Euphoria and celebration feature heavily in the music of U.K. duo and recent Sub Pop signees THUMPERS, whose sound is anchored in two decades of friendship and endurance. (via Thumpers: Wise Heads and Beating Hearts - Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Euphoria and celebration feature heavily in the music of U.K. duo and recent Sub Pop signees THUMPERS, whose sound is anchored in two decades of friendship and endurance. (via Thumpers: Wise Heads and Beating Hearts - Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Euphoria and celebration feature heavily in the music of U.K. duo and recent Sub Pop signees THUMPERS, whose sound is anchored in two decades of friendship and endurance. (via Thumpers: Wise Heads and Beating Hearts - Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Euphoria and celebration feature heavily in the music of U.K. duo and recent Sub Pop signees THUMPERS, whose sound is anchored in two decades of friendship and endurance. (via Thumpers: Wise Heads and Beating Hearts - Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Los Angeles-based Hands are the newest in dance rock addictions. (Fans of Friendly Fires and Hot Chip, you’ve been put on notice.) (via media | Under The Radar)

Los Angeles-based Hands are the newest in dance rock addictions. (Fans of Friendly Fires and Hot Chip, you’ve been put on notice.) (via media | Under The Radar)

Earlier this morning tribal mask-wearing producer SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome) made an appearance on BBC 1 Live Lounge to play a few tracks for the show’s greater listening audience. With regular collaborator Sampha on vocals, SBTRKT played through a rendition his own dubstep/soul track “Hold On” from his self-titled debut. The real treat however, came when Jerome premiered a cover of Friendly Fires’ “Blue Cassette.” (via Listen: SBTRKT Covers Friendly Fires | Under The Radar)

Earlier this morning tribal mask-wearing producer SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome) made an appearance on BBC 1 Live Lounge to play a few tracks for the show’s greater listening audience. With regular collaborator Sampha on vocals, SBTRKT played through a rendition his own dubstep/soul track “Hold On” from his self-titled debut. The real treat however, came when Jerome premiered a cover of Friendly Fires’ “Blue Cassette.” (via Listen: SBTRKT Covers Friendly Fires | Under The Radar)

Classic interview: 
Friendly Fires, hailing from St. Albans, England, burst on the scene with a rousing, danceable cover of Jamie Principle’s infamous house cut “Your Love,” a far cry from their beginnings as a hardcore band. Bassist/singer Ed MacFarlane, guitarist Edd Gibson, and drummer Jack Savidge began playing together at age 13, finding inspiration in hardcore legends like Gorilla Biscuits. Inevitably, they got older, and they began to embrace house music and IDM. “We discovered that what we liked most is really lush, epic dance music,” says MacFarlane via e-mail. “That’s when we got heavily into Kompakt Records and deep German techno.” (via :.. Friendly Fires | Under The Radar ..:)

Classic interview: 

Friendly Fires, hailing from St. Albans, England, burst on the scene with a rousing, danceable cover of Jamie Principle’s infamous house cut “Your Love,” a far cry from their beginnings as a hardcore band. Bassist/singer Ed MacFarlane, guitarist Edd Gibson, and drummer Jack Savidge began playing together at age 13, finding inspiration in hardcore legends like Gorilla Biscuits. Inevitably, they got older, and they began to embrace house music and IDM. “We discovered that what we liked most is really lush, epic dance music,” says MacFarlane via e-mail. “That’s when we got heavily into Kompakt Records and deep German techno.” (via :.. Friendly Fires | Under The Radar ..:)

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more.
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Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more.

