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Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, and More

Plus New Tracks from J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz, Wampire, Chance the Rapper, Marrisa Nadler, Foxes in Fiction, and Others

Aug 01, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J (remixed by clipping.), Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz (covering Sibylle Baier), Wampire, Chance the Rapper (covering the theme song to '90s cartoon Arthur), Marrisa Nadler (covering Leonard Cohen), Foxes in Fiction, Terry Malts, Literature, Kamp!, Kate Boy, Purling Hiss, and more. More

Premiere: The Rosebuds - “Esse Quam Videri”

New Album Sand + Silence Out Aug. 5

Jul 28, 2014

Next week Raleigh-based musical artists Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, a.k.a. The Rosebuds, will release their newest album Sand + Silence. More

Listen: The Rosebuds - “Blue Eyes”

New Album Sand + Silence Out Aug. 5

Jul 18, 2014

On Aug. 5 Raleigh-based duo The Rosebuds will release their sixth studio album Sand + Silence. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Wye Oak, Titus Andronicus, Slow Club, and More

Plus Tracks from Wunder Wunder, Ashrae Fax, Coldplay Remixed by AlunaGeorge, The Rosebuds, Anand Wilder of Yeasayer, Hooray for Earth, Kan Wakan, and Others

Jul 03, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). Because it's a short work week and a holiday weekend, less new tracks of note debuted this week. So this mix features some of the last week's best new tracks, but also features other tracks from recent months that we liked. Included are songs by Wye Oak, Wunder Wunder, Ashrae Fax, Titus Andronicus, The Rosebuds, Ice Cream Cathedral, Ought, Childhood, Slow Club, Boxed In, Coldplay remixed by AlunaGeorge, Anand Wilder (of Yeasyer), and more. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Oct 14, 2011

Taco Bell teamed up with 100 artists, including BattlesWavvesThe DodosRa Ra RiotGardens & VillaThe Rosebuds and more as part of their annual Feed the Beat campaign.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Watch: The Rosebuds - “Woods” Video

Band Touring All Summer

Jun 17, 2011

The Rosebuds have released the video for “Woods” off of their album Loud Planes Fly Low. More

Listen: The Rosebuds New Album Stream

Band Kicks Off Tour June 10

Jun 02, 2011

The Rosebuds are streaming the album in full via SpinMore

Bon Iver Announce Additional Summer Tour Dates

Band Set to Tour Eastern U.S. in Support of Sophomore Self-Titled Album, Due June 21

May 09, 2011

Bon Iver have announced a summer U.S. tour with The Rosebuds supporting. We have the details. More

The Rosebuds Plan Tour

Dates Begin Tonight In North Carolina

Apr 07, 2011

Synth-rock duo The Rosebuds are hitting the road in support of forthcoming full-length, Loud Planes Fly Low (out June 7 via Merge). We have the dates.  More

Mar 30, 2011

The Rosebuds are back with fifth full-length, Loud Planes Fly Low (out June 7 via Merge). We have the details.  More

The Rosebuds Release Two New Tracks, Play Hometown Festival

Download "Staying Alive" and "The Secret Life of the Rosebuds"

Jul 28, 2010

On September 9th The Rosebuds will take the stage of the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh North Carolina alongside Broken Social Scene and Panda Bear. To celebrate the appearance the band has recorded two exclusive tracks We have the details.  More

Merge With Motion Commences XX Festival With Dance Performances

Featuring Music From Arcade Fire, Destroyer, The Magnetic Fields, The Rosebuds, and Spoon

Jun 10, 2009

Indie kids get a bad reputation for standing stock still during concerts but our Spring issue-featured label, Merge Records aims to blast that stereotype to smitereens with Merge with Motion. The 20th-anniversary-partying independent rock label kicks off the festivities on Saturday, July 18, at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC. More

Merge Announces Initial Line-up for 20th Anniversary Festival

Merge XX to go down in North Carolina in July

Apr 08, 2009

In honor of their 20th anniversary, the seminal indie label Merge Records will be presenting a five-day festival in North Carolina entitled XX Merge. More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: The Rosebuds

Ivan Howard on 2014’s Best Albums, His Childhood Celebrity Crush, Quirky Merchandise, and Heartwarming Fan Interactions

Feb 12, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Ivan Howard of The Rosebuds. More

Jun 10, 2011

Under the Radar's Music vs. Comedy Issue, which is on stands now, features an article entitled "A Mutual Admiration Society: Where Comedy and Music Meet." For that article we interviewed The Rosebuds' Kelly Crisp, among others, and included a few quotes from him. Below is the full transcript of our interview with Crisp. More


Reviews

Sand + Silence

Sand + Silence

Western Vinyl

Aug 08, 2014

he sixth full-length from Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp is a Rosebuds album only in name. Instead, Sand + Silence might be better understood as the product of a veritable indie super group. More

Loud Planes Fly Low 

Loud Planes Fly Low 

Merge

Jun 03, 2011

The Rosebuds (Kelly Crisp and Ivan Howard) have never been "chipper." Upbeat sure—but their tastes of joy have always been tempered by the shadows dancing around the edges of the nightclub. 

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