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Saintseneca Releases "Sleeper Hold" Video
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Saintseneca Releases "Sleeper Hold" Video

Under The Radar is premiering a new video from Saintseneca. The clip is for the band’s song “Sleeper Hold” from their recent release Such Things. The song features the singer-songwriter Zac Little along with co singer Maryn Jones, perfectly contrasting the band’s philosophical explorations with some perfectly realized ...

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Mavis Staples To Release Livin' On A High Note February 19
Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Mavis Staples To Release Livin' On A High Note February 19

Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and has continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and even hip hop over the better part of the last 60 years, the iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road unwaveringly. Along the way, she has learned from, worked with, and schooled countless legends from all arenas, and has brought her own timeless talent to each and every performance. Who else can claim to have answered the call time and time again, to become a leading voice of not just a generation, but of multiple eras and in myriad manifestations? Who else was there to sell a million gospel records, walk beside Dr. Martin Luther King, to help lead the ‘70s soul-power movement, to sing under the spotlight during The Last Waltz, to serve as muse to both Bob Dylan and Prince at the peak of their careers, and to win over 21st-century fans with a trio of deeply spiritual solo albums produced by Ry Cooder (2007’s We’ll Never Turn Back) and by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (2010’s Grammy winning You Are Not Alone and 2013’s critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated One True Vine)? With the release of her new album Livin’ On A High Note, she continues to gain momentum. Referencing and drawing from her past while taking the music to fresh places, Mavis and her team recruited a unique dozen of today’s heralded and up-and-coming artists to write songs for the record. The names gathered here impress and excite: Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Tune-Yards, Aloe Blacc, Benjamin Booker, The Head and the Heart, M. Ward—with Ward also tapped to produce the album in full. Listen to the first single "High Note" at Pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/news/62164-mavis-staples-enlists-bon-iver-nick-cave-neko-case-m-ward-more-for-new-album-livin-on-a-high-note/ “I’ve been singing my freedom songs and I wanted to stretch out and sing some songs that were new,” says Mavis. “I told the writers I was looking for some joyful songs. I want to leave something to lift people up; I’m so busy making people cry, not from sadness, but I’m always telling a part of ...

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Doe Paoro Debuts Video For "The Wind"
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Doe Paoro Debuts Video For "The Wind"

Doe Paoro has released a new video for her haunting song “The Wind” which is premiering via Under The Radar. The track was inspired by the isolation of being in New York during Hurricane Sandy. It was produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and layered over a hypnotic beat ...

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Dr. Dog Announce New Album, Out February 5th
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Dr. Dog Announce New Album, Out February 5th

In the waning days of our previous millennium, an envelope arrived at the Dr. Dog Bungalow. Initially misplaced among credit card solicitations and clothing catalogs, it had no postage and smelled of a fusty funk, as if it had once been wet. The return address said simply “Phrases from the ...

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