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Stream Boardroom Heroes’ New Song “Never Ready,” Pre-Orders for ‘New Wage’ EP Live

The punks in DC-based band Boardroom Heroes just released a killer new track, titled “Never Ready,” which comes off of their latest EP, New Wage. The song is fast, catchy, and sounds like that late night skate session you have with your buddies on a cool Summer night. Is that a weird comparison? Probably, but it fits.

Boardroom Heroes also put up the pre-orders for the new record; the 10-inch vinyl version of the record is limited to 500 copies, and you can pre-order that here, or you can pick up a digital copy on Bandcamp. It’s honestly up to you.

Recorded by Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studios in Baltimore, we’ve gotten a chanced to listen to the full record, and we can tell you this is something that is most certainly worth picking up. Click through the break to hear “Never Ready,” but make sure you let us know what you think of the new song in our comments section. Read more »

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Watch Spoon’s Apocalyptic Video for “Do You”

In two weeks, Spoon will drop their brand new album, They Want My Soul – their first new record in four years. We’ve already heard (and been listening to relentlessly) album single “Do You,” and today we finally get a chance to watch accompanying footage in the song’s new music video.

Directed by Hiro Murai, the video is a beautiful, continuous long shot that paces around a car frontman Britt Daniel is driving. He’s bruised, battered, and clearly exhausted, but we don’t know the reason. Keep your eyes on the screen while he cruises down a burning Sunset Boulevard to find out why. As Murai told Urban Outfitters (who helped put out the video), “Not to get super heady about a music video concept, but I’m really interested in a pocket moment that takes place in a doomsday world.”

Watch the video below: Read more »

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Joyce Manor Release New Music Video for “The Jerk”

Joyce Manor‘s (incredible) new record Never Hungover Again has released today, and in commemoration and promotion of that, the punk quartet has released a music video for “The Jerk.”

This video runs a little longer and contains far less throws and submission holds than what they put out for the album’s lead single, “Catalina Fight Song,” but there are still plenty of oddball moments for your entertainment. For example, camcorder footage of a man hula hooping three hoops at once and a girl swinging torches around. See it with your own eyes following the jump.

Never Hungover Again can be streamed right here and can even be picked up via iTunes or Epitaph’s store. Want to know our take on it? Check out our review. Read more »

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Sleeping With Sirens And Pierce The Veil Announce ‘The World Tour’

Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil have announced what is expected to be a massive co-headlining tour starting late this fall. The announcement of the first batch of dates of ‘The World Tour,’ presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, came on July 21 while both bands appeared at the first-ever Alternative Press Music Awards. Hardcore punk band Beartooth and the acoustic duo This Wild Life round out the line-up on the first leg of dates in the United States.

According to the video announcement, which can be seen below, there are plans to head to Europe, Australia, Japan, and possibly more regions to be revealed in the coming months. VIP ticket packages that include meet and greets, limited edition tour posters, and early entry to the show are already sold out but tickets to the general public are available through Ticketmaster. Read more »

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Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Share “A Keepsake,” Put Up Album Pre-Order

Forces of emo unite on “A Keepsake,” the second single off the upcoming Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) album You Will Eventually Be ForgottenBob Nanna of Braid - which released a wonderful new album earlier this summer – features on the track with a guest verse.

It’s always odd to hear another voice on an Empire! Empire! track, what with Keith Latinen’s distinctive voice and the band’s telltale twin guitars being so intrinsically tied on almost every other song from the band. It makes for a striking passage, akin to Matt Agrella’s verse on the finale of the previous Empire! Empire! full-length. Stream “A Keepsake” over on NPR for yourself, and form your own take on the Petoskey stone tale. Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: The Most Dangerous Animal – “Snack”

Earlier this year — in May, to be specific — we had the chance to premiere a live music video for The Most Dangerous Animal, a promising punk outfit hailing from Flint, Michigan. A few months later with the band still going strong on our radar, we’re excited to bring the Save Your Generations Records outfit to your attention once more in the form a brand new track.

Entitled “Snack,” the cut is yet another shining example of the group’s ability to make one powerful piece of music as all the raw energy one could ask for courses through churning instrumentals and impacting screams. It never quite enters overdrive into a full-on “punk” track in regards to pacing, but speed isn’t necessary since just the right amount of emotion and enjoyable music is packed into its grooving three-minute run-time.

