Archive for May, 2016

10 Years Later: The Sound Of Animals Fighting’s ‘Lover, The Lord Has Left Us…’

“Lover, the lord has left us,” answered Charlemagne, though he wasn’t sure if Penelope could hear him, “if ever the lord was here.” – “Charlemagne & Penelope” by Chris Haynie We all have that band or artist which opened our eyes to the broader spectrum of what music is capable of being. From getting a […]

UTG PREMIERE: Face Value – ‘Thick As Thieves’ EP

Maryland pop-punk band Face Value has joined forces with UTG today to offer an exclusive stream of their new six-track EP, Thick As Thieves, which is due out this Friday, June 3. Fans of acts in the vein of Man Overboard and Transit should find comfort in Face Value’s familiarly solid take on the genre, […]

UTG PREMIERE: One Gone Thus – ‘Impermanence’ EP

Los Angeles experimental/post-hardcore duo One Gone Thus have teamed with UTG to stream their new, five-track EP, Impermanence, which will officially release this Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available on Bandcamp for just $1 and come with a bonus track, titled “Some People Never Change.” “We went about constructing the whole album with the idea […]

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SNBRN teams up with Holly Winter for “Sometimes”

SNBRN started off 2016 strong with the rare chance to tap into never-before heard Nate Dogg vocal samples on “Gangsta Walk,” a summery explosion of west coast vibes. Fortunately for us, it appears the SoCal producer is continuing his hot streak with a powerful new electro-pop single entitled “Sometimes.” Featuring Holly Winter behind the mic, she proclaims […]

UTG PREMIERE: Night School – “Casanova”

Oakland, California trio Night School are preparing to release a brand new full-length record, titled Blush, on June 17 through Graveface Records. Today, the band has partnered with UTG to stream “Casanova,” a gritty and jangly garage-pop jammer with touches of shoegaze for good measure. You can listen to the track below. Speaking to UTG […]

UTG PREMIERE: Table Talk – “Cave”

Long Island, New York four-piece Table Talk have teamed with UTG to premiere a brand new track, titled “Cave.” Taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled effort, due out on June 3, “Cave” is an indie/emo-tinged rocker that will undoubtedly necessitate repeat listens for fans of Somos, Piebald, and Transit. Speaking to UTG about the significance […]

REVIEW: Real Friends play to their strengths on ‘The Home Inside My Head’

Artist: Real Friends Album: The Home Inside My Head Label: Fearless Records Genre: Starting Line-influenced pop-punk, the last pop-punk band that’s not ashamed of their genre Due to either the Pop Punk Defense Force dying with Man Overboard this Spring, blatant over-saturation of the market in 2013, or all of the good bands rebranding as “emo” […]

No Problem Music Video

Watch Chance the Rapper’s insanely fun, star-studded video for “No Problem”

“No Problem” is one of our absolute favorite tracks off of Chance The Rapper‘s excellent new mixtape, Coloring Book. Tonight Chance tweeted out the video for the 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne collab, and it’s just as great as the song. The video finds the rappers showing off some dance moves in a wide variety […]

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NIGHTLY debut “XO”

It might be their debut single, but Nashville outfit NIGHTLY sound like seasoned professionals on “XO.” The track finds the alt-rockers tapping into a wealth of carefree vibes just in time for summer with a sing-a-long hook, but it also manages to touch on more serious lyrical themes in the process; “‘XO’ is about being in […]

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Night Verses announce ‘Into The Vanishing Light,’ stream “A Dialogue In Cataplexy”

It’s almost been a solid three years since Night Verses‘ mammoth debut Lift Your Existence was released, and now we finally have word of their highly-anticipated follow-up, titled Into The Vanishing Light. The new record—produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure)—will be released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an […]

REVIEW: Say yes to Bent Knee’s ‘Say So’

Artist: Bent Knee Album: Say So Label: Cuneiform Records Genre: Orchestral Avant-Pop What’s in a name? That’s one of the age old questions, isn’t it? In music, a name can reflect many things; the overall aesthetic of an artist/group, a reference to a concept, or even just a hint towards a style or genre. I […]

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Joe Mason remixes The Chainsmokers’ “Inside Out”

The Chainsmokers are as reliable as anyone when it comes to delivering electro-laced pop hits, but Sydney producer Joe Mason‘s take on their Charlee collaboration, “Inside Out,” manages to take the track to new heights. With a forward-thinking atmosphere that merges euphoric synthesizers and overarching pop sensibilities, Charlee’s stunning vocals are given new life atop […]