Songs For The Season: Summer Playlist

Summer, the long coveted season for students, teachers, kids, parks, and numerous other interested parties, has always seemed to invigorate the beginning of something new. While it presents a change in season, it also sparks a temperate reinvention. Summer removes the constraints of autumn’s sweatshirts, winter’s coats, spring’s windbreakers, and welcomes humanity in its most […]

REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’

Artist: Sharon Van Etten Album: Are We There Genre: Folk Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten is a rarity among musicians. The New Jersey native will step onstage and squabble with her three-piece backing band, combining nervous jokes with a half-snort laugh that would probably get a kid bullied in middle school. She’s a bit […]

Grizzly Bear And All Tomorrow’s Parties Cancel I’ll Be Your Mirror Show

Brooklyn indie rock giants Grizzly Bear are known for beating their own path (and, to me, also singing beautifully acapella in Paris.) They teamed up with All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) to have their own fest that they aptly titled “I’ll Be Your Mirror.” Today, the two groups have cancelled I’ll Be Your Mirror. It was […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Beirut – The Rip Tide

Brooklyn, NY rockers Beirut have released beautiful new video for their title track “The Rip Tide” and can be viewed by simply heading through the jump. This album was released last year through Pompeii Records. The band’s own Zach Condon said this about director Houmam Abdallah’s work on “The Rip Tide,” according to Pitchfork. “I […]

Rumored (leaked) lineup for Coachella 2012

The new year is rolling around and with it comes another year of great music. Next spring is the Coachella Valley Music and Fine Arts Festival, a huge (sweaty) gathering of celebrities, rich folk, and hipsters.  To entertain these individuals, hundreds of musicians will flock to the Coachella Valley to play. A Goldenvoice insider has […]

Beirut Perform On Jimmy Fallon

Beirut have become a familiar face on late night television and we certainly agree that they deserve the spotlight. The band has incredible musical prowess. Check out Beirut performing the track “Sante Fe,” off of their latest effort Rip Tide, by simply heading through the jump. Let UTG know how you felt about this by […]

Beirut Perform On Letterman

Beirut made a special appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed their song “East Harlem.” This song hails off their recently released full length, The Rip Tide. Check out the performance by clicking past the jump, in my opinion it’s worth it!

MUSIC VIDEO: Beirut – Sante Fe

Things go from terrible to awesome in the brand new music video from Beirut, entitled “Sante Fe.” Check out the overly-dramatic video right here on UTG and let us know if you enjoyed it. This track comes off of Beirut’s album The Rip Tide via BaDaBing Records.

Beirut streaming entire album ‘The Rip Tide’

UTG featured artist Beirut are currently streaming their entire upcoming release The Rip Tide right here on NPR. This album has been praised by many as a huge step forward for the band and the UTG staff are also behind it as well. Check it out by clicking past the link and tell us how […]

REVIEW: Beirut – The Rip Tide

“It should go without saying then that The Rip Tide is a truly beautiful piece of work. It’s so light and airy that it could slip right by you, but if you take the time to listen and focus there is much to fall in love with. It’s a soul-searcher, but without any of the faux sentimentality that usually infects introspective records and it’s all bound together with a seamless vision and creativity.”

STREAM: Beirut – East Harlem

Indie kings Beirut have returned with a new song you’re sure to enjoy. Though the initial mood may feel a bit cool for Summer, we’re sure you’ll warm up to it fast! Click below to enjoy “East Harlem.” Thanks Stereogum.

Mogwai headlining End Of The Road festival

It has been confirmed that Mogwai will be headlining the End Of The Road festival alongside Beirut in Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, England. They’re scheduled to play September 3. The  line-up so far is: