Archive for February 20th, 2014

Comeback Kid

MUSIC VIDEO: Comeback Kid – “Should Know Better”

Last month, Comeback Kid announced that their fifth studio album, Die Knowing, would be released on March 4 through their longtime label, Victory Records. Since then, the group has been promoting their upcoming full-length, their first since 2010’s Symptoms & Cures, vigorously. The Canadian punks continued their campaign this morning by debuting a music video […]

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VINYL REVIEW: North By North – ‘Something Wicked’

Artist: North By North Album: Something Wicked Original Release Date: 11/16/13 I stumbled across Chicago’s North By North on Bandcamp back in November as I was initially drawn in by their newest album’s excellent artwork, and luckily, their music was just as unique and enjoyable. Something Wicked boasts a whopping 18 raw garage jams with […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Twin Forks – ‘S/T’

The past 12 months have been a long and eventful year for Twin Forks, a folk supergroup of sorts who have gone from their debut performance at SXSW 2013 to signing onto Dine Alone Records and releasing their debut EP. All of this has led up to the release of their first self-titled full length, […]

Real Estate Crime Video

Let Real Estate Teach You How to Play Guitar in Video for New Single “Crime”

Learning how to play an instrument is never as easy as it looks, even if Rock Band pretends otherwise. Having to rely on online tabs uploaded by fans can get iffy sometimes, too. Knowing the struggle is all too real, indie rockers Real Estate have gone ahead and given their new single “Crime” an animated guitar […]

Echo and the Bunnymen

Echo and the Bunnymen Working on New Album and Tour

It’s been five years since Echo and the Bunnymen‘s last album, 2009′s The Fountain, but now it seems we can get ready for new material. According to a note posted on Facebook, the Liverpool band is working on an untitled new album (although frontman Ian McCulloch has previously referred to it as The Garden of Meedin’) that […]

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: Bayside Acoustics: Part 1 – ‘Cult’

If you’re a fan of Bayside, you certainly know that their sixth studio album, Cult, dropped this Tuesday via Hopeless Records. Before embarking on a nationwide tour with support from Four Year Strong, Daylight and Mixtapes, the boys hosted a day of celebration on Long Island for their record release. The first stop was at […]

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Frankie Muniz Leaves Kingsfoil

Apart from his acting career, Frankie Muniz has taken to music to indulge his creative side. His most recent endeavor was joining the indie rock band Kingsfoil, for which he was drummer. Today Kingsfoil announced that he would be leaving the band. Due to scheduling conflicts, the band decided that they will tour this Spring […]

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REVIEW: The Hotelier – ‘Home, Like Noplace Is There’

Artist: The Hotelier Album: Home, Like Noplace Is There Label: Tiny Engines Release Date: 2/25/2014 I’ve said a lot of positive things about The Hotelier, both on this site and elsewhere. I’ve called them “one of punk’s best kept secrets“, I’ve recommended their music to countless friends, and I consider “An Ode To the Nite […]

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Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, and More Confirmed For Bonnaroo 2014

2014 is the year the music festival market hits its peak saturation point. Every lineup announcement up to this point has been bigger and wilder than the one before, but I think the team behind Bonnaroo may have just won the announcement game for good. Right now, I want you to take a moment and […]

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Pure Noise Records Welcomes Vanna; Band To Release New Album This Summer

It’s a big day for Boston post-hardcore outfit Vanna. They started the morning with the news they would be joining the Vans Warped Tour over the summer, and now we learn they just became the latest members of one of our favorite indie labels. Pure Noise Records is thrilled to announce the addition of Vanna […]

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YG Contends For Album Cover Of The Year With ‘My Krazy Life’

As someone who takes great pride in their music collection, I have a great appreciation for albums with killer artwork. It doesn’t matter whether you use a photograph or hire an artist, just make sure whatever image accompanies your latest release is so eye-catching even people unfamiliar with your efforts will be curious about music […]

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White Girl Dance Corner featuring Broods, Eliza and the Bear, Clean Bandit, and Tei Shi

Hello! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a weekly column I’ll be writing that spotlights some up and coming indie pop / alternative / hipster / hype / buzz bands / you-get-the-idea groups that you should be checking out before they become massive. I mean, we all want to be that person that says “I knew […]