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UTG INTERVIEW: Lydia Discuss Their Recent Tour, Upcoming Album

Lydia is an irresistible band. The material they produce has always been that of those who truly possess talent. Witnessing this band perform live made that fact very evident. Their mass appeal is undeniable and the energy they exude when on stage is magnetic. The three-piece recently wrapped up their North American tour alongside The […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Bled Fest in Howell, MI (5/23/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer, Benjamin Howell, to cover Big Love’s Education Festival on May 23, 2015 in Howell, MI. Scattered throughout the Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell, MI is one of the most exciting and engaging annual music festivals Michigan has to offer. With over 70 bands playing in a ten-hour period […]

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ALBUM STREAM: The Early November – ‘Imbue’

After months of anticipation, The Early November have begun streaming their fourth full-length record, Imbue. Give it a listen after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section. “This is my favorite album I’ve ever been a part of,” said frontman Ace Enders. “I think one of the reasons is that […]

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The Early November Announce New Album, Stream New Single & Unveil Tour Dates With Lydia & Restorations

New Jersey alternative rock outfit The Early November have just announced that they will be putting out a new record at the end of Spring. Imbue, which is due out on May 12, will be serving as the band’s second full-length record since their reformation in 2011, and their fourth record overall. In anticipation of […]

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REVIEW: Front Porch Step – ‘Whole Again’

Artist: Front Porch Step Album: Whole Again EP Genre: Acoustic folk Label: Pure Noise Records I’ve grown to love the EP format over the years. When it’s properly executed, a shorter release offers a perfectly sized stopgap for fans between records, while giving the artist an opportunity to try new things in a sidestep from […]

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Have Mercy Discuss Taco Bell, Their New Record, And Plans For 2015

Baltimore breakthrough alternative outfit, Have Mercy, played Big Picture Media’s CMJ showcase this year. Under The Gun got to sit down with the band and talk about their fantastic Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, which comes out today, October 27. The band also talked a bit about their plans for 2015, which […]

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Ace Enders Releases Surprise I Can Make A Mess Album

About a month ago, The Early November‘s frontman, Ace Enders, put up a random YouTube video entitled “Undecided… From Voice Memo Sessions, Unmixed.” On the video description, Enders wrote: “A few months back, I was mixing a record for another band. While each track was bouncing down (roughly 3-4 minuets each) I wrote 8 songs in […]

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Songs For The Season: Fall Playlist

Autumn may be the most visually rewarding season that nature has gifted us. While all the other seasons are sure to give it a fair fight, there is something about the orange, red, and yellow change in the leaves that gift us new enlightenment and invigoration in the natural world around us. But what would […]

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Ace Enders Shares Half of a Song, Tentatively Called “Keep Moving”

It’s been a minute since Ace Enders has excited me this much. Between this and the song he released earlier this year, “One More Song,” it’s getting pretty obvious he’s working on something. Today, Enders shared a iPhone Session video, that was taken in the studio as he was apparently helping mix another band’s record. […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Early November @ The Studio At Webster Hall (7/16/14)

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes with singing along to every single song at a show. Coming out of The Early November‘s set last Wednesday night made me wish I were a bigger fan who vicariously sang along to every word like everyone else in the room did. The good vibes were irrevocable, […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate And Surf Festival 2014

If you’re a regular viewer of Under The Gun Review, I’m sure you’ve seen the wave of interviews we’ve been providing over the past week. At Skate And Surf, we had sit-downs with the likes of Fucked Up, Citizen, Knuckle Puck, Front Porch Step, Bellwether, Hidden In Plain View and Animals As Leaders. We decided […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/25-5/31

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Essential pick-ups in the vinyl world this week included the debut album from Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, the new solo project from Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years, the long-awaited sophomore album from Dikembe, and the new reissue of Glassjaw‘s classic, Worship and Tribute. If you have a […]