Posts Tagged ‘b-side’

Defeater 2013

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 …

G-Eazy These Things Happen

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 …

Tides of Man

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 …

The Swellers 2013

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 …

Fucked Up Year of the Dragon

Check Out Fucked Up’s 18-Minute Single “Year Of The Dragon,” Along With Its B-Sides

The biggest news for Fucked Up fans was the recent announcement of Glass Boys, the band’s summer follow-up to the momentous David Comes To Life. Matador isn’t unleashing that beast until June 3, though. The Year of the Dragon dawns much sooner.

The wily Canadians’ annual-ish Zodiac releases continue to trickle out, with Year of the Dragon set to be the sixth installment of the series to be released. Dragon is actually the eighth in the series – years of Hare and Rabbit have yet to be officially released – but few complaints as to that fact are …

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Taking Back Sunday Stream B-Side “How I Met Your Mother”

Taking Back Sunday released their new record Happiness Is… this week, and we really like it. The band has just premiered “How I Met Your Mother,” a B-side from the album that you can hear after the jump. The song appears as the B-side to the Flicker, Fade 7″ record.

The track is definitely different from the majority of the new record, somewhat reminiscent of “El Paso” and the more aggressive moments from the band’s 2011 self-titled record. What do you think of the song? Let us know in the comments and make sure you check out Happiness Is…

Cute Is What We Aim For

Cute Is What We Aim For Unleash “Untitled” B-Side

Earlier this month, Cute Is What We Aim For premiered a b-side track titled “Beautiful Bully.” Even though they still haven’t made any announcements about new music, they decided to reveal a another b-side. This b-side is “Untitled,” and was recorded by the group back in 2010. You can check it out by taking a look below.

The band will be on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Tickets are currently on sale, and the earlier you buy the more you will save. You can pick up general admission and 20th anniversary tickets here.…

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Cute Is What We Aim For Release B-Side

The Buffalo, NY-based Cute Is What We Aim For have released a new B-side entitled “Beautiful Bully.”

This is the band’s first release since 2013′s “A Closed Mind WITH an Open Mouth.”

Cute Is What We Aim For announced in late 2012 that it would be making a return to the scene after a brief hiatus. The group has yet to announce plans for a new studio album.

You can listen to Cute Is What We Aim For’s newest B-side, “Beautiful Bully,” below.…