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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 …

Built To Spill

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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City Of Ships

Drop Everything And Listen To City Of Ships’ “Alarm”

City Of Ships’ new track, “Alarm,” off of their newly announced LP, Ultraluminal, is the kind of track that hits at all the right times. Blisteringly heavy like the band’s past material, married with their sparse sound and atmospheres, “Alarm” is the best possible introduction to the new album.

Beginning with thundering drums and static guitar, when the entire band comes in for the first melody, everything aligns perfectly. Drone yet impactful melodies resonate with the chest-shattering bass line.

Premiering on Substream, “Alarm” coincides with pre-order information regarding the new album, due out April 21 via Sound Of …

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S. Carey Releases New Video For “Neverending Fountain (Alt. Version)”

S. Carey just released a new EP titled Supermoon. Like most things S. Carey does, I loved it. Supermoon is a stripped-down collection of tracks from S. Carey’s discography, as well as a new track, “Supermoon,” and a cover of Radiohead’s “Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was.”

Coming off of the release, the band has released a video for the alternative version of “Neverending Fountain.” Presenting imagery of nature, as one would suspect at this point with the group, the video for “Neverending Fountain” is a naturalist’s dream.

S. Carey is also out on an intimate living room tour, …

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UTG PREMIERE: Northernmost – “Sonder”

Today, we are happy to premiere a brand new track from Massachusetts’ Northernmost. “Sonder” comes from the band’s upcoming split with Last Great Hero, and also features a re-recorded version of the band’s earlier song, “Belittle Me.”

I first reviewed the band’s debut self-titled LP back in June, and have been anxiously awaiting any new releases from them since. With a strong sense for songwriting, emotion, and tone, Northernmost are sure to resonate with fans of Superheaven, Basement, Balance And Composure, Brand New, and many more. With the pulsating melodies and guitars from “Sonder,” backed by a thundering …

Nai Harvest

Nai Harvest Release New Single From Upcoming LP

Nai Harvest released one of my favorite EPs of 2013 with Hold Open My Head. Featuring plenty of fuzz, heart, and vintage vibes, the band wet the tongues of all listeners, giving them a sweet taste of what is to come.

The band has released a new single, “Sick On My Heart,” which will be featured on their upcoming full-length, Hairball, out April 28 via Topshelf Records.

If Hold Open My Head held a soft and warm tone, “Stick On My Heart” is sure to turn things up a bit. Not necessarily heavier than the band’s …

vitamin sun

UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Vitamin Sun – ‘She Is The Sea & She Is Loud’

Last week we premiered Vitamin Sun‘s first single “The Oldest Living Memory,” off of their upcoming debut LP, She Is The Sea & She Is Loud. Today, we are happy to bring an exclusive premiere of their entire debut album.

Vitamin Sun has worked tirelessly on constructing their eccentrically schizophrenic, yet cautiously beautiful sound. With all this hard work, She Is The Sea & She Is Loud is the culmination. Ten tracks will move you through landscapes, atmospheres, and varying time signatures. Produced by Mike Moschetto of Aviator, She Is The Sea & She Is Loud

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REVIEW: Title Fight – ‘Hyperview’

Artist: Title Fight
Album: Hyperview
Label: ANTI-

Hyperview will cause a divide, as it should. You can attempt to deduce where the sonic change came from all you want, whether it be “Head In The Ceiling Fan,” “Lefty,” “In-between,” or anything Title Fight has done recently, but what really matters is what Hyperview isn’t, and what is isn’t is your typical Title Fight record. In sound, apotheosis, theme, intent, or emotion, Hyperview is a new breed for the quartet.

Hyperview bleeds lush creativity. It bleeds from a band that has been increasingly cultivating their sound for years, and decide that …

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War Games May Be The Next Band To Change Your Life

I was fortunate enough to spend several weeks participating in the Vans Warped Tour during the summer of 2012. My job, which at the time involved working for a music industry start-up focused on new artist discovery, sponsored a stage on the world’s largest traveling festival that offered more than 20 up-and-coming artists a chance to perform. We needed someone on site every day to coordinate and I was the lucky one chosen to carry out that task. It was a life-changing experience, and along the way it provided me several opportunities to discover new bands with a lot of …

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Platonick Dive Release Video For “Spoken Noise”

Platonick Dive have released a video for their track “Spoken Noise,” off of their upcoming LP, Overflow, due out Feb. 17 through Black Candy records.

The atmospheric track is accompanied with a video littered with drone filters and shots of the band and urban landscapes. Taking you in slowly, “Spoken Noise” pulls you in with a soft pace before things get eccentric.

Midway through the piece the track extends into an entirely new experience, with soaring guitars and samples that elevate the slow, yet steady introduction to the work.

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