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UTG PREMIERE: Get A Sneak Peak Of BoyMeetsWorld’s New Record, ‘Become Someone’

BoyMeetsWorld (you know, that one pop-punk band named after the obviously superior angsty coming-of-age sitcom) is gearing up for the busiest year of their band’s young career. Along with being slated to appear on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, the band is gearing up to drop their debut full-length record, Become Someone.

The record, which is filled with hard-hitting and memorable pop-punk and pop-rock hooks, is due out June 16, but we have an exclusive teaser of every song on the record streaming after the jump. Check out what the band had to say about releasing these snippets …

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Senses Fail Release Disconcerting Music Video For “The Importance Of The Moment Of Death”

In November of last year, New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Senses Fail announced that they will be entering the studio and releasing Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, their impending sixth studio album, some time this summer. Lead singer Buddy Nielsen describes the effort as “the complete documentation of my transformative spiritual experience from the darkness to the light.”

The new record is officially scheduled for a June 30 release via Pure Noise. Below you will find the music video for its lead single, entitled “The Importance Of The Moment Of Death.” The video features a frighteningly accurate depiction of …

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Warped Tour Announces Comedy Tent

It seems that Kevin Lyman is trying to appeal to a new audience by adding some comedians to this year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup. The festival released a video shot by Grant Cotter announcing that he, and handful of other comedians, will be heading out on the tour this summer. You can read Cotter’s announcement video below.

I have seen a number of naysayers and the like express some outrage at the idea of a music festival hosting a comedy tent, but the news has also been well-received amongst many others. I personally think it’s a great way to give …

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Warped Tour Announces Acoustic Basement Lineup

We are only a few months away from the kickoff of this year’s Vans Warped Tour, which means a slew of artists are being added to the lineup every week. This week we get to find out the full lineup of the Acoustic Basement.

There will be twelve artists performing in the tent, including Say We Can Fly, Brian Marquis, Aaron West and more. You can find the names of all twelve artists below.

If you haven’t secured yourself a ticket yet, you can still do so by heading on over to Warped Tour’s website. Be sure …

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UTG TV: Mod Sun Discusses ‘Look Up,’ Warped Tour, And Jody Highroller

The happiest hippy you’ll ever meet is gearing up for the busiest season of his career. UTG TV was able to sit down with Mod Sun at his first stop of ‘The Look Up Tour’ in Las Vegas. We got all the details on his new record, Look Up, from special guests and instrumentation, to an exclusive reveal on his guest spoken word track featuring Tech N9ne.

If that wasn’t enough, Mod Sun gives us a sneak peek into what life on Vans Warped Tour will be like on the road with the Neon Icon himself, Riff Raff

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Head North And Have Mercy Comment On Front Porch Step

Within hours of Front Porch Step announcing the cancellation of all current tour plans, two of the bands who planned on sharing the road with singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh in coming months have broken their silence regarding the recent sexual harassment allegations.

Head North and Have Mercy were two of the groups planning to support Mcelfresh on Front Porch Step’s first US headlining tour. That series of shows was originally scheduled to begin on February 9, but those plans were cancelled in recent days. Both Have Mercy and Head North are now speaking out against McElfresh, and we’ve included both …

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Front Porch Step Issues New Statement, Cancels All Tour Plans

The controversy surrounding Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has taken another turn. Just three days after breaking his silence to fans and press, McElfresh has issued a second statement informing fans that he has decided to suspend all current tour plans.

Writing to fans through Facebook, which has become the source of all Front Porch Step communication in recent days, McElfresh explained that he is still very much processing everything that has transpired in recent days. He wrote:…

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Front Porch Step Removed From Pure Noise Records Roster, Socials

Capping off a week filled with rumors and allegations of sexual harassment, Front Porch Step is apparently no longer a part of the Pure Noise Records family.

Early this morning, a diligent UTG reader brought to our attention the fact Front Porch Step, otherwise known as Jake McElfresh, has been removed from the roster page of Pure Noise Records’ official site. The two recordings the label released over the last year are still listed on the releases, but all other mentions seem to have been removed at some point in recent days.

A quick look at the label’s Facebook

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Front Porch Step Releases Statement Addressing Sexual Harassment Rumors

It’s the first day of the new year, but before we can look ahead to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead we have one bit of 2014 drama left to sort out.

Last night, while many of you were likely partying away the final day of the year, Front Porch Step – aka Jake McElfresh – took to his official Facebook to post what is believed to be the first in a series of messages addressing rumors that he engaged in predatory sexual behavior with minors. The statement is short and more than a little bit vague, but it’s the …

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Front Porch Step Breaks Silence

The internet has been buzzing over rumors and allegations that Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has been sexually harassing underage fans through text for months (if not longer). We brought you the original story just yesterday afternoon, and since that time the petition to have FPS removed from Warped Tour has received almost 4,000 additional signatures. No new information has come to light since then, or at least nothing we feel comfortable posting here on UTG, but just after midnight Wednesday morning McElfresh updated his official Twitter page.

“I am aware of everything going on …

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Front Porch Step Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Label Responds

Editor’s note: Before we begin, I want to make it clear that this story is still very much developing. In the days and even weeks ahead some details may change, but at the time of posting everything in this article has been fact checked…twice.

Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has been accused by at least a half-dozen young people of sexually harassing them through text. The allegations range from sexually explicit messages and requests for nude photographs, to sending underage females naked pictures of himself. The accusations began surfacing on Tumblr early in December, but …

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Vans Warped Tour Looking For Interns In Los Angeles And Chicago

Looking for a social media or marketing internship that will earn you some college credits? If you are in the Los Angeles or Chicago area, you should consider interning with the folks who run Vans Warped Tour. They are currently looking for undergrads who are passionate about music to intern for them in those two cities from late January to mid June next year. It’s a great way to get some hands on experience in your field as well as work with people who have passion about music.

A list of roles they are looking to fill and in which …