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Stop Everything: The First ‘Robocop’ Trailer Has Arrived

Comic nerds and classic action fanboys have been divided all year over whether or not we should be excited for a remake of Robocop. Technology is clearly in a better place than it was for the original, but for one reason or another there is a small percentage of the population who believe no one […]

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Second Trailer For ‘The Bling Ring’ Makes Breaking And Entering Look Cool

Everyone wants to be famous, right? When the first trailer for The Bling Ring was unveiled ahead of Spring Breakers it was hard to find much, if any reason to care. Another indie film about good girls gone bad, only this time told by Sophia Coppola? Pass. Then earlier today a new trailer for the […]

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First impressions: 3oh!3 – ‘Omens’

From time to time we come across posts on smaller sites that we feel are deserving of exposure on a bigger level. Last month we featured Thomas Nasiff’s reaction to Justin Timberlake’s marketing campaign, and today’s post is being reblogged from UTG Editor James Shotwell’s Tumblr. This time around, James recounts his first impressions after […]

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Patrick Stump – Soul Punk

We were fortunate enough to receive a sampler of Patrick Stump’s upcoming full length album and are sharing our impressions with you! Click through now to learn about the album James is “certain” will be one of the year’s best!

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The Dear Hunter – The Color Spectrum

Just weeks away from the release of the entire 9-EP collection, Editor James Shotwell gives us insight into eleven tracks from The Dear Hunter’s upcoming Color Spectrum collection. Going where no previous release has gone before, we have no doubt you’ll be talking about this release all year long!

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The Wonder Years (3 new songs)

The UTG staff received an early Easter present in the form of three new songs from The Wonder Years upcoming album, Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing. Click through to find out Editor James Shotwell’s thoughts on the new material and just how excited we are about the album’s June 14 release date.

First Impressions: Jason Derulo – Jason Derulo

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Jason Derulo’s self titled debut. It drops March 2nd, 2010. Though UTG is now nearing its second birthday, the world of Top 40 music is still new territory for […]

First Impressions: TobyMac – Tonight

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on TobyMac’s Tonight. It drops February 9th, 2010. I am 22 years old. That means that I have been alive almost as long as tobyMac [born Kevin Michael McKeehan] has […]

First Impressions: Tegan & Sara – Sainthood

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Tegan & Sara’s Sainthood. It drops October 27, 2009. Two years after they were thrust into the national spotlight with the release of The Con, the Canadian duo of […]

First Impressions: Relient K – Forget and Not Slow Down

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Relient K’s Forget and Not Slow Down. It drops October 6, 2009. Though I wouldn’t claim Relient K as one of my favorite bands of all time, I think […]

First Impressions: Every Time I Die – “New Junk Aesthetic”

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Every Time I Die’s New Junk Aesthetic. It drops September 15, 2009. Every Time I Die have returned with the fury of a thousand suns! On September 15th, the Buffalo, […]

First Impressions: Owl City – Ocean Eyes

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Owl City’s Ocean Eyes. It drops September 1st, 2009. After selling nearly 300,000 individual songs and 30,000 albums digitally on their own, Owl City will be taking a shot […]