The Kickdrums

UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Kickdrums – ‘Breathe Again’

Alex Fitts is one busy dude. When he’s not producing tracks for Kid Cudi, 50 Cent, and scores of other notable artists, he’s making music as The Kickdrums, piecing together various genres to create some exceedingly unique jams.

On his latest EP, Breathe Again, the Brooklyn songwriter has crafted six hypnotic singles that blur the lines between indie, electronic, and trap. It’s an eclectic blend that takes some getting used to, but if given the chance, these tracks will stick to the walls of your brain like no other.

UTG recently caught up with Fitts, who was kind …


Dryjacket Stream “Latchkey”

Earlier this week, New Jersey’s Dryjacket continued to hype their forthcoming EP, Lights, Locks, And Faucets, by unveiling a brand new single titled “Latchkey.”

A lightweight, guitar-driven number, the group’s newest offering flows fluidly from start to finish, and pairs well with the previously released “Jefferson’s Shadow.” Stream it below (via Earmilk), and let us know if you’re a fan in the comments section.

This April, Dryjacket will be playing a handful of shows alongside Light Years and Bonfires. A full list of dates can additionally be found below.

Pre-order Lights, Locks, And Faucets here


Listen to Purity Ring’s ‘Another Eternity’ In Full Now

Another Eternity, Purity Ring‘s most recent effort, is finally nearing its release date. First announced in February 2014, the record was given a release date of March 3 via 4AD. This upcoming album is the electronic duo’s sophomore full-length record, which is preceded by their 2012 debut Billboard top-charting release of Shrines.

Housed within this new offering are ten of the duo’s most infectious tracks to date, including previously released singles “Repetition” and “Begin Again.”

You can now stream Another Eternity in full over at NPR. In case you missed it, the duo …


REVIEW: Lights – ‘Little Machines’

Artist: Lights
Title: Little Machines
Label: Warner Bros.
Genre: Electronic, Pop

Reportedly describing her recent odyssey through the life of a musician as “a triumph after a dry spell” is as accurate as it gets, if we’re being honest. Having to settle down and spend time with your new family and adjust to your new life as a mother is unimaginably challenging for anybody. Fortunately for Canadian electropop singer-songwriter, Lights, she has never lost the will to write music that satisfies the desire to express herself the best she can. This is explicitly showcased in her forthcoming effort, Little Machines


LIGHTS Streams ‘Little Machines’

It’s been three years since we last heard a full-length from LIGHTS, so today is undoubtedly an exciting one as the electro-pop star has teamed up with the New York Times to premiere an exclusive stream of her brand new record, Little Machines.

While the album officially hits stores September 23 via Warner Bros. Records, digital pre-orders can be purchased on iTunes for those who dig what they hear.

Click here to check out Little Machines and be sure to let us know your thoughts on LIGHTS’ latest effort in the comments section below.


Listen To Lights’ New Single, “Running With The Boys”

Little Machines will be the third full-length album by the singer/songwriter known as Lights. It may not hit stores for another two weeks, but that hasn’t stopped the musician from releasing a couple of tracks a little early for fans to enjoy. The most recent single she’s revealed is a song titled “Running With The Boys.” You can check it out by taking a quick look beneath the break.

The album will officially hit stores September 23 via Warner Bros Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase through iTunes. “Running With The Boys” is one of three instant …


LIGHTS Releases One-Take Video For “Up We Go”

Canadian pop songstress LIGHTS is all set to release her third album, entitled Little Machines, via Warner Bros on Sept. 23. Just recently, she revealed a brand new video for the synthpop hit “Up We Go” which premiered over at Noisey.

The video is an impressive one-take offering that finds LIGHTS in an elevator as various individuals get on and off as she sings the song, unaffected by the people around her. You’ll see masked wrestlers, a frisky couple, a possible heist in progress, LIGHTS’ band and various peculiar images outside the elevator doors.

You can check out …


LIGHTS Shares Video for “Portal”

A few weeks ago it started with a countdown that ended with a new song and a tour announcement. Today, LIGHTS has released another song called “Portal” that will come from her much anticipated followup to Siberia, entitled Little Machines.

The song is incredibly minimalistic, based around what sounds like one chord and a simple drum beat, that apparently was created from her belly drumming when she was pregnant with her daughter. It’s a very dreamy and echo-y track but still has simple touches of the EDM that the girl is no stranger to.

Along with the release …



Three years since the release of her sophomore full-length, Siberia, electro-pop sweetheart LIGHTS is finally back with a slew of exciting announcements.

Most importantly, she has revealed her brand new record, Little Machines, will hit stores September 23 via Warner Bros. Fortunately for impatient fans, Little Machines is already available to pre-order on iTunes.

Furthermore, she has released the record’s debut single, “Up We Go.” While more radio friendly than her previous material, it still carries the undeniably infectious nature of the rest of LIGHTS’ work, so be sure to check it out after the jump.

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Ellie Goulding Announces North American 2014 Tour

British pop artist Ellie Goulding has had quite the year in a variety of ways including the release of Halcyon Days and a smash hit in the form of “I Need Your Love,” her collaboration with electronic producer Calvin Harris. It seems Goulding doesn’t plan on slowing down with the huge moves anytime soon, though, as she has announced she will be embarking on a tour throughout North America in the spring of 2014 that kicks off in New York, New York, and wraps up in Morrison, Colorado.

All of the tour’s confirmed stops can be found after the jump, …


Blessthefall Stream “Open Water” Featuring Lights

Blessthefall may have fallen victim to the leak monster of the internet, but that is not stopping them from pushing forward with their Hollow Bodies marketing plan.

Just six days before the release of their new album, Blessthefall have begun streaming a new song entitled “Open Water.” The track features Canadian songstress Lights, who also happens to be the wife of frontman Beau Bokan, and serves as the album’s closer. It’s perhaps the longest song in Blessthefall’s catalog, and is without a doubt one of the most powerful they have ever written, even if it falls outside their typical metalcore-driven …

I Am King

STREAM: I Am King – “Lights” (Ellie Goulding Cover)

The hardcore group known as I Am King, have unleashed a cover of Ellie Goulding’s popular song, “Lights.” You can stream the song by taking a look below the jump.

The band will be releasing their debut full length album with Rise Records October 15. The title of the album hasn’t been announced yet, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more updates on that release in the near future. They will be playing at the Pennsylvania Deathbed Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 29 with With The Ruins so be sure to check out their Facebook

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