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SINGLE REVIEW: One Direction – “Drag Me Down”

Artist: One Direction
Track: “Drag Me Down”
Album: TBA

A year after “Steal My Girl” ushered in an era where the members of One Direction were focused on songs built for stadiums, “Drag Me Down” has arrived to flip the script once more.

It’s all about the energy. From the moment “Drag Me Down” kicks in there is a thick bass line guiding the entire voyage that demands your legs prepare to dance. It’s a ticking time bomb of pop sensibilities that quickly builds from the infectious first verse to a pre-chorus that pulls you in to the …

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Tove Lo At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg in New York, NY (06/16/15)

Chances are, you have heard the song “Talking Body” either on the radio or while canoodling with your lover. Fun fact: Tove Lo‘s album, Queen Of The Clouds, came out in September 2014, but it seems like it’s peaking at the right time for your summer outings.

I had previously seen the Swedish pop star the week before at Free Press Summer Festival in Houston. Tove Lo has been on a lot of festival rosters – you have to respect her grind. It was about twenty degrees hotter and outdoors, but the singer had one of the biggest …

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Active Child Streams Gorgeous New LP, ‘Mercy’

Pat Grossi somehow manages to get better and better. I know practice makes perfect, but I probably called Active Child “perfect” a long time ago. Yet, here we are with Mercy, his newest LP, and it’s, uh, breathtaking.

Taking to Facebook to excitedly share the album’s stream, Grossi said: “POURED MY HEART AND SOUL INTO THIS ALBUM. I HOPE U CAN FEEL IT! MUCH LOVE.”

We can’t help but feel it. Grossi’s heart has always been evident in his music, and it’s much the same with Mercy, maybe more than ever. It’s poignant and vulnerable and it makes …

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REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’

Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Album: Blurryface
Genre: Pop, Rock

When Twenty One Pilots burst onto the national stage in 2013 with their major label debut, I’m not sure anyone knew quite what to think of the Midwest duo who have since become akin to alternative music royalty. Though the album was far from perfect, there were more than a handful of anthemic singles that helped propel the group into the underground pop stratosphere. Venues were packed, digital downloads were sold, and for a while everyone thought that a potentially game-changing new voice had emerged.…

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Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Just Released The Worst Song of 2015

It seems safe to say Britney Spears has struggled to remain relevant in recent years. While her Vegas show has been a colossal hit, almost all new music delivered from Britney in the last half decade has disappeared from trending topic charts almost as fast as it arrived. Her latest single adds Iggy Azalea to the mix in hopes of reaching the youth of the world, but sadly the results are the least Britney thing Ms. Spears may have ever released.

Titled “Pretty Girls,” the latest single from the girl who gave us “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” sounds …

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MYZICA Release New Single “Wait Just A Minute”

Make sure to give yourself some time to sing along to the infectious melodies of MYZICA‘s newest track, “Wait Just A Minute.”

Be it an office break, or a drive between destinations, the Nashville newcomers will surely make your day a tad bit more fun.

“Wait Just A Minute” will release as a single on April 21 through Peptalk Records/Tone Tree Music, with a debut EP to follow this summer. Featuring producer Micah Tawlks and singer Isaaca Byrd, MYZICA, based off of “Wait Just A Minute,” deserve to be on your radar.

Follow us after the jump to sing …

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Summer Camp Stream Title Track From Upcoming LP, ‘Bad Love’

If the band name Summer Camp wasn’t enough to make you feel nostalgic, their newest track, “Bad Love,” will surely do the trick. The London-based band is set to release their third LP, Bad Love, on May 26 via Moshi Moshi.

The title track is a short but sweet, lustful exposure to bright sounds, pop melodies, and the invigoration of carefree days of the summer. For those of us stuck in the Northeast these past few months, that is surely something we could use right now.

Follow us after the jump to check out the track, and to find …

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Zayn Malik Is No Longer Part Of One Direction

After having to drop off from the rest of the Asia leg of pop sensation One Direction‘s world tour last week due to fatigue, Zayn Malik has officially announced that he is no longer a part of the boy band. Malik has played an important role in the five-piece since their formation on The X Factor in 2010.

Rumors regarding the situation have been circulating over the past week. Fans have displayed an immense amount of concern as to what the tour stunt indicated. The band has finally decided to set things straight and confirm Malik’s decision to leave. …

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The Japanese House Astounds With “Pools To Bathe In”

A few weeks ago, we heard The Japanese House for the first time when “Still” surfaced, seemingly out of nowhere. We were pretty blown away – but now, the elusive and enigmatic London native has returned with “Pools To Bathe In,” the title track from her debut EP, set to release on April 27 via Dirty Hit.

This new track has managed to take our collective breath away. Fans of Copeland, the equally-talented youngster Låpsley, and maybe even Imogen Heap will likely agree that the 19-year-old Amanda Bain is on an inevitable rise to greatness in the indie …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Nova Rockafeller – “Made In Gold”

Quickly rising into the pop culture limelight thanks to her music recently appearing in the new snarky comedy, The DUFF, Nova Rockafeller is on the fast track toward making a household name for herself. Her newest single, “Made In Gold,” is nothing short of fun and sassy — mixing brash lyricism with irresistible hooks.

With attitude this strong and melodies this catchy, it’s safe to say that “Made In Gold” isn’t the last we’re going to be hearing of this new, LA-based superstar in the making.

Looking to catch her live? Nova is gearing up for a huge run …

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Catch Tom Hanks And Justin Bieber In Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Video For “I Really Like You”

Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, also known as the girl who gave us the catchiest of catchy hits in the form of “Call Me Maybe” back in 2011, is back with a new track and it is pretty fantastic. Earlier this week, we mentioned that you were going to really, really like her new single, entitled “I Really Like You.” The upbeat, sunshine-and-flowers vibe of the song is perfect for the impending arrival of Spring.

Almost as pleasantly surprising as the fact that Jepsen will certainly not be filed under “one-hit-wonder” is the fact that Oscar-winning actor …

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Matt & Kim Share New Lyric Video For “Hoodie On”

In anticipation of their upcoming fifth album entitled New Glow, Matt & Kim have just released a new music video for one of the singles. “Hoodie On” is the second single from the new record, following a track called “Get It.” New Glow will be following their 2012 release of Lightning.

Earlier last month, the duo announced that they will be heading out on a US tour this spring in support of the upcoming record whose official release date is on April 7. You can find dates for those below. Pre-orders for New Glow are now …