Under the Radar is pleased to share its election year Protest Issue for 2012, featuring two covers w/ Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy, and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue will also be available to buy in the digital/iPad format - click HERE for details on that.
In each installment of the protest issue, artists are given boards and paint to make their own protest signs and were photographed holding them. Artists photographed for the Protest Issue include:
Apparat, Andrew Bird, James Blake, Body Language, Charli XCX, The Citizens Band, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Dan Deacon, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, DIIV, The Drums, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Fanfarlo, Hooray for Earth, Beth Jeans Houghton, Ladytron, La Sera, Liars, Lost in the Trees, The Love Language, MEN, Menomena, Janelle Monáe, Tom Morello, The Mynabirds, Niki & The Dove, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Amanda Palmer, Peaking Lights, Poor Moon, Porcelain Raft, Laetitia Sadier, Shabazz Palaces, Silversun Pickups, Slow Club, Summer Camp, Taken By Trees, Tegan and Sara, Corin Tucker, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zambri, and Zola Jesus.
These signs were also all autographed and will be auctioned off starting October 16 to benefit the War Child charity.
The "Detection" section of the mag features profiles of Ariel Pink, Wild Nothing, Passion Pit, and Matthew Dear.
The "Pleased to Meet You" section of the mag features profiles of Arthur Beatrice, Foxygen, Moons and Alt J.
A summary of the political articles in this issue:
The Rainbow Connection
Gay and Lesbian Artists on Marriage and More
A Conversation with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas, Bob Mould, Nico Muhly, The Drums' Jonny Pierce, JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN, and Tegan and Sara Quin.
Giving Back: Indie Rockers Making a Difference
A Conversation with Andrew Bird, The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn, Chuck D, Dan Deacon, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, The New Pornographers' Carl Newman, Amanda Palmer, and Laetitia Sadier.
The Music of Occupy
A Conversation with Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, EMA's Erika M. Anderson, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, Laura Burhenn, Dan Deacon, Tom Morello, and Okkervil River's Will Sheff.
Barack Obama: The First Indie Rock President?
A Conversation with Kevin Barnes, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, Tom Morello, Carl Newman, and Will Sheff.
Changing the World One Song at a Time: The Challenges of Writing Protest Music
A Conversation with Erika M. Anderson, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, Laura Burhenn, Carl Newman, Will Sheff, and Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla.