Under the Gun Review http://www.underthegunreview.net Entertainment news for today's generation Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:32:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 MUSIC VIDEO: The Word Alive – “The Runaway” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/27/music-video-the-word-alive-the-runaway/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/27/music-video-the-word-alive-the-runaway/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:29:22 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139153 Earlier this year The Word Alive dropped their third studio album, Real. Since that date the group has released a couple of music videos and toured all over the country. Now the group has unleashed the third music video for one of the singles off the album. The video is for “The Runaway,” and it’s available to watch below.

Even though the band had to cancel their Worcester stop, the band plans on continuing the remainder of their current tour. You can find the list of dates and purchase tickets through their Facebook page.

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Earlier this year The Word Alive dropped their third studio album, Real. Since that date the group has released a couple of music videos and toured all over the country. Now the group has unleashed the third music video for one of the singles off the album. The video is for “The Runaway,” and it’s available to watch below.

Even though the band had to cancel their Worcester stop, the band plans on continuing the remainder of their current tour. You can find the list of dates and purchase tickets through their Facebook page.

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Abigail Breslin Shares Epic Breakup Anthem “You Suck” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/27/abigail-breslin-shares-epic-breakup-anthem-you-suck/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/27/abigail-breslin-shares-epic-breakup-anthem-you-suck/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:05:29 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139149 Remember that adorable girl from Little Miss Sunshine? She’s matured into a young woman and recently had her heart broken by some guy in a band (rumored to be Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds Of Summer). Her response? Write a song, of course.

Abigail Breslin partnered with the fine folks at Teen Vogue recently to share the music video for the actresses’ latest single, “You Suck.” The track is a midtempo anthem for every girl who has ever fallen in love with someone in a band and lived to regret it. The video is basically Breslin performing in and …

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Remember that adorable girl from Little Miss Sunshine? She’s matured into a young woman and recently had her heart broken by some guy in a band (rumored to be Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds Of Summer). Her response? Write a song, of course.

Abigail Breslin partnered with the fine folks at Teen Vogue recently to share the music video for the actresses’ latest single, “You Suck.” The track is a midtempo anthem for every girl who has ever fallen in love with someone in a band and lived to regret it. The video is basically Breslin performing in and around an inner-city apartment, with several appearances from people we can only assume are her close friends. You can view the visuals below:

“I said you sound like All Time Low, you really don’t, even though you try hard,” Abigail sings on one verse, followed by: “I hate the scar above your eye, it looks like you’re on drugs / And you really need to learn to wash your hair / Overall, you’re not a catch, you’re just a dumbass / Bleaching your hair, I hope it all falls out.”

Between the name-dropping of All Time Low, the band’s song “Try Hard”, and the line about the “scar above your eye,” it’s not hard to understand how/why fans would assume the track is about 5SOS member Michael. Based on Twitter, it seems he gets that the track is about him as well:

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For a first single, “You Suck” is crazy catchy. I’m not sure if Breslin has a long career in music ahead of her, but it’s not hard to imagine this song receiving a lot of love when it finally makes its way to radio. Comment below and let us know how you feel about Abigail Breslin’s music debut.

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From Autumn To Ashes End Their Six-Year Hiatus, Playing First Show in 2015 http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/from-autumn-to-ashes-end-their-six-year-hiatus-playing-first-show-in-2015/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/from-autumn-to-ashes-end-their-six-year-hiatus-playing-first-show-in-2015/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:30:11 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139085 After taking a previously indefinite break from their career, the Long Island post-hardcore outfit known as From Autumn To Ashes have finally announced their comeback. This reunion will be solidified by their newly-announced appearance at the Amnesia Rockfest with Swedish outfit Refused (among others to be announced), in Montebello, Canada which will run from June 18 to June 21 in 2015.

