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Stream A New Track From Pet Symmetry’s Split With Slingshot Dakota

Well known for their song titles barely making it into Twitter’s 140 character limit is a band called Pet Symmetry. They are an indie rock, power pop trio comprised of Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It., Their/They’re/There), Erik Czaja (Kittyhawk), and Marcus Nuccio. Late last summer, Soft Speak Records launched a split 7″ series that […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jonathan Hischke (Dot Hacker, The Sound of Animals Fighting)

Some bands are known for one musician, and some musicians end up known for only one band. Jonathan Hischke is not one of those musicians, and his current focus, Dot Hacker, is not one of those bands. The rock group, formed by studio musicians best known as members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and […]

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Fall In Love With Salt Cathedral’s New Summertime Song “Tease”

We’ve been smitten with Brooklyn four-piece Salt Cathedral‘s music for a little while now. With a style that floats somewhere between indie synthpop, subtle math rock, and sugary vocal heaven, Salt Cathedral are well worth your time and attention. Their 2013 self-titled EP won us over with “Take Me To The Sea,” and now we […]

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Pinback Announce ‘Summer In Abaddon’ 10th Anniversary Tour Dates With Tera Melos

Indie rock got a prog update when Pinback first hit the scene in 1998. Fast forward to today and the San Diego dudes are still running fast, most recently having dropped the bright, upbeat Information Retrieved in 2012. Arguably their best album, however, is 2004’s Summer In Abaddon, an excellent showcase of Rob Crow’s distinct vocals and Armistead Burwell Smith […]

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Minus The Bear Announce ‘They Make Beer Commercials Like This’ 10 Year Anniversary Shows

If all these anniversary shows have taught us anything, it’s that time flies. Minus The Bear will be playing a few 10 year anniversary shows in honor of They Make Beer Commercials Like This. The EP will be played in its entirety along with other Minus The Bear classics for two nights in Seattle and Portland. […]

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Stream Two Knights’ Debut LP ‘Shut Up’

Out of Denton, TX comes emo duo Two Knights. Before we get all up in arms discussing what qualifies as “emo,” take a listen to this band’s music. Their debut album, Shut Up, is streaming a week early before its release on April 8 via Count Your Lucky Stars and it’s top notch. These two dudes merge […]

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Oculesics And Autocatalytica Announce Master Egg Tour

Two of New England’s (and, uh, New York City’s) finest progressive acts are heading out on tour together. Prog-metal act Autocatalytica (featuring Emmett Ceglia on drums, who you may recall as the handsome devil from Sugar Bomb!) and math-experimental band Oculesics (who used to feature Ceglia on drums, but that’s besides the point) are covering […]

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VINYL REVIEW: Postmadonna – ‘POSTMADONNA’

Artist: Postmadonna Album: POSTMADONNA Original Release Date: April 1, 2013 I stumbled upon Seattle’s Postmadonna on Bandcamp in the latter half of 2013, greeted with vivid colors, intriguing song titles, and a unique, yet somewhat brief self-titled effort boasting nine accessible experimental, math-rock tracks that had thoughts of Tera Melos, Cursive, and Fang Island rattling […]

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Piglet Successfully Funds Kickstarter Campaign

Oh, math rock, how I adore your best bands and despise your run-of-the-mill local acts. Legendary math rock pioneers Piglet successfully funded their own Kickstarter campaign earlier today, which featured a handful of limited prints of their releases. Piglet’s entire official discography can be summarized as a six track EP that was released in 2005, […]

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Attention Starved Death Grips Never Planned To Perform At Shows

Death Grips have the “Attention Starved Whores Who Will Do Anything In The Realm Of The Bizarre Of The Year” award clinched. They were supposed to perform at a Lollapalooza aftershow last week, but bailed and had a suicide note put on screen as their music played lightly in the background instead. Yesterday, other promoters […]

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Giraffes? Giraffes! And Goddard Head Out On Skeletour

Math rockers Giraffes? Giraffes! and alternative rockers Goddard have shared one of the coolest looking vinyl splits we’ve ever seen (see here). Soon they’ll be going on tour together, with G?G! having some dates alone first. The tour will be the furthest Goddard has traveled from home; it’s harder to say that about G?G!, as […]

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Duck. Little Brother, Duck! Robbed Of Custom Guitar

Emo math rock band Duck. Little Brother, Duck! have a warm space in my heart. Their last album made my top 10 from 2012, and I sincerely believe one of the best emo lyrics of all time comes from “Steve Jobs” off their first album, Survival Is Not A Workout. All of this leads me […]