Beach Slang Share Video For “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”

If Beach Slang’s debut LP, The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, has not made you feel all the feels yet, what are you waiting for?

The debut single from the LP, “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas,” has just released with a new video. Get lost in the video’s vivid imagery, backed by the band’s sound that melds bands like The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, The Goo Goo Dolls, and more. Keeping similar aesthetics to the album’s art and themes, the video, created by Konstantinos Psimaris and Tom Ammon, features sparse images and frames connected by the band’s crushingly hopeless sound.

Follow us after the jump to check out the video for yourself. What do you think? Read more »


Dead & Company’s Extended Tour Dates Fail to Match Ticket Demand of ‘Fare Thee Well’ Shows

Following large demand after announcing an initial string of shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Dead & Company quickly extended their North American shows until the end of 2015. The band’s most recent extension of the tour will resume on November 11 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, and will run until December 31 at the Forum in Los Angeles. The entirety of the tour will feature guitarist John Mayer.

Last summer, the “core four,” otherwise known as the original four members of the Grateful Dead—Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann—joined forces for what they were calling their final performances as a band. With help from Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, the iconic band played five “Fare Thee Well” dates to celebrate 50 Years together. The result was massive, as resale tickets averaged $435 for the final dates, according to data provided by TicketNetwork. Read more »

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First ‘Finding Dory’ Trailer Makes Major Waves

After what feels like forever, Pixar petitioners far and wide have finally had their prayers answered in the form the first Finding Dory trailer, which found its way online earlier today, and can be viewed below.

The film, which makes landfall next June, will follow everyone’s favorite fish as they once again embark on a massive undersea adventure, and in the process meet a colorful cast of new characters.

“The movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised,” said Pixar President Jim Morris. “We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”

“It’s fantastic, it’s hilarious, it’s warm–it’s everything you want it to be,” added Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the movie’s title character.

Let us know if you’re excited in the comments, and follow UTG on Twitter for future updates. Read more »


Daughter Share Gorgeous New Single, “Numbers”

Keeping anticipation high for their second full-length album, Not To Disappear, Daughter have graced fans with an absolutely breathtaking new single titled “Numbers,” which comes fully-equipped with an equally evocative set of visuals. Get in on the action after the jump, and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

This coming March, the London trio will head out on their first US tour since sharing the stage with Ben Howard earlier this year. If you’re interested in catching them live–and trust me, you should be–a full listing of dates can additionally be found below. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday, November 13.

Not To Disappear arrives on January 15 through Glassnote/4AD. Score a pre-order here. Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: Sci-Fi Romance – “If I Fell” (Music Video)

Today, UTG is elated to be premiering Sci-fi Romance‘s brand new music video for “If I Fell,” a brooding toe-tapper that is equally infectious and edgy. The track is taken from the outfit’s forthcoming studio LP, Dust Among The Stars, which is set to arrive early next year. Check it out after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Frontman Vance Kotrla, who described the band’s impending album as “a hard-fought son of a bitch,” had this to say about the group’s latest offering:

“I love 1950s ephemera, and found footage, and retro-futurism — what people of the past thought the future would look like — and this video was just a lucky opportunity to mix all those things. Totally unexpected. I’m a big fan of archive.org (its board president, film archivist Rick Prelinger, is a national treasure). I stumbled down a rabbit hole on the site, which happens, and came across this odd, beautiful, totally strange 1950s marketing film. The source material is much longer…maybe 12 or 13 minutes. As I watched it, it kept getting weirder and more surreal, but I started seeing how I might be able to craft a new story from what was there. Read more »



Artist: LZRS TXN
Song: “Let It Go”
Album: TBA

Self-described “intergalactic groovy” duo LZRS TXN‘s debut Side A EP existed somewhere between Graduation-era Kanye West and a medley of danceable, upbeat electronics. The combination was potent enough to garner the attention of the Boston Globe, so it’s only right their new single, “Let It Go,” continues the tradition of sonic diversity.

With an equally punchy and precise flow, vocalist Francis Sobotka suggests, “Don’t stress what you can’t change / Do your damn thing, sip a little champagne.” Breezy synths float along in tandem as a simple bass-line and drum-beat drive the funky piece of work to its universe-sized potential; but in truth, the song’s hook is where the magic truly happens as its reverberated, vocoder-esque crooning is utterly infectious (think Starfucker on a heavy dose of downers). Read more »

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Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium Tour’ Averaging Over $100 on Secondary Ticket Market

Last week, Ellie Goulding announced a 2016 spring tour in support of her fall release, Delirium, which she debuted on November 6. The tour will weave through North American cities beginning April 1 in Vancouver, and will extend until June 21 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Goulding will be supported by British electronic group Years & Years for the entirety of her tour.

