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Cold War Kids Debut “Hot Coals” Music Video

Indie rock outfit Cold War Kids have teamed up with Nylon to premiere a brand new music video for “Hot Coals,” a highlight from the group’s 2014 effort, Hold My Home. Featuring live of footage of the band performing amidst an ever-shifting landscape of colors, the video’s psychedelic visuals precisely complement the track as stuttering guitar riffs and bursts of fluttering percussion swirl underneath stadium-filling vocals.

The music video is truly worth checking out, so watch “Hot Coals” after the jump and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Read more »

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Raury Shares Video for “Seven Suns”

If you haven’t fallen in love with the hip-hop up-and-comer Raury yet, feel free to start now. The Internet is raving about this kid, and rightfully so; his mixtape Indigo Child is superb.

In the meantime, check out a so-called PSA visual that he and his crew have developed for the song “Seven Suns” that is from his mixtape.

The video clearly shows a gang led by the artist himself, traveling through junk yards, setting phones on fire, bashing in windows of cars, etc. It appears to be implying that the cars in the junk yards are vehicles that have been involved in accidents because of cell phone usage. The PSA is referring to the swarming obsession that mobile technology has taken on this generation, and the dangers of it.

Check out the video below, and let us know what you think. Read more »

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Bloodhound Gang Share Another New Song, “Dimes”

Since around August, we have steadily been dished out new songs by Bloodhound Gang. First was “Chew Toy,” and then in October, “American Bitches.”

And now, this week, the band gave us “Dimes.”

The song is classic Bloodhound Gang, with potty humor mixed with insults and hip-hop beats to drive the song inside your ears and to your brain, where it stays for the rest of the day. That I can promise. The drum beat is quite monotonous, but it’s fitting for this song. Mix that with lines like “You can’t clap with your dick in your hand, dude,” the song will incite laughter and pleasure.

Check the song out below, and hopefully, with the release of a third song, we’ll have news regarding an album soon. Stay tuned to UTG for updates on Bloodhound Gang. Read more »

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Tyler Carter Releases “Find Me” Music Video

Tyler Carter of Issues has shared a picturesque new music video for his track “Find Me,” taken from his debut solo effort, Leave Your Love. Check it out after the break.

A far cry from Carter’s heavier leanings, Leave Your Love hit shelves this past January through Rise Records, and has become a fast favorite amongst the UTG staff. If you have yet to get acquainted, you can stream the entire EP here.

Later this spring, Issues will join All Time Low, Tonight Alive, and State Champs on the Future Hearts Tour, which will visit over 30 prominent venues across the United States. Tickets are on sale now. Read more »

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Warpaint Return with Haunting New Single, “No Way Out (Redux)”

Earlier in the week, Warpaint stopped by BBC Radio 1 to premiere the first in “a series of new songs being released this year,” and as per usual, the Los Angeles outfit didn’t disappoint.

Magnificently melancholy from the word go, “No Way Out (Redux),” is both spacious and spellbinding, and falls perfectly in line with the foursome’s previous body of work. Airtight harmonies circle high overhead as a throbbing bassline pulls listeners deeper and deeper into introspection, and all at once it becomes clear that 2015 may just be group’s biggest year yet. Give the track a listen by following the jump below, and let us know if you’re a fan in the comments section.

Warpaint will be trekking across Europe for a majority of next month. To see if they’ll be in your area, check out the band’s full itinerary here. Read more »

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Jack Ü (Skrillex And Diplo Collab) Drop Surprise Album Featuring 2 Chainz, Missy Elliott And More

​Not too long ago the popular DJs Skrillex and Diplo announced a collaborative project by the name of Jack Ü. At the time of the announcement, the duo released a remix of Beyonce’s hit single, “7/11.” We knew that there would be more from the duo, though they hadn’t made any official announcements about a full-length album. That has all changed now, as Jack Ü just dropped a surprise 10-track album titled Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. The album popped up during the group’s live 24-hour set stream (which has since been shut down by police).

Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü is now available for purchase on iTunes. There isn’t a full stream of the album up yet, but you can check out their Missy Elliott remix featuring Kiesza below to get an idea of their sound. Read more »

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Ralphie May Releases New Stand-up Special Via Netflix

Comedy legend Ralphie May has partnered with Netflix to release his latest stand-up special, and earlier this week a teaser for the premiere was shared online.

Titled Unruly, the latest special from May is his first since 2012′s successful Too Big To Ignore tour. Filmed live in front of a raucous, fist-pumping crowd at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, May unleashes his hilariously raunchy, no-holds-barred perspective on everything from airline travel and the news media, to Chick-fil-A and everybody being a little racist when they drive.

You can view a preview of the special below: Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Focus’ Swindles And Fizzles

Film: Focus
Directed by: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez

Will Smith has gone on record to discredit his last big gig, After Earth, as a failure that broke his heart. That heartbreak may be due to the fact that Smith’s charming, fast-talking brand of comedy wasn’t able to reign free in Shyamalan’s bleak and dour landscape. With Focus, Smith seems to haven’t skipped a beat as the entertaining performer we all remember him for being. Immediately at an advantage with the accompaniment of Margot Robbie as the main love interest, Focus is a welcome return to form for Smith even though the swindling and conning taking place gets a bit tiresome in the final act. Read more »

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Matt & Kim Share New Lyric Video For “Hoodie On”

In anticipation of their upcoming fifth album entitled New Glow, Matt & Kim have just released a new music video for one of the singles. “Hoodie On” is the second single from the new record, following a track called “Get It.” New Glow will be following their 2012 release of Lightning.

Earlier last month, the duo announced that they will be heading out on a US tour this spring in support of the upcoming record whose official release date is on April 7. You can find dates for those below. Pre-orders for New Glow are now available here.

Check out the new lyric video for “Hoodie On” after the jump. Let us know what you think. Read more »

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Real Friends To Release ‘More Acoustic Songs’ EP

In celebration of Record Store Day this April, Illinois pop-punk five-piece Real Friends will be putting out a new acoustic EP via Fearless Records. Due out on April 28, More Acoustic Songs will be comprised of four new, original acoustic tracks.

The four-track compilation will follow their crowd-pleaser EP, Put Yourself Back Together, from 2013 and their debut full-length from the past year, entitled Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing.

A More Acoustic Songs picture disc will be available for RSD on April 18 and will be limited to 2,000 copies.

Be sure to catch the band on tour this spring with The Maine, The Technicolors, and Knuckle Puck. You can find dates for that tour here. Read more »

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Mod Sun Releases Music Video For “Howlin’ At The Moon”

Mod Sun‘s latest album Look Up will drop on March 10, and to increase the anticipation for this big release, the hippy hop artist premiered the music video for the single “Howlin’ At The Moon” today.

This breezy song glides with catchy hooks and a carefree attitude, reaching towards radio hit status. His music video for the track is up to par with his distinct personality and showcases every detail of his paradise: tropical land, sexy women, exotic parties, and never-ending celebration.

Check out the video for yourself below and let us know what you think about “Howlin’ At The Moon” and its visuals. Read more »

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Earl Sweatshirt To Embark On US and European Tour This Spring

Earl Sweatshirt will be heading back on the road this spring with Vince Staples and Remy Banks as support. The young Odd Future rapper/producer will be embarking on a pretty extensive ‘Not Ready 2 Leave’ tour throughout the US and Europe starting at the end of March, stopping at a few music festivals along the way.

The Los Angeles native had to cancel several of his remaining tour dates last summer due to exhaustion. Since releasing three new tracks from what potentially might be a followup to his 2013 debut record entitled Doris, the rapper appears to be more rested than ever and is ready to get back on the grind.

You can check out a list of all the tour dates along with the tour poster below. Read more »