Archive for December 27th, 2013

Johnny Cash Reveals Shel Silverstein Wrote “A Boy Named Sue”

When I was younger, I never understood why musicians were sometimes described as singer-songwriters. Didn’t everyone do both? Why would someone not write their own music? Over time it became clear that some musicians weren’t lyricists, making the label “singer-songwriter” much more revealing (and honorable) than I ever understood. Turns out even the biggest singer-songwriters […]

REST IN PEACE: The Gay Blades

This is the most depressing post I have written in 2013. Not only does it bum me out, but it completely caught me and the rest of the staff off guard. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must report New York rock outfit The Gay Blades have officially called it quits. […]

200,000 People Have Stolen ‘Beyoncé’ In The Last 10 Days

Beyoncé proved she was above the rules of music industry promotion when she surprised the world with the unexpected release of her new, self-titled album earlier this month. No one knew exactly how the record would fare, but as the Soundscan reports began to roll in it became incredibly clear Mrs. Carter had left a […]

Adam Lazzara Releases New Music Video

Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara has released a music video for his first solo track, “Because It Works,” which you can check out after the break. The clip is set mostly in fields and on backroads, which serve as fitting backdrop to folky, acoustic tune. “Because It Works” was released earlier this year on […]

Silverstein Announce North American Tour Dates

Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein will be hitting the road for much of the first half of 2014 in support of their latest album, This Is How the Wind Shifts. In addition to their previously announced tour of their home country in January and February, the band will play a series of shows in the central […]

The Fall Of Troy To Continue After Reunion Shows

Mukilteo, Washington post-hardcore unit The Fall Of Troy are celebrating the end of the year with a series of reunion shows in Austin, Texas, which will feature the band’s original lineup and include performances of the band’s first three albums. The four night stand kicked off yesterday with a special, VIP-only show, at which frontman […]

UTG EXCLUSIVE TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Republic Of Wolves – ‘No Matter How Narrow’

Following 2010’s Varuna and the following year’s EP, The Cartographer, Long Island’s own The Republic Of Wolves quickly became a name worth knowing in the ranks of the indie rock scene. Upon its announcement, the band’s second full-length studio album, No Matter How Narrow, shot up the list of our most anticipated albums of 2013, […]

Get ‘Yeezus’ For Free From Google Play

As music bloggers’ end of the year lists are starting to make their way online, now is the perfect time to check out some of the records you might have missed this year. Luckily, Google Play is holding a massive year end music sale, which includes a free copy of Kanye West‘s Yeezus and CHVRCHES‘ The […]

REVIEW: Grandview – ‘Everything Between Paint and a Wall’

Artist: Grandview Album: Everything Between Paint And A wall Genre: Emo; Indie rock Label: Six Pine Records Grandview hails from Burlington, Massachusetts and plays their own take on the emo/indie genre that’s been resonating with many as of late. But don’t let that lead you into writing this quintet off as followers catching up on […]