FATA first hinted at their reunion in October when the band ambiguously tweeted a photo of the cover art for their debut record, Too Bad You’re Beautiful, from 2001. The band also made a Facebook page on November …

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After taking a previously indefinite break from their career, the Long Island post-hardcore outfit known as From Autumn To Ashes have finally announced their comeback. This reunion will be solidified by their newly-announced appearance at the Amnesia Rockfest with Swedish outfit Refused (among others to be announced), in Montebello, Canada which will run from June 18 to June 21 in 2015.

FATA first hinted at their reunion in October when the band ambiguously tweeted a photo of the cover art for their debut record, Too Bad You’re Beautiful, from 2001. The band also made a Facebook page on November 11, where they made the announcement regarding their first show since 2008. In addition to playing Amnesia Rockfest, the five-piece has also announced that they “will play some more shows as well.”

The band also recently tweeted lyrics from an Abandon Your Friends track, “Kansas City 90210,” which said, “If I wanted to make a comeback would kids receive me?”

With open arms, boys. Open arms.

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Own A Piece Of ‘The Babadook’ (If You Dare) http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/the-babadook-book/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/the-babadook-book/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:04:34 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139082 Have you seen The Babadook yet? I assume you have if you’re reading this post, but if not – do whatever you can to welcome its terror into your life as soon as humanly possible. Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babaook may be the best horror film of 2014, and with a little help from loyal genre fans those who enjoy the flick can now own a cool piece of memorabilia.

Without going too into detail about the scares that await in The Babadook, everything essentially begins with a mysterious pop-up book that arrives on the doorstep …

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Have you seen The Babadook yet? I assume you have if you’re reading this post, but if not – do whatever you can to welcome its terror into your life as soon as humanly possible. Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babaook may be the best horror film of 2014, and with a little help from loyal genre fans those who enjoy the flick can now own a cool piece of memorabilia.

Without going too into detail about the scares that await in The Babadook, everything essentially begins with a mysterious pop-up book that arrives on the doorstep of an unsuspecting widow on an otherwise normal day. That book contains the story of Mr. Babadook, and now the creators of the film have launched a crowdfunding effort to bring that book into the home of every horrorhound with a penchant for coffee table collectibles. The Bababook book cost $60 and is currently available for pre-order here. The only catch is that the sales must surpass 2,000 units before the book will be made. At the time of this post 1,091 copies had been ordered.

Here’s a quick look at what is inside the book:

The Babadook received its US theatrical premiere this weekend, and will soon be rolling out to additional cities around the country. You can also order the film on iTunes and other online video stores. Our review will be live soon.

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Decide How You Want Coldplay’s New Music Video For “Ink” To Play Out http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/decide-how-you-want-coldplays-new-music-video-for-ink-to-play-out/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/decide-how-you-want-coldplays-new-music-video-for-ink-to-play-out/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:52:47 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139080 With about 300 available outcomes for Coldplay‘s new interactive music video for their song, “Ink,” viewers can decide the different paths taken by the main character during his quest for a lost lover. Each selection a viewer makes changes the scenario’s outcome, but ultimately results in a conclusion that coincides with the song’s disheartening sentiments.

Directed by Los Angeles agency, Blind, with the help of a media company called Interlude, the music video features a stunningly animated storyline that accentuates the magic brought about by the heartbreaking track’s mystique.

“Ink” is taken from Coldplay’s most recent full-length album, Ghost

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With about 300 available outcomes for Coldplay‘s new interactive music video for their song, “Ink,” viewers can decide the different paths taken by the main character during his quest for a lost lover. Each selection a viewer makes changes the scenario’s outcome, but ultimately results in a conclusion that coincides with the song’s disheartening sentiments.

Directed by Los Angeles agency, Blind, with the help of a media company called Interlude, the music video features a stunningly animated storyline that accentuates the magic brought about by the heartbreaking track’s mystique.

“Ink” is taken from Coldplay’s most recent full-length album, Ghost Stories. The band has also recently released an accompanying live DVD for the album. You can now entertain yourself by choosing a plot for the interactive music video on the band’s website.

