Two phenomenal full-lengths deep into their career, progressive metalcore outfit ERRA have revealed they are now a member of the Sumerian Records family. In celebration of the signing, the band have released a brand new single. Entitled “Dreamcatcher,” the first taste of their forthcoming EP, Moments of Clarity, can be found after the jump.
UTG PREMIERE: One Fell Swoop – “April Fool’s Gold”
New York-based One Fell Swoop is a band fueled on an aggressive and poetic snarl of driven hardcore music. Today, Under The Gun Review is premiering the band’s new song, “April Fool’s Gold.” The song is a mixture of musicianship, melody and hostility. It’s the type of song with the moxie of Every Time I Die and the respectable composition complication of The Fall of Troy. There’s just a little something for everybody on the track.
The band’s new EP, Last Minute Living, is slated for a November 4 release and can be picked up via Bandcamp. One …
UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘The Thing’
Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.
Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …
REVIEW: Dead Leaves – ‘Dead Leaves’ EP
Artist: Dead Leaves
Album: Dead Leaves EP
Genre: Emo, Pop-Punk, Alternative
It’s been a few years since the hey-day of Ohio’s cult-favorite pop-punk band, Call It Fiction — an emo-tinged group that pumped out some seriously catchy tunes from the Midwest back in 2010. The band’s EP, Something I’ve Never Felt, was a smash hit within the scene and absolutely worth a listen if you’re an old school pop-punker.
Sadly, the guys in Call It Fiction saw more lineup changes through the years than they did recognition, resulting in the dissolution of the group. For those who know the …
REVIEW: Young Statues – ‘The Flatlands Are Your Friend’
Artist: Young Statues
Album: The Flatlands Are Your Friend
Label: Run For Cover Records
I walked out of my apartment and took the elevator down to the lobby. I situated my headphones onto my ears, walked to the door, and saw that the rain was coming down in sheets. I was running late and since I was picking up my girlfriend from her night class, I didn’t have time to run back upstairs and grab an umbrella or jacket. So I hit play on the new Young Statues record, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, threw my hood …
UTG PREMIERE: The Native Howl – “Death Jam”
Allow us to introduce Michigan folk-rock band, The Native Howl, a group of singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs that are busy carving out a local scene and chasing a dream.
Lead vocalists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would become The Native Howl. Early on, Sawicki was working a corporate job, spending evenings writing music. Holycross on the other hand was busy starting up a recording studio in Leonard, MI, which he and The Native Howl team currently manage.
When the group began working together they …
The Smashing Pumpkins have released the first song from their upcoming LP, Monuments to an Elegy via Rolling Stone.
With the album due out December 9, hopefully the bright track can tide fans over until then. Featuring lush atmospheres and pretty guitars grounded by acoustics, “Being Beige” is a soaring track that may divide Smashing Pumpkins fans (though honestly, what doesn’t), but it sure is a solid track that is consistent throughout.
When speaking on the track with Rolling Stone, singer/guitarist Billy Corgan said that “people always ask me to explain songs, and honestly I can’t. But if there’s honesty in this lyric, it’s that there’s something amiss in our cosmos. Yet still, we must love.”
Follow us after the jump to experience “Being Beige.” Read more »
With less than a month until Ariel Pink releases his forthcoming LP, pom pom, the ever-experimenting musician has released another fresh single off the effort. Entitled “Black Ballerina,” the heavily ’80s influenced cut is mighty different from pom pom‘s preceding single, “Put Your Number In My Phone,” but the diversity in sound appears to be a positive after spinning both tracks on repeat.
Follow the jump to give “Black Ballerina” a listen and be sure to mark your calendars as pom pom is set to hit stores November 18 via 4AD (pre-order options are available here for those looking to secure their copy).
Metalcore party starters Attila recently announced their forthcoming full-length, Guilty Pleasure, so there was little doubt a new single would be released in the near future. A little over a week later, the music community has been graced with its first taste of the album in the form of “Proving Grounds,” courtesy of our friends over at Alternative Press.
