Sep 12, 2014 Web Exclusive

Newlyweds Paul and Bea head into the Canadian wilderness to spend their honeymoon at a family cottage. It’s early in the season and aside from a few locals, the two have the picturesque lake community to themselves. But strange things start to happen; one night, Bea wanders into the woods. Her behavior shifts. Quickly, their honeymoon becomes a nightmare. That’s all we can tell you up front about Leigh Janiak’s incredibly creepy first feature, HoneymoonMore

Sep 11, 2014 Issue #34 - Year End 2010 - Sufjan Stevens

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2010 article on Florence and the Machine (aka Florence Welch). The article was our second print article on her, ran in the Best of 2010 issue, and centered on her crazy year since the release of her 2009 debut album, Lungs. A year later she released her acclaimed second album, Ceremonials, and we hope we won't have to wait too much longer for her third effort.  More

Sep 11, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

To listen to him speak, actor John Slattery is humble, gracious, and thoughtfully-spoken. He's a far cry from Roger Sterling, the brash, arrogant advertising executive he's played on Mad Men since 2007. As that acclaimed television drama comes to a close, Slattery is entering a new phase of his career—this time, behind the camera. More

Sep 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to David Maclean of Django Django. The band might be based in London (where they officially formed in 2009), but Django Django's members met at the Edinburgh College of Art and Maclean is a Scottish native. In fact, Maclean's older brother, John Maclean, was in the iconic late-'90s/early '00s experimental indie rock Scottish group The Beta Band, a clear influence on Django Django's art rock.  More

Sep 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

We have had a special theme on Under the Radar's website over the last week which we're simply calling Scotland Week. All throughout the week we have been posting interviews, reviews, lists, and blog posts relating to Scotland and in particular Scottish music. For this Pleased to Meet You Spotlight we focus on new Glasgow-based band The Amazing Snakeheads.  More

Sep 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

In this Scotland Week interview we talk to We Were Promised Jetpacks about their upcoming new album. Michael Palmer is enjoying the time off. For good reason. In a month, We Were Promised Jetpacks, for which he plays guitar, will be on another relentless touring season in support of their forthcoming third LP, Unravelling. 


Sep 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to Francis McKee of Glasgow-based band The Vaselines. The Vaselines formed in 1986 and the indie pop duo also features Eugene Kelly. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was a big fan and described McKee and Kelly as his "favorite songwriters in the whole world." The band broke up in 1989, but reformed in 2006. In 2010 Sub Pop released the band's long-awaited sophomore full-length, Sex with an X. The Vaselines' third album, V For Vaselines, is due out on Rosary Music October 7. More

Sep 06, 2014 Web Exclusive

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to Helen Marnie, lead vocalist for Ladytron. The band may have formed in Liverpool in 1999, but Marnie was born in Glasgow, where she grew up before going to the University of Liverpool to study music. Once there she met Liverpool producers/DJs Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu. Bulgarian co-vocalist Mira Aroyo then joined them to form Ladytron, named after the Roxy Music song. In 2013 Marnie released her debut solo album, Crystal World. More

Sep 06, 2014 Web Exclusive

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to James Graham, vocalist for Scottish trio The Twilight Sad. The band formed in Kilsyth in 2003 after its members (Graham, guitarist Andy MacFarlane, and drummer Mark Devine) met in and around high school. Their debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, was released in 2007 by FatCat. The Twilight Sad's fourth full-length, Nobody Wants to Be Here, Nobody Wants to Leave, is due out on October 28 via FatCat. More