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#36 - Music vs. Comedy
Under the Radar has a special Music vs. Comedyissue that streets this week. In this issue indie rock musicians and comedians interview each other.Aziz Ansari (NBC’s Parks & Recreation) appears on the cover as David Bowie and for the issue he talked to both Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Other such music vs. comedy interview matchups include The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne vs. David Cross (IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Arrested Development), Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam vs. Nick Offerman (NBC’sParks & Recreation), Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen vs. Ty Burrell (ABC’s Modern Family), and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark vs. Patton Oswalt(Ratatouille).
“Quick problem. I thought you were a professional figure skater, so I prepared a bunch of figure skating questions.” – Aziz Ansari to Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick
“I’m a very intermediate sax player, but now that Rob Lowe is on my show, I had to cop to him. Like, ‘Dude your ridiculous fake sax playing [in St. Elmo’s Fire] inspired me to pick up a horn.’” – Nick Offerman
Ty Burrell: “In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that, at the moment, I’m wearing a wristband…from the Australian Open and nothing else.”
Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen: “I will hereby take my pants off then.”
Other comedians interviewed in the issue include Carrie Brownstein (IFC’s Portlandia), Donald Glover(NBC’s Community), Ed Helms (NBC’s The Office, The Hangover Part II), Ellie Kemper (NBC’s The Office, Bridesmaids), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Henry Rollins (Black Flag frontman and comedian), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up, Paper Heart), Reggie Watts (Conan), and more.
“When you have Ken Jeong naked next to you when you’re doing a scene, it’s pretty easy to stay loose.” – Danny Pudi
“I think that music at inappropriate times with inappropriate volumes can be the funniest thing ever.” – Ed Helms
“I ended up majoring in English, which I’m not particularly fluent in.” – Ellie Kemper
Many of the articles feature hilarious photo-shoots with comedians dressed as iconic musicians: Aziz Ansari as David Bowie, LL Cool J, Nilsson, and Bruce Springsteen; Ty Burrell as Joni Mitchell; David Cross as The Who’s Keith Moon; Nick Offerman as Willie Nelson; Patton Oswalt as Prince; and Charlyne Yi as Elton John.
The issue also includes interviews with some exciting new artists in the “Pleased to Meet You” section: James Blake, Cat’s Eyes, EMA, Memoryhouse, The Stepkids, Still Corners.
“The Horrors sound the way they do because of personality clashes, five people in a room arguing, and that’s the way it works best. Cat’s Eyes sounds the way it does because of two people very much in agreement.” - The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on his Cat’s Eyes project.
“I would do a kindergarten class in Berkeley, and then I’d go to Emeryville, which is essentially West Oakland, and try and control a room full of teenagers with tats and grills.” – EMA’s Erika M. Anderson on her days as a substitute teacher
“I’m more worried about the way [hype] changes what’s important to me than what a guy says on a blog.” – James Blake
The issue also includes coverage of SXSW and Coachella; and 150+ reviews of albums, books, comic books, DVDs, films, TV shows, and video games including releases by: Adventure, Johan Agebjorn, Africa HiTech, Alexander, An Horse, The Antlers, About Group, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Augustana, Austra, Autechre, Bass Drum of Death, Battles, David Bazan, Beady Eye, The Bell Brigade, Bibio, Maggie Bjorklund, Black Lips, James Blake, Brown Recluse, Bill Callahan, Cat’s Eyes, The Cars, The Chemical Brothers, Cold Cave, Edwyn Collins, Crystal Stilts, Cults, Dag for Dag, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, Dengue Fever, Elbow, The Elected, EMA, Explosions in the Sky, The Feelies, The Felice Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Fredrik, Gang Gang Dance, Generationals, Glasvegas, The Globes, Hauschka, The Head and the Heart, Helvetia, The High Llamas, Holy Ghost!, Iggy Pop, I’m From Barcelona, Jessica 6, Joan As Police Woman, Joan of Arc, Jonny, The Joy Formidable, Booker T. Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ladytron, Sondre Lerche, Love, Low, Nick Lowe, Julian Lynch, Magnetic Man, Maritime, Mazes, Cass McCombs, Moby, My Morning Jacket, Thurston Moore, Peter Murphy, NODZZZ, Agnes Obel, of Montreal, Oh Land, Okkervil River, Roy Orbison, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Panda Bear, People Like Us, Ponytail, Prefuse 73, Queen, Quintron, Radiohead, The Raveonettes, Gruff Rhys, Ringo Deathstarr, The Rosebuds, Royal Bangs, Raphael Saadiq, The Sea and Cake, Secret Cities, Seapony, Sloan, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Sounds, Southeast Engine, The Strokes, Thao & Mirah, Timber Timbre, Times New Viking, Tindersticks, Alexander Tucker, TV on the Radio, Vetiver, Vivian Girls, Loudon Wainwright III, Wild Beasts, The Wooden Birds, Woods, Young Windows, Zomes, and more.
Under the Radar is distributed across the USA and Canada on newsstands, in independent record and book stores, and at such chains as Borders, Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Books-A-Million. Click here for an interactive map of U.S. stores that carry Under the Radar, just enter your zipcode to find a store near you. And click here for an interactive mao of Canadian stores that carry Under the Radar.
More pull quotes from the issue:
“I want to be able to shoot laser beams out of my hands at people. That’s the kind of stuff that you think all bands should do, but they don’t, and I can’t understand why most bands don’t want to do it.” – Wayne Coyne
“I think that should be a mantra for every artist. We can do whatever the fuck we want, and why wouldn’t we?” – David Cross
“Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they’re not dark and dangerous.” – Patton Oswalt
 “I could write 10 tone poems and turn it in, but [my label] probably wouldn’t be that happy with me.” – St. Vincent’s Annie Clark
“I wanted [our new album] to come with shoes, where the only time the music played was when you were stepping, so as you walked, you’d have to walk for like 16 miles to hear the whole record.” – TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek
“The next TV on the Radio [album] should come out in like the weirdest way, like an air freshener. When you spray it, you hear little bits of the song.” – Aziz Ansari to TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek
“You used to have to beg and be the busboy to do standup. I got on Community because people saw my videos on YouTube, which were free.” – Donald Glover
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#36 - Music vs. Comedy

Under the Radar has a special Music vs. Comedyissue that streets this week. In this issue indie rock musicians and comedians interview each other.Aziz Ansari (NBC’s Parks & Recreation) appears on the cover as David Bowie and for the issue he talked to both Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Other such music vs. comedy interview matchups include The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne vs. David Cross (IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd MargaretArrested Development), Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam vs. Nick Offerman (NBC’sParks & Recreation), Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen vs. Ty Burrell (ABC’s Modern Family), and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark vs. Patton Oswalt(Ratatouille).

“Quick problem. I thought you were a professional figure skater, so I prepared a bunch of figure skating questions.” – Aziz Ansari to Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick

“I’m a very intermediate sax player, but now that Rob Lowe is on my show, I had to cop to him. Like, ‘Dude your ridiculous fake sax playing [in St. Elmo’s Fire] inspired me to pick up a horn.’” – Nick Offerman

Ty Burrell: “In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that, at the moment, I’m wearing a wristband…from the Australian Open and nothing else.”

Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen: “I will hereby take my pants off then.”

Other comedians interviewed in the issue include Carrie Brownstein (IFC’s Portlandia), Donald Glover(NBC’s Community), Ed Helms (NBC’s The OfficeThe Hangover Part II), Ellie Kemper (NBC’s The OfficeBridesmaids), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Henry Rollins (Black Flag frontman and comedian), Charlyne Yi (Knocked UpPaper Heart), Reggie Watts (Conan), and more.

“When you have Ken Jeong naked next to you when you’re doing a scene, it’s pretty easy to stay loose.” – Danny Pudi

“I think that music at inappropriate times with inappropriate volumes can be the funniest thing ever.” – Ed Helms

“I ended up majoring in English, which I’m not particularly fluent in.” – Ellie Kemper

Many of the articles feature hilarious photo-shoots with comedians dressed as iconic musicians: Aziz Ansari as David Bowie, LL Cool J, Nilsson, and Bruce Springsteen; Ty Burrell as Joni Mitchell; David Cross as The Who’s Keith Moon; Nick Offerman as Willie Nelson; Patton Oswalt as Prince; and Charlyne Yi as Elton John.

The issue also includes interviews with some exciting new artists in the “Pleased to Meet You” section: James BlakeCat’s EyesEMAMemoryhouseThe StepkidsStill Corners.

“The Horrors sound the way they do because of personality clashes, five people in a room arguing, and that’s the way it works best. Cat’s Eyes sounds the way it does because of two people very much in agreement.” - The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on his Cat’s Eyes project.

