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 »

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Pianos Become The Teeth Release Dual Music Videos For “Repine”

Pianos Become The Teeth have graced us with not one, but two music videos for their track, “Repine.” Taken from their outstanding new record Keep You, the set of clips premiered earlier today on NYLON Guys, and can be viewed in full after the jump.

The first video finds lead singer Kyle Durfey slaving over a large wooden structure with uncertain intent, while the other features an emotive live performance. According to the band, this unique approach was meant to display the song from two different perspectives.

“It should be looked at less as ‘two versions’ for the same song and more like two perspectives taking place at the same time,” the Baltimore outfit explained. “The narrative can be looked at as the inner perspective of the song. This video’s imagery deals with several themes that are present in the song’s lyrics as well as the overall weight of the song musically. The performance video can be looked at as the outer perspective, much more contemplative and subdued. In this version we see less movement, more thought, and a more personal look into the person rather than the song itself. One could argue that the narrative is what Kyle is contemplating in the performance.”

Comment below and let us know your thoughts. Read more »

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Freddie Gibbs And Mike Dean Team For ‘GTA V’ Track “Sellin’ Dope”

While this isn’t as tight as FlyLo FM and DOOM Lotus – keep in mind that nothing is – “Sellin’ Dope” is yet another stellar addition to the Grand Theft Auto V reissue for XBOX One and Playstation 4.

Much like “Masquatch,” it’s a track tailor-made for cruising around the city at night, up to no good. It’s chilly and throbbing, a beat with a cold edge that the masterful Freddie Gibbs rides like the professional he is. In a game that is, at the end of the day, about ice cold murder, it’ll soundtrack your virtual nightlife nicely. Read more »

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Ghostface Killah And AZ Go Hard On “Double Cross”

The latest off Ghostface Killah’s “superhero-revenge concept album” is, as the kids say, straight fire. “The Battlefield” was cool and all, but “Double Cross” is a two-minute, take-no-prisoners throw down about a man wronged by fake friends.

Its place in the story of 36 Seasons seems pretty clear, and it almost certainly sets up more fireworks to come. This isn’t AZ’s only spot on the album either, which only makes that seem more certain.

36 Seasons will be released by Tommy Boy Records on December 9, making it a great stocking stuffer for the whole family. Pre-order it here or here. Don’t forget about Ghostface’s other upcoming albums, one with Wu-Tang and the other with BADBADNOTGOOD. Read more »

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Make Time In Your Life For This Track From Flying Lotus And DOOM

It’s “only” two minutes long, but anything from a team of Flying Lotus and DOOM is worth pausing for. The track is one of many from the music Flying Lotus contributed to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 reissues of Grand Theft Auto V (for in-game radio station FlyLo FM), but DOOM’s presence sets “Masquatch” apart.

DOOM spits fast over a late-night beat that manages to be both low-key and unrelenting, a bevy of unnerving effects clattering around a drum’s heartbeat (“heartbeat sounds like Sasquatch feet”).

DOOM, as exquisitely odd as ever, is the perfect partner for the off-kilter productions of Flying Lotus. Someone get these two in the studio together – is there any reason “Flying DOOM” or “DOOM Lotus” can’t be added to this list? Listen, this is my second post about an excellent rap duo in the last hour, and I don’t want this to be the last time I talk about Run The Jewels and Flying DOOM (that’s sticking, damn it) in the same evening. Read more »

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Run The Jewels Are The Worst EMTs In New Video For “Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1″

Killer Mike and El-P recently talked to Pitchfork about the unexpected resounding success of Run The Jewels, with Killer Mike even intimating that he was “ready for retirement” before the duo took off. Whether that’s actually true and Mike really would’ve joined the church is a moot point now, although it’s a good thing it happened. Their late-burgeoning careers mean more good music is in the world, and the two would’ve been terrible EMTs.

In the new video for the fiery, foul-mouthed, bass-heavy single “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1,” Mike and El are clearly the coolest EMTs out there. The thing is, they have a tendency to let the populace lie and hog the oxygen to themselves.

Run The Jewels 2 is out now and is, as always, available for free download. The duo is on tour as well; don’t miss them when they come around. You never know when you might be the one in the back of their ambulance. Read more »


’68 Release Illusion-Filled Music Video For “Track 5″

Today, ’68, the newest project from former The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin, has released a new music video for their song “Track 5: E” — which premiered on Alternative Press. The track comes off their superb debut album, In Humor And Sadness, which features a somewhat post-grunge sound that is unlike Scogin’s previous works.

The music video shows a slew of different camera shots of Scogin and drummer Michael McClellan that are all overlapped on top of each other to create a rather trippy illusion.

Check out the music video below and be sure to watch the it closely. Read more »