Posts Tagged ‘bass’

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Pinback Announce ‘Summer In Abaddon’ 10th Anniversary Tour Dates With Tera Melos

Indie rock got a prog update when Pinback first hit the scene in 1998. Fast forward to today and the San Diego dudes are still running fast, most recently having dropped the bright, upbeat Information Retrieved in 2012. Arguably their best album, however, is 2004′s Summer In Abaddon, an excellent showcase of Rob Crow’s distinct vocals and Armistead Burwell Smith IV’s status as one of the best modern bass players. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Pinback are touring North America this fall with math rockers Tera Melos in tow.

To honor the record’s anniversary, Touch & Go is reissuing the …

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REVIEW: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

Artist: Wye Oak
Album: Shriek
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Merge

Just because there’s two people in a band doesn’t mean they’re limited to two instruments. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have been creating a sound bolder than that which two people would make, Wasner leaping about with her guitar and vocals while Stack expertly drums with one hand and plays the keys with the other. In a sense, 2011’s Civilian placed them in the ranks of The White Stripes, Japandroids, and Matt & Kim by upholding an equally stiff backbone when it comes to a declarative sound. …

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REVIEW: Nat Baldwin – ‘In The Hollows’

Artist: Nat Baldwin
Album: In The Hollows
Genre: Chamber Pop
Label: Western Vinyl

Nat Baldwin is a careful man. It’s difficult to imagine the Dirty Projectors bassist being anything but after growing up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, surrounded by trees and the type of community that rids politeness of stiff formalities. He forgoes beer onstage for water from his Nalgene. He pauses between sentences when speaking. He’s aware of the seconds on his watch but never feels the pressure of its ticks. All of that carefulness, trivial as it seems, gets in the way on his fifth full-length release, In

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THE DROP: Featuring Heroes x Villains, Barron, Rekoil and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact Michael …

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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Covers Lorde on Accordion

While Dave Grohl is arguably the most active former member of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic has recently shown that he’s also dabbling in the music industry.

Picking up the accordion instead of the bass guitar, Novoselic has released a cover of Lorde’s hit, “Royals.” He performed the track at a “Fair Vote Campaign” benefit show in Takoma Park, MD earlier this week.

You can view Krist Novoselic’s accordion cover of Lorde’s “Royals” below.…

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UTG TV: An Interview With Between The Buried And Me’s Dan Briggs

“It was pretty magical. We were wearing suits and dress pants. It felt like we were desecrating the place with the music we were playing, so we might as well look nice,” says Dan Briggs, reflecting on his performance at the world-renowned Radio City Music Hall.

Whether or not you’re into music as heavy or intense as Between the Buried and Me, you must recognize and respect the band’s level of success and achievements. The members’ ability to play their instruments is unrivaled by many of today’s metal and progressive artists. Consequently, BTBAM may be the only band …

Between the Buried and Me at The Paramount

UTG PHOTOS: Between The Buried And Me (2/21/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Between the Buried and Me at The Paramount in New York on February 21, 2014.

Between the Buried and Me are currently on the road performing their masterfully crafted progressive metal everywhere from New York to Canada and back down to Florida. The tour package also features Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred, a stacked lineup of incredibly talented and original musicians. There’s nothing better than watching technically sound musicians shred a stage like some of these bands can.

When the tour came through Long Island to The Paramount …

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Mixtapes Lose Bass Player Michael Remley

Mixtapes have lost their bass player Michael Remley to pursue other endeavors. Please be sure to read official statements from the band as well as Remley by simply looking below.

“If you read earlier our bass player Michael Remley will be leaving the band, he wrote a letter to talk about it so here it is. We are all friends, we just had practice for our upcoming shows, we will be moving on and getting ready to record and tour, and we all wish each other the best and all that, this sounds so formal, here is, wish Mike the

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Blink-182 Recording Music This Week

Blink-182 are making it known that they have no plans of slowing down after leaving Interscope Records last month. According to a direct Tweet from bassist Mark Hoppus, the band are gearing up to record new music in California this week.

Check out the social update from Hoppus below and get ready for more updates on Blink’s progress in the weeks to come!

“heading to california next week to record some new blink-182 tracks. three dudes in a room with instruments!”

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Secrets Update On SILYMI Tour, Lose Bassist Marc Koch

San Diego natives Secrets have announced, in a new tour update, that bassist Marc Koch has decided to quit the band to focus on school full-time. He left in the middle of the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour and the band’s guitarist Richard had to take over duties for a while. We wish Mark the best of luck in his schooling.

Please be sure to watch this lengthy video updating you all in the world of Secrets and be sure to catch the band when the tour through your city!…

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Max Green No Longer In Escape The Fate

Bassist Max Green has revealed to his Twitter followers that he is no longer playing in Escape The Fate. After months of speculation and questioning it has been stated that he split because of “slight musical and personal differences.”

You can read both of his tweets by looking below and comment with your thoughts. We wish Max the best of luck in his future endeavors.

“Well everyone, I’m doin good. No I’m not playing in ETF anymore. Long story, basically personal and perhaps slight musical differences.”

“I don’t think it’s how anyone WANTED it to go down, but everything happens

Make Do And Mend Announce New Bassist

Make Do And Mend have released that their new bassist is going to be Luke Schwartz. View an official statement from the band by simply looking below and tell UTG what you think!

If you are looking for more MDAM this summer get ready because they will be on the entire Vans Warped Tour.

“Make Do And Mend has a new bass guitarist. His name is Luke Schwartz and he is our best friend. He is the best thing to happen to this band in a long time, so please welcome him to the MDAM family with open arms.”