In continuing Beck news (check out the troubadour’s excellent Arcade Fire cover here), last night the musician stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live. (via Watch: Beck Performs “Blue Moon” On Jimmy Kimmel Live | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

In continuing Beck news (check out the troubadour’s excellent Arcade Fire cover here), last night the musician stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live. (via Watch: Beck Performs “Blue Moon” On Jimmy Kimmel Live | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

From our “Music vs. Comedy” issue, a Polaroid of Community’s Danny Pudi as Buddy Holly.

From our “Music vs. Comedy” issue, a Polaroid of Community’s Danny Pudi as Buddy Holly.

tUnE-yArDs’ new video “Water Fountain” (a cut from her forthcoming album Nikki Nack, due out May 6) is nothing short of a frenetic reimagining of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. (via Watch: tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain” Video | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

tUnE-yArDs’ new video “Water Fountain” (a cut from her forthcoming album Nikki Nack, due out May 6) is nothing short of a frenetic reimagining of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. (via Watch: tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain” Video | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

It’s Wednesday—and we’re still talking about Coachella. But even if you’re tired of reading dispatches from the field, this is cool enough to give the whole desert fest another once over. Last weekend, during the second round of Coachella 2014, Beck not only joined Arcade Fire to perform a Prince cover, but also slipped a cover of the band’s classic song “Rebellion (Lies).” (via Watch: Beck Cover Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” At Coachella | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

It’s Wednesday—and we’re still talking about Coachella. But even if you’re tired of reading dispatches from the field, this is cool enough to give the whole desert fest another once over. Last weekend, during the second round of Coachella 2014, Beck not only joined Arcade Fire to perform a Prince cover, but also slipped a cover of the band’s classic song “Rebellion (Lies).” (via Watch: Beck Cover Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” At Coachella | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

A Polaroid from our Best of 2010 cover shoot with Sufjan Stevens. (Backdrop painting by Colleen Police.)

A Polaroid from our Best of 2010 cover shoot with Sufjan Stevens. (Backdrop painting by Colleen Police.)

Over the course of three albums—each arguably better than the last—Annie Clark has established herself as one of indie rock’s most reliably innovative acts. But as her strengths (dazzlingly ornate arrangements, intricately designed wordplay) have generally trended toward the cerebral, the literate, and the sophisticated, her music has never felt particularly dangerous. Like the legendary David Byrne, with whom she collaborated on 2012’s Love This Giant, she has made music to engage the body via the mind while largely bypassing the id. But something seemed to have changed when she performed a slashing and shrieking rendition of Big Black’s famously antisocial “Kerosene” at a tribute concert in May of 2011. After the release of her critically-lauded third album, Strange Mercy, Clark began debuting new, far more aggressive songs at shows, even stage-diving on occasion. With her self-titled fourth album, Clark is ready to throw some punches. (via St. Vincent: Digital Ashes Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Over the course of three albums—each arguably better than the last—Annie Clark has established herself as one of indie rock’s most reliably innovative acts. But as her strengths (dazzlingly ornate arrangements, intricately designed wordplay) have generally trended toward the cerebral, the literate, and the sophisticated, her music has never felt particularly dangerous. Like the legendary David Byrne, with whom she collaborated on 2012’s Love This Giant, she has made music to engage the body via the mind while largely bypassing the id. But something seemed to have changed when she performed a slashing and shrieking rendition of Big Black’s famously antisocial “Kerosene” at a tribute concert in May of 2011. After the release of her critically-lauded third album, Strange Mercy, Clark began debuting new, far more aggressive songs at shows, even stage-diving on occasion. With her self-titled fourth album, Clark is ready to throw some punches. (via St. Vincent: Digital Ashes Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)