On first listen, it seems to be exactly what one would expect from a new Attila track. For some readers, this could spell head-banging triumph, and for others, unbridled despair, but don’t just take out word for it; head over to AltPress to check out “Proving Grounds” and look out for Guilty Pleasure when it drops November 24 via Artery Recordings. If the track suits your fancy, pre-order options are also available here for those ready to spend some cash on the upcoming release before it officially drops.
The jury is still out on whether or not Foo Fighters have a number one hit with their latest single, but earlier today the first track from the band’s new album made headlines once again thanks to the song’s official music video.
Released to YouTube at some point on Monday, October 20, the official video for “Something From Nothing” put the focus on both Foo Fighters and the lyrics to their latest release. The clip finds the band performing in an open space, with handwritten lyrics popping up on screen as they are recited by frontman Dave Grohl. It’s a simple approach to marketing, but it works. Check it out: Read more »
Remember how cool the soundtrack for Drive was? It was almost as cool as Driver’s jacket, all 80′s-chic electric goodness, and it was one of the biggest reasons audiences fell in love with the film. That CD is still in my car as I type this. Now, BBC Radio is giving something that was already great another go.
Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated By Zane Lowe will feature music from The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Chvrches, Eric Prydz, Foals, John Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighborhood, SBTRKT, and ZZC. All but one song is brand new. Chvrches’ contribution, “Get Away,” is already available; listen to that below, along with the new score’s trailer. Read more »
The new song a bit slower and more emo-influenced than some of the previous singles, showing that the new record is sure to be diverse. The new album is looking to be a more mature take on the sound of last year’s The Earth Pushed Back, which is just what I wanted to see from this band.
Stream “Two Years” at MTV here.
By now, I’m sure you regret not listening to Head North earlier. In case you’ve been too lazy to check out the Buffalo band’s EP, Scrapbook Minds or their split with Connecticut’s A Will Away, the band has released an excellent acoustic cover of The Story So Far’s “Empty Space” over at PropertyOfZack. Mellowed out and performed with two vocalists and guitars, the cover takes a whole new approach to the song. It’s far from a straight-forward cover, and Head North is far from a straight-forward band. Fans of Head North and The Story So Far are sure to love this.
While Baauer is best known to much of the world’s population for a repetitive trap song turned viral hit whose name we will purposefully omit in hopes of not reminding our readers of its existence (…okay, it was the “Harlem Shake”), he is in fact an extremely well-versed producer with a nuanced ear for blending the sounds of hip-hop, electronic music, and r&b. Thus, it’s no surprise his newest release, “One Touch,” is an absolute success with the assistance of the equally experimental London duo, AlunaGeorge.
Featuring clanging instrumentals that bounce back and forth behind Aluna Francis’ signature crooning for much of its duration, the track knows when to climax at just the right times for maximum danceable vibes. In other words, it’s an audible concoction that can’t be missed, so be sure to check out “One Touch” after the jump. Read more »
After releasing two gorgeous singles in “Late Lives” and “Repine,” Baltimore outfit Pianos Become The Teeth have finally satisfied our cravings for more new material with a Pitchfork-exclusive stream of their forthcoming LP, Keep You. We’ll save our full sentiments for a later date, but it’s safe to say Pianos’ calmer venture appears to have been worth the wait.
While the record officially hits stores October 28 via Epitaph Records, pre-order options are available here for those who can’t wait to purchase Keep You after giving it a much-awaited listen. As always, feel free to let us know your thoughts on the album in the comments section below.
A ban of Lorde’s Grammy winning, infectious single “Royals” has been placed on San Francisco airwaves for the duration of the 2014 World Series. According to USA Today, KFOG Radio and 96.5 KOIT both pulled the song from airwaves because of its relation to the Kansas City Royals, who are facing the San Francisco Giants in this year’s best-of-seven baseball championship.
It has been documented that the inspiration for the song came when Lorde found a photograph of famed (and retired) Royals star George Brett signing autographs for fans.
In response to the city’s ban of the song, Kansas City’s 99.7 The Point has claimed to play the song once every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. First pitch for the World Series is tomorrow night in Kansas City at 7:07 p.m. CST. While “Royals” has been the theme song of this year’s Kansas City team, the Giants have crowned “Don’t Stop Believin’” as its go-to number. Which team do you think has the better song? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and follow the jump to see the photo that inspired the song. Read more »