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Gerard Way Streams Debut Solo Album, ‘Hesitant Alien’

Since its announcement earlier this summer, loyal listeners everywhere have been eagerly awaiting Gerard Way’s debut solo album, Hesitant Alien. Now, on the first day of autumn, it seems that the wait is finally over. You can stream the former MCR frontman’s latest effort by clicking through the jump below.

If you’d like to catch him live, Way currently has a few shows lined up stateside, along with a handful of Japanese dates. Let us know if you’ll be attending in the replies.

You still have time to pre-order Hesitant Alien before it hits shelves next Tuesday, …

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All The Cool Kids Are Falling With Tove Lo’s “Thousand Miles”

Swedish pop star Tove Lo is ramping up promotion for the September 30 release of her debut album by sharing a new song titled “Thousand Miles.”

Tove Lo has always promoted herself as an honest pop artist. Where many singers and songwriters attempt to find mainstream appeal with stories that everyone can relate to, Tove Lo chooses to use her own experiences to fuel the writing that goes into her songs. When you hear of someone having their heart broken, you know it’s either Tove Lo or someone she dated. It’s real, and in my opinion that is what makes …

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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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Required Listening: Florida Georgia Line – “Anything Goes”

“Alabama on the boombox, Baby. Bout to get a little boondocks crazy…”

Country megastars Florida Georgia Line have released the title track from their highly-anticipated new album in advance of the record’s October 14 release.

Anything Goes” was originally teased at the beginning of September when videos of Florida Georgia Line performing the song in concert began to appear online. The group responded to the videos by sharing a quick snippet of the song, which has since become one of the most read posts of the month on UTG. Today, just a week after releasing the promotional track …

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Required Listening: Kendrick Lamar – “I”

There is an entire generation walking the planet today who may have very well lived their entire lives without knowing of or listening to the work of The Isley Brothers. Thanks to Kendrick Lamar however, that is about to change.

This morning, Kendrick Lamar broke his long-standing radio silence with the release of a new song titled “I.” The track, which samples the Isley Brothers’ “That Lady,” is the first track to surface from the Compton raised artist since the release of his debut album nearly two years back. You can stream the song, in full, at the end of …

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Flying Lotus Shares New Song “Coronus, The Terminator”

Producer, electronic musician, and general genius Flying Lotus drops his highly-anticipated new album, You’re Dead!, via Warp Records on October 7. It’s a massive 19-track release that is following up 2012′s brilliant Until The Quiet Comes with a more jazz-oriented setup and guest star studded flair. In anticipation of the release, he’s shared single “Coronus, The Terminator.”

Unlike the rhythmic flurry of “Moment of Hesitation” and the edgy point of Kendrick Lamar collab “Never Catch Me,” this song strolls down the psychedelic route with a leisurely yawn. Things begin to get dark at one point, …

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Listen to Jessie Ware’s New Single “Kind Of … Sometimes … Maybe”

There’s only a few weeks left until UK singer Jessie Ware shares her follow-up album to 2012′s breakout Devotion. The album, titled Tough Love, drops October 21 via PMR/Island Records. In support of the release, she’s shared single “Kind Of … Sometimes … Maybe.” It’s a bit different than the gorgeous “Say You Love Me” and the title track, but maybe that’s because fellow R&B crooner Miguel helped her write this one.

“The British prude in me was nearly banished when I had to whisper sweet nothings for this track,” Ware said to Complex when explaining how …

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Snarl (Parker Cannon of The Story So Far) Stream Debut Demo

A few days back, The Story So Far’s Parker Cannon took to social media to announce the existence of Snarl, a hardcore side project that he planned to soon make a reality. We were as eager as anyone to hear what this new undertaking had to offer, and I’m pleased to report that after only two days, we have our answer. You can stream Snarl’s debut demo, via Bandcamp, after the break.

Featuring Cannon on guitar, bass, and vocals, and Cam Mcbain on drums, this gritty four-song attempt is a mere 5 minutes in length, and a far …

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UTG PREMIERE: Nemes – “Black Streak”

With a little more than a month to go before their long awaited full-length debut arrives in stores, New England folk rock outfit Nemes have joined forces with UTG to share a brand new song.

It’s hard to know the right way to describe the sound of Nemes to someone who has never encountered their unique take on music. The best explanation I have been able to put together is asking people to imagine what would happen if My Morning Jacket had a baby with Mumford And Sons while listening to acoustic-driven emo music from the early millennium. I know …

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The Rural Alberta Advantage Stream “Runners In The Night”

The Rural Alberta Advantage, a wildly underrated act, have an album of the year contender on their hands with Mended With Gold, their newest full-length which comes out on September 30.

Following two fantastic singles in “Terrified” and “On The Rocks,” the band are currently streaming a third, entitled “Runners in the Night,” over at Stereogum. The newest taste of Mended With Gold is probably the most straightforward we’ve been offered yet but it should have easy crossover appeal for fans of modern day indie-folk and earlier genre pioneers such as Bob Dylan …

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UTG Premiere: Vanities – ‘Dead Beats’ EP

Just a year after bursting onto the hardcore scene with their incredible debut, New England’s Vanities are back with a killer new record that might be your favorite heavy release of the fall.

The world of heavy music has become incredibly underwhelming in recent years, at least on the side of things that caters to younger audiences. The vast majority of bands making it in the quote/unquote ‘alternative’ scene have all become clones of one another, ripping off whatever new idea is popular this year in order to cash in long enough to book another nationwide tour. Still, in the …

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Trophy Eyes Announce Debut Album, ‘Mend, Move On,’ Stream Lead Single

After signing to Hopeless Records back in April, earlier today, Australia’s Trophy Eyes announced that their debut full-length, Mend, Move On, will hit shelves worldwide on November 4 (our friends down under will be able to pick up a copy 5 days ahead of time, on October 31). Check out the record’s track listing and cover art after the break.

Additionally, the Newcastle quintet has unveiled a new music video for the album’s lead single, “In Return.” A hard-nosed thrasher that showcases the outfit’s gritty take on pop punk, check it out below and let us know what you …