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Meatbodies

Meatbodies (feat. Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member) Share New Track “Disorder”

Chad Ubovich has plenty of experience playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Between tours with them, he spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. Now he’s shortened the name, written up 12 tracks, and teamed up with Cory Hanson of Wand and Erik Jimenez of Together Pangea to create a heavy debut, their self-titled album out October 14 via In The Red.

“Disorder” sees the Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin members doing what they do best: thrashing. Every power chord riff goes hand-in-hand with crazy …

20 Eyes

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: 20 Eyes – “Friends Like You”

Friends and viewers of Under The Gun, we are happy to present you with the official premiere of an unusual song and video to match. 20 Eyes, the three-piece alternative group from San Pedro, CA, are equally as excited to unveil “Friends Like You.”

The video features genre-fusing musical stylings cleverly paired with the funkiest dance moves I’ve ever seen from an elderly man. Although artists have successfully deployed the use of a wacky random guy in the past, this one is just too good to pass over. The band has also found a quirky way to deliver a …

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Artery Recordings Welcomes For The Win

Artery Recordings has announced the signing of California pop-core outfit For The Win. The label will re-release the band’s most recent album, More Than You Know, this fall.

I had never heard of For The Win before a press release announcing their addition to Artery hit my inbox. Before I wrote this story I took fifteen minutes to experience More Than You Know and immediately two things become alarmingly clear: 1. Gang vocals will never die. 2. This band probably promotes itself as a cross between A Day To Remember and The Wonder Years. I’m not saying that is …

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Flying Lotus Announces New Album ‘You’re Dead!’ and Tour

California electronic musician and producer Flying Lotus is undeniably talented. He creates sweeping trip-hop-infused electronic beats and funk-laced rhythms that speak from the soul, although maybe that’s because he’s related to John Coltrane. Earlier this year he shared previously unheard material and a music video for “Phantasm,” but now we finally get word of new material. On October 7, Flying Lotus will drop a new album titled You’re Dead! via Warp. Heads up: it’s going to be incredible.

The follow-up album to 2012′s excellent Until the Quiet Comes has been teased for some time now. In November …

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MUSIC VIDEO: YG – “Bicken Back Being Bool”

Elevating himself from the streets of Compton Bompton to the national spotlight, YG has been on quite a tear in 2014. With the release of his game-changing AOTY contender, My Krazy Life, alongside selling out venue after venue from coast to coast on an album-supporting tour, he’s managed to grab the respect of fans and critics alike. As seen in the brand new music video for the DJ Mustard produced cut “Bicken Back Being Bool,” though, it’s obvious YG hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Combining his modern take on the West Coast’s classic sound with visuals straight out of a …

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LISTEN: Post Nothing – ‘There Is Something Wrong With Me’

Formerly known as Trap Her Keep Her, the newly re-branded California hardcore outfit Post Nothing have debuted their first record in the post-THKH era. Entitled There Is Something Wrong With Me, the self-released EP finds the perfect ground between unrelenting fury, tongue-in-cheek wordplay, and genuine introspection all within five bone-crushing minutes.

Follow the jump to give There Is Something Wrong With Me a listen and be sure to cop a free download of the record on Bandcamp. For all the latest news on Post Nothing, head over to the group’s Twitter and click the follow button. …

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UTG PHOTOS: Steel Panther (5/27/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on May 27, 2014

If you were to bet that there’d be a “show us your tits” chant before the first song of Steel Panther’s set in Irving Plaza, then you would have won that bet. That’s how insane Steel Panther’s performance was. The band knows their gimmick; being the most utterly offensive and hysterical hair metal band to grace any stage. Cashing in on every stereotype may seem like a bad thing, but Steel Panther does it, and does it well. The show isn’t …

Thee Oh Sees Drop

Stream Thee Oh Sees’ New Album ‘Drop’ In Full

After a 16-year run, San Francisco garage rock staples Thee Oh Sees announced, pretty much out of nowhere, that they would be going on a hiatus.

At this point, it’s pretty clear frontman John Dwyer‘s words about not playing a show for a “long while” were loose. He announced his own new band, Damaged Bug, shared some tunes, and now, a few months later, Thee Oh Sees are back with another new album.

The record, titled Dropfollows up their 2013 release Floating Coffin. It comes out on April 19 (aka Record Store Day) via Dwyer’s …

Arielle

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Arielle — The Coachella Story

Arielle is a 23-year-old southern Californian singer-songwriter with a sophistication far beyond her age. Discovered by Queen‘s Brian May for her outright outstanding songwriting skills and upstanding personality, Arielle is making her way as one of the best up-and-coming acts in her genre. In 2011, she performed alongside CeeLo Green at Coachella, marking a triumphant moment in her career. In an exclusive interview with UTG, Arielle said she can “feel the wind blowing through my hair now when I think of that beautiful day when I was onstage playing with him.”

Follow the jump to see a brand …

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ALBUM STREAM: Love American – ‘Hollow Crosses’

Now defunct California post-hardcore outfit Love American may be gone, but they treated fans with one last hurrah before speeding off into the sunset. On Sunday, the group released Hollow Crosses, their final EP, as a free download via Bandcamp.

The record is a fitting way to send off Love American as it consists of the raw emotion and impressive instrumental work that defined them throughout their existence, so be sure to stream Hollow Crosses after the jump.…

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REVIEW: Dirty Up – ‘Thrillwave’

Artist: Dirty Up
Album: Thrillwave
Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop

When it comes to transcendental production, Clams Casino has undoubtedly set the standard over the past few years with his career-launching work for artists such as A$AP Rocky and Lil B. Recently, though, upcoming talents such as the Sad Boy crew’s Yung Gud have begun to master the style and show promise of becoming household names themselves. With the release of a brand new EP, Thrillwave, Bay Area born and North Carolina residing artist Matt Futch, better known as Dirty Up, is looking to join this conversation as he flows atop …

Of Us Giants Nova Scotia

UTG EXCLUSIVE: Of Us Giants – “Nova Scotia” (Feat. Lindsey Pavao)

We here at UTG are pretty excited to introduce you to California’s Of Us Giants today. In about two months, the band will be releasing their first ever full length album by the name of Nova Scotia on January 28, 2014, and lucky for you, we’re sharing the lead single off of the record right here.

Musically, “Nova Scotia” is on point. Initially, the song comes off as an informal tip of the hat to some of the influential singer-songwriters of the past – such as Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith – before transforming into a full band jam that …