alternative

REVIEW: ‘Strange Little Birds’ is Garbage that’s worth picking up

Artist: Garbage Album: Strange Little Birds Label: STUNVOLUME Genre: Alternative Rock For most of us who remember Garbage from the 90s, their first two albums, Garbage and 2.0, are the definition of what we love about the band: Shirley Manson’s sultry yet haunting vocals, a backing band equal parts trip-hop, industrial, grunge, and a lot […]

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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 […]

10 years later: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Stadium Arcadium’

You would be hard-pressed to find a more polarizing band than Red Hot Chili Peppers. Despite their detractors, people have continued buying their records by the millions and flocking to see them live for the last three decades. Along with their numerous hits, they are a band that has continually evolved. Everyone knows Flea is […]

REVIEW: Pity Sex keep it simple on ‘White Hot Moon’

Artist: Pity Sex Album: White Hot Moon Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Label: Run For Cover Records There’s typically this underlying expectation with every musical act that a second album has to be bigger and different than its predecessor. Sometimes, though, bands refrain from taking huge risks and instead opt for the safe route, still managing […]

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UK up-and-comers ZOAX rock through new video for “Roses All The Way”

The UK has never failed to deliver fantastic rock music. From the ’60s onward, band after band and artist after artist hailing from “across the pond” has charted all over the world. After playing huge shows last year with bands like Enter Shikari, Arcane Roots, and Feed The Rhino, London newcomers ZOAX are getting ready […]

PVRIS

PVRIS announce support for North American headlining tour

PVRIS has announced its tour support for their first North American headlining tour, due to kick off May 11 in Nashville. Indie rockers Lydia and CRUISR will tour alongside PVRIS on all dates, with Beach Weather and Polyenso playing on select dates. Beach Weather will join the first half of the tour (May 11 – […]

REVIEW: Polyenso’s ‘Pure In The Plastic’ is purely impressive

Artist: Polyenso Album: Pure In The Plastic Label: Dog Radio, Tone Tree Music Genre: Indie Rock, R&B What’s your favorite piece of visual art? Maybe a Van Gogh painting? What about an intricate, modern art sculpture? It could be an award-winning film or a specific portrayal of Swan Lake or Les Miserables. Whatever it may […]

PVRIS

PVRIS prep for first North American headlining tour

Fresh off a huge tour with Fall Out Boy and Awolnation, Lowell, MA rockers PVRIS have announced their first headlining North American tour in support of the deluxe release of their 2014 Rise Records debut, White Noise, which will be available April 22. Pre-orders are ongoing. The band will kick things off in Nashville on May 11 and wrap […]

i the mighty

You’ll need a hug (or two) after watching I The Mighty’s new video for “Slow Dancing Forever”

There’s nothing like a good cry. Until that cry turns into a sob. And then that sob turns into a bawl… I The Mighty have managed to take their already heartbreaking song, “Slow Dancing Forever” – one that’s only two-and-a-half minutes long, no less – and paired it with an even more heartbreaking and perfectly […]

UTG PREMIERE: Equipment – “Commuter”

A project, known as Equipment, started about a year ago for the 18-year-old Toledo, Ohio-based musician, Nick Stoup. After releasing prior material throughout this past year, we’re excited to premiere his new song, “Commuter,” which he says is “what I’ve wanted to do ever since I started playing music.” “Commuter” was recorded in downtown Toledo […]

bitter's kiss

UTG INTERVIEW: Bitter’s Kiss Talks Self-Titled Debut, Creating With Family

Chloe Baker–maybe better known as Bitter’s Kiss when associated with the music world–is a young singer-songwriter based out of New Jersey who released her stunning, self-titled debut earlier this year. Baker’s father lends a hand or two as well, collaborating with instrumentation and production for the effort; bond and blood put to tape with impressive […]

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Incubus Break Their Silence With Brand New Song, “Absolute Calling”

California five-piece Incubus have previously announced that they will be putting out two new EPs this year under their new label, Island Records, some time during the first half of the year. In conjunction with this much-anticipated news, the band has finally given us a taste of what is to come via a brand new […]