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7fields releases stripped-down cover of The Strokes’ “Heart In A Cage”

Under the moniker of 7fields, Wolfgang Schrödl, ex-singer/guitarist in the now-defunct, German rock band Liquido, has released a cover of The Strokes’ “Heart In A Cage,” taken from the band’s 2006 release, First Impressions of Earth. In a wildly different interpretation of the Julian Casablancas-penned single, Schrödl strips the rocking source material down to an […]

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Stream Julian Casablancas’ Sophomore Release ‘Tyranny’

Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has returned to his solo career to release his second album, titled Tyranny. This time around, Casablancas has enlisted the help of a band called The Voidz to provide backup for the upcoming release, which hits shelves September 23. So far we’ve seen 2 singles from the album, “Human Sadness” and […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Blood Brothers @ FYF Fest in Los Angeles, California (8/24/2014)

There’s a certain sense of euphoria that rushes into you when you’re waiting for your favorite band to take the stage. The steam from the fog lights, the pure energy from the crowd waiting to explode upon hearing that first note. You wait desperately for the house music to fade and the lights to fall. […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Governors Ball Music Festival

Under The Gun sent photographer, Nick Karp, to Randall’s Island in New York City to photograph the Governors Ball Music Festival. Much has changed since I attended the first Governors Ball Music Festival, including (thankfully) a new location, more days added to the festival, and there no longer being the gimmick of “No Overlapping Set times.” The market […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O Announces Debut Solo Record, ‘Crush Songs’

Last year the Yeah Yeah Yeahs put out Mosquito, but it seems juggling that and music for Spike Jonze’s Her wasn’t enough to keep fontwoman Karen O busy. She’s just announced she will be dropping her first ever solo album, Crush Songs, September 9 via Cult (Julian Casablancas’ label). That’s the album art to the left. It may come as a surprise […]

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Julian Casablancas Announces New Solo Album and Tour

We’ve been looking forward to new solo material from The Strokes‘ frontman Julian Casablancas all year long. He and his backing band, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, have played several shows and festival dates but haven’t actually dropped the name of their new album or any of its songs. Now, halfway through this year, we […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/23-3/29

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Now that the bulk of the Record Store Day announcements are out of the way, we can get back to what you’ll be spending your money on before April 19 rolls around. This week’s highlights include a new pressing of The Starting Line‘s pop punk classic, Say It Like You […]

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Julian Casablancas Unveils New Track

The Great Casablancas is back again with yet another new song from his solo work. “Human Sadness,” which is to be included on the soundtrack for the indie movie She’s Lost Control (which will be shown at SXSW this March), is a collaboration with the film’s composer, Simon Taufique. Casablancas has been a part of the film […]

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Kevin Devine Covers Vampire Weekend

Kevin Devine recorded a cover of Vampire Weekend’s hit, “Hannah Hunt,” and uploaded it to his Facebook page. Featuring just Devine and an acoustic guitar, the Brooklyn boy’s vocals juxtapose Ezra Koenig’s in the best way. The cover offers up a very different version from the one recorded by the New York-based Vampire Weekend. In […]

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Daft Punk Release Music Video For “Instant Crush” Featuring Julian Casablancas

Daft Punk have released a music video for “Instant Crush,” which features Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. The track comes from their critically acclaimed album Random Access Memories, which was released in May of this year. Taking a sidebar from the continuity of Daft Punk’s videos for “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance,” the […]

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Cerebral Ballzy Sign to Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records

Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas has signed indie-punk outfit Cerebral Ballzy to his imprint label, Cult Records. The band plans to release their second LP, Jaded & Faded, on the label in early 2014. “Probably the coolest band in the world at the moment,” Casablancas told Rolling Stone about his latest act. “A truly legit modern […]

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Albert Hammond, Jr. Denies New Strokes Material

Following a statement which appeared in a fan email newsletter, Albert Hammond, Jr. has denied that The Strokes are back in the studio. “We don’t know anything yet. There’s no news or information. We’re not writing or doing anything – maybe individually we are, but it’s not like we’re in the studio or anything,” the […]