concept album

UTG PREMIERE: LTTRS – “Frances” feat. Jesse Lawson (lyric video)

Bremerton, Washington’s LTTRS is a band after our own collective heart here at UTG. The quartet’s upcoming album, Worlds We Roam, is a conceptual effort revolving around characters in the DC Universe. Touching on this idea, the band says, “We wanted to do a concept album from the beginning. When we started writing, DC was […]

UTG PREMIERE: Attalus – ‘Into The Sea’

We recently wrote about Raleigh, NC’s Attalus, in which we raved a bit about their forthcoming album, Into The Sea. Set to release tomorrow, June 2, via Facedown Records, Attalus’ newest effort is a welcomed change of pace for the label and a monumental stride, not only for the band, but for rock music and […]

Ghostface Killah And AZ Go Hard On “Double Cross”

The latest off Ghostface Killah’s “superhero-revenge concept album” is, as the kids say, straight fire. “The Battlefield” was cool and all, but “Double Cross” is a two-minute, take-no-prisoners throw down about a man wronged by fake friends. Its place in the story of 36 Seasons seems pretty clear, and it almost certainly sets up more fireworks to […]

Park Confirms New Lineup And Announces Concept Album

Park have confirmed the official lineup of their since reuniting and have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The record will be based off of a novel that vocalist Ladd Mitchell has been working on with each chapter being represented by a different song on the record. The band also announced that […]

REVIEW: Silverstein – “This Is How The Wind Shifts”

Artist: Silverstein Album: This is how the Wind Shifts Genre: Rock Label: Hopeless Records Tricky things, concept albums. When done right, they can be seminal, testaments to creativity and vision and the sheer bravado of the band who undertakes them. When done wrong, there are few things more baffling and unrewarding. This Is How the […]

UTG INTERVIEW: William Control

There are a select few in this alternative music community who truly spend every waking second trying to develop fresh ideas to share with curious ears. Sometimes their efforts fail, sure, but in our book a disastrous experiment is better than a monotonous retread of familiar sonic territory any day of the week. Of those […]

Silverstein Release Lyric Video and Details Regarding New Concept Record

We recently announced that Silverstein will be releasing their new album, This Is How The Wind Shifts. We just got word that the album will officially be available on February 5, 2013 via Hopeless Records. It has now been released that the album will be a concept album. What makes this even cooler is that this […]

REVIEW: Right Away, Great Captain – The Church of the Good Thief

Artist:Right Away, Great Captain Album: The Church of the Good Thief Genre: Folk Rock, Indie Label: Favorite Gentlemen Records If you can listen to the first 60 seconds of The Church of the Good Thief, the third album in the Right Away, Great Captain trilogy without crediting Andy Hull with the title of poet your […]

REVIEW: Redeemer – First Degree

Artist: Redeemer Album: First Degree Label: Rite OF Passage Redeemer really caught me by surprise. There I was, minding my own business, giving their new EP First Degree a  listen for a review. The first song “Sorrow and Regret” started off really somberly with the story of a man who’s wife and kid left him, […]

Flavorwire’s geekiest concept albums

Flavorwire has compiled the ten nerdiest concept albums of all time. Did your pick make the list?

We Interviewed The Faceless

Last week James had a chance to phone up The Faceless to discuss their brand new concept album which just dropped this week. GO BUY IT! UTG: Hello, how are you today? TF: Pretty good, we’re in Atlanta. UTG: So, the album comes out next week, what can you tell us about it? TF: It’s a concept […]