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Aphex Twin Announces First Album in 13 Years

Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, has announced his first album in 13 years, SYRO. The follow-up to 2001′s Drunkqs (or 1994-via-2014′s Caustic Window if you want to count the Kickstarter-funded release) has been secretly advertised the past few days with Aphex Twin’s logo appearing on a neon green blimp flying above south London and stenciled on pavement at various locations in New York City.

Aphex Twin being Aphex Twin decided to make the announcement in the most Aphex Twin of ways. At 4 PM today, James tweeted a link that was solely accessible through Tor, a browser designed …

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Transit Announce ‘Joyride,’ Reveal October Tour With Such Gold And Driver Friendly

Boston rock outfit Transit have announced plans to release their newest full-length, Joyride, on October 21 through Rise Records. No single was released alongside the announcement, but the band did reveal plans for a short headlining tour, as well as a new song snippet.

Starting with the tour, Transit will be headlining a two-week run with support from New York punk rockers Such Gold and Texas heartthrobs Driver Friendly. It’s essentially the perfect tour for anyone who reads UTG, and it’s hitting many cities between Boston and Michigan in late October. The full list of dates are as …

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Taylor Swift Announces New Album ’1989′ And The Lead Single Is Pretty…Different

At long last, Taylor Swift has announced her long-awaited new album and shared the first single. She hosted a very anticipated live stream on Yahoo today where she announced the album, titled 1989 (the year she was born), comes out October 27. Surprisingly, lead single “Shake It Off” features some snappy electronic production, deep baritone saxophone, and Swift laying down some real-talk rapping reminiscent of Avril Lavigne.

The music video for “Shake It Off” shows Swift pretty much responding to all the naysayers from over the years. For those who think she’s a cookie cutter country pop star, watch her …

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Action Bronson Cruises In “Easy Rider” Trailer

Making our staff an excited bunch, Action Bronson officially put the hype machine into motion for his forthcoming debut full-length, Mr. Wonderful, earlier this month with the release of its first single, “Easy Rider.” Featuring psychedelic instrumentals best fit for an acid trip circa 1970, the track’s experimental nature is a prime example of Bronson’s genre-hopping nature at its finest, so it only makes sense that a music video would be in store to accompany the cut.

Rather than making us wait cold turkey until August 20, though, Bronsolino has dropped a teaser for the campy visuals in store. …

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Florida Georgia Line Announce Sophomore Album, Set October Release Date

The biggest duo in country music are back.

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, better known to the world as Florida Georgia Line, have announced plans to release their Sophomore album, Anything Goes on October 14. The album arrives just a year after the group re-issued their debut album, Here’s To The Good Times, which has sold 1.98 million copies to date.

Speaking to Billboard about their new album, the members of Florida Georgia Line say they understand, but do not mind the high expectations people have for their return. “A little bit of that pressure creates some pretty …

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Haste The Day Reforms With Original Members, Launches Crowdfunding Effort For New LP

Pack it in, music industry. The best news of the month has just been announced.

Indiana hardcore outfit Haste The Day, who initially disbanded in 2011, have revealed that they’re getting the original lineup back together with plans to record new music in the near future. There’s only one catch: They need your help.

Today, Haste The Day announced their reunion alongside the launch of an Indiegogo campaign aimed at crowfunding a new album. The band is seeking $65,000 for the effort, which they have broken down cost by cost in case anyone wanted to cry foul. You can …

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Stars Announce New Album ‘No One Is Lost,’ Stream Single

Canadian indie rock group Stars have confirmed they will be releasing a new album, titled No One Is Lost, on October 14 via ATO Records. The follow-up to 2012′s The North is comprised of 11 songs and was produced by both the band and Liam O’Neil (Metric, The Stills). Since it was recorded beneath a club, the constant throb of bass beats influenced them to create an autonomous and serendipitous record that pushes them forward.

Don’t think it’s all fun and games, though. According to the band, the album title is a joke because “We are all going to lose …

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Stream Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Blacc Hollywood’ One Week Early

Hip-hop fans rejoice! A public stream of Wiz Khalifa‘s latest album has arrived a week early. A few hours ago, an MTV exclusive stream appeared for Khalifa’s upcoming release, Blacc Hollywood. The 15-track album, set for official release on August 19, features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Schoolboy Q, and more.

Khalifa is currently finishing up the Under The Influence of Music Tour, with support from Jeezy and Tyga, among others. The tour will conclude with some West Coast dates that run to the end of August. Tickets are available via Wiz’s

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She & Him announce new album, ‘Classics’

A teaser released near the end of last week let us know She & Him had something big on the horizon, and this afternoon we learned what all the fuss was about.

This fall, She & Him will released a brand new album titled Classics. The record, which will feature fourteen covers of songs that mean something to the duo, will be the group’s debut release with Columbia Records.

According to a press release sent out today, August 12, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward recorded the covers album live, “allowing a spontaneity that captured the spirit …

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Andrew McMahon To Release Self-Titled Album In October

After breaking away from the now-defunct Jack’s Mannequin and performing under his own moniker – opening for big name acts like Gavin Degraw and Matt Nathanson – Andrew McMahon will finally release his long awaited self-titled album, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. It is slated for release on October 14 via Vanguard Records.

This announcement comes after the release of his first single, “Cecilia And The Satellite,” which began streaming a few weeks ago. The new record could very well be the big break McMahon’s solo career has been waiting for.

For now, the single is available on iTunes

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Leonard Cohen Working on New Album for 80th Birthday

When you’ve left as big of a mark on the music world as Leonard Cohen has, you’re free to end your career pretty much whenever you please. But of course, Cohen’s too filled with musical muse to stop.

According to Rolling Stone, the iconic singer-songwriter will drop a new album shortly after he turns 80 on September 21. Although his representative has yet to confirm the release, word slipped at a fan convention Leonard Cohen Event 2014 in Dublin. “He asked me to let you know that Popular Problems will be out at the end of September, shortly after …

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Stream Justin Vernon and Astronautalis’ Collaborative LP In Full

Three days ago, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Astronautalis teased at the idea of the two dropping a collaborative album. In just 72 hours, they have stripped the project of its mystery and shared the whole thing. Going by the moniker Jason Feathers, the duo’s debut album is titled De Oro and is now streaming in full at Pitchfork. Digital copies will be available to purchase on August 19 with physical copies following this fall via Totally Gross National Product.

In addition to showcasing Vernon and Astronautalis’ talent, Jason Feathers also features contributions from Bon Iver’s S.