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Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting’s Debut Single Is Your End of Summer Jam

We’re pretty sure we just found the only good thing about summer ending: a new single to soundtrack your final sunsets. Indie rock duo Ultimate Painting are putting out their self-titled debut on October 28 via Trouble In Mind, and lead single “Winter In Your Heart” is what we need right now.

If their voices sound familiar, that’s because Ultimate Painting is Jack Cooper from Mazes and James Hoare from Veronica Falls. The self-titled debut was recorded on tape in Hoare’s flat over the course of a few months, aiming to capture the beautiful simplicity of Ray Davies, early-70s New …

Mega Bog

Stream Mega Bog’s New Single “Cologne In The Night”

We were first introduced to Mega Bog with their brazen track “Year of Patience” after they announced their debut album, Gone Bananawould be out September 23 via Couple Skate. Now the lo-fi jazz rock group are ready to share a little more off the release, this time sharing “Cologne In The Night.”

A slow number that plays up the evening’s sultriness, “Cologne In The Night” sees Mega Bog seizing bathroom acoustics for a saxophone strut reminiscent of the ’80s. Frontwoman Erin Birgy sings with a pained tone that strikes with heartbroken familiarity, too. It’s dark, spacious, …

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Stream Henrietta’s ‘The Trick Is Not Minding’ In Its Entirety

We had the great honor of premiering a song by Henrietta earlier this month, and to be perfectly honest I was unfamiliar with the band up to that point. Since that day, however, I have quickly fallen in love with everything Henrietta deliver through their music. It’s almost impossible to describe the way their upcoming album, The Trick Is Not Minding, makes me feel. Fortunately, thanks to Purevolume I no longer have to explain anything because I can simply share the record with all of you.

Today, the members of Henrietta partnered with Purevolume to launch a full album …

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UTG Album Premiere: Get Stoked – ‘Washington Street’

This is a fact we have no doubt mentioned a thousand times in the past, but UTG is a product of Michigan. We may have moved our offices several times since launching on the campus of Ferris State University in the spring of 2008, but that does not mean our hearts ever left the so-called Mitten State. Part of this is due to the fact the majority of our staff’s family still resides there, and the rest is due to the understanding that no other state offers a more robust or diverse collection of incredible unsigned talent than the 26th …

Jason Feathers De Oro

Stream Justin Vernon and Astronautalis’ Collaborative LP In Full

Three days ago, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Astronautalis teased at the idea of the two dropping a collaborative album. In just 72 hours, they have stripped the project of its mystery and shared the whole thing. Going by the moniker Jason Feathers, the duo’s debut album is titled De Oro and is now streaming in full at Pitchfork. Digital copies will be available to purchase on August 19 with physical copies following this fall via Totally Gross National Product.

In addition to showcasing Vernon and Astronautalis’ talent, Jason Feathers also features contributions from Bon Iver’s S.

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot Will Appear on ‘House of Cards’

According to Baltimore’s City Paper, Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will be appearing on season three of House of Cards. It’s unclear how big of a role they will play in the TV show or if they are even representing themselves onscreen. Production team members have confirmed, however, that the two were on set last week to film.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina are perhaps the most prominent members of the Russian activist punk group. When giving a speech at Lincoln Center in New York back in May, Pussy Riot also took the time to meet with the …

Casey Jack

Get Your Garage Pop Fix With Casey Jack’s “Cool Kids”

Garage pop has seen quite the revival in recent years. It first started re-soaring when Smith Westerns reminded us how well the two genres blend together, and then got a reboot last year when Ty Segall’s sidekick Mikal Cronin dropped his near-flawless debut LP. Casey Jack may be following in their footsteps, but he’s straying from the path to create his own take on the sound. His self-titled album, which drops August 26 via Rough Beast Records, is proof.

The Missouri singer-songwriter lets sweet hooks and jagged fuzz take shape in his newest single, “Cool Kids.” Jack’s vocals lineup with …

Wu Tang Reunites

Wu-Tang Clan Reunites on ‘The Daily Show,’ Drops New Song

Despite the crazy year Wu-Tang Clan have had–from trying to sell a single album for over a million dollars to the whole penis-slicing incident–the nine living members set aside their busy schedules to reunite on prime television last night.

The group stopped by The Daily Show to chat with Jon Stewart about their upcoming album A Better Tomorrow and some of their best memories with ‘Ol Dirty Bastard (RIP). As they told Stewart, the record will drop this November. To prove they weren’t messing around, they performed “Ron O’Neal,” the record’s first single, live on the show with plenty of …

FKA Twigs

Stream FKA Twigs’ Debut Album ‘LP1′

Britain’s experimental R&B singer FKA Twigs drops her debut album, LP1, on August 12 via Young Turks. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full over at iTunes Radio.

The 10-track release follows up her last two EPs and features production from Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, Paul Epworth, and Arca. We’ve already heard “Two Weeks” and “Video Girl,” but hearing them in context of the rest of the album does wonders. Pre-orders for the album are currently ongoing.

According to an interview with Pitchfork, FKA Twigs says she named the album because she didn’t know what …

Meatbodies

Listen to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member’s New Band Meatbodies

Back when Ty Segall was touring in his new band FUZZ and Mikal Cronin made a critically-acclaimed solo debut, Chad Ubovich was playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods. Between tours, Ubovich spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. With a little help from Segall, he’s now gone on to be picked up by label In The Red and will be releasing his self-titled debut as the renamed Meatbodies.

The 12-track debut was recorded with Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence) and saw friends Cory Hanson of Wand and …

Mega Bog

Mega Bog Announce Debut Album ‘Gone Banana,’ Stream “Year of Patience”

After 5 years of self-released material and re-writing songs, Mega Bog are finally ready to share their debut album. Titled Gone Banana, the album drops September 23 via Couple Skate and showcases the group’s lo-fi jazz rock sound. Finally, a band you and your dad can agree on.

With Kevin Ayers and Steely Dan influences, the band have traces of psychedelia and mall jazz in their songs while keeping the songwriting core tender. Lead single “Year of Patience” introduces the band nicely with a strutting saxophone line and Erin Birgy’s coy vocals, taking on the sounds of Ariel Pink, Prefab …

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Feel Your Skin Crawl While Watching the Debut Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’

I have to let you know this up front: I’m a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal’s. I think he is wildly under appreciated, and does a lot of really great character work in almost all of his films, that usually ends up going unnoticed. Today, we are pleased to share with you the undeniably creepy trailer for Gyllenhaal’s new film, Nightcrawler.

The directorial debut of writer Dan Gilroy (The Fall, Real Steel, Bourne Legacy), Nightcrawler tells the story of Lou Bloom, a strangely driven man who in his attempt to find a job, discovers the dark world …