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Stream The New Pornographers’ Full New Album at NPR

Apr 26, 2010 The New Pornographers

Stream The New Pornographers’ fifth album, Together, on NPR here. Together will stream in its entirety until the album’s release on May 4.

Kings of Convenience Announces North American Tour

Apr 26, 2010 Kings of Convenience

Kings of Convenience will go on their first North American tour in five years, in support of their last album, Declaration of Dependence. The Norwegian duo was set to tour with Franklin For Short this past February, but had to cancel due to illness. We have the dates.

School of Seven Bells to Release New Album

Apr 26, 2010 School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells will release their new album Disconnect From Desire on July 13, on Vagrant/Ghostly International in the U.S. and Full Time Hobby in Europe. To support their new release, the band will play two shows at Mercury Lounge in their hometown, New York City, on June 9 and 10.

M.I.A. Premieres Disturbing New NSFW Video for “Born Free”

Apr 26, 2010

The new video for M.I.A.‘s debut single “Born Free” is political statement wrapped in a HIGHLY violent, NSFW short film. Watch it on her site or embedded here through Vimeo. It’s been removed from YouTube in the U.S., according to M.I.A.‘s Twitter. Romain Gavras directed the awesome vid. “Born Free” is also streamable via the singer’s label, N.E.E.T.

Ian McCulloch of Echo & the Bunnymen Discusses His Band’s Legacy

Apr 24, 2010 Echo & the Bunnymen

After 32 years and 11 studio albums, Echo & the Bunnymen have become rock mainstays, influencing a new generation of synth-worshiping, post-rockers both at home in the U.K. and abroad. Under the Radar sat down with lead Bunnymen Ian McCulloch at Coachella to discuss the band’s legacy, creative process, and taking the show on the road.

Phoenix, Pavement, and Vampire Weekend All to Headline Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Apr 23, 2010 Vampire Weekend

Didn’t catch every band at Coachella you were hoping to see? Never fear! This summer, Hollywood Bowl is hosting several Under the Radar-friendly bands, including Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Pavement. We have the dates.

Gorillaz Visit Colbert

Apr 23, 2010 Gorillaz

Last night Gorillaz stopped by The Colbert Report to play “Stylo” from recent album Plastic Beach. We have the videos.

Video of Broken Social Scene Bringing “Forced to Love” to Letterman

Apr 23, 2010 Broken Social Scene

Toronto indie supergroup Broken Social Scene stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night to perform “Forced to Love,” the latest single off their upcoming Forgiveness Rock Record. We have the video.

Party Down Cast Reunites for Q&A, Creators Keep Season Three Hopes Alive

Apr 23, 2010

The cast of Party Down and members of its creative team gathered for a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night. The public event began with a screening of “Jackal Onassis Backstage Party,” the first episode of the second season, which premieres tonight on Starz.