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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Is Suffering From Dementia

A few months ago AC/DC announced they would be releasing their seventeenth studio album this year. This will be, however, their first album without founding member Malcolm Young. In a new statement made to People, Young’s family confirmed what has been speculated over the last week or so. The reason Young had to retire from the band is because he is suffering from dementia. You can read the quote to People below.

“Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy.”

This is sad news to hear, both for fans of the band and Young’s family. Having a loved one with something like dementia is difficult to bear. We wish the best for him and his family.

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LYRIC VIDEO: Fear And Wonder – “The Poison”

The Animal Inside is Fear And Wonder‘s upcoming EP, which is set to hit stores later this month. The band recently revealed a brand new single off that EP, titled “The Poison.” You can check out the lyric video for that new song by taking a look below the jump.

Like what you hear? Be sure to pre-order yourself a copy through the band’s Bandcamp page. When you pre-order the album you will receive an instant download of “The Poison.” Read more »

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Silent Planet Premiere Lead Single From ‘The Night God Slept’

Silent Planet recently announced that they have signed to Solid State Records and will be releasing a new full-length album through them later this year. Earlier today the group premiered the lead single off the album, which is titled “XX (City Grave).” You can listen to the song by taking a look beneath the break.

If “XX (City Grave)” is any indication of what the rest of the album will sound like, then we can expect one hell of an album. We look forward to hearing some more singles off it in the near future.

If you like what you hear, be sure to secure yourself a pre-order of The Night God Slept from the label’s Merchline store. It will officially hit stores November 10. Read more »

Like Monroe

STREAM: Like Monroe – “Roswell”

Like Monroe will be releasing a brand new album next month, titled Things We Think, But Never Speak. Earlier this month they dropped the lead single off the album, and now they’ve teamed up with New Noise Magazine to premiere yet another new track. The song is titled “Roswell,” and you can stream it below the break.

If you like what you hear, Things We Think, But Never Speak is available to pre-order through iTunes. The album will hit stores via eOne Music October 14. Read more »

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From Indian Lakes Stream Upcoming Full-Length, ‘Absent Sounds’

California indie/post-rock outfit From Indian Lakes has just premiered their upcoming 10-track record, entitled Absent Sounds. The promising effort set to be released on October 7–a little over a year after signing to Triple Crown Records–features the band’s original sonic elements that will most certainly appeal to the audience they have captivated with the release of their 2012 independent record, Able Bodies.

Frontman and ace lyricist John Vannucchi describes this step in their career as, “finally sleeping at night, or the first sigh of relief after good news.”

You can pre-order the upcoming record via Triple Crown here, and you can now stream Absent Sounds below (via Nylon). Read more »

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The Gay Blades Announce Short Tour, Begin Work On LP3

This may very well be the most exciting piece of news we will see all week long.

The Gay Blades, otherwise known as the band responsible for giving UTG its name, have announced plans to embark on a short tour of the Northeast in mid-October. Even more exciting, however, is the news that the duo have also made plans to begin work on their long-awaited third full-length album.

Taking to Facebook with a short and incredibly informative update, The Gay Blades revealed their fall plans to fans Tuesday evening. They wrote:

Hey you rock n’ roll refugees….TGB just confirmed a string of shows and a few days in the studio w/ SAVAGES producer, Dean Baltulonis @ The Wild Arctic to begin tracking on LP3 aka BASTARDS aka YOUR SEX FEVER! ‪#‎TGB4n‬ ‪#‎freshtodeath‬

10/12 – Electric City Music Conference- Scranton, PA
10/16 – Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
10/17 – Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn, NY
10/18 – Anchors Up – Havervill, MA

We are going to do our best to have a UTG correspondent cover at least two of these shows, and we promise to bring back coverage and any information we can gather regarding the group’s new album. Read more »

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Sledding With Tigers Release “Not So Body Posi After All” Music Video

San Diego folk punk outfit Sledding With Tigers have released the official music video for their song “Not So Body Posi After All.” The track, which is taken from the group’s debut album, was originally released in the spring.

