indie (genre)


Indie singer Chris Hoepfl releases introspective solo album, ‘Memoir’

This year has been amazing so far for music releases. Our current favorite bands are releasing new albums along with those we thought lost to the void of hiatus or the once-final “break-up.” But we must not stop seeking out new music each and every day as well. On Monday, May 30, Chris Hoepfl—frontman of […]

UTG PREMIERE: Souveneer – “Strangers” (Acoustic)

Mason Maggio—member of indie rock band The Republic Of Wolves and folk duo Tigers On Trains—has a new solo project called Souveneer. Today, we have the honor of premiering an acoustic version of one of his recent singles, titled “Strangers.” “‘Strangers’ was the first song written for this project, and an ironically difficult exercise in […]

REVIEW: Pity Sex keep it simple on ‘White Hot Moon’

Artist: Pity Sex Album: White Hot Moon Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Label: Run For Cover Records There’s typically this underlying expectation with every musical act that a second album has to be bigger and different than its predecessor. Sometimes, though, bands refrain from taking huge risks and instead opt for the safe route, still managing […]


Gates release video for “Habit” from upcoming album ‘Parallel Lives’

New Brunswick, NJ rockers Gates have released a music video along with the announcement of their upcoming sophomore album, Parallel Lives, coming out June 3 through Pure Noise Records. The music video for “Habit” features footage of the band performing, touring and recording in the studio. The song offers layers of ambient, shoegazey post-rock which […]


PVRIS announce support for North American headlining tour

PVRIS has announced its tour support for their first North American headlining tour, due to kick off May 11 in Nashville. Indie rockers Lydia and CRUISR will tour alongside PVRIS on all dates, with Beach Weather and Polyenso playing on select dates. Beach Weather will join the first half of the tour (May 11 – […]

swiss army man

Watch Paul Dano ride a dead Daniel Radcliffe like a dolphin in the new trailer for ‘Swiss Army Man’

Saying “you haven’t seen anything like this” is an understatement. This may not be for the casual moviegoer, as it’s a tad out there, but for the “looks-a-bit-past-the-surface” movie buff, it will surely grab your attention and make you wish you could see it right this instant. Starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Love & […]

Three Man Cannon

Three Man Cannon get woodsy in “Coma’d” music video

Scranton, Pennsylvania four-piece Three Man Cannon released a video today for “Coma’d” in support of their latest record, Will I Know You Then, out on Lame-O Records as of last November. The visuals depict the band involved in a cult residing in the woods, seemingly entranced in what nature has, until one member decides he’s had enough […]

UTG PREMIERE: Equipment – “Commuter”

A project, known as Equipment, started about a year ago for the 18-year-old Toledo, Ohio-based musician, Nick Stoup. After releasing prior material throughout this past year, we’re excited to premiere his new song, “Commuter,” which he says is “what I’ve wanted to do ever since I started playing music.” “Commuter” was recorded in downtown Toledo […]


Shiver share impassioned new single, “Lost And Found”

Salem, Massachusetts indie/emo four-piece Shiver have yet to announce details regarding their upcoming full-length, but if the lead single they just released is any indication of what we can expect, this band is gonna start making huge waves very quickly. You can listen to the relatable, heart-rending “Lost And Found” below and download it at […]

Still Parade

Succumb to Still Parade’s dream-funk sounds on new single, “07:41”

The Niklas Kramer-led solo project Still Parade—projecting his creations from Berlin—has a funky new single online, and if it doesn’t make you dance, you must not be listening. “07:41” brings to mind some sort of amalgam made up of elements provided by Neon Indian, Hot Chip, Toro Y Moi and like-minded, dreamy, folky, funky pop-and-otherwise […]

the damnwells

UTG INTERVIEW: The Damnwells Discuss First New Record With Original Lineup Since 2006

For the first time in about eight years, Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit The Damnwells are once again comprised of the original members that it consisted of during its inception in 2001. The four-piece’s brand new self-titled record, which is due out next week, epitomizes the high points of all the efforts poured into this much-anticipated reunion. UTG was […]


UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Subtle Words – “Whatsoever”

There must be something in the water in Buffalo, New York because no other city in recent memory has produced as many uniquely thrilling bands in the last five years as this often overlooked city. I don’t know the last time we went more than two days without posting about a band from this region, […]