The group’s latest single is taken from their impending debut album, Copacetic, which is set to arrive on July 31 via Rise Records. It is preceded by the equally infectious “Disdain,” which hit the web about a week back. If you dig one or both tracks, you can snag a pre-order here.
UTG TV: The Cadillac Three Chat About Writing For Keith Urban, Eric Church & Rascal Flatts
Under The Gun Review headed to Nashville, Tennessee for country music’s biggest week in the south, CMA Fest. We had the chance to dig deep into the musical backgrounds of Nashville natives The Cadillac Three. We bet you didn’t know that they’re the reason behind some of your favorite songs falling into the hands of Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Keith Urban and Tim Mcgraw.
The Cadillac Three is one band that will knock your boots out from under you with their dedication to bringing rock back into country music. The band just released a video on Vevo for their …
UTG TV: Jessie James Decker Knows How To Handle A Busy Schedule
Jessie James Decker might be married to every female’s Man Crush Monday, but she’s not letting that stop her from making a name for herself. She makes being pregnant and balancing a career look like a walk in the park and absolutely deserves the coveted hashtag #MomGoals.
You might remember Jessie from her pop days, with her catchy single “Wanted,” but she’s all country. Her EP is due out shortly, but you can get a taste of her new music endeavors on Billy Currington’s new single, “Good Night.” Decker describes her new EP as fun, loving, …
UTG INTERVIEW: Kingmaker’s Alex Gaspar Discusses the Creation of ‘The Cradle’
Kingmaker have always been a group that thrives on progression. Since bursting onto the scene in the summer of 2009, the Lake County quartet has undergone a number of style and lineup changes, all leading to the release of their latest full-length effort, The Cradle–a bold blend of abrasive riffs, ear-shattering percussion, and poignant lyricism.
We recently spoke with guitarist Alex Gaspar, who not only gave us all the details on the band’s latest album, but also elaborated on what they have in the works for the rest of 2015. Read our conversation below, and keep in touch with …
UTG TV: Parmalee At CMA Music Festival 2015
We caught up with Parmalee right after they took the stage at CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee last month. These guys have been around each other for some time now and know how to have a good time, even with their busy lives. The band had just come back from a performance the night before and spent some time in the airport catching up on sleeping. This of course led to photos being posted of each member caught snoozing. How flattering!
This will be Parmalee’s fourth year at the major music festival that has helped launch major acts in the …
UTG PHOTOS: Imagine Dragons In Cleveland, OH (6/22/15)
Under The Gun Review sent photographer Kellie Gannon to Quicken Loans Area in Cleveland, OH to shoot Imagine Dragons on June 22.
Recently, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland saw a whole lot of action, or lack thereof if we’re considering the Cavs during NBA Finals (just like every other year, next year is our year… seriously… maybe… COME ON, LEBRON!) Anyway, on a humid, rainy night less than a week after that final fateful basketball game, The Q was thankfully rocking to a much different, upbeat tune.
Hailing from Vegas and putting on a Sin City-worthy show, Imagine Dragons have …
Caspian will release their fourth studio album, Dust & Disquiet, on September 25 via Triple Crown Records. It follows 2013’s Hymn For The Greatest Generation, and will act as the group’s first full-length effort since the unexpected passing of bassist Chris Friedrich.
To celebrate said announcement, the band has also shared the record’s moving lead single, “Sad Heart Of Mine.” Give it a listen after the break (via Noisey), and let us know what you think in the replies.
The Massachusetts post-rockers will spend a majority of September and October on the road, occasionally sharing the stage with Circle Takes The Square. If you’d like to get in on the action, a full list of upcoming tour dates can additionally be found below. Read more »
The new, six-song release from Worcester County-based emo band Sleeping Patterns is simply prolific. Titled Prejudice, there are parts on the record that speak softly to the soul, there are parts on the record that make you want to shout at the top of your lungs. It speaks to both the quiet and loud parts of human emotion.
Due out tomorrow, Under The Gun Review is exclusively streaming the release below. Guitarist Zach Boudrot said the record tackles the intricacies of everyday life.
