UNDER THE RADAR: Hatchie debuts “Sure,” a shoegaze-y pop earworm.
Hatchie is the alias of Harriette Pilbeam, a songwriter from Brisbane, Australia. She’s debuting “Sure,” a super melodic and shoegaze-y preview of her forthcoming Sugar & Spice EP.
The track blends the exquisitely layered textures of early-’90s 4AD bands with wistful lyrics and a string of micro-hooks.
UNDER THE RADAR: The War on Drugs Share Strangely Sweet “Nothing to Find” Video, Starring IT’s Sophia Lillis.
Still riding the momentum from the recent release of their acclaimed fourth album A Deeper Understanding, The War on Drugs have shared the video for “Nothing to Find,” starring young actress Sophia Lillis (of IT fame), who embarks on a road trip with some sort of plant man.
UNDER THE RADAR: The National – ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’.
UNDER THE RADAR: Pinegrove – “Intrepid” (Live at The Current).
When they visited our studio in mid-October, Pinegrove teased some new music. “We have an album that’s going to come out. We’re finished with it, but with the time that it takes to make vinyl, we’re a few months out yet.”
They recorded a version of their new single “Intrepid”; which was released on Nov. 2. Watch them perform it live in our studio.
UNDER THE RADAR: Goat Girl – “Cracker Drool”.
Out on 7″ in December, their latest single, Cracker Drool is another twangy, hypnotic excursion into the indie underworld.
Matching the song perfectly, watch the monochrome road trip video as it gradually morphs from a dash of unease and suspense to a full on noirish nightmare.
UNDER THE RADAR: Twin Peaks – “With You”.
Chicago’s Twin Peaks are releasing their next album as a series of 7-inch singles, where every month they release two new songs on 7″ vinyl and online.
They only press 300 copies of each 7″ but at the end of the year they’re gathering up all the songs to be released as a full-album limited-edition 12-inch.
For November they’ve shared the songs “With You” (side A) and “Just Because” (side B).
UNDER THE RADAR: LISTEN TO MORRISSEY’S NEW SINGLE “JACKY’S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE’S UP ON THE STAGE”.
Morrissey is getting Low in High School on Nov. 17, and he’s kicked off the 10-day countdown to the album with a new single titled “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage.”
UNDER THE RADAR: Blondie – “Long Time”
“Long Time” is a song by Blondie, co-written with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. It was released as the second single from their eleventh studio album Pollinator on March 24, 2017 on BMG Infectious Music. The single was backed with non-album track “The Breaks”.
UNDER THE RADAR: Cup – “Apparition”
New Yorker post-punk quartet Cup’s new music video for the song “Apparition”. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Hiccup, which is scheduled to be released through Aagoo Records on November 10th.
UNDER THE RADAR: Portugal. The Man share bizarre video for anthemic single “Live In the Moment”.
The rollicking, anthemic single’s clip follows a grotesque, gangly-limbed puppet as it rides atop a car driven by the band. Soon, an equally disgusting copper is on his tail, resulting in a breakneck chase through a sprawling parking lot. The video was made alongside creative company Wieden+Kennedy, who also helmed PTM’s last two music videos.