Do you remember the Jimmy Eat World video for “The Middle“? While the band played on a hot summer night they found themselves in the midst of a house party filled with people in their underwear who ‘just so happen’ to look like models. It’s considered a classic clip today, but to be honest it does not paint a very accurate portrait of the punk scene. Music fans come in all shapes and sizes, which is kind of the point Sledding With Tigers hope to make with the clip for “Not So Body Posi After All.” You can view the visuals below: Read more »

Rancid

Rancid Announce New Album ‘Honor Is All We Know,’ Release Three-Song Music Video

Ska-punk legends Rancid have come out of the depths of the underground to announce their upcoming album Honor Is All We Know, their first one in five whole years since 2009′s Let The Dominoes Fall, and their eighth studio album overall.

The album features fourteen tracks, produced by Bad Religion guitarist/Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz, who has been a longtime contributor to the band’s music. The effort was recorded at Red Star Studios and The Boat in Los Angeles, California. It is slated for an October 27 release via both Hellcat and Epitaph Records.

With the album’s announcement, the band also debuted a new music video for three songs that are off the album: “Collision Course,” “Honor Is All We Know,” and “Evil’s My Friend.” All three songs are showcased back to back in the video and it truly shows that the band have not changed their signature fun punk formula. Read more »

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ALBUM STREAM: Weezer – ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’

With Weezer‘s 9th studio album arriving in just over a week, it seems the guys still have a few surprises. Their latest release, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, has just recently become available for pre-release streaming and urges listeners to forget what they know about the band.

The album dives back into the band’s past experiences including a return to the studio with producer Ric Ocasek, who was on board for Weezer’s iconic Blue and Green albums. Additionally, lead single “Back To The Shack,” touches on the band’s past, making subtle jabs at decisions once made by the group.

You can stream Everything Will Be Alright In The End via iTunes Radio by clicking here. Pre-orders are still available for the album which officially drops October 7.

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Watch HAIM and Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder Crash Chromeo’s “Old 45’s” Video

Electro-pop duo and general mischief makers Chromeo are at it again. After releasing a slew of singles we’ve been fawning over, the two have up and shared a music video for White Women cut “Old 45′s” that features the type of mayhem you would expect from a romance rival song.

Directed by Dugan O’Neal, the video features all three of the HAIM sisters, Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder, and the dancing duo popping moves in a diner to win over the lady of the hour. With the lyric “If you think romance is dead and gone / find an old jukebox full of 45s / pop a nickel in it and it all comes back,” you know the two are ready to make it happen in the most literal sense. Let the entertainment unfold.

Watch the video below (via SSENSE): Read more »

Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings Share Video for “Now Hear In”

Cloud Nothings, with one of the best releases of the first quarter of 2014, Here and Nowhere Else, have posted a video for arguably one of the best songs off the record, “Now Hear In.”

Both song and video are quite eccentric. In the video, it features a man traveling around California in a giant mask, along with some VHS-like, scratchy renders that pair well with the raw guitar lines, The black and white helps focus the fight of loud versus quiet parts of the song, while the old school cinematography goes along with the post-grunge feel that the song has.

In the press release, the band shared that the video deals with “a loose cyclical theme of identity and ego-birth/death.” Interesting take and seemingly congruent with the context of the song. Check out the video below, and let us know what you think. Read more »

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Watch Sam Smith’s Rise to Fame in “Restart” Video

Sam Smith has had one hell of a year. The breakout artist has seen his singles rocket on the charts, been performing at festivals around the world, and found himself seated in the cushions of countless award shows. Throughout that rise in fame, Smith and his pals had been filming the moments happen — and now they’ve been compiled for his new “Restart” video.

The In The Lonely Hour cut sees stacked shots of him on his tour bus, playing around behind the scenes, and going to the beach with friends. It’s a grainy re-cap of his ascent. Nothing makes you realize you’ve made it in the industry like seeing the juxtaposition of your CD in a store and a clip of you playing to the masses at a festival. Watch the video below: Read more »