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NIGHTLY debut “XO”

It might be their debut single, but Nashville outfit NIGHTLY sound like seasoned professionals on “XO.” The track finds the alt-rockers tapping into a wealth of carefree vibes just in time for summer with a sing-a-long hook, but it also manages to touch on more serious lyrical themes in the process; “‘XO’ is about being in […]

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Watch Subway Dancers Flip in The Afghan Whigs’ Video for “Matamoros”

If any alt-rock band is allowed to say “been there, done that,” it’s The Afghan Whigs. Earlier this year, the band returned with their first full-length release in 16 years: Do to the Beast. One of the album’s tracks, “Matamoros,” just got a new music video, and it could easily take place in 2014 or 1998. […]

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Hear AlunaGeorge Remix Coldplay’s “Magic”

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard something new from London electro-pop duo AlunaGeorge, but today they’ve returned (without an awesome music video, unfortunately). The two have picked up Coldplay’s newest hit and given it a sultry remix that works effortlessly with Chris Martin’s vocals. When filtered through clicky electro-R&B and spaced out to […]

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Ovlov Have Officially Broken Up

Connecticut-based band Ovlov just announced on their Facebook page that they are breaking up. Really. On the post, they wrote that “like the last season of Degrassi” they too are putting an end to their limited run. They will still be playing shows on July 11 and August 17-20, although almost all of them are […]

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UTG PHOTOS: EELS Serenade The Moore in Seattle (6/7/14)

Under the Gun Review sent photographer Xander Deccio to The Moore in Seattle, WA on June 7, 2014. When it comes to EELS, only one thing comes to mind: their 1996 hit “Novocaine For The Soul.” While it was played frequently on MTV in the mid ’90s, and was a staple in many mixtapes–yes, we […]

Smashing Pumpkins’ Drummer Replaced By Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently spoke with Music Radar about being honored with the AP Vanguard Award at the inaugural AP Music Awards, their new album, and the future of the band. During that interview, he confirmed that drummer Mike Byrne has left. “Tommy Lee is the drummer on the [Monuments to an Elegy],” he […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: DECORATOR @ SXSW

Don’t let age fool you — DECORATOR may be young, but the music is far from naive. DECORATOR is a full-forced wrecking ball of collaborative rock ‘n’ roll cleverly mixed with proper and contagious pop hooks. Hailing from Los Angeles, the band create a live atmosphere of energy that mirrors a heavy mixture of Foxy […]

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REVIEW: Speedy Ortiz – ‘Real Hair’

Artist: Speedy Ortiz Album: Real Hair Genre: Alt-rock/Noise Punk Label: Carpark After a huge year in 2013, including a critically acclaimed debut album, Major Arcana, and a match-made-in-heaven tour with The Breeders, Speedy Ortiz refuse to sleep, and have released another four songs, with their Real Hair EP. This time, they took Paul Q. Kolderie […]

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Drop Everything and Discover Bentley Park

It must be tough trying to develop an alternative rock act these days. With the same dozen or so acts making up every major tour announcement, finding a way to catch a break with curious music fans is nearly impossible. The best most can hope to do is create music so good it makes people […]

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REVIEW: FS – ‘Cheers and Fears From the Past Year’

Artist: FS Album: Cheers and Fears From the Past Year Genre: Alt-punk The latest EP from FS, Cheers and Fears From the Past Year, has enough swagger to be worthy of Fall Out Boy’s Take This To Your Grave, yet throws a punch hard enough to hold its own in the ring with The Fall […]

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REVIEW: Linkin Park – Living Things

Artist: Linkin Park Album: Living Things Genre: Rock Label: Warner Bros. One of the many things that can be said about Linkin Park is that there will never be one album from the band that will go by unnoticed in today’s mainstream world. The band has just little bit of everything for everyone out there. […]

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Lit Premiere “Miss You Gone”

Alternative rockers Lit have released a brand new song entitled, “Miss You Gone.” Serving as the second new song to surface from the band this year (“Same Shit, Different Drink” being the first), “Miss You Gone” premiered exclusively on ArtistDirect earlier this morning. Our macs apparently cannot work well with whatever player they’re using on […]