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Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a...

Spotinews recomendation
21.04.17

Howdy. Here’s a notable album from last week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The New Pornographers! (US version here) The New Pornographers – Whiteout ConditionsFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

Hi. The strong new album by Spoon was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Spoon – Hot ThoughtsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
11.03.17

Hello again. Indie pop, anyone? If yes, check out the slick new album by Tennis and enjoy! (US version here) (And there is a new playlist: Spotinews 077, where I post samples from...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

The formula that seems to work for the husband and wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore is to set out to sea and become inspired to make a record. Their first, Cape Dory, was...

Under The Radar review
11.03.17

It's been five years since James Mercer and co. debuted new music to The Shins' vast fanbase. On their fifth studio album Heartworms, the (now) six-piece shows them going a long...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

Hey again. The final update of the release week is the new album by The Shins. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! The Shins – HeartwormsFiled under: 2017, Rock

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06.03.17

Hello again. From two days ago: the new album by Sondre Lerche gives us some delightful retro pop. Enjoy! (Version for users outside of the Nordic countries here) Sondre Lerche...

Clash review
03.03.17

An occasionally misty-eyed but very welcome return...

Under The Radar review
04.03.17

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

Under The Radar review
03.03.17

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have always done things on their own terms and The Tourist, the band's first release in three years and fifth overall, is no different.  More

Clash review
24.02.17

Welcome return for undervalued combo...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

It's been a minute since Los Campesinos! have put out any new music. The last time we got a sampling of new Los Campesinos! tunes was when the band decided to release a Christmas...

Under The Radar review
19.02.17

Snapping with flashlight disco, percussive tropicalia, palpable visuals, and devastating pomp, Jens Lekman opens the curtains to life's generous swimming pool with his signature...

Clash review
24.02.17

Both light and shadow tackled with deft grace and detail...

Spotinews recomendation
24.02.17

Hello. A highly notable release this week is the new album by pop singer-songwriter Jens Lekman. Enjoy! Jens Lekman – Life Will See You NowFiled under: 2017, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
16.02.17

Manchester four-piece Dutch Uncles make twisty art-rock with a unique style, incorporating elements of prog and Talking Heads-esque post-punk into their sound. More

The Quietus review
25.03.17

Few records surge into focus with the immediacy or intent of Dutch Uncles’ latest. An emphatic, bass-driven prog-pop gem, the title track and ultra-confident lead single from...

Under The Radar review
08.02.17

Todd Fancey is partly responsible for some of indie rock's finest pop gems as the guitarist for The New Pornographers. As Fancey, he is partly responsible for bringing back George...

Spotinews recomendation
08.02.17

Morning friends. From a recent Spotify update: the sweet new album by The Bats. Genre: indie pop. Enjoy! The Bats – The Deep SetFiled under: 2017, Pop

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18.12.16

Howdy folks. One more from earlier this year: the latest album by Spain. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Spain – CarolinaFiled under: 2016, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
15.12.16

LVL UP in an anachronistic sense are heirs poised to inherit Sub Pop's "Shins mantle," a classic pop act overlapping into the Venn diagram of commercialism.  More

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.16

Hey there. The new album by Zoos of Berlin turned out to be a very positive surprise for me. Genre: art pop. Enjoy! Zoos of Berlin – Instant EveningFiled under: 2016, Pop

The Quietus review
17.11.16

Moby's angry. Softly spoken, vegan Moby is angry. He's angry about the things you'd expect, from the environment to the warmongering big-wigs, and he's letting it all out. No Twin...

Spotinews recomendation
10.11.16

Hey. Let’s end the release week on a strong note. Enjoy American Wrestlers! (Genre: indie rock) (US version here) American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible YouthFiled under: 2016, Rock

Under The Radar review
08.12.16

American Wrestlers' Goodbye Terrible Youth tackles the most difficult obstacle for any young, lo-fi, "bedroom pop" act: learning how to make your sound bigger and clearer without...

Clash review
09.11.16

Rejuvenated Scottish duo deliver an emphatic second album...

Under The Radar review
10.11.16

These shreddin' Scots have cashed out the dreamier guise of their self-titled debut for more jagged edges on this boldly-titled follow-up.  More

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The Danish composer and cellist Cæcilie Trier prefers to use the abbreviation 'Cæcilie Trier Musik' for her work, which intentionally or not gives it an impersonality. CTM's...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite enthralling album...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

It's difficult to believe it's been more than five years since Emma Pollock's last solo release, given her seeming omnipresence as a lynchpin of Scottish indie music. But despite...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

When a band dusts off an unreleased collection of music for a new album, there's often two thoughts that can come to mind. First, there's excitement to hear these long-lost (or...

Clash review
09.11.16

A confident debut, but one in need of experimentation...

Clash review
09.11.16

A disappointing and somewhat generic return...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Ra Ra Riot emerged in 2008 after their live show established a sizable buzz. Featuring violinist Rebecca Zeller and cellist Alexandra Lawn, as well as the untouchable tenor of...

Clash review
09.11.16

Consistently fascinating and wholly unique...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

After original frontman Daniel Blumberg departed Yuck between the 2011 debut and 2013's follow-up Glow & Behold, the London four-piece carried on and promoted guitarist Max Bloom...

Clash review
09.11.16

Matching girl-gang grooves with honeyed country rock...