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Swingin' Utters

UTG PREMIERE: Swingin’ Utters – “I’m Not Coming Home”

Today, the UTG offices are pleased to share with you a brand new track from Swingin’ Utters, titled “I’m Not Coming Home.” The track comes off of Swingin’ Utters’ upcoming album, Fistful of Hollow, and it’s every bit as fun as you’d expect. The song brings their definitive West Coast punk vibe right off the bat, […]

Masked Intruder (D. SKANK PHOTOGRAPHY)

Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots And Masks: Part 2’

Last week, UTG TV and Masked Intruder teamed up to bring you round one of our Mugshots and Masks series. Today, we bring you round two. To be honest, I decided to approach interviewing the guys in Masked Intruder in an unorthodox fashion because it didn’t seem easy to stay on track and have a […]

Masked Intruder Feature Photo Part 1

Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots & Masks: Part 1’

What does Masked Intruder think of the criminal mischief of Justin Bieber and Coolio? Can anyone help the blue intruder get in touch with Lindsay Lohan? Last week, UTG TV got the chance to sit down and hang out with the colors of Masked Intruder before their set in New York City. Prior to taking […]

Less Than Jake 2013

WATCH: Less Than Jake – “Do The Math”

Less Than Jake conjured up an animated video for the track “Do The Math” off their latest album See The Light. See The Light, the eighth full-length by the ska band, was released by Fat Wreck Chords last year on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The band will be on the Vans Warped Tour all […]

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REVIEW: Masked Intruder – ‘M.I.’

Artist: Masked Intruder Album: M.I. Label: Fat Wreck Chords Wisconsin’s Masked Intruder are at once one of modern pop-punks best kept secrets and one of its fastest emerging acts. A gimmick band who keep their identities hidden under brightly coloured ski-masks at all times, the Madison quartet have ridden their unique blend of hilarious throwback […]

Bad Cop/Bad Cop (Jeremy Venaas)

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Bad Cop / Bad Cop – “My Life”

Under The Gun Review is pleased to announce that we are premiering Bad Cop / Bad Cop’s new video for “My Life.” The music video arrived in perfect time to coincide with this weekend’s Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas. If you’ll be at one of the punkest festivals of the year, it would […]


REVIEW: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – ‘Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!’

Artist: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Album: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! Genre: Skate Punk Label: Fat Wreck Chords There are very few acts in the world that featured as predominantly in the highlights of my social life during my teenage years as Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. So it’s with […]


STREAM: Masked Intruder – “The Most Beautiful Girl”

In a strange turn of events, the first single from the new Masked Intruder album includes no references to burglary, trespassing, or other unsavory activities. However, that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their charm (or their gimmick). “The Most Beautiful Girl” is a cute, straightforward love song with crunchy guitars and a chorus that is destined […]

Banner Pilot

Banner Pilot Premiere New Song “Effigy”

Today, Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot released their new album Souvenir through Fat Wreck Chords. To see our review of the album, you can click here. Coming from a roster of legendary punk bands, Souvenir has a high standard to hold up to. The band’s bassist Nate Gangelhoff told Alternative Press that he’s confident that the […]


REVIEW: Banner Pilot – ‘Souvenir’

Artist: Banner Pilot Album: Souvenir Genre: Punk Label: Fat Wreck Chords Once bands have three albums under their belts, they tend to be well-oiled machines. They know what works and what doesn’t, and they should have no problem cranking out songs that will appeal to their core audience and new fans alike. That’s not to […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Pure Noise Records’ Founder Jake Round Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

In 2009, Jake Round founded Pure Noise Records in California. Although he’d had no previous experience in single-handedly operating a record label, he was still able to turn a loan from his mother into one of the driving forces in independent pop punk, rock, indie, and hardcore. In 2014, we are celebrating the five-year anniversary […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/9-3/15

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Once again, this week’s vinyl news was dominated by Record Store Day announcements. Most notably, Childish Gambino and Katy Perry both announced pressings of their most recent albums to commemorate the holiday, and they were far from the only ones. Check out Modern Vinyl’s RSD list for the latest in […]