New Music Playlist: Underoath, Jack White, BRMC And More

A playlist of new music that caught our attention this week, from bands you know and a few you don't.

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Welcome to our new series of music playlists.

We've spent the past week rooting through the latest music streams to share the latest and greatest new music with you. Hopefully there's something for everyone in here; hard metal, stadium rock, instrumental ambience, hardcore punk and even some old-school blues. Just skip through each track and you'll find something to love by the end.

We've changed the format a little since our first playlist last week. This time, the better-known acts are near the top.

Lesser-known acts are near the bottom of the list, so if you're looking for something fresh for your record collection, make sure you scroll down there.

Most importantly, we want to hear about which artists you like most. Your feedback will help us understand what genres you're most interested in, and the artists you pick up on have a better chance of news coverage in the future.

Time to hit play, starting with the best known acts. Onward!

Underoath "Sunburnt"

A new video for a song first released last November as part of their "Anthology 1999-2013" compilation. Not that they need video promotion - last October they announced they would breakup in 2013.

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Jack White to reissue classic blues records

He's teamed up with a little known Scottish record label to release some of the most important blues records in American history. See how much care is going into the reissues with this short trailer.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Let The Day Begin"

Sounds like BRMC want to headline stadiums, judging by the reverberant production on this track which will appear on their seventh album "Specter At The Feast" this year.

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Mogwai "Wizard Motor"

British instrumentalists Mogwai were drafted in to score a soundtrack to an odd new French TV series. It's not as heavy as their recent albums, but will be bliss to fans of their ambient albums.

Tomahawk "Oddfellows" (Full Album)

We posted this as a news feature but only three people left a comment. Three people! If you didn't realise, Tomahawk is made up of some of the best underground rock musicians ever, so give them another shot.

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Funeral For A Friend "Conduit"

A long album sampler for fans of the British emo rockers.

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The Black Angels "Don't Play With Guns"

Raw psychedelic rock from The Black Angels. Their album is out in early April.

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Cancer Bats "The Great Divide"

Aggressive, riff-heavy metal. Cancer Bats are planning to re-release their "Dead Set On Living" album with a bunch of new material, including this.

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Vried "The Way Of The Serpent"

Some call their music "a unique travel in black metal." It draws plenty of influence, but Vried have a lot to offer of their own too.

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Call Of The Void "Dragged Down A Dead End Path"

Awesome sounding hardcore in the vein of Pig Destroyer and Converge with this exciting debut album. This is only a short sample, because litening to the full track would melt your mind.

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Vera Cruz "Skinteethandnails" (Full Album)

Sharing a full-length album is a great way to get on the weekly UG playlist, after sounding great. French hardcore band Vera Cruz win on both fronts.

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That's the end of the weekend playlist. What did you think of the music this week? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to upvote any comments you agree with.

26 comments sorted by best / new / date

    The Black Angels have been among my favorites from the last decade for a while now. It's like Joy Division on LSD.
    I know a lot of people have been saying that Underoath's Sunburnt video is confusing and doesn't make any sense but I'll explain some of the origin of it. It's made up of different clips from a movie called "Catharsis" that the drummer Daniel Davison made. I'm not sure if it's available anywhere else besides the farewell tour but I was lucky enough to get one the first night they made them available. They have/had a Limited bundle that comes with a shirt that has a plcture of a cell from the movie and a little baggie that has a USB drive in it for $50. I'd explain the movie but I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I'll say some stuff. It's about 30 minutes long but it's about someone who lost their brother due to suicide and him going to therapy to deal with it. It's a pretty good story and there is a "They're only chasing safety" reference in the movie. The show I was at was in Philly and it was an awesome show, LetLive was pretty cool and was my first time hearing them. as cities burn was also good but I didn't really care for them. mewithoutyou was very good, I seen them before with U and Emery in Tampa a few years ago and they played good songs, sadly some kids kept screaming "Get off the stage Fags!" and it was my first show I seen middle school kids walking around in white chapel shirts which was funny. Underoath killed when they came on, I was standing behind the sound and lighting people and managed to take a picture of the setlist. Viper Pit - Just some beginning stuff to get people excited D-Biz - "Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door" interlude In Division in Regards Unsound Illuminator Driftwood - Driftwood Elephant - I think it was "Emergency Broadcast :: The End Is Near" Young & Aspiring [chris interlude] Paper Lung Drum intro Guardians - "Who will guard the guardians?" Reinventing - "Reinventing your Exit" 3/4 old - Don't remember what this was, probably what they played when they said they were done and played three more encores Casting - "Casting such a thin shadow" Boy - "Boy Brushed Red Living in Black and White" Writing - "Writing on the walls" The only thing that would have made this show better would to have Dallas (original vox) and Aaron (original drummer) to join the show and play the old songs so we get a proper farewell.
    Did they open with "Breathing In a New Mentality?" They did when I saw them on Saturday. Setlist was exactly the same otherwise.
    Actually yes they did, I totally forgot to add that. I remember it because of the lyrics being show on the screen. Did he mention how much he hates doing "Reinventing your Exit" live but he did it anyway?
    Cancer Bats are hands down one of the most entertaining bands to see live. So happy to be from the Toronto area.
    Such a pleasant surprise to see Vreid in here. If you like Windir, you owe it to yourself to listen to them, since they are pretty much Windir without Valfar... And that new song was amazing.
    Folks that are into Jack White's music should check out a new band called BP Fallon & The Bandits! They are absolutely amazing. BP Fallon on vocals, Aaron Lee Tasjan on guitar, Nigel Harrison on bass and Clem Burke on drums. Genius! I also highly recomend checking out Aaron Lee Tasjans solo stuff. He is also in the bands Enemies and The Madison Sqare Gardeners. A.L.T. is a brilliant guitarist/songwriter! Enemies album is one of the best rock albums of 2012 in my opinion. Check em out folks! hopefully you'll enjoy!
    Cannot wait for BRMCs new album. Also didn't realise Black Angels had a new album out soon, im looking forward to it
    Glad to see Vera Cruz got their old drummer back, his replacement was the biggest failure of a human being I have ever encountered in my entire life (though he was great behind the drums)
    Sam Rulez D00d
    UNDEROATH!!! Saw em on the farewell tour in Worcester, MA. Best show of all time. Sunburnt might be my favorite track they've ever released.