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UTG PREMIERE: anna sage. – “The Life and Lies of Jimmy Fries”

The weekend is here, and as far as we are concerned there is no better way to end the work week than with a new soundtrack that can keep you entertained until Monday shows its ugly face once more.

Today, it gives us great pleasure to partner with our friends at Near Mint Records for the world premiere of “The Life And Lies Of Jimmy Fries” by anna sage. The track is the first to be released off Fear Mint Vol. 1, an upcoming split the band is releasing through the label with fellow fast-rising buzz band Brick Top. …

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UTG PREMIERE: Helen Earth Band – “Castaway”

Helen Earth Band could have been a band’s band. You know the type – musically-proficient with off-kilter tunes, primed for validation via other musicians while casual listeners missed the point. But We Fucking Quit, their second full-length, resonates wider than that. Helen Earth Band’s Braidtastic brand packs the punch that’ll win over general audiences while keeping musicians wide-eyed in amazement. It’s mathy, it’s catchy, and it’s just damn good.

We’re thrilled to premiere “Castaway” from their upcoming LP, due October 21 from Youth Conspiracy Records. Once you swallow that goodness, grab a digital pre-order (vinyl’s scheduled for 2015). The …

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UTG Premiere: Donora – “Always Gonna Be”

If you have been paying attention to our front page today then you have no doubt realized that this Tuesday is one of our busiest in recent memory. We have brought you a number of great features so far today, and right now we are going to take things to another level with a little help from our friends at Rostrum Records.

Indie-pop/rock trio Donora have been on our radar for a while, and this afternoon we have the great pleasure of sharing their debut single, “Always Gonna Be,” with the world. The track is the first to surface off …

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UTG Video Premiere: Finch – “Anywhere But Here”

Oh, what a wonderful day! After spending the last year reclaiming their alternative rock throne, Finch have partnered with UTG and the rest of the SpinMedia Music family to release the official video for “Anywhere But Here.”

There have been so many reunions over the last two years that it can be difficult to keep everything straight, but Finch are one of the few acts who came back and began working on new material. They just released a killer new album, and today it gives us the great pleasure to join sites like Purevolume and Absolutepunk in premiering the visuals …

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UTG Video Premiere: Tetherball – “Bootss”

You may not have known about the musical genius the world calls Tetherball when you woke up this morning, but in a few moments there is a good chance his work will be your new obsession.

Featuring a funky structure that all but demands that you dance, Tetherball’s “Bootss” is a fun-filled track that also demands repeat plays. The official video features many interesting sights, including a black metal band – complete with face paint – performing in a city park in the middle of the afternoon. It’s the kind of video you might not ‘get’ on the first view, …

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UTG PREMIERE: Nemes – “Black Streak”

With a little more than a month to go before their long awaited full-length debut arrives in stores, New England folk rock outfit Nemes have joined forces with UTG to share a brand new song.

It’s hard to know the right way to describe the sound of Nemes to someone who has never encountered their unique take on music. The best explanation I have been able to put together is asking people to imagine what would happen if My Morning Jacket had a baby with Mumford And Sons while listening to acoustic-driven emo music from the early millennium. I know …

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UTG Premiere: The Color And Sound – ‘Peace Of Mind’ EP

Boston’s The Color and Sound have share an advance stream of their forthcoming EP with UTG. For fans of Say Anything, Hostage Calm, and Fun.

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Jeremy Loops – “Sinner”

Every now and then, a folk artist comes our way that leaves us completely floored. In 2008, it was Fleet Foxes. In 2012, it was First Aid Kit. Now, in 2014, it’s Jeremy Loops.

Fresh out of Cape Town, South Africa, Jeremy Loops is a modern folk musician whose music is just now reaching our shores. While his debut album, Trading Change, has already debuted at #1 on his homeland’s iTunes chart, the 27-year-old is still beginning to form his place here in the US. The one-man folk act scratches up a percussive sound thanks to his loop pedal. …

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Bad Luck Premiere Music Video for “Cold Bones”

Florida’s up-and-coming punk foursome, Bad Luck, have received a wealth of recent success. Earlier this summer, the band became a part of the Tragic Hero Records stable with the release of their album Cold Bones, an excitingly dynamic pop-punk record with a fair amount of grit, and some serious emotional depth.

This morning, the band released their very first music video for their album’s title track “Cold Bones,” via Alternative Press. The video shows some studio footage and clips of the boys out on the road that accompany some performance shots. You can check out the video …

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Nicki Minaj Releases “Anaconda” Video, Puts Miley To Shame

Move over Ms. Cyrus, there is another pop queen who wants a little time in the controversy spotlight.

Nicki Minaj has never been one to shy away from her sexuality, and it she made it clear she was holding no punches when she revealed the cover art to her latest single, “Anaconda,” a few weeks back. The song’s debut made that even more evident, with talk of sexual exploits, past lovers, and plenty of ass love. It was everything you expected, yet somehow more.

Today, Nicki released the video for “Anaconda,” and it’s chock full of things that …

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Stream Henrietta’s ‘The Trick Is Not Minding’ In Its Entirety

We had the great honor of premiering a song by Henrietta earlier this month, and to be perfectly honest I was unfamiliar with the band up to that point. Since that day, however, I have quickly fallen in love with everything Henrietta deliver through their music. It’s almost impossible to describe the way their upcoming album, The Trick Is Not Minding, makes me feel. Fortunately, thanks to Purevolume I no longer have to explain anything because I can simply share the record with all of you.

Today, the members of Henrietta partnered with Purevolume to launch a full album …

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UTG Premiere: Nemes – “Butterfly” (Lyric Video)

New England folk outfit Nemes have been longtime friends of UTG. They were one of the first unsigned bands we ever featured on our site, and in the six years since that time their talent and recognition has only continued to grow. Now, after many months of busking, touring, crowdfunding, and doing everything imaginable in between, the group from Worcester, MA are ready to share their debut full-length with the world.

I Carry Your Heart will be independently released by Nemes on October 28. The record, which will be available on CD, vinyl, and through digital retailers worldwide, …