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Stream Wand’s Excellent Debut Album ‘Ganglion Reef’

LA-based four-piece Wand drop their garage rock debut, Ganglion Reef, next week via God? Records. The highly-anticipated release sees Cory Hanson (vocals, guitar, synth), Evan Burrows (drums), Daniel Martens (guitar), and Lee Landey (bass) burning a hole in the sun and letting their trippy pop songs sizzle out due to the heat of a band who’s truly on fire. To tease the release, they’re streaming the album in full over at Hype Machine.

We were caught off guard by their psychedelic lead single “Flying Golem” and again by the slow roll of “Broken Candle.” …

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Stream Rustie’s New Album ‘Green Language’

After hearing a few tracks already from the album, including the crazy-good song “Attak” featuring Danny Brown, Rustie’s new full-length, Green Language, is now available for streaming over on Pandora.

Green Language, the follow-up to the 2011 release of Glass Swords, will be released on Warp Records next week, on August 26.

Head over and take a listen, and let us know what you think below in the comments.…

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Katy Perry Shares “This Is How We Do” Remix Featuring Riff Raff

The Neon Icon has officially become besties with the girl behind everyone’s Teenage Dream.

Katy Perry is always rumored to be dating someone, regardless of whether or not the press has any proof of the alleged romance. In recent weeks, the person Perry has most often been connected to is Riff Raff, the outrageous rapper who is often known as the most viral man in hip-hop. The pair deny they’re anything more than best friends, but today they took a step towards being more than just friends by collaborating on the official remix of Perry’s infectious “This Is How …

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Puff Daddy And Guy Gerber Release ’11 11′ Album (For Free)

There was a rumor not too long ago that Puff Daddy and producer/DJ Guy Gerber were working on an album together. The story quickly spread around the net, but when no music surfaced in the immediate future people moved on. To be perfectly honest, we even thought the whole thing was a hoax, as our tiny critic minds could never imagine what would happen when those two creative minds got together.

Turns out, the album is very real. In fact, it’s complete and ready to be added to your music collection, for free, today.

Yesterday (August 21), Puff Daddy turned …

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Ultimate Painting’s Debut Single Is Your End of Summer Jam

We’re pretty sure we just found the only good thing about summer ending: a new single to soundtrack your final sunsets. Indie rock duo Ultimate Painting are putting out their self-titled debut on October 28 via Trouble In Mind, and lead single “Winter In Your Heart” is what we need right now.

If their voices sound familiar, that’s because Ultimate Painting is Jack Cooper from Mazes and James Hoare from Veronica Falls. The self-titled debut was recorded on tape in Hoare’s flat over the course of a few months, aiming to capture the beautiful simplicity of Ray Davies, early-70s New …

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The Rural Alberta Advantage Stream “On The Rocks”

Following the release of “Terrified,” the excellent lead single from their forthcoming LP, Mended With Gold, The Rural Alberta Advantage are gifting us another taste of what’s to come on the new effort.

“On The Rocks” is an entirely different track than “Terrified” as it abandons the driving, folky guitar and gets led by some synth, percussion, and faint piano parts. Even as different as it is, it continues to heighten our anticipation for Mended With Gold on September 30. Both tracks so far have perfectly shown the vocal compatibility between Nils Edenloff and Amy Cole, and the way …

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Texas In July Give You A Reason To Rage With “Sweetest Poison”

Equal Vision Records hard rock outfit Texas In July have released a new song titled “Sweetest Poison” that is one click away from kicking your ass.

This time last year it was unclear whether or not the world would ever hear from Texas In July again. After years together, including multiple releases, frontman Alex Good decided that life on the road was no longer the path for him. The rest of the band took this time to step back and reevaluate their own lives, but they ultimately settled on pushing ahead and recruited J.T. Cavey to help take their sound …

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Stream Mega Bog’s New Single “Cologne In The Night”

We were first introduced to Mega Bog with their brazen track “Year of Patience” after they announced their debut album, Gone Bananawould be out September 23 via Couple Skate. Now the lo-fi jazz rock group are ready to share a little more off the release, this time sharing “Cologne In The Night.”

A slow number that plays up the evening’s sultriness, “Cologne In The Night” sees Mega Bog seizing bathroom acoustics for a saxophone strut reminiscent of the ’80s. Frontwoman Erin Birgy sings with a pained tone that strikes with heartbroken familiarity, too. It’s dark, spacious, …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Artist: Taylor Swift
Single: “Shake It Off”
Album: 1989
Genre: Pop

Taylor Swift returned to the international stage earlier this week with the release of her new single, “Shake It Off.” The song is the first track to surface of Swift’s highly-anticipated new album, 1989, and it ushered in a whole new sound and style for the girl who has spent the better part of the last decade as America’s pop music sweetheart. If you missed the premiere, or if you simply need a few minutes to experience the single again, click below to view the track’s …

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ALBUM STREAM: Ty Segall – ‘Manipulator’

The god of garage rock is back. After a rousing performance on Conan last week, Ty Segall is now prepped and ready to share his whole album with the world. In anticipation of its release, he’s streaming Manipulator in full before it comes out August 26 via Drag City.

Instead of whipping out an album’s worth of songs in two days, Segall took his time in studio with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, !!!, Wild Flag) this time around. He’s decided to keep the 1000 lbs. of fuzz that plod around his songs, but pile on orchestration, strings, and …

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Transit Announce ‘Joyride,’ Reveal October Tour With Such Gold And Driver Friendly

Boston rock outfit Transit have announced plans to release their newest full-length, Joyride, on October 21 through Rise Records. No single was released alongside the announcement, but the band did reveal plans for a short headlining tour, as well as a new song snippet.

Starting with the tour, Transit will be headlining a two-week run with support from New York punk rockers Such Gold and Texas heartthrobs Driver Friendly. It’s essentially the perfect tour for anyone who reads UTG, and it’s hitting many cities between Boston and Michigan in late October. The full list of dates are as …

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Stream Caribou’s Excellent New Single “Our Love”

The fact that Caribou will be dropping Our Love in two months is a little more than exciting. The album, which drops October 6 via City Slang, is the Canadian electronic musician’s first full-length in four years, following up 2010′s excellent Swim. This summer has been nothing but nonstop plays of the lead single “Can’t Do Without You,” so now that we have a new single on our hands, we’re ready to toss it on the record player for some new Caribou airplay.

“Our Love” showcases Dan Snaith getting down to business. Instead of the playful repetition of …