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The Getaway Plan Announce ‘Dark Horses,’ Launch PledgeMusic Campaign

Over the course of the last decade, Australia’s The Getaway Plan have evolved from teenage post-hardcore wunderkinds into one of the nation’s most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands. It has been a journey marked by incredible highs (such as their debut Other Voices, Other Rooms debuting at #14 on the Australian charts) crushing lows (the band went on an unplanned hiatus from 2009-2010, during which a former tour manager and close friend of the band was convicted with several sexual offences for which he was jailed for 16 years, providing an unwelcome run on front pages of the national press for the band) and of truly remarkable personal and musical growth.

Having reclaimed their place in the Australian music landscape by virtue of the critically acclaimed and musically ambitious album Requiem in 2011, the band furthered their evolution with 2013’s independently released double A-side Lovesick/Mirrors and the occasional live show, while working tirelessly in the background on crafting the next chapter of their musical story. Today, fans and industry folk alike were granted an insight into what that chapter may contain, as the band announced that they will be funding their forthcoming record, Dark Horses, via crowd funding site PledgeMusic. Read more »

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Emarosa Stream ‘Versus’ In Full

Fans have been waiting for what seems like forever to finally hear Emarosa‘s new album, and at long last the wait is over. Versus is currently available to stream in its entirety through Rise Records’ YouTube channel. You can also check it out below the break.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the album yet, be sure to grab yourself a copy while you still can! Bundles can be purchased on MerchNow or digital copies are available through iTunes.

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LISTEN: New Foo Fighters Audio Clip from ‘Sonic Highways’

As we here at UTG have talked about in the past, HBO’s new eight-part documentary series featuring David Grohl (as the director) and the other members of Foo Fighters, entitled Sonic Highways, is scheduled to hit the airwaves on October 17 this year.

The documentary’s trailer showcases bits of the band’s new music off of their upcoming record. This new record, which is due out a month after the series premiere, is also entitled Sonic Highways and is proving to be quite the exciting new discography addition.

Below you can find a vine clip from Bob Moczydlowsky, Twitter’s new Head of Music presenting a little bit of guitars from the band’s new record. Even at the measly six-second clip, it already does sound like the music takes its influences from all over the country. Appropriately, Grohl talks about this in the trailer and says, “I really believe the environment in which you write or record an album influences the musical result.” Read more »

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Finch Release New Song “Anywhere But Here”

Finch are gearing up to release their latest record Back To Oblivion, which comes out September 30 via Razor & Tie Records. Today, the band has released the next song off the record entitled “Anywhere But Here,” which premiered over at Bullett today.

The song at first starts subtly with the intro and verse before the chorus kicks in with singer Nate Barcalow’s signature vocal delivery brightening the song. The bridge has the best parts of the track with both guitars feeding off each other with effects before Barcalow lets out a blatant scream before the final chorus. Check out the stream of the song below after the jump.

If you haven’t yet, check out the last track that was released from the record, titled “Two Guns To The Temple”. Also, below are the dates of the band’s headlining fall tour they will be going on with Maps & Atlases and Weatherbox. Read more »

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Ryan Adams Streams Upcoming Self-Titled Album

September 1 marks the time of the year where social media fills up with Green Day puns about waking up, and a time of the year where a sudden influx of Countdown to Christmas memes surface. This year’s September 1, however, is also filled with the excitement over the fact that Ryan Adams, through NPR, has shared a stream of his highly-anticipated self-titled album, which happens to be his fourteenth (incredible) record to date.

After his 2011 release of Ashes & Fire, fans of the former Whiskeytown and The Cardinals front man were reasonably unsure of whether or not they would be hearing new music from Adams any time soon. Several issues arose with regards to the supposed plans of producing of a new record with Glyn Johns in 2012, which Adams and his team eventually called off. Having put out EPs with other bands he has formed, and having helped produce several heavier sounding records (with PAX AM) within the last four years after that 2011 release, fans were ready for some new alt-country material.

Due out on September 9 via PAX AM, Ryan Adams is very resonant of older Whiskeytown and Bruce Springsteen hits, which are guaranteed to appeal greatly to his listeners.

You can stream Ryan Adams (via NPR) here.

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Rae Sremmurd Streams “No Flex Zone” Remix Featuring Pusha T and Nicki Minaj

We could argue about who dominated the pop charts all summer long, but when it comes to hip-hop there is no question over who has been in control of the radio game during 2014′s hottest months.

Rae Sremmurd have risen from obscurity to international fame in about four months, and it’s thanks to the Mike Will Made It produced hit, “No Flex Zone.” The song first hit the net in May, and in the weeks following release it gained momentum in the media thanks to remixes by Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Juicy J, and more. If you somehow slept on the original, check out the song’s official video at the end of this post.

This weekend, the duo known as Rae Sremmurd surprised fans by releasing the long-awaited remix to “No Flex Zone.” The updated track features a new verse from the group, as well as previously released remix verses from Nicki Minaj and Pusha T. You can stream the song below: Read more »

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: John Nolan Talks ‘Bridge And Tunnel,’ TBS, And Straylight Run

If you may have noticed, we here at Under The Gun Review are big supporters of the independent film Bridge and Tunnel, which features an overwhelming amount of talent from cast, to crew, to composers. A few months ago, we ran an interview with Ryan Hunter (NK, Envy On The Coast) where he discussed creating an original score for the film.

