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Four New Jonny Craig Songs Surface Online

Just a few minutes ago Jonny Craig tweeted that some of his previously unreleased solo songs were uploaded online. He claims they were uploaded by an ex girlfriend, but there’s no identifying information on the Soundcloud channel the songs are on at this time. There is, however, four “rough” songs that are all definitely sung by him. You can give them all a listen by taking a look below the jump.

Jonny Craig’s solo work is known to have a bit of variety, and these songs reflect that. They’re all a bit on the slower side but they still have …

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Tom Oakz Releases ‘Hair’ EP And Music Video For Title Track

After a successful IndieGoGo campaign and a studio session with Matt Malpass (Producer: The Cinema, Tilian), More Amor vocalist Tom Oakes has released some new songs under his solo moniker Tom Oakz.

There are two new ditties to warm your heart on this Valentine’s Day. One is called “Dreaming” and one is called “Hair.” The latter of the two has a super cute lyric video by T. Reques that you can watch below.

Those who pre-ordered should be receiving the songs in their inbox today. Those who didn’t get the chance to order early can pick up …

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UTG LIST: Favorite Halloween Songs

October is finally here, and UTG couldn’t be more excited for Halloween to show itself.

Under the Gun Review has the difficult task of deciding which movies to include in our 31 Days of Halloween countdown, but now we’ve decided to sling together some of our favorite Halloween songs along the way to make the reveal a little more musical. Prepare for an equal assortment of tricks and treats as our staff shares eerie, spooky, and classic songs you’ll be listening to all month.

Read our staff list below and let us know what your favorite Halloween song is at …


REVIEW: Misser – Distancing

Band: Misser
Album: Distancing
Genre: Punk/Emo
Label: Rise Records

Misser, the brain child of Transit’s Tim Landers and Ex-This Time Next Year’s Brad Wiseman, has consistently put out really awesome releases. Starting as a side project in 2011, Misser has quickly put out two releases that established themselves as a band, not just two dudes throwing b-sides together from their full-time projects.  Every Day I Tell Myself to Be a Better Person was one of my favorite releases of 2012, so I had high hopes that Misser would put out short collection of songs with Distancing that I …

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LIVE ACOUSTIC: Jon Simmons (Balance and Composure) No Sleep Records Warehouse Session

Today No Sleep Records released a live acoustic set of Balance and Composure’s Jon Simmons playing three songs in the No Sleep Records warehouse. Featuring two untitled new songs and their song “Echo,” this acoustic session gives viewers a look into songs that may be on upcoming releases. Honestly that’s reason enough to watch, but if you need further convincing, the new songs sound awesome.

No Sleep Records has more of these live sets in the pipeline, and we will definitely be sharing them with you as they get released. Check out the session after the break, and let us …


Vampire Weekend Perform Two New Songs

Indie artist Vampire Weekend were recently filmed performing two new songs called “Everlasting Arms” and “Obvious Bicycle.”

These songs were recording during the group’s homecoming New York set at the Roseland Ballroom last night. The stream was live and provided a high-definition viewing experience. Directed by Steve Buscemi.

Vampire Weekend’s forthcoming album, Modern Vampires Of The City, will see release May 14 on XL Records. The band is set to perform on Saturday Night Live on May 11.


Desaparecidos Stream New Songs “Anonymous” And “The Left Is Right”

Post-hardcore outfit Desaparecidos have released two new songs for our listening pleasure this morning. Listen to their Occupy Movement-inspired songs “Anonymous” and “The Left Is Right” over on Rolling Stone right now.

These two songs are going to be self-released on a Desaparecidos seven-inch single and will be available to purchase on March 12. Are you looking forward to picking up this special package when it hits everywhere? Check out the band’s new songs “Anonymous” and “The Left Is Right” through the link above and comment on Under The Gun Review with your thoughts! We are taking them for their …


STREAM: Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Original Demo)

If you’ve been on the internet today, you know very well that Fall Out Boy is back. With official confirmation from the band, Fall Out Boy has announced a slew of great news, including a new song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”  This new song has a lot more synths than previous works, but it definitely has that same Fall Out Boy charm.

But guess what? This song isn’t exactly new. Today we have for you the original demo of the song, and it’s A LOT different than the version that was just …


MIXTAPE: Smoke DZA – ‘K.O.N.Y.’

Smoke DZA is roaring back onto the rap scene with his new mixtape, entitled K.O.N.Y., and can be downloaded over on Live Mixtapes.

Production and featured artists include DJ Dahi, Ski Beats, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Fat Trel, King Chip, Big K.R.I.T. and so many more.

Download K.O.N.Y. now and lend us your thoughts after you take it for a spin. DZA also released his brand new music video for “Game 7,” which features A$AP Mob’s A$AP Twelvyy. Watch after the jump.


MIXTAPE: Azealia Banks – Fantasea

Harlem’s own Azealia Banks has unleashed her highly-anticipated mixtape, Fantasea, and UTG cannot wait to take it for the first few spins.

Please click right here and download Azealia Banks’ Fantasea and feel free to comment with your thoughts on the mixtape! We would love to hear your opinion of it.

Track-listing can be found through the jump!


MIXTAPE: Chevy Woods – Gangland

Taylor Gang’s own Chevy Woods has put out his new mixtape, entitled Gangland, and Under The Gun Review cannot wait to give this release its first couple runs through.

Artists being included on this huge mix are Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Trae The Truth, Soulja Boy, Lola Monroe and many more. Chevy Woods has shown incredible prowess as a rising star and is a vital part of the Taylor Gang. We know this release stacks up to anything he has ever done.

Please view the track-listing for Gangland after the jump and let us know if you are amped …

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REVIEW: Real Friends – Acoustic Songs EP

Artist: Real Friends
Album: Acoustic Songs EP
Genre: Pop-Punk/Acoustic
Label: Unsigned

Acoustic pop punk releases can be sketchy. There is a large chance of being cliché, annoying, and sounding absurdly whiney. It’s just how it goes, some bands should simply not do acoustic releases. Real Friends is not one of those bands. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, pop-punk group Real Friends’ EP Everyone That Dragged You Here is a UTG staff favorite. With summer coming up, there is no doubt in our minds that it will continue to be on heavy rotation. But what are you to do when it’s late …