The term supergroup is usually associated with musicians from established bands joining together to create what (to some ears) is unlistenable music e.g. ELP, or more recently, and very listenable, Them Crooked Vultures.
Since the release of last year's Hour of the Dawn, Katy Goodman's La Sera project has kept relatively quiet. Fortunately, Goodman and company have returned today with a video for "10 Headed Goat Wizard," an effervescent highlight from that 2014 LP.
Whether you're working hard or hardly working, this Labor Day weekend Under the Radar is having a big sale on subscriptions and back issues. It started today and runs through the entire long weekend, until Monday at midnight.
PINS' recent sophomore album, Wild Nights, is out via Bella Union. Now the British all-girl band have released a video for "Dazed By You." The video consists of Super-8 footage of their recent North American tour.
Last month Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) released via Warp a new EP, orphaned deejay selek 2006-2008, under his AFX name. Today he has shared "umil 25-01," which was a bonus track for listeners who purchased the EP via Bleep. Listen below via Spotify.
Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) released his new solo album, Brace the Wave, today via Joyful Noise. In honor of its release, today he's also shared a new video for "Repeat." Directed by Adam Harding, it chronicles Barlow unsuccessfully trying to video chat with someone via Facetime while also performing the song in a hotel room.
The daughter of a Peruvian father and American mother, Marela grew up listening to a mix of traditional folk music. Though she took up the acoustic guitar and began writing her own songs in high school, it wasn't until Marela presented and played a four song EP for a senior project that her classmates even became aware of her extracurricular interest.
The Dead Weather's new album, Dodge and Burn, is due out September 25 via Third Man. Just yesterday the band led by Jack White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart shared a live performance video for the single "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" (which has already gotten a regular music video). Now they have shared another song, "Cop and […]
Video games have come a long way since Pong; this is extremely evident in Matt Sainsbury's gorgeous new coffee table book.Game Art highlights the stunning visuals from 40 incredibly varied modern video games, produced by both independent and major studios.
Welcome to Under the Radar's Weekly Playlist, where we compile the best tracks to debut online in the last week (or thereabouts). In this mix we've got new songs by Battles, Animal Collective, Joanna Gruesome, Chad Valley, Younghusband, and more; plus New Order, The Legends, and Young Galaxy get remixed.
For years, decades even, Yo La Tengo have inhabited the role of the indie mainstay; "business as usual" could describe any of their albums since the mid-aughts at least. That makes Yo La Tengo sound like a band who sticks to one successful sound, however, which couldn't be further from the truth.
New York collective detail their debut EP...Matt FX is a New York muso with a great deal on his plate. Official music supervisor for the Comedy Central smash show Broad City (executive produced by Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation fame) as well as the American remake of SKINS (now sadly defunct) the 23 year-old is also finding time to put together an upcom […]
UK tour dates announced...Ben Pearce is keen to throw off the shackles. On the DJ's upcoming British dates he aims to become more eclectic than ever before, spinning disco, funk, soul and everything in between. To coincide, Ben Pearce has launched the next 'Sextape' mix series. Onto his second instalment, the DJ is showcasing his frisky side, […]
Check it out now...Montreal's Half Moon Run released their album to a quiet, steady ripple of applause, not quite anticipating what would happen next. Word spread, and then spread some more - with the Canadian group finishing up as a bona fide international success story. New album 'Sun Leads Me On', then, arrives with no small degree of press […]
'Cubist Blues' set to emerge once more...Alan Vega, Alex Chilton and Ben Vaughn walk into a room... No, it's not a slightly obscure avant garde one liner - it actually happened. The three musicians recorded a little known collaborative LP in 1994 which is about to be re-issued. 'Cubist Blues' revolved around two late night jam sessio […]
Listen to 'umil 25-01'After the drought, the deluge... Aphex Twin wound down his AFX moniker in 2005 following a series of Analord releases on Rephlex, before making a surprise return earlier this summer. A new EP followed, with fans who purchase the digital edition via Bleep offered bonus cut 'umil 25-01'. Well, now it's online for […]
Dirty, rotten scoundrels...The Funs come from the nowheresville, USA, a cute couple with a deliciously evil sound. Skewed indie rock with a minimal vibe, The Funs released their debut album back in 2013. A sleeper success, Kim Deal was evidently a fan and invited the duo to open for The Breeders on a full American tour. The band's second album will be r […]
Planet Mu toast two decades of innovations...Sometimes the real taste-makers aren't the ones who shout the loudest, and Planet Mu are a perfect example of that. The scene-defining label has been at the forefront of releasing cutting-edge, idiosyncratic electronic music for 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, Mike Paradinas (AKA μ-Ziq) has compiled an […]
Live at Les Nuits Botanique...Belgian art rock group Balthazar are practically an institution in their homeland. In the UK, however, we're going to have to play catch up. The band have a lengthy discography, one that recalls moments of The Cure, Radiohead or even Arcade Fire. An expansive sound, yet also a humane one, Balthazar have just announced a new […]
Bristol legend toasts Anjunadeep...When Bristol's Jody Wisternoff first caught attention he was a precocious teen, a living emblem of the tirade of energy rippling through hardcore. One half of Way Out West, the producer has gradually evolved, staying ahead of the game which broadening his sound and softening his approach. In almost continual demand bot […]
Starring Paul Daniels!Swim Deep are due to release second album 'Mothers' on September 25th, but ahead of this the group have lined up a cheeky single. 'Namaste' is out now, a Motown stomper from another dimension. In a neat twist, the accompanying video uses friends, family and iconic magician/entertainers. Yep, they've nabbed Paul […]
