Minus the Bear Announce New Album and Fall U.S. Tour

Minus the Bear have announced the ‘Lost Loves & Beer Commercials Tour’ for this October and November. The tour will both celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP (which will be played in full) and support the October 7 release of Lost Loves, a collection of ten songs […]

Mansions Perform Acoustic Version Of “Flowers In My Teeth”

The Seattle-based indie rock duo known as Mansions recently played an intimate, exclusive performance of “Flowers In My Teeth” at Sole Repair as a part of Ploom‘s #RethinkMusic sessions. The performance was recorded, and now we can listen to the acoustic version of their incredibly popular single. You can check it out below the break. […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/25-5/31

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Essential pick-ups in the vinyl world this week included the debut album from Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, the new solo project from Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years, the long-awaited sophomore album from Dikembe, and the new reissue of Glassjaw‘s classic, Worship and Tribute. If you have a […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/23-3/29

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Now that the bulk of the Record Store Day announcements are out of the way, we can get back to what you’ll be spending your money on before April 19 rolls around. This week’s highlights include a new pressing of The Starting Line‘s pop punk classic, Say It Like You […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/2-3/8

Welcome to another edition of Weekly Wax, UTG’s round-up of vinyl news from the past week! Most of the stories in the past seven days concerned reissues and new releases for this year’s Record Store Day, which will take place on April 19. From high profile artists like Bruce Springsteen and Fun. to small indie […]

Mansions Blog About ‘New Best Friends’ Anniversary

Mansions‘ debut album New Best Friends celebrated its five-year anniversary March 3 and its second pressing went on sale yesterday. Now we have a heartfelt blog post from vocalist Christopher Browder about the album’s anti-climactic original release and the journey the band has been on since then. View the full blog post after the jump. You can […]

Mansions To Reissue ‘New Best Friends’ On Vinyl

Before Mansions released one of UTG’s favorite albums of 2013, Doom Loop, and their excellent 2011 effort, Dig Up The Dead, they released a full length titled New Best Friends. The album just had its five-year anniversary yesterday, and in celebration the group decided to release a limited 12″ pressing of it. In addition to […]

FREE DOWNLOAD: La Dispute Tour Sampler

This spring is chock full of great tours, but one of the most exciting lineups features the pairing of Michigan post-hardcore quintet La Dispute and their Baltimore-based counterparts, Pianos Become the Teeth. The month-long tour, which includes support from Mansions will make its way across the US and Canada starting March 14, and you can […]

Check Out Mansions On Audiotree

Audiotree is one of my favorite live video sessions around right now. With a wonderfully humbling atmosphere, a crew that noticeably cares about the current state of music, and great filming and sound, their approach to bringing live sets to the masses is certainly welcomed. They recently released their live session from Mansions, a band […]

Jacob Tender’s ‘Best Of 2013′ In Music

‘Tis the season to make the most difficult choices I have to make all year. Seriously, my life is easy enough to make that statement true. I hate making these lists, more-so this year than any year previous. Yet I’m obligated to do so. So here I am. You see, in January, I told myself […]

La Dispute To Release ‘Rooms Of The House’ On March 18

The countdown on La Dispute‘s website hit zero today, and as many speculated, there was an album announcement waiting at the end. The post-hardcore quintet will release their third full-length, Rooms of the House, on March 18, 2014. The album was written in an isolated cabin in the upper peninsula of their native Michigan and […]

Adrian Garza’s ‘Best of 2013’ In Music

Well it’s that time of the year where we in the music world collectively follow through to toss in our 2 cents worth of opinions (once more) by means of our “best of” lists. After much thought about it – and believe me, I’ve been working on my list since last month – I’ve finally […]