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Emery Release New Single, “Thrash”

With the May 19 release of Emery‘s sixth album coming closer, the band are getting their fans excited for its release with teasers from their podcast, Break It Down.

On episode two, guitarist Matt Carter talks all about the making of the new album and even premieres the new single, “Thrash.” This track has a multitude of rock and roll assets, ranging from deep, grooving riffs to chaotic unclean vocals and instruments to smooth, melodic sections that pull it all together.

“Thrash” is quite a unique song from Emery that certainly sparks interest for the new album, You Were Never Alone. Listen to the track and podcast for yourself by downloading it on iTunes here.

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Action Bronson To Embark on ‘Mr. Wonderful’ World Tour

Action Bronson will be touring all over the US and Europe to promote his debut record through Vice/Atlantic Records, Mr. Wonderful. The album dropped on March 24 and can be purchased through his website

Festival dates and headlining shows will all be included in his stretch of touring through October 2015, beginning in Seattle on April 3. 

You can check out the lengthy itinerary below along with Action B’s recent YTMA video for “Baby Blue,” featuring Chance The Rapper. Read more »

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The Illumination Share Lyric Video For Acoustic Version Of “A Chance To Change My Ways”

The Illumination have gone through a transformation since their debut release through InVogue Records in 2013. The group has changed from a five-piece to a three-piece, and have since decided to move from a post-hardcore sound to more of a rock sound. To give fans a little taste of their new sound, the group has released an acoustic version of their single “A Chance To Change My Ways” – which was taken from their album Departures. They teamed up with Absolutepunk to premiere the song, and you can also give it a listen below.

Frontman Rod Pires had the following to say about the reimagined version of the song:

“We are extremely excited to release the acoustic version of “A Chance To Change My Ways.” This song has helped me understand that in life, when there’s an end, there’s also a new beginning, and we should never apologize for who we are. This ones from the bottom of my heart.” Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Danny Collins’ Is Al Pacino At His Very Best

Film: Danny Collins
Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Benning
Directed by: Dan Fogelman

Set in suburban New Jersey and littered with enough product placement to please Michael Bay, Danny Collins finds love, laughter, and redemption with a runtime under two hours.

Al Pacino was born to play Danny Collins. A one-time rockstar, Collins has spent the better part of the last four decades living a lie. He’s famous, but not because of material he wrote, and every single day for as long as he can remember that fact has eaten away at his soul, all while Collins did his best to bury his pain with women, drugs, and alcohol. He’s been married three times, abandoned a child he never even took the time to meet, and can currently be found touring the country while planning his latest wedding with a woman well under half his age. He hates himself, but he has blamed everyone else for everything that has gone wrong for so long he’s pretty much accepted misery as his one true love. Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: The Black Atlas – “Moonsong”

“Moonsong,” the new ambient rock track from experimental project The Black Atlas, is a translucent and often times cunning track. There are moments in the song that are forthright and loud, and other moments that are atmospheric and ethereal. It’s a solid track from what is expected to be a worthwhile release.

The Black Atlas mastermind Pete Koronios said, “creatively, the lyrics and tone of the song come from a combination of that symbolism, and a sort of interior recollection of personal events.”

The song, which comes off of Devils, the second volume of The Equinox series, can be streamed in the exclusive interview with Koronios below. Devils is due out this summer. Leave your thoughts on the track in the comments below. Read more »

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Beach Baby Release Video For “Ladybird,” Stream “Bruise”

It’s about time we all formally talked about Beach Baby. A few weeks ago we posted their fantastic new single “Ladybird,” and today we are happy to share with you the video for the catchy track.

The video, directed by Lily Rose Thomas, features three girls seemingly bored finding enjoyment in their days. Just a heads up, the video features a few seconds worth of some NSFW material.

The band has also released their AA side to their upcoming single, “Bruise,” due for release tomorrow. If “Ladybird” was the band’s catchy pop tune, “Bruise” is their more brooding rock track. While never considered “heavy,” “Bruise” surely packs a heavier punch compared to “Ladybird.”

