R.E.M. Share Lyric Video for New Remix of “Let Me In”

R.E.M. are releasing a 25th anniversary deluxe box set reissue of their 1994 album Monster on November 1 via Craft Recordings. The box set includes a new remix of the entire album by original producer Scott Litt and now his new remix of the album’s “Let Me In” has been shared, via a lyric video. The song was written in response to the suicide of the band’s friend Kurt Cobain and features one of his guitars. …

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Angel Olsen, Elbow, Dry Cleaning, and More

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We had to skip it last week because we were too busy announcing our new print issue, the My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the covers (buy it here), and also we weren’t overly inspired by last week’s selection of new tracks. So this week we cover the best songs of the last two weeks. …

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). …

Elliott Smith – Stream Deluxe Reissues Surprise Released in Honor of His 50th Birthday

If Elliott Smith hadn’t tragically died on October 21, 2003 at age 34, today he would have turned 50. In honor of his birthday, UMe have digitally surprise released deluxe reissues of 1998’s XO and 2000’s Figure 8. Each comes loaded with bonus tracks, including many that haven’t been officially released digitally before. You can stream the reissues here. …

Weekly Playlist: Current Rotation #5

This week, Julien Baker and The Twilight Sad give us a couple of gems from Tiny Changes, a celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s classic The Midnight Organ Fight. Plus new music from Bleached, Tycho, Khruangbin, Devendra Banhart, Blood Orange & Toro y Moi, METZ, Lower Dens and more. …

Stonechild

These days, the fate of the world seems to depend on how much we care about each other. Gun violence, abortion rights, mental health awareness—everything comes back to whether or not we can collectively pause and listen. …

Japanese Breakfast Shares Cover of Tears For Fears’ “Head Over Heels”

Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner) has shared a cover of the Tears For Fears classic “Head Over Heels” (from 1985). It was recorded for W Records, which is an imprint of W Hotels, and all proceeds are going to the ACLU, and follows “Essentially,” a brand new song Japanese Breakfast released via W Records back in April (it was one of our Songs of the Week). …

The National Share Mike Mills-Directed “I Am Easy to Find” Short Film Starring Alicia Vikander

The National are releasing a new album, I Am Easy to Find, which is accompanied by a 24-minute short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, this Friday (May 17) via 4AD. Now they have shared the full short film several days early. They have also released two separate commentary videos on the film, one by Mills and one by frontman Matt Berninger and his wife (and lyric co-writer) Carin Besser. And there is also a video of a live Q&A in New York about the film featuring Mills and the band, hosted by Julien Baker….

My Firsts: SOAK

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.).  …

TEEN on “Good Fruit”

Lizzie and Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson can’t make small talk. Of course, the two sisters chat amiably enough from the former’s apartment in Ridgeview, Queens. But when it comes to writing for their sorority synth-pop act TEEN, big-picture concepts always come to the fore, particularly about living and loving as a woman in the 21st century.  …