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Death Cab for Cutie Release “Black Sun” Lyric Video, Announce Tour

Death Cab For Cutie have shared the lyric video for “Black Sun,” the first single off their highly-anticipated new album, Kintsugi, and also the first track to surface from the band since the departure of longtime guitarist, Chris Walla.

It’s hard to go into a new song from someone like Death Cab For Cutie without having some type of expectation for the material on deck. Death Cab have carved a beautifully dynamic niche for themselves in the world of music up to this point, and “Black Sun” certainly does not disappoint. That said, it also doesn’t sound all that …

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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …

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UTG PREMIERE: Marco Featuring Keano Spitta – “WITIT”

We have been featuring a lot of new talent as of late, but the amount of fresh hip-hop appearing on UTG has admittedly been low. We aim to change that this afternoon, however, and we’ve recruited some of our favorite young talents to help make that happen.

Kicking off 2015 with a bang, WFFW member Marco is back at it with the uptempo ride-out anthem titled “WITIT.” This is the third single from his anticipated mixtape, “$tudio Night$,” and in our opinion it’s one of his best tracks to date. Produced by Tay on the Beat, the song features Marco …

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Mew Stream “Satellites,” Announce New Album ‘+ -’

The most important Danish band of the last decade has broken their nearly five-year silence. And that broken silence comes in the form of a new single as well as an album announcement.

Mew, who put out one killer record in 2009 entitled No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, has announced the follow-up which will be called + - (said plus minus).

With that they have also released the first single, “Satellites,” as well as announced some European tour dates. …

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Nina Corcoran’s ‘Best of 2014′ in Music

If there’s anything to be certain of when it comes to music, it’s that you can’t control when it strikes you. In a year filled with violence, racism, disease, and political stumblings, our brains were in overdrive trying to do the right thing. For most, music serves as an escape. It articulates emotions and brings events to life, painting the world in colors we simply don’t have physical copies of, transforming the way we experience life. That level of control keeps us from finding out how music is meant to best illustrate our lives. We have to give songs another …

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Mariage Blanc Announce ‘No Autobiography,’ Stream “Blue Eyes”

One of our 9 Artists To Watch in 2015, indie rock quartet Mariage Blanc have finally made the announcement we’ve been anxious to hear. Their newest release, No Autobiography, will be available sometime this Spring, and the album’s exceptional lead single is available to stream now.

Premiering today over at HuffPost, “Blue Eyes” is smooth, melancholy indie pop at its finest, appearing to draw influences from such acts as Elliott Smith, Real Estate, and The Radio Dept. Following up their excellent (and criminally overlooked) 2013 EP, Undercurrents, the Pittsburgh natives will be delivering a surefire contender for …

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Hit The Lights Stream New Single, “Fucked Up Kids”

Earlier today, Ohio’s Hit The Lights joined forces with Alternative Press to share the first single off their highly anticipated album, Summer Bones. Experience “Fucked Up Kids” by following the jump below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

“’Fucked Up Kids’ is inspired by the fear older generations tend to have of a younger generation that they can’t understand or relate to,” vocalist Nick Thompson told AP. “That same younger generation recycles that fear onto the next and causes these ideological rifts between us. We end up with this weird tug-of-war with each generation claiming …

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Hear In Tall Buildings’ Melodic ’70s Pop on “Unmistakable”

On February 17, indie rock solo project In Tall Buildings will drop his sophomore album, Driver. It’s a moody record of intimate vocals and quiet funk based off what we’ve heard so far, and now with his newest single, “Unmistakable,” streaming online, we can go ahead and tell you it’s one of our most anticipated underdog releases of the year.

The Chicago native isn’t looking to reinvent the past. His nods to Peter Gabriel and Afropunk are woven in with the natural efforts of someone blending electronic pop and synth funk in their head. With Erik Hall’s warm vocals, …

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Meek Mill Drops “Monster” & Reaffirms His Hip-Hop Dominance

Meek Mill spent a good portion of 2014 incarcerated, and it was because of that time away that his long-awaited Sophomore album was pushed from September to the new year. We still don’t know when Dreams Worth More Than Money will arrive, but late last night we got a new track that has put the entire rap community on its head.

“Monster” is the full-length version of “The Get Back,” a freestyle that surfaced earlier in the month. The track finds Meek Mill going in over a Jahill Beats production with the wit, speed, and intelligence that has become his …

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Hear N.E.R.D. Reunite on “Squeeze Me”

Funk hip-hop band N.E.R.D., the moniker for trio Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, got back together to put out their first new song in four years, a recorded follow-up to their onstage appearance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles last month. The song, titled “Squeeze Me,” is from the new upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie and is their first new material since 2010′s Nothing.

“Squeeze Me” is an appropriately bright, fun, tropical song to fit the film. When Variety sat down with Hugo to discuss the song in more depth, he explained …

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Ring in 2015 With MØ’s New Song “New Years Eve”

Danish pop singer Karen Marie Ørsted donned the moniker and has turned 2014 into her shining year. With her gorgeous debut LP No Mythologies To Follow and several jaw-dropping sets at festivals, she began hiking her way up the charts as a star. Today, she raises her glass to the last 12 months in a beautiful, emotive new song titled “New Years Eve.”

The mellow number draws several comparisons to Lykke Li thanks to somber drawls and melancholic piano. As she traces issues from this year, Ørsted looks to the future with hopes to forget the difficulties that clouded …

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Author Continue to Dazzle with New Single, “Wander”

Atlanta, Georgia’s Author have teamed with AbsolutePunk to begin streaming the second single off their highly anticipated debut album, Of Brighter Days. Titled “Wander,” it is preceded by the equally gorgeous “Regret,” and can be enjoyed in full at the bottom of this post.

A vivid, airy track, “Wander” wastes no time getting acquainted. Head-bobbing instrumentals offer a warm welcome before exploding into a bevy of beautifully layered vocals, while tasteful guitar work keeps things interesting throughout. Wonderfully complex and expertly arranged, let us know if you’re a fan in the comments section below.

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