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Mac Miller Streams New Song After Signing $10M Contract With Warner Bros.

In line with recently signing a reportedly $10 million contract with Warner Bros., Pittsburgh rapper, Mac Miller, put out a new song, entitled “Just Some Raps, Nothing To See Here.”

The 22-year-old released Faces last May; a release that had his critics second-guessing themselves. Slowly distancing himself from the tendency to constantly rap about marijuana, Miller and his newly-conceived Frank Ocean lyrical semblances is growing noticeably more substantial. Here’s to hoping the ball keeps rolling and he starts to talk about things other than “bitches” and his cash money.

You can listen to the new track below. Read more »

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Stream The New Sorority Noise/Somos Split

Connecticut and Boston natives, Sorority Noise and Somos (respectively), recently announced that they will be putting out a split EP via Bad Timing Records. The EP officially drops on November 4 and is available for pre-order here.

If you enjoyed Somos’ 2014 release, Temple Of Plenty, and Sorority Noise’s Unforgettable, you may be caught off guard by the slight dip in energy from both bands. When comparing it to both debut full-length records, Somos and Sorority Noise have noticeably gone the laid-back route in terms of their sound’s overall vibe. That is not to say, however, that these aren’t solid tunes. The material definitely adds some new character to their catalogues.

You can stream the split EP below. Read more »

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Job For A Cowboy Debut “Eating The Visions Of God”

Arizona death metal outfit Job For A Cowboy have followed up the recent release of “Sun Of Nihility” with yet another monstrous single courtesy of the guys over at MetalSucks. Entitled “Eating The Visions of God,” the new cut hails from the group’s forthcoming record, Sun Eater. While the full-length officially hits stores November 11 via Metal Blade Records, pre-order options are available here.

The new single just might be Job For A Cowboy’s best work yet, so turn up your speakers to full blast, head over to MetalSucks, and give “Eating The Visions Of God” a listen. As always, feel free to let us know your thoughts on the track in the comments section below.

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Attila Guitarist Parts Ways With Band

Metalcore outfit Attila recently kicked off their album release cycle for Guilty Pleasure with the release of a brand new single in “Proving Grounds,” but slightly less pleasurable news has come from the band’s camp today. According to a post on guitarist Nate Salameh’s personal Facebook page, he has amicably parted ways with the band in order to focus on removing drugs and alcohol from his life alongside pursuing a career in producing.

For those who would like to read Salameh’s full statement on his departure, it can be found below. Read more »

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The Jane Shermans Stream “I Walk Alone”

Nashville rock duo, The Jane Shermans, recently began streaming a brand new single, entitled “I Walk Alone.” Led by an undeniably funky bassline and driving structure, Eulene Sherman seems to channel the best of the ’80s as she uses the unique, punk-disco foundation on which to layer her vocal chops.

In regards to the song’s meaning, Sherman explains, “The lyrics are about owning confidence to move ahead when the road ahead is hazy and full of fog. Believe in what you got and who you are.” A relatable insight that we should all strive to achieve.

You can stream “I Walk Alone” below (via The Vinyl District) which is available in 7″ format with another single entitled “Shotgun.” Read more »

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Here Is The First Trailer For ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

Oh, internet. Sometimes the anonymous computer fiends that create your best content risk legal action to share something amazing with the world, and tonight they truly outdid themselves.

The first full trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron has found its way online ahead of the scheduled October 28 premiere. The footage shows a world on the verge of being torn apart by an enemy it has never seen before, and it looks like our beloved heroes are no longer the friends they once were. It’s big. It’s crazy. It includes Hulkbuster imagery. Check it out: Read more »

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Arms & Sleepers Stream Their Excellent New LP, ‘Swim Team,’ In Full

Boston duo Arms & Sleepers have a brand new, post-hiatus LP set to release on Halloween. We were lucky enough to have a listen awhile back and have been waiting anxiously for it to officially drop. Today, we have the opportunity to stream the 11-track effort in full over at HuffPost.

Summer might be over but A&S aim to keep things hot with this newest effort. Overflowing with chill-meets-trill vibes, Swim Team can perfectly accentuate just about any activity, especially swimming and/or relaxing by the pool. With ethereal elements that have always been present in the endlessly fantastic catalogue of Arms & Sleepers, the two have now implemented some late ’80s / early ’90s, hip-hop-inspired beats that really elevate their sound to the upper echelon of the ambient/trip-hop genre alongside acts like Bonobo and Tycho. Swim Team should appeal to fans of those greats or other multi-talented producers like Vanilla or The Mad Writer, L’Orange.

