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LISTEN: Comeback Kid – “Territorial Pissings” (Nirvana Cover)

Earlier in the day, Comeback Kid graced fans with a raging rendition of Nirvana’s classic headbanger, “Territorial Pissings.” Give it a listen by following the jump below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

“’Territorial Pissings,’ in my eyes, has always been the most aggressive Nirvana song, and we had wanted to cover it for a while,” said frontman Andrew Neufeld. “It started with just jamming it during soundcheck, which led to it creeping into our sets, and we recorded it on a whim…keeping true to its original form.”

In a few days, Comeback Kid will embark on an extensive European outing alongside Bane, My Iron Lung, and more. To see if they’ll be in your area, hit up their official website. Read more »

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Rozwell Kid Release Ridiculous “Kangaroo Pocket” Music Video

Rozwell Kid are the new Weezer, or at the very least they are the latest promising young band to be so influenced by early Weezer that members of the global music press cannot help relating everything they do to the brainchild of Rivers Cuomo. Either way, they rock, and their latest music video is only the latest example in a long line of recent releases that have us believing this band is destined for big things in the years to come.

Today, Rozwell Kid partnered with our pals at Stereogum to share the world premiere of the official music video for “Kangaroo Pocket.” The song is one of many found on the group’s 2014 album, Too Shabby, as well as one of our personal favorite tracks from the group’s entire catalog. The video features the group performing the song entirely headless. It’s a cartoonish clip, but people with incredibly weak stomachs may find even the lighthearted gore a bit too much to endure. Check it out: Read more »

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UTG INTERVIEW: [debut] Discusses ‘Postcards From Berlin’

Gareth Thomas, aka [debut], recently released his newest album, Postcards From Berlin, which has quickly been picking up steam through word of mouth and positive press from all corners of the world. On May 2, [debut] will be performing songs from the album at Complex LA, where there will also be an art exhibit showcasing some album photography and a screening of a documentary about the making of Postcards From Berlin.

We had the chance to speak with Gareth Thomas about all things [debut], from his musical background and inspirations to this new album, the people who helped make it happen, and what he has in store for the project moving forward. Read through below to see our full conversation, and if you’re in the LA area, head out to the show on May 2 at Complex in Glendale. Read more »

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We Are The Catalyst Announce China Tour

Earlier this month, we brought you a new video from Sweden’s We Are The Catalyst – a cover of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child.” The song and video are part of an effort to raise money and awareness for Rock For The Children, a charity that aims to strengthen the futures of fostered children.

Following their contribution to that cause, We Are The Catalyst have announced a run of shows in China that will begin on April 28 in Beijing and conclude on May 4 in Shanghai, but not before they play to 100,000 people at Shanghai’s massive Strawberry Festival on May 3. More dates are set to be announced some time in the near future. You can view the current dates on the flyer below.

If you’d like to contribute to helping raise funds for The Fostering Network, you can purchase We Are The Catalyst’s single through iTunes. You can also view its music video below. Read more »

Full House

Netflix Confirms ‘Full House’ Spin-Off Set for 2016

Following John Stamos’ exclusive announcement on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Netflix has since confirmed that it will indeed be reviving the cherished family sitcom Full House for a new, 13-epsiode spin-off titled Fuller House.

According to Stamos, who plays Uncle Jesse, the series will kick off as a reunion before switching gears to focus mainly on D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Steph (Jodie Sweetin), and the always overzealous Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). Series creator Jeff Franklin will captain the relaunch alongside executive producers Robert L. Boyett and Thomas L. Miller.

“The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding,” Franklin, Boyett, and Miller said in a joint statement. “It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen for all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to live.”

Fuller House is slated to arrive sometime in 2016. Let us know if you’re excited in the replies, and catch Stamos’ announcement after the break. Read more »

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UTG INTERVIEW: Sir Cadian Rhythm Discuss Their Debut EP and Plans For 2015

Long Island’s Sir Cadian Rhythm have been a band for just over a year and already they’ve shown an immense amount of talent and promise with their self-titled, debut EP. Since its release in February, they’ve been hard at work on a follow-up amidst several other plans to take off in 2015.

We had the chance to speak with some of the Sirs about the band’s formation, debut release, and what we can expect from them moving forward. Who knows, maybe you’ll see them at Skate and Surf in Asbury Park next month.

