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It’s Hard To Be “Bored” While Listening To The Obsessives

Near Mint Records took a chance on The Obsessives when their label launched in the middle of 2014. The band, which hails from Washington D.C., had only just begun to gain the attention of the music industry at large, but that didn’t stop co-founders James Cassar and Corey Purvis from putting their faith and money […]

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FEATURE: Stop Making Excuses & Start Listening To Oh Honey

This probably won’t be that hard for you to believe, but despite the fact I more or less make a living talking about music there are still great new bands that I don’t discover until well after they have made a splash on the national stage. I like to think I do a fairly good […]

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Will Amnesia Beach Be Your Next Obsession?

We receive hundreds of new music submissions every week at UTG, and of those only a select few ever make it to the front page. Even less appear more than once, which is probably as much our fault as theirs (communication is a two-way street), but every so often a musician or group comes along […]

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Is Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye” Pop Music’s Next Smash Hit?

Atlantic Records took the music industry by surprise in 2014 with the signing, and later complete radio domination, of Meghan Trainor. Her throwback sound, coupled with timely pop culture references, made songs like “All About That Bass” inescapable pop hits. Just how long her career will last is anyone’s guess, but it should go without […]

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Ivory Deville – “Drain Pipe” (Live)

Just a month after releasing their incredible debut album, Ivory Deville have partnered with UTG to share a live video that you won’t soon forget. If you don’t know the name Ivory Deville just yet, don’t fret. Though the band has been getting a lot of love from critics in recent weeks they are still […]

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Eden The Cat Is The ‘Amateur’ Songwriter No One Can Resist

Every year I tell myself I am going to dedicate more time to writing about artists on the rise that no one else makes time to cover, and every year those good intentions fade before the heat of summer arrives. Though I often find myself inundated with music from unsigned artists, I’ve honestly never written […]

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Lion Babe Are About To Become Your New Favorite Pop Duo

Big hair, don’t care forever. Have you heard about Lion Babe? Consisting of Vanessa Williams’ daughter Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, this unique duo delivers a mix of funk, soul, urban, and pop music that is nearly impossible to resist. Their latest single, “Jump Hi,” features a dance-inducing beat and uplifting lyrics about finding […]

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There’s Something Irresistible About Radical Something’s “Cali Get Down”

Several weeks ago we brought you an audio stream of a new song titled “Cali Get Down” by a band we had never previously covered called Radical Something. That same group has since released a video for the that single, and we have only fallen further in love with their unique take on modern pop […]

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Ayler Young Offers A Pop-Heavy Take On Funk With “You Can’t Buy Love”

At the beginning of the summer, the editors of UTG held a digital meeting to discuss our plans for the future. At the very top of the list was increasing our focus on in-depth content, and following not far behind was a universal desire to expose more up-and-coming artists to our readers. We like to […]

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UTG Premiere: Amative – “Selfish Desires” (Official Music Video)

We have been focusing a lot of our efforts in July on exposing readers to new music, and today may be my favorite of all ‘discovery’ posts to debut so far on the site. Amative are a crushingly heavy outfit from Ohio who are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Their debut […]

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Taylor Bennett Could Very Well Be The Next Big Artist From Chicago

Anyone old enough to remember the urban music scene in the 1990s will recall that very little attention was given to the artists hailing from the middle of the country. Creative marketing and nonstop publicity fueled the rap battle between the coasts, leaving many remarkable midwest names from receiving the type of critical acclaim that […]

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UTG Premiere: Kal Duzay – “The Likk” (Music Video)

Florida’s Kal Duzay has quickly become the ‘need-to-know’ young rap hero on the rise over the last few months, and today UTG is excited to do our part in furthering his exposure by premiering the official video for “The Likk.” Taken from Duzay’s recently released mixtape, Diamond Scarz, “The Likk” features Audio Dope production and […]