Archive for the ‘under the radar’ tag

Largehearted Boy Mentions Motel Beds on List of Interesting Music Releases  

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Dayton’s Motel Beds received a small mention on a great blog—a blog named after a song by Dayton’s own Guided By Voices, nonetheless. Largehearted Boy lists Motel Beds Misra debut These Are the Days Gone By on “This Week’s Interesting Music Releases — August 26,2014.”

Beds have been receiving a lot of great press as of late; a small smattering is listed below.

Great Motel Beds Reviews via AllMusic & Consequence of Sound!  

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Motel Beds roped a couple more great reviews today:

In addition, the band recently received the following fantastic press:

“Motel Beds … one of music’s best kept secrets … These Are the Days Gone By feels like the perfect way to jump into their sprawling discography, and new fans couldn’t ask for a better-sounding or more thoughtfully compiled portal to the world of everlasting summer that the Beds have created for themselves.

— AllMusic

torres b/w motel beds with kelley deal receives 8/10 from under the radar, up for sale on the misra site!  

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Thanks so much to Under the Radar and Frank Valish for a *phenomenal* review of the TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal Record Store Day 2014 Split 7″. Head to Under the Radar to read the tremendous and thoughtful 8/10 review! We *just* put the split up for sale on the Misra site as well. Head here to purchase it. Thank you so much for your support! 


Written by leo on May 29th, 2014

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Spineriders (Jason Molina’s Old Band) • Pitchfork, SPIN, MAGNET, Under the Radar, PopMatters, Line of Best Fit, etc.  

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Spineriders—the old band of the late, great Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co)—has seen some phenomenal press (some below). Misra co-released Spineriders Hello Future Tinglies with Aquabear Legion. AB is the Athens-OH based art collective of Molina’s boyhood friend and Spineriders/Songs: Ohia founding member Todd Jacops + Lorain, OH native/Admiral King H.S. Alum (Molina’s boyhood home/alma mater) Brian Koscho. Spineriders drummer Carl Raponi made some prints for the occasion (on sale as well) and provided some (forthcoming) video footage.

We pressed the album on cassette—an effort to stay true to the times in which this music was made. There are only 300 of these puppies in existence and they are going quick. Head here to purchase and support. All proceeds to Musicians Emergency Medical Association ( 

Spineriders plugged via Magnolia Electric Co + KEXP + Under the Radar + The Line of Best Fit + Exclaim!  

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Spineriders (the old band of Jason Molina) have been getting more love. Misra is releasing Spineriders “Hello Future Tinglies” (MSR070) on cassette on 8/27. All proceeds to Musicians Emergency Medical Association. Head to the Misra Store and support a great cause! Once this artifact becomes a rarity (pressing of 300), sell it and donate again!


Holopaw on Pitchfork’s List of Records to Look Forward to in the Coming Months  

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Holopaw’s fabulous Academy Songs, Volume I will see release on January 15. It’s an absolutely phenomenal collection of songs and we couldn’t be more elated to be part of it all.

Pitchfork recently listed Holopaw’s Academy Songs, Volume I in it’s “List of records to look forward to in the coming months.”  Listen to the singles and B-side below. To note: the LP & CD version have different covers and are included alongside the “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” 7″ below.

“Golden Sparklers” Pitchfork Premiere
“Discotheque” MTV Hive Premiere
“Yearling’s Darlings” (B-side) Under the Radar Premiere

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CD Cover

7″ Cover








Written by leo on January 7th, 2013

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R. Ring Hailed By Under The Radar  

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R. Ring recently received a phenomenal feature via Under the Radar. Thanks so much to Frank Valish and UTR for the support!

“And one should not wait on R. Ring. Despite its members acknowledging the wait-and-see dynamic to the project, R. Ring seems to pick up steam with each successive small release… As a pair, the two tracks represent distinct sides of R. Ring, both superbly played and terrifically engaging.”
– Under the Radar

Written by leo on December 22nd, 2012

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R. Ring on Radio K • Holopaw Early Press  

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R. Ring’s “Fallout & Fire” was recently featured on the widely loved Radio K up in MPLS. Holopaw: in addition to their recent track premieres on Pitchfork, Under the Radar, and MTV Hive, the band got some early love from the kind folks at Extreme Nonchalance. Paw’s breathtaking new album – Academy Songs, Volume I – is out January 15. Pre-order here.

Under the Radar Premieres Holopaw’s “Yearling’s Darlings”  

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The wonderful folks at Under the Radar premiered Holopaw’s “Yearling’s Darlings. Thanks to Laura Studarus and all at UTR. The premiere was in celebration of the “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” 7″ released yesterday.

“Golden Sparklers” is the leadoff single from Academy Songs, Volume I (out January 15). You can hear that track via Pitchfork and visit the Misra store to order and pre-order the aforementioned titles. Thanks so much for supporting independent music.