Album of the year

REVIEW: Daughter – ‘Not To Disappear’

Artist: Daughter Album: Not To Disappear Genre: Indie rock, but so much more. If Daughter‘s If You Leave was their serenely beautiful entry into the world of music, the band’s sophomore full-length, Not To Disappear, is their monumental rebuttal. The British act return with a huge release, as easily stated by opener “New Ways.” The […]

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REVIEW: mewithoutYou – ‘Pale Horses’

Artist: mewithoutYou Album: Pale Horses Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Life, or Indie Rock It is ironic that I found this review incredibly difficult to write when I am writing about mewithoutYou, and their famed lyricism created by Aaron Weiss, a vocalist who flows through words as easily as a breeze through trees, or […]

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The New Sorority Noise Album Will Probably Change Our Lives

Anyone who is connected to the alternative and indie rock worlds with even the faintest of interest no doubt failed to make it out of 2014 without hearing The Hotelier‘s phenomenal album, Home Like NoPlace Is There. And that’s perfectly fine. It’s great, in fact. That album is incredible and it deserves to be heard […]

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Albums and Artists That Will Transcend My Year

I’d like to close out my first year of music journalism with a short list of short lists in typical end-of-the-year fashion. It’s been a wonderful half-year here at Under The Gun Review and I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know some very talented and passionate journalists in my time so […]

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Ben Howard Directs His Own Beautiful Video For “I Forget Where We Were”

Ben Howard released his second full-length record, I Forget Where We Were, just last month, with plenty of time to shoot to the top of several music lovers’ ‘best of’ lists for 2014 – some of ours here at UTG included. For the title track’s video, Howard decided to get behind the camera and try […]

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REVIEW: PVRIS – ‘White Noise’

Artist: PVRIS Album: White Noise Genre: Alternative Label: Rise Records Fleeting: that moment when a new artist steals your heart. You’re not asked nicely if you want your emotions thrown into a record and tossed around like a load of laundry; you’re not given a ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ when your spirit is lifted from […]

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REVIEW: Forever Came Calling – ‘What Matters Most…’

Artist: Forever Came Calling Album: What Matters Most… Genre: Pop Rock, Pop-Punk Label: Pure Noise Records Forever Came Calling‘s sophomore effort, What Matters Most, is a blistering and dynamic effort of pure emotion — a testimony delivered by a band that deserves to be the next biggest act in pop-punk. The record could easily be […]

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The American Scene Release First Single From ‘Haze’

A few days ago The American Scene announced their new album, Haze, due out September 9 via Pure Noise Records. Today we have been treated with the first single from the record, in the form of a music video for the killer track “Royal Blue.” “Royal Blue” expands on the band’s abilities with a heightened […]

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The American Scene Will Release ‘Haze’ On September 9

The American Scene return to release their new LP, Haze, September 9 through Pure Noise Records. My most anticipated for 2014 now has an official release date. The band released their sophomore LP, Safe For Now, back in late 2012 through Pure Noise Records to much acclaim. With a high appreciation for Pedro The Lion, […]

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Stream S. Carey’s Gorgeous New LP, ‘Range of Light’

S. Carey’s Range of Light has been on my iPod for the past few weeks now, and I am more than happy for the rest of the world to share in its beauty with me. In what is my favorite release from the year thus far, Range of Light is an incredible journey that demands […]

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Matthew Leimkuehler’s ‘Best of 2013’ In Music

2013 was a year full of insurmountable twists and turns with each new record release. One of the best years in recent memory, music fans world-wide rejoiced over incredible releases amongst all genres in the industry. As the year comes to an end, it has been overwhelmingly difficult to narrow down a list of simply […]

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WATCH: Frightened Rabbit – “Holy”

One of the best records of the year gets another video added to its repertoire. I am referring to Frightened Rabbit’s fantastic Pedestrian Verse, of course. This time around it’s “Holy,” a personal favorite from the record (who am I kidding, they are all personal favorites, but, “Holy” is truly wonderful). The video follows an […]