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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Goodbye Tiger – ‘The Pixelated Soul’

When four personalities cross paths and take a major leap in stepping away from the usual routine of building a musical style from the ground up, something truly magical can be born. This can be the case for New Jersey’s up-and-coming experimental outfit Goodbye Tiger.

After releasing their debut EP, Who Do You Call Home?, back in 2013, the band was put into the Asbury Park spotlight, showing poise in every show and leaving every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears on stage. Two years later, the band is set to release their debut full-length album, The Pixelated

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Watch a Video for Torres’ Intense New Single “Sprinter”

Singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott is a deadly powerhouse. She may seem sweet onstage as Torres, shuffling her shoes with witty banter, but once she grabs her guitar and tilts her head back to sing, she becomes a force to be reckoned with. Her sophomore album, Sprinter, drops May 4 via Partisan Records. In anticipation of its release, she’s shared the album’s title track with a brand new video.

On “Sprinter,” Torres uses a country-infused riff to snap through a dark, cavernous memory of her past. Scott talks about bursting through disillusionment, danger, and confusion to find a heartfelt return …

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Celebrating 20 Years of Silverchair’s ‘Frogstomp’

In the last week of March in 1995, a band of three long-haired, fifteen-year-old grunge disciples from working class Newcastle in northern New South Wales shot to worldwide prominence courtesy of their enthusiastically received debut album Frogstomp. That band was known as Silverchair and for a nine-year-old Australian kid, raised on the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, The Offspring and Alice in Chains, they may as well have been God, and Frogstomp The Bible.

I was one such nine-year-old and for me Frogstomp marked the first moment where I felt like I had discovered a band on my …

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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album ‘In Colour,’ Shares “Loud Places”

If you couldn’t stop playing Jamie xx‘s single “Girl” last year, get excited. The xx member and electronic musician has announced his debut album, In Colour, drops June 2 via Young Turks and features collaborations with The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, Young Thug, Popcaan, and Four Tet. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation of the 11-track release, he’s shared a new single and music video titled “Loud Places.”

Previous singles “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” will be joined on the album by “Loud Places,” a soaring yet mellow number featuring vocals from The …

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ALBUM STREAM: Ryley Walker – ‘Primrose Green’

On  March 31, singer-songwriter Ryley Walker will be releasing his brand new full-length, Primrose Green, via Dead Oceans. It’s a highly anticipated release riding on the 24-year-old’s ability to create ’70s-style folk with mindblowing ease. If you’re a fan of Tim Buckley, John Martyn, or Van Morrison, give it a listen asap. It’s streaming in full over at NPR.

We’re already heard the impeccable jazz-influenced single “Sweet Satisfaction,” but the rest of the songs that follow suit are even more powerful. Ryley Walker uses Primrose Green as a springboard to let imagination come to life. The …

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Hear Ryley Walker’s Incredible New Single “Sweet Satisfaction”

There’s something about handpicked guitar playing that never gets old, and Ryley Walker does a great job reminding us of how timeless it can be. The folk singer-songwriter drops his new album Primrose Green on March 31 via Dead Oceans. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation, he’s shared single “Sweet Satisfaction” to detail what we can expect on the release and it’s nothing short of intricate.

Ryley Walker’s ecstatic fingerpicking is what lures you into his songs, but his cool film of 1970s fog that sets over it will keep you around long after they’ve ended. “Sweet Satisfaction” sees …

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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 …