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Stream “California Nights” & Fall For Best Coast All Over Again

This may seem hard to believe, but Best Coast have not released an album since 2012. It’s not as if they have been hiding all this time, either. The duo has traveled the world at least once since their last record dropped, including dates at countless festivals around the globe. They also spent a lot of time finding a new sound, which they are now sharing with fans through the new single “California Nights.”

Taken from an album with the same name, which is set for release in early May, “California Nights” is a lush pop rock jam that takes …

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UPDATED: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce New Album ‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’

Remember when Godspeed You! Black Emperor dropped their first new album in a decade back in 2012 out of nowhere, totally unannounced? The influential post-rock giants may very well be at it again.

As pointed out on 4Chan‘s well-kept music boards, Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be dropping a new LP titled Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress on March 31. Danish record store Route66 posted their upcoming releases to Facebook (image below). Sandwiched between Wu-Tang Clan and Madonna is a brand new Godspeed album. When someone asked about the record in the comments, the store said it’s a …

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ALBUM STREAM: José González – ‘Vestiges & Claws’

José González is a curious musician. On 2013′s band project Junip, he toiled in metaphysical questions and engaged in the act of musing. On his newest album, this year’s Vestiges & Claws, due out February 17, he’s back at it. But somehow, despite the heavy material, he leaves us floating, relaxed. Thankfully you can hear for yourself a whole week early since it’s streaming in full over at NPR.

On Vestiges & Claws, González is writing with an inner groove. It seems he’s found some answers last time around but still has enough curiosity to keep pushing …

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The Tallest Man on Earth Announces New Album ‘Dark Bird Is Home’

Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, is back and ready to strum until his fingers bleed. The folk revivalist and Dylan reincarnation has announced a brand new album is on the way. The album, titled Dark Bird Is Home, drops May 12 via Dead Oceans. It serves as his follow-up to 2012′s There’s No Leaving Now full-length.

“This is not the end. This is fine. I sing that now, maybe to someone else for comfort in all this turmoil because the sea can be pretty heavy,” Matsson says in a new trailer for the album. It’s …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Vitamin Sun – ‘She Is The Sea & She Is Loud’

Last week we premiered Vitamin Sun‘s first single “The Oldest Living Memory,” off of their upcoming debut LP, She Is The Sea & She Is Loud. Today, we are happy to bring an exclusive premiere of their entire debut album.

Vitamin Sun has worked tirelessly on constructing their eccentrically schizophrenic, yet cautiously beautiful sound. With all this hard work, She Is The Sea & She Is Loud is the culmination. Ten tracks will move you through landscapes, atmospheres, and varying time signatures. Produced by Mike Moschetto of Aviator, She Is The Sea & She Is Loud

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CHON Announce Debut Album, ‘Grow’

Budding prog-rock four-piece CHON will release their debut album, Grow, on March 23 via their new label, Sumerian Records. Pre-orders go on sale this coming Friday, February 13.

Later this spring, the San Diego quartet will join Circa Survive and Balance and Composure for a hefty nationwide trek — head here to view a full itinerary.

Here at UTG, we’re all about CHON, and this is one release that we’ve been anticipating for a long time. Check out the record’s track listing and artwork below, and let us know if you’re as stoked as we are in …

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album ‘Multi-Love’ and Tour, Share New Track

Indie rock psych group Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a brand new album, Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar. If you keep close eyes on our Best Of Lists for the end of the year, then you know this one has been highly anticipated. The album serves as a follow-up to 2013′s II. They have shared the title track which sees the band expanding their sound to include more electronics and toy with spacial depth. Give it a listen after the jump and see their new tour dates.

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Nina Corcoran’s ‘Best of 2014′ in Music

If there’s anything to be certain of when it comes to music, it’s that you can’t control when it strikes you. In a year filled with violence, racism, disease, and political stumblings, our brains were in overdrive trying to do the right thing. For most, music serves as an escape. It articulates emotions and brings events to life, painting the world in colors we simply don’t have physical copies of, transforming the way we experience life. That level of control keeps us from finding out how music is meant to best illustrate our lives. We have to give songs another …

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Wake Up With Two Gorgeous Dream Pop Songs by Carmen Villain

It’s not often that dream pop hits our ears and we feel like we haven’t heard anything like it before. Thankfully that’s the case for Carmen Villain. The US-born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican musician is releasing a brand new “Quietly/Let Go” 7-inch on January 20 digitally and February 10 physically via Smalltown Supersound. Let out one last yawn, stretch your limbs, and take your time getting ready this morning. Her gorgeous tracks will make you feel like you’re watching the sunrise all over again.

The 7-inch is a followup to her 2013 debut LP Sleeper and has two brand new songs, …

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REVIEW: Corpus – ‘The Sliding Scale Of Morality’

Artist: Corpus
Album: The Sliding Scale of Morality
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie

Sydney duo Corpus have been causing quite the ruckus down under over the last three years with their unique brand of indie-tinged post-hardcore and riotous live shows, earning them dizzying acclaim from some of the scene’s most discerning ears (including Sydney resident and frontman of The Used, Bert McCracken). If the band’s latest release, The Sliding Scale of Morality, is received the way it seems destined to be, then the volume of those voices of acclaim is going to become deafening.…

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It May Be Impossible To Resist Kid Rock’s “First Kiss”

Say what you will about the career of Kid Rock, but over the better part of the last two decades the Michigan native – who once dominated the rap rock arena – has delivered a steady stream of hits that are hard to forget. From “Cowboy” and “American Badass,” to more laid back fare like “Picture,” Rock has long proven himself more than capable of writing infectious songs with huge hooks. His latest, which just so happens to be the first song off his next studio album, may be his biggest hit in …

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Rae Sremmurd Stream Debut Album, ‘Sremmlife’

Rae Sremmurd have been one of the most talked about urban acts of 2014, and early next week they will attempt to continue their popularity in 2015 with the release of their debut album, Sremmlife. We have been covering the album and its development heavily since May, but it was just a few hours ago that we finally heard what the “No Flex Zone” duo have been working on all this time.

Starting today, fans of Rae Sremmurd can access an early stream of the group’s debut LP, Sremmlife, thanks to the team at iTunes …