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Stream Two Songs Lana Del Rey Wrote For Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

Lana Del Rey wrote two brand new songs for Tim Burton’s upcoming film Big Eyes, and early this morning both tracks found their way online.

I’m all for new Lana Del Rey at any time and for any reason, even if the project that inspired her latest work is a complete snoozefest. Yes, we have seen Big Eyes and no, we were not that impressed. What did stand out almost immediately however, was just how great the latest material from queen Lana sounded backing the flick. One sounds a bit like her debut, while the other feels like an …

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Action Bronson And Danny Brown Deliver “Bad News”

Sometimes a song comes along that feels like it was created with you in mind. For all of us at UTG, this is one of those tracks.

Grand Theft Auto V was recently reissued on the latest generation of gaming consoles, and along with the game’s updated look there were a slew of new songs added to the already killer soundtrack. The one that stood out to us almost immediately was “Bad News,” a gritty collaborative effort from Action Bronson and Danny Brown that serves as a strong reminder that these two are amongst the best in hip-hop right now. …

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Get In The Holiday Spirit With Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me”

Today is December 1, which means we have 24 days until Christmas! To get us in the mood for the holiday, what better person to ask than current pop sensation Ariana Grande to give us a Christmas pop song that will surely be a hit in the weeks to come?

The pop star released a new Christmas song, titled “Santa Tell Me,” with a sound pleasantly similar to Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” With this song though, Grande sings directly to jolly old Saint Nick: “Santa tell me if you’re really there / …

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Jennifer Lawrence May Soon Have Her First Top 40 Hit

In a world where major studios control most films and major labels control most widely promoted artists, it’s sometimes hard to believe that there is still a place for fans to turn certain songs into hits that may otherwise never be given a chance to shine. This happens when small artists blow up, such as Smallpools, but as we learned with Anna Kendrick and Pitch Perfect it can also apply to film. “Cups (When I’m Gone)” was a smash at radio, as well as the Billboard singles chart thanks entirely to fan demand, and now it seems …

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Frank Ocean Shares New Song “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is finally back. After the success of his debut studio album, Channel Orange, in 2012, the Odd Future crooner has been back in his studio working on his follow-up full-length. The last material we heard from him was back in March of this year when he teamed up with Diplo and members of The Clash for free mp3 “Hero.” Today, he returns with a short new song that satisfies our sweet tooth until a new LP is announced.

The song, titled “Memrise,” sees Frank Ocean asking a lover to come over, dazzling his tale with …

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Quavo (Migos) Responds To Recent Robbery With “Tha Truth”

A week after being assaulted and robbed following a performance outside our nation’s capital, Migos member Quavo has released a song he hopes will reach those responsible.

Here’s what we know to be fact: Last week, Quavo and the rest of Migos were performing in Washington D.C. At the end of the night, Migos were leaving the club when they were approached by people claiming to be associated with rapper Fat Trel. Mayhem soon ensued, and in the midst of the chaos someone snatched Quavo’s gold chain. This information eventually made it to rap blogs, and over the last …

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Manchester Orchestra Release Breathtaking Music Video For “The Ocean”

Manchester Orchestra have released two great versions of their latest material in the aggressive COPE and the more elegant, stripped-down HOPE in the same year. That is definitely an epic achievement given the band’s ongoing touring schedule to further promote the releases.

A music video for the piano-driven HOPE version of “The Ocean” was released today, premiering on Team Coco. The video depicts world record holder deep sea diver William Trubridge swimming throughout the depths of the ocean with directors kitty + frido capturing every moment.

Check out the music video for “The Ocean” below and if you haven’t …

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ALBUM STREAM: She & Him ‘Classics’

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, otherwise known as She & Him, have returned with their unprecedented brand of unfiltered and unabridged stripped-down pop with the release of their new record, Classics.

The record, which is set to release on Dec. 2, is a collection of covers cleverly re-defined by the duo. Songs such as Frank Sinatra’s “Time after Time,” and Jo Stafford’s “Teach Me Tonight,” take on a new light with the She & Him touch.

Stream the record in full now via NPR’s First Listen. The album, due out just in time for the holidays, is …

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Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs they had to cut.

The tracks will surface on a new EP, titled Settledvia Topshelf Records, of which the title track has already surfaced. The first of the cut songs is “Built For.” It dabbles in the warmth of ’90s emo …

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Made In Heights Stream Affecting New Single, “Panther”

West Coast “beauty slap” duo, Made In Heights, never keep fans waiting for too long before offering up new material. Following the release of “Ghosts” in September, Kelsey and Sabzi are back with one of their most solid efforts yet in “Panther.”

“Panther” is poignant and haunting with a hypnotic haze that’s nearly impossible to escape as Kelsey expresses a longing that’s all too familiar. There are gorgeous vocal layers and string elements that add a welcome elegance to the track. “Panther” serves as a perfect soundtrack for the season and furthers our anticipation for Made In …

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First Aid Kit Release Perfect Cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”

Two of the most beautiful musical minds currently creating have released an unsurprisingly gorgeous cover of one of the greatest songs ever recorded, by one of the most beloved duos of all time.

Simon & Garfunkel’s popular Bookends cut, “America,” seems an appropriate song choice–minus the young lovers aspect originally intended–given the Swedish sister duo’s current US tour outing. However, this is actually a track they’ve been playing live for some time now, just finally releasing a proper studio version for fans to enjoy. First Aid Kit don’t reinvent the 1968 release necessarily, but they certainly update it, making it …

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Ghostface Killah Releases Track from ’36 Seasons’

Ghostface Killah is on a creative rampage. Not only does Wu-Tang Clan have new music coming soon, he also has an album coming out in February with BADBADNOTGOOD. And now he’s announced 36 Seasons, a solo effort, which will be released before the year’s end.

This track, “The Battlefield,” also features Kool G Rap, AZ and Tre Williams, and is the second single to surface from 36 Seasons. Clocking in at just under four minutes, we get a quick verse from Ghostface, with some instrumentals that resemble some of the classics from Supreme Clientele. Again, it’s a …