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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, …

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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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Anberlin Stream “Atonement”

The promotional run towards the release of Anberlin‘s final studio album continued this afternoon with the premiere of a new track titled “Atonement.”

There is no area of music that Anberlin gets wrong, but they have always had a certain knack for writing sweeping, atmospheric ballads that connect with thousands. “Atonement” is the latest track to continue this trend, with lush instrumentation accompanying a relatively melancholy Stephen Christian. You can stream the song, in full, at the end of this post.

Anberlin can be found on Warped Tour this summer, followed by a string of farewell performances in the …

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Breathe Carolina Debut “Chasing Hearts” Featuring Tyler Carter

The promotional efforts surrounding Breathe Carolina’s forthcoming album continue this afternoon with the release of a new song titled “Chasing Hearts.”

I don’t think anyone would think of Breathe Carolina if they were asked to choose their favorite group in the current alternative scene based on love songs, but there is something superbly romantic about “Chasing Hearts.” It’s as close to releasing a power ballad the group have come in years, but its hook still packs an energetic punch to lift even the most melancholy souls from the gutter. You can stream the song via lyric video below.…

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Miley Cyrus Keeps It Sexy, Simulates Masturbation In ‘Adore You’ Video

Miley Cyrus is the only vocalist working in the music industry today who can turn a beautiful ballad into one of the year’s raunchiest clips. But really, would you expect anything else?

Following a Christmas Day leak by an as-of-yet unidentified person, the latest video from Miley Cyrus officially found its way online earlier today. Set to the song “Adore You,” which is by far the slowest track off 2013′s Bangerz, the clip finds Cyrus rolling around in bed on land and sea while touching herself and telling viewers she loves them more than they love her. So much …

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REVIEW: Pop Evil – Onyx

Aritst: Pop Evil
Album: Onyx
Label: eOne
Genre: Rock

In the twelve years since their inception, Michigan’s Pop Evil have undergone their fair share of changes. Members, style, labels, you name it and there is a decent change the group has made some kind of tweak in the last decade. This is not a complaint, however, as every new evolution of the group has made them a tighter, more focus band. Since 2010′s War Of Angels the group has again undergone changes, including the addition of drummer Chachi Riot and guitarist Nick Fuelling, as well as their decision to not …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rihanna – “Stay”

Music videos rarely leak, but apparently such is the case with the latest visual from Rihanna.

After performing a rather subdued live rendition at the GRAMMYS, Rihanna is keeping the promotional train for her ballad “Stay” alive and well with release of the track’s official video. We’re not sure when the clip was originally meant to debut, but we have the clip and are streaming it here on UTG for your enjoyment.

Directed by Sophie Muller, “Stay” allows viewers to get up close and personal with a believably emotional Rihanna while she sits naked and wet in a bathtub filled …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Pop Evil – “Purple”

Michigan’s Pop Evil have released the official music video for their latest single, “Purple.”

Serving as the third single to get the video treatment off War of Angels, the latest from Pop Evil finds the rock act venturing into ballad territory. While I understand that may not sound all that appealing to some of our hard rock readers, let me assure you this is one sappy track that packs a lot of punch. “Purple” has long been a personal favorite of mine, and now it seems poised to win over hearts around the world. You can view the video …

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STREAM: Monica & Brandy – It All Belongs To Me

The duo that brought us “The Boy Is Mine” has finally reteamed for a brand new single.

Dropping on Soundcloud earlier tonight, “It All Belongs To Me” is a smooth, yet sassy quasi-ballad from Monica and Brandy. Neither has been too exposed as solo artist in recent years, but this single has all the makings of a hit song and should go a long way toward restoring their presence on the pop charts. You can stream “It All Belongs To Me” after the jump.

“It All Belongs” is the kind of song that will either save or finalize a career. …

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The Maine Release Live “Inside Of You” Video

The Maine have been going the DIY route with their latest efforts and today released a live performance of their ballad “Inside Of You” for fans to enjoy.

Captured on the group’s recent tour in support of Pioneer, the performance of “Inside Of You” released this morning shows the band (and song) in a whole new light. This is The Maine being real, honest musicians and pouring their hearts out under stage lights. Click past the jump to experience “Inside Of You” for yourself.

The Maine released Pioneer at the top of December and garnered praise around the globe …

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STREAM: Larry G(ee) – I’m Your Fool

The fast-rising pop sensation behind “Yo Mamma” has graced fans with another track from his forthcoming debut.

Released earlier today, “I’m Your Fool” is Larry G(ee)’s version of a throwback ballad. It plays like a dream, complete with sock hops and Chevy Bel-Airs, that you will never want to end. Click through to stream the song and enjoy it (again and again and again).

We have been hyping Larry G(ee) for a minute, but he needs your help if he’s going to get the level of exposure he deserves! After you listen, click here to befriend him on Facebook. …

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STREAM: Crown The Empire – Lead Me Out Of The Dark

What better way to kickoff this Tuesday evening than by discovering a new band?

Hailing from Texas, Crown The Empire takes elements of the modern metalcore subgenre and adds a wealth of unique twists and strong songwriting to ensure their name stays on your tongue for days at a time. Their latest EP, Limitless, is available now on iTunes and we simply had to share the ballad, “Lead Me Out Of The Dark,” with all of you. Click through to hear this great new track!

We are always searching for the next big sound here at UTG. If your …