Either way, we highly suggest you kick back and stream through the record below. As you’ll undoubtedly want a copy for yourself, head right here and treat yourself to something worth your time and money. Read more »

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‘The Gambler’ Red-Band Trailer Rolls Dice And Spouts F-Bombs

It’s that time of the year again, where every studio scrambles to find a spot for a film they think is destined for awards this season. The Gambler is one of those films we have almost heard nothing about. Well, until now. Sporting an A-list cast including Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange, The Gambler hits theaters in limited release on December 19, and then expands on January 1 of 2015. The Gambler is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and written by William Monahan (The Departed).

The Gambler follows Jim Bennett (Wahlberg), literature professor, whose gambling problems get him in trouble with the wrong people. After losing all that he has, Jim garners the interest of a underground loan shark by the name of Frank (John Goodman). As Jim’s relationship with one of his students (Brie Larson’s Amy Phillips) deepens, his possibility at getting a second chance at life gets riskier and riskier. (Plot summary per IMDB and Comingsoon.net)

Check out the red-band trailer below along with the first poster and let us know what you think! Read more »

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Too Close To Touch Stream Debut EP

From the birthplace of Emarosa comes an exciting new post-hardcore act with an excellent sound: Lexington, KY’s Too Close To Touch.

Just recently, the band announced their signing to Epitaph Records, and with that signing was to come a self-titled EP on October 21. The 4-song album, Too Close To Touch, is now available to purchase on iTunes or to stream on YouTube.

Now that they’ve made their major label debut, it’s logical to expect a tour announcement soon out of Too Close To Touch. Also, don’t forget to check out the stream of Too Close To Touch below the jump: Read more »

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STREAM: Enter Shikari – “The Last Garrison”

Our friends from across the pond, Enter Shikari, just unleashed the new track “The Last Garrison,” the first single off of their upcoming record, The Mindsweep. The track definitely is in a new distinct musical direction, with a heavier focus on the drum and bass and electronic elements. However, this is still Enter Shikari, so the grand scale and heavy hardcore-influenced sections are alive and well.

The thing I love about Enter Shikari is their ability to really push themselves in a wide variety of directions, exploring what it means to be a band. “The Last Garrison” is really catchy, and here at UTG we’re excited to see where this new record is going to take them. If this track is any indicator, it’s about time to get ready for a whole new Shikari experience, which is just the way we like it.

You can pre-order The Mindsweep here if you’re a US-based fan. Click through the break to listen to “The Last Garrison,” and let us know what you think in the comments section. Read more »

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Fireworks Release “Run, Brother, Run” Music Video

The Michigan band behind one of the year’s best albums has just delivered a simple and sweet music video that will have you thinking about calling home.

Fireworks have always been a band that wore their hearts, as well as any/all emotions they may feel, on their sleeves. This has allowed them to create complex pop rock releases that offer infectious melodies and stories that are deeply rooted in real life experiences. People connect with their unwavering sense of honesty, and “Run, Brother, Run” is the perfect example of a song that could easily win them a few hundred new fans on any given day. It’s got this beautifully melancholy tone throughout, with just enough hope laced in the vocals of Dave Mackinder to keep our heads above water. You can view the song’s official video below: Read more »

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Song Of The Week: In The Whale – “Ride”

Denver rock duo In The Whale have spent 2014 becoming one of the most closely watched buzz bands in the world of rock. Now, following the release of two killer EPs and numerous nationwide tours, the band have shared a new track that rips like no other single in recent memory.

I know not everyone who reads this post was able to attend Riot Fest Denver, but had you been there you would know In The Whale opened their set with the killer cut you’re about to hear. Before the song was halfway over you could see people running from other stages to witness what was taking place on the stage where the band was performing. The crowd grew and grew as the set carried on, which was no doubt aided by the fact In The Whale have a great live show, but when I look back now it’s still their opener that stands out the most. “Ride” is the kind of song you put on to drown out the world and get shit accomplished. You can run from the cops to this song just as easily as you jam it while burning calories at the gym or working away at the dead-end cubicle job you keep telling yourself will improve in time (it won’t). Escape reality for a few quick minutes and dig into this track with us: Read more »