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Texas In July Cancel Remaining Canadian Tour Dates Due To Medical Emergency

It seems that Texas In July haven’t had the greatest luck so far since they embarked on their Canadian Invasion tour. A little less than two weeks ago they were forced to cancel a handful of dates due to their van breaking down. Now the group has announced they will actually have to cancel their appearances at all of the remaining dates on their tour because of a medical emergency.

The band posted on Facebook to let fans know their drummer, Adam Gray, was admitted to the hospital for a severe medical emergency. You can read all of what they had to say below. Read more »

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Watch Have Mercy’s Live Acoustic Rendition Of “Pawn Takes Rook”

Have Mercy are currently on tour with Real Friends, Neck Deep and Cruel Hand. They recently took a quick break from being on the road to sit down with CMJ to perform an acoustic version of their song “Pawn Takes Rook” for one of CMJ’s Whiskey Sessions. The song is taken from their recently released album A Place of Our Own. You can watch their performance below.

If you would like to see the band live, they have a few dates remaining on their tour. You can find dates and purchase tickets through their Facebook page. Read more »


‘Midnight Clear’ Christmas Compilation Will Feature August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire & More

As we rapidly approach the holidays, more and more bands are getting on their December EP grind. If you ever feel like getting away from the usual holiday carols and getting into the season with some hardcore, Solid State Records, home to numerous hardcore outfits, will be releasing a Christmas compilation, entitled Midnight Clear.

The EP, which is due out on November 24, will contain renditions of timeless Christmas songs by artists like August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, Fit For A King, and more. Judging from the label’s teaser audio clips below, hardcore fans can expect to be pleased and put in jolly spirits amidst all the gang vocals and heavy drum fills. Read more »


Skrillex Drops Cinematic New Video

Yesterday, Skrillex released a new video for his song “Fuck That.” It already has nearly 325,000 views in one day, which would be impressive for most artists. But for the former From First To Last vocalist turned dubstep innovator, this just seems to be par for the course at this point.

The track hails off of his latest album, Recess, which was released back in March. The video features desert highway chases, machine guns, and a Fight Club-esque scene that David Fincher would be proud of.

Check below the jump to watch the video, and if you’re in New York, make sure to spend your New Year’s Eve right by celebrating it with Skrillex, Diplo, and A$AP Ferg at Madison Square Garden. Read more »

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Circa Survive Now Streaming ‘Descensus’ In Its Entirety

Attention, Circa Survive fans: this is not a drill.

The band is currently streaming their brand new album, Descensus, in its entirety via their cleverly domain-named website.

The fifth studio album from Circa Survive officially arrives Monday, Nov. 24 via Sumerian Records. You can pick up your pre-order on iTunes now, which comes with an instant download of the album’s lead single and opening track, “Schema.”

Check below the jump to stream all ten tracks from Descensus. Read more »

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Ben Howard Directs His Own Beautiful Video For “I Forget Where We Were”

Ben Howard released his second full-length record, I Forget Where We Were, just last month, with plenty of time to shoot to the top of several music lovers’ ‘best of’ lists for 2014 – some of ours here at UTG included.

For the title track’s video, Howard decided to get behind the camera and try his hand at a bit of directing, a choice that seems to be unanimously agreed upon as a wise one. The entire album explores some of the most poignant and affecting lyricism of the year, and the visuals for “I Forget Where We Were” complement them beautifully with metaphors that portray the hardships and distances that can come between two people, along with changes that must be made in order to rectify the cold rift. Howard’s directorial debut stars Danny Fox and Tatiana Kartomten.

You can experience Ben Howard’s video for his newest album’s title track below, and purchase a copy of the record yourself via iTunes or Howard’s webstore. Read more »


UTG PHOTOS: Anberlin’s Final Tour Hits NYC (11/16/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Irving Plaza in New York City to photograph Anberlin’s Final Tour on November 16, 2014.

