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Old Again

UTG INTERVIEW: Old Again Discuss Their Debut LP and Relationship With Fronz

Just like every band to come before them and every band after, Orlando, FL’s Old Again have come from the humblest of beginnings in house shows and small-cap venues. But there have been three huge things that have helped separate them from the rest: Their ambitious twist on modern pop-punk, their opportunistic mentality, and last […]

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REVIEW: Restorations – ‘LP3’

Artist: Restorations Album: LP3 Label: SideOneDummy Records Genre: Punk Third albums can be a major pain. While most artists are either trying one too many new things in a desperate attempt to reclaim the audience they lost or scraping the bottom of the barrel with repeated ideas that they’re too afraid to let go of, […]

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REVIEW: Gnarwolves – ‘Gnarwolves’

Artist: Gnarwolves Album: Gnarwolves Label: Pure Noise Records Let’s be honest, it’s pretty hard for a pop punk band to climb out of the grave that the “Defend Pop Punk” movement has become. A name like Gnarwolves backed up by images of pizza slices and skateboards can either serve as a calling card to invite […]

Cold Bones

REVIEW: Bad Luck – ‘Cold Bones’

Artist: Bad Luck Album: Cold Bones Label: Tragic Hero Records Genre: Pop-Punk / Emo Just as metal is all about brutality and anger, a majority of pop-punk hinges its existence on energetic chorus-lines and nostalgia, which are exactly what Bad Luck are (generously) pouring out on their Tragic Hero debut, Cold Bones. That’s not merely […]

Vanna 2014

REVIEW: Vanna – ‘Void’

Artist: Vanna Title: Void Label: Pure Noise Records Genre: Hardcore Like a steam locomotive, Vanna have become a seemingly unstoppable force that has only gained momentum with each and every release. Though their thrashy spin on hardcore has always been their central driving force to their music, it was the creative risk-taking and progression displayed […]

7 seconds

REVIEW: 7Seconds – ‘Leave A Light On’

Artist: 7 Seconds Album: Leave a Light On Genre: Hardcore Label: Rise Records Remember back when punk musicians didn’t care to impress anybody but themselves? Alright, music fans can (and will) argue that punks have always been apathetic towards the opinions of others, but it almost feels like with every passing year, there are more […]

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REVIEW: Bloom – ‘Thousand Yard Stare’

Artist: Bloom Album: Thousand Yard Stare Genre: Indie/Emo Label: Broken Circles Records Contrary to popular belief, Nashville’s general population of musicians is not strictly limited to singer-songwriters and guitar-toting country acts– it truly is a city that lives and breathes in musical diversity. Among all of that is a flourishing punk scene that has been […]

Mime Game

UTG INTERVIEW: Mime Game Discuss the Past and the Future

Contrary to what you may believe, Kansas City has quite a lot going for it. One of the latest acts to transition into making a name off of national-level touring would be Mime Game. After releasing their 2013 EP, Do Your Work, and having a stellar string of performances at SXSW, the group has now […]

frameworks

UTG INTERVIEW: Frameworks Discuss ‘Loom’

Topshelf Records’ ever-expanding roster was given a hefty dose of vibrance and aggression in November when they had signed Frameworks. This Gainesville-based act will be releasing their debut full-length, Loom, through the label on April 29. Expectations for this record were set pretty high since the premiere of the title track and more recently, “Mutual […]

The Front Bottoms 2014

UTG INTERVIEW: The Front Bottoms @ SXSW

There’s a sense of duality to The Front Bottoms. On one hand, frontman and guitarist Brian Sella’s lyrics ooze honesty about tough times in life, but on the other, there’s still a overarching positive outlook and a display of joyful exuberance in the band’s live performance. All of these things were very evident through the […]

Seahaven 2014

UTG INTERVIEW: Seahaven Discuss ‘Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only’

Seahaven are currently facing what could very well become one of their most significant years as a band. The Torrance, California group recently wrapped up a month-long tour supporting mewithoutYou, and within a week, they will be releasing their risk-taking sophomore release, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only. On top of all of that, they […]

Comeback Kid Die Knowing

REVIEW: Comeback Kid – ‘Die Knowing’

Artist: Comeback Kid Album: Die Knowing Genre: Hardcore Label: Victory Records There’s been something of an “it” factor that Comeback Kid have possessed which has kept them in such high regard within the heavy music community for the past 14 years of the band’s existence. As far as hardcore groups with a more polished sound […]