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Polyphia Stream ‘Muse’ In Full

Polyphia‘s debut full-length album, Muse, is set to be released on September 2. As a treat to fans, the group has posted the entire album up on YouTube to stream a little bit early. It’s also available to stream beneath the break.

Unlike bands like Explosions In The Sky, who utilize many elements aside from guitars, Polyphia mostly focus on intricate guitar work to carry each song. What also makes this release a bit more unique is the fact that they have a handful of talented guitarists who are featured throughout the album. Though the artists aren’t …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Polyphia – “87″

The instrumental rock outfit known as Polyphia have premiered their latest single in the form of a play-through style music video. The video is for their new single “87,” and it’s available to watch below the break.

“87″ is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming full-length album, titled Muse. The album is currently set to hit stores everywhere September 2. If you like what you hear, pre-orders can be picked up through iTunes, Bandcamp or MerchNow.

Be sure to check in again tomorrow as the band has promised to reveal another new song.…

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STREAM: Polyphia – “Sweet Tea”

If you are into bands like Animals As Leaders, then you may want to check out Polyphia. This band consists of four members, and is an instrumental progressive rock group. They have been together for a few years now, but plan on finally releasing their debut full-length album next month.

On Monday the band released a new single from the album, titled “Sweet Tea,” featuring guitarist Aaron Marshall of Intervals. Even without lyrics, this song is full of life. I definitely recommend checking it out, and you can do so by taking a look below the jump.…

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This Will Destroy You Announce New Album, Stream “Dustism”

Post-rock will always uphold its timelessness thanks to its slow, nature-like unravel and its lyric-less universal language (d’aww, how sweet). There, standing tall near the front of that genre, is Texas five piece This Will Destroy You. On September 16, they will drop a new album, titled Another Language, via Suicide Squeeze (or Holodeck if you’re looking for a cassette).

The band’s beautiful new single “Dustism” is streaming over at Stereogum now. “Dustism” spends its first half building a gentle wave of softly padded guitar that retreats to a false ending before gearing up for what becomes a crushing …

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Watch Tycho’s Surreal Music Video for “See”

In the past 10 years, Scott Hansen has been swirling up beautiful minimal electronic sounds under the moniker Tycho. His gorgeous second LP, Awakecame out this year to positive reviews from fans and critics alike. However, the new album saw a new look: Tycho became a trio and took on a sound more along the lines of post-rock and trip hop than his soft songs from previous years.

Today, his new music video for “See” comes out and we feel like we’ve left planet Earth once again. Directed by Bradley “GMUNK” Munkowitz, who helped with Oblivion‘s …

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Watch Mogwai’s Extreme Sports Post-Rock Video For “Simon Ferocious”

If there’s anything as speechless as post-rock music, it’s extreme sports. In their newest music video, Scottish post-rock band Mogwai pair up “Simon Ferocious” with some extreme skydiving footage.

The Rave Tapes single sees slow, crashing cymbals along with buzzing keys and zoned-out guitar — perfect for the new images. The aerial acrobatics lined up with a gorgeous skyline lets the audio and visual team up together for a breathtaking music video. Check it out for yourself below:…

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REVIEW: Nat Baldwin – ‘In The Hollows’

Artist: Nat Baldwin
Album: In The Hollows
Genre: Chamber Pop
Label: Western Vinyl

Nat Baldwin is a careful man. It’s difficult to imagine the Dirty Projectors bassist being anything but after growing up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, surrounded by trees and the type of community that rids politeness of stiff formalities. He forgoes beer onstage for water from his Nalgene. He pauses between sentences when speaking. He’s aware of the seconds on his watch but never feels the pressure of its ticks. All of that carefulness, trivial as it seems, gets in the way on his fifth full-length release, In

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dirty Up – “Horizons”

Bay Area born hip-hop producer Dirty Up has dropped a brand new song, entitled “Horizons,” with an accompanying music video that can be found after the jump. When asked about the intent of the video’s surreal visuals, Dirty Up told us, “the video is meant to convey a certain sense of nostalgia to the viewer; comprised of clips from movies I watched growing up, this video carries a strong sentimental value to myself.

The track comes from his forthcoming debut full-length, Shit I Name Songs After, which is set to hit the web on June 20. Until …

Inventions

Inventions (Explosions In The Sky, Eluvium) Stream Debut Album

Need some mellow instrumental music in your life right now? If so, then you’re in luck! Inventions, a side project of members from Explosions In The Sky and Eluvium, have partnered up with NPR to stream their debut self-titled album in its entirety a little over a week before its official release date. I’ve listened to about half of it so far, and it’s definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of either one of those artists (or just music in general). Take a listen to it by heading on over to NPR.

The album is …

Of Sinking Ships

…Of Sinking Ships Premiere New Single

…Of Sinking Ships are a three-piece instrumental indie outfit which consists of ex-members from Hopesfall and HRVRD. They will be releasing their new full-length album, The Amaranthine Sea, March 25 via Broken Circles. Yesterday the group partnered up with Absolutepunk to premiere a brand new single off the album. The song is titled “Shifting Only With The Winds,” and you can listen to it below the jump.

“Shifting Only With The Winds” is a pleasant, upbeat track that has a catchy rhythm to it. If you like it, you can pick up a vinyl pre-order via Broken Circles. …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dirty Up – “Aimless”

Instrumental hip-hop producer Dirty Up has debuted a phenomenal new single, entitled “Aimless,” with tripped-out visuals to match that can be found after the jump. Featuring an immersive atmosphere composed of down-pitched vocals and the occasional fluttering of snares along with a thundering bassline and blissful samples, the cut is quite possibly the Boone-based artist’s best work yet.

For those who have yet to check out Dirty Up’s previously released work, head over to Bandcamp to cop a free download of his Mishka backed EP, Thrillwave. For those who dig what they’re hearing, be sure to stay tuned to UTG …

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Animals As Leaders Releasing New Album Next Month

A few days ago we found a leaked song that was previously unreleased by Animals As Leaders (which has unfortunately since been removed). There has been some speculation that the band would be releasing a new album later this year, and now that has officially been confirmed by the band.

They announced earlier today that they will release The Joy Of Motion March 25. Yes, that soon! In addition to the announcement, the band posted a short teaser video with a clip of some new music. You can check out the video below the jump.

The band plans on launching …