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Album Review: All The Ways You Let Me Down by Candy Hearts

It feels like the promotion around the new Candy Hearts album has been non-stop. Maybe it’s just me but the articles, interviews, and profiles seem endless. That is all going to end because the album is actually going to drop on June 10th. Sitting down with the album I was a little concerned because I’ve not enjoyed a second of the first single and leading track “I Miss You.” It might as well have been a different band with nigh absurd radio hooks that felt like they were ripped from a New Found Glory b-side...

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Who's Gonna Take You Home Tonight? A Review

Following up their commercial hit, White Crosses, Against Me! has released an EP, True Trans, a lead up to their full length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues.  And if the EP is any indication of the full length, Against Me! fans are going to be in for a change.  All that anger, rage, and disappointment, seems to have dispersed into melodic heartbreak.  

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UTP Reviews: Streetlight Manifesto's The Hands That Thieve

In order to prevent Cait from hunting me down and smothering me with a pillow in my sleep I will now proceed to write a review of The Hands That Thieve by Streetlight Manifesto.

The big reason that I haven’t written a review yet, besides being lazy, is that I really like to take my time with Streetlight Manifesto albums. Or album if you’re counting the ones that has been released since I started to write reviews. I wasn’t enthusiastic about Somewhere In The Between when it first came out, and it was not until a couple months later that I understood how good of an album it was. Things were quite different with The Hands That Thieve (THTT). From the first listen I was getting into nearly every track on the album. Time will tell, but this newest release may emerge as my overall favorite Streetlight album.

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Coca-Cola's Rosetta Stone And More From Phoenix- A Reivew

Four springs ago the radio was flooded with the sounds of this catchy song about last call in the fantasy version of Paris, it soundtracked every WB teen-angst TV show out there, and wouldn’t go away.  But did anyone really want the French New Wave darlings, Phoenix, to go away?  Such a fun poppy band, the world should be asking for more of them and less of the other crap floating around out there. 

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UTP Album Review: Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart

For almost a decade, Frank Turner has made his name traveling the world, putting on full-throttle acoustic sing-alongs in basements, clubs, arenas, and huge festival stages. I've seen him a couple of times, and have always been amazed by the energy he brings, and that the crowd gives back. His fifth full-length, Tape Deck Heart (out April 22), is a drastic change of pace compared to the past 7 or 8 years of what we're used to.

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