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UTG LIST: Essential Songs for Valentine’s Day

No one holiday hinges on personal outlook quite like Valentine’s Day. Presents are pleasant, and candy is dandy, but unlike these other annual undertakings, this particular celebration is totally dependent on one’s current state of being. For those deep in the throes of love, V-Day is not only welcomed, but anticipated, while the single and searching are usually much less enthused come February. Essentially, it’s the Lost of holidays—you either love it, or you think it’s the dumbest thing since the word “Bae.”

To celebrate this stark contrast, the UTG crew has assembled a list of songs for virtually any …

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The Starting Line May Release New Music in 2015

After speculation through the years and one-off holiday shows, it sure looks like Philadelphia, PA pop-punkers The Starting Line will be releasing some material when 2015 rings in.

This past Saturday, the band played their annual holiday show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, and as reported by PropertyOfZack, the band announced they would be releasing new music next year. There is no official announcement on whether it would be a full-length album, an EP or otherwise.

The only new material to come out from the quartet after 2007’s Direction is their track “Luck,” which they have played …

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Hear How To Dress Well Cover Taking Back Sunday’s “You Know How I Do”

Tom Krell, aka the neo-R&B crooner behind How To Dress Well, will be dropping his third album, What Is This Heart?, on June 24 via Weird World. We’ve already heard “Words I Don’t Remember” and “Repeat Pleasure” (as well as it’s heartbreaking music video), but now we get a new mixtape of covers, edits, and some of the music he’s been spinning recently as a peek into the record.

Considering What Is This Heart? is an “ambitious 21st century pop album,” the NO WORDS TO SAY: Songs for “What Is This Heart?” mixtape …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/13-4/19

Welcome to the Record Store Day Edition of Weekly Wax!

Hopefully you’ve already made the trek out to your favorite indie record store and come back with at least a few of the RSD-exclusive releases you were hoping to pick up. Let us know in the comments what you managed to score.

If you came up empty handed this year, there is no shortage of records to pick up online this week, starting with Shop Radio Cast’s pressing of Say Hello To Sunshine by Finch, the latest effort from Candy Hearts, and, of course, the 34xLP, $1750 Kiss

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/23-3/29

Welcome back to Weekly Wax!

Now that the bulk of the Record Store Day announcements are out of the way, we can get back to what you’ll be spending your money on before April 19 rolls around. This week’s highlights include a new pressing of The Starting Line‘s pop punk classic, Say It Like You Mean It, and Filter‘s Short Bus, as well as news on a couple cool film soundtracks, such as Waxwork Records‘ pressing of Creepshow.

Quite a few exciting new releases went up for pre-order this week as well. The latest …

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Watch The Starting Line Cover “Holiday” By The Get Up Kids

At this point in their career as a band, The Starting Line aren’t touring as much as today’s contemporaries, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If there’s one thing that we’ve come to learn from the recent Brand New ordeal, it’s these shows which come close to home [in this case, there’s about 60+ miles separating Starland Ballroom from TSL’s hometown of Philadelphia] that take on a whole new level of significance to fans. Towards the end of their headlining Christmas show this past Sunday, the pop punk group paid homage to The Get Up Kids through the …

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WATCH: Vacationer – Trip (Live on Last Call with Carson Daly)

You may have seen Vacationer’s name pop up here or there on the blogosphere, and rightfully so. Vacationer (Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line’s current project) was recently featured on Last Call with Carson Daly performing the songs “Good As New” and “Trip” from their 2012 release, Gone. 

For the past couple years, Last Call with Carson Daly has been doing an excellent job of featuring a ton of stellar footage from up-and-coming artists. More recently, Local Natives, Walk The Moon, The Walkmen, and now Vacationer.


Transit Accidentally Hits A Taxi Cab, Will Still Perform Tonight’s Show

Stoneham, Massachusetts natives, Transit just tweeted that they accidentally hit a cab driver on a snowy highway while heading to their show in Asbury Park, New Jersey tonight with The Starting LineFake Problems and RDGLDGRN.

“A cab driver came to a complete stop in front of us…on the highway…we hit him. What a jerk!” Transit tweeted.

The band then tweeted, “We’re okay! Just a little fender bender.”

Fortunately, Transit will still be performing at tonight’s show with The Starting Line. Whereas it’s great to hear that the band is okay, this only serves as a …

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LIVE VIDEO: The Starting Line – “Luck” [New Song]

After seeing the Starting Line a few weeks ago at the second Detroit date, I left completely satisfied. It was a fantastic performance with a killer set list.

That being said, I would have loved to hear a new tune called “Luck.” So far, it has only been played at a handful of dates on the Say It Like You Mean It Tour and a few shows in early 2011.

For those who didn’t get to see it live on either tour, we have a video for your home enjoyment. Check it out below.

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The Starting Line Add UK ‘Say It Like You Mean It’ Tour Date

Many bands have done tenth anniversary tours celebrating one of their albums – Taking Back Sunday with Tell All Your Friends, Finch with What It Is To Burn, and some others. The Starting Line has done this with Say It Like You Mean It, but now they’ve added one show in the UK to its tour.

On April 26, the band will be going to England. Their full statement was short and simple, saying “London you asked for it and we listened, we’re playing Say It Like You Mean It in its entirety. Only one show


The Starting Line Announce Openers For Tour

The Starting Line are one of several bands to get back together for a ten year anniversary tour recently, as have other Drive Thru Records label mates Finch. This kicks off in December, and has several different supporting acts across the dates: The Wonder Years, Fake Problems, Vinnie Caruana, Weatherbox, Morning Parade, More Amor, The Almost, Such GoldRDGLDGRN, and more. I mean that quite literally: the band says more supporting acts will be announced.

The full tour dates and support acts can be seen by clicking “Read more”.


The Starting Line To Release Super Rare LP On Vinyl

The good folks at Shop Radio Cast have something EXTRA Special. This will be the first ever official release of The Starting Line’s The Early Years also known as the We The People Sessions which is due out October 31, 2012. The album was recorded in 2001, right before the band signed to Drive Thru Records. This was supposed to be released originally on We The People Records, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “We The People Sessions”

Following the band’s signing to Drive Thru, a few of these songs appeared on the With Hopes of