Efterklang Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Living Other Lives”

Jun 18, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Dennis Morton Danish trio Efterklang have announced a new album, Wildflowers, and shared its first single, “Living Other Lives,” via a video for it. “Living Other Lives” has a Talk Talk vibe. Wildflowers is due out October 8 via City Slang. Søren Lynggaard Andersen directed the “Living […]

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Sparks and Edgar Wright Dissect “The Sparks Brothers”

Jun 18, 2021 Web Exclusive By Owen Maxwell Despite a strong, fifty-year career that’s produced 25 albums, pop pioneers Sparks are equally described as being overlooked yet highly influential. From their 1960s debut as Halfnelson and through multiple reinventions they’ve gone from preppy pop, to Queen-style anthems, to electronic music, all with their cinematic kind […]

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Sally Shapiro Come Back From Retirement with New Song “Fading Away”

Jun 18, 2021 By Mark Redfern Swedish duo Sally Shapiro (the project of producer Johan Agebjörn and an anonymous singer who goes under the name Sally Shapiro) have returned with a brand new song, “Fading Away,” despite announcing in 2016 that they were putting an end to the project. What’s more, they are working on […]

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Premiere: Gracie and Rachel Debut Reimagining of Their Single, “speak”

Jun 18, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Gracie and Rachel Brooklyn indie pop duo Gracie and Rachel changed things up last year with their sophomore album, Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong. With a new producer and more electronic elements added to their billowing baroque pop stylings, the new sound, while potent and moving, […]

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Premiere: The Crying Violets Debut New Video For “Broken Dreams Club”

Jun 18, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Nottingham-based rising indie pop trio The Crying Violets make anthems tailor-fitted for warm early summer afternoons. Coming shortly after their April single, “San Francisco Blues,” the band returned this month with their latest track, “Broken Dreams Club.” Now the band is back with an accompanying video, premiering with Under […]

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Bre Kennedy Debuts New Single “Control”

Jun 18, 2021 By Caleb Campbell With intricate storytelling, rich pop sensibilities, and startling songwriting, singer/songwriter Bre Kennedy has been quickly making a name for herself in the vein of singer/songwriters like Cat Power, Feist, or Stevie Nicks. Most recently, Kennedy debuted her 2020 sophomore EP, Twenty-Something, and she is now back, building to her […]

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James Yorkston – Listen to Our Interview in the New Episode of Our Podcast

Jun 17, 2021 By Celine Teo-Blockey Scottish singer/songwriter James Yorkston is our next guest on the Under the Radar Podcast. He discusses his childhood in Kingsbarns, Scotland, how he got signed to Domino Records, and some of the recurring themes in his music—of loss, mental health, and his disdain for organized religion. Earlier this year, […]

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Water From Your Eyes Share Dreamy New Song “When You’re Around”

Jun 17, 2021 By Mark Redfern New York-based duo Water From Your Eyes are releasing a new album, Structure, on August 27 via Wharf Cat, their first album for the label. Now they have shared its second single, the dreamy horn-backed love song “When You’re Around,” which references the band’s name in the lyrics and […]

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Premiere: Ridgeway Debuts New Single “Real Blue”

Jun 17, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Southern California shoegaze band Ridgeway is preparing for their sophomore LP, Marlo, coming later this year. Pulling influence from formative ‘90s shoegaze records and from their storming contemporaries like Nothing or Turnover, the band’s latest record looks to push their sound even further than their 2019 debut, Give. The […]

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Jessie Ware on “What’s Your Pleasure?”

Jun 17, 2021 By Conrad Duncan Photography by Carlijn Jacobs Issue #68 – Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue) In an age of social distancing, Jessie Ware’s fourth album, What’s Your Pleasure?, is an epidemiologist’s nightmare; an ecstatic celebration of packed sweaty dancefloors, passionate kisses, and insatiable longing. The disco-inspired record, which landed on […]

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Mega Bog Shares Video for New Song “Weight of the Earth, on Paper”

Jun 16, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Adam Gundershiemer Mega Bog (aka Erin Birgy) is releasing a new album, Life, and Another, on July 23 via Paradise of Bachelors. Now she has shared the album’s second single, “Weight of the Earth, on Paper,” via a video for it. Watch it below. Birgy co-directed the […]

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Premiere: Declan Welsh and The Decadent West Debut New Single “Parisian Friends”

Jun 17, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Sedona May Scottish indie rock quartet Declan Welsh and The Decadent West is perhaps best known for their roaring punk anthems and defiantly left wing values. With tracks like 2017’s “Nazi Boys” the band was born with the philosophy of making their voices heard, loudly and unambiguously. […]

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Seconds

Jun 16, 2021 Web Exclusive By Dom Gourlay A name can sometimes lead one into a false sense of security. Take The Death of Pop for instance, a moniker that carries on the fine distinction of mid ‘80s noiseniks Kill Ugly Pop and grebo stalwarts Pop Will Eat Itself. Both were inventively groundbreaking from a […]

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