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Trophy Lungs Announce ‘Day Jobs,’ Stream Lead Single

Boston’s pop-punk underdogs Trophy Lungs have finally announced plans to release their long-awaited Antique Records debut, Day Jobs. The album, which was announced at the top of 2015, will be available on September 18.

To celebrate the news, Trophy Lungs partnered with the fine folks at Vanyaland to premiere the lead single from the album. You can stream the track, titled “Day Jobs,” at the end of this post.

We have had the great fortune to hear an advance copy of Day Jobs and we believe it’s an album created with adults in mind. Too often pop-punk is written …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jared Deck Discusses “17 Miles”; The Song & The Distance

“In the end, it’s about facing myself and making the decision to be great at what I do, put my foot to the floor, and drive like hell to my destination.”

Oklahoma’s Jared Deck has been making music in various forms for some time, but as a solo artist, he’s really only just begun. His newest single, “17 Years,” would lead you to think quite the opposite, though, as it offers a confidence and control that only a seasoned veteran would typically have the experience to project. Deck’s own brand of MidAmericana is immediately accessible with a sound that should …

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Natalie Imbruglia Covering The Cure Is Heaven On Earth

Remember Natalie Imbruglia? Our friends outside of America have watched the pop songstress lead an incredible and diverse career in the spotlight, but here in The States the singer-songwriter hasn’t had a major hit since “Torn” dominated the charts in 1997. I can’t say whether or not a time will ever come when Imbruglia reaches those heights of celebrity here in the U.S. again, but I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that Natalie is still churning out tracks that will make you feel all the feels known to man.

Last week, Natalie Imbruglia released an album of …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Irrational Man’ Is An Odd Woody Allen Film

Film: Irrational Man
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone
Directed by: Woody Allen

Caught between the woman he should love and the one who will be his ruin, a man finds himself discovering the reason for his existence in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man.

Coming off the lukewarm, albeit whimsically nihilistic Magic In The Moonlight, Woody Allen has delivered the latest in his one-a-year film series. It’s neither the highlight of Woody’s later years, nor the low mark on a storied career that has experienced more peaks and valleys than the great Rocky Mountains. It’s a witty, entirely Woody …

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Foxing are teasing ‘Dealer’ for Fall 2015

Foxing have been in the studio recently preparing their as of yet untitled sophomore LP. Following the much loved The Albatross, fans have been eagerly awaiting anything new from the band.

To excite us even further, the band have posted a video on YouTube simply titled “Dealer,” alluding to the new album’s possible title. The video showcases a release window for fall 2015. The video features sparse and wide sounds that collect in beauty only the band know how to emit. Just getting off of their tour with mewithoutYou, hopefully a full song stream is on our immediate future. …

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Kickdrums – ‘Breathe Again’

Alex Fitts is one busy dude. When he’s not producing tracks for Kid Cudi, 50 Cent, and scores of other notable artists, he’s making music as The Kickdrums, piecing together various genres to create some exceedingly unique jams.

On his latest EP, Breathe Again, the Brooklyn songwriter has crafted six hypnotic singles that blur the lines between indie, electronic, and trap. It’s an eclectic blend that takes some getting used to, but if given the chance, these tracks will stick to the walls of your brain like no other.

UTG recently caught up with Fitts, who was kind …

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Trailer For ‘Deadpool’ Trailer Is Better Than Most Trailers

That title was a bit of a tongue-twister. Sorry.

The wait is almost over, folks. After bringing down the house during the Hall H debut of footage last month, Deadpool will finally introduce himself to average moviegoers this week as not one, but two trailers for the highly-anticipated comic book film hit the net. The first of the clips, which we’re told is a red band trailer, will premiere on Conan Tuesday night (8/4). A green band—or general audiences trailer—for the film will follow on Friday as part of the previews attached to Fantastic Four.

Today, in anticipation of …

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The Front Bottoms Announce ‘Back On Top’

Following the release of a two surprise singles earlier this summer, The Front Bottoms have announced that their Fueled By Ramen debut, Back On Top, will arrive on September 18. Pre-order the record here, and let us know if you’re excited in the replies.

In addition, the New Jersey foursome have also unveiled the album’s lead single, “Help,” along with an accompanying music video. Check it out below.

The band will be spending pretty much the rest of the year on the road, sharing the stage with The Smith Street Band, Elvis Depressedly, and Kevin Devine. For more …

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SINGLE REVIEW: One Direction – “Drag Me Down”

Artist: One Direction
Track: “Drag Me Down”
Album: TBA

A year after “Steal My Girl” ushered in an era where the members of One Direction were focused on songs built for stadiums, “Drag Me Down” has arrived to flip the script once more.

It’s all about the energy. From the moment “Drag Me Down” kicks in there is a thick bass line guiding the entire voyage that demands your legs prepare to dance. It’s a ticking time bomb of pop sensibilities that quickly builds from the infectious first verse to a pre-chorus that pulls you in to the …

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The Wonder Years Stream New Single, “Cigarettes & Saints”

The Wonder Years have given us a second taste of their forthcoming album, No Closer To Heaven, in the form of a brand new single titled “Cigarettes & Saints.”

The Pennsylvania outfit’s latest offering finds Dan Campbell and company pushing their craft to wondrous new heights, both lyrically and instrumentally. While TWY have always stood head and shoulders above their peers thanks to their airtight composition, the band’s newest track is without a doubt some of their most concrete work to date, which is pretty wild considering their near-flawless back catalogue. Listen in below, and let us know what …

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Matthew Morgan Shares Live Video For New Song, “All Those Tears”

We recently had the chance to speak with singer-songwriter Matthew Morgan about everything from his newest EP, Empathy For Inanimate Objects, to the personal and relatable nature of his delivery. “I think it’s a culmination of years of living, successes and failures; over time your exterior ego gets broken down and it becomes more important to just be true to yourself,” Morgan explained.

One of his newest tracks, which he’s been playing live, titled “All Those Tears,” very much continues that trend. Morgan recently shared a live video from Raw Foot Productions for the song that he and his …

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UTG PREMIERE: Thundercloud Kid – “Bad News for Blue Eyes”

It’s never too late in the day for a great music premiere, right?

We have been outspoken about our love for the upstate New York music scene for as long as I can remember at this point. It seems like every band that comes out of Buffalo or the surrounding area not only has something to say, but a unique way to say it as well, and that is again the case with newcomers Thundercloud Kid. Their sound is one part pop punk, two parts indie, and just a bit old school rock and roll. Sound good? Just wait …