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12 Best Songs of the Week: The Weather Station, Deep Sea Driver, Jane Weaver, and More

Plus James Blake, Maxband, Julie Byrne and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 16, 2020

Welcome to the 40th Songs of the Week of 2020. Last week we had a supersized Songs of the Week because it covered two weeks’ worth of songs. This week’s list is supersized because there were so many great tracks shared in the last seven days. Thus this week we’ve got a Top 12 (and could’ve easily had a Top 13 or 14) instead of a Top 10, as well as a lot of honorable mentions. More

Tunng Share New Song “Scared to Death” and Announce Livestream Q&A

DEAD CLUB Due Out November 6 via Full Time Hobby; New Podcast Episode Also Shared

Oct 15, 2020

Tunng are releasing a new album, DEAD CLUB, on November 6 via Full Time Hobby. It’s a concept album about death and grief that’s also tied to a podcast of the same name. Now they have shared the album’s third and final single, “Scared to Death.” They have also shared episode 7 of the podcast and announced a livestream Q&A event. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Fleet Foxes, Loma, Tim Heidecker and Weyes Blood, and More

Plus Bruce Springsteen, Tunng, Hayden Thorpe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 25, 2020

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2020. This was the week where those on the left mourned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and worried about the future of the Supreme Court, as her dying wish to have her replacement be appointed by the next president was ignored by hypocritical Republicans who blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court pick because it was an election year. Meanwhile America reached the sad milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, there was no justice for Breonna Taylor, and President Trump strongly suggested that he may not leave office peacefully if Biden wins.  More

Tunng Share New Song “Death is the New Sex”

DEAD CLUB Due Out November 6 via Full Time Hobby

Sep 22, 2020

Tunng are releasing a new album, DEAD CLUB, on November 6 via Full Time Hobby. It’s a concept album about death and grief that’s also tied to a podcast of the same name. Now they have shared another song from it,  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Oceanator, Doves, Ela Minus, Clipping, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Tunng, Travis, The Flaming Lips, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2020. The Republican National Convention was this week, in which President Trump and his party attempted to convince the country that if Joe Biden and the Democrats take over it will be a lawless land with a defunded police and riots in every city (um…no, that won’t happen). In a nomination acceptance speech on the White House lawn (which was a breach of protocol), complete with fireworks and an opera singer, Trump tried to pull one over on America that he has handled the coronavirus well (um…no, that hasn’t happened).  More

Tunng Announce New Album and Podcast Series, Share “A Million Colours”

DEAD CLUB Album Out November 6 via Full Time Hobby, Podcast Out September 1

Aug 25, 2020

Tunng have announced a big new project called DEAD CLUB which will be an album, a podcast, and a conversation on death and grief. Today they’ve shared their first single from the project, “A Million Colours,” accompanied by an animated video directed by Sam Steer. Check it out below. More

Nov 20, 2018

LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay. Their self-titled debut album, LUMP, came out back in June via Dead Oceans. Now they have shared a video for the album's "May I Be the Light." Beth Jeans Houghton (aka musical artist Du Blonde) directed the animated video. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

Album of the Week: Tunng

Songs You Make At Night Out Now via Full Time Hobby

Aug 24, 2018

Tunng released a new album, Songs You Make At Night, today via Full Time Hobby. It's the first album with the original lineup (including founding members Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay) since 2007's Good Arrows. While we are not doing a full-on Album of the Week post on it, we wanted to acknowledge it as this week's Album of the Week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, The Love Language, Tomberlin, Tunng, and More

Plus We Were Promised Jetpacks, Saintseneca, Richard Reed Parry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 20, 2018

Songs of the Week returned last week after a five-week hiatus and now we're back into the full swing of things. This week's list features some returning artists who have appeared on other Songs of the Week lists lately, including a repeat #1, as well as some artists making their debut on the list. It all ends with one of the silliest songs to ever make the Songs of the Week list, which will hopefully lift your spirits. More

Tunng Share New Song “Dark Heart”

