Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

Disclosure: Energy (Capitol)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Disclosure Energy (Capitol Records) Watch Disclosure perform a DJ set at the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia for Cercle.

September 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.15: Badly Drawn Boy

In the 15th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy over the course of … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Back to Life (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Back to Life (Showtime) Watch the official trailer for Season 1.

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Veronica Mars (Hulu)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Veronica Mars Season Four (Hulu) Watch the official trailer.

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2018: Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Write-up on the Arctic Monkeys album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for Under The Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2018  Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Watch the Arctic Monkeys’ performance at the Hollywood Bowl … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Suede: First, Second, and Third Time’s A Charm

Suede‘s Brett Anderson interviewed for their album, The Blue Hour, for Under The Radar Magazine August/September/October 2018 Issue Suede: First, Second, and Third Time’s A Charm Watch the official video for “Life is Golden.”

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

David Byrne Live at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles on August 25, 2018

David Byrne live at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall Los Angeles on August 25, 2018 reviewed for Under the Radar. Read the story behind the tour via LA Weekly.

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ozark Season 2 (Netflix)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Ozark Season Two (Netflix) Watch the official trailer for Ozark Season Two.

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Underworld & Iggy Pop: Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline International)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine Underworld & Iggy Pop Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline International) Watch the official video for “Bells & Circles”

July 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gorillaz: The Now Now (Parlophone/Warner Brothers)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Gorillaz The Now Now (Parlophone/Warner Brothers) Watch the official video for “Humility.”

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gaz Coombes: Weight of the World

Gaz Coombes interviewed for his album, World’s Strongest Man, for Under the Radar Magazine Spring 2018 Issue: Gaz Coombes: Weight of the World Watch the official video for “Walk the Walk.”

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

JB Dunckel: H+ (Sony Music France/Jive Epic)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine: JB Dunckel H+ (Sony Music France/Jive Epic) Watch the official video for “Love Machine.”

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2017: Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest

Write-up on Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s album, Rest, number 15 in Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017 Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest Watch the video for “Deadly Valentine.”

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cut Copy: Grown Fonder

Cut Copy‘s Dan Whitford interviewed for their album, Haiku From Zero, for Under The Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Cut Copy: Grown Fonder Stream Haiku From Zero via NPR.

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tricky: Gender Flex

Tricky interviewed for his album, ununiform, for Under The Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Tricky: Gender Flex Watch the official audio video for “The Only Way,” my favorite song off ununiform.

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lindstrøm: It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Lindstrøm It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound) Listen to “Shinin” featuring Grace Hall.

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Horrors: V (Wolftone/Caroline)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: The Horrors V (Wolftone/Caroline) Watch a track-by-track of the album with the band and producer Paul Epworth via The Independent.

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ride: Impossible to Disembark

Ride‘s Mark Gardener and Andy Bell interviewed for their album, Weather Diaries, for Under The Radar Magazine Summer 2017 Issue: Ride: Impossible to Disembark Watch the official video for “Charm Assault.”

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foster the People: These Kicks Are Made For Pumping

Foster the People‘s Mark Foster interviewed for their album, Sacred Hearts Club for Under the Radar: Foster the People: These Kicks Are Made For Pumping Watch the official video for “Doing It For … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

London Grammar: Sibling Harmony

London Grammar‘s Dan Rothman, Dot Major, and Hannah Reid interviewed for their album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, for Under The Radar Magazine Spring 2017: London Grammar: Sibling Harmony Watch London Grammar perform “Hell to … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

POND: Lords of Dullsville

POND‘s Nick Allbrook interviewed for their album, The Weather, for Under The Radar Spring 2017 Issue: POND: Lords of Dullsville Watch the video for “30,000 Megatons.”

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Charlatans: Different Days (BMG)

Reviewed for Under The Radar The Charlatans Different Days (BMG) Watch the video for “Plastic Machinery” featuring Johnny Marr and Pete Salisbury, formerly of the Verve.

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Order: NOMC15 (PledgeMusic)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: New Order NOMC15 (PledgeMusic) Take a look at the PledgeMusic page for this release.

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depeche Mode: Spirit (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Depeche Mode Spirit (Columbia) Watch the video for “Where’s The Revolution?”

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jagwar Ma: Glory in the Gloom

Jagwar Ma‘s Jono Ma interviewed for their album, Every Now & Then for Under The Radar Magazine 15th Anniversary Issue: Jagwar Ma: Glory in the Gloom Watch the official video for “OB1.”

