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UTG PREMIERE: Ruby Nightingale – “Whole”

“Whole” is Australian singer-songwriter Ruby Nightingale’s first single off of her upcoming debut full-length record entitled Sleeping In Pashminas. Due out on March 10, the Hong Kong-raised, Connecticut-based indie/folk vocalist calls to mind the likes of Marissa Nadler, Laura Marling, and Angus & Julia Stevens. She has two previously released EPs and is very excited for what’s to come. Ruby shares:

“Seeing this record come together with the full band has been so incredibly fulfilling, and has really shown me my own music in a much larger light. It also contains some of the most

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UTG PHOTOS: Doomtree at the Highline Ballroom in NYC (2/17/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer, Kellie Gannon, to The Highline Ballroom in New York City to photograph Doomtree on February 17, 2015.

Fans of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective Doomtree went absolutely ape-shit back in December upon the announcement that Doomtree would be returning to the stage in early 2015 with new music. Along with this announcement came the release of a new single titled “Gray Duck” which was actually the second single put out from the album. Back in the summer, “.38 Airweight” premiered but it wasn’t until December that the track list, album name, …

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UTG PREMIERE: Boy On Guitar – “Your Place”

While the disbanding of California outfit Of Us Giants in 2014 was indeed an unfortunate event, Genesis and Jonathan Jennings have continued to create music under the moniker of Boy On Guitar alongside Sean Duncan. Transitioning from Of Us Giant’s indie rock sentiments to a more light-hearted indie pop style, the atmosphere of their music is naturally uplifting.

Thus, we are excited to premiere the trio’s debut single, entitled “Your Place.” Hailing from Boy On Guitar’s forthcoming EP, We Wait, the track evolves from mellow contemplation atop gleaming guitar-work into an expansive, group-fueled chorus as it comes to a …

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EDITORIAL: Of Mice & Men Come Full Circle

It seems that with every minute, rock and roll group Of Mice & Men are becoming more and more relevant to the music scene. The question is, however, in what way? Any Warped Tour fanatic of early 2010-2012 can vouch for the band’s incredible growth as they reigned over the metalcore scene, one tour at a time. Yet now, with the release of their newest record Restoring Force, along with their reissue Full Circle, they have easily left this platform behind them, diving into a style that’s poised to launch them into mainstream music–or it’s a style they’ve …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Focus’ Swindles And Fizzles

Film: Focus
Directed by: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez

Will Smith has gone on record to discredit his last big gig, After Earth, as a failure that broke his heart. That heartbreak may be due to the fact that Smith’s charming, fast-talking brand of comedy wasn’t able to reign free in Shyamalan’s bleak and dour landscape. With Focus, Smith seems to haven’t skipped a beat as the entertaining performer we all remember him for being. Immediately at an advantage with the accompaniment of Margot Robbie as the main love interest, Focus

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hunting Ground’ Offers A Haunting Look At Campus Rape

Film: The Hunting Ground
Directed by: Kirby Dick
Genre: Documentary

Though some may argue otherwise, I think it’s safe to say that most would agree all cases of alleged sexual assault should be investigated thoroughly. Living, as we all do, in the 21st century, we have learned that is rarely the case. From the military to the world of higher education, there are hundreds or even thousands of alleged incidents of sexual assault every year that are never investigated. Of those that do catch the attention of authority figures, very few result in any kind of arrest or punishment being …

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UTG PREMIERE: Secret Grief – “Faking Orgasms”

Michigan indie/emo outfit Secret Grief have a handful of releases under their belt, each one providing a slightly different perspective on the group’s wide array of talents. Thus, our staff is particularly looking forward to hearing what is next for the band on their upcoming album, The Sea of Trees. While it is slated to hit the internet this week via Triple Deke Records, we fortunately have a brand new song from the record for you to check out.

Entitled “Faking Orgasms,” the cut is minimalistic emo at certain points, As Cities Burn-esque post-hardcore at others, and undeniably fantastic …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Digging Up The Marrow’ Strikes Horror Gold

Film: Digging Up The Marrow
Starring: Adam Green, Ray Wise
Directed by: Adam Green

In a world where horror movie remakes, sequels, and flat-out ripoffs are going into production every single day it can be hard to believe there are any real monsters left to be discovered. It has been a decade since the universe gave us Victor Crowley, and far longer since an original monster has captivated audiences on a truly massive scale, but there is at least one man on this planet who believes there are many monsters we have yet to see. In fact, he’s seen them, …

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UTG PREMIERE: Last Great Hero – “Promotion”

Last week we premiered Northernmost’s newest track, “Sonder,” from their upcoming split with Last Great Hero. Today, we are happy to premiere one of Last Great Hero’s contributions to the split, with the stellar track, “Promotion.”

The Long Island-based band creates an atmosphere incredibly infatuating with “Promotion,” using noise, melody, and crisp production to portray emotion through their music. With the release of this new track the band should grab the attention of fans of Balance And Composure, Brand New, Citizen, and more.

Relaying their musicianship with ease, Last Great Hero are sure to have a fantastic …

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REVIEW: Big Sean – ‘Dark Sky Paradise’

Artist: Big Sean
Album: Dark Sky Paradise
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Dark Sky Paradise is not one step closer to the record fans have been waiting for Big Sean to create, but five. Coming off the largely forgettable Hall Of Fame, the Detroit native spent the majority of 2014 crafting his most honest, ambitious, and creative record to date. It’s not perfect, but then again neither is he.

Opening with “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers),” Sean reintroduces himself while touching on topics like wealth, success, and the patience you need in order to attain either. His flow flip-flops from slow to fast and …

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UTG PREMIERE: Mariage Blanc – “We’ve Got Time”

As one of our ‘9 Artists To Watch in 2015,’ it’s fair to assume we’ve been anxiously awaiting any and all new material from Mariage Blanc and their forthcoming release, No Autobiography. Following a stream of the album’s opener and lead single “Blue Eyes” just last month, we’re thrilled to be able to team up with the four-piece to premiere another cut from their upcoming effort before its release on April 7.

“We’ve Got Time” is No Autobiography‘s penultimate offering, and while the whole of the release is wont to de-stress the listener, this …

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UTG TV: Mod Sun Discusses ‘Look Up,’ Warped Tour, And Jody Highroller

The happiest hippy you’ll ever meet is gearing up for the busiest season of his career. UTG TV was able to sit down with Mod Sun at his first stop of ‘The Look Up Tour’ in Las Vegas. We got all the details on his new record, Look Up, from special guests and instrumentation, to an exclusive reveal on his guest spoken word track featuring Tech N9ne.

If that wasn’t enough, Mod Sun gives us a sneak peek into what life on Vans Warped Tour will be like on the road with the Neon Icon himself, Riff Raff