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Circa Survive Stream “Only The Sun”

Hold on to your butts, rock fans. Circa Survive have shared a new song off their forthcoming album and it’s guaranteed to make your day a bit better.

Titled “Only The Sun,” the latest offering off Descensus is a large and dramatic track that offers a little bit of everything Circa fans have come to expect from the alternative rock headliners. It’s not a great departure from their previous material, but on repeat listens it becomes increasingly clear that the band are trying to push their sound in new directions without abandoning the world of music that has supported them …

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CHVRCHES Stream ‘Hunger Games’ Contribution “Dead Air”

There was a time not too long ago when Lorde made headlines for sharing one of her contributions to the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Her song was great and everything fans had hoped the young singer would deliver, but she is not the only headline grabbing talent to have a new song featured on the highly-anticipated film’s soundtrack.

This morning, Scottish synth pop trio CHVRCHES shared a stream of a new song titled “Dead Air.” The song, which is also set to appear in Mockingjay Part 1, is everything you would expect from the …

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Wu-Tang Clan Drop New Single “Ruckus In B Minor”

We are fast-approaching the release of A Better Tomorrow, and early this morning the Wu-Tang Clan took steps to ensure our anticipation for its arrival remained high with the surprise release of a new song.

Titled “Ruckus In B Minor,” the latest single from Wu-Tang Clan relies on live instrumentation to create a beat for the crew to ride. This is thrilling in some ways, but also pulls the grip further away from the gritty sound many fans have longed to hear brought back to the group’s music. I vibe with it however, and I think those with an …

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The Districts Announce New Album, Share Lead Single

We’ve had our eyes and ears on Pennsylvania quartet The Districts a lot this year. Their last release, Telephone, has been in consistent rotation here at UTG and they were easily one of our favorite acts at both Outside Lands and Lollapalooza. However, we’ve been craving some new jams from the youngsters.

Today, the band has announced their followup to Telephone and released the lead single as well. The album, titled A Flourish And A Spoil, will be released on February 10 via Fat Possum. The new track, “4th And Roebling,” is named after a special intersection …

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The Decemberists Stream “Make You Better”

Portland’s iconic indie-folk rockers, The Decemberists, have returned with news of their next release. It’s been a few years since the band’s last official studio album, 2011′s The King Is Dead, and fans have been patiently waiting for a followup to the country/bluegrass-inspired album.

At long last, The Decemberists have announced the upcoming What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, which is set for release on January 20. Early promotion for the album was provided by vocalist Colin Meloy, who was seen busking on street corners recently. Pre-orders, tracklist and tour info are all available …

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Hoodie Allen Drops “All About It” Video Featuring Ed Sheeran

Keeping fans hype on the material from his debut album, Hoodie Allen has delivered the official video for “All About It.”

Ed Sheeran is not the first name that comes to mind when asked to consider the best potential hip-hop features, but on “All About It” the pop chart-topper proves he’s got a set of skills that have rarely seen the light of day. Appearing opposite Hoodie both on the track and video, Sheeran steals the show early on with quick rhymes about life and experience. When it’s Hoodies time to shine however, no one can stand in his way. …

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Stream Damien Rice’s Highly Anticipated New Album, ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’

Following an extensive promotional campaign, Irish crooner Damien Rice has begun streaming his latest effort, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, via NPR. Give it a listen here, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy marks the Kildare native’s return to the mainstream, acting as a follow-up to 2007’s 9, which peaked at #22 on the US Billboard 200.

Though it is presently unclear as to how Rice will be supporting his newest record, it’s probably safe to expect some tour announcements in the months ahead. Follow UTG on Twitter

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Que Sera Release Free Cover Of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Today is Halloween, which means at some point in the coming hours you will peel off your work clothes and step into a costume that allows you to become whatever it is you have chosen to be this year. For some, that may be a zombie or a serial killer covered in fake blood. For others, a sexy Olaf costume may come in handy. Whatever the case may be for you, we must urge you to not leave your home without first adding Que Sera‘s new cover to your personal music collection.

Ever since it first hit radio …

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Damien Rice Becomes “The Greatest Bastard” With New Track

Another huge release that we’re greatly anticipating here at UTG is the new Damien Rice album, My Favorite Faded Fantasy. With already hearing the title track and then “I Don’t Want to Change You,” he continually leaves us begging for more. And now we have “The Greatest Bastard.”

He doesn’t stray from his niche in this song, but he continues to blow our minds with his craft. He crescendos and decrescendos so strategically that it crushes our hearts and makes us fall in love at the same time. As he sings “Am I just dreaming once again? …

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Stop What You’re Doing And Rage To Big K.R.I.T.’s “King Of The South”

This week the music industry has dedicated every speck of free space to praise and promote the new album from Taylor Swift. In a year where not a single artist has managed to go platinum with their album release, Swift is believed to be the last great hope for the music industry. If you’re someone who believes that to be true then you likely don’t understand how this business works. We don’t need platinum records in order to have success stories, just dedicated fans who support their favorite artist.

The reason I bring this up is because I believe …

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Stream Antarctigo Vespucci’s Energetic New EP

Cross-country collaborators Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) practically broke the internet when they released their EP Soulmate Stuff under the moniker Antarctigo Vespucci earlier this year, and now they’re doing it all over again.

Simply put, I’m So Tethered packs in some of the best aspects that we’ve come to love from the group’s debut release into a three-track EP. To top that off, Rosenstock’s vocal presence comes in much more strongly. This all comes in with great timing, since Antarctigo Vespucci will be leaving for their first ever tour …

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Rick Ross Streams “If They Knew” Featuring K Michelle

Keeping himself in the headlines while fans await the release of his new album, Rick Ross has shared yet another Hood Billionaire promotional single.

“If They Knew” is the kind of beat Rick Ross fans wait all year to hear the boss ride. It’s a fun and driving production, with a wonderful blend of instrumentation backing Ross’ gruff vocal delivery. The presence of K Michelle on the hook helps raise the track to a level of infectiousness the radio will embrace, but the verses would be just as strong without her accompaniment. You can stream the track below:…