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Hear FF’s Incredible Shoegaze Single “Past Year”

If every shoegaze band could do shoegaze right, we would live in a great world. Having a limited number of bands who can nail that sound, though, really makes it all the more special. Thankfully, we don’t have to kick our shoes in the dirt waiting for a new Sonic Youth sound anymore. Turn your attention to FF, the newest shoegaze act we can expect big things from.

The Seattle-based trio–Claire Nelson, Harley Thompson and Michael Abeyta–drop their debut album Lord on October 21 via Couple Skate Records. Their newest single, “Past Year,” hears them drawing in the gloominess …

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Meatbodies (feat. Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member) Share New Track “Disorder”

Chad Ubovich has plenty of experience playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Between tours with them, he spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. Now he’s shortened the name, written up 12 tracks, and teamed up with Cory Hanson of Wand and Erik Jimenez of Together Pangea to create a heavy debut, their self-titled album out October 14 via In The Red.

“Disorder” sees the Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin members doing what they do best: thrashing. Every power chord riff goes hand-in-hand with crazy …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Death From Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979″

Two people can make a lot of noise, and Death From Above 1979 are responsible for reminding us of that 10 years after their debut. Their new album, The Physical World, sees them creating a whole thunderstorm of noise with bass and drums and shrieking vocals. One of the album’s singles, the snarky “Trainwreck 1979,″ just got a music video, and it keeps that pounding force coming strong.

In the music video, we watch a young woman going about her life, seemingly thinking about how it’s still not delivering all she hopes to get out of it thanks to …

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Creeper Make Our Knees Weak With Their Video For “Gloom”

UK rock outfit Creeper are winning over hearts around the globe this year, and their march towards total genre domination continues this morning with the release of a music video for “Gloom.” If you’re not a fan already, strap in. Your life is about to change.

Taken from Creeper’s critically-acclaimed new EP, “Gloom” is a pitch perfect mix of emo, pop, and alternative influences being channeled through a feel good rock sound. The lyrics tell you the whole affair is rather melancholy, but your feet will find it almost impossible to resist dancing, or at the very least tapping along …

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Watch Diarrhea Planet’s “Platinum Girls” Video Filmed at ‘The Adventures Of Pete & Pete’ House

Nashville’s ultimate rock group Diarrhea Planet have been touring nonstop this year, starting in the spring and carrying on through to opening dates with JEFF The Brotherhood this fall. They will be sharing a new EP, titled Aliens In The Outfield, on November 18 via Infinity Cat. In anticipation of the release, they’ve shared a music video for their new single “Platinum Girls.”

Directed by Blair Waters, the video sees the band playing around in a familiar location. The setting? The exact house from The Adventures Of Pete & Pete. Expect a whole lot of ’90s nostalgia as the cult …

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Buke and Gase Share Single, Announce Tour

Buke and Gase are more than an experimental duo; they’re inventors. Brooklyn musicians Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez made their instruments–the “toebourine” and “buke,” for example–by hand. Not only that, but their music stretches boundaries farther than we’re used to, all while maintaining a catchy-enough riff to keep us following along on their absurd path. It’s time to get our shoes back on for a hike, because the two have announced both a new single called “Seam Esteem” and a tour around the East Coast, Canada, and Midwest.

According to the press release, they wanted to raise their glass ceiling …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Ill Niño

“All metal bands, whether you’re in your 20s, whether you’re 18…30…40…you obviously want to turn the youth of America into a metalhead.”

Fourteen years ago Cristian Machado stepped up from bass to lead vocals for the NJ based Latin Metal rockers Ill Niño. On July 22 of this year the band dropped their seventh studio album, Till Death, La Familia, via Victory Records. The timing was perfect to coincide with their run on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 alongside Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, and many more.

UTG’s John Bazley spoke with Cristian about his time spent on the …

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REVIEW: The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Get Hurt’

Artist: The Gaslight Anthem
Album: Get Hurt
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Island

If you spend too much time attempting to vivisect the songs that make up The Gaslight Anthem’s fifth album, Get Hurt, you may very well miss it entirely. As listeners, we are used to the blue collar, Americana themes presented by the act, traversing through narratives of Saturday nights, lost loves, heartbreak, and a consistent theme of lessening within our lives. Attempting to deduce each track individually, grouping each experience with past Gaslight albums such as Handwritten, American Slang, and The ’59 Sound, …

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Watch Alt-J’s New “Left Hand Free” Music Video

English indie rock group Alt-J do a good job of keeping their sound quivering with unanticipated volumes and tones. It looks like they do the same with their music videos, too. In the new clip the band shared for “Left Hand Free” off This Is All Yours (out September 22 via Warner Music), we take a massive turn in the road from where their “Hunger of the Pine” video left off.

Last time we were left watching a man literally run for his life. Now we get the chance to breathe as they screen clips of …

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MUSIC VIDEO: SycAmour – “We’re in Hell”

Moments ago, aggressive alternative band, SycAmour, revealed a brand new music video for their track titled “We’re in Hell,” and good lord is it absolutely insane! Taking the Sin City black and gray with minimal color look, this video starts off with the story about a normal family having what seems to be dinner…then the madness starts.

Directed by the talented Brandan Kellar, the music video’s visuals are extremely dark and very creepy, leaving viewers with the whole “holy shit, did that really happen?” type feel. Comprised of the ever-so-amazing cleans by Jeremy Gilmore, the nightmarish lows by Tony …

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Listen to Wand’s New Single “Broken Candle”

Psych rock band Wand caught our attention and warranted a “Required Listening” label after dropping “Flying Golem” last month. Now the Los Angeles four-piece are back with a new track that’s keeping our brain in the exact type of acid-washed cabin we want to get cozy inside of.

“Broken Candle” sees Wand toying with tempo. With the same type of reverb and electronic tunnels as Tame Impala, it’s easy to feel like you’re traveling back to some of psychedelics best times in the mid-60s, but they keep things fresh with the sweetness of this year. Stream …

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Stream Naomi Punk’s Noisy New Album ‘Television Man’

On August 5, Naomi Punk will release their sophomore full-length, Television Man, and the Olympia trio are streaming the record in its entirety over at Pitchfork Advance in anticipation of that date. If you catch them on one of the opening tour dates this weekend, however, you’ll get to hear the tracks live where they take on an even more raw, gritty sound.

Television Man sees the punk rockers bringing a DIY style back to the noisy rock and distant lyrics to cathartic levels. With standout tracks like the bitter “Eleven Inches” and instrumental masterpiece “Eon of Pain,” there’s no …