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New (Old) Music: Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga – “PARTYNAUSEOUS”

In order to appreciate this post you need to first time travel back to 2012, before the vast majority of Americans knew the name Kendrick Lamar. With the release of good kid, mAAd city on the horizon, music writers from every corner of the globe are looking for original headlines about the new king of West Coast music. Fans got in on the action too, filling forums with rumors and gossip about who young Kendrick might collaborate with on his new record. One unlikely choice, Lady Gaga, actually did get recruited for the record, but when the album …

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Architects Release “The Shadow of Doubt” B-side From Reissue

After the considerable success of Architects‘ Lost Forever // Lost Together, the band has decided to re-release the album with a couple new tracks for their fans.

Today, Architects dropped the first b-side of the reissue, called “The Shadow of Doubt.” This aggressive single serves as a strong continuation of the album’s style and direction, impressive for the track’s 2-minute length.

The reissue of Lost Forever // Lost Together will be available March 27 on iTunes. If you like what you hear below, grab a pre-order bundle from the band’s merch store.…

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Unreleased Adele Tracks Surface Online

While the world hotly anticipates Adele’s followup to her incredibly successful sophomore record, 21, a few unreleased songs from those sessions have surfaced online.

Ironically titled “You’ll Never See Me Again” and “Never Gonna Leave You,” the new songs were recorded with Fraser T Smith in 2010, so these are not an indication of what’s to come for the superstar singer, but it’s a nice stopgap while we wait for the new record.

The songs are quickly being pulled from online sources, but they’re easily found on YouTube. You can hear the new tracks via the videos below, as …

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves Share B-Side “Learning Curves”

The underrated indie rockers in A Great Big Pile of Leaves are about to be headlining a beast of a tour for September. Their label, Topshelf Records, has put the band together with label-mates Field Mouse, Prawn and Diamond Youth; one sick lineup.

Well, yesterday, the label shared a B-side from AGBPOL’s excellent (newest) album, You’re Always On My Mind, called “Learning Curves”. It’s a fun and energetic song that runs just shy of three minutes, containing loud crashes, gorgeous guitar riffs and the expected vocal accompaniment that this band is known for.

Check the track out below, and …

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Defeater Stream Electric Version Of “I Don’t Mind”

The sweetest song the alternative rock scene has heard in close to a decade has been given new life thanks to a recently released alternate recording.

Defeater have built a reputation for thought-provoking hardcore, but when you strip away the heaviness there is a very tender heart at the core of everything they do that keeps people coming back for more. Every so often, the band creates a ballad that brings this softer side into the spotlight, and fans usually lose their minds not long after. Need proof? Ask anyone who has been to Warped Tour in the last five …

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Watch Real Estate Debut New Song “White Light” and Cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

It’s been quite a year for New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate. Not only did they put out an excellent new album, Atlas, but they announced a new live EP, shared US tour dates, and taught us how to play “Crime” on guitar. Naturally the next step was to stop by La Blogothèque for a dependably breathtaking live session. The 30-minute video has frontman Martin Courtney, guitarist Matt Modanile, and bassist Alex Bleeker playing in a cozy indoor setting to a small group of onlookers.

The video catches Real Estate playing music off of Atlas, including …

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Required Listening: G-Eazy Featuring KYLE and Skizzy Mars – “Monica Lewinsky”

Keeping fans excited for his upcoming debut album, G-Eazy has shared a These Things Happen b-side that UTG is proud to present as a free download.

“Monica Lewinsky” was recorded earlier this year while G-Eazy was in the studio working on These Things Happen. For one reason or another G decided to leave the song off the album’s final track list, but yesterday he decided to give the record away as part of an exclusive bundle offer through BitTorrent. You can now stream and download the track, in full, at the end of this post.

Joining G-Eazy for this …

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Tides Of Man Stream New B-Side “Bloodhound”

Young And Courageous is the first album Tides Of Man released without a frontman at the helm. We couldn’t wait to hear what they had to offer, and a lot of us were pleasantly surprised. It’s a fun album to listen to, and now the band has (at least) one new b-side that wasn’t included on it. The new single is titled “Bloodhound,” and it’s available to listen to below the jump.

This song is heavy on the acoustic guitar, and starts off with the guitar accompanied by a piano. Shortly after the electric guitar joins in, and then so …

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Ariana Grande Tells Us What Makes Someone Good “Boyfriend Material” On New B-Side

I am officially in love with Ariana Grande.

The buzz surrounding Ariana Grande has steadily risen since the fall of 2013, and now that her album is nearing its one-year anniversary the pop starlet has begun sharing some material that did not make the final cut. The latest b-side to surface, a full song titled “Boyfriend Material,” can be found at the end of this post. The song combines the feel good nature of ’50s pop with the ultra-sleek production of the modern era to create an enchanting and downright adorable love song that will have every guy dropping to …

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Listen Up: Say Lou Lou Stream B-Side “Peppermint”

Say Lou Lou is keeping the anticipation for Everything We Touch high as they took a minute to give fans another taste of what’s to come as they’re now offering up a stream of a b-side, “Peppermint.”

Back in March they delighted us with the title track. “Everything We Touch” was dream-pop–well, dream come true. This time around they’ve taken it down a notch with “Peppermint.” It’s alluring but definitely not as fun as the other.

Everything We Touch was slated for a May 19 release, but now it looks like we’ll have to wait until June 1. …

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Fall In Love With Conor Oberst All Over Again With The B-Side “Fast Friends”

Record Store Day was this past weekend, and Bright Eyes’ mastermind Conor Oberst was behind one of the most sought after 7″ releases. I managed to snag a copy, but only hitting up a second store because my vinyl loving heart felt there was a hole that needed to be filled even though I had already spent $89. It was worth it, however, because the song this post centers around is now a part of my personal collection.

That blurb wasn’t meant to brag or boast, though it may read that way. I’m simply trying to find the best way …

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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 …