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UTG PREMIERE: Controller – “Midnight Man”

For some, music is a very personal, very cathartic way of dealing with life’s daily stresses, but for many more, it’s a reason to let loose, unwind, and have a good time. If the latter is your aim, then you’ll likely feel right at home with Controller; the NYC quartet are undeniably upbeat and infectious, making them an essential addition to your regular rotation.

Today, we have the esteemed pleasure of premiering the outfit’s brand new single, “Midnight Man,” a synth-driven dance party that comes fully-equipped with a rug-cutting refrain and a sick sax solo. Listen in below, and …

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Drop “Downtown”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have reunited to grace the masses with an outstanding new single destined for radio greatness.

Titled “Downtown,” the eclectic, sample-heavy track found its way online yesterday along with some outrageously wonderful visuals that pit the Seattle hip-hop duo against none other than Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam. There are over-the-top West Side Story dance battles, majestic slow-motion chariot montages, and an excess of random wackiness that you’re better off experiencing for yourself. Check it out below.

When I first spun this track this morning, it didn’t do a lot for me, but the more I …

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Trivium Release “Until The World Goes Cold” Video

We still have over a month until Trivium drop their new studio album, but that isn’t stopping the metal titans from sharing another single from the highly-anticipated release.

Showcasing a mid-tempo side from Silence In The Snow, “Until The World Goes Cold” is as close to a power ballad as Trivium will ever release. That isn’t to say it’s a love song, but it does swing a big emotional hammer with driving guitars and Matt Heafy’s powerful vocals. I dare say this is the best he has sounded when singing, and it makes me excited to hear what …

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Parkway Drive Debut Evolved Sound On “Crushed”

Parkway Drive have shared the second single off their upcoming fifth studio album.

Arriving complete with music video accompaniment, just like the band’s last single, “Crushed” premiered online Monday afternoon following a Sunday night premiere on the Triple J radio show. The song showcases an evolved sound for the band, which finds the aggression of their earlier work met with an ever-so-slight alternative edge. It’s not quite mainstream metal, but it does have broad(er) appeal.

The video for “Crushed” finds the members of Parkway Drive falling prey to the torture of the gods. Trapped in a cage that helps …

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Bring Me The Horizon Share New Song, “True Friends”

Bring Me The Horizon are continuing to turn heads and build anticipation for their upcoming album this afternoon with the release of yet another new song. If you thought the previous singles kept you on your toes, get ready. “True Friends” is one of a kind.

“True friends stab you in the front.” These words serve as the clincher to the hook of Bring Me The Horizon’s latest That’s The Spirit promotional single. The song is more or less a straightforward anthemic rock song, complete with sampled string accompaniment, and its driving midtempo melody is catchy enough to stick with …

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Covey Turns Heads with Cinematic New Single, “Stranger”

Tom Freeman, a.k.a. indie-folk powerhouse Covey, has joined forces with Allston Pudding to premiere a spacious new single titled “Stranger.” Listen in after the break.

Acting as Freeman’s first solo outing under the moniker of Covey, “Stranger” is bigger than anything we’ve heard from the Berkeley graduate to date. Ethereal backing vocals drift carelessly behind affecting guitar lines and driving percussion, resulting in a stirring final product that is grandiose, but not in the least bit overdone. If you’re a fan, sound off in the comments section.

Keep in touch with Covey here, and be on the lookout …

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Polyenso Share Tranquil New Single, “Osaka Son”

Late yesterday, Polyenso graced the interwebs with a dreamy new single titled “Osaka Son,” taken from their impending sophomore LP, Pure In The Plastic. Give it a listen below (via Consequence Of Sound).

“This song is about head versus heart,” vocalist Alex Schultz told COS. “In this case, you’re focusing on the head. It’s about all of those things you do throughout your life–big and small–that may not fulfill your soul, but for the meantime, you’re content because you’ve satisfied some kind of immediate desire. Like sleeping with someone you don’t love, or spending frivolously on things outside …

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Fashioncore Is Alive & Well: Atreyu Share “Long Live” Video

Remember the glory days of new millennium post-hardcore? I’m talking about the period between 2004 and 2008 when Victory Records pretty much set the bar for quality in every variation of ‘heavy’ alternative music. There were so many great bands then, and only a select few remain today, with Silverstein arguably being the most successful of the bunch. I love them and always will, but if I had to choose the band that defined this period, at least for me, it would have to be the almighty Atreyu.

Blending elements of emo, hardcore, punk and metal to create something …

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It’s Hard To Be “Bored” While Listening To The Obsessives

Near Mint Records took a chance on The Obsessives when their label launched in the middle of 2014. The band, which hails from Washington D.C., had only just begun to gain the attention of the music industry at large, but that didn’t stop co-founders James Cassar and Corey Purvis from putting their faith and money into the group’s dreams. A tape was made, the first of what would become many for the little label, and it sold out in no time at all.

Fast-forward one year and The Obsessives are about to become the first band to release a …

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UTG PREMIERE: SATE – “What Did I Do”

If you’ve been sleeping on SATE, it’s time to wake up. The Toronto-based songstress has been tearing up the Great White North for some time, and it won’t be long before her one-of-a-kind croon takes the states by storm.

Today, we have the esteemed pleasure of premiering the dynamic diva’s latest single, “What Did I Do,” a rollicking rock-infused number that is equally infectious and reflective. Get acquainted after the break, and let us know if you’re a fan in the comments section below.

“You know that feeling of reaching out for a friend or a loved one and …

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The Dear Hunter Impress With New Song, “Waves”

Oh, Casey Crescenzo. I know I am engaged to be married in under a year’s time, but if I could run away with the music he creates with The Dear Hunter I would leave my gal at the alter without a second thought. I think she would understand, but even if she didn’t – oh well.

To be serious for a moment, The Dear Hunter have shared another song off their highly-anticipated new album, Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise. The track, titled “Waves,” had its world premiere on Billboard earlier today. You can stream the song at the end …

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Game & Drake Swap Bars About The Realities Of Fame On “100”

The Game and Drake just delivered a new single that is destined to take hip-hop by storm in no time at all.

Remember when Drake was spotted dropping a few unreleased bars to a sold out Detroit crowd late last month? That so-called freestyle was actually an unannounced preview for the Toronto native’s latest collaboration with California heavyweight The Game. “100” finds the two top shelf emcees swapping bars that address the snakes in the grass who think they slink by unseen, as well as the reality of pursuing your dreams in a time where most feel unable to even …

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