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Incubus Will Be Releasing Two New EPs in 2015

After a quiet couple years, with side/solo projects taking over much of that time, renowned alternative rockers Incubus are ready to make a big comeback for 2015. This is the newest material the band has recorded since 2011′s If Not Now, When? which was released on Epic Records.

This time around, the band has signed with Island Records and will be releasing two EPs through the course of the year, with production done by the band themselves. The two EPs will contain enough songs on each release to combine into an album, with the first one coming out as early …

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Imagine Dragons Release New Single, “Gold”

Indie breakthrough outfit, Imagine Dragons, have announced that they will be releasing the follow-up to their Billboard-charting debut record, Night Vision. The upcoming sophomore full-length is entitled Smoke + Mirrors, and it will be available worldwide on February 17.

The band has already released the first single, “I Bet My Life.” Today, they have unveiled a new song, entitled “Gold.”

In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, lead singer Dan Reynolds shares: “’Gold’ is one of the last songs written for this album. I came home from tour with my head spinning and decided to run away …

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Stream Charli XCX’s New Album, ‘Sucker’

Having grown more and more successful as the year progressed, British pop singer-songwriter Charli XCX is ending 2014 on a high note as we near the impending release of her newest full-length record, Sucker. She was first heard on the radio as a co-writer for Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” and featured on Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy.”

Following up on these radio hits, turning down a feature spot on a Christina Aguilera track, and her 2013 debut record, True Romance, the breakout figure that gave us Billboard-charting “Boom Clap” is ready to roll out her next thirteen …

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Jennifer Lawrence May Soon Have Her First Top 40 Hit

In a world where major studios control most films and major labels control most widely promoted artists, it’s sometimes hard to believe that there is still a place for fans to turn certain songs into hits that may otherwise never be given a chance to shine. This happens when small artists blow up, such as Smallpools, but as we learned with Anna Kendrick and Pitch Perfect it can also apply to film. “Cups (When I’m Gone)” was a smash at radio, as well as the Billboard singles chart thanks entirely to fan demand, and now it seems …

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Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ Grabs Title For First Platinum Record Of 2014

As a lot of us have hoped and predicted, country-gone-pop icon Taylor Swift is officially the first artist to release a platinum record this year. With Billboard reporting sales in the United States of over $1.2M only a week after the release of 1989, Swift rapidly takes the spot of Ed Sheeran‘s X as the top-selling record of 2014.

The record, whose hit single, “Shake It Off,” debuted at #1, is the biggest step for the 25-year-old’s career evolution, as she officially abandons (but hopefully not forgets) her country roots. Not a stranger to the platinum sonority, with …

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Chance The Rapper Reveals Free Album For Year’s End

Chicago’s genre-bending rap artist, Chance The Rapper, recently revealed some information regarding his next project, and the details are pretty interesting.

Anyone who’s been following Chance closely knows he’s been performing with a band called The Social Experiment, a group of musicians with whom Chance will be sharing the spotlight in his next release according to a recent interview with Billboard.

In the interview, Chance states that the new album, called Surf, should be available for free download by the end of the year.

You can check out the full interview here. …

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Twin Atlantic Don’t Want To Grow Up With New Song “Be A Kid”

Twin Atlantic premiered a new track called “Be a Kid” from their upcoming record Great Divide over at Billboard earlier this week.

Lead singer Sam McTrusty says the track is one of the band’s “favourites” from the recording process. The song is filled with strong emotion as McTrusty sings of hoping to stay young and innocent. There is also a pretty sweet double guitar solo during the bridge.

Check out the song below, and be sure to pick up Great Divide on August 18.…

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Say Anything’s New Album Doesn’t Have Any Guitars On It

Last month Say Anything confirmed that they would be releasing their sixth studio album, titled Hebrews, June 10 via Equal Vision Records. What they didn’t tell us though was how ambitious and unique this project was going to be. Today, the band teamed up with Billboard to reveal some very exciting details about their upcoming album as well as premiere the lead single.

In a brief interview with Billboard, Max Bemis states that there aren’t any guitars on the album. Instead, it’s full of orchestral instruments. In addition to that, there are sixteen guest vocalists on the album. The …

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Chiodos Premiere “3 AM”

Chiodos promised last week that on every Tuesday leading up to the release of Devil, they would release a new single. Well today is the first Tuesday and they’ve partnered up with Billboard to release “3 AM.” In addition to the song premiere, the members of Chiodos sat down with Billboard to talk briefly about the album. You can check out that short interview and the video here.

“3 AM” is one of the instant gratification tracks, and when you pre-order the album on iTunes or Amazon you will receive a download of that song as well as …

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UTG PHOTOS: Tegan and Sara (2/7/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Kellie Gannon, to photograph Tegan and Sara at the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland on February 7, 2014.

I have to admit, I’ve had a girl crush on Tegan and Sara ever since I first heard “Walking With A Ghost” a decade ago. This killer track, from 2004′s So Jealous, ended up on countless mix CDs I made that coincided with my new driver’s license and newfound freedom to cruise around and blast whatever tunes I wanted.  That was ten years ago — fast forward to now and I was more than psyched …

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WATCH: Chvrches Cover Janelle Monáe

Glasgow synth-pop gurus Chvrches have posted a cover of the R&B diva’s stylish 2010 single, “Tightrope.”

The performance was recorded during Billboard’s “Women in Music” event, at which Monáe was in attendance. The band included a special introduction thanking Monáe and Billboard for the opportunity to cover the song. Monáe took home the award for “Rising Star.”

You can check out Chvrches’ interpretation of “Tightrope” below. It mixes the best qualities from the two artists, showcasing Chvurches’ power-driven melodies alongside Monáe’s sweet R&B soul.…

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Springsteen to Release Album in 2014

According to both Billboard and Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen is prepping his 18th studio album to be released in early 2014. This will be Springsteen’s first record since 2012′s Wrecking Ball.

“High Hopes,” a single from the upcoming album, will be released on November 25. It was recently confirmed that Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello lent his hand to the track. Morello toured Australia with Springsteen and the E Street Band last summer.

You can view a live version of the track below:…