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UTG PREMIERE: Boy On Guitar – “Your Place”

While the disbanding of California outfit Of Us Giants in 2014 was indeed an unfortunate event, Genesis and Jonathan Jennings have continued to create music under the moniker of Boy On Guitar alongside Sean Duncan. Transitioning from Of Us Giant’s indie rock sentiments to a more light-hearted indie pop style, the atmosphere of their music is naturally uplifting.

Thus, we are excited to premiere the trio’s debut single, entitled “Your Place.” Hailing from Boy On Guitar’s forthcoming EP, We Wait, the track evolves from mellow contemplation atop gleaming guitar-work into an expansive, group-fueled chorus as it comes to a close.

Follow the jump to give “Your Place” a listen and be sure to pre-order We Wait here before it hits stores April 18 via Ronald Records. Read more »

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EDITORIAL: Of Mice & Men Come Full Circle

It seems that with every minute, rock and roll group Of Mice & Men are becoming more and more relevant to the music scene. The question is, however, in what way? Any Warped Tour fanatic of early 2010-2012 can vouch for the band’s incredible growth as they reigned over the metalcore scene, one tour at a time. Yet now, with the release of their newest record Restoring Force, along with their reissue Full Circle, they have easily left this platform behind them, diving into a style that’s poised to launch them into mainstream music–or it’s a style they’ve wanted to produce all along.

For ages in the music industry, bands that have altered their musical style more than minimally have been accused of being “sell outs” at one point or another. The second that “You’re Not Alone” dropped as the first single off Restoring Force over a year ago, many metalcore fans felt betrayed by the band’s try at an anthemic hard rock song. And now, as Of Mice & Men are continuing to progress in this more fitting and conveniently more radio friendly sound with each new single they release, the term is starting to be thrown around more often. Read more »

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Watch The Trailer For The Upcoming Short, ‘Frozen Fever’

Are your kids still obsessed with Frozen? If so, they are probably going to want to drag you to the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella, as the new short, Frozen Fever, will make its debut beforehand. As if Cinderella on its own wasn’t reason enough to go, the short is now an additional incentive to check it out in theaters.

The short features Elsa and friends preparing to celebrate Anna’s birthday. It looks pretty adorable, and you can watch the trailer for it below.

Cinderella hits theaters March 13. Read more »

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Garbage Announce Tour Dates For 20 Year Anniversary Of Debut Album

It’s hard to believe that Garbage have been around since the mid nineties. They released their debut full-length album in August of 1995, which means its twenty-year anniversary is in about five months. Fans will be glad to hear that the band is planning on embarking on some tours in celebration of the milestone.

So far there are only two dates, but it sounds like the group is planning some additional dates. They will perform in Paris and then London this coming November. You can find the tour flyers for both performances below.

Tickets can be located for both stops through the band’s official website. Read more »

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Cold War Kids Debut “Hot Coals” Music Video

Indie rock outfit Cold War Kids have teamed up with Nylon to premiere a brand new music video for “Hot Coals,” a highlight from the group’s 2014 effort, Hold My Home. Featuring live of footage of the band performing amidst an ever-shifting landscape of colors, the video’s psychedelic visuals precisely complement the track as stuttering guitar riffs and bursts of fluttering percussion swirl underneath stadium-filling vocals.

The music video is truly worth checking out, so watch “Hot Coals” after the jump and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Read more »

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Raury Shares Video for “Seven Suns”

If you haven’t fallen in love with the hip-hop up-and-comer Raury yet, feel free to start now. The Internet is raving about this kid, and rightfully so; his mixtape Indigo Child is superb.

In the meantime, check out a so-called PSA visual that he and his crew have developed for the song “Seven Suns” that is from his mixtape.

The video clearly shows a gang led by the artist himself, traveling through junk yards, setting phones on fire, bashing in windows of cars, etc. It appears to be implying that the cars in the junk yards are vehicles that have been involved in accidents because of cell phone usage. The PSA is referring to the swarming obsession that mobile technology has taken on this generation, and the dangers of it.

