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Director John Carpenter Streams ‘Lost Themes’ In Full

This post is admittedly late but this album is too great to not run it at all.

The legendary master of horror, John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live, The Thing), is set to release his first non-score album on Feb. 3 via Sacred Bones Records.

Lost Themes is a 9-track effort of instrumental offerings that could score nearly any one of Carpenter’s iconic feature films. From the brooding, night stalker-ish “Vortex” to the more upbeat and eccentric “Domain,” Lost Themes offers a wide range of classic Carpenter sounds with unconventional transitions and tones that you can easily set your own films to in your mind.

Stream the entire album over at NPR and pick up a pre-order before the album releases next Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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Kanye West Drops “Only One” Video

Kanye West has shared two new songs so far in 2015, and both have showcased surprisingly new sides of his dynamic persona. One of those songs now has a video, and earlier this week Ellen helped Yeezus share those visuals with the world.

It’s hard to believe anyone who cares about Kanye West has yet to hear “Only One.” The song, which was released at the the top of the new year, is written by West from the perspective of his deceased mother. It’s a ballad of sorts, with Beatles member Paul McCartney playing keys to accompany Kanye’s soft croon. The video shows none of this, however, and instead ops to showcase some private moments from West’s time with his daughter, North. You can view the clip below: Read more »


This Wild Life, The Amity Affliction and More Announced For Warped Tour 2015

Happy Wednesday! Vans Warped Tour has released another batch of bands to play their 2015 festival.

The lineup has been beefed up with this weeks five bands: This Wild Life, The Amity Affliction, Seaway, Jule Vera, and ChrisB.

This week’s announcements are getting fans even more excited for the biggest summer-long music festival in the US.

Who are you most excited to see so far on the lineup? Who do you hope to see on the next announcement? Comment below.

Visit Vans Warped Tour’s website for more information. Read more »

Oceans Ate Alaska

Watch The New Music Video For Oceans Ate Alaska’s Single “Vultures And Sharks”

Oceans Ate Alaska will be dropping their debut full-length album via Fearless Records Feb. 24. When they initially announced the album they premiered the lead single, which is titled “Blood Brothers.” Now that a little bit of time has passed the band has revealed the next single. The music video for that song, titled “Vultures And Sharks,” can be viewed below.

Out of the singles the band has released so far, “Vultures And Sharks” is my favorite. While I don’t think this will be my favorite album of the year, I look forward to hearing what else the band has to offer on this effort.

Lost Isles is now available for pre-order through iTunes and MerchNow. Read more »

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Emma Watson To Portray Belle In Upcoming ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Live-Action Film

Bill Condon is known for directing the last two Twilight movies and Gods And Monsters. The director will soon be taking on another movie, which is a title that many people should be familiar with. He will direct a live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic Beauty And The Beast. Stephen Chbosky will be one of the writers penning the screenplay.

Up until recently, that was most of the information that we had available. Now, thanks to an update on Facebook, Emma Watson has happily announced that she will be portraying Belle in the upcoming movie. You can read her update by taking a look below. Read more »

Seasons Change

Seasons Change Premiere New Single Off Debut Album

The California-based pop-punk outfit known as Seasons Change have quickly been making a name for themselves over the last few months. Back in 2013 the group self-released an acoustic EP titled Apologies, and now they are poised to drop their full-legnth debut album via No Sleep Records.

Earlier today the group teamed up with Alternative Press to unleash an angsty new single titled “Clueless.” You can also check it out below.

Please Don’t Leave will hit stores April 7, and pre-orders are available for purchase right here. Read more »


Somos Stream “Streets Upon Streets” From Split With Have Mercy

Next month labelmates Somos and Have Mercy will be releasing a brand new four-track split EP. Earlier today Somos teamed up with Noisey to premiere one of the songs they contributed to the effort. The single is titled “Streets Upon Streets,” and it’s available to stream below.

Last month Have Mercy revealed one of their two songs on the EP. If you haven’t checked that out yet you can give it a listen right here.

If you like what you hear, physical copies of the 7-inch split are available for purchase through No Sleep Records‘ website. The EP will hit stores Feb. 24. Read more »

Ghostbusters Reboot

The All-Female Cast For ‘Ghostbusters’ Has Been Revealed

Back in October we reported that director Paul Feig confirmed the new Ghostbusters movie will feature an all-female cast. At the time there were only some rumors as to whom those ladies would be, but now we have an official list.

In another revealing tweet, Feig has confirmed the four leading ladies will be Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is still in negotiations over contracts but it sounds like the aforementioned actresses are who we will see on the big screen.

In addition to the cast, Sony Pictures has announced the theatrical release date for Ghostbusters, which is July 22, 2016.

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Blind Mice Share New Single, “Fifteen”

Blind Mice are streaming their newest single, “Fifteen,” over at Absolutepunk, and this is one jam that you won’t want to miss out on. Taken from their forthcoming EP, Sunday Songs, the foursome’s latest effort is a bold blend of pop-rock influences that deserves to be blasted at high volumes, and could easily be mistaken for a throwback PBC B-Side. Check it out after the break, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

A follow-up to 2014′s Come Down, Sunday Songs drops on March 17 via Animal Style Records–pre-order it hereRead more »


Trip Out with Run The Jewels in New “Lie, Cheat, Steal” Music Video

Earlier this morning, Run The Jewels continued their march towards world domination by releasing a new video for their track, “Lie, Cheat, Steal.” Pulled from their critically acclaimed full-length, RTJ2, the duo’s latest offering plays out like an acid trip set to music, and pairs perfectly alongside the previously released vids for “Oh My Darling (Don’t Cry)” and “Blockbuster Night, Pt.1.” Check it out by following the jump below (via Noisey).

With more music on the way, it’s only a matter of time before Killer Mike and El-P return to dominate the UTG homepage—follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with the twosome’s antics. Read more »

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Fossil Youth Stream ‘Intertwined With You’

Enid, Oklahoma’s Fossil Youth have teamed with Absolutepunk to begin streaming their new EP, Intertwined With You, a full week ahead of its official release. Get in on the action after the break.

A hard-hitting torrent of awesome angst, the foursome’s latest effort is both addictive and unyielding, and will likely sit well with fans of Citizen, Turnover, and You Blew It!. If you like what you hear, let us know in the replies.

Intertwined With You makes landfall next Tuesday, February 3 via Take This To Heart Records–pick up a pre-order here. Read more »


Louis C.K. Releases New Special, ‘Live At The Comedy Store’

Comedian Louis C.K. has surprised fans around the globe with the digital release of a new, hour-long stand-up special.

Live At The Comedy Store was released through the star of Louie‘s official website earlier today. It’s the first special from C.K. in two years, and his first to be filmed at a venue other than a theater in well over a decade. Through his email list, Louis offered a lengthy explanation on his reasoning behind this decision, which you can now read in full at the end of this post.

As always, this special is available for only $5. Stay in tonight, support comedy, and laugh until you hurt. Louis C.K. does not disappoint. Read more »