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UTG INTERVIEW: 832 Discuss Family Legacy and Their History With Hip-Hop

Oklahoma City’s 832 is comprised of two brothers who are three years apart in age. Solomis and Nawlege 405 grew up with an inherent love for music which evolved into a love for hip-hop specifically, as well as a passion and career path inspired by the likes of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Fresh off a performance at SXSW in Austin, TX, we had the chance to chat with 832 about their progression as musicians, the legacy involved with the 832 moniker, and the reasons as to why their message and lyrics are unique to the rap genre. Get the scoop below on …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Famous Last Words Discuss New Short, ‘A Two-Faced Charade’

Famous Last Words have been keeping themselves busy over the last few years. They’ve released two full-length albums since 2013, a short film and have toured all over the country. Even as busy as they are, they still took some time to answer some questions about performing at South By So What?! and their new short, A Two-Faced Charade. You can see what they had to say below. If you haven’t seen the short yet, you can view it here, or right below the interview.

A Two-Faced Charade is available to pre-order through the band’s website. It …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Tanner Jones of You Blew It! Discusses Hyper-Personal Songwriting & Getting Robbed on Tour

You Blew It! have certainly kicked things into high gear this past year and half. In the time that most bands put out an LP and rest on it, this Orlando, FL group decided to slap on a Weezer covers EP and  four-way split onto their discography. At the very beginning of 2014, they put out Pioneer of Nothing through the highly-revered Jade Tree Records, then embarked on their first ever headlining tour, taking their catchy version of the emo genre to the masses.

After seeing YBI! perform in two very unique settings on subsequent days – that being their …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Bobby Meader Music Talks Career Paths & Writing ‘Breakfast After Noon’

Independent music is a vital realm of the entertainment world. That being said, the industry is very fortunate to have a plethora of artists who continuously pump out material worthy of keeping the public’s attention and admiration. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with singer-songwriter Bobby Meader Music about his journey as a musician and how he brought his new EP, Breakfast After Noon, to fruition.

“Life has definitely gotten more difficult, especially starting so late, but I don’t look back at all,” Meader says as he talks about his journey as a fairly new singer-songwriter. The Las …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Make Do and Mend Embrace DIY and Stick to the Basics

DIY culture may not be the same as it was in the heyday of hardcore, but it’s far from gone. When Make Do and Mend decided the time had come to record a follow-up to their 2012 record, Everything You Ever Loved, they wanted to do it on their own terms.

Stay Close Records, the band’s own imprint ran through Rise Records, made the whole release cycle for Don’t Be Long all the more personal and genuine. Through this, a lot of the excess tied in with releasing music doesn’t need to be tolerated, but instead, could be avoided …

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Torn Images Talk ‘Reviver’ and Follow-up Plans

Orange County, California’s The Torn Images, the brainchild of Briand Arabaca, released their debut full-length in November of 2014. Titled Reviver, the album explores ’90s grunge/rock influences and Arabaca’s personal lyricism, a theme expected to be further explored and expanded on his next release which Arabaca says is “85% complete.”

We had the chance to speak with Arabaca recently as we discussed his musical past leading up to The Torn Images, his debut release and what we can expect to see out of his camp moving forward this year. Read through below to get the scoop and be …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Unfathomed Of Abyss Discusses the Creation of ‘Arisen Upon Oblivion’

“As for death and time, I’m running into one, and running out of the other.”

The patience and determination of Kevin Price is matched or exceeded by few in the music world. His most recent release as Unfathomed Of Abyss, entitled Arisen Upon Oblivion, was created over the course of 14 years, with breaks taken from the project periodically. The vast amount of material that was ultimately condensed into the six lengthy tracks that make up the album saw several forms of change over time but eventually became 57 minutes of powerful, brooding and doom-ridden black metal.

We …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Palisades Discuss The Success Of ‘Mind Games’

Last month, Palisades released their sophomore album, Mind Games, via Rise Records. The album has been a big hit with both fans and critics, which is part of the reason why they are participating in some of the largest tours of the year. They have become a bit of a staple in the music scene, and it sounds like they aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

The band’s drummer Aaron Rosa took some time out of his schedule to answer some questions about Mind Games, and you can read what he had to say below.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Revision, Revised Talk ‘Dead Icons’ EP, Touring and More

When a band catches your ear in a wholly unique way, you can’t help but really focus on the nuances of the music, what the lyrics are about, or even find out whos in the band and what their duties are. Those were my goals when I first heard Ohio’s new post-metalcore outfit Revision, Revised. With their intricate and relentless guitar work, massive rhythm section, and deceiving lyrics, it was intriguing to hear a band of this caliber present a lot of poise, and in the right moment unleash their fury in the most brutal and impressive way.

Revision, …

Sullivan

UTG INTERVIEW: Sullivan Discuss ‘Heavy Is The Head’

Last year, the guys in Sullivan announced the end of their seven-year hiatus, and shortly after confirmed the details of a brand new album. The group signed to Spartan Records, and dropped one of my personal favorite albums of 2014 – Heavy Is The Head.

Since they got back together they have kept themselves busy with touring all over the country. We are excited to have the opportunity to steal some of their time away while they are taking a brief break from touring to ask them a few questions about their latest effort.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Corpus Discuss ‘The Sliding Scale of Morality’

Sometimes, while waiting for a headliner to take the stage, you encounter a support act whose performance flips the script on your expectations and leaves an indelible mark on your memories of the night. For me, Corpus is one of those acts.

Personally selected by Bert McCracken to support The Used on the Australian leg of their dual headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday, the duo from Western Sydney took the eyes and ears of the Melbourne audience hostage with an energetic, raw and utterly captivating performance that didn’t so much as just warm the stage as set it on …

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Indiana Streams Stripped-Down Versions Of “Solo Dancing” And “Blind As I Am”

The singer-songwriter known as Indiana recently took some time to hang out with The Beat at BBC Radio to live record stripped-down versions of two singles taken from her forthcoming debut album, No Romeo. The songs are “Solo Dancing” and “Blind As I Am.” You can stream the recording session below.

In between the two tracks BBC Radio briefly interviews her and asks a few questions about No Romeo. The original songs are great, and these stripped-down versions are just as fun to listen to.

If you haven’t picked up No Romeo, the album is available to …