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Strawberry Girls 2013

Strawberry Girls Launch IndieGoGo Campaign For Tour Van

Instrumental rock outfit Strawberry Girls have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the purchase of the band’s future van. For those who feel compelled to donate to the band’s cause and help them take their groovy sounds on the road, a slew of price-based awards awaits including everything from exclusive pre-release downloads to having the band throw a private performance in their Carmel, California practice spot.

There’s little doubt our staff would jump at the chance to see Strawberry Girls perform in our various cities, so we highly suggest donating to the IndieGoGo campaign here. For those …

Happy Body Slow Brain

Happy Body Slow Brain Stream “Residue” From The Film ‘Bridge And Tunnel’

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting patiently for Happy Body Slow Brain to release some new music, and finally, here’s something to enjoy for the time being.

Earlier in the year, the guys from Happy Body Slow Brain contributed a song called “Residue” to the official soundtrack of the indie film, Bridge And Tunnel. The soundtrack arrived on October 21, and is available now on iTunes.

Check below the jump to stream “Residue” right now via YouTube.…

Polyenso

Get Lost In Polyenso’s New Track “17 New Years”

It has been quite the odd journey for Polyenso. Beginning as post-hardcore act Oceana, and evolving into their current state, the band has grown into planes of musical notation never expected of them.

With the long-awaited release of new music, Polyenso illuminate our Saturday evenings with the release of the inspirational “17 New Years.” Just as I thought the band had surprised me enough, this new track makes it to my ears. Featuring layer after layer of sonic elevation, the track moves ever so swiftly as it progresses through its experience.

Featured with a wonderful write-up from The Huffington Post

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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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Hear …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s New Single “A Million Random Digits”

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten news from rock act …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, but the band have been hard at work. Their newest record, IX, drops October 20 (pre-orders ongoing here). To celebrate the upcoming release, they’re streaming single “A Million Random Digits” now on Line of Best Fit.

The song is a quick three minutes with primal drums making way for dark guitar riffs. If they’re saying anything, it’s that they’re coming back with teeth growling, per usual. According to the band, the track title comes from a stolen …

Meatbodies

Stream Meatbodies’ Debut Album

Over the last few years, Chad Ubovich played as a member of Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin’s respective backing bands. Now, he’s finally getting the center spotlight. Ubovich is teaming up with Cory Hanson of Wand and Erik Jimenez of Together Pangea as Meatbodies, a new punk rock act that touches on psych and garage rock in all the right places. It drops October 14 via In The Red, but for now the album is streaming in full over at NPR.

Meatbodies is exactly what we’ve come to expect after hearing singles “Disorder” and “Tremmors

Tetherball

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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ALBUM STREAM: Foxygen – ‘…And Star Power’

LA retro pop duo Foxygen will be dropping their sophomore LP, …And Star Power, on October 14 via Jagjaguwar. According to their press release, it’s 82 minutes of “soft rock indulgences, psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, D&D doomrock, and paranoid bathroom rompers” and sees help from Wayne Coyne, Bleached, Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, and White Fence’s Tim Presley. If you’re wondering what all of that sounds like, now’s your chance. The album is streaming in full starting today.

We’ve already heard the poppy “How Can You Really” and slow spiller “Cosmic Vibrations,” but now we get …

pup

Watch PUP Wreck Their Car in “Mabu” Music Video

Toronto punks PUP have been up to no good this year — and by that we mean totally killing it. After releasing their self-titled debut back in April and doing a series of tour dates, the four piece group have decided to share a new music video for “Mabu.” This time around, they’re actually killing it.

The song, which is named after the band’s beloved car, sees them put the vehicle out of its misery. They get to work cutting and pasting, turning the four door into a pizza-spinning punkmobile that gets entered into a demolition derby for a final …

FF

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 …

Meatbodies

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 …