post punk

Ceremony

Ceremony Announce New Album, Debut Somber New Tracks

Ceremony is was a hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park, California. Their last album, 2012’s Zoo marked a shift from their chaotic early sound into a more controlled post-punk direction. While Zoo was still energetic and undeniably punk (not to mention excellent), the band’s just-announced follow-up The L-Shaped Man represents an even more drastic transformation […]

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A Place to Bury Strangers Unleash New Single “Straight,” Prepare to Shatter Eardrums on Spring U.S. and Euro Tours

Confession: Of all the shows I’ve attended, I’ve only worn earplugs twice. On both occasions, I was watching Brooklyn post-punk outfit A Place to Bury Strangers at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. As much as they’re known for their memorable live shows, these harbingers of noise and chaos have also released a series of great […]

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No Devotion (Ex-Lostprophets/Thursday) Debut “Eyeshadow” Music Video, Expand U.S. Tour

No Devotion is the new project featuring vocalist Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations) and the remaining members of Lostprophets. They unveiled their debut single, “Stay,” a few months ago, and they’ve just premiered a music video for that single’s b-side, titled “Eyeshadow.” As if it wasn’t already evident by the band’s surprising ’80s post-punk inspired […]

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Listen To A New Song From Interpol Called “Ancient Ways”

Interpol have released yet another track from their upcoming fifth album El Pintor that is due out September 9. The track is called “Ancient Ways” and is the third song that has been released from the album, with “All the Rage Back Home” and “Anywhere” being released in the past couple of weeks. The song […]

Merchandise

Merchandise Announce Tour With Lower

Post-punk band Merchandise are hitting the road this fall with Copenhagen group Lower. Normally this would come as a regular tour announcement, but both bands are known for engaging, impressive live shows, so this comes as a double-whammy of great guitar and mesmerizing vocalists. Merchandise just dropped a new music video for “Enemy” and Lower […]

Ovlov

Ovlov Have Reunited

Less than 48 hours after CT-based band Ovlov announced via their Facebook page that they were breaking up, their record label, Exploding In Sound, posted that the band has reunited. Around that time, Ovlov shared a photo of Punk’d on their Facebook page as well as a comment saying they were “trying to hype up these 3 […]

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REVIEW: Michael Cullen – ‘Love Transmitter’

Artist: Michael Cullen Album: Love Transmitter Genre: Synth Pop, New Wave “For awhile, putting one foot in front of the other was all I could manage.” Michael Cullen‘s Love Transmitter is the result of a marriage in shambles, the subsequent near-nervous breakdown, and a much-warranted depression; 35 minutes spanning 10 melancholic tracks of gothic new […]

Koji

ALBUM STREAM: Koji – ‘Crooked In My Mind’

Koji just released his debut album, Crooked In My Mind, today via Run For Cover Records. If you aren’t sure about whether or not you want to buy it yet then here’s your chance to stream the album in its entirety before purchasing it. Take a look below the jump to stream the album, and […]

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Review: Person L/Weatherbox – Split EP

Artists: Person L and Weatherbox Album: Split EP Genre: Indie-rock/Experimental Label: Youth Conspiracy Records After four long years of patient waiting, Person L and Weatherbox have finally recorded that 7-inch they had promised. The Split EP consists of four all new tracks, two from each band, all of which are terribly enjoyable.  However, upon successive […]

Review: Native – Wrestling Moves

Artist: Native Album: Wrestling Moves Genre: Indie Rock Label: Sargent House It’s finally here! The UTG Staff’s pick for “Most Anticipated” album of Fall 2009, Native’s Wrestling Moves. I have been lucky enough to spend the last couple weeks with the record and though I wanted to wait until the Halloween [ish] release, I just […]

MC Lars – This Gigantic Robot Kills

Band: MC Lars Album: This Gigantic Robot Kills Genre: Nerdcore Hip Hop Label:Crappy Tracks: 1. Where Ya Been Lars? 2. True Player For Real 3. Hipster Girl 4. It’s Not Easy [Being Green] 5. This Gigantic Robot Kills 6. No Logo 7. 35 Laurel Drive 8. Twenty-Three 9. Guitar Hero Hero 10. O.G. Original Gamer […]