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Twin Shadow Releases New Single “To the Top”

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything George Lewis, Jr. Finally we get some new ’80s music.

Twin Shadow released Confess in 2012, and with this new single, he’s back in the same fashion he left. And based on past releases beyond that, I’d say any record that is released on this moniker would follow that pattern. But don’t let that steer you away, it’s still enjoyable. And luckily for us, the rumor is he is working on the currently untitled full-length record.

This is what he had to say about the track via Consequence of Sound:…

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STREAM: Future – ‘Honest’

This is the rap album that deserves the hype. Schoolboy Q got it. Future deserves it.

It’s my most anticipated rap album thus far. And from what we’ve heard already, with the title track and the absolutely unreal “Move That Dope,” where he’s accompanied by Pusha T, Casino and the one and only Pharrell, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be. Other tracks feature Kanye, Lil’ Wayne and Drake. With all that plus his weekend onstage cameo with Outkast at Coachella, he proves again why Atlanta hip-hop is a force to be reckoned with.

It’s now available to be heard in …

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REVIEW: Liars – ‘Mess’

Artist: Liars
Album: Mess
Genre: Goth / Indie
Label: Mute

“Take my pants off.” These are the first words you hear as the sound of Liars‘ new album, Mess, throws you yet another giant curve ball. No, this isn’t blink-182 potty humor. This is the beginning of a new transition in the ever-changing Liars catalog. Needless to say, they have my attention.

As mentioned, Liars are habitually known for crafting an idea for an album, and then hinting at a new movement on the latter half of the album. Mess is no exception. This time, they have taken …

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UTG Exclusive: Blind Mice – “Step On My Neck” (In Studio Session)

Blind Mice are New England’s next great alternative rock export, and this afternoon we are beyond thrilled to share an exclusive performance video of the group performing “Step On My Neck” at Maximum Sound Studios In Danvers, Mass.

The second in a two-part video series released by Blind Mice in recent days, the performance of “Step On My Neck” found at the end of this post is indeed something special. Blind Mice have found a way to infuse elements of modern pop punk/rock with the best parts of late-90s alternative radio favorites that sounds ready for a top 40 takeover, …

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Beck working with Pharrell

Beck’s newest release, Morning Phase, is due out in a couple of weeks (Feb. 25), but in an interview a few months ago, the musician revealed that he was actually working on two records.

Few details have been released about this project, but according to an interview with Billboard, Pharrell is involved in some aspect. Other high-profile collaborators will also be included in the project.

You can listen to “Blue Moon” from Morning Phase below.…

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UTG EXCLUSIVE TRACK-BY-TRACK: Otenki – ‘The War Outside’

Houston rock quartet Otenki dropped the riveting full-length effort, The War Outside, yesterday. The record seeps energy out of every track and shows promise for one of the premier up-and-comers in the alternative rock world. The band mixes powerful displays of chord progression atop seamless melodies and the occasional synth hooks.

Under The Gun is excited to be teaming up with the band and bringing you an exclusive track-by-track synopsis of The War Outside. Hit “Read More” to find out the scoop on each track and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.…

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REVIEW: Throwdown – ‘Intolerance’

Artist: Throwdown
Album: Intolerance
Genre: Hardcore

Throwdown have always been one of the more divisive bands in the hardcore scene, attracting a steady stream of passionate detractors who hate on them with a passion, labelling them ‘derivative,’ ‘unimaginative,’ ‘preachy,’ and ‘dated.’ Fortunately for the band, the passion of their detractors has never been a match for that of their fans, who love them with a passion rivaled by few fan-bases in the world; and with the release of the band’s seventh full-length record, Intolerance, those fans’ faith is about to be handsomely rewarded. Make no mistake about it, Intolerance

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Third Man Records Releasing Four Singles From the White Stripes’ ‘Elephant’ on Vinyl

For the 19th installment of Third Man Records’ “Vault” subscription series, four singles from The White Stripes‘ classic record Elephant will be released on limited splatter-style colored vinyl. The singles are “Seven Nation Army,” “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself,” “The Hardest Button to Button,” and “There’s No Home for You Here.”

According to the Third Man site, the sleeves for these 2003 singles were made using a process called “soft touch aqueous coating,” making them feel like “a hybrid between rubber and lambskin.” The four records will come inside of a custom-made box (pictured below) …

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Kanye Shortens ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up To Just Eight Songs

According to NME.com, self-proclaimed rap genius Kanye West plans to shorten the follow-up to 2013′s Yeezus to just eight songs.

“I think my next album is going to be eight songs,” he said during an interview with architect James Herzog at Art Basel Miami. “It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can’t take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed.”

Q-Tip has also announced on Jay-Z’s Life and Times blog that he’ll be working on the new Kanye West album with Rick Rubin.

Kanye’s follow-up …

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FREE DOWNLOAD: G-Eazy Releases ‘Must Be Twice’ Remix EP

It has been well over a year since G-Eazy released new music, but it’s not hard to understand why. 2013 has passed like a whirlwind for the twenty-something California native, with nationwide headlining tours and an opening slot on Lil Wayne‘s summer tour. Now winter is approaching, and with fans hungrier than ever for new material, G has bought himself a bit more time in the studio by releasing a FREE remix EP, titled Must Be Twice.

A play on the title from his 2012 album, Must Be Twice is the first official G-Eazy album to be released. …

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The Acacia Strain Announce Upcoming 7-Inch Set For December Release

Earlier today, The Acacia Strain announced that they will be releasing a new seven inch, entitled Above/Below, on December 3 through Rise Records, which will feature two new tracks. Additionally, the group also told fans that they can expect a new single later this week.

This will be the group’s first release since their inception to not feature guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz, who parted ways with the band in May on good terms. For years, Laskiewicz played a pivotal role in the outfit’s songwriting, though never actually toured, which likewise prompted the band to call up Devin Shidaker …

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Elton John Announces 30th Studio Album ‘The Diving Board’

Ladies and gentleman, one of pop’s living legends has returned.

Sir Elton John has announced plans to release his thirtieth studio album, The Diving Board, later this year. All other album announcements planned for this afternoon might as well push to Tuesday.

The first solo release from Elton John in seven long years, The Diving Board will arrive in stores on September 16. John began the album in 2012, but pushed it aside to focus on promotional commitment he had with other projects.

According to Idolator, a listening party for The Diving Board was held at a small …