Archive for May 28th, 2014

I Am The Avalanche

I Am The Avalanche Announce Summer Tour With Somos, Rust Belt Lights

Here at UTG, we were pretty excited about the new I Am The Avalanche record, Wolverines, which was released back in March. Today, Vinnie Caruana and company have given us even more to be psyched about. The New York City band will be touring the east coast this summer, and you can check out the […]

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Stream La Roux’s New Single “Uptight Downtown”

London’s synth-pop singer Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, won over the radio with her 2009 hit “Bulletproof.” Now she’s ready for her comeback. On July 8, La Roux’s sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, comes out via Cherrytree / Interscope, but today we get to hear the first official single, “Uptight Downtown.” La Roux is keeping up […]

How to Dress Well

Hear How To Dress Well Cover Taking Back Sunday’s “You Know How I Do”

Tom Krell, aka the neo-R&B crooner behind How To Dress Well, will be dropping his third album, What Is This Heart?, on June 24 via Weird World. We’ve already heard “Words I Don’t Remember” and “Repeat Pleasure” (as well as it’s heartbreaking music video), but now we get a new mixtape of covers, edits, and […]

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LISTEN: Dikembe – “Hood Rat Messiah”

It has been a long wait for any new Dikembe music, but the band has come back into the spotlight with their new track “Hood Rat Messiah.” Combining elements of punk, emo, and even influences from the likes of Manchester Orchestra and post-rock, “Hood Rat Messiah” is an explosive emission of emotion, energy, and sound. […]

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Astro Safari USA Release A Freestyle Rap Cover Of “She Looks So Perfect”

Oh, Astro Safari USA. You know what the world needs and you deliver it without anyone ever needing to make a single request. While 5 Seconds Of Summer are making a strong argument for being the next band your little sister cannot stop talking about, Astro Safari USA are piggybacking on the success of the […]

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Rest In Peace: Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

The world lost one of the most influential icons of the last century this morning. Legendary poet and author Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday at her North Carolina home. Her literary agent, Helen Brann, confirmed the news to members of the press earlier today. Angelou originally began taking an interest in the world of poetry […]

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Handguns Announce ‘Life Lessons’ Album Release Tour

Pure Noise Records pop punk act Handguns will release their sophomore album, Life Lessons, on July 8. Just after the record hits stores, the band will play a series of album release shows in the eastern half of the US. The short tour starts July 11 in Nutley, New Jersey and goes through July 16, […]

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Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme Reveals 2014 Lineup, Tickets On Sale Friday

Tenacious D have announced the lineup for the 2014 installment of their one-day-only comedy and music extravaganza, Festival Supreme. Joining the group casually known as ‘The D’ for the Los Angeles based event will be a plethora of headlining talent, including Metalocalypse’s Dethklok, Cheech & Chong, The State, Margaret Cho, Nick Kroll, and UTG favorite […]

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey Teases “Brooklyn Baby”

Less than two days after “Shades Of Cool” found its way online, Ultraviolence songstress Lana Del Rey is teasing another single from her highly-anticipated new album. A 36-second clip for “Brooklyn Baby,” the third song to be teased off Ultraviolence, arrived online earlier this morning. The track feels lost in a lush orchestra of strings […]

Ross Shotland - Enjoy The Ride Records

UTG INTERVIEW: Enjoy The Ride Records’ Founder Ross Shotland

As we tend to remind you on almost a daily basis, we here at Under The Gun have a serious weakness for wax. The simple aesthetics of collecting vinyl is a primary connection for many with the hobby. Some of us on staff may love the pretty colors, the collectivity, or swear by the sound […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Plastic Yellow Band

We recently had the pleasure of reviewing Plastic Yellow Band’s impressive debut album, Breathe Air. Offering a classic rock record with modern elements strewn throughout, PYB’s recent release spans many generations of influences, making for a widely accessible album for nearly any fan of rock music. Shortly after spending many listens with Breathe Air, the […]

No Sleep Records

No Sleep Records Releases Free 28-Track Sampler

No Sleep Records has put together an impressive sampler featuring songs from all of the various artists on their label. It’s titled Death To False Music: Volume 1, and it contains 28 tracks from artists you already love to some of their labelmates you might not yet know about. The list of artists includes Allison […]