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the native howl

UTG PREMIERE: The Native Howl – “Death Jam”

Allow us to introduce Michigan folk-rock band, The Native Howl, a group of singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs that are busy carving out a local scene and chasing a dream.

Lead vocalists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would become The Native Howl. Early on, Sawicki was working a corporate job, spending evenings writing music. Holycross on the other hand was busy starting up a recording studio in Leonard, MI, which he and The Native Howl team currently manage.

When the group began working together they …

Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills Release Acoustic Stream For “Jonathan”

Earlier this year Ice Nine Kills released a new album titled The Predator Becomes The Prey. One of the tracks off the album is a song titled “Jonathan.” This particular track holds a special place in the hearts of the band members, as a friend of theirs (named Jonathan) is suffering from a rare mitochondrial disorder that is slowly stealing away his sight, hearing, memory and motor skills. The band has decided to record an acoustic version of this song, and it features a brief interview with Jonathan, as well as some additional details on his condition. You can …

Our Last Night

MUSIC VIDEO: Our Last Night – “Reality Without You” (Acoustic)

The guys in Our Last Night have been keeping themselves busy lately. Not only did they release two back to back EPs, but they’ve been touring extensively and have dropped a handful of music videos. They are currently on a short break before they head out to Europe, and have taken some of that time to shoot a music video for the acoustic version of “Reality Without You,” which is taken from their Oak Island Acoustic EP. The video is available to watch right below the jump.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would be interested in …

PVRIS

Watch Pvris Perform An Acoustic Version Of “My House” Live

Pvris are releasing their brand new album, White Noise, via Rise Records early next month. So far, the group has released a couple of singles off the album, including the track “My House.” They recently sat down to live record an acoustic version of that song, and it’s now available to stream online. You can give it a listen by taking a look below.

White Noise will hit stores November 4. Physical pre-order bundles can be purchased through MerchNow. It can also be pre-ordered digitally on iTunes.…

Alex G

Stream Aleg G’s New Single “Hollow”

There are some genres so flooded with artists that it’s hard to decide what actually stands out from the rest. This year, the sappy singer-songwriter trope has been given a diamond in the pile and there’s no denying he’s as talented as he sounds. Pennsylvania native Alex Giannascoli, or better known as Alex G, pens that wobbling acoustic melody that makes you struggle to realize what’s the bigger emotion inside of you: nostalgic happiness or despondent sadness. He knows what he’s doing, and if he keeps it up, he could be this generation’s Elliott Smith.

The 21-year-old is still attending …

you + me

You + Me Stream Lyric Video For “Capsized”

You + Me, the new side project of singers Dallas Green (City and Colour) and Alecia Moore (P!nk) have released a lyric video for their song “Capsized,” which comes off the duo’s upcoming debut release, Rose Ave.

Admittedly, the project isn’t what people would have expected when we first saw Moore performing duets with Green on City and Colour tours, but from what we’ve heard so far, Rose Ave is poised for a warm welcome on its October 14 release.

You can visit the band’s website for pre-order information and all other news on the …

Island Of Skylines

Island Of Skylines Stream New Acoustic Track, “The New Sunrise”

Island Of Skylines signed to Imminence Records earlier this year, and shortly after dropped an album titled Fight Your Fears. The band has kept themselves busy over the last several months, and it seems like they are not ready to slow down quite yet. Yesterday they premiered a brand new acoustic song titled “The New Sunrise.” You can stream the track by taking a look below the jump.

If you like what you hear, be sure to pick up the single through Bandcamp. Starting November 1 the song will be available to purchase through additional digital music outlets.…

Ooo Karen O

Spike Jonze Surprises Karen O With “Ooo” Music Video Feat. Elle Fanning

Last week, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O shared her first ever solo album, a short release filled with minute-long songs about heartbreak, love, and isolation. Even though it was released in 2014, the songs were written years ago from the comfort of her bedroom when she was much younger. To capture that spirit, her ex and famous director Spike Jonze created a music video for the album’s opening track, “Ooo,” that speaks to what Crush Songs is all about.

The video sees Elle Fanning dancing around the New York Metropolitan Opera House in childish fanfare. It nails the mood …

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Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve And Discover Ben Cooling’s “Breathe Again”

I don’t know about you, but I am forever a sucker for any catchy sad song led by acoustic guitar. Something about those six steel strings being strummed up and down stabs me right in the feels every damn time, and if you feel the same, I may have just stumbled across your new favorite artist.

Ben Cooling has been making a name for himself as a solo artist since 2012, but he’s been active within the music industry for well over a decade. His latest single, “Breathe Again,” is taken from an EP titled To Hell With Consequences, …

Our Last Night

MUSIC VIDEO: Our Last Night – “Falling Away”

Our Last Night have released a music video for their single “Falling Away.” The band made the video very personal, and showed a side of one of their members you don’t get to see very often. The video features frontman brothers Matt and Trevor Wentworth singing the lyrics back and forth, but it focuses mostly on Trevor. He’s either sitting, longingly staring out a window or playing on the beach with his son. The song talks about having to be away from friends and family all the time, so it makes sense the video embodies that feeling. You can watch …

Crown The Empire

Watch Crown The Empire Perform An Acoustic Version Of “Millennia”

Crown The Empire are currently touring their second-ever Vans Warped Tour. They have been performing a couple of songs off their recently released album, The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways, and during their stop in Minnesota they performed an acoustic version of “Millennia.” You can watch the video below.

It almost seemed like it was their very first time performing in such an intimate setting, and started off a little awkward. If you wish to skip the awkwardness and just get to the song, you should start the video at around 1 min 40 sec.

There are just a …

all time low

All Time Low Cover Jimmy Eat World’s “Hear You Me”

All Time Low are a band born out of a mutual admiration for the influential punk and indie bands of the early 2000s, so it may come as no surprise that the group recently paid tribute to one of their favorite bands during a benefit performance in Baltimore.

On July 12 of this year, the members of All Time Low performed a stripped down set as part of a benefit show in Baltimore, MD. During their show, the guys surprised fans by sharing a full band acoustic cover of Jimmy Eat World’s “Hear You Me.” We were not on the …