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Annabel Release Title Track From ‘Having It All’

Annabel — the latest edition to Tiny Engines’ streak of incredible emo bands that seemingly appear out of nowhere — have released the title track to their upcoming record over at Absolutepunk. You can check it over there, or stream it below via SoundCloud.

The upcoming record was produced by Evan Weiss, which comes as no surprise given the sonic similarity to You Blew It!’s Keep Doing What You’re Doing. There’s an undeniable catchiness in this track, hidden under fuzzy guitars and crashing drum tones. Fans of the aforementioned You Blew It!, Runaway Brother, and Dads will dig …

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Run The Jewels Post Powerful Video For “Early”

As 2014 and 2015 have been the biggest years for anti-police brutality protesting in a very long time, El-P and Killer Mike have used their Run The Jewels platform to share their anti-brutality message with the masses. We’ve already seen the extremely emotive video for “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck),” and the video for “Early” follows suit. This time, the rap duo employs a very cool computer-generated art style to express the song’s narrative.

The video’s art style is reminiscent of Sin City (far more so than that Taylor Swift video everyone is talking about) with …

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Moose Blood Release Video For “Gum”

2014 breakout indie punk band Moose Blood have released a music video for “Gum,” which you can watch below.

“Gum” follows the daily adventures of a young man. He rides his bike, eats ramen noodles, smokes cigarettes, and thinks about a pretty girl as he wastes his days away to the blissful soundtrack of Moose Blood. Aesthetically, this video is reminiscent of the music videos that accompany the songs on The 1975′s self-titled record – there’s a certain romanticism in these images that’s hard to nail down.

Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments …

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Ratboys Stream Debut LP, ‘AOID’

When Brooklyn Vegan premiered Ratboys‘ single “Tixis,” I was instantly intrigued. Never hearing of the band before, with “Tixis,” and an upcoming release via Topshelf Records, I knew Ratboys would be a band to watch. That upcoming LP, AOID, is now streaming via Culture Collide.

The band creates a wonderful medley of acoustic inspired indie rock layered with fuzz, melodic narrations, and hauntingly catchy melodies. While the band is catchy throughout, it’s moments like midway through “Charlie Bernstein” that truly show the band’s sonic chops. Guiding the listener through the incredibly catchy groove, halfway through the track …

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A$AP Rocky Catches Everyone Off Guard With “LSD”

A$AP Rocky has been dropping hot track after hot track for the past several weeks while promoting his forthcoming sophomore album, and earlier today he premiered what may be the best one yet.

“LSD” is the kind of song that, if you couldn’t already guess, could only come from one or twenty long nights spent under the influence of the world’s most powerful drug. No, I’m not talking about something you take from a shirtless frat guy at a rave, but rather the one drug we all use and abuse on a regular basis: Love. While guitars play, Rocky croons …

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First ‘Cooties’ Trailer Is All About Killing (Zombie) Kids

There is nothing we love more at UTG than a great horror-comedy, and this fall Cooties looks like it could be something special.

Starring a cast of indie favorites, including Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, and Alison Pill, Cooties finds a group of elementary school employees fighting for their lives against a ravenous pack of underage monsters. It seems a virus has begun to spread, but it only strikes those who have yet to go through puberty, so our protagonists will have to fight off the hungry horde if they want to make it through the night. You can view the …

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Spill Canvas Reveal ‘One Fell Swoop’ 10-Year Anniversary Tour

Break out the Kleenex and your best skinny jeans because the album that made your heartache a bit more bearable back in 2005 is getting a 10-year anniversary tour at the of summer. Are you ready to be staplegunned all over again?

Today, The Spill Canvas announced plans to embark on a 10-year anniversary tour for One Fell Swoop, which is believed by many to be the band’s biggest album. The run of shows will begin in Denver on August 5 and criss-cross the United States before wrapping up August 23 at The Middle East (Upstairs) in Cambridge/Boston, MA. …

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New Mixtape: Gucci Mane – ‘King Gucci’

Gucci Mane is still serving time behind bars, but that isn’t stopping the hip-hop icon from dropping yet another killer mixtape.

Today, May 20, Gucci released a new compilation of loosies titled King Gucci. The 10-track collection of unreleased material features appearances from Fetty Wap, Migos, PeeWee Longway, and RiFF RAFF, with production from Chief Keef, TM88, Metro Boomin, and Zaytoven. You can stream and download the release, in full, at the end of this post.

King Gucci is not the first mixtape to arrive from Gucci Mane this year, and if I had to guess …

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Citizen Release “Stain” From ‘Everybody Is Going To Heaven’

Citizen are preparing to shatter any kind of assumption about their sophomore LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven. Due out June 23 via Run For Cover, Citizen are bathing in darker and grittier waters than most would assume.

With the release of “Stain,” the second single from the LP, the band solidifies their new sound. Speaking with Alternative Press, guitarist Nick Hamm says, “we’re doing whatever we feel like and we’re not too worried about people missing a certain old sound or anything like that. The stuff we have prepared for the record is twice as big as …

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Young Thug Drops “Destroyed” Featuring Birdman, Kevin Gates

Young Thug has been on new music spree since the release of Barter 6 back in April, and today he continues that trend by sharing a song about relationships called “Destroyed.”

Joined by Birdman and Kevin Gates, with just a little help from MPA Duke, Young Thug uses “Detroyed” to vent about relationship turned sour and the lasting impact that falling out had on Thugga Thugga’s heart. If that sounds a bit more emotionally involved for your typical star-studded rap collaborations that is because that is exactly what Young Thug wanted to accomplish with this track. Too many rappers …

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Set It Off Remove Bassist Austin Kerr Following Allegations Of Misconduct

Another week, another digital allegation made against a promising musician with a legion of underage fans.

Yesterday, May 19, a blog post written by a young woman on Tumblr began circulating online. In it, the self-professed longtime Set It Off fan described multiple instances where bassist Austin Kerr made her, as well as her friends, feel uncomfortable. The reasons for their discomfort were numerous, ranging from suggestive conversations and texts, to physical actions, and to her credit the author of the post did provide some screenshots as ‘proof’ the alleged incidents happen.

This morning, Set It Off turned to their …

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Maine Discuss ‘American Candy,’ Recording In Joshua Tree

Arizona alt-rock five-piece The Maine recently wrapped up the US leg of their ‘American Candy’ tour with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors.

Under The Gun had the pleasure of sitting down with lead singer, John O’Callaghan, and lead guitarist, Jared Monaco, in New York City before their show. Here they discuss the reception of their new record, American Candy, a month after its release, closing up Forever Halloween‘s cycle, the fans’ reaction to the mixed tour lineup, and a lot more. Follow us below to check out our very enjoyable conversation.…