Archive for January, 2013

Average Joe

UTG INTERVIEW: Joe Flanders, Director Of ‘Average Joe’ and Black Veil Brides’ ‘Wretched and Divine’ Documentary

Recently, we stumbled upon a web series gem called Average Joe that we just loved. Very true to its name, the show follows a normal guy named Joe throughout Los Angeles as he seeks out companionship. Editor Jacob Tender recently sat down with the creator and star of the show to talk about the series and […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Matthew Mayfield – “Track You Down”

Birmingham, Alabama singer and songwriter, Matthew Mayfield released the brand new video for his song, “Track You Down”, earlier today. “Track You Down” is off of Mayfield’s 2012 release, A Banquet For Ghosts and is one of the more heartfelt tracks on the album. The video for this track is gruesome to say the least. […]

We Came As Romans

MUSIC VIDEO: We Came As Romans – “Hope”

It doesn’t look like metalcore act We Came As Romans spared any expense when putting together the visuals to accompany new single “Hope”. No, “Hope” isn’t from the band’s upcoming, title TBA’d album for 2013. It’s actually the opening track and new single from the deluxe reissue of the group’s 2011 effort Understanding What We’ve Grown […]

Best Coast

Best Coast Announces New EP For 2013

The sun-drenched indie pop duo Best Coast has announced that they will be recording and releasing an EP some time in early 2013. The group, comprised of singer-songwriter Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno, took to the YouTubes to spread the good word. The band will be heading into the studio on February 11 to […]

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STREAM: The Color Morale – “Learned Behavior”

The Color Morale is back. Know Hope is coming. The post-hardcore quintet may have been slightly late, but it was worth the wait. The band just posted a lyric video to “Learned Behavior,” the lead single off of their upcoming third full-length album, Know Hope, which will be released on March 26, 2013. Follow the […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: William Control

There are a select few in this alternative music community who truly spend every waking second trying to develop fresh ideas to share with curious ears. Sometimes their efforts fail, sure, but in our book a disastrous experiment is better than a monotonous retread of familiar sonic territory any day of the week. Of those […]

The Word Alive Release ‘Meet The Band’ Video

The Word Alive have released a video titled ‘Meet The Band’. The video is a series of short interviews of all the band members about each other. The video was directed by Jeremy Tremp, and you can watch it by checking below the jump. I’m personally a huge fan of these guys, so I definitely […]

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REVIEW: Vinnie Caruana – City By the Sea

Artist: Vinnie Caruana Album: City By the Sea Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Punk/Acoustic If you like pop-punk music and don’t know who Vinnie Caruana is, you’re probably really young, and that’s not really your fault. For those who don’t know, Vinnie Caruana has been in the pop-punk scene for a while now, first becoming […]

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REST IN PEACE: Stickam

This was unexpected. After seven years of webcam chat services, Stickam has announced it will be shutting down permanently at 11:59PST tonight. We have not covered a lot of technology on UTG, but the closure of Stickam is one move that is sure to shake things up within our community. Many artists, including UTG friend […]

You Only Live Once

WATCH: Stephanie Sanson American Idol Screaming Audition

Stephanie “Isis” Sanson is the unclean vocalist in a Los Angeles post hardcore band known as You Only Live Once. She made a splash when she auditioned for American Idol by screaming Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain”. You can watch the video for her audition by checking below the jump. The band has also […]

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The Thermals Sign To Saddle Creek, Announce New Album ‘Desperate Ground’

Unlike The Strokes, who are going to tease out every detail about their comeback/highly anticipated/buzzy new album, The Thermals don’t play coy. It’s already been a big 2013 for The Thermals. Pitchfork reported that Sub Pop, the first label home to the Portland, OR based group, is repressing and reissuing the band’s first three albums, colored vinyl […]

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The Strokes Reveal The Title To Their Upcoming Album

They’re calling it Comedown Machine. What exactly is a comedown machine? It doesn’t sound very fun. Don’t you want us to have fun, Julian Casablancas? Julian Casablancas, apparent hater of fun (but not that fun.), and company in The Strokes just released the title and artwork for their fifth album Comedown Machine. It looks like […]