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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …

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UTG PREMIERE: Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra (Space Jam Session)

It’s a big day for premieres here at UTG. Following our exclusive with Ivory Deville early this morning, we have the great pleasure of presenting you with a Space Jam Session featuring Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra.

Oh, you don’t know Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra? Shame on you. This West Coast group have been rising through the underground for more than a minute now, and in that time they’ve proven themselves to be a unique musical concoction of rock, folk, pop, and jam band that is hard to put down. Today, we have two acoustic performances …

Tilian

Tilian Streams Acoustic Version Of “A Faint Illusion” (Originally By Tides Of Man)

As many people probably know, Tilian got his start as the frontman of Tides Of Man. During his time with that group they released two full-length albums. One of the singles off their sophomore album, Dreamhouse, is titled “A Faint Illusion.” Tilian has taken some time to sit and record an acoustic version of that track, and you can stream it below.

Tilian recent released a solo EP titled Future Friends. If you haven’t picked it up yet, then you can grab it on iTunes.…

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Wind In Sails Premieres “Push and Shove”

Evan Pharmakis, former guitarist/vocalist of the band Vanna, has gone full Dallas Green with his brand new project Wind In Sails.

Just like Green, he has ventured away from the heavy stuff and moved into soft acoustic solo work, and fans of City and Colour will certainly find his music pleasing to the ears. Wind In Sails is currently signed to Headphone Music, a subsidiary of Equal Vision Records and home to bands like SoCal’s Idlehands. You can check out his new single “Push and Shove” below the jump:…

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Eden The Cat Is The ‘Amateur’ Songwriter No One Can Resist

Every year I tell myself I am going to dedicate more time to writing about artists on the rise that no one else makes time to cover, and every year those good intentions fade before the heat of summer arrives. Though I often find myself inundated with music from unsigned artists, I’ve honestly never written about a band who sent me an unsolicited email and never contacted me again. The artists I cover tend to be those who either attempt to build a relationship with the site, were suggested to me by a friend, or – and this may piss …

A Skylit Drive

A Skylit Drive Stream ‘Rise: Ascension’ In Full

A Skylit Drive‘s highly-anticipated acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, officially hit stores today. In case you haven’t listened to the album yet, the band’s label has kindly put it on YouTube for fans to stream it in full. You can check it out below.

If you like what you hear and haven’t picked up a copy of Rise: Ascension yet, then you can still grab a pre-order bundle from MerchNow. The album is also available to purchase on iTunes.…

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Right Away, Great Captain! to Re-release Vinyl Box Set in 2015

Die hard Manchester Orchestra fans get some good news today. The band’s frontman, Andy Hull, announced his solo project Right Away, Great Captain! will be re-releasing its four full-length LPs on vinyl for a brand new box set in 2015.

Hull posted the message on Twitter today, apparently in response to several fans asking over the years. “Merry Christmas!” he writes. “A lot of yall have been asking and the plan is to rerelease the RAGC vinyl box set in 2015. Now go cuddle a family member.”

The last we heard from Right Away, Great Captain!, the act had …

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LIVE REVIEW: Scott Russo (Unwritten Law) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) in Melbourne, Australia (12/19/14)

Scott Russo of much loved San Diego pop-punkers Unwritten Law and Phil Jamieson of Australian alt-rock gods Grinspoon, have forged a famous friendship since meeting on the Warped Tour in 1999. This friendship, born of youthful exuberance and strengthened through the shared experience of life on the road (and all of its ups and downs), has played a crucial part in the lives and careers of both men. Tonight, some 15 years since becoming instant best friends, Russo and Jamieson took the stage together at the Corner Hotel for the Melbourne leg of their Australian dual headlining acoustic tour …

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Brent Walsh Performs “Default World” In New Music Video

Brent Walsh, frontman of San Francisco’s I The Mighty, has recently released a music video for his single, “Default World.” The song comes from Walsh’s solo debut, 7, which arrived on Equal Vision Records in November.

I had the pleasure of catching an intimate performance from Walsh last night in Oakland, CA and I was absolutely blown away by his powerful singing performance. 7 is available on iTunes and I highly suggest you check it out.

The official video for “Default World” premiered on Alternative Press, where Brent shared some words about the video. You can …

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Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Performs “Sleepyhead” Acoustic in His Bed

Passion Pit have been silent throughout 2014, likely at work on a new album, but today we get to see frontman Michael Angelakos singing once again. The band’s creator took to YouTube today to share an intimate acoustic rendition of their hit song “Sleepyhead” — from his very own bed.

The Manners cut gets such a stylish reveal thanks to MyMusicRx’s Bedstock event, a mission to make the world’s first ongoing music festival where artists use their bedrooms as makeshift venues. The new online festival hopes to deliver “the healing power of music” to kids and teens while raising …

A Skylit Drive

STREAM: A Skylit Drive – “Rise” (Acoustic)

​A Skylit Drive‘s acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, will hit stores a little less than a month from now. Over the last few weeks they have released the acoustic versions of “Pendulum” and “Shadows,” and now they have dropped a third single. “Rise” is the title track off the band’s previous release, and now its reimagined version is available to stream online. You can give it a listen below.

If you like what you’ve heard so far, you can pick up a copy of Rise: Ascension through Tragic Hero Records’ merch store. The label …

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Sullivan Stream An Acoustic Version Of “Pieces”

​Sullivan‘s highly anticipated studio album, Heavy Is The Head, officially hits stores tomorrow. So far the group shared with us some very promising singles, including one titled “Pieces.” The band isn’t done promoting their album just yet, and they recently took some time to create a special treat for fans.

Earlier today Sullivan revealed a live recorded acoustic version of their single “Pieces.” This track is one of my favorites, and they did a great job with a stripped-down version of it. To give it a listen you only have to send out a tweet, which you can …