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REVIEW: The Damnwells – ‘The Damnwells’

Artist: The Damnwells Title: The Damnwells Label: Independent Genre: Indie Rock While often quite permeable, our musical palates allow for very little flexibility in terms of what we feel comfortable listening to. Certain people feel for hard-hitting lyrical attributes, some look to instrumentation for inspiration, and others run to records blindly and wait until something […]

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Modest Mouse Announce North American & European Tour

In celebration of the highly-anticipated release of Strangers To Ourselves, the band’s followup to We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank from 2007, Modest Mouse will be heading out an an extensive spring/summer tour throughout North America and Europe. The band will be making appearances at numerous music festivals and will also be playing […]

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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 […]

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Cartel Announce ‘Chroma’ Ten-Year Anniversary Tour

Hold on to your hats, kids. Chroma, Cartel‘s debut record and one of the most important pop-punk records to date, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with all of us this spring. The band has just announced that they will be embarking on a full U.S. tour (and playing one U.K. show after) in celebration of […]

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Modest Mouse Offer Scenic Video For Low-Key Single, “Coyotes”

On the eve of No Cities To Love‘s much-lauded release, Modest Mouse has taken another step toward ending an album dry spell less than two years shorter than Sleater-Kinney’s own. The second single off new full-length Strangers To Ourselves – as melancholy a song as you’d expect on an album with that title – has debuted. Premiering on Interstate-8 […]

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Modest Mouse Reveal Album Artwork For ‘Strangers To Ourselves’

In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few days, Modest Mouse are alive and they are doing things. Over the course of the last six days, the beloved indie outfit has been revealing bits and pieces of information regarding their impending record, Strangers To Ourselves, which is a followup to their last […]

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REVIEW: Bobby Shmurda – ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ EP

Artist: Bobby Shmurda Album: Shmurda She Wrote Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap After a summer that sent him rising from a nobody to one of the most blogged about names in urban music, Bobby Shmurda has all the hype in the world and none of the work to back it up. Though he’s become a household name in […]

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Stream Bobby Shmurda’s New EP, ‘Shmurda She Wrote’

Before the “Shmoney Dance” broke out through the United States late this year, Ackquille Jean Pollard, more commonly known as Bobby Shmurda, was relatively under the radar. Having signed to Epic Records not too long ago, the breakout rapper from Brooklyn is scheduled to release his debut EP, Shmurda She Wrote, on November 10. The 5-track EP […]

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Bobby Shmurda Announces ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ EP

You’ve got to hand it to Bobby Shmurda for embracing the numerous puns his name is able to create. If nothing else, at least he has a sense of humor. Now that the heat from “Hot Nigga” has begun to die down, Epic Records is looking to make back their Bobby Shmurda investment money with […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Chevelle – ‘La Gágola’

La Gágola, Chevelle’s seventh full-length release, is set to drop next week via Epic Records, however, as of today, you can stream the ten-song effort in its entirety exclusively through iTunes Radio. This latest attempt will act as a follow-up to 2011’s Hats Off to the Bull, and features the outfit’s previously released singles, “Hunter […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Steve Rennie, Manager of Incubus, Founder Of Renman Music & Business

From time to time, a chance to interview someone we’ve long admired comes up that we simply cannot resist. Stevie Rennie is a music industry expert who started as a promoter in Los Angeles, became a record executive for Epic Records, and ended up managing Incubus. He’s now started his own website for those who […]

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Death Grips Launch Their Own Label Thirdworlds

Death Grips have not had the best luck with finding a stable label home and today they create their own sanctuary, called Thirdworlds. The label’s official logo can be seen to your left in the feature image box. Thirdworlds isn’t exactly all that independent though. A quote from the press states that the home to […]