We are now proud to bring you an exclusive one-on-one sit-down with John Nolan, the renowned guitarist and vocalist of Taking Back Sunday. We spoke to Nolan on set of a video shoot for his track “Here Comes The Wolf,” an original he’d written just for Bridge and Tunnel. The video, which is yet to be released, displays a unique side of John Nolan I can assure you you’ve never seen before. The track itself is amazing and introspective, as always, and even won an award at the Long Island International Film Expo.

Check below to watch our interview where we discuss Nolan’s involvement in Bridge and Tunnel, his extensive touring with Taking Back Sunday and the likelihood of Straylight Run reforming for a 10-year anniversary of their self-titled EP. Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Bridge and Tunnel’ Gets Long Island Right

Film: Bridge and Tunnel
Starring: Ryan Metcalf, Arjun Gupta, Mary Kate Wiles
Directed by: Jason Michael Brescia

Simply speaking, Bridge and Tunnel is the film I didn’t know I was waiting for. Director Jason Michael Brescia follows up his 2012 release The Newest Pledge in a complete directional change. This story fuses elements of humor, realism, tragedy, and camaraderie in a tale that isn’t flashy or forced. But to be honest, I think I enjoyed this movie because I am living this movie.

The plot takes place in current day Long Island, NY, where 20-somethings struggle to pave their lives’ paths in a post-educational world. In a community that has been stricken with economic collapse and a natural disaster as destructive as Hurricane Sandy, the stresses of facing adulthood make the future seem meek, underwhelming and likely just as unfulfilling. But that grim attitude can’t always reign supreme for the New York natives, as the promise of lifelong friendship will always be the driving force keeping their ship afloat. Read more »

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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 2 – Train Tracks

UTG TV is happy to present you with the second installment of our UTG Session with the boys in Sleep On It. For part one, we brought you an interview with the band from their first ever national tour (‘The Rebel Alliance Tour’), in addition to an acoustic rendition of a brand new track called “Sunrise.”

Today, we bring you two tracks off their debut EP Everything, All At Once, which we recorded alongside some train tracks in Rockville Centre, NY. The track “Cope” was actually premiered through Under The Gun Review back in February. We couldn’t be happier to develop such a great relationship with these guys early on in their career and be any kind of assistance in their much-deserved rise in popularity.

Keep your eyes on Sleep On It and be sure to check out these exclusive videos after the jump. We even included a photo of the band’s tour tattoos below! Read more »

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Continues its Box Office Romp this Three-Day Weekend

It’s official, Guardians of the Galaxy will be known as THE movie of the summer. If not for the hilarious one-liners, stellar soundtrack, and headline-worthy unofficial merchandise, then for its dominance as this quarter’s top film, with $274 thousand dollars made domestically since its August 1 release date. This weekend, the Marvel Studios film topped the charts with the $16.3 thousand dollar pull that it made.

As Above/So Below made its debut this weekend and made around $8.3 million dollars, putting the horror flick not too far behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and If I Stay, which made $11.75 million and $9.2 million, respectively. Pierce Brosnan’s The November Man also went into theaters this week, and made a meager $7.66 million dollars.

Be sure to check out our reviews of As Above/So Below and The November Man before following the jump to see this weekend’s top ten highest grossing films. Read more »

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There’s Something Irresistible About Radical Something’s “Cali Get Down”

Several weeks ago we brought you an audio stream of a new song titled “Cali Get Down” by a band we had never previously covered called Radical Something. That same group has since released a video for the that single, and we have only fallen further in love with their unique take on modern pop rock.

I have tried and spectacularly failed to explain the sound of Radical Something at least a half dozen times this month. The closest I have come to nailing it, at least according to people I’ve spoken with, is a more mature take on the sound Metro Station first brought to the mainstream back in the mid-2000s. That may turn some of you off, but I swear it’s far better than anything that group ever put to tape. “Cali Get Down” is a song that should have dominated radio over the summer, but due to the typical industry BS it’s still finding its way to curious music fans across the country. The video is mostly a performance piece, but it still keeps things interesting with a story involving average people starting a not so average dance party. Watch the clip and discover the song we cannot stop spinning below: Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The One I Love’ Ruminates on Love Lost With A Sci-Fi Twist

Film: The One I Love
Directed by: Charlie McDowell
Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson

***This review originally ran during our coverage of the Provincetown Film Fest. We are posting it a second time because the film has just hit VOD and theaters nationwide.***

The One I Love is like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? wrapped in the enigma of aTwilight Zone episode with Ted Danson’s character acting as the narrator instead of Rod Serling. So as you can see, this film is a completely different take on the romantic drama subgenre with an otherworldly twist to it. Luckily though, The One I Love ventures into how love is an imperfection in itself more than any other romantic film to come out as of late. It paints a painstaking portrait of a couple that try and try again to make perfect versions of themselves to please each other. Unfortunately, that isn’t how love works. Read more »