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Phantogram

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Phantogram

Apr 03, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel of Phantogram joined us to chat all about their new album Ceremony and the ups and downs of living your dreams. From recording in barns to creating the visual spell book of your dreams, they let us into their creative process and experience of being a band for the past 13 years. Their new music is proof that that magic works, even when you don’t quite know how.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Best Coast, Half Waif, and Kate Nash, please dive headfirst into our streaming options.

Phantogram’s fourth album Ceremony is out now on Republic. Check out recent performances of album singles “Pedestal,”and “Dear God” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. You can can also stay updated by visiting them on Instagram and Twitter.

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Mara Wilson

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Mara Wilson

Apr 01, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Weekends. While we’re on lockdown, we’ll be presenting the occasional Saturday episode of the Why Not Both podcast, which explores how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

This weekend, writer and actress Mara Wilson (a.k.a. the voice of "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home" from Welcome To Night Vale) joined us for an in-depth, candid interview about the value or storytelling and how we all create our own narratives. Wilson chatted about why her role as a mental health advocate has been so rewarding and how we all struggle with the delicate balance of doing too little or too much. She also touched on one of the deepest rivalries of all: New York vs. LA.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Lane Moore, Kate Nash, and Sudan Archives please enjoy all the streaming options your heart could desire.

For more Mara, can read her book Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, hear her as narrate the brand new Welcome to Night Vale book, aptly titled, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home. For more of the connectivity we all crave, follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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Alfred.

Alfred. Shares Video for New Track “PRNDL/DR. CALL”

Mar 31, 2020

Richmond-based "dark gospel" rapper Alfred. has shared a video for their new single "PRNDL/DR. CALL" off of their forthcoming EP One Trick Pony, due out March 27 via Topshelf. Alternating footage between intimately shot close-ups and backdrops of vast expanses, the video hones in on a paradox that the song's dual tendencies of harshness and reverence deepen. The song is divided into two parts, the second movement a sort of weathered descent from the jagged heights of the first, blending the pastoral and the industrial into a singular vision of rap that is just getting started. Check out the video, as well as pre-order link below.

One Trick Pony Pre-Order: http://smarturl.it/tsr_212

Alfred.'s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecreaturealfred/ 

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Half Waif

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Half Waif

Mar 27, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Thanks to the powers of the internet, we got to catch up with musician and producer Nandi Rose, a.k.a. Half Waif during our very first week of post modern pandemic panic. We talked about her new album The Caretaker and how she was inspired by the ideas of slowing down and the act of how to care for one’s self and the world around us, which is particularly poignant for our troubled times. Consider her love of bird watching and quiet observation a lesson to us all to slow down and tune in while we have the chance.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Best Coast, Marissa Nadler, and U.S. Girls, please enjoy our wide array of streaming options.

Half Waif’s new album The Caretaker is due out this Friday. In the meanwhile, you can revisit her videos for “Halogen 2” and “Ordinary Talk.” You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Lane Moore

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Lane Moore

Mar 20, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

During our first week on lockdown (sigh), were fortunate to spend some time with Lane Moore, who is the definition of a multi-hyphenate talent. Writer of the national bestselling book How To Be Alone, frontperson of It Was Romance and brilliant host of Tinder Live which is exactly as surreal and hilarious as it sounds. She is currently hosting a talk show version of How to Be Alone every night at 8pm EST on Twitch to keep us all company—so we highly recommend you tune in as we couldn’t stop laughing throughout our whole interview.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Best CoastKate Nash, and U.S. Girls, please enjoy our buffet of streaming options.

To catch up with Lane’s deep bench of projects and creative ideas, be sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter for updates.

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Simon Raymonde

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Simon Raymonde of Bella Union

Mar 13, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

This week we sat down with Simon Raymonde, the bassist of dream pop legends The Cocteau Twins, one half of Lost Horizons, and owner of the indie record label Bella Union. He talked about what it was like taking several decades off of making his own music to help foster the dreams of a new generation of bands, as well as his return to the stage, which included a surprising number of Mellotrons.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Best Coast, Kate Nash, and U.S. Girls, please enjoy our plethora of streaming options.

Bella Union is constantly releasing new music from a multitude of artists, including Under the Radar favorites John Grant, Penelope Isles, and Lanterns on the Lake. To keep up with their latest offerings, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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U.S. Girls

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring U.S. Girls

Mar 05, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

This week, we had the opportunity to talk to Meghan Remy aka U.S. Girls in anticipation of her new album. She let us in on how the art of meditation and impermanence informs her work as a musician and a writer. As an artist, Remy shows how we can all put our own creative spin on even the most mundane moments. She encourages her audience to stay curious, especially about the art and ideas that challenge us, as those can often be the most valuable of all.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, featuring the likes of Best Coast, Kate Nash, and Marissa Nadler, please enjoy our bountiful of streaming options.

U.S. Girls’ new album Heavy Light is out this Friday, March 6, on 4ad. Check out her video for album single “4 American Dollars” along with a slate of upcoming tour dates. For breaking updates, be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Rob Graves

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Rob Graves

Mar 02, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both leap year. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

For this special leap year episode, Grammy nominated producer and writer Rob Graves shares the intimate process behind his stunning new album Solstice. Inspired by the untamed wilderness of Iceland, Rob’s songs speak to landscapes—both physical and emotional. Join us as we talk music, success, and his fascination with the very nature of creativity. (Spoiler: no one can give you permission to be creative but yourself.)

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, featuring Sudan ArchivesBest CoastMadame Gandhi, Penelope Isles, Mighty BearKid MoxieMarissa Nadler, and Kate Nash, please enjoy our smorgasbord of streaming options

Graves’ new album Solstice is out now. Grab a physical copy via his online store. For updates, he can also be found on Instagram and Twitter.

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