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Death Cab for Cutie Release “Black Sun” Lyric Video, Announce Tour

Death Cab For Cutie have shared the lyric video for “Black Sun,” the first single off their highly-anticipated new album, Kintsugi, and also the first track to surface from the band since the departure of longtime guitarist, Chris Walla.

It’s hard to go into a new song from someone like Death Cab For Cutie without having some type of expectation for the material on deck. Death Cab have carved a beautifully dynamic niche for themselves in the world of music up to this point, and “Black Sun” certainly does not disappoint. That said, it also doesn’t sound all that …

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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …

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UTG PREMIERE: Marco Featuring Keano Spitta – “WITIT”

We have been featuring a lot of new talent as of late, but the amount of fresh hip-hop appearing on UTG has admittedly been low. We aim to change that this afternoon, however, and we’ve recruited some of our favorite young talents to help make that happen.

Kicking off 2015 with a bang, WFFW member Marco is back at it with the uptempo ride-out anthem titled “WITIT.” This is the third single from his anticipated mixtape, “$tudio Night$,” and in our opinion it’s one of his best tracks to date. Produced by Tay on the Beat, the song features Marco …

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Cheatahs Stream “Sunne” From Upcoming EP

Cheatahs are streaming the glossy title track from their upcoming EP, Sunne.

Full of lush bends and textures, sparse vocals, and airy production, there is little not to like about the newest release from the British shoegazers.

“Sunne” comes off of the band’s upcoming EP, Sunne, which can be pre-ordered here. The EP will release Feb. 23, 2015 through Wichita Recordings. Cheatahs released their debut self-titled LP last Feb. to much acclaim.

Follow us after the jump to get lost in the dreamy “Sunne,” and be sure to check out Cheatahs’ other material. Fans of Whirr, Nothing, …

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Lil Wayne Drops “Fingers Hurting”

While the long-delayed release of Lil Wayne‘s final record, Tha Carter V, has been embroiled in plenty of public controversy due to continued sparring between Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records, there is now a bit of solace within the rapper’s camp as Weezy is finally set to release a pre-Carter mixtape. Entitled Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Weezy has begun hyping up the effort with “Fingers Hurting,” a banger of a track armed with a slapping beat and autotune drenched bars whose punchy quality harkens back to the days of No Ceilings.

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Wake Up With Two Gorgeous Dream Pop Songs by Carmen Villain

It’s not often that dream pop hits our ears and we feel like we haven’t heard anything like it before. Thankfully that’s the case for Carmen Villain. The US-born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican musician is releasing a brand new “Quietly/Let Go” 7-inch on January 20 digitally and February 10 physically via Smalltown Supersound. Let out one last yawn, stretch your limbs, and take your time getting ready this morning. Her gorgeous tracks will make you feel like you’re watching the sunrise all over again.

The 7-inch is a followup to her 2013 debut LP Sleeper and has two brand new songs, …

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Hear In Tall Buildings’ Melodic ’70s Pop on “Unmistakable”

On February 17, indie rock solo project In Tall Buildings will drop his sophomore album, Driver. It’s a moody record of intimate vocals and quiet funk based off what we’ve heard so far, and now with his newest single, “Unmistakable,” streaming online, we can go ahead and tell you it’s one of our most anticipated underdog releases of the year.

The Chicago native isn’t looking to reinvent the past. His nods to Peter Gabriel and Afropunk are woven in with the natural efforts of someone blending electronic pop and synth funk in their head. With Erik Hall’s warm vocals, …

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Meek Mill Drops “Monster” & Reaffirms His Hip-Hop Dominance

Meek Mill spent a good portion of 2014 incarcerated, and it was because of that time away that his long-awaited Sophomore album was pushed from September to the new year. We still don’t know when Dreams Worth More Than Money will arrive, but late last night we got a new track that has put the entire rap community on its head.

“Monster” is the full-length version of “The Get Back,” a freestyle that surfaced earlier in the month. The track finds Meek Mill going in over a Jahill Beats production with the wit, speed, and intelligence that has become his …

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Here’s Why It’s Okay To Think That Fall Out Boy Song Isn’t All That Great

This James Shotwell-opposing diss track began as a joke and gradually got a little heated. I was heckling him about his swooning over Fall Out Boy’s newly-released “Fourth Of July.” He gave me the title and suggested I write an anti-piece based on things I said. So here I am, probably more scathing and critical (and nonsensical) than I truly intend to be. Regardless, shots fired.

I’m not opposed to change. At all. In fact, I encourage and often embrace it. For the sake of this article, in terms of music, I’ll throw out recent examples like Pianos Become The …

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STREAM: Blacklisted – “Burnt Palms”

Philadelphia’s Blacklisted is one of the most important hardcore bands in recent memory. Some may read that statement as hyperbole, but the band continuously dares to reinvent themselves, putting out one emotionally-excruciating record after the next, all of which having their own unique qualities. Today, Blacklisted released another song off their new record, When People Grow, People Go, titled “Burnt Palms.” The song is more reminiscent of some of their older material, specifically Heavier than Heaven Lonelier Than God-era Blacklisted, while still adding a new spin to the sound. The song is searing, mean, and is the kind …

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STREAM: The Districts – “Peaches”

The Pennsylvania music scene is one of the best around, and continuously shows that it’s home to bands who release great music. Today, blues-infused Americana band The Districts released a new song, “Peaches,” which comes off of their upcoming full-length, A Flourish and a Spoil. The song has very raw production, but still manages to sound huge, sweeping, and incredibly catchy. “Peaches” starts off soft, but then swells into a wall of sound.

Having recently seen The Districts at their “secret” show in Philadelphia with mewithoutYou, UTG can confirm that while their studio music is great, to truly appreciate their …

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Waxahatchee Announces New Album ‘Ivy Tripp,’ Streams Lead Single

Katie Crutchfield, known as Waxahatchee, has revealed her next album, titled Ivy Tripp. The followup to her fantastic sophomore release, Cerulean Salt, will be available on April 7. Listeners are given a taste of what is to come with the album’s lead single, “Air.”

Cerulean Salt was one of my favorite releases of 2013, and I am sure excited for what Ivy Tripp may bring. Experiencing “Air,” Crutchfield has added looming ambiance to her roster. The hauntingly beautiful track will sway all over the place, carrying you with it. The howling chorus will remind you of just …