Check out the video below, and let us know what you think. Read more »

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Bloodhound Gang Share Another New Song, “Dimes”

Since around August, we have steadily been dished out new songs by Bloodhound Gang. First was “Chew Toy,” and then in October, “American Bitches.”

And now, this week, the band gave us “Dimes.”

The song is classic Bloodhound Gang, with potty humor mixed with insults and hip-hop beats to drive the song inside your ears and to your brain, where it stays for the rest of the day. That I can promise. The drum beat is quite monotonous, but it’s fitting for this song. Mix that with lines like “You can’t clap with your dick in your hand, dude,” the song will incite laughter and pleasure.

Check the song out below, and hopefully, with the release of a third song, we’ll have news regarding an album soon. Stay tuned to UTG for updates on Bloodhound Gang. Read more »

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Tyler Carter Releases “Find Me” Music Video

Tyler Carter of Issues has shared a picturesque new music video for his track “Find Me,” taken from his debut solo effort, Leave Your Love. Check it out after the break.

A far cry from Carter’s heavier leanings, Leave Your Love hit shelves this past January through Rise Records, and has become a fast favorite amongst the UTG staff. If you have yet to get acquainted, you can stream the entire EP here.

Later this spring, Issues will join All Time Low, Tonight Alive, and State Champs on the Future Hearts Tour, which will visit over 30 prominent venues across the United States. Tickets are on sale now. Read more »

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Warpaint Return with Haunting New Single, “No Way Out (Redux)”

Earlier in the week, Warpaint stopped by BBC Radio 1 to premiere the first in “a series of new songs being released this year,” and as per usual, the Los Angeles outfit didn’t disappoint.

Magnificently melancholy from the word go, “No Way Out (Redux),” is both spacious and spellbinding, and falls perfectly in line with the foursome’s previous body of work. Airtight harmonies circle high overhead as a throbbing bassline pulls listeners deeper and deeper into introspection, and all at once it becomes clear that 2015 may just be group’s biggest year yet. Give the track a listen by following the jump below, and let us know if you’re a fan in the comments section.

Warpaint will be trekking across Europe for a majority of next month. To see if they’ll be in your area, check out the band’s full itinerary here. Read more »

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Jack Ü (Skrillex And Diplo Collab) Drop Surprise Album Featuring 2 Chainz, Missy Elliott And More

​Not too long ago the popular DJs Skrillex and Diplo announced a collaborative project by the name of Jack Ü. At the time of the announcement, the duo released a remix of Beyonce’s hit single, “7/11.” We knew that there would be more from the duo, though they hadn’t made any official announcements about a full-length album. That has all changed now, as Jack Ü just dropped a surprise 10-track album titled Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. The album popped up during the group’s live 24-hour set stream (which has since been shut down by police).

Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü is now available for purchase on iTunes. There isn’t a full stream of the album up yet, but you can check out their Missy Elliott remix featuring Kiesza below to get an idea of their sound. Read more »

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Ralphie May Releases New Stand-up Special Via Netflix

Comedy legend Ralphie May has partnered with Netflix to release his latest stand-up special, and earlier this week a teaser for the premiere was shared online.

Titled Unruly, the latest special from May is his first since 2012′s successful Too Big To Ignore tour. Filmed live in front of a raucous, fist-pumping crowd at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, May unleashes his hilariously raunchy, no-holds-barred perspective on everything from airline travel and the news media, to Chick-fil-A and everybody being a little racist when they drive.

You can view a preview of the special below: Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Focus’ Swindles And Fizzles

Film: Focus
Directed by: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez

Will Smith has gone on record to discredit his last big gig, After Earth, as a failure that broke his heart. That heartbreak may be due to the fact that Smith’s charming, fast-talking brand of comedy wasn’t able to reign free in Shyamalan’s bleak and dour landscape. With Focus, Smith seems to haven’t skipped a beat as the entertaining performer we all remember him for being. Immediately at an advantage with the accompaniment of Margot Robbie as the main love interest, Focus is a welcome return to form for Smith even though the swindling and conning taking place gets a bit tiresome in the final act. Read more »