Album Reviews

Foxygen
Hang

Jan 18, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

We've come a long way in the five short years since Foxygen's breakout release, Take the Kids Off Broadway: a gloriously all-over-the-place disc of psych-pop and endearingly lo-fi rock freak-outs. 

Austra
Future Politics

Jan 17, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to surround her, lead singer, keyboardist, and producer Katie Stelmanis soars over a bolstered field of production and through spirited themes addressing the forces that prompt reaction. 

The Flaming Lips
Oczy Mlody

Jan 13, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Over the past half-decade, The Flaming Lips have given their less obliging fans reasonable cause to hold their breaths and approach new releases with a twinge of trepidation. 

Classic Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Johan Angergård of Club 8, Eternal Death, and The Legends

2015 Artist Survey: Johan Angergård of Club 8, Eternal Death, and The Legends
Angergård on His Favorite 2015 Albums, Streaming, the Election, ISIS, Star Wars, and More

Jan 11, 2016 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Johan Angergård, who is in a multitude of bands (including Club 8The Legends, and Eternal Death, who all released new albums in 2015).

Comic Book Reviews

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham
DC

Jan 11, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Picking up the reins on a comic title is never easy. But doing so after a groundbreaking run on a legendary icon of comics? That's a near-impossible task.

Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Maria Taylor

Jan 19, 2017 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Maria Taylor

2016 Artist Survey: David Best of Fujiya & Miyagi

Jan 18, 2017 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.

Pleased to meet you

Terry

Nov 17, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Relationships often can be strained for members of internationally touring bands. But for Melbourne, Australia, four-piece Terry, it's not a concern. That's because the band consists of two sets of couples-Amy Hill and Al Montfort and Xanthe Waite and Zephyr Pavey.

Lists

Under the Radar’s Top 25 Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2016

Jan 18, 2017

Even if it goes down as a pretty wretched year for other reasons, 2016 was a phenomenal year for comics and graphic novels. Not only were books overwhelmingly stellar, but they were also tremendously diverse. From disquietingly violent thrillers (Kill or Be Killed, The Violent, and Deadly Class), to eminently engaging historical accounts (March and Tetris), to a surprising number of impressively introspective superhero sagas (Superman: American Alien and The Legend of Wonder Woman Volume 1: Origins), 2016 had it all.

As ranked by Under the Radar's core comic book contributors, our Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2016 highlights nearly 40 gorgeous, powerful, and supremely notable books and series from over a half dozen publishers. Every single title, whether number one, number 25, or one of the many truly fantastic honorable mentions, deserves a read. By Zach Hollwedel

Blog

Under the Radar’s 15th Anniversary: Andrew W.K.‘s “I Get Wet”

Jan 17, 2017 By Matthew Berlyant

Under the Radar's very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums (and movies and TV shows) from 2001.






Cinema Reviews

I, Daniel Blake

Jan 17, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Ken Loach’s searing brand of social realism has made him one of the most important voices in British cinema for decades.

DVD Reviews

Revenge of the Blood Beast (Il Lago Di Satana)
Studio: Raro Video

Jan 17, 2017 Web Exclusive

Philip’s only hope is to seek the help of an old drunk named Van Helsing – yes, he’s related to that Van Helsing – to exorcise a witch and save his beautiful wife.

Television Reviews

The Young Pope
HBO

Jan 13, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

What would it be like if a godless megalomaniac somehow managed to ascend to the top of the Catholic Church? HBO has a limited 10-episode series called The Young Pope that explores this premise and studies the man at the center of the ensuing religious storm.