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Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment Give First Glimpse of ‘Surf’ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/chance-the-rapper-and-the-social-experiment-give-first-glimpse-of-surf/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/chance-the-rapper-and-the-social-experiment-give-first-glimpse-of-surf/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:22:27 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139064 Looks like we’re getting our first glimpse at the previously announced upcoming album from Chance The Rapper and his band The Social Experiment.

For those who don’t know, The Social Experiment is actually a band which includes Chance, and their upcoming album, Surf, is not going to directly bear Chance’s name. In fact, the lead single from Surf is listed as “Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiment.” Donnie, like Chance, is simply a member of the band.

Regardless, the track is a slick one and features some classic Chance The Rapper sounds both instrumentally and in Bennett’s vocal …

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Looks like we’re getting our first glimpse at the previously announced upcoming album from Chance The Rapper and his band The Social Experiment.

For those who don’t know, The Social Experiment is actually a band which includes Chance, and their upcoming album, Surf, is not going to directly bear Chance’s name. In fact, the lead single from Surf is listed as “Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiment.” Donnie, like Chance, is simply a member of the band.

Regardless, the track is a slick one and features some classic Chance The Rapper sounds both instrumentally and in Bennett’s vocal contributions. You can stream “Sunday Candy” below the jump:

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Stream Enter Shikari’s New Single, “Never Let Go Of The Microscope” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/stream-enter-shikaris-new-single-never-let-go-of-the-microscope/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/stream-enter-shikaris-new-single-never-let-go-of-the-microscope/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:19:16 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139062 Now just two months away from the release of their fourth studio album, Enter Shikari are streaming the second single, titled “Never Let Go Of The Microscope.”

The song comes from the band’s upcoming record, The Mindsweep, which arrives on January 20 via Ambush Reality and Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for The Mindsweep can be found here.

You can stream “Never Let Go Over The Microscope” below the jump, and check out our staff review of Enter Shikari’s previous single, “The Last Garrison.”

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Now just two months away from the release of their fourth studio album, Enter Shikari are streaming the second single, titled “Never Let Go Of The Microscope.”

The song comes from the band’s upcoming record, The Mindsweep, which arrives on January 20 via Ambush Reality and Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for The Mindsweep can be found here.

You can stream “Never Let Go Over The Microscope” below the jump, and check out our staff review of Enter Shikari’s previous single, “The Last Garrison.”

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‘Unfinished Business’ Trailer: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco & Tom Wilkinson Head To Europe http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/unfinished-business-trailer-vince-vaughn-dave-franco-tom-wilkinson-head-to-europe/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/unfinished-business-trailer-vince-vaughn-dave-franco-tom-wilkinson-head-to-europe/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:15:46 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139066 I’ve lost count of how many times Vince Vaughn has played a wise-cracking loser who is on the verge of turning his luck around, but his latest attempt to extend his stay in the world of comedy looks like it may actually be worth your time and money.

Unfinished Business finds Vince Vaughn trying to save a company he started while going head-to-head with a much larger firm (his former employer) during a business trip to Europe. He has two associates–Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson–each of whom possess many quirks that will (likely) save the film. The first trailer hit …

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I’ve lost count of how many times Vince Vaughn has played a wise-cracking loser who is on the verge of turning his luck around, but his latest attempt to extend his stay in the world of comedy looks like it may actually be worth your time and money.

Unfinished Business finds Vince Vaughn trying to save a company he started while going head-to-head with a much larger firm (his former employer) during a business trip to Europe. He has two associates–Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson–each of whom possess many quirks that will (likely) save the film. The first trailer hit the net earlier today, and we’ve been chuckling about several moments throughout the day. You can view the footage below:

The official synopsis reads:

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Unfinished Business opens on March 6, 2015.

