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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 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 …

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Slow Club Release Video For “Everything Is New”

Slow Club have been receiving quiet the buzz since the release of their third album, Complete Surrender. To add to the band’s growing appreciation, they have just released a wonderful video for the track “Everything Is New” off of that July, 2014 release.

Directed by Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs, the video features the band exploring as many food shacks, eateries, outside seating areas, and restaurants as possible. Warning, do not watch if you are incredibly hungry. Those who know the band’s work will find it oddly pleasing how well the beautiful track fits against constant and consistent chowing. …

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Small Houses Streams “Staggers and Rise”

Small Houses have released a new track titled “Staggers and Rise,” off of their upcoming record, Still Talk; Second City, out Feb. 10, 2015. Small Houses is the musical moniker of Jeremy Quentin, a Flint, MI native currently based in Philadelphia.

“Staggers and Rise” is somewhat nostalgic, all while creating a sense of ease and organic investigation in its path. With vocals that smoothly run through the track while keeping the perfect contrast of rasp, coupled with guitars that pay homage to the great songwriters of music’s past, “Staggers and Rise” is a wonderful introduction to the upcoming album. …

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Andy Shauf Releases “I’m Not Falling Asleep”

Andy Shauf is the kind of artist that makes you upset it took so long for their music to reach your ears. Upon first hearing “I’m Not Falling Asleep,” I knew I had been missing out on something I was meant to enjoy.

With the release of “I’m Not Falling Asleep,” a track off of Shauf’s upcoming album, The Bearer Of Bad News, due out Feb. 2, 2015, the Canadian singer-songwriter’s ability to create lush atmospheres with a very minimalist approach is immediately felt. Piano complements soft vocals, as ambient sounds fill the space the track is experienced in. …

Vitamin Sun

Vitamin Sun Post Two Acoustic Videos, Set To Record Debut LP This Winter

Vitamin Sun, a progressive indie rock band based out of Boston, MA, recently performed two of their new tracks acoustically.

“Equinox” and “The Oldest Living Memory” will be featured on the band’s upcoming, as of yet untitled debut LP, which is set to begin recording this winter. The band also plans to release a short, three-track EP in the months to come, before the release of the album.

Vitamin Sun are a band that can easily gravitate towards fans of A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, and more. With a versatile direction, ever-changing …

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Cursive Release Remastered Version Of “Am I Not Yours?”

Cursive will be releasing a remaster of their monumental album, The Ugly Organ, on Nov. 24 via Saddle Creek, and we have just been gifted with a taste of the nostalgic sonic trip of “Am I Not Yours?”

“Am I Not Yours?” was originally featured on the band’s split with Eastern Youth, and 8 Teeth To Eat You in 2002, and is one of the eight additional tracks to be featured on The Ugly Organ‘s reissue.

The band will also be hitting the road near the beginning of next year, so if The Ugly Organ remaster brings you …

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Sledding With Tigers Enter Studio To Begin New EP

Sledding With Tigers have had a banner year in 2014. Not only did the San Diego folk punk outfit join the Antique Records family and release their debut album, but they managed to win over countless new fans around the globe in the process. Now the time has come for the group to begin working on new material, and earlier today we got our first update from the band’s recent time in the studio.

Writing to fans from his writing sessions, Sledding With Tigers frontman updated listeners with the following message:…

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REVIEW: Seaway – ‘All In My Head’ EP

Artist: Seaway
Album: All In My Head
Genre: Pop Punk

I love a good album as much as the next person, but there is something far more exciting about stumbling across an almost perfect EP. When you only have four or five songs to work with, every note of every song matters. These releases can make or break careers, and in the case of Seaway’s latest release it seems an extended play may be just what the band needs in order to reach the next echelon of pop-punk popularity.…

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REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Keep You’

Artist: Pianos Become The Teeth
Album: Keep You
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Epitaph

The change felt on Keep You, the third full-length from Pianos Become The Teeth, was bound to happen. With the instant popularity of the draining end to The Lack Long After, listeners of the Baltimore area act were shown a new level of sonic illumination, something the band had always glimpsed at, but never fully realized until the end of their momentous work. With Keep You the band embraces the light at the end of the tunnel. Gone are the screams of anger and sorrow, …

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UTG LIST: The Best ‘Ugly Christmas Sweaters’ From Bands Available In 2014

It’s that time of year again!

I don’t know how much time you’ve spent plotting your holiday shopping just yet, but the must-have item in nearly every band store this season is once again the “ugly Christmas sweater.” Sometimes sold as a crew neck with a sweater design, these items offer a humorous twist on the classic Christmas sweater while giving artists a decent excuse to cash in on the holiday season through merchandising. We love them, as we know many of you do, and after seeing our social feeds flooded with designs from countless bands we decided to compile …