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Stream Paul McCartney’s “Hope For The Future” From ‘Destiny’

Bungie’s most recent title, Destiny, has been reported to officially be the “most pre-ordered video game IP in history.” That’s an incredibly impressive feat for the Halo series developers. These numbers probably aren’t due to the fact that Sir Paul McCartney scored the game but if you’ve been playing the shooter as much as myself and some other UTG staffers have been for the past couple of days, then you’ve likely noticed the brilliant music that accompanies the equally gorgeous visuals.

“Hope For The Future” serves as the game’s theme song. It’s a sprawling, 4-minute epic with signature McCartney …

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We Want The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Soundtrack On Cassette, Do You?

A week has passed since Marvel‘s Guardians Of The Galaxy debuted in theaters, and in that time the film has already grossed well over $100 million. That kind of revenue tells us that a slew of Guardians inspired merchandise is going to be hitting stores in the months ahead, and we’ve collectively settled on the one must-own item would like to see exist.

If you have seen Guardians Of The Galaxy then you will no doubt recall that Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is a mixtape contained on this outdated piece of technology known as a cassette. That format, …

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Stream the ‘Wish I Was Here’ Soundtrack

On July 18, Zach Braff’s followup to his directorial debut Garden State hits screens. The film, titled Wish I Was Here, deals with parent struggles, modern day woes, and, of course, a handful of great tunes. In a way, this film has been more hyped up for its soundtrack than for its plot, most of which has to do with why people love Garden State, too. Today the new soundtrack can be streamed in full along with Braff’s commentary.

We’ve already heard Bon Iver’s return-to-studio hit and the collaboration between Cat Power and Coldplay, but now we get …

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Check Out The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Soundtrack, An “Awesome Mix”

Now, a super hero movie isn’t generally the film you’d think to dig up the soundtrack for. Guardians of the Galaxy is no ordinary super hero movie, though (we hope). This is the movie that hinged its first trailer wholly and completely on Blue Swede’s “Hooked On A Feeling.” That is still, all these months later, kind of unbelievable.

This soundtrack is also, as Slash Film put it, “totally comprised of pop music. Some of it you know, some of it you might not.” It’s also all classic pop music – Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, The Runaways. …

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Listen to Bon Iver’s First New Song in 3 Years

Considering Justin Vernon certainly has not vanished from the music scene for a single year following Bon Iver‘s 2008 debut (which could technically be said for up to a decade predating that as well), it may come as a surprise that he hasn’t actually put out a track with Bon Iver in three years. After being roped in to contribute to the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s new movie Wish I Was Here alongside Coldplay, Cat Power, and The Shins (duh), he’s sharing their contribution, “Heavenly Father,” over at NPR.

Repeated, muted electronic loops play like ambient horns on “Heavenly …

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Members of Wilco and Cibo Matto to Score ‘Almost Sunrise’ Documentary

Award-winning director Michael Collins is working on a new documentary titled Almost Sunrise about the struggle to overcome the effects of war, and Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto are hopping on board to do the score.

Almost Sunrise follows Tom and Anthony, two Iraq war veterans, Tom and Anthony, on their 2,700-mile walk across their country to reflect on their traumatic experiences and restore themselves. Their hike is initially driven by a fear of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, but they soon discover there’s more light pushing them forward than darkness. It …

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Charli XCX Releases “Boom Clap” Music Video

Charli XCX has found plenty of success on the pop charts over the last year by collaborating with likes of Ariana Grande and Icona Pop, but for whatever reason US audiences have yet to give her the slew of solo hits we at UTG believe she deserves. That may soon change, however, thanks to the singer’s Fault In Our Stars contribution, “Boom Clap.”

This morning, Charli XCX released the official video for “Boom Clap.” The clip features a compilation of footage from the upcoming film The Fault In Our Stars with a series of performance pieces featuring Charli that are …

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Stream Lykke Li’s New Song From ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Lykke Li must be hungry, because the Swedish songstress has got a lot on her plate. Not only did she just release her new album I Never Learn this month, but she’s contributing songs to numerous films as well. Talk about an appetite.

Her new song, titled “No One Ever Loved,” was written as a part of the forthcoming soundtrack for The Fault In Our StarsIt’s emotional and poignant, just like the novel-turned-film. Her quiet, piano ballad structure is set up to get the tears running when the film comes out on June 6. Check it out after …

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Charli XCX Shares “Boom Clap” Off Newly Revealed ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Soundtrack

In a year dominated by young performers blurring the lines between indie and pop more than ever, Charli XCX and her quality 2013 offering True Romance (which turns 1 in three days) were overshadowed by powerhouses like Lorde, Haim, and Icona Pop.

Charli continues on undaunted, though, staying in the news for all the right reasons – a fun, punchy  new single; a couple of covers; and a spot on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Now she’s hopping on the trend of YA fiction-turned-blockbusters loading up soundtracks with hip artists. It’s not as cool as covering “I Want …

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LYRIC VIDEO: The Neighbourhood – “Honest”

The Neighbourhood have released a lyric video for their track “Honest.” The song is featured on the official soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The soundtrack is set to be released April 22. It can be pre-ordered now through iTunes. The soundtrack also features music from Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams and many more.

Head after the jump to check out the bare-bones lyric video. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2.  You can check out a trailer for the film here.…

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STREAM: Kendrick Lamar And Tame Impala’s “Backwards”

US hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar and Grammy award nominated Australian psychedelic-rock outfit Tame Impala have collaborated to produce “Backwards,” a re-imagining of Tame Impala’s 2012 hit “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” The track, which is taken from the film adaptation of Divergent, the highly-anticipated soundtrack to the first installation of Veronica Roth’s book trilogy, is available to stream after the jump.

A rather unorthodox pairing, “Backwards” features a series of passionate verses from Lamar juxtaposed against a gloriously washed out chorus from Tame Impala, to create a refreshing, unique and powerful listening experience.

“Backwards” is one of series …

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Listen To Janelle Monáe’s New Song For ‘Rio 2′

A lot goes into making animated movies memorable. From the music to the technology used to make curly hair realistic; everything is meticulously planned. Some of the catchiest songs have come from movies, a recent one that comes to mind would be “Let It Go” from Frozen. While I don’t think we have an Oscar winning song on our hands right now, the new single from the upcoming Rio sequel might make you want to get up and dance.

Janelle Monáe is easily one of our favorite artists right now, and she sang a song that will be on …