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REVIEW: Say yes to Bent Knee’s ‘Say So’

Artist: Bent Knee Album: Say So Label: Cuneiform Records Genre: Orchestral Avant-Pop What’s in a name? That’s one of the age old questions, isn’t it? In music, a name can reflect many things; the overall aesthetic of an artist/group, a reference to a concept, or even just a hint towards a style or genre. I […]

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Bayside announce seventh LP ‘Vacancy,’ Fall headlining tour

We all know Bayside by now. If you never heard “Devotion and Desire” on a random Warped Tour sampler over the years, then you’ve probably been living beneath an igneous formation deep beneath the earth’s crust. Today, over on their Facebook, the band announced their seventh studio album, Vacancy, will be released on August 19 […]

UTG PREMIERE: Mother Goose – “Pity Party”

New Jersey rock unit Mother Goose are set to release their debut EP, Pity Party, on Friday, April 29. Today, we’re excited to exclusively premiere the effort’s title track. “Pity Party” perfectly showcases the band’s confessional lyrical leanings and bouncy rock-and-roll bravado, reminiscent of Say Anything’s Baseball and Menorah / Majorah, with just a hint of 1970s classic rock. The […]

UTG PREMIERE: The Energy – ‘When We Were Young’

Brooklyn rock quartet The Energy are just a day away from releasing their fifth studio album in an impressive decade-plus career as a band. Today, we have the distinct pleasure of premiering the entire nine-track effort a tad early for fans to enjoy. Speaking on the new album, titled When We Were Young, the band […]

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Deftones release abstract music video for “Prayers/Triangles”

In support of the release of their latest album, Gore (which we thoroughly enjoyed), Deftones have released a new music video for “Prayers/Triangles.” The video is utterly colorful, giving it an almost psychedelic feel, and gets very literal with the theme of triangles as the band plays in the background. We also get black and […]

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PVRIS announce support for North American headlining tour

PVRIS has announced its tour support for their first North American headlining tour, due to kick off May 11 in Nashville. Indie rockers Lydia and CRUISR will tour alongside PVRIS on all dates, with Beach Weather and Polyenso playing on select dates. Beach Weather will join the first half of the tour (May 11 – […]

UTG PREMIERE: Rival Tides – ‘New Rituals’ EP

Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the newest effort from Los Angeles rock quintet Rival Tides. Slated to release this Friday, April 15, the band’s new five-track EP, titled New Rituals, offers an immense wall of sound with radio ready hooks and solid production work from Erik Ron at Grey Area Studios. Fans of […]

REVIEW: Deftones sustain their hot streak with ‘Gore’

Artist: Deftones Album: Gore Genre: Rock, Metal Label: Reprise Records Many headlines were made in regards to the tensions within the Deftones camp and the creation of their eighth full-length, Gore. Most of the writing was done with guitarist Stephen Carpenter largely on the sidelines. They also switched things up in the producer’s seat, working […]

UTG PREMIERE: The Go Ahead – “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

While in the pursuit of dominating the alternative rock world with the 2016 re-release of their debut EP, Cycles, San Francisco’s The Go Ahead have added a cover to their arsenal. UTG was fortunate enough to partner with the group to share a performance video of their take on Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 smash hit, […]

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PVRIS prep for first North American headlining tour

Fresh off a huge tour with Fall Out Boy and Awolnation, Lowell, MA rockers PVRIS have announced their first headlining North American tour in support of the deluxe release of their 2014 Rise Records debut, White Noise, which will be available April 22. Pre-orders are ongoing. The band will kick things off in Nashville on May 11 and wrap […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Undesirable People – “Cosmic Man”

Our love affair with Undesirable People is well recorded, but I don’t think we have ever believed in the band as much as we do at this very moment. Undesirable People have long proven themselves to be a strong force in the world of authentic alternative rock, and their latest offering is their best yet. […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Aaron Lee Tasjan – “The Dangerous Kind”

Aaron Lee Tasjan’s newest single, “The Dangerous Kind,” is a fine piece of blues rock ‘n’ roll music. The track—which comes off of Tasjan’s new record, In The Blazes—mixes everything from poignant storytelling to sleek and saucy guitar playing. “This love is the dangerous kind,” Tasjan sings. This song is the dangerous kind…dangerously good. In […]