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Watch Gemma Ray “Shake Baby Shake” In New Video

The Berlin-based, British-born singer Gemma Ray has released a music video for the track “Shake Baby Shake,” which comes off of her upcoming album Milk For Your Motors.

The album, which was self-produced, features the band captured within live sessions, so that they could create and capture an atmosphere of organic performance. The album will also feature contributors ranging from Alan Vega of Suicide, Toby Dammit from Iggy Pop, and Howe Gelb from Giant Sand. Milk For Your Motors will be out August 26, 2014, via Bronze Rat Records.

Head below to experience “Shake Baby Shake,” and if you fall in love with the track as I have, be sure to head here to download it for free. Read more »

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Telemen Release Colorful Video For “Skeleton Dance”

Teleman, an indie band from the UK, have released a music video for their upbeat track “Skeleton Dance,” taken from their upcoming debut LP, Breakfast, via Moshi Moshi Records.

Breakfast was produced by Bernard Butler of Suede, and if “Skeleton Dance” is any indication of what the record is going to be like, fans of pop-inspired indie rock are sure to be pleased. “Skeleton Dance” features upbeat production, crisp guitars and airy vocals, all grounded by a tight rhythm section.

The accompanying video only elevates the track by adding shapes, colors, spinning berries, and a plethora of other elements to bring the weird. Follow us after the jump to experience the track and video, and be sure to check out the band’s upcoming tour dates here. Read more »

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The War On Drugs Release Thoughtful Video For Epic “Under The Pressure”

Still riding high on the resounding critical acclaim for Lost In The Dream - which itself followed up the also quite exuberantly-received Slave AmbientThe War On Drugs have released a video for nine-minute album opener “Under The Pressure.”

Bringing the world the latest and greatest in dreamy, wistful indie (and/or dad) rock, the Philly four have truly established themselves, making even the inclusion of “Kurt Vile’s old band” feel passé. The band opened their hazy indie rock album with a nine-minute track that, upon listening, makes that daring idea seem like common sense. It’s rich and vibrant, enthralling at every tempo, and people who write about music ate it up.

Houmam, who directed this behemoth’s video, does a masterful job of putting the notes to visual form. It looks like the music sounds. The frames of the abandoned house look to have been dipped in a filter that I can only describe as “nostalgia made visual” – perhaps “rustic.” Dreamy visuals of shifting colors and shapes and space dominate the video, only enhancing the idea of the song made flesh. Enjoy it below; Lost In The Dream is already out on Secretly Canadian. Read more »

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Hilary Duff Releases Risque “All About You” Lyric Video

Now 10 years removed from her Lizzie McGuire days, actress and singer Hilary Duff has returned from a long hiatus to release her fifth studio album. Last month, Duff announced that RCA Records will be releasing her untitled upcoming album, off which she released a music video for the leading single “Chasing The Sun.”

Building additional hype for the upcoming release, Duff shed all her clothes for a risque lyric video to accompany her second single titled “All About You.” The song itself sounds a lot like The Lumineers with a heavy dash of modern pop, particularly in Duff’s vocals.

You can stream “All About You” below the jump: Read more »

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The International Championships Tour With Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, And More!

Shortly after getting on the Warped Tour wagon for the first time ever, British pop-punk outfit Neck Deep are set to head out for their ‘International Championships Tour,’ which is a 10-day UK tour to be supported by fellow pop-punk breakthrough artists like Knuckle Puck, Seaway, and Trophy Eyes.

Only having debuted their first full-length album earlier this year, Neck Deep, under Hopeless Records, are rapidly making their way up the ladder of success. Having stated in previous interviews that they’ve gotten bigger in America than in the UK is truly a testament to the power of social media. Here’s to hoping this tour evens out the playing field in both courts.

Check out the dates for the International Championships Tour below: Read more »

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Four Year Strong Announce Fall Headlining Tour With Transit, Such Gold And Seaway

Four Year Strong released their incredible EP Go Down In History at the end of July and asserted themselves back in the pop punk game with their signing to Pure Noise Records.

To continue this trek, the band announced today that it will be embarking on the ‘Go Down In History Tour’ this November, stopping at various cities throughout the U.S. Coming out on support for the tour are fellow Massachusetts band Transit, who just announced their new album Joyride to be out on October 21. Also on the bill is Rochester, NY melodic hardcore band Such Gold and rising pop-punks Seaway.

You can check out the dates below after the jump and be sure to catch a date when it comes to your city! Read more »

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The Madden Brothers Stream “California Rain”

With the release of their last two singles, Benji and Joel Madden are proving yet again that they have a lot more in them musically than what we saw from their days in Good Charlotte. Though they experienced a surge of success during their time in that band, it seems they were destined to do something more. Now they are releasing music as The Madden Brothers, and we couldn’t be more excited to hear what they’ve been working on. The duo have unleashed their latest single from their upcoming album, Greetings From California…, and it’s worth taking a few minutes to listen to. The new track is titled “California Rain,” and you can check it out below the jump.

