Posts Tagged ‘2009’


Hear Newly-Discovered Chance The Rapper Mixtapes That Sample Adele and Coldplay

Perhaps the biggest news to come out about Chance the Rapper since his collaboration with the Biebs on “Confident” has just been unveiled. Two Chance The Rapper mixtapes from 2009 have emerged online in their entirety. Listen to both mixtapes after the jump.

Titled Good Enough and Back To School Pack, the mixtapes came out in 2009 — that’s three years before the Chicago rapper’s debut mixtape, 10 Day, came out and four years before this year’s breakthrough Acid Rap. Looks like we have a Reddit user to thank for scouring through the Chicago rapper’s old Facebook page. …

Danny Brown

Watch Danny Brown’s ‘Old’ Album Documentary

Detroit rapper Danny Brown is teasing the release of his upcoming album, Old, by releasing a documentary titled The Old Documentary. Filmed back in 2009, the hour-long documentary was shot by Nic Notion and features interviews and live footage in accordance with the new album.

Old just saw its release date pushed back to October, or supposedly due to some of Brown’s tweets. Turns out he threatened to leak the album before its date… so naturally they pushed back the date. Read more about the ordeal here.

It’s expected that Danny Brown will be performing much of the …

Cartel 2012

Cartel’s New Album Is Finished

Cartel have recently updated their entire fan base with news that the upcoming album is finished. Read a special message from the group below and let Under The Gun Review know how excited you are for this release. We will continue to update our viewers with streams, artwork and details in the weeks to come.

This 2013 effort will follow-up 2009′s Cycles.

“New album is D-U-N DONE! Finished. Finito!

Stay tuned for lots more soon including album title, track listing, and of course… new music. Can’t wait for you to hear this bad boy!”…


LIVE STREAM: Paramore – “Monster”

Yesterday, alternative rock juggernauts, Paramore, played their first show in a while in Pomona, California at the famed Fox Theater. A fan equipped with a camera caught the outfit performing their hit, “Monster”. The track was Paramore’s contribution to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon OST soundtrack. Give it a view after the jump.

Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Jeremy Davis have been hard at work on their fourth album for several months now. It will be the groups’ follow-up to 2009′s Brand New Eyes. It will also be the first album by the group as a trio; …

Bad Books Announce New Record, Sign to Label

Indie rock “super group” Bad Books will be releasing their sophomore album, Bad Books II, on October 9. The group also announced that they have signed to Triple Crown Records. Check out the album art for Bad Books II at the bottom of this post.

Bad Books is comprised of the entirety of alternative rock outfit Manchester Orchestra and indie folk artist Kevin Devine. The group came together in 2010 following a tour stint between the two entities. They released their self-titled debut in the Fall of 2010 via Favorite Gentleman Records (the label of Manchester Orchestra’s lead …

Brand New

Jesse Lacey Talks About Brand New

Alternative rock outfit, Brand New, are not the most outgoing of all the “big bands” in the alt-scene today. Their well known spat with American media has been in full-force for over six years now, which has manifested itself in an all-out boycott of US outlets. However, the Long Island quintet have been more cooperative with Canadian and European media… especially as of recently.

Brand New singer, Jesse Lacey, recently did an enlightening interview with where he spoke on various topics ranging from the aforementioned media boycott to what direction he believes Brand New will head in for …


Cartel to Begin Recording New Album

Pop-rockers, Cartel, are entering the studio on August 20 to begin recording their new album. The forthcoming album will be the Georgia quartet’s fourth, and first full-length since 2009′s Cycles. Last year Cartel released the quick-hitting, pop-gem , In Stereo EP.

The band tweeted,

matchboxtwenty 2012

MUSIC VIDEO: Matchbox Twenty – “She’s So Mean”

Alternative Rock outfit, and former radio kings, Matchbox Twenty, have released their music video for their  new single, ”She’s So Mean”; their first new song in almost five years. The track comes off of Matchbox Twenty’s forthcoming fourth record, North, which is due out on September 4 via Atlantic Records. You can check out the music video for “She’s So Mean” after the jump.

Matchbox Twenty are attempting their second “comeback” from hiatus. Back in 2007, the platinum-selling quintet were coming off a hiatus that lasted over two years. Subsequently, they released Exile on Mainstream, a greatest hits collection …

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LIVE: Kevin Devine – “Brother’s Blood”

Indie folk artist, Kevin Devine, recently performed his 2009 title track, “Brother’s Blood” acoustically at his recent set at the Troubador in Los Angeles. You can check out the live video of his performance after the jump.

Devine is currently on tour opening for mewithoutYou. Devine did not bring The Goddamn Band out for this tour, electing to go the familiar acoustic route. The tour is at its half-way point, with fourteen shows to go culminating in a date in Philadelphia on August 18.

Devine released his sixth album, Between the Concrete and Clouds, last year.…

bon iver 2012

LIVE VIDEO: Bon Iver – “Blood Bank”

Grammy awarding winning folk-artist, Bon Iver (known by his mother as Justin Vernon), had his recent performance of “Blood Bank” taped at this past weekend’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. The killer full-band rendition of the 2009 track transforms the song from a snowy Winter’s nostalgic trip to an all out-rock jam. Check it out after the jump.

“Blood Bank” comes off of Bon Iver’s 2009 EP by the same name. Released on January 20, 2009, Bon Iver’s label, Jagjaguwar Records, described Blood Bank EP as a four song entity,

about the warmth that gets you through it. You can feel

the-weeknd 2012

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: The Weeknd – Our Love

A boring Sunday gets a bit better now as Canada’s greatest recent export delivers another soulful jam.

Loosed on the internet from the vault it has been sitting in since 2009, “Our Love” is a track recorded by The Weeknd when he was part of a music collective known as The Noise. Things are slightly different from the man we’ve come to admire these days. but the passion and potential for great things is still impossible to deny. You can stream, download, and enjoy “Our Love” after the jump.

The Weeknd has been popping up around the country and is …


SCENE & HEARD: Watchmen

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

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Watchmen is pretty much universally celebrated amongst my film-loving …