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Stream Antarctigo Vespucci’s Energetic New EP

Cross-country collaborators Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) practically broke the internet when they released their EP Soulmate Stuff under the moniker Antarctigo Vespucci earlier this year, and now they’re doing it all over again.

Simply put, I’m So Tethered packs in some of the best aspects that we’ve come to love from the group’s debut release into a three-track EP. To top that off, Rosenstock’s vocal presence comes in much more strongly. This all comes in with great timing, since Antarctigo Vespucci will be leaving for their first ever tour that starts off with a November 1 appearance at The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

The duo’s three-track followup has been streaming on AV Club since this morning and can be found following the jump, alongside the dates for their headlining tour. As of now, physical copies of the EP can be pre-ordered through Asian Man Records. Read more »

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The Madden Brothers Postpone Fall Tour

The Madden Brothers were set to kick off a nationwide tour later this month in support of their recently released studio album, but according to a new update from the band those plans have since been changed.

Writing to followers across social media on Wednesday, October 29, The Madden Brothers broke the news that all upcoming fall performances have been postponed until 2015. The group wrote, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US Tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all of your support this year and hope to see all of you in the new year! All refunds can be made at the point of purchase. ‪#‎vibes‬”

We were fans of The Madden Brothers’ most recent release, so it’s a pretty big bummer to learn they will not be stopping by our city in just a few short weeks. If you missed our review of Greetings From California, click here to find out what Joel and Benji have been up to in the days since Good Charlotte took a short hiatus.

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Leaked ‘Age Of Ultron’ Clip Teases Tension Between Captain America and Iron Man

Marvel has dominated movie headlines for a solid week at this point. Between the leaked Age Of Ultron trailer, the official trailer release, and Marvel’s epic phase three event, the last several days have been flooded with Marvel news, think pieces, and editorials that all translate to massive potential revenue. Today, nothing new was released, but something most missed earlier this week did find its way online.

Thanks to some anonymous person with a cell phone and a YouTube account, the Age Of Ultron clip shown during Marvel’s phase three event has found its way online. The footage shows Captain America and Iron Man talking about the role of the Avengers in the modern world. At first they seem to be on the same page, but before things end we get a small taste of the tension that will eventually lead to Captain America: Civil War. You can view the footage below: Read more »


Reggie and the Full Effect Release Monster Video for “37″

Just in time for Halloween, James Dewees, the genius behind Reggie and the Full Effect, as well as the keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, has released a timely monster video for the track “37″ off his 2013 effort, No Country For Old Musicians.

The video patterns with the song very well, including hating on Bruno Mars. The monster joins a band and goes on tour, and it’s hilarious, as predicted. Check the video out below and let us know what you think.

And don’t forget that Reggie is going to embark on one crazy good tour in the coming weeks, with Saves the Day and Say Anything, who will all play a 2004 album all the way through (Under the Tray, Through Being Cool and …Is a Real Boy, respectively). Some shows have sold out already, so get your tickets before it’s too late. Read more »


Rick Ross Streams “If They Knew” Featuring K Michelle

Keeping himself in the headlines while fans await the release of his new album, Rick Ross has shared yet another Hood Billionaire promotional single.

“If They Knew” is the kind of beat Rick Ross fans wait all year to hear the boss ride. It’s a fun and driving production, with a wonderful blend of instrumentation backing Ross’ gruff vocal delivery. The presence of K Michelle on the hook helps raise the track to a level of infectiousness the radio will embrace, but the verses would be just as strong without her accompaniment. You can stream the track below: Read more »


First Two ‘Ex Machina’ Trailers Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Alex Garland won his way into the heart of film fans everywhere with 28 Days Later, and now he’s back with a new futuristic story that is sure to leave you screaming for more.

