Monday, May 30, 2011

Now on Newsstands: Under the Radar

Of late, I've been drastically paring back my journalism to concentrate on writing my first novel, a literary thriller (doesn't that sound pretentious!) However, I do have a couple of reviews in the brand new issue of Under the Radar.

The magazine, which is the best publication for underground and indie music, has just released its first Music Vs. Comedy issue and it features crossover interviews between the likes of The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and David Cross, Patton Oswalt and St. Vincent, Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Loney Dear, and Aziz Ansari (pictured on the cover, above) interviewing Toro Y Moi and TV on the Radio. And you'll want to read the magazine's interview with the adorable Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids). At one point, Kemper quips, "I ended up majoring in English, which I'm not particularly fluent in."

Playlist: May

  • The entire Gary Moore catalog, in chronological order
  • Fleet Foxes—Helplessness Blues (2011)
  • Robbie Robertson—How to Become Clairvoyant (2011)
  • Thin Lizzy—Vagabonds of the Western World (Deluxe 2-disc reissue) (1973)
  • John Hammond Jr.—Push Comes to Shove (2007)
  • Liam Finn—FOMO (2011)
  • Joni Mitchell—For the Roses (1972)
  • John Martyn—Heaven and Earth (2011)
  • David Sylvian—Gone to Earth (1986)
  • Crowded House—North America Travelogue 2010 (2011)
  • Jesca Hoop—Kismet (2007)
  • Oceansize—Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up (2010)
  • Riverside—Second Life Syndrome (2005)
  • Tim Hecker—Ravedeath, 1972 (2011)
  • Les Triaboliques—rivermudtwilight (2009)