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REVIEW: Western Settings elevate their game with ‘Old Pain’ EP

Artist: Western Settings Album: Old Pain Genre: Punk, Rock Label: La Escalera Records, Creator-Destructor Records Fresh off the release of last year’s debut full-length, Yes It Is, San Diego’s Western Settings have released a six-track EP, called Old Pain, ahead of their upcoming U.S. tour in May. Much like the debut, Old Pain is full […]

UTG PHOTOS: Goldfish in Grand Rapids, MI (04/10/16)

On April 10, the multi-talented duo Goldfish made a stop at The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI for an EDM performance unlike anything I have experienced so far. With local supporting acts Vantage and Stay At Home Dabs, I’m starting to wonder why anyone in Grand Rapids even bothers going out to the bars with […]

UTG PREMIERE: Mother Goose – “Pity Party”

New Jersey rock unit Mother Goose are set to release their debut EP, Pity Party, on Friday, April 29. Today, we’re excited to exclusively premiere the effort’s title track. “Pity Party” perfectly showcases the band’s confessional lyrical leanings and bouncy rock-and-roll bravado, reminiscent of Say Anything’s Baseball and Menorah / Majorah, with just a hint of 1970s classic rock. The […]

UTG PREMIERE: Inquiry – ‘Ghost Poet’

This morning, we’re thrilled to bring you Inquiry‘s outstanding new EP, Ghost Poet, a full week ahead of its official May 3 release. Listen in after the break, and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Speaking on their dynamic new undertaking, the band shared: “We came to the studio with […]

REVIEW: The Fall Of Troy rip and shred through ‘OK’ with purpose

Artist: The Fall Of Troy Album: OK Genre: Screamo/Hardcore Label: Self-Released I know it’s cliche, but ignorance is bliss. Truthfully. Especially when it comes to music. Ignorance from hype and expectation. Without both of those mindsets, you’re allowed to listen to a new song or record in the most pure form. Now, obviously this is […]

UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Sego – ‘Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around’

There are a lot of bands out there that claim to be unique, but few deliver on that promise quite like Sego. Unrestrained by genre tropes and destined to deviate, the Utah duo are truly beyond compare, combining a mish-mash of influences into a one-of-a-kind final product that is contagious, disorienting, and memorable all at […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Starwalker detail self-titled debut

Comprised of Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air/Tommorow’s World) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang, Lady & Bird), Starwalker‘s name perfectly encapsulates their music—spacious, progressive, and absolutely out of this world. Red hot off the release of their new self-titled debut, the outfit’s head-turning brand of electropop is both pristine and powerful, certain to put longtime fans […]

UTG PREMIERE: The Energy – ‘When We Were Young’

Brooklyn rock quartet The Energy are just a day away from releasing their fifth studio album in an impressive decade-plus career as a band. Today, we have the distinct pleasure of premiering the entire nine-track effort a tad early for fans to enjoy. Speaking on the new album, titled When We Were Young, the band […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ pillages anything of intrigue

Film: The Huntsman: Winter’s War Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain There once was a princess named Snow White. She was the fairest in the land. The queen didn’t take kindly to that. They fought and Snow White won out. But what if there was more to the story? What […]

UTG PREMIERE: Mike Rebel – “Sensitive” (music video)

Last time we heard from Mike Rebel, he had just delivered his colorful debut single, “Twisted & Laidback.” Fortunately for you, we’ve teamed up with the California rapper to premiere a brand new track and music video. Entitled “Sensitive,” the song finds Rebel maneuvering through the verses with a captivating flow built for storytelling while its hook […]

UTG CONTEST: Win two tickets to the ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Stage Dives’ tour

American Standards are the definition of “in your face.” Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, these masters of mayhem are wonderfully hard to get a hold of, boasting a dizzying sound that is equal parts furious and fascinating; irregularity reigns supreme, restraint is in short supply, and quality headbanging is guaranteed. For real—if you’ve had a long […]