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    UO Happenings: Afropunk Festival Recap

    This Sunday, we sweated it out at the 11th Annual Afropunk Festival.  Stretching over two days and held in the middle of Commodore Barry...

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    About A Band: Beach House

    Victoria Legrand remembers growing up and walking to her local record store every day to pick through racks of CDs, never leaving...

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    UO Interviews: Radio UTD

    When you speak to label owners, music managers, promoters, and publicists about how to get your foot in the door, they'll typically give...

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    Record Collector: Brendan Mulvihill

    Brendan Mulvihill didn't expect to gain a job out of hitting the “follow” button on Nadya Tolokonnikova’s Twitter account, but when...

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    UO Mixtape: Volume 9

    War on Drugs, Dinosaur JR., Bon Iver, and Yeasayer: What do they all have in common? Secretly Group. Since launching the indie music label...

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    UO Guide: Bloomington, IN

    How would Ben Swanson, Secretly Group co-founder and longtime resident of Bloomington, describe the Indiana college town? “About as...

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    UO Now Playing: Vinyl 101

    New to this whole vinyl thing? We're not. We’ve spent years building the perfect collections, and during that time have come to realize...

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    UO Happenings: Crosley x UO Contest

    To celebrate the launch of our new, exclusive Crosley x UO Cruiser Briefcase Portable Vinyl Record Player colors we’ve teamed up with...

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    About A Band: Halsey

    “I’m making s’mores for breakfast, because I’m not a grownup,” 20-year-old Ashley Frangipane jokes in a baby voice. She’s at...

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    Tech Check: Small Listening Spaces

    Having a small space does not have to mean having to sacrifice sonic satisfaction. Sure, a surround sound system is ideal, but we'd argue...

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    UO Live: Mas Ysa

    In the latest edition of our UO Live series, Mas Ysa performs a live version of "Why," the first single off his 2014 EP, Worth. We caught...

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    About A Band: Years & Years

    There are many standards by which a band’s success can be measured—and Years & Years has been hitting just about all of them with the...

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    UO Now Playing: Best In Class

    School’s not in session yet, but there are already a bunch of indie releases—from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Hop...

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    About A Band: Georgia

    For  years, Georgia Barnes sat behind the kit as a session drummer for everyone from Kate Tempest to JUCE. But she wasn't meant to stay...

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    Record Collector: Nick Gazin

    For Nick Gazin, his path in life has been surprisingly straightforward. “You grow up going to shows, you buy records, and then you...

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    Featured Brands: Caeden

    Nora Levinson jokes that she walked into her college career fair guessing that, as she puts it, “should make an effort to get a job.”...

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    About A Band: Albert Hammond Jr.

    Albert Hammond Jr. has an air about him you can hear through the phone. He’s so excited to talk about the new things in his life—the...

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    Record Collector: Andrew Thomas Reid

    When you throw a bunch of bands together in a house, you never know the kind of creative madness that is going to ensue. But in the case of...

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    Photo Diary: Sunflower Bean

    Sunflower Bean may have been one of the most buzzed-about bands at this year's Northside Festival (the Brooklyn-based trio played their...

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    UO TV Behind the Scenes: Tanlines & Alex Karpovsky

    For the 22nd installment of the UO Music Video Series, we had Alex Karpovsky (Girls) and Teddy Blanks reimagine the Tanlines duo in an...