Archive for November 4th, 2013


Broken Bells Premiere New Song “Holding On For Life,” Announce Album Release Date

After already wooing us last week with a lengthier tease of album/short film After The Disco, multiplatform duo extraordinaire Broken Bells has come right back today with the first full song from the album.  While Brian Burton and James Mercer haven’t graced us with Kate Mara’s face when listening to this first single – unless you Google […]

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August Burns Red Release Documentary Trailer

Following the release of Leveler in the summer of 2011, August Burns Red hit the road (and the air) to promote the record. They played over two hundred shows spanning five continents, and they documented the entire trek for a new film, Foreign & Familiar. You can check out a trailer for the documentary, which […]


The Maine Announce Acoustic EP, Stream Clips

The Maine have been consistently releasing polished pop rock music since 2007, and this year has been no different. The Tempe, AZ group released a full-length, Forever Halloween in June, and they have announced that their next release will be an acoustic EP called Imaginary Numbers. Along with the announcement of Imaginary Numbers, the band […]

Come And Rest


If you are going to discover one new band today, then it should be the Georgia-based metalcore outfit known as Come And Rest. They released their Royal Blood EP earlier this year, and now we’re happy to partner up with the group to premiere the lyric video for a brand new single. The song is […]

A Lot Like Birds Feature

REVIEW: A Lot Like Birds – ‘No Place’

Artist: A Lot Like Birds Album: No Place Genre: Post-hardcore Label: Equal Vision Records Among the several post-hardcore albums to have been released over the past couple of years, A Lot Like Birds sure did make their mark when they released their 2011 Doghouse Records debut, Conversation Piece. More than simply being just another album that earned […]


UTG TV: Ice-T Q&A At CBGB Music & Film Festival

“When it’s all said and done, no ones gonna remember what I had. They’re going to remember what I said,” proclaims Ice-T. “If you tell the truth, it will always be relevant.” The past month has been a serious onslaught of concerts, film screenings, press events, and more for the New York City area. Between […]

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Stream the Soundtrack for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

If anyone needed a little something extra to get yourself going on this Monday morning, well, you’re in luck as NPR has made the entire Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack available for streaming. The excellent new film from the Coen Brothers explores the 1960s New York underground folk scene. I reviewed the film for UTG last […]

Morrissey Autobiography

Morrissey’s Autobiography Will Be Read by David Morrissey of ‘The Walking Dead’

Morrisseys, UNITE! The Smiths’ frontman Morrissey will be releasing an autobiography in the next coming weeks (which is already out in Europe), and it’s said to be chock full of interesting stories, interviews, and tales. What better way to crack the spine on the new book than have a fellow Morrissey read it aloud? The […]


UTG PHOTOS: About That Life Tour (10/29/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Corbin Alvae, to the About That Life Tour at the Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. Let’s see, how can I start this off? Actually, I’ll start off by saying this: WILD. Why wild? This is how my night went: So going out to Pontiac to catch this tour, I already knew […]

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‘The Root Of The Problem’ Will Make You Never Want To Visit The Dentist Again

It’s hard to find a list of common fears that doesn’t include trips to the dentist. For one reason or another people cannot seem to keep calm when men or women dressed in all white want to put giant pieces of steel in their mouth and poke around. We could debate all day why that […]


Charli XCX Covers, Absolutely Aces “I Want Candy”

There a number of young “alt” pop stars making noise right now, and, as I said in my review of Icona Pop’s new album, hard choices must be made when it comes to picking favorites. Charli XCX is making a hard push to be top dog, and she is nailing it. The 21-year-old British star – […]

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MOD SUN Performs New Song In Oregon

MOD SUN spent the summer working on his debut album, and now that he’s back on the road supporting Hoodie Allen on his fall headlining tour the king of hippie-hop is ready to share his new material with the world. Recently, Absolutepunk staffer Jake Denning attended an Oregon stop on Hoodie Allen’s Party With Your […]