“I would do a kindergarten class in Berkeley, and then I’d go to Emeryville, which is essentially West Oakland, and try and control a room full of teenagers with tats and grills.” – EMA’s Erika M. Anderson on her days as a substitute teacher

“I’m more worried about the way [hype] changes what’s important to me than what a guy says on a blog.” – James Blake

The issue also includes coverage of SXSW and Coachella; and 150+ reviews of albums, books, comic books, DVDs, films, TV shows, and video games including releases by: Adventure, Johan Agebjorn, Africa HiTech, Alexander, An Horse, The Antlers, About Group, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Augustana, Austra, Autechre, Bass Drum of Death, Battles, David Bazan, Beady Eye, The Bell Brigade, Bibio, Maggie Bjorklund, Black Lips, James Blake, Brown Recluse, Bill Callahan, Cat’s Eyes, The Cars, The Chemical Brothers, Cold Cave, Edwyn Collins, Crystal Stilts, Cults, Dag for Dag, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, Dengue Fever, Elbow, The Elected, EMA, Explosions in the Sky, The Feelies, The Felice Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Fredrik, Gang Gang Dance, Generationals, Glasvegas, The Globes, Hauschka, The Head and the Heart, Helvetia, The High Llamas, Holy Ghost!, Iggy Pop, I’m From Barcelona, Jessica 6, Joan As Police Woman, Joan of Arc, Jonny, The Joy Formidable, Booker T. Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ladytron, Sondre Lerche, Love, Low, Nick Lowe, Julian Lynch, Magnetic Man, Maritime, Mazes, Cass McCombs, Moby, My Morning Jacket, Thurston Moore, Peter Murphy, NODZZZ, Agnes Obel, of Montreal, Oh Land, Okkervil River, Roy Orbison, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Panda Bear, People Like Us, Ponytail, Prefuse 73, Queen, Quintron, Radiohead, The Raveonettes, Gruff Rhys, Ringo Deathstarr, The Rosebuds, Royal Bangs, Raphael Saadiq, The Sea and Cake, Secret Cities, Seapony, Sloan, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Sounds, Southeast Engine, The Strokes, Thao & Mirah, Timber Timbre, Times New Viking, Tindersticks, Alexander Tucker, TV on the Radio, Vetiver, Vivian Girls, Loudon Wainwright III, Wild Beasts, The Wooden Birds, Woods, Young Windows, Zomes, and more.

Under the Radar is distributed across the USA and Canada on newsstands, in independent record and book stores, and at such chains as Borders, Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Books-A-Million. Click here for an interactive map of U.S. stores that carry Under the Radar, just enter your zipcode to find a store near you. And click here for an interactive mao of Canadian stores that carry Under the Radar.

More pull quotes from the issue:

“I want to be able to shoot laser beams out of my hands at people. That’s the kind of stuff that you think all bands should do, but they don’t, and I can’t understand why most bands don’t want to do it.” – Wayne Coyne

“I think that should be a mantra for every artist. We can do whatever the fuck we want, and why wouldn’t we?” – David Cross

“Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they’re not dark and dangerous.” – Patton Oswalt

 “I could write 10 tone poems and turn it in, but [my label] probably wouldn’t be that happy with me.” – St. Vincent’s Annie Clark

“I wanted [our new album] to come with shoes, where the only time the music played was when you were stepping, so as you walked, you’d have to walk for like 16 miles to hear the whole record.” – TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek

“The next TV on the Radio [album] should come out in like the weirdest way, like an air freshener. When you spray it, you hear little bits of the song.” – Aziz Ansari to TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek

“You used to have to beg and be the busboy to do standup. I got on Community because people saw my videos on YouTube, which were free.” – Donald Glover

Subscribe to Print Edition

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Interviews

Garfunkel and Oates
Neil Hamburger

Reviews

Codes and Keys
Eye Contact
Gloss Drop
Loud Planes Fly Low 
Pala
The Belle Brigade

