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Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Damien Rice Becomes “The Greatest Bastard” With New Track

Another huge release that we’re greatly anticipating here at UTG, is the new Damien Rice album, My Favorite Faded Fantasy. With already hearing the title track and then “I Don’t Want to Change You“, he continually leaves us begging for more. And now we have “The Greatest Bastard.”

He doesn’t stray from his niche in this song, but he continues to blow our minds with his craft. He crescendos and decrescendos so strategically that it crushes our hearts and makes us fall in love at the same time. As he sings “Am I just dreaming once again? …

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Stream Antarctigo Vespucci’s Energetic New EP

Cross-country collaborators Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) practically broke the internet when they released their EP Soulmate Stuff under the moniker Antarctigo Vespucci earlier this year, and now they’re doing it all over again.

Simply put, I’m So Tethered packs in some of the best aspects that we’ve come to love from the group’s debut release into a three-track EP. To top that off, Rosenstock’s vocal presence comes in much more strongly. This all comes in with great timing, since Antarctigo Vespucci will be leaving for their first ever tour …

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The Dead Weather Share New Song “Buzzkill(er)”

Last winter we got the pleasure of hearing a few new tunes from The Dead Weather. Both “Rough Detective” and “Open Up (That’s Enough)” proved to be standout tracks from the band, and now with a third this year, entitled “Buzzkill(er),” they continue to pull out surprises.

The track is perfect example of Alison Mosshart’s range in vocals and her ability to make us beg for more with every song. The guitar riffs replicate the motion of a buzz-saw or one that makes two people pull back and forth. It’s a classic tune, so check it out …

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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Performs New Song With Mini Mansions

The Arctic Monkeys have had quite the year and a half. With the huge success of their album AM, and festivals and touring almost non-stop, they’ve become a household name.

Well, now another band, that goes by the name of Mini Mansions, is looking to take their place, with a little help from a friend, by the name of Alex Turner, the frontman of Arctic Monkeys.

They already have some huge friends, including The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, just to drop a name.

Mini Mansions have a new album coming out in the beginning of 2015, called The Great

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REVIEW: Trophy Eyes – ‘Mend, Move On’

Artist: Trophy Eyes
Album: Mend, Move On
Label: Hopeless Records
Genre: Melodic Hardcore, Pop-Punk

Australia’s Trophy Eyes are a band whose star is well and truly on the rise, and if their debut full-length, Mend, Move On, is any indication of things to come, then that star is sure to shine very brightly indeed.

An intense, passionate and at times disturbingly honest record, Mend, Move On incorporates all of the elements that have seen these melodic hardcore/pop-punk wunderkinds make the leap from the relative obscurity of a garage in Newcastle on New South Wales North Coast, to the roster …

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Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD Announce Album; Share New Track

So early this year, we heard a track called “Six Degrees” by a collaboration between Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan and the band BADBADNOTGOOD, which featured a verse from Danny Brown. It was nasty good, and now the collab has announced that they have worked out a whole album worth of material.

Entitled Sour Soul, and produced by Frank Dukes (50 Cent, Lloyd Banks), the group will release it early next year.

The mesh of funky rhythms and lines that flow perfectly with the verses of the Iron Man of rap make for a killer collaboration. The …

James Blake

James Blake Shares Track “Building It Still” on BBC Radio 1

James Blake has been far from quiet about what’s going on with his new record. On BBC Radio 1, he has shared a handful of new tracks from it, including “200 Press.”

Last night, he shared another one with fans, called “Building It Still.” With every new track, it seems like Blake is moving further from a vocalist and more towards a producer, and I can’t say I hate it. He continues to impress and this song stands on that idea. This song reminisces of recent Burial tracks and has a tinge of melodies that could come from …

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Transit Share “Too Little, Too Late”

If you’ve kept up with anything over the past few days, you’ve known about the ’12 Days of Transit’ which has them sharing the remainder of their new record, Joyride, up until the release date. And if you’re like us, you’re loving every single day of it.

Well, continuing with the chain, today Transit posted the track “Too Little, Too Late.” It’s a sure pop anthem that is arguably the best we’ve heard so far. It’s catchy, serious and necessary in all the right places. The infectiousness of this band is overwhelming and this track spills that all over …

Caribou Our Love

Caribou Tell A Story About Age With “Our Love” Video

This week Caribou just released their new album, Our Love, which was the follow-up to the hugely successful 2010 effort, Swim. To accompany the album, Dan Snaith has shared the video for the title track.

The video shows a commentary on aging, as it follows an elderly lady through the journey of her day, as she wakes up and retraces her steps to other spots and events in life. She also periodically will appear in younger or older form. It’s very well done and is an interesting take on the idea of time and aging. Ryan Staake, who …

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REVIEW: From Indian Lakes – ‘Absent Sounds’

Artist: From Indian Lakes
Album: Absent Sounds
Label: Triple Crown Records
Genre: Indie

Sometimes bands just do everything right. And the band thrives. And the music is the soundtrack for masses. And the band is proud of their work. And they continue to succeed. That’s what we hope for every single band that we love.

Melodic indie has a weird niche in the music scene. It’s either one of two things. Exactly what I just mentioned, or it’s incredibly bland and just exists for a bit. From Indian Lakes are not that. This band embodies the former example, especially this …

Set It off

Set It Off Stream New Album ‘Duality’

It’s been two years since the debut release of Set It Off’s Cinematics, which has become a staple album for the new era of pop-punk.

The band is set to release its new album, Duality, next week, and we’ve already heard songs from it like “Tomorrow” and “N.M.E.“.

Well, now the band is streaming the full album over at MTV.com. So now you can taste it all, before you buy it, which you should do. You can pre-order it here. …

Minus The Bear

Get Acquainted With All of Minus the Bear’s ‘Lost Loves’

Lost Loves is not new. It’s not old. It’s just a collection of songs that have never had a proper recording, or that we didn’t know existed.

Well, finally Minus the Bear have given us this package of glorious songs that were recorded during the sessions of Planet of Ice, Omni, and Infinity Overhead. Having heard “The Lucky Ones” and “Cat Calls & Ill Means,” the band isn’t trying to hide the prior fact.

The album has a strange sense of unity, as the songs aren’t clunky, or obviously recorded at different times. …