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The Gaslight Anthem Release “1000 Years” Music Video http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/the-gaslight-anthem-release-1000-years-music-video/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/the-gaslight-anthem-release-1000-years-music-video/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:10:25 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139056 The Gaslight Anthem released their latest full-length album, Get Hurt, back in August with a slight shift in sound. However, they’ve certainly held onto the musical roots that fans have cherished from their past works. We here at UTG loved it.

Today, the band has released a new music video for their latest single “1000 Years” off the latest effort that came out via Island Records. The video depicts the band in a live setting so the viewer has front row seats to a typical Gaslight Anthem live experience.

Watch the music video for “1000 Years” below, and …

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The Gaslight Anthem released their latest full-length album, Get Hurt, back in August with a slight shift in sound. However, they’ve certainly held onto the musical roots that fans have cherished from their past works. We here at UTG loved it.

Today, the band has released a new music video for their latest single “1000 Years” off the latest effort that came out via Island Records. The video depicts the band in a live setting so the viewer has front row seats to a typical Gaslight Anthem live experience.

Watch the music video for “1000 Years” below, and if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up Get Hurt now via iTunes.

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REVIEW: Cursive – ‘The Ugly Organ’ Reissue http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/review-cursive-the-ugly-organ-reissue/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/review-cursive-the-ugly-organ-reissue/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:41 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139032 Artist: Cursive
Album: The Ugly Organ Reissue
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie
Label: Saddle Creek

Cursive recently reissued their monumental album, The Ugly Organ. Featuring the original work remastered, and eight bonus tracks, The Ugly Organ revisited is a wonderfully eccentric trip down memory lane.

Featuring a fuller, more prominent production, every percussion hit, guitar resonance, and vocal outburst feels all the more weighted. For those who–and there are many of you–adored the psychedelic rock experience that was The Ugly Organ back in 2003, there is no reason for you to not once again be gawking over its glory these eleven …

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Artist: Cursive
Album: The Ugly Organ Reissue
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie
Label: Saddle Creek

Cursive recently reissued their monumental album, The Ugly Organ. Featuring the original work remastered, and eight bonus tracks, The Ugly Organ revisited is a wonderfully eccentric trip down memory lane.

Featuring a fuller, more prominent production, every percussion hit, guitar resonance, and vocal outburst feels all the more weighted. For those who–and there are many of you–adored the psychedelic rock experience that was The Ugly Organ back in 2003, there is no reason for you to not once again be gawking over its glory these eleven years later.

But, one of the beauties on this marvelous reissue, is that while fans from a decade past will reignite their love with the work, hopefully, The Ugly Organ is being presented to an entire new audience who had never found the record on their radar for whatever reason. With that possibility, The Ugly Organ reissue is the perfect place to begin.

It makes me ecstatic for the state of a new listener, knowing that they can go from the indie hit “The Recluse,” to the cathartically questioning “Butcher The Song.” I wish that I could relive The Organist’s journey anew, though with that not being possible, this reissue is the best alternative.

“That organ’s playing my song, but this song’s gone on too long.”

But, for those of us returning to the world of The Organist, the vibes are strong. One of the things I cherished most about The Ugly Organ was not individual tracks (though they are fantastic), but being 12 when I first experienced the work, it was the feeling that the entire piece emitted. As a relatively new listener to rock music, and being new to finding my own tastes for that matter, it was The Ugly Organ that helped show me what a rock song could truly be. Gone were my preconceived notions of a genre that I heard on the radio, as well as the exposure of Springsteen and Warren Zevon from my parents, and born was an entirely new landscape of possibilities.

The reissue of The Ugly Organ also comes with the addition of eight rarities and b-sides, making the experience new and fresh even for veteran fans of the album. Whether these were fan favorites from before, the remaster makes its way to revitalize the energy the tracks held from whichever part of Cursive’s long timeline they came from.

Going through every single track of the album would feel like a disservice to the work, for The Ugly Organ works on a whole other level when experienced on a grand stance versus a singular one. The album, with this new reissue, is just as important as it was in 2003, and new and old listeners can unite to unlock the wonder of the work, and remind us all old and new, why this album still matters.

