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Violet Days debut a powerful electro-pop single in “Your Girl”

It’s been six months since the release of “Screaming Colors,” but Swedish pop outfit Violet Days has finally debuted an infectious new single. Entitled “Your Girl,” the cut finds vocalist Lina Hansson providing her most powerful performance yet as she addresses the intrinsic need to be loved with emotional, affecting vocals that demand radio play (especially when combined […]

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Handsome Ghost premiere new single, “Graduate”

Handsome Ghost have teamed up with Nylon to premiere a brand new cut. Entitled “Graduate,” the first taste of the self-appointed “indie-prom” group’s forthcoming record is a breezy sing-along anthem that swells into synth-pop goodness just in time for the hook. Hear “Graduate” after the jump and look out for more details concerning Handsome Ghost’s […]

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Kimbra returns on new Slowolf track, “White Feathers”

Since her fantastic sophomore album The Golden Echo in 2014, Kimbra has mostly been laying low aside from a few tours, some studio sessions, and some very subtle features on Mew‘s recent album, + –. Today, over at Nylon, a new track, titled “White Feathers,” has been released, featuring the Kiwi singer with electronic artist […]

REVIEW: Polyenso’s ‘Pure In The Plastic’ is purely impressive

Artist: Polyenso Album: Pure In The Plastic Label: Dog Radio, Tone Tree Music Genre: Indie Rock, R&B What’s your favorite piece of visual art? Maybe a Van Gogh painting? What about an intricate, modern art sculpture? It could be an award-winning film or a specific portrayal of Swan Lake or Les Miserables. Whatever it may […]

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Ramsey’s self-produced dark-pop is irresistible

Los Angeles trip-hop/pop artist Ramsey is on a tremendous rise; one we regret to have not been aware of until just recently. Ramsey’s current collection of tracks on Soundcloud contains some of the best material we’ve heard this year. It’s moody, visceral, expertly crafted, and unforgettably affecting. With several of the tracks nearing 200k plays […]

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Ski Lodge will “Crush Your Heart” with upbeat new single

New York’s Ski Lodge have honestly released nothing but quality music, much of which has gone overlooked in many corners of the music world; a massive loss for those not paying attention. Undeniably drawing influence from ’80s new wave and English alternative favorites, fans of anything from Simple Minds to The Smiths should feel right […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sophie And The Bom Boms – “Big Girls”

Artist: Sophie and the Bom Boms Song: “Big Girls” Album: TBA Sophie Stern’s knack for songwriting has never been in question; as a former associate of Dr. Luke, the Los Angeles-based musician has more than her fair share of thoroughly infectious music under her belt. Yet, when comparing Stern’s newest single with last year’s The […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: LZRS TXN – “Let It Go”

Artist: LZRS TXN Song: “Let It Go” Album: TBA Self-described “intergalactic groovy” duo LZRS TXN‘s debut Side A EP existed somewhere between Graduation-era Kanye West and a medley of danceable, upbeat electronics. The combination was potent enough to garner the attention of the Boston Globe, so it’s only right their new single, “Let It Go,” continues the tradition of […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Emily Hearn Discusses ‘Hourglass’

Singer-songwriter Emily Hearn hails from Athens, Georgia, otherwise known as a town with high expectations for its musical inhabitants. After years of performing at local venues while doubling as a student at the University of Georgia, Hearn is positioned to take her country-tinged pop music to the masses as her songs continue to find success online, […]

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REVIEW: Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘E•MO•TION’

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen Album: E•MO•TION Genre: Pop We live in a very saturated world. One filled with the over-commercialization of art, trends, clothing, technology, everything. When something takes off, it soars to a point far beyond want, desire, or demand, but, within this generalization of “needing” too much, there is a romanticism buried beneath […]

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UTG PREMIERE: All Walls – “New Vibration” (Music Video)

Many of our younger readers will be returning to school this week, which pretty much means that summer is officially coming to an end. That sucks, and there is no way getting around that fact, but as long as we have catchy music to enjoy the feeling of joy that summer brings can last well […]

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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 […]