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Refused Stream Second ‘Freedom’ Single, “Françafrique”

On June 30, Refused will unleash Freedom, their first new album in nearly two decades. In anticipation, the Swedish four-piece have begun streaming a poignant new track titled “Françafrique.”

Though considerably “lighter” than the previously released “Elektra,” the hardcore titans’ latest offering is no less affecting, drawing its power from the vivid imagery of frontman Dennis Lyxzén. Some exceptional guitar work further adds to the fun, and over the course of five minutes it becomes increasingly clear that, even after 17 years, Refused are still willing to take risks that most of their peers wouldn’t dream of. …

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The New Sorority Noise Album Will Probably Change Our Lives

Anyone who is connected to the alternative and indie rock worlds with even the faintest of interest no doubt failed to make it out of 2014 without hearing The Hotelier‘s phenomenal album, Home Like NoPlace Is There. And that’s perfectly fine. It’s great, in fact. That album is incredible and it deserves to be heard by as many people with ears to hear that exist today, but as far as buzzworthy records go it’s high time a new king be crowned and Sorority Noise are currently making a damn strong argument that their upcoming release be next in …

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Pop Evil To Release ‘Up’ Album In August

It’s a good day to love modern rock and roll, dear friends. Michigan’s Pop Evil have announced the release date of their next studio album, and it’s coming a whole lot sooner than you may have expected.

Up, the follow-up to 2013′s highly-successful Onyx, will arrive in stores August 21. The lead single, “Footsteps,” will hit radio on June 1. We asked the label to let us hear the track early, but they were not as into the idea as we were.

Speaking in regard to the band’s success over the last two years, frontman Leigh Kakaty offers:…

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The Weeknd Shares “I Can’t Feel My Face”

With “Earned It” continuing to dominate the charts, The Weeknd has surprised fans once again with a surprise single release.

“I Can’t Feel My Face” appeared online late Monday night, May 25. The song boasts dance-ready production inspired by the heights of funk and soul. It’s the kind of endless groove that could play all night long, and Abel’s voice only serves to take the entire affair to the next level. The drug use alluded to in the title is not as present in the music as one might expect, but it’s implied nonetheless. You can stream the song below.…

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Migos Release “Origin” Music Video

Offset may still be behind bars, but that is not stopping the men of Migos from building hype for their upcoming debut album.

Today, less than a week after releasing their Still On Lock mixtape, Migos partnered with WorldStarHipHop to share their video for “Origin.” The song appears to be taken from Migos’ debut album, YRN, which is slated for release on June 16. Like “One Time,” the track is one of the more structured efforts in the group’s catalog, with each emcee taking a verse and making it their own. The hook talks about the origin of the …

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Sorority Noise Stream “Art School Wannabe”

Sorority Noise have begun streaming the lead single off their upcoming Topshelf debut, Joy, Departed.

Bubbly and accessible, “Art School Wannabe” finds the Connecticut four-piece stretching their creative muscles, resulting in what is quite possibly their most concrete undertaking to date. The hooks are huge, the songwriting is top notch, and Modern Baseball’s Jacob Ewald lays down an absolutely killer guest spot during the second verse. Check it out after the break (via The A.V. Club), and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Joy, Departed will arrive on June 16. Pre-order it here

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Twenty One Pilots Release Summery New Single, “Ride”

Twenty One Pilots have offered fans a fifth glimpse of their upcoming full-length, Blurryface.

Titled “Ride,” the Columbus duo’s latest single is arguably their strangest offering yet, drawing from a wide array of sounds and genres. There are off-kilter keys, some undeniable island undertones, and plenty of memorable verses to get stuck in your head. Stream it below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

Blurryface drops next Tuesday, May 19, through Fueled By Ramen. Pick up a pre-order here.…

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New Anthem: Sudden Suspension Stream “As Good As It Gets”

Indiana pop punk heroes Sudden Suspension have released the first song off their forthcoming Bad Timings Records‘ debut. Spoiler alert: It kicks a lot of ass.

Kicking off with a blast of vocals sure to hook any fan of The Wonder Years or The Story So Far, “As Good As It Gets” succeeds at reintroducing the world to Sudden Suspension with style and flair. It’s the kind of song that plays like a punch to the chest, with talk of heartache and miles traveled, all told from the perspective of someone who is not yet twenty years old. I …

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Oh Wonder Stream Breathtaking New Single, “Livewire”

Oh Wonder have returned with another new single off their forthcoming full-length debut.

Titled “Livewire,” the London outfit’s latest is a synth-heavy slow-burner with some serious mainstream potential. While the duo’s past offerings have all been warm and inviting, “Livewire” is downright undeniable, and will almost certainly become a fast favorite amongst new and old fans alike. Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

Oh Wonder will share three more tracks over the next few months before releasing their self-titled debut in September. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.…

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UTG FEATURE: Last Night Leon Bridges Changed My Life

For the better part of the last year I have had my eye on Dallas, Texas native Leon Bridges. His music is both a callback to the now long gone heyday of soul, with influences ranging from Etta James to Sam Cooke, as well as a testament to the power of great songwriting. He can make you fall in love just as easily as he can make you ponder your relationship with the unknown, and he does it all while supplying a steady stream of dancehall-ready music that is sure to get your feet moving.

On Sunday night, May …

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Game & Dej Loaf Become The Best Duo Of 2015 With “Ryda”

West Coast edge meets Midwest born flows on the latest collaborative track from The Game and Dej Loaf.

There have been a lot of collaborative singles, albums, and mixtapes throughout the history of hip-hop, but more often than not those joint efforts fail to live up to the hype or quality of the projects released by the individuals that make up this new ‘super duo.’ Surprisingly, that is not the case with “Ryda,” the latest single from Game and Dej Loaf. These two go together like crunchy peanut butter and homemade jelly, and the song they’ve created is equally …

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REQUIRED LISTENING: Leon Bridges Shares “River”

We have been hyping the forthcoming superstardom of Leon Bridges since the fall of 2014. Since that time he has released three incredible singles, each offering a different side of his undeniably timeless throwback sound, and with his latest release Bridges has us believing there is nothing that can stop this young man from becoming the new big thing.

“River” is a variation on the classic gospel song of the same name. Accompanied by just his guitar at the state, Bridges navigates the song with earnest emotion and powerful vocals. It’s not the sock hop style music he has shared …