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Jun 27, 2023

Los Angeles-based experimental jazz collective High Pulp are releasing a new album, Days in the Desert. Now they have shared another song from it, “Unified Dakotas,” which features Jeff Parker of Tortoise on guitar. More

Jun 08, 2022

Sam Prekop of The Sea and Cake and John McEntire of Tortoise have announced the release of their debut collaborative album, Sons Of, which will be out on July 22. They have also shared a single from the album, “A Ghost at Noon.” More

First-Annual Midwinter is a Call and Response Between Music and Artwork

A Preview of Pitchfork's New Festival at The Art Institute of Chicago

Feb 08, 2019

A weekend of eclectic live music is known as a festival. But what if the general basis of a music festival was deliberately altered beyond recognition? More

Premiere: Tortoise Live at Le Guess Who 2016

This Year’s Event Goes Down Nov 9-12 in Utrecht, Netherlands

Aug 31, 2017

We at Under the Radar are unabashed fans of Le Guess Who?, held yearly in Utrecht, Netherlands. More

Tortoise Announce First New Album Since 2009, Share “Gesceap” and Announce Tour

The Catastrophist Due Out January 22, 2016 via Thrill Jockey

Oct 06, 2015

Chicago experimental music mainstays Tortoise have announced their first new album since 2009 and shared the first single from it. The Catastrophist is due out January 22, 2016 via Thrill Jockey. Below you can listen to its first single, “Gesceap.” Also below are a bunch of tour dates. More

Jul 01, 2010

Recently, we reported that Thurston Moore and Tortoise had stopped by Beck’s Record club, joining the eclectic troubadour in recording an album in a day. Today, that album was announced: Yanni: Live at the Acropolis. We have the first video.


Thrill Jockey Offers Limited 12” Subscription Club

Seven Limited Release 12" Available at Reduced Rates for Subscribers

Aug 18, 2009

Thrill Jockey Records announces a 12” Subscription Club featuring Pit Er Pat, Tortoise, Thank You, Pontiak, White Hills, Javelin, and Mi Ami. Save some money and guarantee yourself a copy today! More

Tortoise Gets Remixed for New 12-inch

Two-Song Remix 12-inch Out August 18th

Aug 06, 2009

Thought Tortoise was busy sitting on their laurels after their first studio album in five years? You thought wrong! Following up one good thing with another release, the band has just announced a two-song 12-inch, out August 18th. More

Tortoise’s Slow-Coming Album and Summer Tour

After Years of Silence, Chicago Band Hits the Road in Support of Beacons of Ancestorship

May 26, 2009

Chicago-based Tortoise are set to release their first record in over five years and tour in its support. More