Posts Tagged ‘rock (genre)’

Cold Beat

Get Ready For Summer With Cold Beat’s New Single “Mirror”

We’re constantly looking out for a new artist to fall in love with, so imagine our happiness when Cold Beat happened to fall into our virtual lap. With fun, lo-fi, girl-fronted surf rock and tight drumming, the San Franscisco-based band are ready to make themselves your go-to album for the summer with their new single, “Mirror.”

“Mirror” shows bandleader Hannah Lew (Grass Widow) sweetly cooing over the rapid, lo-fi echoing of her band with sun-soaked chords that are very much in line with the likes of La Luz instead of their Thee Oh Sees-sounding Worms/Year 5772 EP from last year. …

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UTG TV: The White Buffalo On Patriotism, Religion, And His Concept Album

Last Friday, Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie, The White Buffalo, and Jonny Two Bags performed in New York City’s Irving Plaza. Unsurprisingly, all of the performancse were heartfelt and electric. Chuck Ragan only rolls with the best. We’ll be posting photos from the show in the coming days.

Fortunately, UTG TV was able to sit down with an artist we’ve been keeping our eye on, The White Buffalo. An incredible singer/songwriter from the West Coast, Jake Smith pours every ounce of emotion into his writing. His newest album Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways takes you on a ride …

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Cities And Years Release Teaser For New Music

Michigan rock band Cities And Years have released a little something special today that’s about to make music lovers very excited. The band has been keeping quiet lately behind the scenes and today they have released a little teaser for everyone, and my god is it heavy! For fans of Comeback Kid, AFI and Sum 41, Cities And Years is a band to keep your eye on in the coming months.

The whole puzzling thing about the teaser is the symbol that has been released with it as well. What could it mean? I’m sure we’ll all find out soon …

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Banner Pilot Premiere New Song “Effigy”

Today, Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot released their new album Souvenir through Fat Wreck Chords.

To see our review of the album, you can click here. Coming from a roster of legendary punk bands, Souvenir has a high standard to hold up to.

The band’s bassist Nate Gangelhoff told Alternative Press that he’s confident that the tracks will cause “defiant fist pumps” to ensue. While talking about the new album on the band’s website, Nate assured fans “We are very stoked about it. If we were bummed about it, I would still lie and tell you we were stoked. But …

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Watch Brand New Cover Coldplay and Modest Mouse

Brand New have done their fair share of covers over time, often showing a lot of love for Neutral Milk Hotel way back when. A few days ago, though, the band played a show at the London Troxy and mixed up “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” with a little bit of Coldplay and Modest Mouse.

This isn’t the first time Jesse’s launched into Coldplay during “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot,” but hearing all three together–that, Coldplay’s “Yellow,” and Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash”–is the emotional combo that tops off an already perfect song. Watch a video of …

Thee Oh Sees Drop

Stream Thee Oh Sees’ New Album ‘Drop’ In Full

After a 16-year run, San Francisco garage rock staples Thee Oh Sees announced, pretty much out of nowhere, that they would be going on a hiatus.

At this point, it’s pretty clear frontman John Dwyer‘s words about not playing a show for a “long while” were loose. He announced his own new band, Damaged Bug, shared some tunes, and now, a few months later, Thee Oh Sees are back with another new album.

The record, titled Dropfollows up their 2013 release Floating Coffin. It comes out on April 19 (aka Record Store Day) via Dwyer’s …

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REVIEW: The Menzingers – ‘Rented World’

Artist: The Menzingers
Album: Rented World
Label: Epitaph Records
Genre: Punk / Rock

In 2010 I moved out of my home state of Pennsylvania in search of a college education in DC. It’s now four years later, and I don’t show any signs of leaving post-graduation. Over these past four years, I’ve grown a real sense of pride of where I’m from, especially when bands from the hills of Pennsylvania make it big. I love seeing bands become a success, like it’s some little victory for me, despite the fact that I did absolutely nothing to warrant that feeling of …

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UTG PHOTOS: Bayside & Four Year Strong (4/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph The Great American Cult Tour on April 4, 2014.

Bayside just wrapped up the end of their headlining Great American Cult Tour. Along for the ride were Four Year Strong, Daylight (who’ve since changed their name to Superheaven) and Mixtapes. If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to one of the shows, have no fear, because three out of four of them will be on this summer’s Warped Tour. To catch Superheaven, you can see their …

Diet

STREAM: Diet – “Zooey”

Diet will be digitally reissuing their self-titled EP via Imminence Records May 6. They’ve revealed a handful of singles from it so far, and as of today they’ve premiered another song. This time, it’s a jam titled “Zooey.” You can listen to it for yourself by taking a look below.

“Zooey” is a little bit longer of a song, but it’s also incredibly laid back in comparison to some of their other work. That is, until about four minutes into the song. It picks up the pace a bit and adds in the rest of the band. Overall though the …

Relief In Sleep

MUSIC VIDEO: Relief In Sleep – “Sleepwalker”

If you need some hard rock music in your life, then Relief In Sleep may be a band you want to check out. They recently signed to Imminence Records, and will be releasing their self-titled full length album via the label on April 1. One of the singles off the album is titled “Sleepwalker,” and today the group is proud to finally reveal the music video for it. You can check out the visuals for yourself by taking a look below.

You can pre-order a digital copy of their album by heading on over to Bandcamp. When you pre-order …

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Pixies Announce New Album ‘Indie Cindy’

In June of last year, Pixies put out their first new material in almost ten years. After swapping bassists, tossing out new EPs, and kickin’ it around the world on tour, the band is ready to release a brand new album.

Titled Indie Cindy, the album was recorded back in October of 2012 when they teamed up with Gil Norton at Wales’ Rockfield Studios. This marks the first full LP since 1991′s Trompe Le Monde. Indie Cindy comes out April 28 through the band’s own label Pixiesmusic and will include some of the tracks off their recent EP-1, EP-2

Son Lux

LIVE REVIEW: Son Lux @ Institute Of Contemporary Art (3/21/14)

Out of all the acts listed on Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art 2014 schedule, experimental electronic musician Son Lux was easily the most thrilling prospect. As a giant glass cube, the ICA is one of Boston’s more modern buildings, only rivaled by MIT’s Stata CenterSon Lux, the stage name for 34-year-old Ryan Lott, blended in with the museum’s hidden theater three floors up, exploring dark synths and hybrid chamber pop with a relaxed mentality that wrangled the overall sound into one bubble.