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All Get Out Have Done It Again With “Movement”

Earlier this month, we were both surprised and elated that All Get Out were finally back with new material and more on the way. After the painfully long wait since 2011′s The Season, the band announced that they would be releasing a new EP through Bad Timing Records on April 14. That news was paired with the excellent lead single, “Balance.”

Today, Brooklyn Vegan have the honor of premiering the EP’s title track, and it’s another pitch perfect addition to the growing AGO catalogue. “Movement” features all the elements we love about All Get Out: a big, …

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Mariage Blanc Stream Another Excellent Single From ‘No Autobiography’

Last month, we were lucky enough to premiere a brand new track from Mariage Blanc, one of our ‘9 Artists To Watch in 2015.’ Today, the indie rock four-piece is streaming another new song over at GroundSounds.

“Silent Nations” is the third track to surface from the band’s upcoming album, No Autobiography, and it’s tied for our favorite with every other song on the album. Yeah, it’s that good. We’ve made the comparisons before but if this is your first Mariage Blanc experience, you might find similarities to Real Estate, Elliott Smith, Melpo Mene or …

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UTG PREMIERE: Charlie Sztyk – “Wed”

​​​​Charlie Sztyk is an artist who deserves to be on every folk, indie, and pop lover’s radar – on the minds and in the ears of any music lover in general really. We’re honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Sztyk’s work with “Wed,” a new single from his forthcoming album, The Arc, which will be released later this year in two parts.

“Wed” is unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s dark and poignant in tone and lyricism, inspired by trying times and situations in Sztyk’s life, involving family and internal battles. It contains elements of …

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The Japanese House Astounds With “Pools To Bathe In”

A few weeks ago, we heard The Japanese House for the first time when “Still” surfaced, seemingly out of nowhere. We were pretty blown away – but now, the elusive and enigmatic London native has returned with “Pools To Bathe In,” the title track from her debut EP, set to release on April 27 via Dirty Hit.

This new track has managed to take our collective breath away. Fans of Copeland, the equally-talented youngster Låpsley, and maybe even Imogen Heap will likely agree that the 19-year-old Amanda Bain is on an inevitable rise to greatness in the indie …

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Stream The New Album from Strung Out, ‘Transmission.Alpha.Delta’

The new album from punk rock veterans Strung Out is finally upon us. It has been nearly six years since the release of Agents of the Underground, and now we are able to check out the follow-up, Transmission.Alpha.Delta.

Don’t expect any pulled punches from this band – they know what they’re good at, and this album is no different. This band knows exactly how to mix metal and punk and keep it exciting, heavy and catchy all at the same time.

The album is now streaming, so check it out below. Also stay tuned for our review of …

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Blur Share “Lonesome Street” From ‘The Magic Whip’

The creativity of Damon Alburn never ends. This time around, his breakout band, Blur, is finally releasing new material. And so far, since the announcement, we’ve heard two new songs, and it has done nothing but increase our level of excitement.

The third song, and apparently the last that will be shared prior to the release of the album, The Magic Whip, is “Lonesome Street.”

The track is undeniably British, and possibly will remind you of Magical Mystery Tour/Sgt. Peppers-era Beatles. Another snazzy song, which is making it harder to wait until April 27.…

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Sufjan Stevens Streams Beautiful New Album, ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Sufjan Stevens is streaming his new LP, Carrie & Lowell, over at NPR’s First Listen.

A return to form for Stevens after his last LP, the electronic adventure known as Age Of Adz, Carrie & Lowell is an intimate folk journey named after his mother, who passed away in 2012. The album reignites memories of Sufjan traveling to Oregon in the summers with his mother and stepfather.

Featuring 11 tracks of melancholic folk music, Carrie & Lowell is a beautifully harrowing experience of fond memories, and the sorrow of dealing with passing.

Be sure to head over …

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ALBUM STREAM: Ryley Walker – ‘Primrose Green’

On  March 31, singer-songwriter Ryley Walker will be releasing his brand new full-length, Primrose Green, via Dead Oceans. It’s a highly anticipated release riding on the 24-year-old’s ability to create ’70s-style folk with mindblowing ease. If you’re a fan of Tim Buckley, John Martyn, or Van Morrison, give it a listen asap. It’s streaming in full over at NPR.

We’re already heard the impeccable jazz-influenced single “Sweet Satisfaction,” but the rest of the songs that follow suit are even more powerful. Ryley Walker uses Primrose Green as a springboard to let imagination come to life. The …

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Death Cab For Cutie Stream New Album, ‘Kintsugi’

After months of anticipation, Death Cab For Cutie have teamed with NPR.org to begin streaming their newest full-length effort, Kintsugi. Check it out, and let us know what you think in the replies below.

As fans are surely well aware, the outfit’s latest offering is their last to feature founding member Chris Walla, who announced his departure from the group last August. It follows 2011’s Codes and Keys. Which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

If you like what you hear, there’s still time to pre-order Kintsugi before it drops next Tuesday, March 31, through Atlantic …

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Listen to Hit The Lights’ New Album, ‘Summer Bones’

Following the release of several solid singles, Ohio’s Hit The Lights have begun streaming their highly anticipated new album, Summer Bones. Check it out after the break and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

A follow-up to 2012’s Invicta, the outfit’s latest offering is set to hit shelves this coming Tuesday, March 24, through Pure Noise Records. Pre-order it here.

In a few weeks, HTL will join Cartel on the ‘Chroma Ten-Year Anniversary Tour,’ after which they will kick off a headliner of their own. For a full list …

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ALBUM STREAM: Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Madness’

After sharing several hook-heavy singles, Orlando, Florida’s Sleeping With Sirens have begun streaming their highly anticipated new album, Madness, in full. Read our review of the record here, and give it a spin after the break.

SWS are about to kick off a hefty European run alongside Pierce the Veil and Issues. A full list of dates can additionally be found below.

A follow-up to 2013′s Feel, Madness hit shelves yesterday, March 17, through Epitaph Records. Score a copy here if you haven’t already.…

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Of Monsters And Men Announce New Album, Stream “Crystals”

Less than a week has passed since Mumford And Sons shared the first taste of their post-folk sound, and now it seems Of Monsters And Men want to prove they too have evolved since their debut. The band just announced a new album titled Beneath The Skin, and earlier today they shared a lyric video for the record’s first single.

I don’t know what I expected from “Crystals,” but I can promise you it wasn’t the song you’re about to hear. Of Monsters And Men have not completely abandoned the sound that made them top 40 mainstays, but like …