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LISTEN: Rustie – “Attak” (Feat. Danny Brown)

Rustie is arguably one of the music scene’s most exciting producers in his own right, but when combining his instrumental prowess with the unmistakable flow of a rapper such as Danny Brown (as seen on last year’s “Dope Song”), some of the best music one will hear during the weeks and months surrounding their collaborations’ release comes to fruition. Fortunately for us, the two artists have linked up once more, this time for a brand track called “Attak.” Coming from Rustie’s forthcoming LP, Green Language, the single finds him and Brown putting on an absolute clinic for how to fuse electronic elements with hip-hop in 2014.

While the entire record officially hits stores August 25 via Warp Records, pre-order options are now available here to check out after following the jump to give “Attak” a listen. Read more »

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He Is Legend Stream “Smoker Scoff”

It’s almost as if He Is Legend are trying to challenge their fans’ expectations with every new track they’ve put out in preparation for the release of their forthcoming effort, Heavy Fruit. A stream of their latest track, “Smoker Scoff” was released earlier today at Metal Injection and can be heard either there or following the jump.

I will hand it to them, they might be leaning towards radio alt-rock with their latest material, but they’re doing it really well. Clearly, frontman Schuylar Croom can truly attempt to write music for whichever genre he wants, because he most definitely has the pipes to back it.

What do you think of “Smoker Scoff”? Be sure to let us know in the comments section. Heavy Fruit releases on August 19 through Tragic Hero Records, and pre-orders for can be found right here. Read more »

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Title Fight Sign To ANTI-, Working On New Album With Will Yip

Earlier this morning, Pennsylvania’s Title Fight launched a new Instagram account, and as their first order of business, announced that they had signed to ANTI-, and are presently working on what will be their third studio album with renowned producer Will Yip. Check out the band’s official announcement after the jump.

In the days ahead, you’ll be able to catch the Kingston four-piece as they perform alongside Converge, Madball, and many more at Philly’s This Is Hardcore, which starts today and runs through Sunday. Tickets are available here.

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Shirts For A Cure Robbed At Virginia Beach Warped Tour

It makes me sick that I even have to write this, but Shirts For A Cure, a foundation which donates all proceeds directly to quality of life drugs for cancer patients, was robbed yesterday at the Virginia Beach stop of the Vans Warped Tour.

Mark Beemer founded Shirts For A Cure and The Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE) in 2002. The man, for whom I can personally vouch for as one of the most genuine, hardworking, and caring men in the music scene, is asking for any help that is available.

Here is a statement by Shirts For A Cure via their Facebook page:

This is not a post we ever thought we would ever have to make, but unfortunately we were robbed yesterday at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach– anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.
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UTG TV: ETID Meets CYE At Warped 2014

We here at Under The Gun Review like to consider ourselves family. For us, it’s important to keep in mind that the music community is in fact a community. At events like Warped Tour, you get to meet a lot of new people. UTG TV was able to bring together Close Your Eyes and Every Time I Die for the first time.

I’m sure you remember UTG TV’s segment entitled ‘Boozin’ With Buckley‘ we ran with Keith from Every Time I Die not too long ago. Well, unfortunately we couldn’t have a second installment of the boozing (considering it was mid-afternoon), but we still wanted to catch up with the ETID frontman.

While Keith was in a bit of a hurry to get to an autograph signing, I was in conversation with Brett Callaway of Close Your Eyes, so we decided to conduct an impromptu interview where we crossed the worlds of ETID and CYE to talk about Warped Tour, mud flinging, the bands’ respective records From Parts Unknown and Line In The Sand, and an upcoming foam party. Read more »

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UTG TV: Warped 2014 With Yellowcard

“I hope that somewhere, whoever is sitting in an office, looking at the internet and counting his money, that he decides that this is a good year for a new Yellowcard record.”

It’s hard to believe that Yellowcard released their classic record Ocean Avenue a decade ago. I’ll spare you the redundant “list-blog” type of writing that is meant to make you feel old or explain to you what you already know. Yes, we were introduced to the violin-wielding pop-rockers quite some time ago.

When the Vans Warped Tour hit Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY, we sat down with that very violin player, Sean Mackin, to discuss the return of Yellowcard.

We talk about the process of re-recording their timeless record to put out Ocean Avenue Acoustic and their best Warped experience of the summer. It may be open to interpretation, but it seems as though Yellowcard have submitted their new tunes to Razor and Tie Records, and are simply waiting on a decision as to when it will see the light of day, although it was announced to be slated for 2014. Read more »

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’50 Shades Of Grey’ Trailer: Needs More Bondage

The first trailer for the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey adaptation has found its way online ahead of the film’s February 2015 release.

