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Phoenix Set to Release “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” Remix Album October 20th

Oct 01, 2009

Rising from a…well, phoenix from their already successful year, French band Phoenix is set to release a digital-only remix collection of their latest effort, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix on October 20th. The album features remixes from Under the Radar favorites Passion Pit, Chairlift, and Animal Collective among others. More

Tegan and Sara Discuss Sainthood B-sides

Oct 01, 2009

When we talked to Tegan Quin in July, she revealed that Tegan and Sara's forthcoming album Sainthood would comprise 13 to 15 tracks, and that two of those 15 songs were written by the sisters together. Last month, when the duo announced the final 13-song track list for Sainthood, it became uncertain whether the two songs they wrote together made the cut. More

The Fiery Furnaces Announce Fall Tour

Sep 30, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces seriously got back on track for their old TV shows-inspired eighth LP, I'm Going Away (out now on Thrill Jockey). After some summer of festivals and whatnot the brother-sister band will tour North America in November and December. More

Final Fantasy Reveals Heartland’s Concept

Sep 30, 2009

Violin master Owen Pallett (aka Final Fantasy) has been busy touring the world and being the de facto house arranger for indie groups such as Arcade Fire, Beirut and Pet Shop Boys. He's finally getting around to releasing his long-gestating third LP, Heartland. The 45-minute LP flutters to our doorstep on January 12th through his new label, Domino. More

The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Collaborate for Broken Bells

Sep 29, 2009

According to Pitchfork, The Shins' James Mercer has teamed up with master boardsman/Gnarls Barkley collaborator Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) to form a new band. The duo's name isn't for sure right now but they're currently sticking with Broken Bells until something better comes along. The debut from Broken Bells (or 'insert rad supergroup here') tentatively drops early 2010, via Columbia. More

Here We Go Magic Ink With Secretly Canadian for Second LP

Sep 29, 2009

Psych-folk singer-songwriter Luke Temple dropped his promising self-titled debut as Here We Go Magic and toured with the likes of Grizzly Bear and The Walkman earlier this year but he's not quite done. Here We Go Magic was released through the Austin label Western Vinyl but his full-band sophomore offering will come out this spring via Secretly Canadian. More

Thom Yorke Forms New Band With Flea and Plays Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre October 4th and 5th

Sep 29, 2009

Just when you thought things were all quiet on the Radiohead-related front (ha!), Thom Yorke has decided—yet again—to flaunt his superior time management skills, bringing us another side project. Lending credence to the belief that all cool people know each other, Yorke has gathered friends—including Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea and longtime cohort Nigel Godrich—for a two-night stint at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre. More

of Montreal vs. Hall & Oates

Sep 29, 2009 Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

Under the Radar arranged for of Montreal's Kevin Barnes to interview Daryl Hall and John Oates for us. The interview appears in our Fall 2009 Issue, but we've also posted the full transcripts on this website in two parts: More

Portishead Makes Plans for Fourth Album

Sep 28, 2009

It took Portishead 11 years to record and release 2008's Third, the follow-up to 1997's Portishead, but in two recent interviews, Portishead's Geoff Barrow has said that the trio is already working on a fourth album. More