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Incubus Will Be Releasing Two New EPs in 2015

After a quiet couple years, with side/solo projects taking over much of that time, renowned alternative rockers Incubus are ready to make a big comeback for 2015. This is the newest material the band has recorded since 2011′s If Not Now, When? which was released on Epic Records.

This time around, the band has signed with Island Records and will be releasing two EPs through the course of the year, with production done by the band themselves. The two EPs will contain enough songs on each release to combine into an album, with the first one coming out as early as February or March and the latter coming out in the summer. According to an interview with Billboard, guitarist Mike Einziger stated that, “most of the music we’ve written is high energy [but] we’ve written our slowest song, but also our heaviest song.”

At this past weekend’s KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, the band performed a new song named “Trust Fall” for the first time and you can watch the performance below. Be sure to stay close with UTG as more updates come in. Read more »

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MUSIC VIDEO: Chris Farren – “Like A Gift From God Or Whatever” Feat. Jenny Owen Youngs

In the spirit of the holidays, Chris Farren has teamed up with Jenny Owen Youngs to release an original Christmas song titled “Like A Gift From God Or Whatever.” The duo took some time to record a festive music video, which is available to watch below.

The song is taken from Farren’s holiday album of the same name. The album features twelve original Christmas tracks, each featuring a guest vocalist. It is available for purchase for $5 on Bandcamp. Read more »

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Never Shout Never Announce Acoustic Tour

During the months of February and March in 2015, indie group Never Shout Never will be heading out on a US acoustic tour, dubbed the ‘Mid Winter’s Nights Dream Acoustik Tour.’

Although they have yet to be announced, special guests will be joining Never Shout Never on this tour, so follow up on their Facebook page for these upcoming announcements.

Check out the dates for the tour below. Read more »

Frank Iero

Frnkiero andthe Cellabration Announce Headlining Tour

After releasing his first solo album, Stomachaches, this year and momentarily hitting the road in the US, Frank Iero (ex-My Chemical Romance) will be officially headlining a tour with his group Frnkiero andthe Cellabration in 2015.

The band is scheduled to do a full run across the United States with acts The Homeless Gospel Choir and Modern Chemistry.

The tour will start on February 18 in New York City and circle all the way back to Iero’s hometown in New Jersey on April 2. See all the dates below. Read more »

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Veil of Maya Post Cryptic Teaser Video

If you asked Santa for some burly breakdowns, he most definitely read your list.

Earlier today, Veil of Maya posted a brief teaser to their various social media outlets promising some type of announcement on January 1, 2015. View the 40-second clip at the bottom of this post, and let us know if you’re excited in the replies.

Having recently parted ways with longtime vocalist Brandon Butler, many are speculating that the outfit’s coming announcement will serve as an introduction to their newest member. If this is the case, VOM’s timing couldn’t be better, as they are slated to kick off the Slow Your Troll and Know Your Role Tour on January 8 in Atlanta, GA.

Follow UTG on Twitter to stay in the know. Read more »

Hostage Calm

Hostage Calm Announce Five Farewell Shows

Not too long ago, Hostage Calm announced their departure from the music scene.

Since then it has remained very unclear as to why the band has come to this decision. Early next year, however, the band will embark on a series of shows to bid their fans goodbye.

Check out the five tour dates below with their corresponding vendors. Read more »

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Have Mercy Announce Split With Somos, Stream “Somebody’s Baby” Cover

Indie rock outfit, Have Mercy, have just announced that they will be releasing a split with one of No Sleep Records’ newest signings, Somos. The split is due out on February 24 via NSR. Below, you can listen to the band’s cover of “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne.

Lead singer Brian Swindle shares with AltPress: “When we were approached about doing the split with Somos we were immediately down. We were just about to release our 2nd LP, A Place Of Our Own, so we knew we didn’t want to put out anymore newer songs that soon after. We decided to record a cover of ‘Somebody’s Baby’ by Jackson Browne because it was the only one we could agree on and we all love that song.”

You can stream Have Mercy’s rendition of “Somebody’s Baby” below. Pre-orders for the split are available here. Additionally, tour dates for the band’s leg with Front Porch Step can be found below. Read more »

Skate and Surf

Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination.

The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick Murphys, a reunited From Autumn To Ashes and so many more. The festival will also see numerous up-and-coming acts such as Beach Slang, Pentimento, Dads, etc.

Tickets for Skate & Surf 2015 are now available here. Make sure to check back for updates on the lineup, as well as the bands’ designated dates. Read more »

foxing

Foxing Currently Working On New Music At Brand New’s Studio In Long Island

According to Twitter, St. Louis indie band Foxing is currently working on some new music in the presence of some exciting artists. Check out a tweet below concerning their work at a Long Island Studio belonging to Brand New.

This is no doubt exciting news for fans of Foxing, a band who’s made some of our year-end reviews here at Under The Gun with their most recent album, The Albatross.

We’ll provide more updates as they come. Read more »

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Bonfires Get “Closure” In New Music Video

Chicago pop-punk quintet Bonfires recently released a brand new music video for their song “Closure.” The song comes from their debut EP, We All Talk About Dying Like We’ve Done It Before, which arrived this past July.

The guys have been hard at work since their debut, having released a second short EP, entitled Nothing To Hold/Something To Keep, on December 9. All of their releases are available for free on their Bandcamp page, so stop in before you miss out.

Look for more from Bonfires in the near future, and check out the official video for “Closure” below the jump: Read more »

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New Found Glory Premiere ’90s-Influenced Music Video For “Stubborn”

Pop-punk legends New Found Glory have been around for almost a decade and a half, putting their first record out back in 1999 (Nothing Gold Can Stay). During the era of their inception, music videos were huge on television, specifically on MTV, with programs that would air them in long blocks.

To pay homage, the band premiered a new music video today for their song “Stubborn,” which comes off their latest album Resurrection. The video depicts a full ’90s makeover with the an old television, classic camera work, and even the “NFG” acronym taking the shape of the old MTV logo. The footage was taken from different performances from their latest headlining slot on the Glamour Kills tour. Check out the music video for “Stubborn” below. Read more »

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LIVE REVIEW: Circa Survive at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA (12/13/14)

There’s always something special about welcoming a band home after a long tour. One would think that this band (and the rest on the bill) would be worn out, deflated, and simply spent after a month and a half of straight touring. Circa Survive are not that band. Well, not that tired and exhausted band. They are, in fact, the band that Philadelphia welcomed home with open arms and strong voices at Union Transfer this past weekend.

Opening the latter half of the tour was Baltimore’s Pianos Become the Teeth, fresh off the release of their third, near-perfect record, Keep You. Read more »