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Superheaven Reveal New Album ‘Ours Is Chrome,’ Stream New Song

Superheaven return (or is it begin?). Formally known as Daylight, the Pennsylvania born rock act are set to release their sophomore album. Ours Is Chrome will release May 4, 2015 via SideOneDummy.

The band has also released the first track from the album, “I’ve Been Bored,” and an accompanying video directed by Alex Henery of Basement, and Lloyd Stas. The video follows the band as they welcome a newfound alien to Earth by performing their blistering new tune.

“I’ve Been Bored” isn’t a departure from the band’s earlier sound, but it surely is one of their best efforts. Bright, yet …

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Outside Lands Announces 2015 Lineup; Elton John, Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys To Headline

San Francisco’s premier annual music, food and arts festival, Outside Lands, will be returning for its eighth consecutive year from August 7-9 at the historic and always beautiful Golden Gate Park.

This year’s lineup has been revealed and it’s a doozy, as per usual. Apart from all the endlessly delicious foods, beers and wines, Outside Lands will feature Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Wilco, St. Vincent, First Aid Kit, Billy Idol, D’Angelo and the Vaguard and way too many more to mention.

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Sufjan Stevens Streams Beautiful New Album, ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Sufjan Stevens is streaming his new LP, Carrie & Lowell, over at NPR’s First Listen.

A return to form for Stevens after his last LP, the electronic adventure known as Age Of Adz, Carrie & Lowell is an intimate folk journey named after his mother, who passed away in 2012. The album reignites memories of Sufjan traveling to Oregon in the summers with his mother and stepfather.

Featuring 11 tracks of melancholic folk music, Carrie & Lowell is a beautifully harrowing experience of fond memories, and the sorrow of dealing with passing.

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Puppy Share “The Great Beyond”

Puppy is a band that I am closely watching. After releasing their awesome video for “Forever,” the band has released “The Great Beyond,” a place exactly where the track comes from.

Blending indie rock, shoegaze, ’80s hair metal, rock, insane riffage, and more, “The Great Beyond” is another reason (along with “Forever”) to be excited about this band. With little information scattered online, the London-based (I think) rock band are letting themselves currently sit in mystery.

More importantly, the opening riff to “The Great Beyond” will knock your socks off. Followed by awesome melodies and harmonies, the track …

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mewithoutYou Sign To Run For Cover Records, Will Release LP6 This Summer

mewithoutYou have signed to Run For Cover Records to release their as of yet untitled sixth LP, produced by Will Yip.

The Philadelphia indie-rockers have been spinning their eccentric brand of rock and emotion for many years now, but this will mark the first time the band has worked with the Boston, MA-based label. With the follow-up to the spectacular 2012 release, Ten Stories, Run For Cover promises that “the band has truly created an album that complements and expands on their incredible 15 year existence.”

To be released sometime this summer, the album is still untitled, with no …

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Watch Pillow Talk Perform “Make You Real” For Little Elephant

Pillow Talk is a band that should be on everyone’s radar. Thanks to the folks over at Little Elephant, the band released a live performance video of their track “Make You Real,” to extend their melodic melancholy to your ears.

Off of the band’s recently released, stellar EP, What We Should Have Said, “Make You Real” is one of five tracks drowned in gloomy bliss. Sure to resonate strongly with fans of Title Fight, Nothing, Whirr and more, Pillow Talk are one of the most important bands to watch in 2015.

The band also recorded a yet to …

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Sun Kil Moon Stream “Ali/Spinks 2″ from ‘Universal Themes’

Sun Kil Moon has released a new track titled “Ali/Spinks 2,” from his upcoming LP Universal Themes. You may be wondering how long it’s been since Benji released, and the answer is barely over a year, but that hasn’t seemed to bother Sun Kil Moon songwriter Mark Kozelek. Sun Kil Moon’s next LP, Universal Themes, is set to release on June 2.

While new music is on the way, Universal Themes is most certainly not Benji 2.0. With “Ali/Spinks 2,” Sun Kil Moon continue with the stream of consciousness lyricism, though the track is a garage …

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Puppy Release Nostalgic Video For “Forever”

I know very little about Puppy. I know that they just released a rad new track titled “Forever,” and an accompanying video with it. A video in which they do not appear, but old footage from rock festivals and concerts are plenty, as their grunge-pop tune is played over it.

With luscious textures giving rise to distorted riffage, the track is an interesting blend of grunge, pop, emo, indie, and just plain awesome. The Billy Howard Prince-directed video only helps in making the band’s nostalgic, yet infectiously creative track come full circle.

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Twinsmith Release Title Track From Upcoming LP

Twinsmith are set to release their sophomore LP, Alligator Years, on May 5, via Saddle Creek.

In preparation for the release, the band is streaming the album’s title track. Helping many of us escape the winter blues, “Alligator Years” is an upbeat, surf-inspired pop track that is sure to lift some spirits if you are one of the many unfortunate souls currently in the Northeast.

The band just got off of a US tour with Cursive and will be attending this year’s SXSW festival. Be sure to head here to see the band’s upcoming tour dates.

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SWIMM Debut “Beverly Hells”

Los Angeles indie rockers SWIMM have garnered plenty of attention as of late for their unique live shows, but today, the duo have teamed up with Earmilk to premiere a brand new track.

Entitled “Beverly Hells,” the band’s first official single is composed of a lush, folksy atmosphere that manages to become even more enjoyable after repeated listens.

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UTG PREMIERE: Last Great Hero – “Promotion”

Last week we premiered Northernmost’s newest track, “Sonder,” from their upcoming split with Last Great Hero. Today, we are happy to premiere one of Last Great Hero’s contributions to the split, with the stellar track, “Promotion.”

The Long Island-based band creates an atmosphere incredibly infatuating with “Promotion,” using noise, melody, and crisp production to portray emotion through their music. With the release of this new track the band should grab the attention of fans of Balance And Composure, Brand New, Citizen, and more.

Relaying their musicianship with ease, Last Great Hero are sure to have a fantastic …

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Drop Everything And Listen To Built To Spill’s New Song “Living Zoo”

Untethered Moon will be Built To Spill’s first album in six years, and if “Living Zoo” brings any question as to if the wait was worth it, I imagine that answer is “yes.”

Beginning in one of the more interesting first minutes of any song the act has done, “Living Zoo” is eccentric, poppy, and imaginative all at the same time. With an odd, yet incredibly catchy and groovy introduction, once familiar vocals enter be sure to find your anticipation heightened for Untethered Moon‘s April 21 release date via Warner Brothers.

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