Under The Radar Sampler (Summer '11)

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  Booking 4 Sonicbids bands

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The deadline is coming up to submit to Under the Radar Magazine. The magazine reaches over 160,000 readers worldwide.

They are seeking four Sonicbids artists/bands for the Anticipated Albums of 2011 and Best New Artists for 2011 issue. Under the Radar reaches young, hip readers throughout North America, Europe and elsewhere. Selected artists will receive editorial in print magazine or website.

/n/nUnder the Radar is a 5-times-per-year indie music magazine that covers up and coming and emerging artists, as well as more established bands. Up to 4 tracks from Sonicbids artists will be selected for the Anticipated Albums of 2011 and Best New Artists for 2011 issue. Under the Radar reaches 160,000 + young and hip readers and is distributed throughout North America, Europe and elsewhere.

With a new website launched in early 2009, Under the Radar is taking its famous compilation digital. At least 4 Sonicbids artists will be selected by Under the Radar for inclusion in the sampler. Under the Radar also invites other current bands to appear along side you on the sampler. Sonicbids artists The Aviation Orange, The Trouble with Templeton, The Van Allen Belt, and The Chagrins appeared alongside tracks from The Fleet Foxes, Okkervil River, Suede, Toro Y Moi, Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. and others in the Spring 2011 Under the Radar Sampler. Other past bands to appear on Under the Radar’s samplers have included: Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Loney Dear, Here We Go Magic, Telekinesis, Yuck, Foster the People, Smith Westerns, and many more.

Under the Radar mainly covers indie rock and indie pop and is most interested in artists from those genres. Although most of its features are on indie rock bands, Under the Radar also has special subsections in the album reviews section devoted to Americana/alt-country, electronica, hip-hop, jazz, reissues, and singles/EPs. The magazine is also interested in shoegazing, space-rock, and soul groups. The magazine generally does not cover these genres: hardcore, metal, punk, hard rock, pop-punk, mainstream pop, smooth jazz, mainstream country, classical, blues, and new age.

Some core Under the Radar bands include: Beirut, Feist, Tegan and Sara, Modest Mouse, Bjork, Deerhunter, Vampire Weekend, Jens Lekman, The Shins, MGMT, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Rilo Kiley, Spoon, Interpol, Jarvis Cocker, Band of Horses, Devendra Banhart, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, and many others.