2009

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U2 Reportedly Releasing New Album “Before the End of the Year”

Irish rock legends U2 have been working on this new album for a while, and a couple lucky beach-goers have even overheard Bono spinning some of the tracks at his getaway home. Now, according to The Sun, “the new album will drop before the end of the year, most likely in November,” and the band will […]

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The Juan MacLean (feat. LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang) Announce New Album, Share “A Place Called Space”

It’s the middle of the week and that’s a good enough reason to dance. Considering The Juan MacLean (the duo of John MacLean and former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang) just shared a new single, you now have the music for your celebration, too. For the first time since the band’s 2011 odds and ends […]

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J. Cole Shares Heartfelt Letter About ‘The Warm Up’ Turning Five, “Lights Please” Music Video, Tour Dates

This year is the five-year mark since North Carolina rapper J. Cole‘s breakthrough mixtape The Warm Up dropped. He’s escalated quickly in fame since then, working alongside modern greats like Eminem, Justin Timberlake, and Kendrick Lamar. To honor the anniversary of that release, J. Cole stopped by Sway last weekend to shoot a 30-minute special of […]

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REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’

Artist: Sharon Van Etten Album: Are We There Genre: Folk Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten is a rarity among musicians. The New Jersey native will step onstage and squabble with her three-piece backing band, combining nervous jokes with a half-snort laugh that would probably get a kid bullied in middle school. She’s a bit […]

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Bishop Allen Announce First Album in Five Years, Stream Single “Start Again”

It’s been five long years since Bishop Allen‘s last album, 2009’s naive pop Grrr…, but now the Brooklyn indie rock band is back with Lights Out, due out August 19 via Dead Oceans. Leading single “Start Again”–yes, it’s quite aptly titled–is a poppy synth-driven song that perfectly bridges where the band left off to where they find themselves now: […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Echo and the Bunnymen – ‘Meteorites’

It’s been five years since we last had a new record from seminal post-punks Echo and The Bunnymen, but alas, it’s time. The Liverpool band are streaming their eleventh album, Meteorites, in full over at The Guardian before it comes out on June 3 via 429 Records. We’ve already heard the seven-minute “Market Town” single, and now […]

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Hear Newly-Discovered Chance The Rapper Mixtapes That Sample Adele and Coldplay

Perhaps the biggest news to come out about Chance the Rapper since his collaboration with the Biebs on “Confident” has just been unveiled. Two Chance The Rapper mixtapes from 2009 have emerged online in their entirety. Listen to both mixtapes after the jump. Titled Good Enough and Back To School Pack, the mixtapes came out in 2009 — […]

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Watch Danny Brown’s ‘Old’ Album Documentary

Detroit rapper Danny Brown is teasing the release of his upcoming album, Old, by releasing a documentary titled The Old Documentary. Filmed back in 2009, the hour-long documentary was shot by Nic Notion and features interviews and live footage in accordance with the new album. Old just saw its release date pushed back to October, or supposedly due to some […]

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Cartel’s New Album Is Finished

Cartel have recently updated their entire fan base with news that the upcoming album is finished. Read a special message from the group below and let Under The Gun Review know how excited you are for this release. We will continue to update our viewers with streams, artwork and details in the weeks to come. […]

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LIVE STREAM: Paramore – “Monster”

Yesterday, alternative rock juggernauts, Paramore, played their first show in a while in Pomona, California at the famed Fox Theater. A fan equipped with a camera caught the outfit performing their hit, “Monster”. The track was Paramore’s contribution to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon OST soundtrack. Give it a view after the jump. Hayley […]

Bad Books Announce New Record, Sign to Label

Indie rock “super group” Bad Books will be releasing their sophomore album, Bad Books II, on October 9. The group also announced that they have signed to Triple Crown Records. Check out the album art for Bad Books II at the bottom of this post. Bad Books is comprised of the entirety of alternative rock […]

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Jesse Lacey Talks About Brand New

Alternative rock outfit, Brand New, are not the most outgoing of all the “big bands” in the alt-scene today. Their well known spat with American media has been in full-force for over six years now, which has manifested itself in an all-out boycott of US outlets. However, the Long Island quintet have been more cooperative […]