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10 Best Songs of the Week: Viagra Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beth Orton, Flasher, and More

Plus Florist, Andrew Bird, Angel Olsen, of Montreal, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 03, 2022

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2022. Thanks to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it was a fairly quiet week for new singles (or at least new singles we loved). We even considered skipping Songs of the Week this week, but found enough we liked for a Top 10 list. More

Jun 01, 2022

Flasher are releasing a new album, Love Is Yours, on June 17 via Domino. Now they have shared the album’s third single, “I’m Better,” via a video. They’ve also announced some new tour dates. Jolie Maya-Altshuler directed the video. More

Apr 21, 2022

Flasher are releasing a new album, Love Is Yours, on June 17 via Domino. Now they have shared the album’s second single and title track, “Love Is Yours,” via a video that pays homage to the Nicolas Cage-starring National Treasure movies, in which the band set out to steal the Declaration of Independence. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Flasher, Andrew Bird, Young Prisms, and More

Plus Hovvdy, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Ethan Gruska, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 18, 2022

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2022. Whereas last week was the strongest seven-day period for new tracks so far this year, where we had a Top 15 songs, this week we almost didn’t do a Songs of the Week. More

Mar 15, 2022

Flasher have announced a new album, Love Is Yours, and shared its first single, “Sideways,” via a video for the song. They have also announced some North American tour dates. More

Under the Radar’s Top 25 Debut Albums of 2018

A Soccer Mommy Sends Some Snail Mail to a Flasher, a Goat Girl, and a Serpent with Feet; What a Shame

Dec 21, 2018

Ahead of our forthcoming Top 100 Albums of 2018 list, we present our favorite debut albums of the year. To qualify, an album simply had to be the artist’s first full-length release under their current artist name. More

Nov 01, 2018

Hey Flasher, Halloween was yesterday! Aren’t you a day late to be sharing a new music video featuring devils, strange rituals, and murder? Well, actually there’s a lot more to Flasher’s completely crazy new video for “Material,” so we’ll forgive the timing. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

Flasher Share Video for “Who’s Got Time?”

Constant Image Out Now via Domino

Jun 19, 2018

Washington, DC trio Flasher released their debut album, Constant Image, a couple of week’s back via Domino. Previously they shared videos for “Pressure” (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and “Skim Milk,” as well as the audio for “Who’s Got Time?” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared a video for “Who’s Got Time?” that features the band in hazmat suits wandering a forest. More

Album of the Week: Snail Mail

Lush Out Now via Matador

Jun 08, 2018

In Lindsey Jordan’s short time as Snail Mail, the 18-year-old has cultivated an assured but dedicated following. Harking back to her ‘90s indie rock predecessors such as Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, and even further back to the likes of The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, she offers guitar-centerd songs that don’t whine or moan or even look for a nostalgia in a past that she hasn’t even lived-as seems to be one of the millennial trends nowadays-but find beauty in the mundane and the small details, the likes of which has been done as successfully by only a handful of her contemporaries in recent years. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Love Language, Flasher, The Flaming Lips, and More

Plus Wooden Shjips, James Blake, HAERTS, Mutual Benefit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 25, 2018

It was a bit tough putting together a Songs of the Week this week. Chalk it up to the Memorial Day three-day weekend I guess, but for whatever reason artists, publicists, and labels weren’t overeager to release a lot of great new tracks this week. More

Flasher Share New Song “Who’s Got Time?”

Constant Image Due Out June 8 via Domino

May 24, 2018

Washington, DC trio Flasher are releasing their debut album, Constant Image, on June 8 via Domino. Previously they shared videos for “Pressure” (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and “Skim Milk.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “Who’s Got Time?” More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Courtney Barnett, Hatchie, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Jim James, Wooden Shjips, Amber Arcades, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 27, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we were kind of on vacation, so this week’s post encompasses songs from the last two weeks. And that’s just as well, because this week was light on new tracks, whereas last week was fairly strong (only three of our Top 10 are songs from this week). More

Apr 19, 2018

Washington, DC trio Flasher have announced their debut album, Constant Image, and shared a video for a new song “Pressure.” Constant Image is due out June 8 via Domino. Watch the “Pressure” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates. More



Interviews

Flasher on “Constant Image”

Your Self-Producing Machine

Nov 07, 2018

I changed a Flasher lyric. No, really. When the Washington, D.C. trio first dropped their deterministic anthem “Skim Milk” back in March, the line “garment of vivid pink” sounded to me like “gone in a vivid pink.More


Reviews

Jun 21, 2022

They say that you should avoid politics on a first date. Personally, I’d like to know if my prospective partner is a member of the alt-right before taking things further. Flasher agrees. More

Dec 19, 2018

Brooklyn venue St. Vitus Bar is a metal venue, except when it isn’t. Artists including Girl Band, an act noisy enough to please many metal fans, and Mitski, who is a decidedly non-metal musician, have played the bar’s 300-or-so capacity back room. More

Jun 08, 2018

Rare are the times that anyone can parse through their spiraling doubts stacked against the modern world, let alone conceive a reply. The questions never cease: “Am I original? Is my identity all-consuming? What holds me back?” More