Underoath: What Are You Listening To?

Underoath: What Are You Listening To?

Florida rock band Underoath recently released their first album in eight years, Erase Me, a collection of music that debuted at #4 on Billboard U.S. Top Rock Album chart.

To celebrate, guitarist Tim McTague put together a list of tracks currently on rotation in the van and beyond.

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At the Drive-In, “One Armed Scissor”
Probably one of the biggest influences on Underoath, and especially on me. This record is timeless and changed what heavy music felt like forever.

Big Sean, “No Favors”
One of the most played songs on days off, in dressing rooms and at front lounge parties to this day. Eminem’s feature is one of the best efforts he has done in this space.

Porches, “Wobble”
I can’t stop listening to this record, but this song is particularly special. It’s a continued reminder that under-producing is most times the best kind of producing. You don’t need 72 tracks to make something meaningful.

Mac DeMarco, “On the Level”
As a fan of Mac Demarco, this song particularly deviates from his normal guitar-driven music and goes down an R&B/lounge vibe that just hits. That groove with synth is the pocket that I want to stay in on repeat.

JAY-Z, “The Story of OJ”
This was the most played song in the studio while recording Erase Me. We listened to it on the drive in and back to the studio almost every day for two months. It will forever be studio nostalgia for me hearing this song.

Kendrick Lamar, “Untitled 7 Levitate”
One of the best songs that is often overlooked by one of the greatest rappers of all time. You can’t not bob your head, ever.

Hovvdy, “Brave”
I love this entire record, but this song specifically reminds me of being young, even though it came out in 2018. For a band to capture something that is current to them, yet put people back 15 years in their own life, is something special to me.

Andy Mineo, “Clarity”
The newest effort from one of the most underrated rappers in the game. This song takes organic musicianship with drops that show a diversity that few artists have. He can sing, rap and compose like very few can.

Slipknot, “Duality”
The longest-standing bus rage song in Underoath history. This song and the video changed a lot for a lot of people. You can’t mess with that riff.

Brother Cephus, “Toxic Slip”
Hometown boys from TPA that we grew up with just killing it. This band is fully independent, and just grinds for the love and that is rare. Not only the best musicians in TPA but also one of the best bands when it all glues together. Don’t sleep on these guys.

P.O.S., “Sleepdrone/Superposition”
One of the longest hip hop songs ever made, yet it entertains throughout. After following POS through his health battles and then hearing this be his comeback, it hits me right in the heart. This is a real artist talking about real shit.

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