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REVIEW: Owen Pallett – ‘In Conflict’

Artist: Owen Pallett Album: In Conflict Genre: Chamber Pop Label: Domino/Secret City Owen Pallett has been standing on the curved line of fame for years. The 34-year-old Canadian has yet to become a household name, but he’s played a part in the sound of so many who are. As a composer, he’s done arrangements for the […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Fucked Up – ‘Glass Boys’

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up are going to drop their fourth studio album, Glass Boys, on June 3 via Matador Records. That album is now streaming in full over at Pitchfork. Glass Boys is the follow-up to 2011′s highly praised concept album David Comes to Life, and so far we’ve been more than pleased with the singles we’ve heard already: “Paper The […]

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Watch Owen Pallett Make Radio Debut Playing “I Am Not Afraid”

Oscar-nominated singer, songwriter, composer, and Arcade Fire sidekick Owen Pallett will be dropping his fourth album, In Conflict, May 27 via Domino/Secret City. In anticipation, he stopped by Canadian CBC Radio One’s Studio Q show to play “I Am Not Afraid.” It’s both a world premiere of the song and of Pallett playing piano and singing on air. […]

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Daphni (Caribou) and Owen Pallett Team Up On Two New Songs

Electronic musician Daphni (Dan Snaith of Caribou) and Canadian renaissance man Owen Pallett have collaborated on a split single, “Julia” b/w “Tiberius,” that’s up for streaming now via FACT. They’re exactly what you would imagine: dance-worthy tracks that progress somewhat slowly, intertwining Pallett’s violin beautifully and, at times, eerily. It’s exactly what we didn’t know we […]

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REVIEW: PUP – ‘PUP’

Artist: PUP Album: PUP Genres: Punk Rock, Alternative Rock Label: SideOneDummy It’s hard to contextualize a band on their debut album. A genre listing could mean so many things. What does punk mean, especially if they are going pop? Does it mean pop-punk in today’s sense of The Wonder Years and State Champs? Does it […]

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Address Why They Didn’t Want The Polaris Award

Last September, dark, political, post-rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize for 2012’s surprise album Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! To some people’s surprise, they weren’t in attendance to accept the award and then went on to issue a statement thanking the music-press for the prize but speaking out against corporate domination and the […]

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UTG EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Lucid Skies – “Shotgun Mouthwash”

Under The Gun Review has teamed up with Canadian hardcore act Lucid Skies to bring you the band’s brand new, thrashing single, “Shotgun Mouthwash.” The track is a blistering display of lo-fi aggression coming from a band ready to make waves all the way south to America. The song is the first to drop off […]

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Canada Denied Danny Brown Entry, So He’s Never Performing in the Country Again

Once upon a time, Detroit rapper Danny Brown was making his way up to Canada for a series of live dates in support of his upcoming album, Old (out September 30). Fans were excited because of all the hype the record had been getting. But then, with papers in hand at the border, the young […]

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Canadian Government Working To Stop Most Bands From Going Into Canada

Sometimes, the things a government does don’t make any sense. Canada is trying to raise the cost of international talent for talent buyers. Previously, the charge was $150 once per band (making the total additional cost for a Canadian run of dates $150); now, the cost is $425 per band member per performance (making a […]

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Tegan And Sara Perform “Same Love” With Macklemore

Welcome to Monday, everyone. We are trying to ease into the new work week and hope you’ll join us for a little early morning entertainment. Macklemore has spent the majority of 2013 sitting atop the charts, and his latest single “Same Love,” seems poised to keep that reign in tact a bit longer. While performing […]

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Crystalyne Perform Acoustic/Piano Cover Of Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun”

Toronto’s Crystalyne filmed themselves performing an acoustic/piano cover of Paramore’s song “Ain’t It Fun” and can be viewed here! The band’s brand new infectious single “Secret” is available to purchase right now over on iTunes. UTG highly recommends checking out Crystalyne. Stay tuned for further details on projects from this group, new tour dates, and […]

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Auras Premiere “Adverse Condition”

Canadian progressive metal/djent outfit Auras are streaming a brand new single, entitled “Adverse Condition.” The song finds the group building upon the technical yet crushing sound they displayed on their debut EP, Panacea, which was released at the beginning of this year. Follow the jump to check out “Adverse Condition,” and if you like what […]