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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 …

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Listen to ODESZA’s New Single “Say My Name” (feat. Zyra)

In less than a month, electronic duo ODESZA will drop their sophomore LP, In Return, on Counter Records. The two are finally swapping out vocal samples for real guest artists, and it’s definitely paying off. We were smitten with their first single, “Memories That You Call” (feat. Monsoonsiren), and now we’re head over heels for “Say My Name.” With a guest vocalist as equally sweet and dangerous-sounding as Zyra, it’s hard not to be.

If anything, this just proves they know how to make the type of blissful drops that sound good in headphones and booming center …

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Anti-Flag Release Alternate Version of “Police Story” in Wake of Ferguson Tragedy

There’s no hiding the fact that the events that have taken place in Ferguson, MO have been utterly disgusting. In an act that fully embraces the positive “greater good” mentality of punk music, Anti-Flag have put in their effort to contribute to the Michael Brown Jr. memorial fund by releasing an alternate version of their song “Police Story” and offering it for $1 purchases through their Bandcamp page.

The song (which was originally released on their 1999 album, A New Kind of Army) can be heard following the jump alongside the band’s statement on the matter which they posted …

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UTG Album Premiere: Get Stoked – ‘Washington Street’

This is a fact we have no doubt mentioned a thousand times in the past, but UTG is a product of Michigan. We may have moved our offices several times since launching on the campus of Ferris State University in the spring of 2008, but that does not mean our hearts ever left the so-called Mitten State. Part of this is due to the fact the majority of our staff’s family still resides there, and the rest is due to the understanding that no other state offers a more robust or diverse collection of incredible unsigned talent than the 26th …

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Trinidad Jame$ Shares “Hating On Me” Featuring iLoveMakonnen

What we have here is a track that is bound to get far more attention because it was released this week instead of last, and I’ll tell you why: Drake.

Last week, iLoveMakonnen went from being a relatively unknown musician on the international scene to appearing on every major urban music blog after October’s Very Own, the one and only Drake, made an appearance on the young crooner’s “Tuesday.” I won’t say that his latest track is better than that single, but it certainly offers us another reason to keep iLoveMakonnen on our radar a little while longer.

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NGHBRS Urge You To Dance With “Golden Age”

Even though few details are known about their forthcoming EP, we’re still anxiously awaiting everything NGHBRS‘ next effort has to offer.

The newest single revealed, entitled “Golden Age,” is a fun-filled, anthemic pop-rock gem for fans of Bleachers and Grouplove. Vocalist Ian Kenny explained to Culture Collide, “‘Golden Age’ is an ode to my early 20s. Some of the strangest and most beautiful days of my life, so far. It’s about following your heart and passions, making mistakes, and growth.”

So what are you waiting for? Clear a little bit of room for dancing and stream the new …

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We’ve Been Given an “Invitation” From This Will Destroy You

Back in 2006, the first time I heard the name This Will Destroy You, I got excited, as I thought I was about to be introduced to a new grindcore band or something of that nature. To my surprise, though, the Texas quartet couldn’t have been further from the case genre-wise. To this day, TWDY remains one of my absolute favorite bands, one of which has provided me with many memories.

On September 18, the band will be releasing their first studio album since 2011′s Tunnel Blanket, and their first since they originally announced their disbanding in the …

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Bastille Keep Things Melancholy With The Debut Of “Bad News”

Bastille have had a banner year. In less than eighteen months this import pop rock outfit have quickly become one of the most played groups at radio, and along the way they’ve score a number of top 10 singles. Today, while still riding high off the success of their debut album, the members of Bastille shared a new song that is sure to punch you right in the feels.

“Oblivion” is the eighth song to be given the single treatment off Bastille’s latest full-length, and in early September the track will be released alongside one additional recording on the band’s …

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Zella Day Continues To Floor Us With “Compass”

Now, after four singles released, I’m wholly convinced that Zella Day can do no wrong. She has all the makings of a festival headliner and pop Goddess. All she needs is the promotional push to elevate her to those heights, and I see that happening in no time fast. Although the selfish part of me wishes that we could keep her all to ourselves in this lower-fame capacity, it won’t last.

To further the anticipation for her debut EP–due out September 23 via B3SCI Records–Day has released “Compass,” (via The 405) which serves as her least beat and synth-heavy …

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Black Tongue’s “Falsifier” Will Make Your Ears Bleed In The BEST Way

I’ve been longing for something almost overwhelmingly heavy this year. There have been some contenders, of course, but Black Tongue may have just taken the cake with “Falsifier.”

Featured on an EP of the same name that will be reissued by their new home of Century Media (and combined into one 14-track release with their Born Hanged EP), “Falsifier” is an absolute juggernaut of a metal offering. It’s a destroyer. An epic amalgam of all things heavy, angry, intense and destructive. In other words, we cannot get enough. All I can hope is that this sound is consistent throughout the …

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Alt-J Maintain Their Experimental Reign With “Every Other Freckle”

At this point, it’s nearly impossible to nail Leeds’ Alt-J down to one specific genre, and we’ve simply given up trying. In the long wait till the September 23 release of the newest album, This Is All Yours, we’ve been graced with two singles and two accompanying videos. Today, Alt-J have released a third new track from the album, entitled “Every Other Freckle,” and it might just be the most diverse of the three we’ve heard yet.

Combining some of the elements that have made up the band’s past works with tastes of numerous genres and gritty distorted guitar …