Follow us after the jump to watch the video for “Ladybird,” and stream “Bruise” as well. Read more »

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Turnover Reveal Video For “New Scream”

Turnover are set to release their sophomore LP Peripheral Vision on May 4 via Run For Cover Records. With the coming release, the band has released a music video with the accompanying track “New Scream,” via Stereogum.

Featuring an atmosphere not unlike ’80s rock legends The Smiths and The Cure, “New Scream” is a crisp, ambient, and clean atmosphere for the band. The video features the band playing behind vibrant lights, with images of childhood memories splashed in between the band’s performance shots. Directed by guitarist Eric Soucy’s brother Rob Soucy, the ethereal imagery fits the band’s sound in “New Scream” perfectly.

Follow us after the jump to view the video for “New Scream,” and be sure to pre-order the record here. Read more »

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Under Paris – ‘Transitions’

Under Paris are a five-piece metalcore outfit based out of Clinton, Iowa. The group are set to release their debut full-length album, Transitions, March 31 via Imminence Records. This will be the band’s third release overall, but first effort since they signed to the label.

We are happy to have partnered up with the band to stream their new album in full in advance of its release. You can give it a listen below.

If you like what you hear, be sure to pick up the album when it hits stores tomorrow, March 31. Read more »

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REVIEW: The Maine – ‘American Candy’

Artist: The Maine
Title: American Candy
Label: 81twentythree
Genre: Indie-Rock, Alternative

One of my music professors once asked me what I thought made a good record. Being the visceral musician, I told him that I hadn’t had coffee and that mumbling the theoretical jargon he wanted out of me would result in a completely skewed judgement of what I thought Jack Mannequin’s Everything In Transit was — the record I happened to have been enjoying that morning.

It’s 8pm and I’ve had about two cups today. I think I’ve found my answer. Read more »

Son Lux

Son Lux Announce New Album, Stream Lead Single

Ryan Lott, also known as Son Lux, has kept himself busy over the last few years. In addition to releasing a couple of albums and some EPs under is own moniker, he has also collaborated with Sufjan Stevens, Lorde and Serengeti. His most notable collaboration is with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti as the band Sisyphus.

It seems that Lott is looking to focus on Son Lux this year, as the band has announced details for a brand new album. The new album is titled Bones, and it’s set to be released June 23 via Glassnote Records. In addition to the announcement, the lead single has also been revealed. The song, which is titled “Change Is Everything,” can be streamed below. Read more »

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Death Grips Unleash Music Video For “I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States”

Death Grips‘ forthcoming studio album, The Powers That B, is set to hits stores tomorrow. The album is their sixth overall, and second released this year alone. It’s comprised of two discs – one titled Niggas On The Moon and the other is Jenny Death. The first track on Jenny Death is a song titled “I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States.” The band has released a music video for that track, and it’s worth checking out. The video is comprised of shots made by Go Pros attached to Zach Hill’s drumsticks and Stefan Burnett’s microphone while they recorded in the studio. The drumstick portion is a little dizzying, but it offers a perspective that we don’t usually get to see. You can check out the video below.

Pre-order The Powers That B on iTunes, or simply wait until it’s released in stores tomorrow to pick up a physical copy. Read more »

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Joel Creasey – ‘The Hurricane’

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Comic: Joel Creasey
Show: The Hurricane
Venue: ACMI Below

The last twelve months have seen Joel Creasey rise from the ranks of ‘promising young comedian’ to genuine comedy superstar and national celebrity status. This ascendance has blessed him with an insight into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, exposing him to the idiosyncrasies and human failings of many an A-lister (and C-listers, and whatever Neighbours stars are classified as), and granting him a new perspective on the cult of celebrity.

Creasey’s new show The Hurricane draws on these experiences to hilarious effect, with Creasey using his trademark blend of wit and bitch to deliver a fast-moving hour of anecdote-driven comedy that proves to be an absolute riot to witness. Read more »