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Watch The Video for “Howl” And Fall In Love With Have Mercy All Over Again

Have Mercy are gearing up to release their Hopeless Records debut, and early this morning a new album cut titled “Howl” found its way online. Even better – the song was released alongside its official video.

I don’t know about you, but when I think about Have Mercy my mind immediately goes to the moody and emotional “Let’s Talk About Your Hair.” Their latest, “Howl,” maintains the strong lyricism of that track and pairs it with a driving rock sound that is far more upbeat than fans may be expecting. There are some who have compared the group’s writing style …

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Flashback: Stream Fireworks’ Original Demo EP, ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’

We have been spending a lot of time at UTG talking about the origin of bands that dominate headlines today. We have been around for over half a decade at this point, but that’s not quite as long enough to have covered every step of an artist’s career. Many bands had several years of recording and touring experience before UTG came into existence. As a result, we missed the opportunity to showcase these acts when they were young and unknown. We can never get that experience in full, but we recently realized we could stroll through memory lane ever-so-slightly by …

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Crystal Caines And A$AP Ferg Deliver Heat On “Whiteline”

Crystal Caines has never made an appearance on UTG before this post, but after hearing her latest single I could quickly see the up and coming emcee become a regular on our front page.

Joined by the incredibly talented A$AP Ferg, who is in the midst of his own breakout year, Crystal Caines’ latest single is a hard-hitting track about putting in work and rubbing shoulders with those who deal in cocaine that you won’t soon forget. It’s the kind of unsuspecting production that is made almost entirely by the flow and aggression brought to the track by the …

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Stream Aretha Franklin’s Cover Of “Rolling In The Deep”

No, that headline is not a lie. The greatest living diva is gearing up to release a new album of covers, and earlier today her take on one relatively young diva’s modern classic debuted online.

Few artists have the ability to instill a sense of excitement and fun in your average music fan quite like Aretha, and it’s not all that hard to understand why. For Decades, Aretha Franklin has been a beacon for all that is good and entertaining in the world of music. Even when her health began to fail, Franklin was a rock in the pop community, …

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Weezer Release “Back To The Shack” Music Video

Following a week that saw two new tracks from their upcoming album surface online, Weezer have returned to our front page with their official video for “Back To The Shack.”

Directed by Warren Fu (HAIM, Daft Punk), the video for “Back To The Shack” finds Weezer performing their latest hit on the surface of the moon. As the clip plays out, Fu incorporates a number of cool effects, including Zero-G guitar work and more slow motion than the latest Zach Snyder film. It’s all fun and works to further the world’s love for Weezer, but the song is what ultimately …

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Lorde Streams New Single “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Lorde has delivered on the promise that she would share her contribution to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 this week, and yes, it’s pretty much perfect.

“Yellow Flicker Beat” is a song drenched in romance and vengeance, with Lorde riding larger than life production to dizzying heights and back again. “I’m a princess cut from marble,” she sings in the opening lines, “smoother than a storm / And the scars that mark my body / they’re silver and gold.” It’s not exactly a great departure from the material that made Pure Heroine one of the biggest releases of …

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Steal My Song: One Direction’s New Single Sounds A Lot Like A Classic New Found Glory Song

One Direction have spent the last several months touring the world in support of their 2013 effort, Midnight Memories. The group somehow found time amidst all their travels to record a new record, which is scheduled to hit stores in November, and earlier today the album’s first single found its way online. The only problem is – I swear I have heard (at least part of it) before.

Let’s rewind. New Found Glory switched gears in 2006 and released a laid back record known as Come Home. It’s an album that sounds unlike any other record from the …

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Maroon 5 Release “Animals” Remix Featuring J. Cole

Maroon 5 are riding high on a wave of critical acclaim for their latest album, V, and earlier today they returned to music headlines everywhere with the release of the official remix for “Animals.”

If you have spent any time within earshot of a top 40 radio station within the last month you have no doubt heard “Animals” a time or twelve. It’s the kind of feel good pop track that has helped Maroon 5 make millions over the last decade, with just enough sexuality to make knees weak without upsetting conservatives. The remix features an appearance from J. …

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Required Listening: Twin Forks – “Mean” (Taylor Swift Cover)

Chris Carrabba can do no wrong. There may have been a time when you could have convinced me otherwise, but after hearing his latest audio offering I am convinced that the man who also gave us Dashboard Confessional is incapable of falling flat on his face.

Yesterday, September 26, Carrabba and his bandmates in Twin Forks partnered with the team at NoiseTrade to release a free digital EP to help promote the group’s upcoming fall tour dates. The record, which was titled An Introduction To Twin Forks, features three album cuts and one bonus track. The bonus, a cover …

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KYLE Releases “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” Announces US Tour Dates

It has been a minute since California native KYLE had anything new to share with the world, but all that changed earlier this week when a new track with the title “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” found its way online.

Backed by booming bass and extra thick waves of synth, KYLE uses “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” to inform fans about the reasons he avoids relationships. It’s not that he has yet to meet the right girl, or that he is afraid to take a chance on romance, but after seeing all he has witnessed KYLE has realized he’s not …

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UTG PREMIERE: New Found Glory – “Stubborn”

New Found Glory are gearing up to release their latest studio album this October, and today we are thrilled to partner with our SpinMedia brothers and sisters to premiere a brand new song titled “Stubborn.”

You never know exactly what New Found Glory will deliver on any given record, but you’re always guaranteed to have a good time. Resurrection, due out October 7, is shaping up to be NFG’s most exciting release in recent memory. Every track released so far has been the perfect combination of in-your-face punk and infectious pop sensibilities, and “Stubborn” is no different. It’s energetic, …

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Damien Rice Streams “I Don’t Want To Change You”

We are still bouncing off the walls with excitement over the fact that Damien Rice is back in the music scene, and earlier today the singer/songwriter delivered a second taste of his new album that somehow managed to make our love for his signature sound grow.

“I Don’t Want To Change You” is the second new song from Damien Rice to surface in two weeks. The song plays like a love letter to someone Rice may or may not be with at this present point in time. There appears to be some kind of distance between Rice and the person …