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

STRFKR: Being No One, Going Nowhere (Polyvinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere (Polyvinyl) Listen to “Tape Machine” via Billboard.

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kaiser Chiefs: Stay Together (Caroline)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Kaiser Chiefs Stay Together (Caroline) Watch the official video for “Hole In My Soul.”

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wild Beasts: In Search For The Male Identity

Wild Beasts‘ Hayden Thorpe interviewed for their album, Boy King, for Under The Radar Magazine Issue 58 The Protest Issue: Wild Beasts: Searching For The Male Identity Listen to most of Boy King via Wild Beasts’ … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Divine Comedy: Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine September 2016 Issue: Divine Comedy Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records) Listen to the album via Spotify.

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Underworld: Above The Influence

Underworld‘s Karl Hyde interviewed for their album, Barbara, Barbara we are facing a shining future, for Under The Radar Magazine May/June 2016 Issue: Underworld: Above The Influence Watch “Tokyo Street Poem,” an installation by … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

DJ ENDO Biography

There are those individuals who are early adopters, then there are those who are innovators. Mike Henderson aka ENDO falls into the latter category. A ubiquitous figure in electronic dance … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Best Albums Of 2015: Individual Writer Lists

Twenty-five albums that came out in 2015 I would listen to for fun and not just work:  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2015

Write ups on Foals What Went Down, Jamie xx In Colour, Ducktails St. Catherine, and LA Priest Inji: Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2015  Read my review of Foals’ What Went Down for Mix Magazine. Read my interview … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Small Black: Best Blues (Jagjaguwar)

Reviewed for Under The Radar November/December 2015 Issue: Small Black Best Blues (Jagjaguwar)

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jean-Michel Jarre: Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Ultra)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Jean-Michel Jarre Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Ultra) Watch the behind the scenes short film about the album.

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Haelos: Coming Full Circle

Haelos‘ Lotti Bernardout and Dom Goldsmith interviewed for their Earth Not Above EP for Under The Radar Magazine August/September/October 2015 Issue: Haelos: Coming Full Circle Watch the first part of the three-part … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nicolas Godin: Contrepoint (Because)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Nicolas Godin Contrepoint (Because Music) Stream the album in its entirety via The Guardian.

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Angels & Ghosts (Columbia) Watch the album trailer for Angels & Ghosts.

October 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Painted Palms: Horizons (Polyvinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Painted Palms Horizons (Polyvinyl) Listen to “Tracers” via Stereogum.

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diane Coffee: Everybody’s A Good Dog (Western Vinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Diane Coffee Everybody’s A Good Dog (Western Vinyl) Watch the first video, for “Everyday” via NPR First Listen.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Chemical Brothers: Born In The Echoes (Astralwerks)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echoes (Astralwerks) Watch the official video for “Go” featuring Q-Tip.

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Talk In Tongues: Lightspeed

Talk In Tongues‘ Garrett Zeile interviewed for their debut album, Alone With A Friend, for Under The Radar Magazine April/May 2015 Issue: Talk In Tongues: Lightspeed Watch the official video for “Still Don’t … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Very Best: Makes A King (Moshi Moshi)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: The Very Best Makes A King (Moshi Moshi) Watch a live performance from The Very Best in Malawi via Fact Magazine.

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Boxed In: Boxed In (Nettwerk)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Boxed In Boxed In (Nettwerk) Listen to the whole album via Boxed In’s SoundCloud.

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Place To Bury Stangers: Transfixiation (Dead Oceans)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: A Place To Bury Strangers Transfixiation (Dead Oceans) Watch a teaser for the album here.

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas: Turning (Secretly Canadian)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas: Turning (Secretly Canadian)  Watch an exclusive clip of “Twilight” from the DVD.

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Johnny Marr: Playland (Warner Music Group)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Johnny Marr Playland (Warner Music Group) Stream the entire album via Stereogum and Spotify.

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Basement Jaxx: Junto (Atlantic Jaxx)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Basement Jaxx Junto (Atlantic Jaxx) Listen to an exclusive podcast Basement Jaxx created for XLR8R.

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Small Black: Real People EP (Jagjaguwar)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Small Black Real People EP (Jagjaguwar) Watch the official video for the title track featuring Frankie Rose.

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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    In the 25th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing the three members of Khruangbin for Under the Radar Magazine. Listen … Continue reading →
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    In the 24th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of knowing and interviewing Liam Gallagher, with and without Oasis, for various publications over the … Continue reading →
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    In the 23rd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of knowing and interviewing Noel Gallagher, with and without Oasis, for various publications … Continue reading →
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