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Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

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21.03.17

Hello. The music by German pop duo Milky Chance may be too catchy for some listeners, but it was a nice change of pace for me. Their new album was added two days ago. Enjoy! (US...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the...

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yesterday

Howdy folks. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Read this review and enjoy! Conor Oberst – SalutationsFiled under: 2017, Singer...

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...

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yesterday

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

Under The Radar review
17.03.17

Minus the Bear reunite with their original label, Suicide Squeeze, to release an album that is as far removed from their original material as the band has yet gone.  More

Clash review
13.03.17

A thrilling second album from a band who demand to be taken seriously...

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12.03.17

Hello again. As promised here is a third Sunday update. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy Ha Ha Tonka! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the new playlist: Spotinews 077) Ha Ha Tonka...

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...

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yesterday

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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10.03.17

Hi again. The final update of the release week is the catchy new album by Temples. Genre: psychedelic pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Temples – VolcanoFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

The difference a couple of years can make. Sun Structures, the 2014 debut album by the English band Temples, often took its cues from '60s psychedelic rock while at times brushing...

Under The Radar review
09.03.17

Tim Kingsbury has done pretty well for himself as the bassist (amongst other things) for reigning champions of indie rock, Arcade Fire. With a new Arcade Fire record due, you'd...

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06.03.17

Morning. A new album by WHY? arrived three days ago. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! WHY? – Moh LheanFiled under: 2016, Pop, Rock

The Quietus review
yesterday

After nearly 20 years in the game, Yoni Wolf’s lyrics are still ham-fisted. He’s that friend who won’t stop reciting bad slam poetry on YouTube – endearingly earnest, wordy as...

Under The Radar review
07.03.17

Resignation isn't hinted at in the words sung here by WHY?'s Yoni Wolf—one of indie's most under-celebrated lyricists—but woven extensively throughout. More

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
03.03.17

A superb new album from the Vancouver crew...

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.17

Hi there. The serene new album by singer-songwriter Peter Silberman is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Enjoy! (US version here) Peter Silberman – ImpermanenceFiled under...

The Quietus review
07.03.17

For human nature, the concept of the void is something so terrifyingly ungraspable that to try and dodge it is the only possible way to even come close to dealing with it. From...

Under The Radar review
07.03.17

The cover of Impermanence is a blurry self-portrait of The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman. Silberman lost hearing in his left ear a few months prior to the release of The...

Clash review
07.03.17

A rare talent uncovers truth in tortured silence...

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02.03.17

Hello again. For the final update of the release week I saved something special. Vagabon is Laetitia Tamko and this is her debut album. Genre: art pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Vagabon...

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01.03.17

Hi again. Get your feet moving with the new album by Dude York. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Dude York – SincerelyFiled under: 2017, Rock

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their...

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...

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21.02.17

Hello. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by The Paperhead. Genre: psychedelic pop/rock. Enjoy! The Paperhead – ChewFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Clash review
21.02.17

Dave Longstreth's next step represents a drastic re-imagining of possibilities...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Calling Dirty Projectors an experimental band, as they are commonly labeled, tells us everything and nothing about output ranging from obscure cultural references to guitar driven...

The Quietus review
24.02.17

What would indie guitar music sound like if it took on the futuristic production techniques of modern R&B, hip hop and pop music? It is an intriguing question but one that few...

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20.02.17

Hey again. Let’s continue with the positive energy. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy Mozart’s Sister! Mozart’s Sister – Field of LoveFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Pop

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12.02.17

Morning. On this sunny day, let’s get going with the new album by singer-songwriter Sallie Ford. Enjoy! (US version here) Sallie Ford – Soul SickFiled under: 2017, Singer...

Clash review
07.02.17

Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors super-group given a neo-classical overhaul...

Clash review
03.02.17

An album of subtle progression from the Seldom Seen Kids...

Spotinews recomendation
05.02.17

Hey. I’m back home. Here is a quick update. Much more to come tomorrow. Enjoy the new album by Elbow! (Genre: alternative rock) (US version here) Elbow – Little FictionsFiled...

Clash review
03.02.17

A courageous return that genuinely inspires...

Under The Radar review
10.03.17

After their 2010 debut Astro Coast became a much deserved breakout indie hit, Surfer Blood hit some unexpected and tragic stumbling blocks. Their 2013 major label debut and...

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01.02.17

Hello again. Since I’m away from home, my next update will arrive on Sunday when I get back. Anyhow, here is the latest album by Cloud Nothings. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! (US...

Under The Radar review
28.02.17

Four albums in, Cleveland rock band Cloud Nothings still seem in search of something. From their snotty 2011 self-titled debut, through 2012's breakthrough Attack on Memory and...

Clash review
01.02.17

A terrific return that invites you to find solace in music...

Spotinews recomendation
30.01.17

Hi. As you know I’m away from home this week. These two updates are made without actually listening to the albums, but here we go. First, enjoy the new live album by Sleater...

Clash review
10.02.17

Capturing the electric elasticity of the live experience...

Clash review
27.01.17

An outstanding debut album...

Spotinews recomendation
17.01.17

Hello friends. Are you in need of some positive energy? If yes, please check out the new album by Half Japanese and enjoy! (Genre: indie rock) Half Japanese – Hear the Lions...