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Sara Rachele

UTG PREMIERE: Sara Rachele – “Never Come Around”

As one of New York City’s via Atlanta, Georgia’s best-kept gems, Sara Rachele (pronounced ra-kelly) is creating the type of music lost in the digital age. Her new record, Diamond Street, produced by Ponderosa’s Kris Sampson (Balkans, B-52′s, The Coathangers), is a lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll effort worthy of Stevie Nicks. Her form of transparent and loose songwriting is ready to capture the hearts of America and beyond.

Today we are bringing you a song titled “Never Come Around” off of the brand new record. Inheriting the lo-fi essence described above, Rachele knocks out a swooning and sweet …

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UTG Premiere: Vanities – “Too Little Too Late”

I am not sure what else can be written about Vanities that has not already been scrawled across this site a dozen times in the past year. Rising from relative obscurity in New England, Vanities have quickly become a band everyone with an ear for the heavier side of music needs to know. Their debut EP was released in the fall of 2013, and today it gives us great pleasure to inform you the group’s second release, Dead Beats, will be self-released by the band on September 23.

In our opinion there is no reason to announce a new …

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UTG Premiere: Nemes – “Butterfly” (Lyric Video)

New England folk outfit Nemes have been longtime friends of UTG. They were one of the first unsigned bands we ever featured on our site, and in the six years since that time their talent and recognition has only continued to grow. Now, after many months of busking, touring, crowdfunding, and doing everything imaginable in between, the group from Worcester, MA are ready to share their debut full-length with the world.

I Carry Your Heart will be independently released by Nemes on October 28. The record, which will be available on CD, vinyl, and through digital retailers worldwide, …

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UTG Album Premiere: Get Stoked – ‘Washington Street’

This is a fact we have no doubt mentioned a thousand times in the past, but UTG is a product of Michigan. We may have moved our offices several times since launching on the campus of Ferris State University in the spring of 2008, but that does not mean our hearts ever left the so-called Mitten State. Part of this is due to the fact the majority of our staff’s family still resides there, and the rest is due to the understanding that no other state offers a more robust or diverse collection of incredible unsigned talent than the 26th …

adage rock band

UTG Premiere: Adage – ‘Defined’ EP

With the exception of five or six bands, the world of radio-ready rock and roll has been incredibly underwhelming in recent years. Most bands seem to have no problem finding a way to reach large audiences, but very few have mastered the art of developing a career that can be sustained – if not built upon – for many years to come. Adage are still a young band, but their debut EP gives us hope that a bright, lasting career may be on the horizon.

Last month, one of the several hundred pitches to roll through our inbox featuring bands …

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EXCLUSIVE: Fine Fine Titans Tour Blog #3

Grand Rapids, Michigan hard rock outfit Fine Fine Titans have quickly become one of the most talked about unsigned bands of 2014. Between their recently released Omega EP, as well as many performances across our great nation, this group has everything going for them and show no signs of slowing their climb to the top of rock’s underground anytime soon.

Today, we are excited and honored to complete the series of tour blogs the band has agreed to write for UTG during their recent string of dates. The third entry, which covers the end of the run and everything that …

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EXCLUSIVE: Fine Fine Titans Tour Blog #2

Grand Rapids, Michigan hard rock outfit Fine Fine Titans have quickly become one of the most talked about unsigned bands of 2014. Between their recently released Omega EP, as well as many performances across our great nation, this group has everything going for them and show no signs of slowing their climb to the top of rock’s underground anytime soon.

Today, we are excited and honored to continue sharing a series of tour blogs the band has agreed to write for UTG during their current string of dates. The second entry, which covers time spent in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, can …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Pillage & Plunder – “I Will Drink the Ocean When I Go There”

Under The Gun Review is excited to be teaming up with cabaret rock act Pillage & Plunder to bring you the band’s brand new music video for “I Will Drink the Ocean When I Go There.”

Portrayed as a talent parody show called Atlanta’s Got Talent, the band cleverly mocks what one might find if tuning into such a ridiculous program. The song is diverse and fun — the type of track we’ve come to expect from a band that flirts with punk, jazz and swing music in any given song.

Be sure to click the “Read More” button …

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EXCLUSIVE: Fine Fine Titans Tour Blog #1

Grand Rapids, Michigan hard rock outfit Fine Fine Titans have quickly become one of the most talked about unsigned bands of 2014. Between their recently released Omega EP, as well as many performances across our great nation, this group has everything going for them and show no signs of slowing their climb to the top of rock’s underground anytime soon.

Today, we are excited and honored to begin sharing with you a series of tour blogs the band has agreed to write for UTG during their current string of dates. The first entry, which covers the beginning of tour and …

Matthew Heller

UTG PREMIERE: Matthew Heller – “Tragedy Town”

Under The Gun Review is excited to team up with Portland Oregon’s Matthew Heller to bring you his dynamic new single, “Tragedy Town.”

The guitar-driven, near-six-minute number is a product of lo-fi and spacey rock ‘n’ roll that sends you through an aural trip into a whole different universe. Mirroring music of a generation past, such as the late ’60s Zappa-esque solo half way through the number, Heller mixes an essence of outright musicianship and songwriting ability — turning the track into a wavy ride.

Ready to take the trip? Click “Read More” to stream the track and be …

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UTG PREMIERE: Steff And The Articles – “I Want More”

Earlier this year, our friend Greg Robson at Absolutepunk named Steff and The Articles a must-watch band for 2014 and beyond. I was one of those fools who did not pay attention at the time, and as a result have spent the past several weeks of my life not knowing this fantastic group was getting ready to take over the world of alternative pop in a big way. Last week, my eyes and ears were opened to the good news of their arrival on the music scene, and today we’re bringing their unique sense of creativity to you with the …

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UTG PREMIERE: Image Society – ‘The Doom Of Youth’ EP

I’m basically Garfield when it comes to my opinion on Mondays, but every so often I have a reason to get out of bed that makes the idea of beginning a new ‘work week’ slightly more digestible. Today, that reason is Image Society, and by the time you’re through enjoying the music contained within this post I think you’ll feel the same.

Brooklyn has given us many great bands over the last decade, and the latest indie-rock outfit to emerge bursting with mainstream potential is Image Society. Their upcoming EP, The Doom Of Youth (available August 5 via The …