UTG CONTEST: Win two tickets to the ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Stage Dives’ tour

American Standards are the definition of “in your face.” Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, these masters of mayhem are wonderfully hard to get a hold of, boasting a dizzying sound that is equal parts furious and fascinating; irregularity reigns supreme, restraint is in short supply, and quality headbanging is guaranteed. For real—if you’ve had a long […]

Mixtape roundup

UTG Mixtape Roundup: September 2015

With the collective work ethic of rappers at an all-time high, it’s easy to sleep on a lot of quality (and free) music. Thus, at the end of each month, contributor Mike Giegerich will bring you a list of the best mixtapes to hit the Internet in the past 30 days. Know a struggle rapper whose […]

Sunday Morning Massacres

Killer Mike Drops ‘Sunday Morning Massacres’ Mixtape For Free

With all the news of police brutality, murders, and racism still prevalent in America, Run the Jewels‘ fast-spitting songs about retaliating against the government and bringing humanity together take on a new meaning. But as if that wasn’t enough, Killer Mike went and released an old mixtape this past Sunday, because if there’s anything we […]


Kanye West is Playing a Free Show in Times Square Tonight

A free Kanye West show seems too good to be true. Tonight, however, is the real deal. Kanye West will perform in New York City’s Times Square at 7:30PM as a part of the World AIDS Day Concert. U2 are throwing a surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance in the city, but since Bono’s bike accident on […]

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Run The Jewels Share “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″

This year, Run The Jewels have become official overachievers. The second full-length from El-P and Killer Mike, RTJ2,  comes out today via iTunes, but the duo put it up for free to download on Friday because why not? They got enough money to move forward with Meow the Jewels, their remix of the album using only cat noises. […]

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Brent Walsh (I The Mighty) Releases Debut Single From Solo Album

Brent Walsh, vocalist of post-harcore band I The Mighty, finally made his Equal Vision debut as a solo artist with the first track off his upcoming album, 7. Walsh has spent many years between ventures with I The Mighty writing and recording his personal sound, and has mentioned that the upcoming album will feature an […]


Required Listening: Taylor Bennett – “Hatin”

Hot damn. Chicago’s latest and greatest young hip hop export, Taylor Bennett, returns to our front page this afternoon with the premiere of a new single that is sure to entertain. “Hatin” is the first song to surface from Bennett since the May release of his Mainstream Music mixtape. The track, which was produced by […]

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LISTEN: Post Nothing – ‘There Is Something Wrong With Me’

Formerly known as Trap Her Keep Her, the newly re-branded California hardcore outfit Post Nothing have debuted their first record in the post-THKH era. Entitled There Is Something Wrong With Me, the self-released EP finds the perfect ground between unrelenting fury, tongue-in-cheek wordplay, and genuine introspection all within five bone-crushing minutes. Follow the jump to […]

Artery Recordings Sampler 2014

Artery Recordings Releases Free Sampler

Sacramento label Artery Recordings turns four this year, and to make sure everyone gets the same sunny summer weather as them, they’re releasing a sampler for free. The sampler, titled Summer of Artery, features Slaves, Kublai Khan, Upon This Dawning, and more. They’ve been pretty busy over at the label, having just added Four Letter Lie to their […]

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LISTEN: Send Away Stranger – ‘Gables’

Tallahassee, Florida outfit Send Away Stranger are now streaming their brand new EP, Gables, in its entirety on Bandcamp. For those who enjoy the album, it is available as a pay-what-you-want download, but be sure to keep in mind all money made off the record goes directly into funding its release on vinyl. Be sure […]


Free Album: Skizzy Mars – ‘Pace’

Up and coming hip hop talent Skizzy Mars has released his second full length album. Titled Pace, the latest offering from Skizzy features a dozen new tracks that serve as a fitting follow-up to Mars’ 2013 tape, Phases. Jon Waltz and Ms. Jones make guest appearances on the album, which is produced entirely by 6ix […]

Rookie Of The Year Covers EP

UTG EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Rookie of the Year – ‘The Covers EP’

Acoustic-pop veteran Rookie of the Year has teamed up with Under The Gun for an exclusive, free download of his brand new record, The Covers EP. Containing affectionately catchy new twists on fan-favorite tracks both old and new, The Covers EP is a diverse collection of influential numbers. The record includes new and unique renditions […]