Premiere: Painted Palms Mixtape (SXSW Party Edition)
Mar 10, 2014
Under the Radar’s three SXSW parties begin this Wednesday, March 12. In the spirit of the event, we asked a few of the bands performing to contribute to our mixtape series. Here’s one from Painted Palms. They’ll be taking the stage Thursday, March 13 at 12:45.
Tomorrow synth stalwart Tying Tiffany will release her new album DROP. Ahead of that Under the Radar has the official premiere stream. Dive into her ominous overtures, industrial synths, and a strong 90s vibe below.
Here’s a new live video from Alexander von Mehren. The dazzling, Stereolab-leaning tune comes the Bergen, Norway-based musician’s debut album Aéropop (out now on Control Group).
If you’re headed to SXSW, be sure to check out von Mehren’s live dates at the bottom of the page. And if you need more convincing, be sure to check out his live performances of “Winter Comes” and “Aller-Retour.”
Premiere: The Mary Onettes Mixtape (SXSW Party Edition)
Mar 07, 2014
Under the Radar’s three SXSW parties begin next Wednesday, March 12. In the spirit of the event, we asked a few of the bands performing to contribute to our mixtape series. Sure The Mary Onettes have already contributed one awesome entry to the series, but we couldn’t help going in for another round.
According to bandleader Philip Ekstrom, this mix of instrumentals was left over the band’s recent mini album Portico. They’re meant to relax you—and goodness knows that we need that at SXSW. Sit back, chill out, and take in the tunes.
Pop fans, meet your new favorite band. Watoo Watoo is a French duo from Bordeaux. Their playful tunes marry Stereolab abstraction with Serge Gainsbourg sensuality—two things we’ll never say no to. Today we’re pleased to premiere the band’s new video “Tes Histoires Invisibles.” If you like what you hear, be sure to head to Bandcamp and pick up Watoo Watto’s new album, Une Si Longue Attente.
St. Vincent’s new self-titled album is out now. But that doesn’t mean that Ms. Annie Clark is done surprising us. Take a listen to “Del Rio,” the European B-side to the “Digital Witness” single. (It also shows up on the Japanese edition of the album.) Chances are this is a leak—the audio is funky and the video was created by pointing a camera at turntable. So get on listening now.
“Shape,” a cut from Glasser’s sophomore album Interiors has been reshaped by A$AP Rocky producer MP Williams. Just when you thought the electronic chanteuse couldn’t get any dreamier. Listen below. You can also revisit our conversation with Glasser here.
Rebeka recently performed a semi-acoustic version of “Nothing to Give” on a balcony in Warsaw. The Polish duo’s work is usually cloaked in all matter of glitter and electronics, so it’s nice to see how well the songwriting holds up when everything is stripped away.