Yesterday the brothers launched a Pledge Music campaign which will allow fans to pre-order copies of the album as well as pick up some exclusive deals that might not otherwise be available. You can pre-order the album by heading here. The album will officially be released September 12. Read more »

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Breaking Benjamin Officially End Hiatus, Return With New Lineup

After spending the last four years on an indefinite hiatus, late yesterday, Breaking Benjamin announced their triumphant return to music in the form of a brief teaser video, which you can check out after the break.

Posted to the band’s official Facebook page, the minute-long clip came with the promise that new material is “coming soon,” and additionally showcased a fortified lineup consisting of Jasen Rauch (Red), Keith Wallen (Adelitas Way), Shaun Foist (Picture Me Broken), and bassist Aaron Bruch. From all indications, founding member Benjamin Burnley will continue to front the group.

The Pennsylvania outfit last released Dear Agony in 2009 before retreating from the public eye amidst a series of internal issues, which may or may not have resulted in the group’s newly revitalized roster.

Regardless of backstory, however, all eyes will inevitably be on the hard rock quintet as 2014 winds to a close, ours included. If you’re excited for what the future holds, let us know in the replies. Read more »

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Transit Release Info and Album Artwork for ‘Joyride’

Coupled in with their announcement of joining Seaway and Such Gold on Four Year Strong’s upcoming ‘Go Down in History’ fall tour, Transit have shared more info on their highly anticipated fourth album, Joyride, which is set to release on October 14 via Rise Records.

Pre-order packages for the album have gone live on Transit’s webstore and include some fun stuff like crew necks, a limited-edition LP with an alternate cover, and a bonus acoustic 7″ which features a new song called “Don’t Bury Me Away,” along with acoustic versions of two tracks from the album.

In case you missed it, a clip of a new song can be heard on the band’s headlining tour announcement video that we shared on Monday. Follow the jump to see the album art and track listing for Joyride. Read more »

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Stream Mega Bog’s New Single “Cologne In The Night”

We were first introduced to Mega Bog with their brazen track “Year of Patience” after they announced their debut album, Gone Bananawould be out September 23 via Couple Skate. Now the lo-fi jazz rock group are ready to share a little more off the release, this time sharing “Cologne In The Night.”

A slow number that plays up the evening’s sultriness, “Cologne In The Night” sees Mega Bog seizing bathroom acoustics for a saxophone strut reminiscent of the ’80s. Frontwoman Erin Birgy sings with a pained tone that strikes with heartbroken familiarity, too. It’s dark, spacious, and stuffed with sad sighs. If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that Mega Bog know how to make an old-styled saxophone sound fresh with love-worn wounds. The single is so aptly titled we’re sure we smell the scent from here.

Give it a listen below: Read more »

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Ariana Grande Releases 4 New Songs, Including A Track With The Weeknd

We have less than a week to go before the release of Ariana Grande‘s sophomore LP, My Everything, and to the surprise of almost everyone the album has yet to leak. This is great news for Grande, and even better news for her PR team, as it allows them the freedom to share the still unreleased tracks at their discretion.

Today, Ariana Grande partnered with our friends at MTV to share four unreleased songs from My Everything. Among them, a duet with The Weeknd titled “Love Me Harder” sticks out as a potential single. You can stream the set, in full, at the end of this post.

I feel like Ariana Grande is slowly becoming a fixture on our front page, and I am not sure that I am all that upset about it. Her last several singles have been hits, and this 4-song set proves she has more potential singles to offer My Everything than anyone could have imagined. Stream the songs below, then comment and let us know which one you like best.

My Everything hits stores next Tuesday, August 26. Read more »

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UTG Photos: Rixton (8/3/14)

Under the Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to Irving Plaza on August 3 to check out Rixton.

For some reason I’ve happened to photograph a fair share of pop bands, and not to insult that scene, but I’m usually never enjoying the music. When asked to shoot Rixton at Irving Plaza, I honestly thought it was going to be something along the lines of when I shot Allstar Weekend, The Ready Set, etc, but I was wrong in the most positive way.

Rixton was good. Not to say that the bands mentioned prior aren’t good, but Rixton was VERY good. Similar in performance style to pop hitmakers Maroon 5, Rixton played a near-sold out second show at Irving Plaza and performed one of the best sets that I’ve seen, especially from a band without an album. Rixton are well on their way to being the next pop rock sensation. Jump on the bandwagon now, before it’s too late. Read more »