Keeping the majority of the story’s exploration into S&M at bay, the first true look at 50 Shades Of Gray attempts to build tension out of thin air. You see the leads meet, and you even learn a little bit about their relationship, but all the quote/unquote ‘good stuff’ is kept in the background. That is, until the clip’s final moments. You can view the film’s first trailer below: Read more »

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REVIEW: The Otter Years – ‘Singles Collection’

Artist: The Otter Years
Album: Singles Collection
Genre: IDM
Label: Little League Records

When listening to The Otter Years‘ work for the first time, one would not be foolish to suspect the musician behind it has focused their career efforts on experimenting with all facets of electronic music. Alas, they would be wrong, as The Otter Years is none other than the brainchild of TTNG’s percussionist Chris Collis, a man known for existing as the backbone of mind-bending math rock rather than utterly relaxing dance music. Allowing listeners to fully wrap their mind around the concept of Collis’ 180 degree turn in sound, he has gathered all of The Otter Years’ singles debuted throughout 2014 and compacted them into the Singles Collection, a sprawling 30-minute expression of various musical ideas with one unifying theme: being outright stunning. Read more »

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Ray LaMontagne Stops Concert While Couple Continues Talking In The Front Row, Refuses To Resume Until They Leave

The number one unwritten rule of attending any live performance is making sure you show the person/group performing a little respect. Put down your phone, stop talking amongst yourselves, and become one with the event taking place all around you. Simple, right? Not for one West Michigan couple.

Last night, Ray LaMontagne took his summer tour to Frederick Meijer Gardens on the outskirts of Grand Rapids, MI. In the middle of his performance, LaMontagne noticed a couple in the front row who refused to stop talking to one another. He continued to perform for a short time, but ultimately brought the entire show to a halt for what those in attendance described as “numerous f bombs.” After his initial frustration was made known, Ray refused to continue the show until the couple in the front row ended their conversation and left the venue. They did, and the crowd went wild.

This morning, a news team in Grand Rapids were able to track down the couple responsible for stopping the show and conduct an interview. In it, an unidentified male claims he and his fiance were simply whispering to one another, and that they feel incredibly embarrassed by what happened. You can view the initial news report below. Read more »

We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans Announce Headline Tour With For Today, The Color Morale and More

We Came As Romans have announced the ‘Present, Future, Past Tour,’ featuring support from For Today, The Color Morale, Crossfaith and Palisades.

When We Came As Romans hit the road, they’ll be touring in support of their upcoming DVD Present, Future, And Past, which hits shelves on September 2. The video captures the band’s November 2013 performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.

I’ve included the trailer for that DVD after the jump, along with The Color Morale‘s just-released lyric video for their new track “Suicide;Stigma,” which features the band’s fans and friends relaying the song’s powerful message through some hand-made signs. The track also, perhaps not-so-coincicentally, features We Came As Romans vocalist Dave Stephens on guest vocals. The Color Morale’s new album Hold On Pain Ends also hits stores on September 2. The full list of tour dates can be viewed below. Read more »

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Oli Sykes Opens Up About Overcoming Drug Addiction At The APMAs

The very first Alternative Press Music Awards were held earlier this week at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum. Thousands of fans were in attendance as well as numerous notable artists in the alternative music scene. Awards went out in a dozen categories, including Album Of The Year. That award ended up going to Bring Me The Horizon for their stellar album, Sempiternal. When accepting the album, frontman Oli Sykes opened up and briefly spoke about his drug addiction and going to rehab. The video was released by Alternative Press, and you can watch it beneath the break.

It’s great to hear that Sykes is now drug-free, and his accomplishment should hopefully be inspiration for any fans who are in a similar situation. Read more »

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Listen To A Teaser For A New Copeland Song, “I Can Make You Feel Young Again”

Back in April Copeland announced their official reunion, and confirmed they would be releasing a new album. When they initially made the announcement, they streamed a new single and launched pre-orders for the album. They have been relatively quiet since then, but now we have a brief teaser of another new single. The clip is taken from “I Can Make You Feel Young Again,” and it’s available to stream below.

Ixora will be released October 31, and pre-orders can be purchased right here. Be sure to check in again soon as we will post the full song once it’s released. Read more »