TV On The Radio Announce ‘Seeds’

One of the most prominent indie bands of the 2000s is back. In a relatively unexpected move, TV On the Radio has announced Seeds, their first new full-length since 2011, when they released Nine Types of Light. This just became my most anticipated release for the remainder of the year.

The band uploaded a teaser trailer to YouTube, and it’s literally that. The short 26-second video shows a very colorful, funnel-shaped foam creation and features what sounds like the ending of a song. Regardless, it’s exciting.

No date has been announced, but the rumor is that it’s set for …

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EDITORIAL: Dear Record Labels – Please Upload And Maintain Your Video Archives

December is typically a slow month for music news, but this week was given a jolt of life in recent days when country icon Garth Brooks announced he will be touring next year for the first time in over a decade. When I initially saw this headline I first spent thirty-sixty seconds in a fanboy daze of the return of the man who delivered “Standing Outside The Fire,” and when that buzz began to die down I headed to YouTube in search of the song’s official video. After multiple searches, some including the term ‘HD,’ the best version I could …


WATCH: Kye Smith Drums His Way Through Epitaph Records’ Entire Catalog

I noticed this video going around today and after ignoring it for a couple hours or so, I found myself getting intrigued and checking it out with intentions of giving it a minute or two of my time. It only took a few seconds before I was hooked and soon realized that I had watched the entire 20-minute video.

This video features drummer, Kye Smith, who I admittedly had never heard of before this, but upon minimal research I found that these medley covers are nothing new for Smith. He’s taken to YouTube to produce quite a few in …

Mayday Parade

Mayday Parade Post Studio Update

Mayday Parade have been working hard in the studio to release the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled album. The band posted a studio update via YouTube, which focuses on guitarists Alex and Brooks as they record guitar parts, speak on equipment usage, and song structure.

While a lot of information isn’t available just yet, we do know that the new album is slated for a fall release date on Fearless Records. You can view the studio update after the jump.

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Washed Out Talks New Album; Stream New Song, “It All Feels Right”

Chillwave Godfather, Ernest Greene AKA Washed Out, has made quite a name for himself over the past few years. He went from sampling classic tracks on YouTube in his parents’ house, to a Sub Pop Records artist who peaked number 6 on the Billboard US Rock charts with his 2011 debut album, Within and Without.

Greene recently sat down with SPIN to discuss his new album, Paracosm, which is due out on August 13. Touching on the song writing process, Greene said, “I still feel like I’m learning. I have a way of working that I’ve been doing …


Arctic Monkeys Release New Single, “Do I Wanna Know?”

Arctic Monkeys have been playing new material during their current U.S. tour dates, which means a new album is on the horizon. If you haven’t caught them live or seen any recent video footage, don’t fret. The band just released their new single, “Do I Wanna Know?” via a YouTube music video.

The music video includes some great animation, and fits the new material perfectly. If you like what you hear, you can also pick up the track on iTunes. The Arctic Monkeys are on the record stating they plan to release their new album in 2013. This …

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A$AP Rocky Concert Ends Quickly After Someone Steals His Hat

According to HipHop DX and a fan with video proof, A$AP Rocky ended his show yesterday in Germany rather quickly after someone stole his Supreme hat. The A$AP Mob and Rocky were performing the A$AP Ferg track, “Work (Remix),” when apparently someone snatched the hat off his head while engaging with fans.

At around 0:51, A$AP Rocky cut the music and went on to say, “I came to party with y’all. Who took my shit, man? Give me my hat so I can go. That’s a one-of-a-kind hat. Don’t try and creep to the back. Who got my …

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WATCH: The Lonely Island Release “Go Kindergarten (Feat. Robyn)”

In promotion for their new album entitled, The Wack Album,  The Lonely Island have been releasing new music every Wednesday calling it, you guessed it, “Wack Wednesdays.” The next addition to their catalog is the track, “Go Kindergarten,” which features pop female vocalist, Robyn.

While neither The Lonely Island nor Robyn actually appear in this video, there is a hilarious group of young adults with paper bags over their heads acting out the lyrics for you. In addition, random hashtags appear on the screen during the duration of the video, which include everything from, “#SorryWrongText,” #DeathToMolly,” and “#MollyRingwald”


YouTube Adds First Paid Channel for Horror Films

We cover a lot of films here on UTG, and thanks to a new channel on YouTube we may soon be able to bring even more content to your ever-hungry eyes.

The Wrap had the pleasure of exclusively announcing this afternoon that YouTube has launched its first paid channel for horror films. Known as Screampix, the new offering launched today and features more than 200 hours of horror footage, including full-length features, trailers and interviews. Kearie Peak, former COO of electric entertainment, is co-founder of the venture. Former SyFY executive Ray Cannella will be in charge of programming for …

No Joy

MUSIC VIDEO: No Joy – “Hare Tarot Lies”

No Joy is a band that classifies their genre as “DOOMGAZER.” Well, at least according to their Facebook page they do.

In promotion for their new album, Wait to Pleasure, which dropped last week via Mexican Summer, the band released a music video via PitchforkTV for the track, “Hare Tarot Lies.” If you’re a fan of My Bloody Valentine and Shoegaze, this might be right in your wheelhouse.

No Joy is currently on tour, and playing select shows with Sub Pop Records loud grunge band, METZ. If you live in the NYC area and are interested in winning …


WATCH: A$AP Rocky and Adidas Team Up In “Quick Ain’t Fair” Campaign

Rick Ross may no longer be an active Reebok representative after his controversial rape lyric incident, but have no fear. Another one of the rap games hottest right now, A$AP Rocky, has teamed up with Adidas in their latest, “Quick Ain’t Fair,” campaign.

The commercial features NBA stars Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers, Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers, and John Wall of the Washington Wizards, while A$AP rhymes about their journey over the instrumental of his infamous track, “Goldie.” Rappers partnering up with popular shoe companies is nothing new to the music industry.

Cross-promotion between artists such …


‘The Louise Log’ Web Series Nominated For Shorty Award

If you’re unfamiliar with The Louise Log, it’s a scripted web series created by veteran Sundance director Anne Flournoy, “based on the inner life of a real NYC housewife.” It has amusing episode titles like “How To Cope With Your Inner Cat” and seemingly draws inspiration from comedy series such as Louie and Curb Your Enthusiasm which is what originally piqued our interest. The show has earned recommendations from well-knowns such as actress Suzy Soro, critic Roger Ebert, and playwright Eve Ensler who has said, “The Louise Log is brave, funny, real, deep, clever, poetic and original. But …