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Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf Streams “Hometown Hero” From Upcoming LP

I found Andy Shauf way too late. It was the drone, somber, and warm, “I’m Not Falling Asleep” that showed me how much musical reward I had missed from this fantastic Canadian artist. Adding to his already great impression on me, Andy Shauf has released another great new track from his upcoming LP, The Bearer Of Bad News.

“Hometown Hero” takes the slow and brooding challenge of “I’m Not Falling Asleep” and gives it a welcomed jolt of sway. Much brighter than the previously released track, “Hometown Hero” opens up Shauf’s sonic roster, and welcomes in new …

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Modest Mouse To Release New Album ‘Strangers To Ourselves’ In March 2015

With the recent stirrings of a new Modest Mouse single, “Lampshades On Fire,” the lingering hopes and buzz of a new Modest Mouse album in 2015 began to rise yet again. With long-awaited days, weeks, months, and years from Modest Mouse fans, the band has finally announced their newest album, Strangers To Ourselves, and it will release March 3, 2015. It has been eight years (yes, eight), since Modest Mouse’s latest album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.

The first single from Strangers To Ourselves will be the aforementioned “Lampshades On Fire,” and it is …

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S. Carey Debuts Alternative Version of “Neverending Fountain,” Announces New EP

If you weren’t aware, I absolutely loved S. Carey’s latest album, Range Of Light. It is currently my only 10/10 review, and no album this year has topped it for me. If you are not familiar with S. Carey, be sure to check him out. He is a drummer/multi-instrumentalist for Bon Iver, and fans of Bon Iver with surely feel at home with S. Carey’s beautiful work.

It is with this love that I am happy to say that S. Carey will be releasing a new EP this coming February. The Supermoon EP will be dropping Feb. 17, …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Threads – “Cutting Corners”

Threads, a melodic hardcore band from Martinsburg, WV and Under The Gun are teaming together to exclusively premiere the band’s new music video for the blistering track, “Cutting Corners.”

The track comes off the band’s debut LP, All I’ve Ever Known, which will be released digitally Dec. 15, 2014, followed by an LP release through Broken Rim Records in early 2015.

Threads first premiered their video for “Still Searching” on AbsolutePunk, winning over fans of the likes of Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, Defeater, and more. With “Cutting Corners,” the band aims to keep up their …

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The Dodos Stream “Goodbyes and Endings” From Upcoming LP

The Dodos are set to release their sixth studio album, Individ, on Jan. 27, 2015.

Having already let listeners peer through the window with “Competition,” “Goodbyes and Endings” reassures what fans of the band know best, that The Dodos are masters at creating lush indie rock.

“Goodbyes and Endings” features the act’s much loved beach-reverb vocals, though there is a welcomed sense of completion leveled within the track. Layered guitars swing back and forth from sounds emanating throughout, all creating a funky swirl of indie-pop.

Follow us after the jump to check out “Goodbyes and Endings,” as …

Dads' drummer/vocalist John Bradley performing "Shit Twins" at Riot Fest Denver (Day 2).

Dads Announce February Tour with Somos and Roger Harvey

Indie outfit Dads announced today that they will be heading on the road with Somos and Roger Harvey this coming February. Over the course of this 12-day tour, the package will hit a large portion of the East Coast.

Dads will be in support of their newest full-length, I’ll Be the Tornado, which came out this past October. Somos’ 2014 release, Temples of Plenty, is a massive ripper, so if this tour is coming to your area, you should probably make a point to check it out.

The official tour poster is after the break. You know the …

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REVIEW: Cursive – ‘The Ugly Organ’ Reissue

Artist: Cursive
Album: The Ugly Organ Reissue
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie
Label: Saddle Creek

Cursive recently reissued their monumental album, The Ugly Organ. Featuring the original work remastered, and eight bonus tracks, The Ugly Organ revisited is a wonderfully eccentric trip down memory lane.

Featuring a fuller, more prominent production, every percussion hit, guitar resonance, and vocal outburst feels all the more weighted. For those who–and there are many of you–adored the psychedelic rock experience that was The Ugly Organ back in 2003, there is no reason for you to not once again be gawking over its glory these eleven …

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MUST LISTEN: Sea Lion – ‘Big Moon’

Sea Lion, the moniker of artist Linn Osterberg, released her new EP, Big Moon, on Nov. 10.

The haunting piece of art was recorded by Osterberg alone at her home, and the level of intimacy and solitude is immediately felt on her work. Soft vocals blend with sounds whistling within the track, creating a haunting presence of reverb and sound.

Releasing at the perfect time for the coming cold, Big Moon is a collection of songs that will surely pair well with a chilly evening’s warming cup of hot liquid of your choosing, as the Earth’s air begins …

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Stream Cheatahs’ New Track, “Controller”

Cheatahs are streaming the first track off of their upcoming EP, Sunne, due out Feb. 24, 2015 on Witchita Recordings.

“Controller” is a vast, atmospheric track. With layers upon layers creating the sound, “Controller” features a wide arrangement of instrumentation to complement the sparse and ambient vocals found throughout. The lines “I just don’t know what’s real anymore” seem fitting for the experience the track permits.

Cheatahs released their self-titled debut album earlier this year, and are showing no signs of rest with the quick release of the Sunne EP.

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REVIEW: TV On The Radio – ‘Seeds’

Artist: TV On The Radio
Album: Seeds
Label: Harvest
Genre: Indie, Synthpop

I approached TV On The Radio’s Seeds as a newcomer to the stratosphere of sound the band creates. Being my first proper experience with the band that has been so heavily recommended to me, Seeds was a needed escape.

Seeds is a collection of fun, electronic indie-pop that doesn’t quit from beginning to end. Starting off with the surreal introduction of “Quartz,” TV On The Radio bleed fun through soundwaves emitted by their instruments. The opening of “Careful You” caught me immediately, and remained as one of …

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Thomas Giles Premieres New Video For “Siphon The Bad Blood”

Thomas Giles, or maybe better known as Tommy Rogers, lead singer of prog-metal band Between The Buried And Me, has premiered a new video of a track off of his second solo album, Modern Noise.

“Siphon the Bad Blood” is a charismatic track that keeps a sludgy overtone all while throwing in mixed sounds and vibes. From singing, to yelling, to screaming, “Siphon the Bad Blood” is an experience I was not fully expected to receive from the singer of Between The Buried And Me. But, this surprise is surely welcomed.

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Future Of What

Future Of What Stream “Party In Heaven”

Future Of What, a Brooklyn-based indie trio are releasing their debut LP, Pro Dreams, on Jan. 13, 2015. Spanning a recording time of around a year, through seven studios within New York City and one Massachusetts attic, the heart of Pro Dreams should be heightened.

Having already released the track “No War Dance Floor,” the addition of newest track, “Party In Heaven,” only solidifies my anticipation for the record’s release. Featuring a slower experience from “No War Dance Floor,” “Party In Heaven” continues to create the full experience found on “No War Dance Floor.” With vocals …