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Hit The Lights Stream New Single, “Fucked Up Kids”

Earlier today, Ohio’s Hit The Lights joined forces with Alternative Press to share the first single off their highly anticipated album, Summer Bones. Experience “Fucked Up Kids” by following the jump below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

“’Fucked Up Kids’ is inspired by the fear older generations tend to have of a younger generation that they can’t understand or relate to,” vocalist Nick Thompson told AP. “That same younger generation recycles that fear onto the next and causes these ideological rifts between us. We end up with this weird tug-of-war with each generation claiming …


Hit The Lights Announce New Album, ‘Summer Bones’

Hit The Lights are starting off 2015 with the release of their new record, Summer Bones.

This Pure Noise Records band will be dropping their newest album on March 24, along with a new song and pre-orders this Thursday.

Hit The Lights will be touring shortly with Motion City Soundtrack this month and again in the UK in March to promote Summer Bones. 

Head over to Hit The Lights’ Facebook for more information and updates on their new album.

Check out the official album announcement below.…


Elder Brother To Release Surprise EP Next Week

After the release of their debut album, Heavy Head, in March of 2014, indie punk duo Elder Brother, consisting of Kevin Geyer (The Story So Far) and Dan Rose (Daybreaker), have been keeping themselves busy with stints on the Vans Warped Tour and more recently on Anthony Green’s headlining shows.

Tonight on their official Twitter page, the band announced they would be releasing an EP next week. You can view the tweet at the end of this post.

No additional information was provided by the band so stay tuned for more updates.…

The Concrete Flower

No Bragging Rights Get Rowdy In New Live Video For “Brave Hearts”

Perhaps the heaviest band on Pure Noise Records, No Bragging Rights have just released their newest video for “Brave Hearts.”

The track comes off the band’s fifth full-length release The Concrete Flower, which was made available for streaming back in September before the album had even hit shelves.

The band are currently on tour in the United States with The Greenery, but will be heading over the pond to hit the road with Funeral For A Friend shortly. Check below the jump to see the upcoming tour dates and to watch out the video.…

Head North

Head North And Have Mercy Comment On Front Porch Step

Within hours of Front Porch Step announcing the cancellation of all current tour plans, two of the bands who planned on sharing the road with singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh in coming months have broken their silence regarding the recent sexual harassment allegations.

Head North and Have Mercy were two of the groups planning to support Mcelfresh on Front Porch Step’s first US headlining tour. That series of shows was originally scheduled to begin on February 9, but those plans were cancelled in recent days. Both Have Mercy and Head North are now speaking out against McElfresh, and we’ve included both …


Front Porch Step Issues New Statement, Cancels All Tour Plans

The controversy surrounding Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has taken another turn. Just three days after breaking his silence to fans and press, McElfresh has issued a second statement informing fans that he has decided to suspend all current tour plans.

Writing to fans through Facebook, which has become the source of all Front Porch Step communication in recent days, McElfresh explained that he is still very much processing everything that has transpired in recent days. He wrote:…


Front Porch Step Removed From Pure Noise Records Roster, Socials

Capping off a week filled with rumors and allegations of sexual harassment, Front Porch Step is apparently no longer a part of the Pure Noise Records family.

Early this morning, a diligent UTG reader brought to our attention the fact Front Porch Step, otherwise known as Jake McElfresh, has been removed from the roster page of Pure Noise Records’ official site. The two recordings the label released over the last year are still listed on the releases, but all other mentions seem to have been removed at some point in recent days.

A quick look at the label’s Facebook


Front Porch Step Releases Statement Addressing Sexual Harassment Rumors

It’s the first day of the new year, but before we can look ahead to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead we have one bit of 2014 drama left to sort out.

Last night, while many of you were likely partying away the final day of the year, Front Porch Step – aka Jake McElfresh – took to his official Facebook to post what is believed to be the first in a series of messages addressing rumors that he engaged in predatory sexual behavior with minors. The statement is short and more than a little bit vague, but it’s the …


Front Porch Step Breaks Silence

The internet has been buzzing over rumors and allegations that Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has been sexually harassing underage fans through text for months (if not longer). We brought you the original story just yesterday afternoon, and since that time the petition to have FPS removed from Warped Tour has received almost 4,000 additional signatures. No new information has come to light since then, or at least nothing we feel comfortable posting here on UTG, but just after midnight Wednesday morning McElfresh updated his official Twitter page.

“I am aware of everything going on …


Front Porch Step Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Label Responds

Editor’s note: Before we begin, I want to make it clear that this story is still very much developing. In the days and even weeks ahead some details may change, but at the time of posting everything in this article has been fact checked…twice.

Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has been accused by at least a half-dozen young people of sexually harassing them through text. The allegations range from sexually explicit messages and requests for nude photographs, to sending underage females naked pictures of himself. The accusations began surfacing on Tumblr early in December, but …

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State Champs, Senses Fail & More To Release New Music Through Pure Noise Records In 2015

​If you are a fan of Pure Noise Records, then you have an exciting year ahead of you. The label has confirmed a slew of album releases slated for 2015 as well as a major UK tour.

We can expect to see full-length albums from Hit The Lights, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Senses Fail, and State Champs​. So far there aren’t any official release dates on those albums, but we hope to hear more details soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for additional information in the upcoming months.

The label …

Speak Low If You Speak Love 2015

Speak Low If You Speak Love Signs to Pure Noise Records

Earlier today, Pure Noise Records welcomed Speak Low If You Speak Love (Ryan Scott Graham of State Champs) to its ever-growing roster of rockers. The label will re-release the Michigan crooner’s debut full-length, Everything But What You Need, this coming spring, along with four brand new tracks.

Painfully honest and unyielding from start to finish, fans of Into It. Over It., City and Colour, and Daphne Loves Derby will likely feel right at home amid SLIYSL’s infectious acoustic melodies. If you agree, let us know in the replies.

Additionally, Graham will be closing out 2014 with …