SCORE: 9/10
Review written by Drew Caruso — Follow him on Twitter

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WATCH: Mogwai – “Teenage Exorcists” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/watch-mogwai-teenage-exorcists/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/watch-mogwai-teenage-exorcists/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:50:59 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139026 Early last month, Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai announced the release of a new EP on December 1 titled Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. The EP contains three new tracks as well as remixes of songs from January’s Rave Tapes.

Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. is now streaming via Pitchfork Advance.

Alongside the initial announcement came the premiere of the first track off the EP, “Teenage Exorcists.” The video for “Teenage Exorcists,” directed by Craig Murray, premiered today. Watch it below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Early last month, Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai announced the release of a new EP on December 1 titled Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. The EP contains three new tracks as well as remixes of songs from January’s Rave Tapes.

Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. is now streaming via Pitchfork Advance.

Alongside the initial announcement came the premiere of the first track off the EP, “Teenage Exorcists.” The video for “Teenage Exorcists,” directed by Craig Murray, premiered today. Watch it below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Jonny Craig, Kyle Lucas and Captain Midnite Announce Group Album, Tour http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/jonny-craig-kyle-lucas-and-captain-midnite-announce-group-album-tour/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/jonny-craig-kyle-lucas-and-captain-midnite-announce-group-album-tour/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:06:54 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139031 It seems Jonny Craig has found enough time between work with Slaves to work on a brand new project with his friend Kyle Lucas.

The duo have teamed up with Captain Midnite to form a project called Jonny x Kyle x Midnite; real inventive.

The group has already recorded an album titled The Blueprint For Going In Circles, which is scheduled for release on January 27. The project even has a 27-stop US tour kicking off in mid-January, and plans to release their debut single on December 2.

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It seems Jonny Craig has found enough time between work with Slaves to work on a brand new project with his friend Kyle Lucas.

The duo have teamed up with Captain Midnite to form a project called Jonny x Kyle x Midnite; real inventive.

The group has already recorded an album titled The Blueprint For Going In Circles, which is scheduled for release on January 27. The project even has a 27-stop US tour kicking off in mid-January, and plans to release their debut single on December 2.

You can check Jonny’s official website for tour details, and a track listing for The Blueprint For Going In Circles.

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Refused Confirm Reunion Festival Shows in Europe and Canada http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/refused-confirm-reunion-festival-shows-in-europe-and-canada/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/refused-confirm-reunion-festival-shows-in-europe-and-canada/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:04:37 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139027 All the rumblings about a Refused reunion have fans feeling nostalgic, despite the fact that the possibility of a new record is largely unconfirmed.

Still, fans in Europe and Canada have some exciting opportunities to look forward to regarding the Swedish punk band, as a string of festival dates for 2015 have recently been announced including the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK.

Given that the band will be playing together again, it’s unknown if the current dates will remain the band’s only shows. You can check out all 4 festival appearances below the jump:

Refused Festival Dates:
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All the rumblings about a Refused reunion have fans feeling nostalgic, despite the fact that the possibility of a new record is largely unconfirmed.

Still, fans in Europe and Canada have some exciting opportunities to look forward to regarding the Swedish punk band, as a string of festival dates for 2015 have recently been announced including the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK.

Given that the band will be playing together again, it’s unknown if the current dates will remain the band’s only shows. You can check out all 4 festival appearances below the jump:

Refused Festival Dates:
5/1-2 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
6/20 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
8/28-30 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/28-30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

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Celldweller Releases Epic New Song, “Down To Earth” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/celldweller-releases-epic-new-song-down-to-earth/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/celldweller-releases-epic-new-song-down-to-earth/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139009 Detroit, Michigan’s electronic rock heavyweight Celldweller is back in action with a hard-hitting new track from Love, the second installment of his End of an Empire record. The new release, End of an Empire (Chapter 02: Love), is due out on Dec. 5 via FiXT Music.