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Issue #30 - Winter 2010 - Vampire Weekend
Feb 28, 2010
Vampire Weekend graces the cover of Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue and the issue features an in-depth 10-page article on the band (whose sophomore album, Contra, recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts) that incorporates interviews with all four members and an exclusive photo-shoot with the band.
"From the very beginning we realized that it’s not a cycle of hype and backlash. Those are two things that exist continuously." - Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig
Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 
The Anticipated Albums of 2010 section includes in-the-studio interviews with several notable artists putting out new albums later this year, including interviews with the following:
Broken Social Scene  The Dears  Rose Elinor Dougall Dr. Dog  The Drums  Friendly Fires  The Go! Team  Here We Go MagicJónsi (from Sigur Rós)  Laura Marling  MGMT  The New Pornographers  of Montreal  Panda Bear  School of Seven Bells  She & Him  Superchunk 
"Some days I think we made an adult-contemporary record, some days I think we made a rock record. It sounds like Broken Social Scene, but it doesn’t have the insanity or the bombastic energy of our other albums." - Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew
Pleased to Meet - New Artists in 2010 
Our New Artists in 2010 section features interviews with 12 amazing new artists we’re excited about, including these artists:
Avi Buffalo  Casiokids  Delphic  Esben and the Witch  Everything Everything  Kissaway Trail  Lawrence Arabia  The Middle East  Pepper Rabbit  Real Estate  Summer Camp  Surfer Blood
"We’d just written some songs in our flat in Manchester, and having fat cats come up from London to take us out for meals wasn’t something we expected." - Delphic’s Matt Cocksedge
Detection
The Detection section includes interviews with the following:
Charlotte Gainsbourg  Love Is All’s Josephine Olausson (Self-Portrait)Midlake  Owen Pallett YeasayerBill Willingham (the writer/creator of DC/Vertigo Comics’ Fables)
"It was a really tough time because I had writer’s block too. At one point we even considered not continuing as a band anymore." - Midlake’s Tim Smith

Interviews
Avi BuffaloCharlotte GainsbourgFablesOwen Pallett
Reviews
A Prophet (Un prophète)Avi BuffaloChloeGoHead FirstHiddenHigh Places vs. Mankindjj nº 3La La LandOur InventionsParenthoodSons of Tucson (Sundays 9:30/8:30 Central)The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring NightTwo Thousand and Ten InjuriesWork


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Issue #30 - Winter 2010 - Vampire Weekend

Feb 28, 2010

Vampire Weekend graces the cover of Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue and the issue features an in-depth 10-page article on the band (whose sophomore album, Contra, recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts) that incorporates interviews with all four members and an exclusive photo-shoot with the band.

"From the very beginning we realized that it’s not a cycle of hype and backlash. Those are two things that exist continuously." - Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 

The Anticipated Albums of 2010 section includes in-the-studio interviews with several notable artists putting out new albums later this year, including interviews with the following:

Broken Social Scene  
The Dears  
Rose Elinor Dougall 
Dr. Dog  
The Drums  
Friendly Fires  
The Go! Team  
Here We Go Magic
Jónsi (from Sigur Rós)  
Laura Marling  
MGMT  
The New Pornographers  
of Montreal  
Panda Bear  
School of Seven Bells  
She & Him  
Superchunk 

"Some days I think we made an adult-contemporary record, some days I think we made a rock record. It sounds like Broken Social Scene, but it doesn’t have the insanity or the bombastic energy of our other albums." - Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew

Pleased to Meet - New Artists in 2010 

Our New Artists in 2010 section features interviews with 12 amazing new artists we’re excited about, including these artists:

Avi Buffalo  
Casiokids  
Delphic  
Esben and the Witch  
Everything Everything  
Kissaway Trail  
Lawrence Arabia  
The Middle East  
Pepper Rabbit  
Real Estate  
Summer Camp  
Surfer Blood

"We’d just written some songs in our flat in Manchester, and having fat cats come up from London to take us out for meals wasn’t something we expected." - Delphic’s Matt Cocksedge

Detection

The Detection section includes interviews with the following:

Charlotte Gainsbourg  
Love Is All’s Josephine Olausson (Self-Portrait)
Midlake  
Owen Pallett 
Yeasayer
Bill Willingham (the writer/creator of DC/Vertigo Comics’ Fables)

"It was a really tough time because I had writer’s block too. At one point we even considered not continuing as a band anymore." - Midlake’s Tim Smith

Interviews

Avi Buffalo
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Fables
Owen Pallett