Kevin Shirley – a record producer also known as The Caveman – has produced albums for the likes of Aersosmith, Dream Theater and Joe Bonamassa. Along with bassist Steve Harris, he co-produced Iron Maiden’s 2000 Brave New World. It was their first album as a six-piece and marked the return of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and […]
Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. I’m headed to Wauconda IL this weekend to co-host the 3rd annual Farm Rock concert on Saturday and Sunday. I did this event year one but missed it last year. Look forward to going back and seeing all the bands and fans. Follow on Twitter and Periscope […]
My podcast from Tuesday night with a live audience from the Hard Rock in NYC with Bruce Dickinson is now available free worldwide! The entire program is around 90 minutes and includes email and fan questions. I hope you enjoy this special Eddie Trunk Podcast. Grab it free now on Itunes (just search my name […]
Stryper has released another song from their frothcoming new studio album, Fallen, will be released on October 16th through Frontier records. Listen to Big Screen Lies below. Michael Sweet described the song with this sentiment, ““It talks about how Christians are mocked on screen. I don’t know if you know this, but 9.5-times-out-of-10 in movies […]
It’s the Beginning of The End. It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard. In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their […]
The Badlands House Band, the musical voice of Chuck Brennan’s new Badlands Pawn entertainment destination,and featuring Ron Keel, made their debut in true post-Apocalyptic fashion on Thursday, August 27th at The District in Sioux Falls. The band, fans, staff and venue endured a record-breaking thunderstorm which caused major flooding and road closures throug […]
Had a great couple days with Bruce Dickinson in NYC. Monday Bruce dropped by my live SiriusXM show and sat in for about an hour talking Maiden and taking calls. That interview is now available on demand on the SiriusXM app. Just search my name or Trunk Nation. Last night over 200 people came out […]
Motorhead were forced to stop last night’s (9/1) show in Austin after just two songs as frontman Lemmy Kilmister continues to battle health problems. According to Glide Magazine, the band only played three songs — Damage Case, Stay Clean and We Are Motörhead — before a “fatigued and winded” Lemmy announced the next song, Metropolis, […]
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was guest on Eddie’s August 31st broadcast of his Sirius/XM show, Eddie Trunk Live. Portions of the interview appear below as transcribed by blabbermouth.net. Discussing what he believes caused his tongue and neck cancer: “It’s a virus. HPV — human papilloma virus. They all are. I’m almost willing to bet, […]
Operation: Mindcrime – the band fronted by former Queensryche man Geoff Tate – have released a lyric video for their song The Stranger from their forthcoming album, The Key. Watch it below. To watch a video for the song, Re-Inventing The Future, go here. To read more about The Key, and to view a track […]
The Toronto outsider-pop songwriter initiates us into the weird, gem-filled world of records that never reached the mass market. ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Slim Twig takes us down the rabbit hole of homemade and private press records by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Early Beatles recordings might have entered public domain, but, a new complaint alleges, major labels could still be in control. Who’s blocking The Beatles from entering public domain? by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
To promote the release of Beauty Behind the Madness, Abel Tesfaye returned to the Mod Club in Toronto, where he played his first show in 2011. Four years later, The Weeknd returned to the spot of his very first Toronto show by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
The programmers of the Ottawa-area festival learn that offering people a platform for expression and a willingness to listen goes a long way. The impact of indigenous voices on Arboretum Festival offers teachable moments for Canadian music by Kristel Jax | Chart Attack.
The Winnipeg-based electronic musician asked for help and his fans came to the rescue — big time. Venetian Snares just got every top-selling album spot on Bandcamp with a one-sentence Facebook post by Kristel Jax | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is Reptile by the Church. It appears on their international breakthrough, 1988’s Starfish. Producers Greg Ladanyi and Waddy Wachtel work their SoCal magic on the otherworldly sound of the Australian quartet; it’s a blend that shouldn’t work, but somehow captured lightning in a bottle. One of the disc’s standouts is Reptile, a fairly […] […]
Los Angeles – For all intents and purposes, Silicon’s debut release Personal Computer (Weird World) feels a whole lot like a concept record. However, it is unclear whether sole member Kody Nielson is crafting a narrative throughout the album or simply repeatedly tapping into a rich thematic well. No matter what the approach is, throughout Continue Reading → […]
Nashville – Nathaniel Rateliff. The name is getting bigger by the day. His new album is pumping life into the Rhythm and Blues section of the record store. A section maybe a little overlooked lately. He and his band, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, just dropped their self-titled album on August 21, and it Continue Reading → The post Talking with Nat […]
Seattle – Though the Pacific Northwest skies are darkening earlier, the forecast predicts a sunny, temperate Labor Day weekend – perfect for the thousands of music lovers flocking to Seattle Center to attend the annual Bumbershoot music and arts festival. Now in its 45th year, Bumbershoot has become a Seattle cultural touchstone, presenting diverse acts Cont […]
Los Angeles – Action Bronson had the honor of headlining Fool’s Gold Records mini-festival, Fool’s Gold’s Day Off at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday. Because the venue is on USC’s campus, most of the crowd was young and vibrant, clad in jean shorts and snapbacks, and spent the majority of their time dancing wildly to Continue Reading → The post Action Bron […]
LOS ANGELES, CA - September 2, 2015 - Atlas Genius’ new album, Inanimate Objects - the follow-up to the band’s breakthrough debut, When It Was Now - is out now and available HERE. The band has unveiled the official video for the first single, ”Molecules.” Directed by longtime collaborator Claire Marie Vogel. The Australian band performed “Molecules” last nig […]