Celldweller’s new track, “Down To Earth,” which premiered earlier today via Loudwire, is one hell of a trip — clocking in at a runtime of roughly seven minutes. The track flourishes with heavy breakdowns, crazy electronic effects, and epic screams that make you feel like you’re literally riding a roller …

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Detroit, Michigan’s electronic rock heavyweight Celldweller is back in action with a hard-hitting new track from Love, the second installment of his End of an Empire record. The new release, End of an Empire (Chapter 02: Love), is due out on Dec. 5 via FiXT Music.

Celldweller’s new track, “Down To Earth,” which premiered earlier today via Loudwire, is one hell of a trip — clocking in at a runtime of roughly seven minutes. The track flourishes with heavy breakdowns, crazy electronic effects, and epic screams that make you feel like you’re literally riding a roller coaster.

Stream the immense track after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below. End of an Empire (Chapter 02: Love) is available for pre-order via iTunes or through bundle packages over at the FiXT Store.

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Kurt Cobain Documentary, Featuring Hours Of Unreleased Music And Art, To Be Released In 2015 http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/kurt-cobain-documentary-featuring-hours-of-unreleased-music-and-art-releasing-in-2015/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/kurt-cobain-documentary-featuring-hours-of-unreleased-music-and-art-releasing-in-2015/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:27 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139000 Earlier this month, a “new” mixtape emerged, curated by the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Entitled Montage of Heck, it featured a mixture of Nirvana demos, random radio bits, music from bands like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, and, in true Cobain fashion, toilets flushing and people vomiting.

This mixtape’s title will lend itself to the first “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary, to be released in 2015 on HBO. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film credits Frances Bean, Cobain’s daughter, as an executive producer and features hours of previously unseen home videos as well as unreleased …

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Earlier this month, a “new” mixtape emerged, curated by the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Entitled Montage of Heck, it featured a mixture of Nirvana demos, random radio bits, music from bands like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, and, in true Cobain fashion, toilets flushing and people vomiting.

This mixtape’s title will lend itself to the first “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary, to be released in 2015 on HBO. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film credits Frances Bean, Cobain’s daughter, as an executive producer and features hours of previously unseen home videos as well as unreleased music, art, and writing from Cobain. You can read a statement from Morgen regarding the documentary below.

I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Come Wind – “Come & Go” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/utg-video-premiere-come-wind-come-go/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/utg-video-premiere-come-wind-come-go/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:46:30 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1139008 In a display of pure aural and visual sagacity, Canton Ohio’s Come Wind have released a stripped down and utterly natural video performance of their song “Come & Go.” Featuring New Philadelphia High School’s Delphian Chorale, the video shows an essence of depth and beauty few musicians can manage to muster at any level. It’s a simplistically brillant homage to the craft of songmanship.

“Come & Go” is the second video to be released from the band’s EP of the same name.

Follow the jump to watch the video in full and leave your thoughts in the comments below. Come

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In a display of pure aural and visual sagacity, Canton Ohio’s Come Wind have released a stripped down and utterly natural video performance of their song “Come & Go.” Featuring New Philadelphia High School’s Delphian Chorale, the video shows an essence of depth and beauty few musicians can manage to muster at any level. It’s a simplistically brillant homage to the craft of songmanship.

“Come & Go” is the second video to be released from the band’s EP of the same name.

Follow the jump to watch the video in full and leave your thoughts in the comments below. Come & Go is available via iTunes today.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Offers Fun & Adventure For Everyone http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/movie-review-penguins-of-madagascar-offers-fun-adventure-for-everyone/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/movie-review-penguins-of-madagascar-offers-fun-adventure-for-everyone/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:21:17 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1138997 Film: Penguins Of Madagascar
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Several years after first appearing as lovable side characters in Madagascar, the flightless birds better known as the Penguins Of Madagascar have finally been given a hilarious film all their own.

