UTG PREMIERE: Face Value – ‘Thick As Thieves’ EP

Maryland pop-punk band Face Value has joined forces with UTG today to offer an exclusive stream of their new six-track EP, Thick As Thieves, which is due out this Friday, June 3. Fans of acts in the vein of Man Overboard and Transit should find comfort in Face Value’s familiarly solid take on the genre, […]

UTG PREMIERE: oldsoul / Speirs Split EP

We’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive stream of the new four-track split EP from Lowell, Massachusetts’ oldsoul and Rochester, New York’s Speirs. The effort features two songs from each band and will be officially released tomorrow, February 7, serving as 2016’s first release for Honest Face Records. Below, you can stream the EP in […]

UTG PREMIERE: Halogens Stream Brand New, Self-Titled EP

2016 is already shaping up well for New Jersey alternative four-piece Halogens. Late in 2015, the band announced that they would be putting out some new material right after ringing in the new year. Earlier in November they premiered the very upbeat, Front Bottoms-esque “Ayúdame!” on AbsolutePunk, and one of our personal favorites, “Run Around,” […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Monterrey – ‘I’m To Blame’ EP

Indiana emotional hardcore-punk band Monterrey have an undeniable appeal and potential, evident on their brand new EP, I’m To Blame, streaming exclusively at UTG today. Melding elements of mid-aughts emo/hardcore acts like Boys Night Out and Moneen with newer post-hardcore, scream-heavy affluentials like Aviator and Octaves, Monterrey’s material is raw and visceral and real. It’s […]

UTG PREMIERE: Charlie Sztyk – ‘The Arc Pt. 1 & 2’

Having worked with singer-songwriter Charlie Sztyk in the past for the premiere of “Wed”—the opening number from his brand new album—we’re thrilled to once again have the opportunity to share Sztyk’s creations with the world. Today, we’re streaming The Arc Pt. 1 & 2, a nine-track effort in which Sztyk bares his soul through beautiful […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Northernmost – “Cloudy”

Few states are as synonymous with forward-thinking alternative music as Massachusetts, and today we have a premiere from one of the Bay State’s finest young acts. Northernmost is a five-piece rock band with just enough indie edge to help them stand out amidst the incredibly crowded alternative rock landscape. The group is set to release […]


UTG PREMIERE: Vegas Lights – “Drag Me Down” (One Direction Cover)

The battle for the attention of young music fans is more competitive today than at any other point in music history. Artists of all genres at every level of success have to constantly push themselves to think outside the box when it comes to marketing, which is often the deciding factor when it comes to […]


UTG Track-By-Track: Luna Aura Discusses ‘Supernova’

Phoenix is not a city that is typically viewed as a hub for emerging talent, but we recently learned to see Arizona’s urban heart in a new light after hearing the cosmic, dream-pop stylings of Luna Aura. Her music is as much influenced by the songs on the radio as it is by the hits […]


UTG PREMIERE: Thundercloud Kid – “Bad News for Blue Eyes”

It’s never too late in the day for a great music premiere, right? We have been outspoken about our love for the upstate New York music scene for as long as I can remember at this point. It seems like every band that comes out of Buffalo or the surrounding area not only has something […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Post Modern – “July”

Today, we’re excited to bring you a new song from the Columbus, Ohio ambient rock band, Post Modern. You can listen to “July” off the band’s upcoming EP, The Current, below. After listening to “July,” you’ll likely understand why it’s difficult to pin this band down genre-wise. The atmospheric guitar tones and spacey vocal effects are reminiscent of PVRIS or […]


UTG PREMIERE: Valora – “React” (Music Video)

Today, UTG has teamed up with Los Angeles based electro-rock act Valora to premiere the brand new music video for their single, “React,” featuring Mot & Krid. The visuals for “React,” directed by Justin Floyd, encourage you to take charge of your life–to take a stand or to speak up and fight back, in any […]

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UTG PREMIERE: The Casual – “Egg Nog”

Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with Christmas. You may or may not have heard of The Casual before now, but if our intuition is correct it won’t be too long before they are considered household names for anyone interested in alternative music. The band, who hail from Pennsylvania, have partnered with UTG […]