Over a decade ago, Anberlin released their first full-length album, Blueprints for the Black Market. In 2014, the band released a studio album entitled Lowborn before they embarked on their final tour ever. On November 26, the band will play their last show with ’68 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL.

Anberlin took over New York City last weekend, playing two sold-out shows to Irving Plaza. Almost immediately, vocalist Stephen Christian made his way into the crowd to ensure the performance was as intimate as possible. Mike Herrera of MxPx served as a tasteful and subtle opener to a show that was really driven by die-hard lovers of music, not just some over-saturated tour package. Following the two performances, the band took to the Gramercy Theatre to perform their 2007 release, Cities, in its entirety.

Check below the jump to see photos from one of the shows at Irving Plaza and to view Anberlin’s few remaining tour dates. Read more »


NEW EMINEM: Slaughterhouse And Yelawolf Join Slim On “Psychopath Killer”

Eminem dropped a new track yesterday from his upcoming release Shady XV, featuring Slaughterhouse and Alabama’s own Yelawolf.

Mr. Mathers has been making headlines seemingly every day for the past few weeks, whether for jabs at Lana Del Rey or Iggy Azalea. But for as long as he keeps coming out with fire tracks, the primary task at hand should be giving them a listen regardless of your stance on his controversial lyricism.

Shady XV is set to come out this Monday, November 24, just one year following his return to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with The Marshall Mathers LP2. The compilation will include new and throwback tracks from the Shady Records universe. Do you think Slim Shady can hit first place again? Let us know in the comments and listen to “Psychopath Killer” after the jump. Read more »


Stream Sullivan’s New Single, “You Don’t Mean It”

Sullivan‘s highly anticipated full-length album, Heavy Is The Head, is less than three weeks away from hitting stores. Shortly after the band made the album announcement, they unleashed a killer track titled “What’s Good For The King.” Now that some time has passed the group is ready to drop another solid single. They teamed up with Absolutepunk to premiere a new song titled “You Don’t Mean It.” It’s also available to listen to below.

Heavy Is The Head will officially be released December 9, and it can be pre-ordered through Spartan Records. They are offering digital downloads, CDs and vinyl. Read more »

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Beyoncé Releases Two New Songs, “7/11″ And “Ring Off”

In December of 2013, modern-day icon, Beyoncé, took the world by surprise as she unveiled her self-titled visual album on iTunes without prior promotion. Immediately topping Billboard charts upon its debut, the musician bagged multiple BET awards and was pronounced as the top earning female musician that year.

Refusing to end 2014 without more surprises, the former Destiny’s Child member has revealed that there is more in store. Fans of Queen Bey have been buzzing with rumors about some new material and it would appear that they were right. Beyoncé is reportedly scheduled to release a platinum version of the aforementioned self-titled record on November 24. The double CD/double DVD set will not only include the original record and a disc containing all of its corresponding music videos, it will also include a new disc called More, which features four remixes from Beyonce and two new tracks, including “7/11″ and “Ring Off,” both of which you can listen to below. Read more »

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Stream The Official Video for “Carousels” from Wild Imaginaries

San Francisco piano-rock band, Wild Imaginaries are fresh off the release of their debut EP and already have more media for fans to enjoy.

You may remember Wild Imaginaries from our recent review of Shades, a powerful 5-song album that the guys produced themselves over the last year.

The official video for the EP’s lead single, “Carousels,” premiered on The Bay Area’s Live 105 website earlier this evening. You can also can stream “Carousels” below the jump. Read more »


Watch Novo Amor’s Haunting Video For “Callow”

One of my personal favorite indie artists, Novo Amor, has revealed a moving music video for his new single, “Callow.” He is a singer-songwriter based out of Cardiff, Wales, and his music is similar to artists like Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow. “Callow” is a solid single that is hopefully the start of another great EP from this musician. You can watch the video for yourself below.

If you enjoy the new track, it’s available for purchase on iTunes. You can also purchase a copy of his EP released earlier this year, titled Woodland, NY. Read more »