Under the Radar: Music

Under the Radar is a category that includes music, movies, TV shows, books, or any other type of media that we think might be flying under the radar but we think you should check out (some new – some not). First up is Laura’s pick of five songs/artists she’s listening to these days:

“Everything is Embarrassing” by Sky Ferreira

20-year old singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira’s “Everything is Embarrassing” is a synth-pop stunner balanced with hints of 80s rocker edge.

“Idea of Happiness” by Van She

On this quirky but catchy jaunt, Australian electro-pop band Van She declares what we all know to be true¬† – that “time just keeps on slipping away”…

“Emmylou” by First Aid Kit

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg make up this folk duo whose single “Emmylou” combines stellar harmonies with lyrics that pay homage to music greats like Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris.

“Plain Gold Ring” by Kimbra

Best known as Gotye’s female counterpart on his juggernaut single “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Kimbra proves she’s more than somebody’s duet partner in this feverish performance.

“Disparate Youth” by Santigold

Often compared stylistically to MIA, American singer-songwriter-producer Santi White kills it with this dark, new wave-inspired track.