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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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Tigers On Trains Reveal ‘Antarctica In Color’ Artwork, Release Date

For the past week we have been talking about the new Tigers On Trains record. From the teaser video, to the first track released, the band has been hyping their upcoming LP Antarctica In Color with no release date officially known. Thanks to Property of Zack, we now know the record will be released on September 30, far earlier than I would have imagined, as well as given a glimpse of the album art.

Tigers On Trains features Christian Van Deurs and Mason Maggio from The Republic Of Wolves, and Antarctica In Color will be the band’s …

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REVIEW: The American Scene – ‘Haze’

Artist: The American Scene
Album: Haze
Label: Pure Noise Records
Genre: Alternative, Indie

The American Scene found themselves far too underrated after the release of Safe For Now, an album that created intricate guitar lines, hauntingly soft and delivering vocals, and a longing desire for more. Two years later we find ourselves presented with Haze, an album that reinvents the musicianship found on Safe For Now for the better, illuminated by cautious production and only the most fitting tones.

Introduced by the title track, it can be immediately heard that The American Scene has delved further into their …

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Bruce Springsteen Will Appear On Netflix’s ‘Lilyhammer’

It appears that Bruce Spingsteen will finally make his acting debut, and it will be on none other than his E Street bandmate and longtime friend Steve Van Zandt’s show, Lilyhammer.

The Netflix original series stars Van Zandt as former mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, who is starting a new life in witness protection in Lillehammer, Norway. With the show entering its third season, Springsteen will play a mortuary owner. Some may argue that this is not Springsteen’s first acting role, though it will be the first time The Boss will appear onscreen playing a character other than himself. …