Songs You Make At Night Due Out August 24 via Full Time Hobby

Jul 19, 2018

Tunng are releasing a new album, Songs You Make At Night, on August 24 via Full Time Hobby. It's the first album with the original lineup (including founding members Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay) since 2007's Good Arrows. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Gorillaz, Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Joey Dosik, and More

Plus Underworld and Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, St. Vincent, Johnny Marr, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 01, 2018

There were some solid contenders for this week's Songs of the Week list. It was a toss up between #1 and #2, it could've gone either way. If we were doing a "Best Use of a Song in a TV Show This Week" list, then first place probably would've gone to the use of U2's "With or Without You" in the surprising and amazing series finale of FX's The Americans. More

May 30, 2018

LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay. Their self-titled debut albumLUMP, is due out this Friday (June 1) via Dead Oceans. Now they have shared another song from it, "May I Be the Light." Listen to it below, followed by the duo's upcoming tour dates. More

LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) Share Video for “Late to the Flight”

LUMP Due Out June 1 via Dead Oceans; Plus they Performed on Later... with Jools Holland

May 23, 2018

LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay. Their self-titled debut albumLUMP, is due out June 1 via Dead Oceans. Previously they shared a video for its first single, "Curse of the Contemporary" (which was our #2 Song of the Week), as well as its second single, the atmospheric slow-burner "Late to the Flight" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). More

Watch Björk, The Breeders, LUMP, and Gwenno Perform on “Later… with Jools Holland”

Björk's First TV Performance in 8 Years; Plus Manic Street Preachers

May 22, 2018

Björk released a new album, Utopia, last year via One Little Indian. Earlier tonight she appeared on the long running BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland, where various musicians take turns in the round, performing in a TV studio in front of a live audience.  More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

May 08, 2018

LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay. Their self-titled debut album, LUMP, is due out June 1 via Dead Oceans. Previously they shared a video for its first single, "Curse of the Contemporary" (which was our #2 Song of the Week). Now they have shared the album's second single, and opening track, the atmospheric slow-burner "Late to the Flight." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Neko Case, Stuart A. Staples, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jenny Hval, Janelle Monáe, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable Tracks

Apr 13, 2018

The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or EPs also announced this week. More

LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) Announce Debut Album, Share Video for New Song

LUMP Due Out June 1 via Dead Oceans, Watch Video for "Curse of the Contemporary"

Apr 12, 2018

LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay. They have announced their self-titled debut album and shared a video for its first single, "Curse of the Contemporary." LUMP is due out June 1 via Dead Oceans. Below is the "Curse of the Contemporary" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates. More

Off Festival 2010 Day Two Recap - Mew, Radio Dept., and others

Tunng and Others Rock the Polish Festival

Aug 08, 2010

Day two I managed to will away my jet lag. Good thingMuchy, Tunng, Hey, Mew and The Radio Dept. demanded my full attention. More


Interviews

Oct 17, 2018

LUMP's conception barely involved any discussion: Laura Marling and Tunng's frontman Mike Lindsay met at a Neil Young after party, and, after what Lindsay terms a "simple exchange of words," LUMP was formed.  More

The End: Sam Genders of Tunng

“Health permitting, and assuming civilization continues in a reasonable fashion, I could quite happily enjoy living for a few hundred years.”

Aug 24, 2018

To end out the week, we ask Sam Genders of Tunng some questions about endings and death. Genders and Mike Lindsay formed the British folktronica band back in 2003, releasing their debut album, Mother's Daughter and Other Songs in 2005. Today they have returned with Songs You Make At Night. More


Reviews

Songs You Make At Night

Songs You Make At Night

Full Time Hobby

Aug 21, 2018

Tunng founding members Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay have reconvened for the first time in eleven years and have fallen back into lockstep immediately. More

Off Festival 2010 Day Two Recap - Mew, Radio Dept., and others

August 8th, 2010

Aug 08, 2010

Day two I managed to will away my jet lag. Good thingMuchy, Tunng, Hey, Mew and The Radio Dept. demanded my full attention. More