music

As-Cities-burn

As Cities Burn Surprise With New Track “Goldmine”

As Cities Burn have released another new track, surprising fans with the band’s return to new tunes.

“Goldmine” is a blistering track, featuring thundering drums, screams, brooding atmospheres, and more. Still keeping with the band’s keen sense for melody, guitars thrash back and forth as the two vocals intertwine with one another.

The band will be embarking on a ten year anniversary tour for their hit album, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest – you can find tickets to those shows here.

Follow us after the jump to listen to “Goldmine.” What do you think?…

drake-game-100

Game & Drake Swap Bars About The Realities Of Fame On “100″

The Game and Drake just delivered a new single that is destined to take hip-hop by storm in no time at all.

Remember when Drake was spotted dropping a few unreleased bars to a sold out Detroit crowd late last month? That so-called freestyle was actually an unannounced preview for the Toronto native’s latest collaboration with California heavyweight The Game. “100″ finds the two top shelf emcees swapping bars that address the snakes in the grass who think they slink by unseen, as well as the reality of pursuing your dreams in a time where most feel unable to even …

Self Defense Family 2014

Self Defense Family Stream New Album, ‘Heaven Is Earth’

Self Defense Family are streaming their new LP, Heaven Is Earth, via Stereogum. The album is set to release June 30 via Deathwish, and you can pre-order the album here.

The recording process for Heaven Is Earth is as eclectic as the album sounds. Recorded in four different studios filled with nostalgic fame, Self Defense Family looked to Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios (Mind Eraser), Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge), Mark Millar at Sone Lab (Dinosaur Jr), and Jon Low at Miner Street Recordings (Kurt Vile) to help in the production of the release. …

mewithoutyou_pale_horses

REVIEW: mewithoutYou – ‘Pale Horses’

Artist: mewithoutYou
Album: Pale Horses
Label: Run For Cover Records
Genre: Life, or Indie Rock

It is ironic that I found this review incredibly difficult to write when I am writing about mewithoutYou, and their famed lyricism created by Aaron Weiss, a vocalist who flows through words as easily as a breeze through trees, or a car speeding down an empty road. But what am I to write? “A few more lines..I thought I left that all behind” rings Weiss on the first track of Pale Horses, appropriately named “Pale Horse.” mewithoutYou has always been a band that …

mewithoutyou

mewithoutYou Stream New LP ‘Pale Horses’

It has been a long wait for mewithoutYou‘s highly anticipated new LP, Pale Horses, but the day is finally here, and we can all delve into its sonic beauty.

The band’s sixth LP overall, though their first through Run For Cover Records, produced by Will Yip, Pale Horses is a vibrant work that culminates in the many different musical shades the band has garnered in their long and eventful career.

Featuring frontman Aaron Weiss’ favored lyricism, and a vibrant new sense of musicianship, I surmise that in time Pale Horses will go down as either the best, or …

Citizen_-_Everybody_Is_Going_To_Heaven

Citizen Stream ‘Everybody Is Going To Heaven’

Though it was only yesterday we heard “Numb Yourself,” Citizen are streaming their sophomore LP Everybody Is Going To Heaven in full over at Spin. The album is also available digitally for pre-order on Bandcamp for 5 dollars.

Produced by Will Yip, the sophomore release from Citizen is as adventurous in sound as the previously released tracks have alluded to. Bringing heavy and melancholy, the album features heavy hitters like “Cement” and “Stain,” but also produce fantastic mid-tempo tracks like “Heaviside” and “Yellow Love.” Tracks like “My Favorite Color” and “Weave Me (Into Yr Sin)” truly show the band’s …

citizen

Citizen Stream “Numb Yourself” From Upcoming LP

Citizen are ready to release their genre shattering sophomore LP Everybody Is Going To Heaven on June 23 via Run For Cover, though listeners are given a third track to tide themselves over until release.

Joining the ranks of “Cement,” and “Stain,” “Numb Yourself” (via Substream) is the latest track from Everybody Is Going To Heaven to shatter preconceived notions about where the band’s sound is going.

Produced by Will Yip, the LP is consistently proving to feature darker and heavier waters for the quintet. Pre-orders are ongoing, and be sure to catch Citizen …

records missed feature

UTG LIST: Records We Overlooked In 2014

Everyone has a moment where they stumble upon a release that hits them in a certain way; it changes the way the rest of your day, week, month, even foreseeable future will feel and look like. But, within this sonic euphoria, how defeated does one feel to find out that said album was released a year prior? Something so close within the past, yet heaps of time that could have been devoted to this specific art lost. Under our noses, how could one let their new favorite album slip by in a sea of mediocre releases and half-assed expression?

Here …

drake-juicy-j

New Music: Juicy J Feat. Drake & Ty Dolla $ign – “Tryna F*ck”

Without warning or promotion, a new Juicy J track has begun to circulate online that many are already calling the next big hit of summer 2015.

“Tryna Fuck” is not the kind of title you can sell to radio, but the studio quality song that leaked from Juicy J over the weekend is actually the edited version of a song with that very name, only this time the hook has been changed to “Tryna Love.” Make no mistake though, it’s clear from each line in every verse, not to mention the celebratory hook, that the headliners behind this track have …

LB KUTD 2015 Digital Single CoverF.indd

SINGLE REVIEW: Luke Bryan – “Kick The Dust Up”

Artist: Luke Bryan
Song: “Kick The Dust Up”
Album: Kill The Lights

Two years after crashing the bro country party with an album chock full of future hit singles, Luke Bryan has kicked off the promotion for his latest release with an incredibly underwhelming ode to farm town parties.

“Kick The Dust Up” is the kind of song that wants to remind you of a time when country music was actually inspired by cornfields, dirt roads, and late nights spent with the farmer’s daughter, getting drunk alongside your best friends. If that is all you want from your music — …

ratboys

Ratboys Stream Debut LP, ‘AOID’

When Brooklyn Vegan premiered Ratboys‘ single “Tixis,” I was instantly intrigued. Never hearing of the band before, with “Tixis,” and an upcoming release via Topshelf Records, I knew Ratboys would be a band to watch. That upcoming LP, AOID, is now streaming via Culture Collide.

The band creates a wonderful medley of acoustic inspired indie rock layered with fuzz, melodic narrations, and hauntingly catchy melodies. While the band is catchy throughout, it’s moments like midway through “Charlie Bernstein” that truly show the band’s sonic chops. Guiding the listener through the incredibly catchy groove, halfway through the track …

citizen

Citizen Release “Stain” From ‘Everybody Is Going To Heaven’

Citizen are preparing to shatter any kind of assumption about their sophomore LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven. Due out June 23 via Run For Cover, Citizen are bathing in darker and grittier waters than most would assume.

With the release of “Stain,” the second single from the LP, the band solidifies their new sound. Speaking with Alternative Press, guitarist Nick Hamm says, “we’re doing whatever we feel like and we’re not too worried about people missing a certain old sound or anything like that. The stuff we have prepared for the record is twice as big as …