UTG PREMIERE: One Gone Thus – ‘Impermanence’ EP

Los Angeles experimental/post-hardcore duo One Gone Thus have teamed with UTG to stream their new, five-track EP, Impermanence, which will officially release this Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available on Bandcamp for just $1 and come with a bonus track, titled “Some People Never Change.” “We went about constructing the whole album with the idea […]

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VOKES debuts “Slow Down”

VOKES has displayed a knack for delivering wonderfully soulful vibes throughout 2016, and with the release of “Slow Down,” the trend continues onward. Lyrically encompassing the fear of loving again after premature heartbreak, the newest single from his forthcoming Fractals EP exists in a moody, downtempo atmosphere before breaking out into an upbeat hook soaked in layers […]


VOKES Premieres “Value”

After releasing a fantastic debut single in “Cruel Game,” VOKES has returned with “Value,” the second offering from his forthcoming EP. Taking a milder route this time around in terms of pace, the track progressively twists and turns through various approaches to modern electronic music as stretched-out synth lines and clattering percussion fluctuate underneath VOKES’ smooth vocal delivery. […]

UTG PREMIERE: I, Ohms – ‘Parallel Connection’ EP

Virginia Beach djent/metalcore quintet I, Ohms have released a brand new EP today, titled Parallel Connection, and UTG has a full stream for your listening pleasure. You can experience the heavy, five-track effort below and order a CD or digital copy for yourself through Bandcamp. “Recording the EP was really fun and we’re super excited […]


Artist: VOKES Song: “Cruel Game” Album: Fractalism VOKES‘ debut single, “Cruel Game,” is a multi-faceted piece of work that masterfully rides the line between past and present. While offered in a sleek pop-package, the track ebbs and flows with an overwhelming sense of life; woodblock-esque percussion in the background evokes a quirky 1980s aesthetic and funky guitar-work plucks […]

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Bear Attack announce breakup, stream final EP

“What if I make it, and it doesn’t feel like anything?” Up until today, indie/pop/folk act Bear Attack had been all but silent on social media for almost a year. Last we heard from the band, they were taking their time writing a new release but no mentions of it being their last were brought […]

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Alex Aff Releases Minimalistic Visuals For “Understand”

Durham native Alex Aff first caught our attention in 2015 with Forever, a full-length project grounded in hip-hop’s classic, boom-bap aesthetic. After kicking off the new year with a supremely raw cut in “The Regency” that he describes as “a gritty joint over a jazz sample,” Aff has returned to Forever with black-and-white visuals for the standout […]

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Boys Night Out release teaser for comeback EP, ‘Black Dogs’

One of the most exciting reunions in the scene as of late has been that of Canadian post-hardcore band Boys Night Out. With their last release being 2007’s self-titled LP, their recently announced, forthcoming EP, titled Black Dogs, will serve as the band’s first new material in just shy of a decade. Set to release […]

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REQUIRED LISTENING: Noah Gundersen Has a New Side Project and It’s Spectacular

Perhaps in some distant parallel future Noah Gundersen will eventually release a piece of work that isn’t utterly airtight, but from all indications, that day is still a long ways off. Earlier this week, the fast-rising folk crooner took to social media to unveil Young In The City, an awesome new musical undertaking that pays […]


REVIEW: I Love Makonnen – ‘I Love Makonnen 2’

Artist: I Love Makonnen Album: I Love Makonnen 2 Label: OVO Sound Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B I Love Makonnen entered the national conversation with his Drake-assisted “Tuesday” in the summer of 2014, but his self-titled OVO Sound EP hinted toward a much broader vision beyond the overt quirkiness of the left-field club anthem. After a year spent exploring his […]

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Controller – ‘No Future’ EP

We first became acquainted with Controller back in September, and were instantly taken aback by their undeniable ear for all that is catchy and upbeat. The NYC quartet’s monster melodies are fun, fluid, and infectious, and at any given moment, possess the uncanny ability to completely turn around even the crappiest of days. This powerful […]


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 […]