Ex Machina is a science fiction effort that was picked up for distribution by A24 Films earlier this week. The film stars Oscar Isaac as a scientist working to blur the lines between man and machine. He recruits another man to join him while he tests an experimental new machine, but it soon becomes clear that Isaac’s character is withholding information for the purposes of his own nefarious scientific study. What happens next is still up in the air, but the special effects alone make Ex Machina a film worth checking out. You can view the flick’s first domestic and international trailers below: Read more »


Stream The Flawless Debut Album From Pvris

The wait is over, fellow music fans. After a year that found them working their way into the hearts of rock fans around the globe, Pvris have finally shared their debut album with the world.

If you have yet to hop on the Pvris bandwagon, don’t fret. There is still time to become familiar with the band responsible for one of the year’s best records before the album drops on November 4, 2015. Thanks to our friends at TeenVogue, music fans around the globe can enjoy White Noise before it’s available in stores. You can stream the record below: Read more »

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The Dead Weather Share New Song “Buzzkill(er)”

Last winter we got the pleasure of hearing a few new tunes from The Dead Weather. Both “Rough Detective” and “Open Up (That’s Enough)” proved to be standout tracks from the band, and now with a third this year, entitled “Buzzkill(er),” they continue to pull out surprises.

The track is perfect example of Alison Mosshart’s range in vocals and her ability to make us beg for more with every song. The guitar riffs replicate the motion of a buzz-saw or one that makes two people pull back and forth. It’s a classic tune, so check it out below.

“Buzzkill(er),” along with new song “It’s Just Too Bad,” will be released as a digital purchase on November 4. Read more »


Sneeze Announce Fall Tour

Bostonian neo-grunge outfit Sneeze have announced plans to head out on tour this fall. Featuring direct support from Raw Blow, another rising Boston act, the trek will stretch throughout the East Coast and Midwest for the majority of November.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of listening to Sneeze, their recently released Glory Kid Records full-length, Wilt, can be streamed in its entirety on Bandcamp. Read more »

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Scanners’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your All Hallows’ Eve festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home.

[Warning: the material within is positively NSFW]


Day 30: Scanners (1981)

Scanners, David Cronenberg’s 1981 followup to The Brood, has been heralded as one of the films that defined Cronenberg’s career. Scanners is less a horror movie and more an espionage flick. The two genres work together to bring something that of course, is bloodily macabre, but also something that is thrilling to watch. With makeup effects by Dick Smith–whose other brilliant work can be seen in William Friedkin’s The Exorcist–this little early-80s piece of obscure indie horror is one of the best cult favorites out their today. Read more »


UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Kevin William – “Children”

When the chill of fall weather cuts through the air I know it’s time to bury my pop punk mixtapes under a pile of releases more fitting of the changing leaves and dropping temperatures. For me, that music often involves acoustic albums and melodic hardcore, or really anything with deep emotions and complex ideas. It just so happens a young artist promoting one of those sounds came across my desk this week, and it took only a few minutes to know we had to find a way to work together soon.

Kevin William is an up and coming indie musician from New England with a sound that comes through your speakers like Copeland with a dash of Iron And Wine tossed in for added flavor. His latest single, “Children,” floored me the first time it played, and I jumped at the opportunity to host the track’s video premiere here on UTG. If you’re looking for something to keep you warm this winter, look no further than the clip below: Read more »

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UTG INTERVIEW: Frank Iero Shows Simplistic Brilliance With New Record

Frank Iero stands with confidence behind his merchandise table. It’s a simple table — a few shirts hang while a stack of posters and records occupy the space between Iero and his patrons. He smiles as he deals out his products — all of which contain the symbol Iero created to represent his music.

Every person who comes to the table is greeted with poise and energy. A father of a group of young girls shakes Iero’s hand with vigor and tells him he came all the way from Cleveland for his show in Des Moines tonight. A mother walks up to the table, holding her nervous, young daughter who politely asks for a t-shirt and a photograph.

“She was so nervous…she started crying after,” the mother later confessed. Read more »