Album Reviews

Cloud Nothings
Life Without Sound

Feb 27, 2017 Web Exclusive

Four albums in, Cleveland rock band Cloud Nothings still seem in search of something. From their snotty 2011 self-titled debut, through 2012's breakthrough Attack on Memory and its thundering 2014 follow-up, Here and Nowhere Else, one constant in frontman Dylan Baldi's songwriting is a dissatisfaction with the status quo, a desire to move on to something better. 

The Orwells
Terrible Human Beings

Feb 27, 2017 Web Exclusive

Declaring Pixies-inspired songwriting and naming a track "Black Francis" may get people listening to The Orwells' third record, Terrible Human Beings, but it may not be enough to keep them listening.

Xiu Xiu
FORGET

Feb 24, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their thirteenth studio album, FORGET.

Classic Interviews

Andrew Bujalski

Andrew Bujalski
Interview with the writer/director of Beeswax

Aug 10, 2009 Web Exclusive

With his third feature film Beeswax, Bujalski abandons the lighthearted romantic miscues that lent humor to his first two films, in favor of slow-building dramatic tension.

Comic Book Reviews

More Heroes of the Comics
Fantagraphics

Feb 27, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Drew Friedman brings us another nearly four-score illustrations of comic creators from the past, with bios to accompany them. 

Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore

Feb 27, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

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.

2016 Artist Survey: Eric Pulido of Midlake and BNQT

Feb 27, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

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

Little Cub Announce Debut Album on Domino, Share “Too Much Love” Video

Feb 14, 2017

Little Cub is a new trio from South London who have already released some promising singles ("Loveless" and "My Nature") and sport a sound that would appeal to fans of fellow Brits Boxed In and New Order, as well as Yanks LCD Soundsystem. 

Lists

Ranked: 2017 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films

Feb 24, 2017

The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will happen on Sunday, February 26th. As in years past, we've taken a look at this year's short film competitions. The Academy defines a short film as an original motion picture running 40 minutes or less, and excludes all advertisments, unaired or unsold television episodes, or credit sequences from feature-length films. Our critic, Shawn Hazelett, watched and ranked all of this year's Oscar-nominated shorts. Today, he looks at this year's live action category.  

Want to judge for yourself? Click here to find a list of theaters and showtimes for this year's Oscar-nominated shorts.

Blog

Under the Radar’s 15th Anniversary: The Shins’ “Oh, Inverted World”

Feb 13, 2017 By Charles Steinberg

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 from 2001.






Cinema Reviews

Punching Henry

Feb 23, 2017 Web Exclusive

The title adroitly sums up the barrage of abuse Henry Phillips faces in this sequel to 2009’s cult hit Punching the Clown.

Television Reviews

24: Legacy
FOX

Feb 03, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Fox's first reboot of 24, 2014's Live Another Day, was a success because it really was that: a reboot, with a shortened season, a relocation to England, and a good blend of old (including Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer) and newactually new, rather than simply renamed and recastcharacters. A tired series was reinvigorated, fans took interest again and lessons were learnt, right?