“Lyrically and musically the songs show diversity and visit topics ranging from the contemplation of existence to casting judgement and sharing preconceived notions,” he said. “It’s been almost two years since we have released any new music. These songs are the culmination of all of our hard work and epitomize every ounce of our creativity. We can only hope that it receives an unbiased listen.” Read more »
Artist: Sorority Noise
Album: Joy, Departed
Genre: Emo, Garage Rock
Label: Topshelf Records
Joy, Departed doesn’t sound like a Sorority Noise record, and that’s a good thing. The band’s debut record–the aptly titled Forgettable–is a fun listen with little substance beyond a few catchy choruses and well-written one-liner lyrics. Where Forgettable serves as the polar opposite to vocalist Cam Boucher’s dark and moody other band, Old Gray, Joy, Departed falls somewhere between the two, with a darker lyric focus, but remaining traces of the cynical sense of humor found on the band’s debut. The result is a fantastic, yet slightly unpolished emo release that dynamically blends all ends of the genre’s wide spectrum of sounds and some of the genre’s most impressive lyrics. Read more »
Genre: R&B, Soul
Kaleidoscope Dream from 2012 set the bar very, very high for Wildheart. Grammy-award winner Miguel was on the verge of continuing to champion for the R&B/neo soul sub-industry alongside the likes of D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. In this new record, Los Angeles was his chosen cynosure and commercial-sounding R&B was not an endgame. He divulges his inner eccentric–more so here than in All I Want Is You from 2010–and steers clear of the generic. For those acclimated to the complex retro workings of the late ‘70s and ‘80s, Wildheart may come close to precious metal. For others who may find it difficult to unwrap the intricate workings of Miguel’s imagination, it might just be a little too much to swallow. Read more »
Four Year Strong are scheduled to hit the road once again this Fall for a huge US outing in support of their brand new self-titled record, which was released earlier this month via Pure Noise.
You can head below for the full list of dates and their corresponding supporting acts. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 12PM local. Read more »
Earlier this year, pop-punk frontrunners The Wonder Years celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band with three discography shows in their hometown of Philadelphia. It now seems as though there are more big things in store for them in 2015.
This morning, the band has announced that they will be putting out a brand new album, entitled No Closer to Heaven – their fourth full-length record and second Hopeless Records effort – on September 4. It has been a little over two years since the band put out their Billboard-charting The Greatest Generation; the last and most commercially well-recieved installment to their musical “trilogy.”
You can check out No Closer to Heaven‘s album artwork and track list below. Stay tuned for a brand new song and pre-order information at midnight EST.
UPDATE: The band has just put out the new record’s lead single, entitled “Cardinals.” You can check out the heartstring-tugging music video for it below. Read more »
If you’re a regular reader of UTG then you no doubt know the only thing we love as much as music is movies, especially documentaries and indie films. There is something about the power of visual storytelling we cannot get enough of, and today we’re thrilled to offer you, our dear readers, a chance to see one of our favorite 2015 docs, for free, in advance of its US release.
Amy is a new documentary exploring the life and tragic death of powerhouse vocalist Amy Winehouse. The film has already won over festival audiences and film critics worldwide, but it won’t be reaching mainstream crowds until its national release on July 10. We have partnered with the people behind the film to present a one-of-a-kind advance screening of the film in Boston on Tuesday, July 7, and we want YOU to be the first ones in the door.
The screening will take place at 7PM on July 7 inside Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA. We have 50 tickets available to give away online, and they can be claimed by following this link. Read more »
Chances are, you have heard the song “Talking Body” either on the radio or while canoodling with your lover. Fun fact: Tove Lo‘s album, Queen Of The Clouds, came out in September 2014, but it seems like it’s peaking at the right time for your summer outings.
I had previously seen the Swedish pop star the week before at Free Press Summer Festival in Houston. Tove Lo has been on a lot of festival rosters – you have to respect her grind. It was about twenty degrees hotter and outdoors, but the singer had one of the biggest crowds throughout the whole weekend, so I knew fans were receptive to it. Read more »
The Great Game is spread across Europe–primarily from Spain to Scotland–but that doesn’t stop its several members, both permanent and the occasional contributor, from creating some of the most unique music you’ve heard, from any genre, in some time.
We had the chance to have a lengthy conversation with composer and guitarist Mounzer Sarraf, and we discussed the band’s large cast of players, how they all came together, and their newest album they created–a lengthy, 13-track effort that melds far too many styles and genres to list here. Read more »