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The Hold Steady - Craig Finn and Franz Nicolay on “Thrashing Thru the Passion”

Jan 10, 2020 Web Exclusive

Aside from being a return to form for The Hold Steady after a couple of lackluster LPs, 2019's Thrashing Thru the Passion also marked the return on wax of keyboardist Franz Nicolay.  More

The Orielles on “Disco Volador”

Jan 09, 2020 Web Exclusive

The Orielles are one of the most innovative bands on the UK music scene right now. Under the Radar caught up with the band recently and found carefully planned, rather than difficult, second albums are the way forward.  More

Tegan and Sara on “Hey, I’m Just Like You” and “High School”

Jan 07, 2020

In January of 2018, when Tegan and Sara finished the tour and promotion for the band's eighth album, Love You to Death, the Quin sisters were confronted with the question of what to do next.  More

Keeping Score – Bryce Dessner Discusses Film Composing for The Revenant and The Two Popes

Jan 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

Thinking of Bryce Dessner as an indie rocker, gracefully turned film composer is a fun but inaccurate framing. More

2020 Election: Mayor Ted Terry on Running for Senate in Georgia

Dec 19, 2019 Web Exclusive

He's been called the "Millennial/Hipster Mayor," but the citizens of his town just know him as Mayor Ted. Since being elected in 2013 at 30 years old, with 53% of the vote and then winning reelection with 59%, Clarkston, Georgia Mayor Ted Terry has a hell of a track record. More

Wilco on “Ode to Joy”

Dec 18, 2019 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Eleven albums into their career, Chicago's Wilco has been labeled everything from "alt-country heroes'' to "the American Radiohead" to "sellouts" for licensing songs to VW commercials.  More

Vagabon On Her Self-Titled Sophomore Album

Dec 17, 2019 Web Exclusive

Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) has just recently passed the mark of having lived in the U.S. as long as in her native Cameroon. In the brief 13 years that have passed since her immigration to America, Tamko has taught herself guitar, graduated college, and in 2017 released her first album, the critically acclaimed Infinite WorldsMore

Jimmy Eat World on “Surviving”

Dec 12, 2019 Web Exclusive

"I was a passenger in my own body for 36 years and never realized it." The opening line of Jim Adkins' personal statement issued with Jimmy Eat World's newest album, Surviving, reveals the personal nature of the material within. Adkins, the band's frontman and lyricist, has been wrestling with identity and fear, expectations and pressure. More

Jay Som on “Anak Ko”

Dec 11, 2019 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Melina Duterte has no need for embellishment. Ask her how she came up with the title of her third full-length release as Jay Som, Anak Ko, and she admits it has no particular connection to the album.  More