Head North x Microwave split

You Can Now Hear The New Split EP From Head North, Microwave In Full

Earlier this summer, Buffalo four-piece Head North teamed up with Atlanta four-piece Microwave to release a killer six-track EP.

The collaboration, which is due out on October 9 through SideOneDummy and Bad Timing Records, has been in the works for quite a bit now, as vocalist Nathan Hardy stated in a recent interview with UTG.

The split EP will officially be released not too long before both bands head out on tour this Fall. Pre-orders for digital and physical copies of the EP are still available here.

You can now take a listen to the new EP in full …


UTG PREMIERE: Charles Ellsworth – “A Packed Suitcase”

There is something about melancholy music that pairs with fall like pumpkin spice lattes or hoodies, only with more of an emotional connection. It’s not that we believe people love being sad when they see leaves change colors, but something about the transformation happening in nature does lead many to reflect on their own lives. They think of the summer and how they felt alive, or they prepare for the winter and the difficult conditions it may bring. They think of everything that was and hopefully will be again, but they know not everything will go as planned, which is …


UTG PREMIERE: Crossword – “Fuck It x Get Faded” (Music Video)

If you’re a regular follower of UTG, then you are likely well aware of our affinity for standout hip-hop. Though our love for all alternative genres is vast and undying, we take particular pleasure in red-hot one-liners and gut-busting bars, as few and far between as they may be.

Likewise, we couldn’t be more stoked to bring you the world premiere of Crossword‘s official video for “Fuck It x Get Faded,” a contagious, two-headed monster that perfectly flaunts the Toronto wordsmith’s impressive versatility and endless appeal. The track is taken from his latest full-length effort, XW, which …


Sorority Noise Share ‘Rick And Morty’ Cover Song

We don’t talk about television much on UTG, but I can safely speak for everyone on staff when I say we absolutely adore Rick And Morty. The show, which airs Sunday nights on Adult Swim, follows a young boy (Morty) as he journeys with his scientist grandfather (Rick) through space and time on random adventures. It’s a pretty basic premise that allows for an incredibly diverse selection of narrative paths, and with two seasons now complete the show has yet to lose an ounce of its fun or originality.

Today, October 6, the members of Sorority Noise surprised the …

Legs for days

Side Saddle Put Lost Love to Rest in New “Legs For Days” Video

Side Saddle have unveiled a cinematic new set of visuals for “Legs For Days,” a slow-building ballad off their latest EP, Young Professional. Check it out below (via The Deli), and let us know what you think in the comments section.

“‘Legs For Days’ was a way for me to cope through a hard break-up,” vocalist Ian McGuinness told UTG earlier this summer. “Lyrically, it takes you through the painful, hazy steps of separation and ends with a moment of clarity and a glimpse of hope. Sonically, the song was our first foray into a larger wall of …

Mixtape roundup

UTG Mixtape Roundup: September 2015

With the collective work ethic of rappers at an all-time high, it’s easy to sleep on a lot of quality (and free) music. Thus, at the end of each month, contributor Mike Giegerich will bring you a list of the best mixtapes to hit the Internet in the past 30 days.

Know a struggle rapper whose mixtape is actually hot? Want to try and convince Mike that Gucci Mane isn’t the most important artist of the 21st century? Get at his mentions on Twitter.

Mike Giegerich is a freelance journalist with an affinity for the hip-hop scene.


Mayday Parade Stream New Single “Letting Go”

There has been a ton of hype behind Mayday Parade‘s forthcoming new album, Black LinesThe pop-rock quintet’s first single off of Black Lines was the rocking “Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology.” But where “Keep In Mind” was a straight up JAM, “Letting Go” is a melancholy ballad full of all the quintessential earnestness that has helped build Mayday Parade into one of the bigger contemporary bands they are today.

Give a listen to Mayday Parade’s new single, “Letting Go,” after the jump and be sure to pick up a copy of Black Lines when …


Kevin Devine is Reissuing Live Album

Kevin Devine is reissuing his 2012 live album, Matter of Time, via Bad Timing RecordsMatter of Time has also been remastered, so you can enjoy the live Kevin Devine experience. As most Devine fans will attest, his live shows are always unique and on-point. Head over to Bad Timing Records to order your vinyl pressing or BTR’s bandcamp for a digital copy of Matter of Time.

Matter of Time was recorded live in the studio, along with The Goddamn Band, in 2012. It features such Kevin Devine classics as “Brother’s Blood,” “Cotton Crush,” and “No Time Flat,” …


Hoodie Allen Shares “The Moment” Featuring Travis Garland

The most underrated rapper in New York has shared another new track that serves to reaffirm his position amongst today’s best underground sensations.

Hoodie Allen recently spent a few days in the studio with singer Travis Garland and the production team The Stereotypes. The result of their time together is “The Moment,” a bass-heavy track that finds Hoodie delivering some of his fastest bars to date. It’s not quite “Rap God” status, but there are moments that are destined to draw comparisons. You can stream and download the track, which will not appear on Hoodie’s upcoming mixtape, at the end …


The Matches Are Back And Better Than Your Favorite Band

Six years have passed since The Matches blessed us with new music, but when the band officially reunited earlier this year fans knew it was only a matter of time until the group returned to the studio. I’m happy to say, the wait is finally over.

Earlier today, September 30, The Matches partnered with our good friends at Substream to share the world premiere of a new song titled “Life Of A Match.” The track is a big and boisterous return to form for the group, bringing to mind the material found on A Band In Hope. You can …


UTG PREMIERE: Barbacoa – ‘The Carmel EP’

We’re so excited to introduce you all to the indie rock duo, Barbacoa. Comprised of vocalist Kyle Evanchuck and multi-instrumentalist/producer Joel Grant, Barbacoa’s debut, The Carmel EP, combines the sounds of Motion City Soundtrack with the moody tenderness of Death Cab For Cutie. Give The Carmel EP an exclusive listen after the jump.

Not even distance could keep Evanchuck (a decorated sailor in the United States Navy) and Grant from coming together to record The Carmel EP. Evanchuck wrote all the lyrics and melodies deep under the ocean and would send both to Grant to engineer and produce …


Daughter Announce New Album, Share Video For Lead Single

Some of us have been awaiting this moment for a good while now. London indie trio Daughter have finally announced the follow-up to their perfect 2013 full-length, If You Leave, an album that you should spend many, many hours with, starting now (if you’ve yet to give it your attention). The band’s new album, titled Not To Disappear, will be released on January 15, 2016, through Glassnote/4AD. So yeah, it’s a ways off but it’s our first highly anticipated release of the new year. Pre-orders for the album are live so go snag a copy early.

The new …