Cold War Kids Release New Music Video For “First”

Following a very successful year of touring the world and the release of their most recent album, Hold My Home, California indie rockers Cold War Kids are once again getting ready for their year ahead. The Long Beach five-piece have recently released a new music video for the second track of their album, “First.”

Having only recently finished the Australian leg of tour, the band is already set to embark on a two-month long, full U.S. tour this week, which will start in San Francisco on January 16 and end in Alabama’s Hangout Beach Festival on March 17. For …

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Cold War Kids Announce New Album ‘Hold My Home,’ Stream Single “First”

Cold War Kids announced earlier that they would be dropping their fifth studio album this year, and today we’ve learned that the album, titled Hold My Home, drops October 21 via Downtown Records. The 11-track record serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts and was recorded at the band’s studio in San Jose. Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

In addition to “All This Could Be Yours,” Cold War Kids have shared a new single titled “First.” It’s a swelling, stadium-ready number that’s equally as uplifting as it is relaxing thanks to handclaps, harmonies, and …

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Vanities Post First Studio Documentary

New England rock outfit Vanities (ex. From Atlantis, ex. A Faylene Sky) released their first studio documentary while recording with Landon Tewers (The Plot In You). The band is currently recording in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Check out Vanities over on Facebook and back on Under The Gun Review for further updates on their studio progress, streams, tour dates, and forthcoming album information.

The group has a rather large following on Twitter for just forming a couple of weeks ago! Keep posted on there too.


Sting Announces First Album In 10 Years ‘The Last Ship’

Sting has not put out an album of all new material since his 2003 album, Sacred Love. That all changes in September.

Sting plans on releasing his eleventh studio album, The Last Ship, on September 24 via Cherrytree/Interscope/A & M Records.

Billboard reports that the music tells the story of “the declining shipbuilding business in Wallsend, England, where the real life Gordon Sumner grew up.” Apparently, Sting has been working on these arrangements for three years.

Keep your eyes peeled for a track-listing and maybe even a new song stream if we are lucky.


HOLY SH!T: Kendrick Lamar’s First Mixtape Surfaces Online; Available For Stream & Download

These days, it’s hard to find anyone even remotely interested in hip hop who hasn’t heard the name Kendrick Lamar, but that wasn’t always the case. Everyone has to start somewhere, and today the world gets to learn more about young Kendrick Lamar.

All props are owed to MaskedGorilla, who earlier today had the pleasure of exclusively posting an otherwise digitally unreleased mixtape recorded by Kendrick Lamar when he was just sixteen-years-old. Titled Hub City Threat, Minor of the Year, Youngest Head Nigga In Charge, the true rap debut of Kendrick Lamar is littered with moments of brilliance …

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Shai Hulud’s First Show With Chad Gilbert; 1996 Footage Surfaces

Remember when Under The Gun Review posted up the old Rage Against The Machine full sets from the early nineties? Well, we are back today with more legendary performances from the decade’s powerhouse Shai Hulud.

Shai Hulud footage from their July 18, 1996 at Cheers in Miami, Florida has surfaced. What makes this performance so enormous is that this was Chad Gilbert’s very first show on vocals at the young age of 15.

Watch their rendition of “For The World” after the jump and comment with your thoughts. Band lineup: Matt Fox – guitar, Oliver Chapoy – guitar, Dave …


Blink-182 “All Of This” & “Boxing Day” Acoustic; Perform “Disaster” For First Time

Sydney, Australia was truly the place to be when pop punk’s own Blink-182 came into town.

They were playing without Travis Barker because he still has not got over his fear of flying after the horrific plane crash in 2008. The crash claimed the lives of four passengers, including his friend and assistant Chris Baker and security guard Che Still.

The group performed their songs “All Of This” and “Boxing Day” acoustic as well as playing their new song “Disaster” for the first time ever. Blink released their brand new EP, entitled Dogs Eating Dogs, in December and can …


TLC Planning First Album In 10 Years

TLC shocked fans worldwide when they recently announced at the Mobo Awards, in Liverpool, that a new album is in the works! This will be the first album since their 2002’s 3D, that was released half a year after member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez died in a car crash in Honduras.

Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins also stated that a special tour and VH1 biopic of their lives are in the works. They will be executive producers and have come close to casting actresses.

T-Boz wanted to let their fans know new material is coming by claiming, …

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Perma (Max Bemis/Sherri Dupree-Bemis) To Release First Song For Free

Say Anything’s Max Bemis announced via Twitter that he and his wife Sherri Dupree-Bemis (Eisley) will be releasing the first official song from their new band Perma for free. Please read the message by looking below and let Under The Gun Review know how excited you are for this new material!

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Chiodos Announce First Tour Since Reuniting With Craig Owens

Chiodos have released the entire itinerary for their first tour back with vocalist Craig Owens. Are you as excited as we are for the run to hit your city?

This tour will start on August 10 in Cleveland, OH and end on October 13 in Dallas, TX so be sure to grab your tickets when they become available. We know there is a huge gap in between some of these shows so Under The Gun Review will keep you posted on any other announced dates.

Click through and let us know if you plan on going to one or more …

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At The Drive-In Release First Interview In Eleven Years

At The Drive-In have launched their first real band interview in eleven years and there is so much to be said.

Jim Ward and Cedric Bixler-Zavala sat down and discussed topics including the influence of media, how music brought their band back together and more. Truly a great piece to get back in tune with the guys perspective.

Click through the jump to view this special segment and be on the lookout for updates on At The Drive-In in the weeks to come!

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Hands Like Houses Release Two ‘Snow Sessions’ Videos

Australian experimental rockers Hands Like Houses have unleashed their first two videos from the ‘Snow Sessions’ and the group takes their sound to a whole new level.

The band performed their songs “Act Normal” and “Lion Skin” and the unique arrangement shows how much depth and creativity HLH actually have. Keep an eye out for the next two videos to debut on April 30 because UTG will have those for you.

Please be sure to pick up Hands Like House’s new album, Ground Dweller, through Rise Records right now on iTunes.