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Album Reviews

Final Summer

Cloud Nothings
Final Summer

Apr 19, 2024 Web Exclusive

There is something inherently cathartic in the unbridled guitar rock of Cloud Nothings.

One Million Love Songs

Bnny
One Million Love Songs

Apr 18, 2024 Web Exclusive

Bnny’s Jessica Viscius has said that her new record, One Million Love Songs, is an album “about love after loss, getting older, and just trying to have fun with a broken heart.”

American Beauty (Rhino High Fidelity)

Grateful Dead
American Beauty (Rhino High Fidelity)

Apr 17, 2024 Web Exclusive

It’s rare that one gets to listen to old albums anew again. But that’s exactly what these Rhino High Fidelity vinyl reissues provide.

Classic Interviews

Hand Habits on “Fun House,” a Career of Collaborations, and Their Voyage of Personal Discovery

Hand Habits on “Fun House,” a Career of Collaborations, and Their Voyage of Personal Discovery
Authenticity Certified

Oct 21, 2021 Web Exclusive

One could certainly understand Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy (who uses they/them pronouns) being a little bit on the sleepy side the Sunday morning we spoke. Forced into pandemic hibernation like the rest of us, Duffy has emerged with their best sounding and most revealing album to date, Fun House (due out tomorrow on Saddle Creek).

Comic Book Reviews

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories
Fantagraphics

May 02, 2023 Web Exclusive

In 1952 EC publisher Bill Gaines received a hilarious letter from Ray Bradbury gently requesting $50 in payment for the rights to his two stories “The Rocket Man” and “Kaleidoscope.”

Book Reviews

Zip It Up!  The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984

Edited and Annotated by Ira A Robbins
Zip It Up!  The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984

Apr 15, 2024

Presented as a 440-page, large-format paperback and an ebook, Zip It Up! The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984 offers some of the magazine’s best articles, fifty years from its start, as well as a detailed look at how Trouser Press formed and launched.

Interviews

Cheekface on “It’s Sorted” and the State of Our Human Condition

Cheekface on “It’s Sorted” and the State of Our Human Condition

Apr 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

The ubiquitous Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson almost didn’t make the cut for one of the cleverest rhymes on the Los Angeles-based Cheekface’s fourth album, It’s Sorted.

Director Fernando Meirelles on ‘Sugar’

Director Fernando Meirelles on ‘Sugar’

Apr 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

The Brazilian auteur made his name co-directing the crime saga, City of God, with Sugar, now he’s working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including fellow Oscar nominee, Colin Farrell.

Pleased to meet you

Eaves Wilder on a Year of Growth and New Experiences

Feb 01, 2024 Web Exclusive

Emerging UK singer/songwriter Eaves Wilder had a memorable 2023. It was a year in which she grew as an artist and discovered what it takes to become a touring musician. Under the Radar sat down to have a chat with her just before Christmas, and we delved into her early musical influences and how they informed the music she writes today.

Lists

Under the Radar’s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023

Jan 29, 2024

Last year was a challenging one for the entertainment industry with the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild strikes. While this double blow—albeit for good causes—had detrimental snowball effects on the industry, there was still a solid grip of high quality material that made it to the not-so-small screen airwaves and streamers. Award-winning series like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry took their last bows, and we’re still waiting for a trifecta from Vince Gilligan to round out Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but there was plenty to keep viewers glued to the tube. From superheroes to science fiction, political intrigue to teenage hijinks and dramatized jury service to historical dramas, we continue to be spoiled for choice. It was a battle for Under the Radar’s top television shows of 2023, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to 40 solid watches.

Live reviews

Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn, Estonia, April 3-7, 2024

Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn, Estonia, April 3-7, 2024

Apr 18, 2024 By Irina Shtreis

Under the Radar went to Tallinn Music Week earlier this month and discovered a wealth of musical talent.

Blog

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Subscribe to the Last Great Indie Rock Print Magazine Left with 10% Off

Apr 10, 2024 By Mark Redfern

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