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Blur Announce First New Album in 12 Years, Share “Go Out”

Damon Albarn has said time and time again that Gorillaz will reunite. Fans know to take his word with a grain of salt, but recently that proved to be true. Every promise of a new Blur album, though, seemed far more of a stretch given it’s been 12 years since their last album. Turns out […]

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Chris Turner

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny. This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Chris Turner’s  comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com. […]

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Listen to Charli XCX’s New Song “London Queen”

If British singer, songwriter, and all around badass Charli XCX moving her new album’s release date back to December 16 has you down (or even later for you UK folks), fear no more. The highly-anticipated sophomore album, Sucker, now has a new single for fans to play on repeat until the holidays: “London Queen.” The single […]

Placebo

Placebo Touring for First Time in Seven Years

UK rock group Placebo haven’t been in the news much in the past few years. They teased new music in 2012. They dropped a new album in 2013. They sued The Weeknd for his blatant “Machine Gun” sample in 2013. Now, in 2014, they’re ready to hit the road touring — for the first time […]

The Kooks Forgive Forget

Spin 360 Degrees in The Kooks’ “Forgive & Forget” Video

English indie rock heartthrobs The Kooks have dropped a new single titled “Forgive and Forget” this year as a precursor to their upcoming full-length, Listen, due out September 8 via Virgin/EMI (pre-orders are ongoing). In anticipation, they’ve shared a music video for the EP’s catchy title track. The video shows all four members performing the song on a white, […]

FKA Twigs

Listen to FKA Twigs’ New Song “Video Girl”

After a lot of online buzz and some well-deserved hype, British experimental R&B artist FKA Twigs has three weeks left until her debut album, LP1, drops August 12 via Young Turks. In anticipation, she’s shared the second track off the record, “Video Girl,” which you can stream below. Unlike the sultriness of “Two Weeks” and […]

Adult Jazz

Stream Adult Jazz’s Excellent Debut LP ‘Gist Is’

Leeds four-piece Adult Jazz shared a video titled “Community Rhythms” two weeks ago that got our attention from its first few seconds. After watching a pile of humans tumble out of a white van, gather round in a school gym, and bust out a drum circle while frontman Harry Burgess ropes around them singing, we couldn’t help […]

SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land

SBTRKT Announces New Album, Shares Single feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

UPDATE: Stream “New Dorp, New York” feat. Ezra Koenig below. Earlier this year, UK producer SBTRKT dropped a surprise EP out of nowhere. Today, he has announced the release of Wonder Where We Land, his highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut. Oh 2014, how sweet you are. The album artwork is above and a creepy trailer […]

Bat For Lashes

Listen to Bat For Lashes’ New Song “Skin Songs”

What do pathologists, neurologists, stem cell researchers, and hospital surgeons have in common? They’re all recording an album, of course. Okay, okay, so it’s not just medical nerds gathering around to see how sine waves match up with sound, but rather some seriously smart medical experts teaming up with UL musicians to create a collection of […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Kasabian – ’48:13′

Way back in 1997, England got to see a new rock band on its scene: Kasabian.  Now, almost 20 years later, the band is still churning out their classic semi-psychedelic sound in the form of their new album, 48:13. The album, named after the running length, is streaming online via iTunes before it officially comes out on June […]

La Roux Trouble In Paradise

Stream La Roux’s New Single “Uptight Downtown”

London’s synth-pop singer Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, won over the radio with her 2009 hit “Bulletproof.” Now she’s ready for her comeback. On July 8, La Roux’s sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, comes out via Cherrytree / Interscope, but today we get to hear the first official single, “Uptight Downtown.” La Roux is keeping up […]

Echo And The Bunnymen

ALBUM STREAM: Echo and the Bunnymen – ‘Meteorites’

It’s been five years since we last had a new record from seminal post-punks Echo and The Bunnymen, but alas, it’s time. The Liverpool band are streaming their eleventh album, Meteorites, in full over at The Guardian before it comes out on June 3 via 429 Records. We’ve already heard the seven-minute “Market Town” single, and now […]