Archive for February, 2016

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ROMP stream debut full-length, ‘Departure From Venus’

[Header image credit: Emily Dubin] New Jersey’s ROMP are now streaming their debut full-length over at Stereogum. Give Departure From Venus a listen below. The record, which releases officially on Friday, March 4 via Bad Timing Records, follows the band’s Sorry Not Sorry EP, which caught the New Brunswick underground music scene by storm and pushed […]

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Transit announce breakup, final tour dates

Transit, the Boston pop-punk-turned-emo group best known for albums like Listen & Forgive and Keep This To Yourself, have announced their breakup. The band will play a few final shows and call it a day this Spring. Check out the final tour dates below. In their ten years as a band, Transit released five full-length records […]

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Chrystyna Marie releases soulful ‘Loaded Gun’ EP

As of today, February 29, Los Angeles-based, Toronto native songstress Chrystyna Marie has released a brand new, four track EP, titled Loaded Gun, all created on her own DIY terms with a big pop sound littered with bluesy soul and plenty of confidence. Speaking on some of what inspired the themes on her newest effort, […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gods Of Egypt’ mixes old with new, still sucks

Film: Gods Of Egypt Directed by: Alex Proyas Starring: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites There’s something really admirable about Hollywood’s eagerness to keep pumping out loud, big budget, mythological epics with the hope of striking gold. It sometimes provides auteurs with a chance to run rampant through centuries-old material while making it their own. […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Animated Short Films’ is the Oscars’ most low-key stacked category

Scrambling to catch up on all things Oscars? The big categories are easy: Mad Max should win but won’t. Leo shouldn’t win but will. The little people will be played off and someone will be just insufferable. We’ve been over all that time and again. What doesn’t get as much love are the smaller categories—your documentaries, shorts, and […]

UTG PREMIERE: Archabald – “The Philosopher’s Dream”

Today, we’re beyond thrilled to bring you “The Philosopher’s Dream,” a slow-building new single from New Mexico post-rockers Archabald. The track is taken from the outfit’s eclectic new full-length, Relativity, which is set to drop this coming Monday, February 29. Listen in below and let us know what you think in the comments section. In […]

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PVRIS continue to stun with new single, “You And I”

The moment PVRIS hit the scene, their rise was inevitable. Their talent and staying power was immediately undeniable. Their branding was smart and appealing. All of this still rings true, but that unavoidable growth in popularity occurred at a far more accelerated rate than most may have anticipated. The band is now selling out shows […]

UTG INTERVIEW: So What?! Music Festival founder Mike Ziemer discusses this year’s event

In three weeks’ time, hoards of festival-goers will flood the city of Grand Prairie, Texas for So What?! Music Festival (formerly South By So What?!), which will be returning to QuikTrip Park for the fifth consecutive year on March 19. This year’s event features a healthy blend of big name acts and fast-rising stars, and […]

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Punchline give away free EP focused on fan-favorite song, “Heart Transplant”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pop-rock veterans Punchline recently released their fifth full-length record—their first in five years—titled Thrilled. Quickly following that up, though, the band has just unveiled a free EP that highlights arguably their best song to date, and various versions of it as well. “Heart Transplant” originally appeared on Punchline’s 2004 Fueled By Ramen full-length […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Triple 9’ is dirty, mean and really, really good

Film: Triple 9 Directed by: John Hillcoat Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet “You gotta out-monster the monster,” Woody Harrelson’s joint-smoking detective, Jeffrey Allen, says before chugging another drink. Boilerplate truths like this one are littered throughout director John Hillcoat’s Triple 9, a cinematic piece of slam poetry dealing in dirges of nasty crime […]

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Shiver share impassioned new single, “Lost And Found”

Salem, Massachusetts indie/emo four-piece Shiver have yet to announce details regarding their upcoming full-length, but if the lead single they just released is any indication of what we can expect, this band is gonna start making huge waves very quickly. You can listen to the relatable, heart-rending “Lost And Found” below and download it at […]

UTG PREMIERE: I, Ohms – ‘Parallel Connection’ EP

Virginia Beach djent/metalcore quintet I, Ohms have released a brand new EP today, titled Parallel Connection, and UTG has a full stream for your listening pleasure. You can experience the heavy, five-track effort below and order a CD or digital copy for yourself through Bandcamp. “Recording the EP was really fun and we’re super excited […]