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Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The final lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Chicago event, which takes place Sept. 11-13. Additional bands and details will be revealed […]

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LISTEN: Speedy Ortiz – “The Graduates”

The first single, “Raising The Skate,” from Speedy Ortiz‘s recently announced third LP, Foil Deer, had an infectious and almost lackadaisical feel to it, but never lost its immediacy. This is a common theme in the foursome’s songs, and the latest single from the album, “The Graduates,” only perpetuates their unique position in the music […]

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Speedy Ortiz Announce New Album ‘Foil Deer,’ Share Accompanying Comic

Speedy Ortiz are returning with a new full-length. The Massachusetts indie noisemakers, who’ve had a breakout of sorts with Major Arcana and the Real Hair EP over the last two years, will be returning with Foil Deer on April 21. The album will be put out by Carpark Records. Accompanying the album’s announcement, along with your standard cover art and […]

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Speedy Ortiz Unveil Video For “American Horror,” Extend Tour

Speedy Ortiz has kept busy since the internet at large took notice of them. Since the break of Major Arcana, the band has followed with the Real Hair EP earlier this year and the Adult Swim Singles Series submission “Bigger Party.” The band has released a Peter Binswager-directed, Pitchfork-premiered video steeped with animation in the imagination. We’re taken on […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Pitchfork Music Festival Bands on Their Favorite Chicago Hangouts

We’re a little more than excited for Pitchfork Music Festival to arrive this year considering it has an awesome record fair (Chirp!), top notch food vendors (Rice Table! Puffs of Doom!), and a beautifully stacked lineup (Slowdive! Beck! Neutral Milk Hotel!). The festival will take place over at Union Park on July 18-20 for three days of great music […]

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.” Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s […]

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Adult Swim’s Summer Singles Series To Return With Deafheaven, Tim Hecker, Future, More

Adult Swim’s Single Series has delivered a number of intriguing tracks over the past few summers, with whoever curates the series having a deft hand for picking artists currently rising or resurfacing into the spotlight. Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, an annual appearance by Captain Murphy – it always promises […]

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REVIEW: Speedy Ortiz – ‘Real Hair’

Artist: Speedy Ortiz Album: Real Hair Genre: Alt-rock/Noise Punk Label: Carpark After a huge year in 2013, including a critically acclaimed debut album, Major Arcana, and a match-made-in-heaven tour with The Breeders, Speedy Ortiz refuse to sleep, and have released another four songs, with their Real Hair EP. This time, they took Paul Q. Kolderie […]

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Pile Stream “Special Snowflakes”

Pile is a band I have long been fond of. Though they have long been on Exploding in Sound Records, the label only really took off after last year’s positive Pitchfork review of Speedy Ortiz’s Major Arcana, though it should be noted that Ovlov’s am. was another highlight of 2013. That said, Pile may just […]