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Mod Sun Forms Alliance With Rostrum Records, Releases “1970″ Music Video

After several months spent working on his debut album, Mod Sun has broke his public silence with a series of major news announcements.

The man behind hippie-hop revealed to fans this week that he has formed an alliance with the good people at Rostrum Records. This is different than a record deal, but will include music distribution in hopes of helping expand Mod’s unique brand of music. His debut album, which is currently untitled, is expected to be released in early 2015.

“Rostrum thinks the same way I speak on these songs and they know what it’s like to go …



MOD SUN spent the latter half of 2013 working on his debut album, and touring alongside fellow wordsmith Hoodie Allen. While on the road last fall, the up-and-comer debuted an infectious new track titled “Free Love,” and as of today, the giddy tune got its very own music video, which can be viewed after the break.

“Free Love” is one of the first songs to be confirmed for MOD SUN’s forthcoming full length, which at this time is still without a release date. This being the case, be sure to check back with UTG in the coming months, as …

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Eleven Bands Joining Warped Lineup

A ton of bands have been announced for this year’s Warped Tour so far. There are plenty of groups to get excited for, and there’s definitely some more coming our way in the future. For now, we have eleven new artists joining the tour. The one that I am most excited about is Fit For A King. The rest are Mod Sun, American Pin-Up, ACIDIC, DJ Scout, Icon For Hire, Lionize, Lost In Society, Scare Don’t Fear, Sleeper Agent and The Lost Boys. You can see the full list by taking a look below the jump.

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Breathe Carolina Announce ‘We Are Savages’ Tour With Mod Sun, Jonny Craig, & More

Breathe Carolina are wasting no time debuting their new sound and lineup to the world. Following the release of their new single last week the group has announced their first nationwide tour of the new year.

Kicking off February 5 in Tucson, the ‘We Are Savages’ tour will find Breathe Carolina debuting new material on the road with support from Mod Sun, Jonny Craig, Divided By Friday, Lionfight, and Ghost Town (the last three rotate based on date). The entire run lasts well into March and includes stops on both coasts. You can view the full itinerary via poster at …

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MOD SUN Performs New Song In Oregon

MOD SUN spent the summer working on his debut album, and now that he’s back on the road supporting Hoodie Allen on his fall headlining tour the king of hippie-hop is ready to share his new material with the world.

Recently, Absolutepunk staffer Jake Denning attended an Oregon stop on Hoodie Allen’s Party With Your Friends tour. While there, Jake captured a video of MOD SUN performing a new song titled “Free Love.” The song, which you can stream via live video at the end of this post, is one of the first to be confirmed for MOD SUN’s forthcoming …

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Required Listening: Mod Sun Featuring Arwildwolf – ‘Live Love Laugh’

It has been too damn long since we heard from everyone’s favorite hippy, but as we’re about to learn time has been kind to the one known as Mod Sun.

Yesterday, October 8, Universal Music Group released a digital compilation titled Basement Chronicles #1. The album features unreleased material from a number of digitally hyped talent, including T. Mills, Sammy Adams, and of course, Mod Sun. His track, “Live Love Laugh,” showcases an unquestionably mature sound for the fun-loving Minnesota based rapper. Backed by piano and aided just a bit by an appearance from Arwildwolf, Mod …


Hoodie Allen Announces ‘Party With Your Friends’ Tour

New York rapper Hoodie Allen has revealed plans to embark on a fall US headlining tour in the months ahead, and a few of UTG’s favorite artists will be tagging along.

Announcing this afternoon over Hoodie’s ever-growing social network, the Party With Your Friends Tour will find Hoodie hitting over twenty cities between October and November, with support the entire run from Moosh & Twist: OCD, Mod Sun, and D-WHY. You can view the full list of dates below.

“I am very excited to announce that I am going BACK ON TOUR,” writes Hoodie in a new message on his …

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Jonny Craig & Mod Sun Announce Fall Tour

Jonny Craig and Mod Sun will be heading out on tour together this fall, starting in September. They will be supported by Kyle Lucas and Hearts & Hands. VIP tickets are going to go on sale June 12, and regular tickets will go on sale June 14. They will be available for purchase here. You can check out a full list of dates by taking a look below the jump.

Jonny has a number of other tour dates coming up this summer before he hits the road with Mod Sun. Be sure to head on over to his …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Cheyne And Matthew Thorsen Ft Mod Sun – “Spirit of 94″

Hop on your skateboard and cruise to this smooth jam.

Hip-hop duo Cheyne and Matthew Thorsen have teamed up to release the high energy video for their single “Spirit of 94,” featuring our friend Mod Sun. This song was produced by Black Diamond.

There is no intended release for Cheyne and Matthew Thorsen but keep it locked to UTG for further streams and tour news. Check out “Spirit of 94″ by simply heading through and comment with your thoughts on their new material.…

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MUSIC VIDEO: Mod Sun – “My Hippy”

Self-proclaimed hippy-hop artist Mod Sun has released the colorful visuals for his new single “My Hippy” and Under The Gun is proud to show you all.

This video is filled with trippy visuals, tie-dye, and the man of the hour. We will continue to update you on the latest from Mod Sun on his latest tour announcements and streams as they are released to the public.

Mod had this to say to XXL, “’My Hippy’ is filled with futuristic fashion, bright colors, beautiful camera work, trippy effects, and even has a cameo from the infamous “Sunset Blvd Jesus”. I’m here …

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Mod Sun Announces Winter Tour

The hip-hop hippie, and one of the most down to earth people in music today, Mod Sun has announced a winter tour kicking off this coming February. Featuring support from Cisco Adler, Pat Brown, Tayyib Ali, and select dates with Choo Jackson, this tour promises to be one heck of a party.

Mod Sun also recently released a brand new book titled Did I Ever Wake Up, described as a step by step guide on how to make life a dream, available now here. Head through the jump to view the tour poster and be sure to make …

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WATCH: Mod Sun Performs New Song in Boston

There is no one on this planet quite like Mod Sun. In the years we have been following his rise we’ve seen him release multiple free albums and mixtapes, travel the country countless times, write a book, and headline a stage on the almighty Van’s Warped Tour. It should come as no surprise that 2013 is shaping up to be huge for Mod, but anyone needing further proof need seek no longer because Mod just unveiled his latest evolution to a hungry crowd in Boston. During a recent set, Mod busted out a brand new single, and UTG’s camera was …