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Mar 17, 2022

Toronto-based duo Ducks Ltd. have shared a cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1989 song “Head On.” The cover features vocals from Sarah Tudzin of illuminati hotties, and it is the duo’s first release from their newly announced cover series titled The Sincerest Form of Flattery. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kamasi Washington, My Idea, and More

Plus SASAMI, Lucy Dacus, Röyksopp, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 04, 2022

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2022. This week saw the start of the Winter Olympics in China, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day, the U.S. military took out the head of ISIS, and tensions continued between Russia and the Ukraine. More

illuminati hotties Shares New Song “Sandwich Sharer”

Let Me Do One More Out Now via Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless; Tour Starts Next Week

Feb 02, 2022

Illuminati hotties (the project of singer/songwriter Sarah Tudzin) has shared a brand new song, “Sandwich Sharer.” It follows her 2021 album, Let Me Do One More, released last October via Snack Shack Tracks in partnership with Hopeless Records, and comes ahead of her tour that starts next week. More

Jan 07, 2022

2021 began and ended in a state of uncertainty, but was still a fruitful year for new music. Here are Under the Radar‘s 100 favorite albums from the year. More

Pom Pom Squad Collabs With illuminati hotties on New Single “Until It Stops”

Out Now via Spotify as Part of Their Fresh Finds Program

Nov 10, 2021

Pom Pom Squad (Brooklyn-based four piece led by Mia Berrin) have collaborated with illuminati hotties (aka Sarah Tudzin) on their new single “Until It Stops.” It is one of the latest singles to be released from Spotify’s Fresh Finds program, which pairs songwriters and producers together to create original songs recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York. More

Fenne Lily Announces 2022 Tour with illuminati hotties, Vinyl Issue of “BREECH (Acoustic)”

BREECH (Acoustic) Vinyl Due Out February 11, 2022 via Dead Oceans

Sep 21, 2021

Bristol-based singer/songwriter Fenne Lily has announced a 2022 tour in which she will be co-headlining alongside illuminati hotties. Lily has also announced a vinyl release of her BREECH (Acoustic) EP, set to be released on February 11, 2022 via Dead Oceans. More

illuminati hotties Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism”

Let Me Do One More Due Out October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks in Partnership with Hopeless Records

Sep 08, 2021

Illuminati hotties (the project of singer/songwriter Sarah Tudzin) is releasing a new album, Let Me Do One More, on October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks in partnership with Hopeless Records. Now she has shared another song from it, “Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism.” It was shared via a lyric video directed by Tyler Coray and Ansley Lee. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Penelope Isles, Indigo De Souza, Piroshka, and More

Plus Big Red Machine, Ora the Molecule, Low, illuminati hotties, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 23, 2021

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a nice week for new music, with some strong new singles (some connected to album announcements) and some wonderful album tracks we’ve long wanted to share with our readers and can now that the albums are out. We had enough tracks for a Top 12 this week, but many of the honorable mentions are worthy too. More

illuminati hotties Shares Lyric Video for New Song “u v v p” (Feat. Buck Meek)

Let Me Do One More Due Out October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks in Partnership with Hopeless Records

Jul 22, 2021

Illuminati hotties (the project of singer/songwriter Sarah Tudzin) is releasing a new album, Let Me Do One More, on October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks in Partnership with Hopeless Records. Now she has shared another song from it, the country-tinged “u v v p,” which features Buck Meek from Big Thief, whose vocals come in at the end. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, W.H. Lung, The Goon Sax, and More

Plus Jessie Ware, José González, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 11, 2021

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2021. Admittedly, there weren’t too many new songs that overly impressed us this week. We almost considered taking a week off. But there were enough tracks of note to keep us in the game. Still, we only came up with a Top 8, instead of our usual Top 10 (or sometimes we have an expanded Top 12). More

illuminati hotties Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Pool Hopping”

Let Me Do One More Due Out October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks in Partnership with Hopeless Records

Jun 10, 2021

Illuminati hotties (the project of singer/songwriter Sarah Tudzin) has announced a new album, Let Me Do One More, and shared a new song from it, “Pool Hopping,” via a video for the single. Let Me Do One More is due out October 1 via her new label Snack Shack Tracks, which is in partnership with Los Angeles-based indie label Hopeless. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kero Kero Bonito, Wolf Alice, Gruff Rhys, John Grant, and More

Plus UV-TV, CHVRCHES, Iceage, Pom Pom Squad, Yola, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 23, 2021

Welcome to the 15th Songs of the Week of 2021.The big Under the Radar news was that on Wednesday we announced our new print issue. The issue features Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the two covers and is another edition of The Protest Issue, which examines the intersection of music and politics and features musicians photographed with protest signs of their own making. More

illuminati hotties Launch New Label, Share Video for New Song “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA”

Snack Shack Tracks is in Partnership with Hopeless Records

Apr 21, 2021

Illuminati hotties (the band led by singer and songwriter Sarah Tudzin) has launched a new label, Snack Shack Tracks, and shared the label’s first song, “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA” (which is just pronounced as “MOO!”), via a video for it. Snack Shack Tracks is in partnership with Los Angeles-based indie label Hopeless Records. More

Under the Radar Announces The Protest Issue with Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the Covers

Issue 68 Out Now and Also Includes Julien Baker, Wolf Alice, Tegan and Sara, Arlo Parks, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Shamir, Lucy Dacus, Valerie June, David Byrne, Julian Casablancas, and Much More

Apr 21, 2021

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 Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the two covers and is another edition of The Protest Issue, which examines the intersection of music and politics and features musicians photographed with protest signs of their own making. More

Nov 02, 2020

With tomorrow’s election day looming and millions of Americans already voting early, we put the word out to see if any musicians wanted to write about why they were voting for Former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in a series we are simply calling Why I’m Voting for Biden. Sarah Tudzin of illuminati hotties wrote this entry, giving us just a brief and to the point statement. More



Interviews

Oct 04, 2021

Sarah Tudzin, aka illuminati hotties, has a unique way of stretching pop dynamics like silly putty, shaping them into her own self-coined “tenderpunk” vernacular. A former student of the Berklee College of Music and already a seasoned engineer in her mid-20s, her own pet project was initially meant as a reference point for clientele who wished to make good use of her unique set of skills. More


Reviews

Oct 05, 2021

Illuminati hotties mastermind Sarah Tudzin is in control of pretty much every aspect of the band’s aesthetic, from writing to production to creating her own genre, labelling it “tender punk.” More