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Joint Album of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall and Weyes Blood

Runners Up Include: The Drums, Ioanna Gika, Idlewild, and Priests

Apr 05, 2019

For this week's Album of the Week we have a tie, two albums we've been heavily supporting for several months now: Rose Elinor Dougall's A New Illusion and Weyes Blood's Titanic Rising. Below is info on both albums, as well as a round up and streams for other notable albums released today. More

Ioanna Gika (ex-Io Echo) - Stream the New Album

Thalassa Out Now via Sargent House

Apr 05, 2019

Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but today she has released her debut solo album, Thalassa, via Sargent House. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Gika's upcoming tour dates supporting Garbage. More

Ioanna Gika (ex-Io Echo) Shares New Song “Swan”

Thalassa Due Out April 5 via Sargent House

Mar 20, 2019

Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but she is releasing her debut solo album, Thalassa, on April 5 via Sargent House. Now she has shared another song from it, "Swan." Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates supporting Garbage. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Alex Lahey, Chromatics, Hayden Thorpe, and More

Plus Ioanna Gika, Murray A. Lightburn, Amanda Palmer, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 22, 2019

There were many strong contenders for this week's Songs of the Week. We could've gone as high as a Top 15 instead of the regular Top 10 and as it is there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions, with some good tracks that also almost made the honorable mention list to.  More

Feb 19, 2019

Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but now she has announced her debut solo album, Thalassa, and has shared a self-directed video for a new song from it, "Out of Focus." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Matthew E. White, Friendly Fires, and More

Plus Jamila Woods, Neneh Cherry, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 19, 2018

An artist whose last song also made it to #1 on that week's list and an anti-Donald Trump protest song scheduled to be covered by many more artists head this week's Songs of the Week list. Plus Thom Yorkemakes the list yet again. More

Ioanna Gika of Io Echo Shares New Solo Song “Roseate”

Her Debut Solo Album Due Out in Early 2019 via Sargent House

Oct 18, 2018

Ioanna Gika, frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, has shared a new solo song, "Roseate." It's the first taste of her debut solo album, which is due out in early 2019 via Sargent House. "Roseate" sounds a bit like Io Echo remixed by Zola Jesus. More


Interviews

16th Annual Artist Survey: Ioanna Gika

Gika on #MeToo, Bono, Social Media, and Artificial Intelligence

Feb 15, 2019

For Under the Radar's 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions.  More


Reviews

Thalassa

Thalassa

Sargent House

May 02, 2019

Context is a powerful thing. It has the power to elevate just another record into the realms of the mythical. With that in mind Ioanna Gika's debut solo record, Thalassa, has a stronger start in life than most new releases. More