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DROP EVERYTHING: Watch Brand New Perform a New Song in Denver, CO

In between all of the confounding antics coming from the band nowadays, all people really want is for Brand New to actually release some new material. As of tonight, fans are now one step closer to seeing this actually happen.

Things got interesting at tonight’s show in Denver, CO where the Long Island group kicked off their set with an unreleased, untitled song. Conveniently enough, there’s already some video clips floating around the internet. Follow the jump to give them a look.

So what’s going to be the next piece of news to come from Brand New? A record announcement …

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Watch Charli XCX’s Punk Cover of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Britain’s pop-meets-punk singer-songwriter Charli XCX put out her excellent sophomore LP Sucker last year to applauding reviews. While she’s busy supporting that album, Charli XCX took some time to stop by the BBC’s Live Lounge to perform a cover of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off.” Considering the two are friends, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. And given Charli XCX’s fondness for breaking the rules of pop and fashion, her twist on the mainstream hit shouldn’t come as a surprise, either.

In classic Charli XCX style, she turns “Shake It Off” into a pop song for fists in …

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Bring Me The Horizon Share “Drown” Clip From New Live CD/DVD

Just over a month from their first-ever live CD/DVD release, Bring Me The Horizon have offered fans a taste of the high quality chaos they have in store.

“Drown” originally premiered online in the fall of 2014. At the time, the track divided many of the group’s fans as it showcased a more straightforward, active rock adjacent sound. People slowly came around, however, and in recent months the song has gained a lot of traction on both iTunes and various streaming platforms. Even our review of the song has continued to perform well.

Today, Bring Me The Horizon shared high …

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UTG PREMIERE: Variants – “Idle Eyes” (Studio Performance)

The weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us you’re in need of the perfect soundtrack to help say goodbye to the work week. We don’t make music ourselves, but thanks to the talented men of Variants we have just the record for you.

Today, for the first time in our history, UTG is thrilled to partner with up-and-coming rock act Variants to premiere a video featuring a studio performance of their song “Idle Eyes.” We’re also excited to announce that the band’s debut record, The Concept of Color, is free for a limited time

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Ivory Deville – “Drain Pipe” (Live)

Just a month after releasing their incredible debut album, Ivory Deville have partnered with UTG to share a live video that you won’t soon forget.

If you don’t know the name Ivory Deville just yet, don’t fret. Though the band has been getting a lot of love from critics in recent weeks they are still very much working their way into the public conscious. To help with that effort, the band asked fans to help them fund the production of four live performance videos, which are set to debut at various point throughout 2015. UTG is thrilled to host the …

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Watch Panda Bear Perform “Boys Latin” on ‘The Tonight Show’

With a fresh release of his fourth solo full-length album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Panda Bear has made some tour announcements, and to start all that off, he took his live act to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and performed his song “Boys Latin” off the new record.

Regardless of how you feel about the idea of his live performance, one very exciting thing about it is that you’re able to distinguish lyrical content in his songs much better than off the record. And with his trippy visuals, the idea of a “dark cloud descending …

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Played a Surprise Set in NYC, Covered Perfume Genius and Frank Sinatra

R.E.M. broke up in 2011. It was a sad time, the end of a profound musical reign, but somewhat deserved since the band worked so hard for decades. Earlier this week, though, frontman Michael Stipe returned to the stage and performed in concert much to the surprise of those in the audience.

On Monday night, Stipe was the unannounced opening act for Patti Smith at New York’s Webster Hall. While his set was only six songs long, he squeezed in R.E.M.’s “Saturn Return” and “New Test Leper,” a cover of Vic Chesnutt’s “Lucinda Williams,” Patti Smith’s “Wing,” Perfume Genius’ “Hood,” …

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Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” on Conan

Last night, indie rock act Interpol stepped on Conan’s stage to continue supporting El Pintor, their sturdy new LP that reclaims their early 2000s sound. The New York group have had quite a year, from their Governors Ball set to a new tour and getting caught in a snowstorm, yet somehow, despite all of the year’s hectic ups and downs, their performance of “My Desire” is a bright reminder that Interpol have pretty much nailed this year. Check it out after the jump.

While you’re waiting for the commercials to end, catch up on the band’s most recent release: “…

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Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Performs “Sleepyhead” Acoustic in His Bed

Passion Pit have been silent throughout 2014, likely at work on a new album, but today we get to see frontman Michael Angelakos singing once again. The band’s creator took to YouTube today to share an intimate acoustic rendition of their hit song “Sleepyhead” — from his very own bed.

The Manners cut gets such a stylish reveal thanks to MyMusicRx’s Bedstock event, a mission to make the world’s first ongoing music festival where artists use their bedrooms as makeshift venues. The new online festival hopes to deliver “the healing power of music” to kids and teens while raising …

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Rock On The Range 2015 Lineup Announced

One of the most anticipated rock and roll music festivals will be back in full swing from May 15 to 17, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

Rock On The Range 2015 has finally announced their lineup of hard rock heavyweights for the upcoming festival. The weekend will be rocked by headliners Slipknot, Judas Priest, and Linkin Park, with undercard support from many exciting bands to follow. Heavy outfits like Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Of Mice & Men, and Motionless in White are also included on the biggest and best lineup that Rock On The Range has had to date. …

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Damien Rice Performs On Letterman, Announces New Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter Damien Rice has a new album in stores and a world filled with fans anxious to see that material performed in a live setting. Last night, followers got their first taste of the live experience when Rice stopped by David Letterman’s late night talk show for a rare televised performance. You can view his romantic and beautifully orchestrated rendition of “I Don’t Want to Change You” at the end of this post.

To coincide with this appearance, as well as the recent release of My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Damien Rice has also unveiled a slew of 2015 tour …

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Suicide Silence “Inherit The Crown” In New Live Video

Earlier this afternoon, Suicide Silence joined forces with Metal Hammer to premiere a new music video for their song, “Inherit The Crown.” You can check out the heart-pounding live clip after the break.

The track is taken from the outfit’s latest full-length, You Can’t Stop Me, which made landfall this past July via Nuclear Blast Records. If you have yet to pick up a copy, you can do so here.

Tomorrow, Suicide Silence will embark on a brief UK run alongside Thy Art Is Murder. If you’re interested in attending, a full itinerary can additionally be …