

Mar 11, 2021

Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Catherine Davies aka The Anchoress worked at the BBC for exactly one day before quitting and accepting funding for her masters and PhD in literature and queer theory. It was a bold choice and one that paid off, as her academic pursuits paved the way for her brilliant albums and production work with fellow artists, as well as her role as a touring member of Simple Minds. As an artist and a scholar, Davies champions the idea of “magpie-ing” which she defines as taking the shiniest bits from the world around you and shaping them into your own craft. Given the gorgeous constellation of work she has produced, it seems as though she may be onto something…

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For more from The Anchoress, head to her Instagram and Twitter. Her new album The Art of Losing is out this Friday.

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Buzzy Lee

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Buzzy Lee

Mar 03, 2021

Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

During our interview, musician and writer Sasha Spielberg aka Buzzy Lee posed the question, “would you rather be doing well and no one knows or appear to be thriving to everyone else but know that you’re actually not doing well?” It’s certainly a valuable quandary not only for artists but for everyone navigating this curious time where we are our own most captive audience. We appreciate that at least in Buzzy’s world, elaborate baked goods, beautiful songs, and the art of being a cozy girl can live alongside the occasional existential ennui.

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For more from Buzzy Lee, join up with her on Instagram and Twitter. Her new album Spoiled Love is out now. You can also grab her previous EP Facepaint via Bandcamp.

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Joshua Henry

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Joshua Henry

Feb 24, 2021

Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Joshua Henry may be best known for his Tony nominated roles on Broadway but this year, he had the opportunity to finally slow down and create his own original music. After the initial shock of not being on stage every night wore off, Henry found himself getting involved with DoSomething, a youth led organization dedicated to bettering the world through small every day actions, and delved into the joy of being a stay at home dad. We love his take on being a modern-day Renaissance man that embraces empathy and exploration in all his creative endeavors.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Parson James, Andre Henry, and Sondre Lerche, hit up our wealth of streaming options or join us at YouTube.

Get to know Henry by stopping by his Instagram and Twitter. His debut EP Guarantee is out March 4. In the meanwhile, enjoy his soulful new single, “Stand Up.”

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Shamir

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Shamir

Feb 17, 2021

Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

This year, we’ve all had to embrace the idea of doing less with more and being creative with what we have at hand. Few people managed to do it better than Shamir with the release of his self-titled album and the growing collection of titles on his label Accidental Pop Star. In a year of magical thinking, Shamir certainly made the best of a closet full of fabulous clothes and an open heart to the many forms creativity may take.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Tegan and Sara, Deerhoof, and Sad13, strut over to our streaming options, or join us on YouTube.

For more from Shamir, be sure to hit him up on Instagram and Twitter. His new self-titled album is out now. Be sure to also wrap your ears around his moody cover of Billie Eilish’s “Ocean Eyes” when it comes out later this month.

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Parson James

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Parson James

Feb 11, 2021

Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Our guest Parson James knew something was up when his 2020 vision board kept falling off the wall in the middle of the night. We got to catch up on this transformative time as he pulled off signing a record deal, going through intensive trauma therapy, and navigating a proper pandemic “situationship.” When he’s not writing hit songs, Parson is an outspoken mental health and LGBTQ+ advocate through his work with the LoveLoud Foundation and we love that he spreads the message of love and self-acceptance in a time when we all need it most.

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For more from Parson, follow him on Instagram and Twitter. His new single “High Tide, Low Tide” is available now, as is his cool new merch.

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Reggie Watts

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Reggie Watts

Feb 04, 2021

Yup, we’re back! Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Reggie Watts is famous for his improvisational skills so it was no surprise that we had a delightful time talking about literally everything that popped in our heads. From his brilliant project WattsApp to his collaboration with fellow genius Marc Rebillet and his work on The Late Late Show, Watts is always striving to create community and connection with his art. After all, as he told us, creation is a cooperative dance with chaos.

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For more from Reggie, visit him on Instagram and Twitter and download Wattsapp to see what will spill out of his brain next.

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Baio

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Baio

Jan 28, 2021

Yup, we’re back at it! Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

In our season opener, we spent time with Chris Baio, exploring what it means to release his new solo album during a year of tumultuous events. Baio is used to being on tour nonstop with Vampire Weekend and was looking forward to making good on his New Year’s resolution to produce other artists in his new studio, but instead found himself accidentally exploring life as a kayaking bearded outdoorsman in Oregon. We all got a little weird in 2020 but we are glad that it resulted in some new songs and only a few questionable hair choices.

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For more from Baio, visit him on Instagram and Twitter or swing by his official site. His third solo album Dead Hand Control is out this Friday on Glassnote. In the meanwhile, revisit the single “Take it From Me.”

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Parts 1 & 2 of the new episode of the Check the Score podcast featuring Composer Dave Porter. Porter gets into the details about writing score music for Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and the Breaking Bad movie El Camino. While we wait impatiently for the final season of Better Call Saul, here’s some content. We go deep into the expanded universe in this two-part conversation.

Apple Podcasts Part 1: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/check-the-score/id1536540815?i=1000503811145

Apple Podcasts Part 2: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/check-the-score/id1536540815?i=1000504166292