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The Decemberists Premiere “Make You Better” Music Video Starring Nick Offerman

The Decemberists have gone back in time with host Nick Offerman for their brand new music video, “Make You Better.”

Offerman, who is best known as the stern anti-government woodsman, Ron Swanson, on Parks & Recreation, portrays a mildly-misinformed German talk show host.

Watch the unique video for “Make You Better,” the lead single from the upcoming Decemberists album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, which arrives on January 20. Album pre-orders and deluxe sets are available here..…

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Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs they had to cut.

The tracks will surface on a new EP, titled Settledvia Topshelf Records, of which the title track has already surfaced. The first of the cut songs is “Built For.” It dabbles in the warmth of ’90s emo …

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Young The Giant Expand Current Tour

SoCal rockers, Young The Giant, just announced a new string of US dates for 2015 that’ll span February and March.

The extension on the ‘Mind Over Matter Tour’ will begin in Vermont on Feb. 12, wrapping up in Boulder, Colorado about a month later.

Tickets go on sale this Friday for the additional dates, which can be purchased here. A full list of dates can also be found after the jump:…

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Good Luck Varsity May Be Done, But There’s Still New Material To Be Heard

About a year ago, Michigan band Good Luck Varsity went their separate ways after differences between members of the band became too great to continue their efforts.

Rumblings of an upcoming album we’re quickly overshadowed by the splitting of the band, and many were left to wonder if any new material would ever surface from Good Luck Varsity.

Today, former guitarist/singer Evan Baker announced some news about Good Luck Varsity via his new group, American Arson. The statement indicates that the guys had indeed recorded a new album before the dissolution of GLV, though it made no confirmation of …

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Stream Monarchs’ Debut EP, ‘Citizens’

Los Angeles based rock outfit Monarchs, featuring Michael Gallacher (ex-Black Tie Affair), Sean Jordon (ex-Good Knives), and Jarrod Alexander (ex- Death By Stereo, ex-Dead Country), have finally released their debut EP. Entitled Citizens, the record is best summed up as sixteen minutes worth of infectious rock that finds each member playing up their talents to create a truly catchy product. 

Fortunately for your ears, we have a piping hot stream of the album in its entirety, so follow the jump and jam out to Citizens before purchasing a digital copy on iTunes. To keep up with the …

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REVIEW: Major League – ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Me’

Artist: Major League
Album: There’s Nothing Wrong With Me
Label: No Sleep Records
Genre: Rock

Seeing the name Major League pop up on iTunes when I click to listen to the band’s new record feels wrong. As long as I’ve been familiar with the band, Major League has represented that weird, pubescent period for hardcore-tinged pop-punk when the genre had to search for footing in a scene ruled predominantly by mall-core and neon-pop. Along with that era’s heavy hitters like I Call Fives, Casting Call, and With The Punches, Major League made goofy songs, goofy music videos, and goofy album …

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Free Download: Shapes & Colors – “Just Breathe”

Michigan rockers, Shapes & Colors, have just returned from recording their latest EP, On Display, and you can now hear the result for yourself.

The band is perhaps best known for featuring vocalist Travis Bobier, who currently fronts the reformed Search The City.

Earlier, the guys in Shapes & Colors crowdfunded a trip to record their EP with producer Aaron Sprinkle (Aaron Gillespie, Anberlin, Gatsbys American Dream, Ivoryline).

Shapes & Colors are currently streaming the official video for “Just Breathe,” which is available below the jump. You can also grab a free download of …

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Stream a Groovy Instrumental from Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’

After the first initial peek at Pink Floyd‘s upcoming record, The Endless River, it seems the band is giving another taste of the new album just a week before its November 10 release date.

The newest piece of the record is a relatively short instrumental track titled “Allons-y (1),” which is available for streaming below the jump. As far a how the song sounds, it’s a pleasant return to form for Pink Floyd, but the duration of the clip is a bit of a disappointment. Perhaps this is good, as it gives only a little context for next …

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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 …

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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.…

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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. …