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The Northern Call It Quits With Release of “Revive”

This week Canadian progressive metal band, The Northern, have called it quits after a 2-year run. With their departure, the band gave fans one last track, a single entitled “Revive.” The group also left behind a heartfelt message on their Facebook page, thanking everyone for their support during their time as a band. You can read that below the jump.

Despite the bad news, the band indicated that a new project is already in the works, containing members of The Northern, along with some additional talent. Unfortunately, it looks like you’ll have to wait to hear more.

In the …

Owen Pallett In Conflict

REVIEW: Owen Pallett – ‘In Conflict’

Artist: Owen Pallett
Album: In Conflict
Genre: Chamber Pop
Label: Domino/Secret City

Owen Pallett has been standing on the curved line of fame for years. The 34-year-old Canadian has yet to become a household name, but he’s played a part in the sound of so many who are. As a composer, he’s done arrangements for the mainstreamers (Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, Pet Shop Boys) and the indie big kids (The National, The Mountain Goats, Grizzly Bear). He dawned his best suit for the Oscars after his soundtrack work for Spike Jonze’s Her was nominated, a golden trophy that would have …

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Watch Owen Pallett Make Radio Debut Playing “I Am Not Afraid”

Oscar-nominated singer, songwriter, composer, and Arcade Fire sidekick Owen Pallett will be dropping his fourth album, In ConflictMay 27 via Domino/Secret City. In anticipation, he stopped by Canadian CBC Radio One’s Studio Q show to play “I Am Not Afraid.” It’s both a world premiere of the song and of Pallett playing piano and singing on air.

We’ve already gotten videos for “Song for Five & Six,” “The Riverbed,” and “On a Path,” but now we get a gorgeous live video of Pallett performing the album’s opening track. “I Am Not Afraid” …

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Daphni (Caribou) and Owen Pallett Team Up On Two New Songs

Electronic musician Daphni (Dan Snaith of Caribou) and Canadian renaissance man Owen Pallett have collaborated on a split single, “Julia” b/w “Tiberius,” that’s up for streaming now via FACT. They’re exactly what you would imagine: dance-worthy tracks that progress somewhat slowly, intertwining Pallett’s violin beautifully and, at times, eerily. It’s exactly what we didn’t know we needed.

If you feel like lyric-less music just needs to be loud to be experienced properly, think again. Snaith tweeted some advice on how to listen the songs at their fullest. We vote follow his word.…

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Owen Pallett Announces New Album, Tour

Canadian multi-instrumentalist Owen Pallett has announced a follow-up to 2010′s Heartland entitled In Conflict to be released May 13 via Domino/Secret City.

In true Pallett fashion, the record will feature full orchestra courtesy of the Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, as well as synth, guitar and vocals provided by English musician and producer  Brian Eno.

Pallett was recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score, along with Arcade Fire, for his work in the recent film Her.

You can find tour dates, as well as In Conflict‘s tracklisting, below.…

Protest The Hero

AWESOME: Protest the Hero Release Lyric Video for “Clarity”

Lyric videos are generally kind of boring. There, I said it. What do most of these videos bring to the table that lyrics in the “About” section on YouTube doesn’t already do? The answer is nothing.

That being said, Canadian progressive metal band Protest the Hero released a new lyric video today on AltPress for their new song, “Clarity,” that is completely awesome. While some would probably say that this is more of a music video than a lyric video, both the scenes being played out and the lyrics running across the screen are necessary to fully appreciate what Protest …

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Lions Lions Announce Canadian Tour; Cover Bruno Mars

Boston rock outfit Lions Lions have announced that they will be heading out on an extensive Canadian tour in May.

These dates will start off in Toronto on May 9 and end up in Edmonton on June 7 so be sure to check these guys out. The full itinerary, as well as a special cover of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” can be viewed by heading through the jump.

Check out Lions Lions’ Century Media Records debut, To Carve Our Names, which was released last summer.…

City And Colour

STREAM: City And Colour – “Of Space And Time”

Nothing picks a Monday up like a new track by City And Colour. The solo acoustic act, fronted by Dallas Green, premiered a new song called “Of Space And Time” earlier today, and just like we all expected, it absolutely rips.

The song comes off of Green’s upcoming and yet to be titled summer release. City And Colour is also set to make two appearances at Austin, TX’s SXSW music conference later this week.

Follow the jump for CAC’s set times, and a stream of “Of Space And Time”.…

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Yellowcard/All Time Low 2013 Co-Headlining Canadian Tour

Yellowcard and All Time Low have unleashed details of a co-headlining tour in Canada this January.

The short run will start in Montreal on January 16 and end in Vancouver on January 26 so be sure to grab your tickets when they become available. Both bands are supporting new albums so prepare for a load of new material in the set-list.

Are you looking forward to hitting up a date of this tour?…

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Propagandhi Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Rockers Propagandhi have announced that they will be going on a short Canadian tour in run at the end of November and UTG has the details. This tour starts on November 29 in Regina, SK and ends on December 3 in Banff, AB so be sure to get your tickets when they become available.

View the entire itinerary below and comment if you plan on hitting up a show or two!

November 29 – Regina, SK – Riddel Centre
November 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
December 1 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlight Room
December 2 – Calgary, AB …

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STREAM: Tegan and Sara – Closer

Earlier this week, the ladies of Tegan and Sara announced on their official website and Youtube that they would stream their next single, “Closer”, this Tuesday.

Today, the duo has leaked the single early on soundcloud. It has also leaked out that their next album – as of yet, still no publicly announced title – will be available in January.

Hear the new single after the jump.…

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Tegan and Sara Announce New Single, Release Teaser Video

Female indie rock duo Tegan and Sara released a trailer this morning on their birthday, announcing that their next single would be released on September 25, called “Closer”. They tease several other videos to come as music plays in the background.

Their new album lacks a tentative release date or title, but it seems the lovely ladies intend to announce it on their Youtube in the coming weeks. We here at UTG are always excited to see what the creative Canadians are up to, and anxiously await the new tunes.

Watch the teaser video below.…