Archive for October 28th, 2013

Beck Signs To Capitol, Announces New Album

Beck will release a new album titled Morning Phase in February 2014 via Capitol Records. The album is being described as a companion piece to 2002’s Sea Change and features many of the same  musicians who played on that album and who accompany Beck on tour (Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner). According to a […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Skinwalker Ranch’

Film: Skinwalker Ranch Starring: Adam Ohler Directed By: Devin McGinn There is no denying the permanence of ‘found footage’ in the world of film at this point. From humble beginnings with college kids lost in the woods, the genre has undergone some major changes over the years, and along the way a variety of new […]

Emile Hirsch Cast as John Belushi in Upcoming Biopic

Variety reports Emile Hirsch has been chosen to star as John Belushi in an untitled biopic about the legendary comedian. The film will begin filming in New York City in the spring, with Steve Conrad directing his own screenplay adapted from the 2005 biography Belushi. Conrad’s writing credits are rather impressive and include The Weather […]

Warpaint Announce New Album, Stream New Song

It’s a good week for indie rock bands on three-year album cycles, with Arcade Fire releasing Reflektor, their first full-length since 2010’s The Suburbs, and Young the Giant announcing the follow-up to their 2010 debut. Now, Warpaint are joining the club. The Los Angeles, CA band will release their self-titled sophomore album on January 21, […]

SINGLE REVIEW: “Bad Girl” – Avril Lavigne Ft. Marilyn Manson

Several days ago, former punk-princess Avril Lavigne debuted “Bad Girl,” a 3-minute pop-rock single featuring the always controversial Marilyn Manson. Now, sometimes the stars align just right, and seemingly by fate, two artists who we think have nothing in common come together to create a truly wonderful collaborative work that defines a generation. Unfortunately, after […]

Required Listening: Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Those anxiously awaiting a sonic sequel to “Love The Way You Lie” are about to be sorely disappointed… After a few promotional singles, Eminem has delivered the first radio single off The Marshall Mathers LP 2 exclusively through Shade45 radio. Titled “The Monster,” the track pairs Slim Shady with Rihanna for an upbeat song whose […]

Teenage Bottlerocket Release New Song

There are no hidden messages about drugs in the new Teenage Bottlerocket song. There are, however, a lot of overt and obvious messages. That’s clear enough from the title: “I’m the One Smoking Marijuana Motherfucker.” The minute-long burst of energy is an anthem for everything your parents were scared you would get into when you […]

Deep Elm Records Promises 10,000 Free Album Downloads If They Reach 20,000 Likes By December 31

An offer like this is too good not to promote. Plus, the people behind it are some of the hardest working in music. Bonus! Deep Elm Records has become a staple of the alternative music scene since its birth in 1995, but for one reason or another they’ve only garnered a little less than 11,500 […]

Tom Waits Plays First Show In Five Years

In honor of Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, Tom Waits played his first show in five years last night. My Morning Jacket and Queens Of The Stone Age were also on the bill. Following the announcement of the Bridge School Benefit via Facebook Waits said in a statement, “I had every good intention to stay home and […]

Beacons Witness

UTG EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Witness – ‘Beacons’ EP

Today we bring you an exclusive first listen to Dayton, Ohio’s latest musical offering, Witness. From the town that has spawned acts like Let’s Get It, The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, This Love, Dangerkids, and even Dead Poetic comes a Metalcore band with Post-Hardcore influences abundant. This is Witness and this is their latest EP, […]


Myself In Mirrors are an up and coming ambient post hardcore outfit hailing from Vineland, New Jersey. The band got started in early 2012, and since then have been working hard on establishing themselves in the scene and making a name for themselves. Their hard work has paid off, as they recently signed to Imminence […]

If You Want ‘SLC Punk 2’ You’re Going To Have To Fund It

What was once just talk has turned into reality. Just months after announcing plans to try and bring an SLC Punk sequel to life, creator James Merendino has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the film’s production. Announced via press release (the most punk of all news delivery methods), the official crowdfunding campaign for SLC […]