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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Goodbye Tiger – ‘The Pixelated Soul’

When four personalities cross paths and take a major leap in stepping away from the usual routine of building a musical style from the ground up, something truly magical can be born. This can be the case for New Jersey’s up-and-coming experimental outfit Goodbye Tiger.

After releasing their debut EP, Who Do You Call Home?, back in 2013, the band was put into the Asbury Park spotlight, showing poise in every show and leaving every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears on stage. Two years later, the band is set to release their debut full-length album, The Pixelated

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Gone By Friday – ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

Gone By Friday are a four-piece punk rock outfit based out of Queens, New York. The group is poised to release their sophomore studio album, titled Quarter-Life Crisis, at the end of this month. This will be their first album release in nearly four years, and they are incredibly proud of the work they’ve put into this album. You can read what they have to say about its concept below.

“Let’s start by saying this album was a lot of work! It’s been years in the making, and about a million revelations later here we are. To put it …

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UTG PREMIERE: Charlie Sztyk – “Wed”

​​​​Charlie Sztyk is an artist who deserves to be on every folk, indie, and pop lover’s radar – on the minds and in the ears of any music lover in general really. We’re honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Sztyk’s work with “Wed,” a new single from his forthcoming album, The Arc, which will be released later this year in two parts.

“Wed” is unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s dark and poignant in tone and lyricism, inspired by trying times and situations in Sztyk’s life, involving family and internal battles. It contains elements of …

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UTG PREMIERE: EQO – “Persona”

“If you’re going to wear a mask, make sure it’s one of your own face.”

Sprawling, progressive and experimental instrumentation mesh with powerfully emotive vocals in EQO‘s newest single, a track from their forthcoming album, entitled Ananta, that we have the privilege of premiering today here at UTG.

“Persona” is a four-and-a-half-minute rock romp, jam-packed with driving guitar riffs, hypnotizing rhythms and perfectly contrasting, dual male/female vocals. The track brings together the best elements of industrial rock — a la Marilyn Manson — with a punk rock attitude-like delivery. It’s the kind of song that should translate perfectly …

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UTG PREMIERE: The Wild Young Hearts – “U R”

Los Angeles’ The Wild Young Hearts are poised to release their brand new album, titled Feel Good, on March 31. Today, we’re pleased to have teamed up with the SoCal three-piece to exclusively stream a brand new single from the effort, titled “U R.”

Recorded in Pasadena, CA with producer/engineer Doug Grean (Stone Temple Pilots, Sheryl Crow, The Crystal Method), Feel Good contains 10 tracks of upbeat rock with hints of pop and pop-punk that as a whole almost sounds like a well-produced record from the ’90s.

“U R” brings to mind a unique mixture of Eels and Good …

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UTG PREMIERE: Boy On Guitar – “Your Place”

While the disbanding of California outfit Of Us Giants in 2014 was indeed an unfortunate event, Genesis and Jonathan Jennings have continued to create music under the moniker of Boy On Guitar alongside Sean Duncan. Transitioning from Of Us Giant’s indie rock sentiments to a more light-hearted indie pop style, the atmosphere of their music is naturally uplifting.

Thus, we are excited to premiere the trio’s debut single, entitled “Your Place.” Hailing from Boy On Guitar’s forthcoming EP, We Wait, the track evolves from mellow contemplation atop gleaming guitar-work into an expansive, group-fueled chorus as it comes to a …

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Cold War Kids Debut “Hot Coals” Music Video

Indie rock outfit Cold War Kids have teamed up with Nylon to premiere a brand new music video for “Hot Coals,” a highlight from the group’s 2014 effort, Hold My Home. Featuring live of footage of the band performing amidst an ever-shifting landscape of colors, the video’s psychedelic visuals precisely complement the track as stuttering guitar riffs and bursts of fluttering percussion swirl underneath stadium-filling vocals.

The music video is truly worth checking out, so watch “Hot Coals” after the jump and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.…

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UTG PREMIERE: Secret Grief – “Faking Orgasms”

Michigan indie/emo outfit Secret Grief have a handful of releases under their belt, each one providing a slightly different perspective on the group’s wide array of talents. Thus, our staff is particularly looking forward to hearing what is next for the band on their upcoming album, The Sea of Trees. While it is slated to hit the internet this week via Triple Deke Records, we fortunately have a brand new song from the record for you to check out.

Entitled “Faking Orgasms,” the cut is minimalistic emo at certain points, As Cities Burn-esque post-hardcore at others, and undeniably fantastic …

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UTG PREMIERE: Mariage Blanc – “We’ve Got Time”

As one of our ‘9 Artists To Watch in 2015,’ it’s fair to assume we’ve been anxiously awaiting any and all new material from Mariage Blanc and their forthcoming release, No Autobiography. Following a stream of the album’s opener and lead single “Blue Eyes” just last month, we’re thrilled to be able to team up with the four-piece to premiere another cut from their upcoming effort before its release on April 7.

“We’ve Got Time” is No Autobiography‘s penultimate offering, and while the whole of the release is wont to de-stress the listener, this …

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UTG PREMIERE: Northernmost – “Sonder”

Today, we are happy to premiere a brand new track from Massachusetts’ Northernmost. “Sonder” comes from the band’s upcoming split with Last Great Hero, and also features a re-recorded version of the band’s earlier song, “Belittle Me.”

I first reviewed the band’s debut self-titled LP back in June, and have been anxiously awaiting any new releases from them since. With a strong sense for songwriting, emotion, and tone, Northernmost are sure to resonate with fans of Superheaven, Basement, Balance And Composure, Brand New, and many more. With the pulsating melodies and guitars from “Sonder,” backed by a thundering …

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Latest ‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 Teaser Is Full Of Tension

Trying to move attention away from last week’s short-lived content leak, Netflix has shared a new teaser for House Of Cards season 3.

Subtitled ‘White House Portrait,’ the latest teaser for House Of Cards season 3 finds president Frank Underwood posing with the first lady in the oval office. As they prepare for the photographer to snap his shot, a voice over from Frank talks about feeling a slight hesitation/resistance from his wife when he touches her shoulder. It seems one-sided at first, but then a voice over from his wife sends chills down your spine with the line “I …

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Kelly Clarkson Shares Uplifting Video For “Heartbeat Song”

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Kelly Clarkson is looking to corner the lovesick pop anthem market with “Heartbeat Song.” The track, which we originally panned because of its striking similarity to Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle,” has become a fast-rising hit at radio and now has an incredible video to help it attract even more fans.

Released this morning, the official video for “Heartbeat Song” could almost double as an ad for getting over whoever did you wrong in the past. The clip follows several individuals and couples from all walks of life as they experience romance and …