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Adam Lambert Announces New Album, Streams “Ghost Town”

Adam Lambert has long shed the title of American Idol alum and established himself as a dominant force in the world of pop music. You never know what to expect from Lambert when he chooses to create new music, but you always know it will be something different than whatever he delivered before. That drive to constantly find new paths to pop music success is one of the many reasons I love watching Lambert’s career, and today I think he caught everyone off guard with the lead single for his recently announced third studio album.

“Ghost Town” is more or …

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Stream Dustin Kensrue’s ‘Carry The Fire’ Now

In anticipation of tomorrow’s release, Dustin Kensrue has released the stream of his new album, Carry The Fire, through Vagrant and Staple Records.

Each track includes a meaningful introduction by Kensrue, giving listeners insight to each song before they listen. The exciting stream is paired with black and white video to set the deep, thoughtful mood.

Check out Carry The Fire for yourself below and let us know what you think.…

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mewithoutYou Announce New Album ‘Pale Horses’ and Summer Tour

Indie rock group mewithoutYou announced the release of their upcoming album Pale Horses today via their Facebook page. The record will drop June 16 with Run For Cover Records; you can watch the album teaser below.

Along with the album announcement, mewithoutYou have also released the news of their US summer tour running through June and July. Foxing and Lithuania will be hitting the road with them as they play in areas like Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City. Check out the full list of tour dates below.…

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REVIEW: The Damnwells – ‘The Damnwells’

Artist: The Damnwells
Title: The Damnwells
Label: Independent
Genre: Indie Rock

While often quite permeable, our musical palates allow for very little flexibility in terms of what we feel comfortable listening to. Certain people feel for hard-hitting lyrical attributes, some look to instrumentation for inspiration, and others run to records blindly and wait until something feels right. Listening to The Damnwells’ fifth studio album (and their first effort with the band’s original lineup since 2006) is a combination of all three mentioned above.

Comparing this self-titled effort to their older records would not do either justice. The Damnwells is …

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Stream & Download The First Brand New Song In Six Years

When a video of Brand New performing unreleased material at a recent performance in Denver hit the net late last week, the industry and scene as a whole began foaming at the mouth with thoughts over the possibility of a new record soon seeing the light of day. Less than a week later, those dreams have come true.

A new website appeared online this morning boasting a video featuring the studio version of Brand New’s latest material, as well as a link to download the single, titled “Mene,” for free. Yes, you can stream and download new material from Brand …

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Stream: Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne – “Smuckers”

Just as Tyler, The Creator‘s Cherry Bomb arrives on iTunes, a stream of one of the record’s most anticipated tracks has found its way online.

“Smuckers” is a collaborative effort that no one could have imagined happening five years ago. Over the course of five and a half minutes Tyler swaps bars with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Each pretty much stays in their own line, and they probably didn’t actually complete the song in the same room, but still – it’s pretty cool. To make matters even better, it’s a far more enjoyable song than “…

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August Burns Red Announce Details For New Album

We are happy to report that August Burns Red have finally revealed the details for their seventh full-length album. The new album, which is titled Found In Far Away Places, will be released June 30 via Fearless Records. This will be the first release through the label since they signed with them back in August. You can find the tracklist for the album below.

Pre-orders for Found In Far Away Places will be available for purchase starting August 13 through the band’s website. Be sure to check in again soon, as I am sure the band is bound …

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Come And Rest Announce New EP, Stream Lead Single

Come And Rest are an unsigned metalcore outfit based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The group recently announced the details for a brand new EP, titled Blacklist. The EP will feature six brand new tracks, including the single they just dropped a music video for. The video in question is for the song “Slowburn,” and it’s available to watch below.

If you like what you hear, Blacklist can be pre-ordered through the band’s website. It will hit stores everywhere May 12.…

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REVIEW: Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Instant Gratification’

Artist: Dance Gavin Dance
Album: Instant Gratification
Genre: Rock, Pop, Experimental

I typically hate reviews and editorials that begin with quotes, but when attempting to begin discussing the latest release from Dance Gavin Dance there was one quote that stuck in my mind like the hook of “Stroke God, Millionaire” will soon stick with all of you: “Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.”

Stephen Sondheim will probably never be found sitting at the back of your local Dance Gavin Dance concert, but I cannot help thinking the legendary composer and lyricist would, at the …

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Damnwells Discuss First New Record With Original Lineup Since 2006

For the first time in about eight years, Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit The Damnwells are once again comprised of the original members that it consisted of during its inception in 2001. The four-piece’s brand new self-titled record, which is due out next week, epitomizes the high points of all the efforts poured into this much-anticipated reunion. UTG was fortunate to be able to speak with lead vocalist Alex Dezen about the band, the new record, and his songwriting.

To be able to bring The Damnwells to life this year, the band started a successful and fully funded PledgeMusic campaign to …

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Tyler The Creator Announces ‘Cherry Bomb,’ Shares New Songs

‘Tis the season for surprise album releases.

Following Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Earl Sweatshirt, Odd Future mastermind Tyler, The Creator has become the latest member of the hip-hop community to reveal plans for a surprise album release. Tyler’s third studio album, Cherry Bomb, will be released worldwide on April 14. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, and each order comes with an instant download of two new tracks. Both songs, “Deathcamp” and “Fucking Young,” can be streamed in full at the end of this post.

In addition to revealing these plans and sharing song streams, Tyler …

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REVIEW: Everclear – ‘Black Is The New Black’

Artist: Everclear
Album: Black Is The New Black
Genre: Rock

Twenty years after turning the rock world upside down with release of Sparkle & Fade, Everclear have delivered a solid mix of new and old with Black Is The New Black.

I thought all hope was lost for Everclear. After a string of hits between So Much For The Afterglow and the lesser-appreciated Songs From An American Movie series, the California rock outfit spent a good portion of the 2000s struggling to find a sound that fans, including myself, wanted to hear. Starting with Slow Motion Daydream, …