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Kurt Travis To Tour With Hotel Books, Zachary Garren, So Much Light

Just after concluding a tour with main project A Lot Like Birds, vocalist Kurt Travis announced a full solo US tour starting in May that coincides with the release of his latest record Everything is Beautiful on Blue Swan Records, his new label home, owned by Dance Gavin Dance’s Will Swan. Travis is to be […]

Rare Dance Gavin Dance Practice Recording Surfaces

Before the time of smartphones, Garage Band, and other modern recording tools, there was a thing called a tape recorder. A tape recorder used something called “tape” to capture sound. Ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Zachary Garren used such a device when practicing with the band in 2008. Today he has shared the audio from one […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Strawberry Girls

There’s some bands we’ve loved since before they got signed to any record deal, before they had any publicists or campaigns, before their albums were available on any physical format. One such band is Strawberry Girls, who play a distinctive brand of instrumental groove rock, sharing more in common with “Focus” by Hocus Pocus than […]

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Strawberry Girls – “Negro Spiritual” (Live In Studio)

Strawberry Girls have been one of our favorite bands for some time, well before they signed to Tragic Hero Records. The self-described “groove rock” band has the physical release of their debut full length album, French Ghetto, coming up on October 1. In anticipation, they’ve filmed a live video of one of the deepest jams […]

Strawberry Girls And Stolas Announce Summer Tour

UTG favorites Strawberry Girls and Las Vegas progressive band Stolas are heading out on tour together. The two bands share an odd connection through Dance Gavin Dance: Strawberry Girls’ guitarist, Zachary Garren, used to be in Dance Gavin Dance, and Stolas is signed to Blue Swan Records, the label owned by Will Swan of DGD. […]

WATCH: Strawberry Girls’ Documentary Teaser

California’s Strawberry Girls recently got signed to Tragic Hero Records. While it’s still unknown when they will have a new release out on the label, we now know they have a documentary in the works. The documentary will be done by Ted Maider, and be primarily about the Girls’ first tour. The video on Zachary Garren’s […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: The Weeknd/A Lot Like Birds – “Blowtorch/Wicked Games” Mashup

I have some talented friends. Friends that just have an ear for things that are constantly creating music. One of those pals is Zachary Garren (Strawberry Girls, ex- Dance Gavin Dance). Taking his friend and colleague, Kurt Travis‘ song “The Blowtorch Is Applied To The Sugar” and infusing a bit of The Weeknd‘s “Wicked Games,” Zach made two […]

Gordon Bombay Release ‘Unburstable Bubble’

Under The Gun Review’s favorite up-and-coming group Gordon Bombay have dropped their long-awaited effort, Unburstable Bubble! This group, featuring good friends MOD SUN, Pat Brown, Zachary Garren, JCW, & B Rolla, is a unique blend of talent that strive to make the best possible music. Not only are these guys releasing this effort for free, […]

Zachery Garren kicked out of Dance Gavin Dance!

Zachery Garren has been kicked out of Dance Gavin Dance, according to his twitter it was not because of a fight with the band, but due to “one member.” No names were given. Ex-vocalist Jonny Craig tweeted at Garren and told him to keep his head up. The band has not announced replacement plans, but […]