Follow the jump to give “Snack” a listen, and if it sounds up your alley, then mark your calendars and set aside that hard-earned cash as the band’s brand new Breakfast EP is set to drop September 30 via SYG. Read more »

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IRONY: George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Beetles

Yes, that’s right…beetles. The Los Angeles Times is reporting the southern California monument dedicated to the fallen Beatle, who lost his fight to cancer at the age of 58 in 2001, has been destroyed by an infestation of the pesky black bugs. The monument, which was planted after Harrison’s death in 2001, was reported to have grown larger than 10 feet tall in 2013.

At the bottom of the tree contains a plaque memorializing Harrison‘s life, stating: “In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener.” It also includes a quote from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, saying: “For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.”

The tree is planned to be replaced and I’m sure we all can agree Harrison wouldn’t want the Taxman’s money spent any other way.

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PUP Announce North American Headlining Tour

Under The Gun’s favorite punk rock Canadians have announced a slew of headlining North American tour dates for the coming fall. Presented by Noisey, the ‘Everything Gets Worse’ tour spans a good chunk of the United States and Canada, so be on the look out in a club near you. PUP finished up a tour of the states with The Menzingers and Lemuria earlier this summer and will be appearing at both the Toronto and Chicago installments of this year’s Riot Fest.

Follow the jump to see a full list of the dates for the ‘Everything Gets Worse’ tour. Still haven’t jumped on the PUP bandwagon? Check out our 10/10 review of the band’s debut LP here. Read more »

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HUDSON MUSIC PROJECT: Savoy On Lasers, Biggie Smalls And New Tunes

Savoy isn’t a typical electronic group. The trio resides in Brooklyn, NY, although a piece of the group will always live in Colorado.

When the DJ duo and drummer took stage at The Hudson Project in Saugerties, NY, the vibe was slow and steady. By the time the set was underway, the mud-filled tent was uncontrollable. Smoke streams and laser beams were the theme of the evening, as will be the theme of Savoy’s upcoming ‘Mo Lasers Mo Problems Tour.’ If you catch them at Terminal 5 in New York City, expect to see Heather Bright take stage for vocals and some more surprises.

Check out below the jump to watch UTG TV’s interview with Savoy where we discuss everything from The Notorious BIG, festival variety, and how important it is to fine-tune your visual elements while performing an electronic set. Read more »

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Before You Exit Share “Heart Like California”

The pop rock three-piece known as Before You Exit have returned to the front page of UTG with a new single that is sure to make teens’ knees weak from coast to coast.

“Heart Like California” is one of those quasi-ballads that has just enough energy to make slow dancing difficult. It’s a feel-good song about finding a girl who, as you can probably guess, has a heart like California, and it’s sure to be the new obsession for many Before You Exit fans around the globe. The song premiered online yesterday and today received its own lyric video. You can view the clip below: Read more »

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The Dear Hunter Debut New Song In Philadelphia [Video]

Now that Migrant is a thing of the past and frontman Casey Crescenzo has climbed the Billboard charts with his first symphony, the time has come for the almighty Dear Hunter to deliver new music. Recently, the group was performing at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA when they surprised the packed house with the premiere of a brand new, unreleased song that as far as we know has no title. We were not on site for the event, but thankfully one dedicated fan pulled out their phone and captured the entire performance on video for the world to enjoy. You can view the clip, which appeared online this week, below: Read more »

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ALBUM STREAM: Within The Ruins – ‘Phenomena’

It’s been just over a year since Within The Ruins‘ last album, Elite, but the band was more anxious than ever to release another record that sounds like Within The Ruins.

Don’t get me wrong, out of all the bands doing over-produced, shredtastic, breakdown-HEAVY metalcore, they’re pretty much the only one that I still truly enjoy. These dudes slay for sure, even if all their records sound the same. The first time I heard Creature, my mind was blown. Five years later with Phenomena…not so much. But it’s still a record that urges you to dust off the ol’ air guitar and bang your head through its entire 46-minute runtime.

You can bounce along to the album after the jump and pick up a digital pre-order through iTunes or a signed CD over at Indie Merch. Phenomena dropped today via eOne Music/Good Fight Entertainment. Read more »