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Lucky Soul Prepares Sophomore Album for October

Jun 30, 2009 Lucky Soul

Britain’s favorite ’60s girl group/Motown enthusiasts are currently putting the finishing touches on their second full-length album, which is currently untitled and tentatively slated for October release. The band, which spent time in Sweden recording with Stockholm Strings, currently have 16 songs from which to choose and hope to have the album completely finished by July. Speaking with Under the Radar last month, songwriter/guitarist Andrew Laidlaw called the songs “lean and mean,” saying they were darker in lyrical content but “more direct.” More

Sondre Lerche to Release New Album in September

Jun 29, 2009 Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche is set to release his new album on September 8th. Entitled Heartbeat Radio, it is Lerche’s first album for Rounder Records and his first release since his soundtrack for the Steve Carell movie Dan in Real Life, which was released in 2007. The singer/songwriter’s new album was recorded in both his hometown of Bergen, Norway and in Brooklyn, NY, which the album’s press release describes as Lerche’s “newly adopted home.” More

The Flaming Lips Announce Embryonic Guests MGMT and Karen O

Jun 29, 2009 The Flaming Lips

Reigning kings of weird, The Flaming Lips, are slowly dribbling out more information about their forthcoming double-album Embryonic. As announced in an interview with Swiss website Die Klangschau and reported by Pitchfork, Leadman Wayne Coyne admits that album guests include a song with MGMT and, on several songs, Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More

Blur’s Reunion Performances to Be Released as Live Albums

Jun 29, 2009 Blur

Upcoming Blur reunion shows in Hyde Park are set to be recorded professionally and released within a week of the performances. More

The Best Of The Apples in Stereo

Jun 29, 2009 The Apples in Stereo

The Apples in Stereo, of the famed Elephant Six Collective, will be releasing a best-of collection on September 1st through Yep Roc Records. More

Photos of Cursive at the El Rey June 28, 2009

Jun 29, 2009 Cursive

Cursive played a sold-out show at The El Rey in Los Angeles, CA Sunday night. More

Jamie Lidell, TV on the Radio, Of Montreal, Chuck D, and Others on Michael Jackson

Jun 26, 2009 Michael Jackson

Various musicians have either provided Under the Radar with quotes or issued general statements about the passing of Michael Jackson that we thought we’d share with you. Included are quotes or statements from Architecture in Helsinki, Chuck D, Jamie Lidell, Of Montreal, Pop Levi, TV on the Radio, Herbie Hancock, Superchunk, Snow Patrol, and others. More

Artist Tweets Remembering Michael Jackson

Jun 26, 2009 Michael Jackson

We’ve pillaged the Twitter accounts of other active musicians to bring you their responses to Michael Jackson’s untimely death. Twitter Posts from Tegan & Sara, Grizzly Bear, M.I.A., Coldplay, Lily Allen, Chris Walla, Duran Duran, Clinic, Faunts, Amanda Palmer, Passion Pit, Blur, The Dandy Warhols, Islands, The Teenagers, The Streets, and others. More

Elliott Smith’s Car is Up For Sale In Austin

Jun 26, 2009 Elliott Smith

According to this Pitchfork news item, it appears as though a car once belonging to late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is up for sale. The 1999 VW Passat GLX was listed-with perks and flaws outlined in detail-on the Austin area Cragislist auto page and is being offered at $4000 with all of the proceeds going to the SIMS Foundation. SIMS is an Austin-based organization which helps to provide local musicians with access to mental health and addiction recovery. More