The presale for Goulding’s MSG date in June went on sale November 5, and tickets have already hit the secondary market. Although the tour won’t kick off for another five months, tickets to see Ellie Goulding are already averaging $134, with high demands in cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix and Orlando. Currently, the most expensive stop for the Delirium Tour is Goulding’s June 19 date in Toronto, where a ticket is averaging $211, with a get-in of $60. Second to that show is the final date at Madison Square Garden, where an average ticket is $170, with a get-in of $53. Traveling fans looking to see Goulding perform at perhaps the most well-known venue in the country can find New York City flight deals on Hipmunk.com. Read more »


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wrecker’ Runs On Fumes

Film: Wrecker
Starring: Anna Hutchison, Andrea Whitburn
Directed by: Micheal Bafaro

In Wrecker, two girls in a Mustang cross paths with a murderous tow truck driver on an empty stretch of highway with a deadly past. What’s the worst that could happen?

There is something to be said for simplicity in horror, and in the case of Wrecker the narrative has been stripped to its bare essentials. Two gorgeous twenty-somethings—Emily (Anna Hutchinson) and Lesley (Andrea Whitburn)—come across a creepy tow truck in the middle of nowhere. They think nothing of the exhaust-spewing vehicle at first, but after an unsettling stop at small town gas station they become unwitting participants in a tense game of cat and mouse. The smart thing to do would be to turn around, or perhaps even find a different route, but before our leads can even consider those options a few dumb decisions turns their situation from bad to worse. Read more »


UTG PREMIERE: Pettigrew – “Restless” (Music Video)

Indie/spoken word duo Pettigrew are bound to make you feel something; if not the passion seeping from each of their distinctive creations, then at least the relatable nature of their lyrics in both song and prose. Featuring Household frontman Josh Gilbert, Pettigrew meld elements of powerfully evocative spoken poetry with intertwining musical nuances of emo and pop-punk, marrying in a freshly unique experience for the listener. This notion manifests on the band’s newest single, “Restless,” taken from their upcoming six-track EP, titled Melancholia, due out on November 27.

“‘Restless’ was my favorite track to write and record,” lyricist Robert Swaney tells us. “Musically, Josh added elements to the track that blend beautifully with the story line of lost love. Lyrically I left the story open to interpretation so the listener can fill in the blanks to make the story theirs.” Gilbert adds, “With ‘Restless,’ I really played off of the direction of the lyrics. The dreamy vibe of the guitar really built the structure of the song.”

UTG is honored to have the opportunity to exclusively share “Restless” and its accompanying visuals today. You can check out the duo’s newest video below and pre-order Melancholia now before its official release later this month. Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: Oceans Red – ‘Anevidence’

We’ve been keen to Oceans Red since their inception, and over the past few years, have had the pleasure of watching them grow into the metalcore maestros they are today. Hailing from the far reaches of Eastern Europe, the fast-rising four-piece have built a devote following around huge hooks and bone-crushing breakdowns, and while they certainly aren’t reinventing the wheel, there’s an undeniable charm to the outfit’s familiar blueprint.

Today, we are beyond stoked to host the world premiere of the foursome’s brand new album, Anevidence, a 13-track beatdown that is sure to get listeners on their feet and moving. Listen in below, where you’ll also find a quick Q&A with guitarist Jimmy X Rose, who was kind enough to give us all the details on the band’s latest undertaking.

If you like what you hear, you can snag your own copy of Anevidence through iTunes or Google Play. Read more »


UTG Mixtape Roundup: October 2015

While September’s all-star lineup of mixtapes was impossible to top in terms of household names (special thanks to Thugger, Migos, and co.), October allowed us to focus in on a slew of lesser-known talents from across the country who were bursting with potential (if not already firing on all creative cylinders).

Thus, read on to discover releases from a collection of artists whose sounds stem from ’90s-influenced emceeing, the moody haze that is Toronto hip-hop, and a bit of everything in between.

Know a struggle rapper whose mixtape is actually hot? Want to try and convince Mike that Gucci Mane isn’t the most important artist of the 21st century? Get at his mentions on Twitter. Read more »


Pearl Jam Latin America Tour ’15: Resale Tickets Climb in Price As Tour Takes Off

On November 4, Seattle-based rock band Pearl Jam took their tour to Santiago, Chile to kick off a month-long stint in South America. The tour, which will hit nine dates, will run until November 28 when it wraps in Mexico City. The South American leg is in support of their most recent and Grammy-winning album, Lightning Bolt, which the band released in 2013. As the tour takes off, tickets to see Pearl Jam are predictably expensive on the resale ticket market.

Currently, Pearl Jam will play their priciest show in Argentina on November 7, where a get-in ticket is $97. Not far behind that date is the band’s November 25 stop in Colombia, where the get-in price for a ticket is $95. The band’s cheapest date is their final stop in Mexico City with a get-in price of just $47, as shown on Ticketbis. According to the resale platform, the average price across all Pearl Jam shows in Latin America is $160. The cheapest ticket was purchased for $28 while the priciest was bought for $518.

Ticketbis also notes that nearly half of the ticket sales came from Brazil (45.9%), 26.2% came from Chile, 11.3% from Argentina, 7.3% from Mexico and 3.4% from the U.S. Other notable countries that registered ticket sales include Portugal, Spain, Germany and Britain. Read more »

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