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REVIEW: Finch – ‘Back To Oblivion’

Artist: Finch
Album: Back To Oblivion
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Razor and Tie

To be honest, I am not too acclimated with Finch. Like many rock lovers I enjoy What It Is To Burn and parts from Say Hello To Sunshine, but I never truly gravitated to the band. This mindset made my approach to their comeback album Back To Oblivion all the more interesting.

Upon first listen, it can be immediately felt that the production of Back To Oblivion was dealt with extreme care. Guitars whirl through thundering drums and bass as the vocals soar far above everything …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Foreign Tongues Discuss Their Current Sound And What’s Next

On a chilly autumn evening I made my way north to the Riverwalk Cafe in Nashua, NH to see Foreign Tongues and a line-up of local artists. The Riverwalk Cafe is a wonderful coffeehouse that has just recently expanded its territory into a new bar. The environment is warm, welcoming, and a perfect indie outlet for the Nashua area, a place that seems to be lacking in local venues.

I watched as Foreign Tongues unleashed a wave of distortion, emotion, and static, flawlessly performing their set. Featuring tracks spanning their entire discography, the band emitted energy, calm, and consistency as …

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Tigers On Trains Release New Song, Pre-orders For ‘Antarctica In Color’

Tigers on Trains will be releasing Antarctica In Color on September 30. Featuring members of The Republic of Wolves, the band’s next album comes highly anticipated.

Pre-orders are now live through Simple Stereo, and the first 150 listeners who pre-order will receive a signed vinyl, and the possibility to have one of the random 25 orders to have a handwritten lyric sheet. All vinyl orders come with blue vinyl, as well as 3 vinyl exclusive downloads.

The band has also released a new track, titled “1645.” The track is bright and invigorating, with smooth vocals and musicianship that the project …

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Songs For The Season: Fall Playlist

Autumn may be the most visually rewarding season that nature has gifted us. While all the other seasons are sure to give it a fair fight, there is something about the orange, red, and yellow change in the leaves that gift us new enlightenment and invigoration in the natural world around us.

But what would the striking change in season be without the illumination of sonic assistance? Entering our third playlist for the seasons, UTG is happy to present to you our favorite songs to pair with the crisping air, a nice glass of apple cider, and of course, pumpkin …

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REVIEW: Whirr – ‘Sway’

Artist: Whirr
Album: Sway
Genre: Shoegaze
Label: Graveface Records

Whirr is a band that does not give a fuck. Traversing their Facebook page at any given moment is always an interesting endeavor, and exploring their newest album Sway is of the same caliber.

Like their shoegaze brethren Nothing (Whirr singer/guitarist Nick Basset plays bass in Nothing), the band has created a massive punch of sound that crunches immediately with the start of “Press.” Pounding drums, reverberating guitars, and a subsequent wave of distortion, Whirr set the tone with haste.…

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Watch Slow Club Perform An Acoustic Version Of “Wanderer Wandering”

Slow Club have released a wonderful acoustic rendition of their beautiful track, “Wanderer Wandering.”

The British duo released their third album, Complete Surrender, this past July on Wichita Records and receieved high praise from Pitchfork, NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste, and many more.

The acoustic experience for “Wanderer Wandering” fits perfectly with the original track, completing the sparse atmosphere with quiet and calm, illuminating the track to new sonic atmospheres.

Follow us after the jump to experience “Wanderer Wandering” acoustically, and be sure to check here to see if the band is playing in your area.…

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Wild Cub Release New Music Video For “Colour,” Remix For Bastille’s “Oblivion”

Wild Cub have released a new music for their bright track, “Colour,” as well as a remix for Bastille’s track, “Oblivion.”

Wild Cub’s Youth came out last January via Mom+Pop Records, and since then the band has performed on Conan, as well as extensively touring.

The band plans to release a limited edition Colour 10-inch single on October 28, again off of Mom+Pop Records. The release will feature a radio version of “Colour,” as well as Jensen Sportag remix of “Thunder Clatter.” Be sure to grab the 10-inch on the band’s tour dates, and in select stores.

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Get Lost In Tycho’s Video For “See (Official Performance Cut)”

San Francisco producer Tycho has released a wonderful new video for the track “See (Official Performance Cut).”

Featuring the band members as living and moving constellations, the video was assembled using kinetic technology. Watch as the beautiful sounds of the track weave in and out of the cosmos, instilling images of geometrical bliss coupled with the music transpiring in front of you. Trust me, this video is an experience.

As well as releasing the video, a long string of tour dates have been announced, ranging from September all the way to the end of the year.

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8th Grade Metal Band Unlocking The Truth Perform On ‘The Colbert Report’

Yep, you read that right. 8th grade metal band Unlocking the Truth recently interviewed as well as performed on The Colbert Report.

For those who don’t know, Unlocking the Truth is a power trio based out of Brooklyn, NY who got their start playing in Times Square, and have now safely secured a whopping $1.7 million dollar, two-album record deal with Sony.

Follow us after the jump to see their interview with Colbert, and the rifftastic performances of “Monster” and “Free As You Wanna Be.” Both tracks are from their upcoming EP, Free As You Wanna Be.…

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Transit Premiere “Rest To Get Better’ Video

Transit have premiered a video for the first single from their upcoming album, Joyride, over at Alternative Press.

“Rest To Get Better” comes highly anticipated after the band’s most recent release, Young New England, did not fair well with fans and critics. The track attempts to reignite the flame found on the much loved Listen & Forgive, for it is coupled with energetic guitars, a vibrant chorus, and captures many elements adored on past releases.

The video features images from dreams that singer Joe Boynton has experienced while fighting to sleep. Speaking with Alternative Press, Boynton says that …

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Official ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Plot Synopsis Released

Marvel has released the official plot synopsis for its upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age Of Ultron, sequel to the highly praised The Avengers.

It appears that crazed robotic entity Ultron will be a side-effect of a Tony Stark project gone wrong, and he will be voiced by none other than the enigmatic James Spader. Along with Spader, Earth’s mightiest heroes will include Evans’ Captain America, Downey’s Iron Man, Ruffalo’s Hulk, Hemsworth’s Thor, Renner’s Hawkeye and Johansson’s Black Widow with additional support from (ex?) S.H.I.E.L.D operatives. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will also be seen onscreen, in the form of illusive …

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Gerard Way Announces Two Shows In Japan

Gerard Way will be making his way to Japan in February of 2015, following the upcoming September release of his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.

The Japanese shows will take place first on February 16, 2015 in Osaka at the BIGCAT, and the second February 17, 2015 at Akasaka Blitz.

Two tracks have been released from Way’s highly anticipated debut thus far, and they both rule. Channeling vibes from British pop music, and a sonic catalogue from the ’60s, Hesitant Alien is something I am anxiously awaiting for release.

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