Spinoffs are tricky. On the one hand, these features exist to allow beloved characters from popular films a chance to shine away from the large shadow of the original work’s leads. On the other hand, these features also help build cinematic universes, which in 2014 is something every major studio wants to …

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Film: Penguins Of Madagascar
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Several years after first appearing as lovable side characters in Madagascar, the flightless birds better known as the Penguins Of Madagascar have finally been given a hilarious film all their own.

Spinoffs are tricky. On the one hand, these features exist to allow beloved characters from popular films a chance to shine away from the large shadow of the original work’s leads. On the other hand, these features also help build cinematic universes, which in 2014 is something every major studio wants to do. Penguins Of Madagascar is one of the few films to accomplish both goals admirably, and it just may be the best animated film of the year.

Beginning with an origin story that involves an incredibly funny appearance from Werner Herzog, Penguins Of Madagascar wastes no time making it known that our leads are not like other penguins you may have known. They’re not content to simply walk across Antarctica and back again, especially since no one can tell them why such a mundane activity makes up the majority of their lives. These birds want adventure, and thanks to an unforeseen incident they soon find their young selves adrift at see with only each other to depend on. That’s okay though, because they’re still a family.

Leaping into the future, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private have matured into young adults who still believe they are a family, as well as a group of super agents. Their hijinks are rather minuscule in the grand scheme of things, but soon they’re recruited by an undercover organization known as The North Wind to stop a villainous octopus hellbent on destroying the world as we know it. The penguins soon realize they are in over their heads, but they must somehow find the strength to forge ahead and save the day.

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private have appeared in several short films before now, but here audiences are given more time to appreciate the dynamics of their relationship(s). That might not seem all that important in the world of family films, but anyone familiar with the Madagascar franchise should know that the series prides itself on offering well-defined characters. It’s easy to create cute creatures who say funny things, but giving audiences a reason to care about the continued well being of those creations is a far more complicated task. Also, there is a lot more time for action, and the film makes the most of every opportunity it has for over-the-top sequences filled with bright colors, fast movement, and enough glorious computer-genetered eye candy to keep every young mind buzzing with excitement.

The animation found in Penguins Of Madagascar falls perfectly in line with the rest of the Madagascar franchise, which is fitting as the film weaves in and out of previous entries in the series in order to explain the motivations behind Dr. Octavius Brine’s evil plans. The humor is similar as well, drawing from pop culture and the golden age of slapstick, as well as language based jokes that feel created solely to give adults a reason to smile while their children squeal with glee. It’s as close to covering the four quadrants of target audiences as any animated film released this year — and much to everyone’s surprise that doesn’t come at the cost of the core story.

Though it does not offer anything outright jaw-dropping, The Penguins Of Madagascar is a wildly imaginative and fun adventure that will impress children of all ages. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private have deserved a film for years, and the results of their first proper outing may be better than the most recent Madagascar film. I don’t know if a sequel will ever happen, but there’s certainly room for more adventures in the future, and I’ll gladly be the first to say I’m already ready for another journey with the Penguins Of Madagascar.

GRADE: A-

Review written by: James Shotwell

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is Unsettling, Bleak, And Powerful http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/movie-review-foxcatcher-is-unsettling-bleak-and-powerful/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/11/26/movie-review-foxcatcher-is-unsettling-bleak-and-powerful/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:30:57 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1138984 Film: Foxcatcher
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Bennett Miller

Foxcatcher is a film about dynasties; the kind that people build through money or sports accomplishments. The people that lead them are put on or put themselves upon pedestals, furthering themselves away from society and becoming disconnected. John du Pont (Steve Carell) is one of those people. Besides having serious mommy issues, John is looking for the next way to expand his influence. Olympic wrestler and simpleton, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), is the perfect vessel for John’s views about how to achieve success and the American dream. …

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Film: Foxcatcher
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Bennett Miller

Foxcatcher is a film about dynasties; the kind that people build through money or sports accomplishments. The people that lead them are put on or put themselves upon pedestals, furthering themselves away from society and becoming disconnected. John du Pont (Steve Carell) is one of those people. Besides having serious mommy issues, John is looking for the next way to expand his influence. Olympic wrestler and simpleton, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), is the perfect vessel for John’s views about how to achieve success and the American dream. Bennett Miller’s newest ‘based on true events’ picture is his best and most scathingly satirical, in the darkest way possible.

