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Under the Radar Announces Fall Issue

Issue Features Monsters of Folk, The Flaming Lips, Massive Attack, of Montreal vs. Hall & Oates, The Swell Season, Yo La Tengo, David Tennant, and more

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Under the Radar‘s Fall Issue is about to hit newsstands. Monsters of Folk graces the cover and the issue features an in-depth 9-page article on the indie supergroup that includes interviews with all four members: Jim James, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst, and M. Ward.

“We had very few rules. The whole thing was a big experiment. But the rules that we did have were that we were all going to play all the music with no extra people.” - Conor Oberst

The issue’s other main features include interviews with Yo La Tengo and The Flaming Lips. Plus, of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes interviews legends Daryl Hall and John Oates.

“I wrote the chorus [for ‘Maneater’] as a reggae song. In fact, sometimes Daryl and I will play it that way. I do it sometimes with my solo band. It sounds really good as a reggae song! I had this really great hook, ‘Here she comes,’ and all that…. Daryl and I were writing and I played it for him and he said, ‘That’s cool, but Hall & Oates don’t do reggae.’” - John Oates of Hall & Oates

The Detection section of the Fall Issue includes exclusive new interviews with Apse, The Dodos, Richard Hawley, The Hidden Cameras, Le Loup, Massive Attack, Soulsavers, and A Sunny Day in Glasgow. The Swell Season’s Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová survive a romantic break-up and soldier on. The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon discusses his new project, The Duckworth Lewis Method, whose songs are all about the British sport of cricket. Taken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman (ex-Concretes) talks about the challenges of recording her new album in Pakistan. Sondre Lerche writes an essay about his love of James Bond that features an exclusive photo shoot of Lerche as 007 (complete with a Bond girl). Scottish actor David Tennant is interviewed about his reasons for leaving the hit sci-fi TV show Doctor Who. Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound and Deerhunter takes a self-portrait for us. We pay tribute to the late film director John Hughes via photos of Chairlift as the characters from Pretty in Pink and Meredith Metcalf (Music Go Music, Bodies of Water) as Joan Cusack’s character in Sixteen Candles.

“It just so happens that in this band the person you’re singing about is actually standing by your side singing harmonies.” - The Swell Season’s Glen Hansard

The Summer Issue’s Pleased to Meet You section includes interviews with the following exciting new artists: The Antlers, BLK JKS, Cold Cave, The Drums, HEALTH, A Mountain of One, and Wave Machines.

“This is a very weird twist of fate that this album came out of such a weird time in my life.” - The Antlers’ Peter Silberman

Plus over 180 CDs, DVDs, Books, Films, TV Shows, Video Games, and Comic Books are reviewed in the Fall Issue. The reviews section includes reviews of new releases by the following artists: Air, The Antlers, Apse, Arctic Monkeys, Atlas Sound, The Avett Brothers, Devendra Banhart, Lou Barlow, Basement Jaxx, Brendan Benson, The Big Pink, BLK JKS, Tyondai Braxton, Brown Recluse, Built to Spill, Califone, Castanets, Vic Chesnutt, Clare and the Reasons, The Clientele, Cold Cave, Damon & Naomi, Dead Man’s Bones, Speech Debelle, The Dodos, Drive-By Truckers, The Drums, The Duckworth Lewis Method, The Dutchess & The Duke, Echo and the Bunnymen, El Perro Del Mar, Fanfarlo, The Feelies, Orenda Fink, The Flaming Lips, Flight of the Conchords, Florence and the Machine, Fool’s Gold, Fuck Buttons, Benjamin Gibbard and Jay Farrar, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Calvin Harris, Richard Hawley, Mayer Hawthorne, Headlights, HEALTH, The Hidden Cameras, James Husband, Islands, The Jesus Lizard, Kings of Convenience, Kris Kristofferson, LAKE, La Roux, Le Loup, Sondre Lerche, Manic Street Preachers, Maps, Mellowdrone, Amy Millan, Monsters of Folk, The Mountain Goats, A Mountain of One, Mount Eerie, No Age, Noah and the Whale, Nurses, Christopher O’Riley, Os Mutantes, Alec Ounsworth, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jemina Pearl, A Place to Bury Strangers, Port O’Brien, Princeton, Rain Machine, Ramona Falls, The Raveonettes, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, Simian Mobile Disco, Slaraffenland, The Slits, Soulsavers, Sufjan Stevens, The Stone Roses, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Swell Season, Taken By Trees, Themselves, J. Tillman, Times New Viking, The Twilight Sad, The Very Best, Kurt Vile, Vivian Girls, Volcano Choir, We Have Band, White Denim, WHY?, Wild Beasts, Wildbirds & Peachdrums, The xx, Yo La Tengo, Young Galaxy, Zero 7, and many others.

If you value what Under the Radar does and have discovered some great music because of us, then please pick up our new issue (or subscribe) and keep visiting this website! Truly independent media only survives when it’s supported by the fans.


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