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REVIEW: Young Statues – ‘The Flatlands Are Your Friend’

Artist: Young Statues
Album: The Flatlands Are Your Friend
Genre: Indie/Emo
Label: Run For Cover Records

I walked out of my apartment and took the elevator down to the lobby. I situated my headphones onto my ears, walked to the door, and saw that the rain was coming down in sheets. I was running late and since I was picking up my girlfriend from her night class, I didn’t have time to run back upstairs and grab an umbrella or jacket. So I hit play on the new Young Statues record, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, threw my hood …


Nothing Release “July The Fourth” From Upcoming Split With Whirr

Nothing have released a new track off of their upcoming split with Whirr, dropping November 17 through Run For Cover Records.

Nothing have been on the rise since their debut Guilty Of Everything released last March, an album which I reviewed and enjoy immensely.

The band returns with “July The Fourth,” via Vogue, and delivers a track that adheres to their punker attitude but still features their signature flood of sound upon listeners.

Follow us after the jump to experience the stellar track, and be sure to be on the lookout for any more news regarding the band’s upcoming …

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Young Statues Stream “Run The River Dry”

Young Statues impressed many last spring with the release of their EP, Age Isn’t Ours, and now they’re ready to do it all over again with a new sound and new full-length titled The Flatlands Are Your Friend.

After giving a listen to the album’s lead single that Stereogum streamed this morning, it’s easy to hear and recognize the evolution undertaken by this Philadelphia quartet. Some might cry foul at the band’s steps taken towards a more atmospheric sound, but we beg to differ. “Run The River Dry” can be checked out following the jump.

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Stream Pity Sex’s “Acid Reflex” From 7-Inch Split With Adventures

With their overlapping fans and the support of Run For Cover Records, it only makes sense that Pity Sex and Adventures (members of Code Orange) collaborate on a new release this year. Both bands have announced that they are releasing a 7-inch split EP on October 7.

The split will contain an unreleased song and a cover from each band. You can now pre-order it through RFC’s store.

You can also check out the split’s tracklist and one of Pity Sex’s original contribution below:

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Hostage Calm Stream ‘Die On Stage’ In Full

If any record label knows how to battle piracy it’s our good friends at Run For Cover Records. For more than a year now, any time an RFC release finds its way online early the label takes immediate steps to make that album available for purchase and stream through their various online portals. It’s a system of combating leaks that has proven incredibly effective, and it’s something others in the industry should follow in the future.

Today, RFC deployed their anti-piracy efforts to help Hostage Calm make the most of their new album Die On Stage. The record …

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Modern Baseball Release New Music Video For “Pothole”

Philadelphia’s frontrunners, Modern Baseball, have recently released a music video for their song “Pothole” off of their most recent full-length, You’re Gonna Miss It All via Run For Cover Records.

A low-key, dramatic cinematography vibe for an appropriately dramatic acoustic track, this new video features black and white footage of the band’s different shows and their travels across the country.

You can check out the music video for “Pothole” below:

If not hunched over her desk writing about music, Dana can be found binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls, asking waiters for extra garlic bread, or condensing

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Hostage Calm Stream “A Thousand Miles Away From Here”

Are you ready to Die On Stage? If not, let us help you prepare…

Hostage Calm are back, and today they are continuing the promotional run towards the release of their latest studio album with the premiere of a brand new track titled “A Thousand Miles Away From Here.” The song, which premiered on Noisey shortly after 9AM this morning (August 18), is one of the most avant-garde songs in the band’s catalog. That’s not to say the track sticks out as being a change of pace entirely or something completely unexpected, but in comparison to other singles, “A …

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REVIEW: Slaughter Beach (Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball) – ‘Dawg’ EP

Artist: Slaughter Beach
Title: Dawg EP
Genre: Emo, Alt-Punk

The question of why artists don’t just put out their far from flawless mini collection of songs they hastily write while on the subway or at a McDonalds always crossed my mind. Why do we always have to expect these things to come in shiny packages and red bows? Why can’t we receive the same presents in a barely-96kbps-“is-this-the-demo?” format? Luckily for us curious folks, Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball appears to share similar sentiments. He recently, under the name of Slaughter Beach, unexpectedly put out a three-track EP, entitled Dawg,

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Basement Announce Surprise EP, Stream “Summer’s Colour”

When news broke earlier this year that Basement were planning a reunion tour, I’ll be the first to admit I was little disappointed to learn the band was not also planning to release more music. If you felt the same, fret not!

Today, Basement and Run For Cover Records joined forces with our friends at Noisey to reveal that the band will indeed be releasing a new EP called Further Sky later this year. The group also shared the first song off the album, titled “Summer’s Colour,” which you can stream at the very end of this post.

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LISTEN: Mat Kerekes – “Forgiveness”

Mat Kerekes, best known as the frontman for Citizen, has just released the first new track from his upcoming solo EP, simply titled Mat Kerekes. The EP will be released June 12, 2014.

Mat has been writing acoustic songs for some time now, though “Forgiveness” may be my favorite piece from him. For all the energy put into Citizen’s powerhouse debut, Youth, there is just as much output put forth in Kerekes’ solo work. Somber, invigorating, and even refreshing, “Forgiveness” is your favorite autumn drive song to be released this summer.

Follow us after the jump to take …

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Tigers Jaw Announce New Record ‘Charmer,’ Streaming New Song

After months and months of waiting, Tigers Jaw have finally announced that their new record is titled Charmer and will be out on June 3. The band has released a single from the album called “Nervous Kids” over at Pitchfork, which you can listen to after the jump.

After losing members last year which caused some confusion about the future of the band, Tigers Jaw have continued steadily playing shows and promising new material. The band released “Hum,” the first single from the new album last October, but it is unclear whether that song made the final tracklisting.

The …

Seahaven 2014

UTG INTERVIEW: Seahaven Discuss ‘Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only’

Seahaven are currently facing what could very well become one of their most significant years as a band. The Torrance, California group recently wrapped up a month-long tour supporting mewithoutYou, and within a week, they will be releasing their risk-taking sophomore release, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only.

On top of all of that, they will be embarking on a European headlining tour with Nai Harvest and Battle Lines in April, which will be immediately followed up by a headlining US tour with Adventures and Foxing in May. UTG had the opportunity to catch up with guitarist Michael Craver …