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The Dear Hunter Impress With New Song, “Waves”

Oh, Casey Crescenzo. I know I am engaged to be married in under a year’s time, but if I could run away with the music he creates with The Dear Hunter I would leave my gal at the alter without a second thought. I think she would understand, but even if she didn’t – oh well.

To be serious for a moment, The Dear Hunter have shared another song off their highly-anticipated new album, Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise. The track, titled “Waves,” had its world premiere on Billboard earlier today. You can stream the song at the end …

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The Dear Hunter’s New Song Proves They’re Still The Best

It’s June, which means anyone with even the slightest hint of interest in entertainment has been compiling and sharing their ‘best of 2015 so far’ lists. We haven’t released any yet, but if you think we haven’t talked about doing so you would be a damn fool. They’re coming, or at least should, at some point in the near future.

I thought I knew my picks for the best musical offerings this year. In fact, I wrote them all down just last week in order to begin brainstorming a creative way to share them here on UTG. That was before …

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Victorian Halls Return With Improved Sound, Announce ‘Hyperalgesia’

There was a time when the roster for Victory Records read like a who’s who of alternative music oddities. Unfortunately, that age of diversity has long since given way to the label’s current set of hardcore and/or metal tinged acts, but for those willing to dig a little deeper than the most talked about roster acts there are still promising groups with a lot of potential to be found.

Victorian Halls burst onto the national stage a few years ago with an impressive, albeit inconsistent debut release. The group then toured extensively in support of that release, spending literally years …

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Famous Last Words Stream ‘A Two-Faced Charade,’ Launch Pre-Orders For DVD

​Fans have known for quite some time that Famous Last Words would be releasing a short film based off their debut full-length album, Two-Faced Charade. The group had to push back the release date a couple of times, though they promised it would come out in the near future. The time has finally come, and the band has finally announced the release date for A Two-Faced Charade. In addition to the announcement, the group launched pre-orders for the DVD. It’s set to be released March 26, and pre-orders can be purchased here.

If you aren’t sure about …

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Mumford And Sons Announce New Album, ‘Wilder Mind’

Earlier in the day, Mumford and Sons officially ended their longstanding hiatus by announcing that their third full-length album, Wilder Mind, would be arriving on May 4 via Glassnote Records. Check out a teaser for the London quartet’s latest undertaking after the break.

According to lead vocalist Marcus Mumford, the outfit’s forthcoming effort will lack the signature folk elements of 2012′s Babel, as former banjoist Winston Marshall has now embraced the electric guitar full-time.

“We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us,” Mumford recently told Rolling Stone. “We’ve …

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Alesana Announce Final Album Of Annabel Trilogy

Alesana fans, rejoice! The group has finally announced details for the conclusion of their Annabel trilogy.

Earlier today the band confirmed they will release Confessions on April 21, via Revival Recordings. This is the last installment of their story, and is the band’s fifth studio album overall. It will feature eleven brand new tracks, each telling the tragic story of Annabel.

Pre-orders are available for purchase through Merch Bucket. You can check out the tracklist below. If you pre-order the album, you will receive an instant download of “Fatima Rusalka,” and on March 17 you will receive a download …

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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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Say Anything To Release Deluxe Vinyl Set For ‘…Is A Real Boy’ 10-Year Anniversary

This is one of those moments where it is entirely appropriate to only use the “Shut up and take my money!” meme.

Say Anything have announced a deluxe vinyl box set for the ten-year anniversary of their beloved album …Is A Real Boy. The box set will include the original ten tracks off …Is A Real Boy as well as the seven extra tracks from Was A Real Boy. The songs will be spread out across four 10″ vinyl. The first 2,500 orders will also include a limited edition 7″ featuring two previously unreleased b-sides.

The vinyl won’t …

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Tegan And Sara Announce ‘So Jealous X’

For every band that I enjoy who is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of an album I feel that much older. The latest group to celebrate that achievement is none other than Tegan And Sara. One of their best albums, So Jealous, turned 10 this past September.

In commemoration of the anniversary, the duo announced that they will be releasing So Jealous X on Dec. 23. The album boasts 22 tracks, which includes some remixes, demos, T&S covers by other artists and b-sides. A rundown of the tracklist is below.

Pre-orders are selling out already, so head to the …

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Bring Me The Horizon Launch 7″ Vinyl Pre-Orders For “Drown”

Last month, Bring Me The Horizon premiered a new single titled “Drown.” The song has been well received by fans and critics alike, so it’s no surprise that the group has made the move to release a 7″ picture disc for it. One side of the pic disc bears the image of Matthew Nicholls in his werewolf state from the song’s music video, while the other side features a six-pointed star logo.

The vinyl is slated to be released Dec. 9 via Epitaph Records. You can secure yourself a copy by pre-ordering it through Kings Road Merch.…

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UTG PREMIERE: Swingin’ Utters – “I’m Not Coming Home”

Today, the UTG offices are pleased to share with you a brand new track from Swingin’ Utters, titled “I’m Not Coming Home.” The track comes off of Swingin’ Utters’ upcoming album, Fistful of Hollow, and it’s every bit as fun as you’d expect. The song brings their definitive West Coast punk vibe right off the bat, and is the perfect soundtrack to driving to the beach, or just away from anywhere you don’t really feel like being.

We talked to guitarist Darius Koski about where the inspiration for the song came from, and how “I’m Not Coming Home” fits …

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STREAM: Enter Shikari – “The Last Garrison”

Our friends from across the pond, Enter Shikari, just unleashed the new track “The Last Garrison,” the first single off of their upcoming record, The Mindsweep. The track definitely is in a new distinct musical direction, with a heavier focus on the drum and bass and electronic elements. However, this is still Enter Shikari, so the grand scale and heavy hardcore-influenced sections are alive and well.

The thing I love about Enter Shikari is their ability to really push themselves in a wide variety of directions, exploring what it means to be a band. “The Last Garrison” is …