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Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow Remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls Covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart Remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, and Others

Jul 25, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar’s weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we’ve got new songs by SBTRKT (featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig), Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, Esben and the Witch, Owl John, Electric Youth, and more. More

Listen: Halls Covers Cat Power’s “The Greatest”

From Love To Give Extended Edition

Jul 23, 2014

Sam Howard, aka Halls, is rereleasing his 2013 album Love To Give as an extended edition next month. As a teaser, here’s a track from the deluxe vinyl and CD reissues. It’s a cover of Cat Power’s “The Greatest.” More

Listen: Halls – “Aside”

Love to Give Is Due Out Feb 10 Via No Pain in Pop

Jan 30, 2014

Former “Pleased to Meet You” artist Halls will return on Feb 10 with his sophomore album Love to Give. More

Premiere: Halls Mixtape

A Ghostly Blend

Nov 07, 2012

Today’s entry in our ongoing mixtape series comes from London-based musician Sam Howard, who performs under the name Halls. More

New Under the Radar Rdio Playlist – October 2012

What’s in Heavy Rotation at Under the Radar’s Offices Right Now

Oct 25, 2012

Here’s a new playlist we’ve made over at Rdio featuring some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation in the Under the Radar offices of late. Some are artists interviewed in our last two issues, others might be interviewed in future issues, and the rest are just songs we’re really into. More

Oct 18, 2012

Out now, Halls’ debut album Ark is a stunning blend of dark electronics, orchestral flourishes, and sole proprietor Sam Howard’s haunting falsetto. More

Stream Halls Debut Album “Ark”

Out October 15 Via No Pain in Pop

Oct 12, 2012

On October 15, London-based musician Halls will release his debut full-length Ark. More




Reviews

Ark

Nov 20, 2012

“I’ll build you up to pull you down, tie you to the stake and watch you burn in hell,” sang Thom Yorke on “Cuttooth,” one of the NEU!-ish B-sides to Radiohead’s 2001 single “Knives Out.” The lyrics could easily have referred to the plethora of young musicians whose voices sway between tenor and falsetto and are accompanied by glitch electronica, thus leading to the inevitable comparisons with Yorke himselfwhich is where 21-year-old South Londoner Sam Howard, aka Halls, slots neatly in. More