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Buke and Gase

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 …

SycAmour

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 …

Naomi Punk Television Man

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 …

Meatbodies

Listen to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member’s New Band Meatbodies

Back when Ty Segall was touring in his new band FUZZ and Mikal Cronin made a critically-acclaimed solo debut, Chad Ubovich was playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods. Between tours, Ubovich spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. With a little help from Segall, he’s now gone on to be picked up by label In The Red and will be releasing his self-titled debut as the renamed Meatbodies.

The 12-track debut was recorded with Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence) and saw friends Cory Hanson of Wand and …

Twin Peaks Wild Onion

ALBUM STREAM: Twin Peaks – ‘Wild Onion’

Chicago’s youth ain’t got nothin’ on its under-21 fellows Twin Peaks. The four-piece pop rock group will drop their sophomore release, Wild Onion, on August 5, and it’s not just Chicago that’s cheering them on. In anticipation, they’ve put the whole rowdy, riffy, jovial record up for streaming on Pitchfork Advance.

After seeing their set at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, there was no denying they know what they’re doing. From tossing a guitar into the crowd first thing in the morning or yelling every lyric in their hometown’s backyard, Twin Peaks were on fire. That’s what …

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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen.

The new record highlights older ’80s synth as the band turns inward to look at their own delicate abilities and the fragile nature of emotions. As their press release notes, it’s an opportunity to hear the band at peace as they’ve “learned to cut back on that which …

Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital Announce US Tour

Philly pop rock band Radiator Hospital put out a new full-length this year that we’ve been spinning relentlessly. The album, titled Torch Songscame out on Salinas Records and is a tidy collection of the band’s best traits: reckless guitars, pop riffs, and poignant, relatable lyrics. The four-piece will be hitting the road in support of said release, making a series of stops across the US over the course of September and October.

Not all of the stops have venues listed yet, but the band will be updating the schedule over the next few weeks. To find out more …

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Watch Walking Bicycles’ Dark Stop-Motion Music Video for “Eyesore”

Walking Bicycles‘ name may sound like a quaint twee-pop group, but get ten seconds into one of their songs and you’ll realize they’re anything but. The Chicago-based group stomp around with the type of gloom rock that hinges on noise, speed, and a little bit of pop, all while nodding to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Their newest single “Eyesore” off To Him That Wills The Way (out August 12 via Highwheel Records) is proof of that, and now we get a dark stop-motion music video to accompany it.

Directed and produced by Elliott Kaffee, and inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s …