Head through the jump to read our interview with Sir Cadian Rhythm and make sure to check out their EP on Bandcamp where you can ‘name your price’ for a full download. Read more »

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UTG INTERVIEW: Liz Graham

Those who still enjoy ’90s pop-rock staples such as Alanis Morissette and Tracy Bonham should find themselves comfortably at home in Liz Graham‘s sounds, but she also traverses some sound elements of the ’80s all while adding her own signature to it all.

Graham has been working hard to promote her forthcoming album, both online and on the road, and as she continues to do so until this summer’s release, she took a moment to speak with us about where her career began and what we can expect from her newest release.

Read through the jump and get acquainted with Nyack, New York’s Liz Graham. Read more »

Fantastic Four

Watch The New ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer

Marvel’s Fantastic Four series will be the latest superhero story to be revamped once it hits theaters later this year. The new film will begin with the group’s origin story, and follows them as they discover what was set loose when they traveled through space.

In January the first trailer was released by 20th Century Fox. Now we have another look at the film, and it gives us a little bit more insight into how it all begins for the Fantastic Four. We also get a glimpse at one of Marvel’s greatest villains, Victor von Doom. You can watch it below.

Fantastic Four will hit theaters everywhere August 7. Read more »

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco Stream “Hallelujah”

Panic! At The Disco have dropped their first single since the release of their 2013 album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!. This is also the first new song since founding member Spencer Smith left the band. The new song is titled “Hallelujah,” and you can listen to it below.

In addition to releasing the song, frontman Brendan Urie wrote a heartfelt Facebook status giving some fans some insight into the thought behind the song. You can read what he had to say to fans below as well. Read more »

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Latest ‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer Almost Shows Too Much

By now you have no doubt heard of Tomorrowland, the mysterious new adventure film from Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird that is based on the famous and somewhat futuristic part of Disneyland. You may have even seen one of the film’s initial trailers or television ads, which teased a young woman finding a strange token that transported her to a far away land. If you have encountered any of that marketing and fallen in love with the idea of seeing this film, let me take this opportunity and say the trailer included in this post may be a bit too spoiler-filled for you to enjoy. This is a movie built around mystery, and if you want to keep as many secrets undisclosed as possible, watching this trailer is a risky affair. Consider yourself warned.

For Tomorrowland‘s third full trailer, Disney has decided to focus their marketing efforts on one key sequence that is filled with eye-popping action and head-scratching mysteries. It’s a scene we believe comes early in the film, and it’s one you have previously seen featured in other trailers. That said, when presented here viewers are able to understand more of what is happening, why it is happening, and just how crazy the sci-fi goodness this little film has in store. You can view the footage below. Read more »

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Theory Of A Deadman Go Acoustic, Butcher Tove Lo’s “Habits”

Modern rock greats Theory Of A Deadman have built their career on brutally honest lyricism and catchy, damn near impossible to ignore rock melodies. Their albums are littered with tales of love and heartache, as well as the substance abuse that often follows, so it kind of makes sense that the group would attempt to cover Swedish singer Tove Lo‘s chart-topping hit about those very same topics, right?

Recently, Theory Of A Deadman attempted to satiate fans’ demand for new material by announcing the release an acoustic EP, Angel, set to hit stores on April 28 through Roadrunner Records. The release is largely comprised of stripped-down versions of TOAD songs fans know and love, but the album also contains an acoustic cover of Tove Lo’s hit song “Habits (Stay High),” which I don’t think anyone could have anticipated. The band made the cover available for stream today, so click below and see if you think TOAD were smart to tackle this track. Read more »

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Adam Lambert Announces New Album, Streams “Ghost Town”

Adam Lambert has long shed the title of American Idol alum and established himself as a dominant force in the world of pop music. You never know what to expect from Lambert when he chooses to create new music, but you always know it will be something different than whatever he delivered before. That drive to constantly find new paths to pop music success is one of the many reasons I love watching Lambert’s career, and today I think he caught everyone off guard with the lead single for his recently announced third studio album.

“Ghost Town” is more or less a midtempo song about feelings of loneliness and the heartache that usually follows. It’s actually an incredibly dreary track, offering next to nothing uplifting while still somehow being accompanied by the kind of production made for middle of the week club nights. If Adam’s signature croon wasn’t delivered so impeccably well I probably wouldn’t have anything positive to say, except that there is always a chance this song just so happens to be the worst song on his upcoming album and that maybe no one noticed before sharing it with the public. That isn’t likely, of course, but hey – a guy can dream. You can stream “Ghost Town” and decide for yourself whether or not it is a strong single, below. Read more »