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Death Cab for Cutie Release “Black Sun” Lyric Video, Announce Tour

Death Cab For Cutie have shared the lyric video for “Black Sun,” the first single off their highly-anticipated new album, Kintsugi, and also the first track to surface from the band since the departure of longtime guitarist, Chris Walla.

It’s hard to go into a new song from someone like Death Cab For Cutie without having some type of expectation for the material on deck. Death Cab have carved a beautifully dynamic niche for themselves in the world of music up to this point, and “Black Sun” certainly does not disappoint. That said, it also doesn’t sound all that …

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Skate And Surf Festival Announces More Bands Including Acceptance Reunion, The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, And More

Today will go down in history. Acceptance has reunited.

The folks over at Skate and Surf have announced several more bands that will be performing at this year’s edition of the festival. The already impressive lineup including Manchester Orchestra, The Dropkick Murphys, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, The Front Bottoms and more has expanded to include some unbelievable additions. Notably, Acceptance will be playing together for the first time since 2006, New Jersey favorites The Gaslight Anthem have nabbed a headlining slot, and talent including Poison The Well, From Autumn to Ashes, mewithoutYou, American Nightmare, Runaway Brother, and …

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War Games May Be The Next Band To Change Your Life

I was fortunate enough to spend several weeks participating in the Vans Warped Tour during the summer of 2012. My job, which at the time involved working for a music industry start-up focused on new artist discovery, sponsored a stage on the world’s largest traveling festival that offered more than 20 up-and-coming artists a chance to perform. We needed someone on site every day to coordinate and I was the lucky one chosen to carry out that task. It was a life-changing experience, and along the way it provided me several opportunities to discover new bands with a lot of …

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REVIEW: You Blew It! – ‘Pioneer of Nothing’ EP

Artist: You Blew It!
Album: Pioneer of Nothing EP
Genre: Emo, Indie
Label: Jade Tree Records

Jade Tree Records is one of the best record labels. If you just take a quick scroll through their releases over the past 25 (?!) years, you’ll see that Jade Tree bands simply just make great music. There are probably very few, if any, bands on their roster that I do not like on a pretty basic level. Jade Tree hasn’t been all that active over the past five to six years, but it appears that the label is gearing up to start releasing …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Slim Charles Talk ‘Small Improvements’ Reissue

New York-based math-pop outfit Slim Charles caught the attention of multiple UTG staff members last year, a fortunate find that culminated in a song premiere preceding the release of their debut full-length, Small Improvements in Life and Light. Within recent months, the band has signed to Little L Records, an independent Irish label that has previously teamed up with names such as Alex Calder and The Otter Years.

Kicking off their newfound relationship with a limited edition reissue of Small Improvements, Slim Charles have undoubtedly started 2015 on the right foot. Thus, we took some time to …

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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …

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RX Bandits Announce East and West Coast Spring Tour

Continuing to roll with the success of their most recent album, 2014′s excellent Gemini, Her Majesty, Southern California’s RX Bandits will be embarking on 18 dates across the west and east coasts between March 16 and April 17. No supporting acts (if any) have been announced as of yet.

Starting things off with a two-nighter at my personal favorite venue in San Francisco, RXB will travel mostly around California, with a couple stops in Nevada and Arizona before taking a week off then heading out east to rock in Boston, New York, and the DC area. Whether or not …

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Eminem Returns Home in New “Detroit vs Everybody” Video

This past November, Eminem graced us with “Detroit vs Everybody,” a guest-heavy track that paid homage to the rap icon’s roots. Now, nearly two months after the release of Shady XV, Em and friends have provided the single with some visuals, which you can check out by following the jump below.

Announced yesterday evening via Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg, the black and white clip follows the Grammy Award-winning rapper around his hometown while showcasing a number of notable landmarks along the way. If you dig it, let us know in the comments section.

Shady XV hit shelves on November …

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UTG PREMIERE: Marco Featuring Keano Spitta – “WITIT”

We have been featuring a lot of new talent as of late, but the amount of fresh hip-hop appearing on UTG has admittedly been low. We aim to change that this afternoon, however, and we’ve recruited some of our favorite young talents to help make that happen.

Kicking off 2015 with a bang, WFFW member Marco is back at it with the uptempo ride-out anthem titled “WITIT.” This is the third single from his anticipated mixtape, “$tudio Night$,” and in our opinion it’s one of his best tracks to date. Produced by Tay on the Beat, the song features Marco …

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Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa Join Forces on Radio-Ready “Uma Thurman” Remix

This June, Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa will be hitting the road together for ‘The Boys of Zummer Tour 2015,’ a two-month run that will visit over 30 prominent venues across the country. In anticipation, Wiz has added a few verses of his own to FOB’s recent single, “Uma Thurman,” resulting in dance-inducing remix that seems destined for top 40 greatness. Check it out after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the replies.

If you’re a fan of this rambunctious reimagining, ‘Boys of Zummer’ tickets went on sale this morning—get ‘em now

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Sleeping With Sirens Announce New Album, Unveil New Song And Music Video

Having joined the Epitaph Records family and having released both “Kick Me” and “We Like It Loud” not too long ago, Florida post-hardcore outfit Sleeping With Sirens are slowly gearing up for the release of a new record. Madness, which is scheduled for a March 17 release date, will be the followup record to their 2013 release of Feel.

The four-piece has also unveiled a new song entitled “Go Go Go,” which you can check out along with its corresponding music video below. Additionally, the band is currently on the U.S. leg of their …

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UTG PREMIERE: Variants – “Idle Eyes” (Studio Performance)

The weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us you’re in need of the perfect soundtrack to help say goodbye to the work week. We don’t make music ourselves, but thanks to the talented men of Variants we have just the record for you.

Today, for the first time in our history, UTG is thrilled to partner with up-and-coming rock act Variants to premiere a video featuring a studio performance of their song “Idle Eyes.” We’re also excited to announce that the band’s debut record, The Concept of Color, is free for a limited time