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REVIEW: Daughter – ‘Not To Disappear’

Artist: Daughter Album: Not To Disappear Genre: Indie rock, but so much more. If Daughter‘s If You Leave was their serenely beautiful entry into the world of music, the band’s sophomore full-length, Not To Disappear, is their monumental rebuttal. The British act return with a huge release, as easily stated by opener “New Ways.” The […]

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Weezer Ask “Do You Wanna Get High?” On New Song

God bless Weezer. You never know what Rivers Cuomo and his cohorts will deliver from one album to the next, but over the last month the world has slowly been getting a grip on what will almost certainly be the next phase of Weezer’s existence. Two songs have surfaced since the beginning of October, and […]

REVIEW: Foxing – ‘Dealer’

Artist: Foxing | Album: Dealer | Genre: Indie | Label: Triple Crown A little over a year ago, I interviewed Foxing while on tour supporting their fantastic debut LP, The Albatross. Filled with energy and an upsurge of fans, the band grew larger and larger, high enough to find their sophomore LP, Dealer, one of […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Tales Of Halloween’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Knock Knock’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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REVIEW: Coheed And Cambria – ‘The Color Before The Sun’

Artist: Coheed and Cambria Album: The Color Before The Sun Genre: Alt-Rock Label: 300 Entertainment It is certainly a daring move, this far into one’s career, to dismantle a foundation that has held heavy mystery, intrigue and fandom, circulating at the center of the behemoth known as Coheed and Cambria. As the band prepares to […]

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REVIEW: For Today – ‘Wake’

Artist: For Today Album: Wake Genre: Metalcore Label: Nuclear Blast Wake likely won’t convert any For Today non-believers, but long-time fans of the band’s middling metalcore sound should find themselves enjoying a sixth full-length addition to their FT library. This is by no means the Iowa act’s weakest effort to date, but apart from a […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Evil Dead’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘We Are Still Here’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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Handguns Rise Above Genre Trends With “Disenchanted”

As much as Handguns have been considered a part of the current pop-punk movement, I have always thought of them as something of an outlier. Their music may play well alongside current alt-rock favorites, but the themes in their music and the way their fans engage with them is something wholly unique unto Handguns. What […]

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REVIEW: Lydia – ‘Run Wild’

Artist: Lydia Title: Run Wild Label: 81twentythree Genre: Indie-Pop, Rock Lydia‘s music–from their debut album in 2005 to this year’s Run Wild–defies being put in a box. All five records aren’t given enough justice with an “indie rock” label. Their music is an uncommon art form; one that contours around the unique and easily identifiable […]

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REVIEW: The Front Bottoms – ‘Back On Top’

Artist: The Front Bottoms Album: Back On Top Genre: Rock ’n’ frickin’ roll Label: Fueled By Ramen Look, 2015 has been a weird, divisive year for the alternative music community. Some of the scene’s heaviest tough guys are bringing back the Linkin Park sound for a new generation of radio-listeners, Riff Raff played the gosh-darn […]