Posts Tagged ‘acoustic’

The Swellers 2013

This Acoustic Version Of The Swellers’ “Best I Ever Had” Will Make Pop Punk Loving Hearts Burst With Joy

The perfect song for Warped Tour has just become the perfect song for your next campfire with friends.

It’s incredibly hard to put into words what happens to someone when a song as good as The Swellers’ summertime classic “Best I Ever Had” comes barreling through a stereo system. In a few short notes you, the listener, are transported from wherever you are to the first time you thought you knew what love was, then overwhelmed with the fresh pain of realizing you could not have been more wrong. You don’t cry, however, because those years when you felt …

Taking Back Sunday

ACOUSTIC STREAM: Taking Back Sunday – “Flicker, Fade”

Taking Back Sunday recently paid a visit to WRRV, a Middletown, New York based radio station. During their time there they sat down to perform an acoustic version of the hit single “Flicker, Fade,” which is off their sixth studio album Happiness Is. The performance is available to watch below the jump.

The band is currently on tour with The Used, Tonight Alive and Sleepwave. They will tour with these artists until the end of this month. After that, they have a handful of shows with some other bands including Circa Survive, Weezer and Blink-182. Head over …


The Summer Set’s Bassist Covers Ryan Adams

It’s sometimes easy to forget that the vocalist in a band isn’t always the only person in the group who can sing (or thinks they can sing anyway), but chances are, there’s a member of the group who also has a decent voice. Some people don’t like the limelight, and prefer to stick with their role in the band. For Stephen Gomez of The Summer Set, this is the case. He’s currently the bassist for the band, but it recently came to light that he has an awesome singing voice. He uploaded his first cover video just a week …

Hawthorne Heights

STREAM: Hawthorne Heights – ‘The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic)’

Following in the footsteps of their contemporaries in Yellowcard and Taking Back Sunday, Ohio’s Hawthorne Heights are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their breakthrough album by recording an acoustic version of the entire record. The group premiered two songs, “Ohio Is For Lovers” and “Niki FM,” over the last week, and today, The Silence In Black and White (Acoustic) can be streamed in full. Check it out after the break or over at Alternative Press.

The album will be available digitally next Tuesday, April 15, with CD and vinyl copies due out on May 20 and July 1, respectively. …

Hawthorne Heights

STREAM: Hawthorne Heights – “Niki FM” Acoustic

Hawthorne Heights recently announced they would be releasing The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic) later this month. The acoustic reissue is to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the original release of the album. They first premiered the acoustic version of “Ohio Is For Lovers,” and now they’ve revealed the second song via Alternative Press, which is “Niki FM.” Check it out by taking a look below.

The Silence In Black And White was a huge album for many of my friends and I when we were in high school. It’s not very often artists release reimagined versions of …


Listen To Covey’s Acoustic Cover Of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

If you are looking to add a new acoustic artist to your music library then you might want to check out the indie artist known as Covey. He’s brand new to the online music scene, but he’s already pushing out some great jams. Not that long ago he released the music video for his single “Comes And Goes,” and yesterday he premiered an acoustic cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” You can stream that cover by taking a look below the jump.

Like what you hear? Be sure to hit Covey up on Facebook. Keep an eye …

Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights Announce ‘The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic)’

Earlier this year, Hawthorne Heights revealed plans to spend 2014 celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their landmark debut album, The Silence In Black And White. The initial announcement only included European tour dates, but attentive fans might have noticed that the VIP ticket packages mentioned an acoustic rendition of Silence. Now we know exactly what that was about. The album will get the full acoustic treatment this spring, and you can stream the new version of “Ohio Is For Lovers” after the break.

The Silence In Black and White (Acoustic) will be released on various formats throughout the …

I Am The Avalanche

ACOUSTIC STREAM: I Am The Avalanche – “Two Runaways”

Earlier this month I Am The Avalanche dropped their third studio album, Wolverines, which was their first release in three years. The album has been a hit so far, and for good reason. One of the singles off the album is titled “Two Runaways,” and yesterday the band decided to reveal an acoustic version of that track. You can listen to the song below the jump.

If you haven’t had the chance to pick up Wolverines yet, then I recommend doing so. You can grab it on iTunes or there are physical copies available via Merch Direct.…

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WATCH: Sledding With Tigers Perform Unreleased Songs For The Dial Collective

A new acoustic performance from Sledding With Tigers has found its way online.

Recently, a group from San Diego known as The Dial Collective launched a video interview and performance series. Sledding With Tigers were amongst the first asked to film a segment, and yesterday afternoon a four-song acoustic set made its way into the UTG inbox. SWT performs three new songs and one fan favorite, including one track off A Necessary Bummer that has not yet been released. You can view the performance below.

Sledding With Tigers’ debut album arrives in stores April 15. Click here to view the …

Lydia (Aud Lew Photography)

UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: Lydia Acoustic Session: “The Exit”

UTG TV is back to bring you another acoustic video with an incredible band from the 8123 roster.

On Friday March 21, we caught up with Lydia at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Currently, the band is on the Illuminate tour, performing all of the songs off of the beloved 2008 release. HRVRD and Golden Sun are along for the ride on this tour, making for a fantastic night of music. You can also see the guys in Golden Sun performing alongside Lydia during the band’s set.

Aside from Illuminate and 2011′s Paint it Golden, Lydia most …

We Are The In Crowd

WATCH: We Are The In Crowd Acoustic Performance

Poughkeepsie, New York’s We Are The In Crowd recently sat down with Glamour Kills to record an acoustic version of “The Best Thing (That Never Happened),” and you can check out a video of the performance after the break. The stripped-down rendition retains all of the intensity of the studio version, and it’s worth a listen for any fan of the group.

“The Best Thing (That Never Happened)” appears on We Are The In Crowd’s latest album, Weird Kids, released last month on Hopeless Records. Pick up a copy of the album right here and make sure you catch …

Bayside at Amityville Music Hall

UTG EXCLUSIVE: Bayside Acoustics: Part 2 – Classics

If you’re a fan of Bayside, you certainly know that their sixth studio album, Cult, dropped last week via Hopeless Records. Before embarking on a nationwide tour with support from Four Year Strong, Daylight and Mixtapes, the boys hosted a day of celebration on Long Island for their record release.

The first stop was at Looney Tunes CDs in West Babylon, NY, where UTG TV had previously sat down with Brandon Boyd, frontman of Incubus.

In honor of the release of the album, we are running a two-part feature cleverly titled, Bayside Acoustics. Part two features three …