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REVIEW: The Hotelier find peace from agony with ‘Goodness’

Artist: The Hotelier Album: Goodness Label: Tiny Engines Genre: Taoist Indie Rock, Emo, Pop-Punk Like many fans of The Hotelier, I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard their breakout sophomore record, Home, Like Noplace Is There. Alone in my freshman year dorm room on a Sunday night in February, I listened to […]

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Stream The Hotelier’s brilliant new record, ‘Goodness’

The Hotelier captivated the emo, pop-punk, and indie rock worlds in 2014 with their tidal wave of a sophomore record, Home Like Noplace Is There, and they’ve finally returned with the long-awaited follow-up. Listen to Goodness in full via Stereogum and make sure you read their full interview which is massive, worth your time, and features photos from […]

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The Hotelier announce summer headlining tour, ‘Goodness’ release date

Since The Hotelier announced that their ridiculously-anticipated third LP, Goodness, will be out in May 2016, we’ve been clamoring for any kind of concrete date—which we now have. Goodness hits stores on May 27, according to the band’s Bandcamp page. The page (NSFW) features the band’s nudity-laden Goodness album artwork, as well as the release date and track lengths, for […]

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The Hotelier announce new album with NSFW teaser video

Immediately upon release of their 2014 LP, Home, Like Noplace Is There, The Hotelier skyrocketed to the topmost ranks of the emo/alternative world, not to mention seemingly every damn ‘best of’ list at the end of the year. Many deemed it “perfect,” which sets the bar pretty high for the band, but something tells us […]

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The Hotelier Announce Fall Headlining Tour

Emo favorites, The Hotelier, have just announced that they are heading out on tour around the East Coast this Fall. The band, whose most recent full-length record Home, Like Noplace Is There stole the hearts of thousands, have been touring extensively all year. There has been no official word as to if or when the […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Sorority Noise Discuss Your New Favorite Record, ‘Joy, Departed’

“I feel like this one is building on self-deprication rather than drowning in it. I never thought I’d ever be able to write lyrics about getting better and finding all the good in the terrible.” This very statement from vocalist Cam Boucher is probably the greatest depiction of Sorority Noise’s stellar new record, Joy, Departed, […]

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Stream A New Annabel Track Entitled “Another Day, Another Vitamin”

Ohio emo four-piece, Annabel, are stirring up more and more buzz with each new single they release. Their third full-length record (and Tiny Engines debut) is entitled Having It All, and is due out in May. This will be serving as the band’s follow-up to 2010’s Here We Are Tomorrow. Produced by Evan Weiss of Into […]

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La Dispute To Play A Few Intimate Shows This Spring

La Dispute announced earlier in December that they will be embarking on a short co-headlining U.S. tour with Title Fight this spring, with the support of The Hotelier. During this brief run, the band will also be playing a few seated, intimate shows in four cities, starting on March 28 in Philadelphia. These smaller shows will involve playing […]

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Sorority Noise Join Topshelf Records, Announce Sophomore LP

Hartford indie/emo four-piece Sorority Noise have recently announced their signing to the Topshelf Records family. The band, fronted by Cameron Boucher (also of Old Gray), put out a very well-received debut LP, entitled Forgettable, earlier in 2014, along with various split EPs, enabling them to tour throughout the year with bands such as You Blew It!, […]

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The 25 Tracks That Dominated My 2014 Over All Others

I already babbled on extensively about my favorite full releases and music videos of the year, but it’s been eating away at me that I didn’t put some focus on the individual tracks I spent a significant amount of time with since 2014 began. So without wasting any more of your time than needed, below […]

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The Music That Moved Me In 2014

This time last year, my life was more hectic than ever before. I was working three jobs, trudging through my final semester of college, and doing my best to prepare for life as a “real adult.” Fatigue was in fashion, uncertainty reigned supreme, and on top of it all, I couldn’t afford to take my […]

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Here Are A Few Records That Gave Me A Lot Of Feelings In 2014

2014 marked the beginning of a lot of things for myself. I’d started my fourth year in college, worked my first real job, got my first real paycheck, joined Under The Gun’s incredible team, and began to get a good sense of the “real world.” For the most part, I’d say 2014 would’ve beaten 2013 […]