We have been hyping the release of Pentimento’s self-titled album for some time, but like you we were very perplexed by the lack of pre-orders and normal promotional activities. Turns out, the New York rock act wanted to take a more natural release route, but issues with their former label Panic Records caused everything announced back in September to fall apart in the weeks leading up to this point. In an attempt to combat the situation without letting fans down Pentimento have released their album for free through their official website. Those interested in picking up a copy can do …
Posts Tagged ‘Album of the year’
2011 is coming to a close and as such, it is time to announce who we think delivered the best entertainment of the year.
This year has been huge, both for entertainment and Under The Gun, so cutting things down to a simple top 10 list proved damn near impossible. To combat this, we decided to let each member of our staff, if they desired, create a list of their favorite albums, Eps, single, and the like. You can view those lists after the jump.
The following lists are only the beginning of UTG’s 2011 celebration. Stay tuned for our …
We were fortunate enough to receive a sampler of Patrick Stump’s upcoming full length album and are sharing our impressions with you! Click through now to learn about the album James is “certain” will be one of the year’s best!
This years Grammy awards, has been followed by quite a buzz about “awards being given to people that we have to google”. Click here to read some excerpts from what Arcade Fire‘s manager, Scott Rodger, had to say in regards to some of the negative connotations about the band winning “album of the year”.
Just days before we launch the UTG year end lists, NME have announced their favorite albums of the year. Did your favorite record make the cut?
First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Relient K’s Forget and Not Slow Down. It drops October 6, 2009.
Though I wouldn’t claim Relient K as one of my favorite bands of all time, I think it’s safe to say that this is the biggest release of the remaining Fall for me. I know, I know, both Brand New and Say Anything still have records to drop, but neither of those bands have had the kind of impact on me …
Artist: The Dear Hunter
Album: Act III: Life and Death
Label: Triple Crown
It takes a lot to have the audacity, especially in the current music scene, to set out to make a story arch out of multiple records. In recent history, only Coheed and Cambria set their sights on such heights, but their story was too confusing for anyone to understand/follow and it just became more about how grand they could make each record. However, Casey Crescenzo and the new full band of The Dear Hunter are three records deep [out of six] in telling the story …
2008 has been the year of UTG. From our start in March until now, we’ve come farther than anyone imagined we could and 2009 looks like it will be 10x better. 2008 was also an amazing year for music and the album our staff have chosen as the best of the year can be found below.
Check them out, support real music.
Albums Of The Year:
1. La Dispute -Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Altair and Vega
2. Jack’s Mannequin – The Glass Passenger
3. 1997 – On The Run
4. Bring Me The Horizon – …