Reviews

A Prophet (Un prophète)
Avi Buffalo
Chloe
Go
Head First
Hidden
High Places vs. Mankind
jj nº 3
La La Land
Our Inventions
Parenthood
Sons of Tucson (Sundays 9:30/8:30 Central)
The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
Work

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Issue #20 Winter 2008 - She & Him

Detection:
Black Mountain • British Sea Power • Hot Chip 
Pleased to Meet You / New Artists for 2008:
A Place to Bury Strangers • Atlas Sound • Elias and the Wizzkids • Fleet Foxes • Friendly Fires • Glasvegas • Kutiman • Magic Arm • The Mary Onettes • MGMT • My Best Fiend • No Kids • Pacific! • Candie Payne • The School • The Tough Alliance
2007 Artist Survey:
The Aliens • Arcade Fire • Art Brut • The Besnard Lakes • Bloc Party • Camera Obscura • Caribou • Fujiya & Miyagi • Ed Harcourt • The Helio Sequence • Joan As Police Woman • Le Loup • Sondre Lerche • Loney Dear • The Long Blondes • Metric • Modest Mouse • My Brightest Diamond • Peter Bjorn and John • Sally Shapiro • Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings • Simian Mobile Disco • Stars • Sunset Rubdown • Super Furry Animals • Tegan & Sara • The Twilight Sad • Xiu Xiu
The Most Anticipated Albums of 2008:
A Camp • The Black Angels • Camera Obscura • Brendan Canning • CSS • The Dears • Death Cab for Cutie • The Duke Spirit • The Faint • The Flaming Lips • The Hold Steady • Ladytron • Love Is All • Metric • Mew • Midlake • My Brightest Diamond • My Morning Jacket • Mystery Jets • Peter Bjorn and John • Serena Maneesh • Spiritualized • Tilly and the Wall • Viva Voce • Patrick Wolf • She & Him
Plus:
Over 140 CDs, DVDs, Books, Films, TV Shows, Video Games, and Comic Books reviewed!
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Interviews
A Place to Bury StrangersFriendly FiresGlasvegas

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Issue #20 Winter 2008 - She & Him

Detection:

Black Mountain • British Sea Power • Hot Chip 

Pleased to Meet You / New Artists for 2008:

A Place to Bury Strangers • Atlas Sound • Elias and the Wizzkids • Fleet Foxes • Friendly Fires • Glasvegas • Kutiman • Magic Arm • The Mary Onettes • MGMT • My Best Fiend • No Kids • Pacific! • Candie Payne • The School • The Tough Alliance

2007 Artist Survey:

The Aliens • Arcade Fire • Art Brut • The Besnard Lakes • Bloc Party • Camera Obscura • Caribou • Fujiya & Miyagi • Ed Harcourt • The Helio Sequence • Joan As Police Woman • Le Loup • Sondre Lerche • Loney Dear • The Long Blondes • Metric • Modest Mouse • My Brightest Diamond • Peter Bjorn and John • Sally Shapiro • Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings • Simian Mobile Disco • Stars • Sunset Rubdown • Super Furry Animals • Tegan & Sara • The Twilight Sad • Xiu Xiu

The Most Anticipated Albums of 2008:

A Camp • The Black Angels • Camera Obscura • Brendan Canning • CSS • The Dears • Death Cab for Cutie • The Duke Spirit • The Faint • The Flaming Lips • The Hold Steady • Ladytron • Love Is All • Metric • Mew • Midlake • My Brightest Diamond • My Morning Jacket • Mystery Jets • Peter Bjorn and John • Serena Maneesh • Spiritualized • Tilly and the Wall • Viva Voce • Patrick Wolf • She & Him

Plus:

Over 140 CDs, DVDs, Books, Films, TV Shows, Video Games, and Comic Books reviewed!

Buy Back Issue

Interviews

A Place to Bury Strangers
Friendly Fires
Glasvegas

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:.. Friendly Fires at the Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA | Under The Radar ..:

Seeing Friendly Fires live is a bit like stepping into a disco ball. Audibly at least. The sound swirls around you, tightly wound verses exploding into lush, melodic choruses. (In the case of this happening at the Henry Fonda, way too loudly and far too filled with distortion.) Look closely—you can see the sparkles in the air.