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Oct 15, 2019

Lower Dens (which is led by singer/songwriter Jana Hunter) released a new album, The Competition, in September via Ribbon Music. Now they have announced some new 2020 tour dates and shared a new documentary, You Belong Here, that features the band going to Moog Music's headquarters in Asheville, NC. More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Jay Som, Luke Temple, DIIV, Lightning Dust, and More

Plus Lana Del Rey, Elbow, Thom Yorke, First Aid Kit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 23, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was another incredibly strong week for new songs. Last week we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10, and here we are again, except this time with a Top 13. Like last week, there are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

Lower Dens Share Lyric Video for New Song “Galapagos”

The Competition Due Out September 6 via Ribbon Music

Aug 20, 2019

Lower Dens (which is led by singer/songwriter Jana Hunter) are releasing a new album, The Competition, on September 6 via Ribbon Music. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Galapagos," via a lyric video for the track. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Anna Meredith, Lower Dens, Electric Youth, and More

Plus Jay Som, Jenny Hval, Ride, Penelope Isles, Gruff Rhys, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 12, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week because of the July 4th holiday; there really weren't too many new songs last week. So this week's edition covers songs from both this week and last week, hence we have 12 choices. More

Lower Dens Share Video for New Song “I Drive”

The Competition Due Out September 6 via Ribbon Music

Jul 09, 2019

Lower Dens (which is led by singer/songwriter Jana Hunter) are releasing a new album, The Competition, on September 6 via Ribbon Music. Previously they shared a video for its first single, "Young Republicans" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, "I Drive," also via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan Stevens, Lower Dens, and More

Plus Electric Youth, Hot Chip, Penelope Isles, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 31, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. After two weeks where we couldn't even muster a Top 10, this week was an embarrassment of aural riches. We almost went for a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, but restrained ourselves. More

Lower Dens Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Young Republicans”

The Competition Due Out September 6 via Ribbon Music

May 30, 2019

Lower Dens (which is led by singer/songwriter Jana Hunter) have announced a new album, The Competition, and shared a video for its first single, "Young Republicans." More

Sep 29, 2016

Lower Dens has covered Daryl Hall and John Oates' 1982 classic "Maneater" (from their H2O album). The cover will appear on a new charity album, The Time Is Now, which is due out October 7 via Republic/Mass Appeal and benefits amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research).  More

Watch: Lower Dens Share Video for New Song - “Real Thing”

Escape From Evil Out Now via Ribbon Music

Sep 12, 2016

Lower Dens' latest album, Escape From Evil, came out last year via Ribbon Music. Now they have shared a video for a brand new song, "Real Thing." More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Lower Dens’ Tour Van and Gear Stolen in San Antonio

Look Out for a Dark Blue Ford Econoline 350 with Maryland Plate 5CF854

Feb 08, 2016

Lower Dens' tour van, containing all their gear, was stolen in San Antonio, Texas yesterday. The band took to Twitter to ask for help in tracking down the van and the thieves. It's a dark blue Ford Econoline 350 with the Maryland license plate 5CF854. In the tweets below there's a photo of the van. More

Jan 04, 2016

2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has already gotten some vocal support from several indie-leaning musicians (Jeff Tweedy, Neil Young, Killer Mike, etc.) and this Tuesday and Wednesday at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn some musicians are banding together for a Sanders fundraiser.  More

Check Out Photos From Day Two of FYF Fest

Last Weekend in Los Angeles, CA

Aug 28, 2015

Last weekend Los Angeles hosted FYF Festival. Check out Robert Redfield’s gallery of images from day two featuring Belle and SebastianD’AngeloFKA twigsLaura Marling,Lower DensMac DeMarcoMorrisseySolangeToro Y MoiUnknown Mortal Orchestra.  More

Watch: Lower Dens - “Sucker’s Shangri-La” Video

Escape From Evil Out Now via Ribbon

Jul 16, 2015

Lower Dens have released a video for "Sucker's Shangri-La." In the Zachary Treitz-directed clip an older Asian man sings along to the song in a karaoke bar, except that we hear the voice of Lower Dens' frontwoman Jana Hunter.  More

Jun 09, 2015

Lower Dens recently covered Hall & Oates' 1982 #1 single "Maneater" (which appeared on their H2O album released the same year). Lower Dens' version was recorded live in a session Sirius XMU. More

Watch: Lower Dens - “To Die in L.A.” Video

Escape From Evil out March 31

Feb 19, 2015

Lower Dens has released the video for "To Die in L.A.," the propulsive lead single from their upcoming album Escape From Evil. Directed by Cody Critcheloe of SSION, the clip follows an unstable actress in the titular California city who embodies all the tropes of a soapy drama in the '80s.  More

Jan 29, 2015

Baltimore-based outfit Lower Dens have announced the upcoming release of their third studio album, Escape From EvilMore

Aug 03, 2012

The members of Lower Dens get deliberately awkward in their music video for "Candy," the latest single off their new album Nootropics. More

Lower Dens Announce Summer Tour

North American Dates Start in This Month

Jun 01, 2012

Lower Dens have announced a lengthy summer tour throughout North America in support of their recently released LP Nootropics. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

May 01, 2012

Lower Dens have a premiered an illuminating music video for their Nootropics track "Propagation." More

Apr 23, 2012

Ramona Falls' new album Prophet, the follow-up to 2009's Intuit, is scheduled to finally hit store shelves on May 1 via Barsuk. More

Apr 20, 2012

Listen: Lower Dens - “Propagation”

Off Upcoming Nootropics

Mar 23, 2012

Reaching ever closer to the release of their sophomore LP Nootropics Baltimore quartet Lower Dens have unveiled another atmospheric track from the effort entitled, "Propagation." More

Violens Release New Track “Der Microarc”

Announce East Coast Tour Dates

Mar 13, 2012

New York 3-piece Violens have released second single, "Der Microarc," from their forthcoming album, True, due May 15 via Slumberland. Download it here. More

Watch: Lower Dens – “Brains”

Band Also Announces Tour Dates

Feb 22, 2012

Lower Dens want your brains. So do your digital devices. At least, that’s thesis behind their new video, for appropriately titled song, “Brains.”  More


Feminist Firewall

How Women in the Music Industry Are Using Social Media to Confront Sexism and Misogyny

Dec 28, 2016

A Conversation with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry, Lower Dens' Jana Hunter, Lush's Miki Berenyi, Beth Martinez, Amanda Palmer, Natalie Prass, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves, Tegan and Sara's Sara Quin, and Chelsea Wolfe. More


The Competition

The Competition

Ribbon Music

Sep 27, 2019

The end of Lower Dens' video for "Young Republicans" shows a scene of people in red suits in a red room eating Jana Hunter's insides. More

Escape from Evil

Escape from Evil


Apr 01, 2015

On their new album Escape from Evil, it appears as if the Baltimore-based quartet Lower Dens have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.  More



Ribbon Music

Apr 30, 2012

What might have taken place following the release of Lower Dens' 2010 debut album to produce an organism like Nootropics? It's a question that's intended as a compliment. More