Mark Schultz (Tatum), winner of the gold medal in wrestling in the 1985 Olympics, is a quiet, angry and poor man come the cold winter of 1995. John Du Pont (Carell) is the man who wants to uproot him from his mundane existence and back him to win another wrestling championship. Mark’s coach brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo), notices that something is fishy about this whole situation. What follows is Du Pont’s increasing jealousy of the brotherhood that the wrestling duo shares, as he gets more and more erratic around the men that he’s paying to win a championship.

The concept of father figures plays a huge role in Foxcatcher. Du Pont sees himself as a parental figure to Mark as their friendship builds. Mark, resembling a small child mentally, is all starry-eyed at the first person that approaches him and makes him feel good about himself. Heartbreak comes often in childhood though, and that becomes evident once Du Pont takes total control of Mark and then casts him off to the side in search for the next best thing. The bond that Mark and his brother Dave share is the most human thing in the movie, focusing more on how that kind of bond can be mutualistic in love instead of parasitic.

Steve Carell is haunting in a prosthetic nose and speech like a sadistic version of an inspiring speaker. He plays a character that prides himself on being an American patriot, hence why the giant farm he owns is next to Valley Forge. His monologues are laced with a sense of unsettledness, like at any moment he will lash out at someone. Carell helps and exceeds at setting the tone for the film, the long pauses between sentences and judging stares he doles out will have you crawling in your skin.

John Du Pont is like Mark, a person looking for appreciation in the wrong places. In his case, that wrong place is in the form of his mother, Jean (Vanessa Redgrave). Jean takes pride in the horses she takes care of and the dynasty she created by providing the military with munitions. She sees John’s fascination with men’s wrestling as a foolish venture, proving nothing more than the fact that her son resents her for not respecting his decisions in life. Redgrave may be a bit underused but as a character that almost only serves to be context in the story, she helps the viewer sink into the dark expanse that is the whole film.

Channing Tatum, an actor who gets hired for his abs or dopey personality, plays a different kind of dumb in this. Sure, Mark is a very simple guy who takes everything to heart and punishes himself physically for whatever disappointment he may cause. What Tatum does is add another layer of discomfort to the narrative, making our hearts break at the slightest notion of him being misled and our stomachs uneasy at the slightest notion of self-harm. Mark Ruffalo is great as Dave Schultz, too. Dave plays the other side of the spectrum on the subject of John Du Pont, he knows something weird is going on but he can’t quite put his finger on it.

Where Bennett Miller excels in direction with Foxcatcher is with the constant air of tension that surrounds all of the characters. The tension is like an ethereal presence that everyone knows is around but can’t predict its next move. Miller knows the material he’s adapting can seem extremely dour, which is why he pushes all of his characters to be unsettling to the point where the audience is instigated to laugh and scoff at the events on screen. Foxcatcher is also the first film I have seen in a while where having almost no score or source of background music only enhances the genius put onto screen.

Foxcatcher begins with archival footage of a fox running away from hunters at the farms that this film takes place in. A fox is sly, quick, and unpredictable. None of the people in the film are foxes, they all just carry personal philosophies (complicated or not) that make them slow prey to the forced idea of patriotism and the American dream. Mark is easily duped (hunted). Dave is a bit harder to be duped (hunted). John disguises himself as a person who runs with the pack but is trying to hunt the people he supports in increasingly berating, emotional ways until they flower into something physical and tragic.

GRADE: A

Review written by Sam Cohen

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