pop-punk (genre)

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UTG PREMIERE: Before The Streetlights – “Private Browser”

Recent Antique Records signees Before The Streetlights recently asked us to lend them a hand in premiering a track from the upcoming label debut. We didn’t know at the time that the band planned to drop the track in question on Thanksgiving, but once we became aware of their goals we leapt at the chance […]

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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 […]

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Trophy Lungs Announce ‘Day Jobs,’ Stream Lead Single

Boston’s pop-punk underdogs Trophy Lungs have finally announced plans to release their long-awaited Antique Records debut, Day Jobs. The album, which was announced at the top of 2015, will be available on September 18. To celebrate the news, Trophy Lungs partnered with the fine folks at Vanyaland to premiere the lead single from the album. […]

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Well Kept Things Release “Great White North” Video

The best pop-punk band to come out of Buffalo, New York this year has just released a new music video we know you’re going to love. You may or may not know about Well Kept Things at this point, but if the rest of 2015 is anything like the first half of the year there […]

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State Champs Announce ‘Around The World And Back,’ Stream “Secrets”

State Champs have been very busy lately. The Albany pop-punk breakouts have spent the past year on the road alongside All Time Low in the U.S. and 5 Seconds Of Summer in Australia. In more good news, it seems they are gearing up finally to put out some new music. Following their very successful debut […]

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Well Kept Things Stream ‘Homegrown’ EP

The wait is over, pop punk fans. After months of teasing and just two song premieres, Well Kept Things have shared a stream of their debut EP with the world. Homegrown is the result of several young lives spent almost entirely in upstate New York. Buffalo has proven to be a breeding ground for innovative […]

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REVIEW: Sudden Suspension – ‘There’s A Bigger Picture Here’

Artist: Sudden Suspension Album: There’s A Bigger Picture Here Label: Bad Timing Records This is the sound of growing up. For their third EP, Indiana natives Sudden Suspension have tasked themselves with encapsulating what it feels like to grow up in 2015, along with all the challenges one encounters along the way. From getting over […]

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REVIEW: Four Year Strong – ‘Four Year Strong’

Artist: Four Year Strong Album: Four Year Strong Label: Pure Noise Records Genre: Easycore, baby Before we take the next 1,100 words or so to discuss the new Four Year Strong record, let’s talk about presentation. Four Year Strong is a band that has always cared about presentation. Ridiculous promo pictures featuring the band’s enormous […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Rocket Ship Resort – “Where We’ll Go”

Electro-pop act Rocket Ship Resort is gearing up for the release of a brand new record, Megaheart, which includes the infectious pop track “Where We’ll Go,” streaming exclusively below. The song is a magnetic modern electronic-pop song, mirroring the likes of The Ready Set and Owl City. Be careful — it’s the type of melody […]

Old Again

UTG INTERVIEW: Old Again Discuss Their Debut LP and Relationship With Fronz

Just like every band to come before them and every band after, Orlando, FL’s Old Again have come from the humblest of beginnings in house shows and small-cap venues. But there have been three huge things that have helped separate them from the rest: Their ambitious twist on modern pop-punk, their opportunistic mentality, and last […]

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BUMMER: Fireworks To Go On Hiatus Following Upcoming Tour

Today may be the saddest day in UTG history. After eight years together, Fireworks have announced plans to go on hiatus following their upcoming tour. Announced today via Twitter, Fireworks thanked fans for all their support before breaking news of their plans to take some time away from the spotlight. “After these upcoming gigs are […]

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REVIEW: The Story So Far – ‘The Story So Far’

Artist: The Story So Far Title: The Story So Far Label: Pure Noise Genre: Pop-Punk There seems to be a divide among those within The Story So Far’s reach. You were either very heavily into From Under Soil And Dirt or heavily into What You Don’t See. These two are equally excellent records that possess […]