‘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 »

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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 »