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Former Sleeping With Sirens Guitarist Jesse Lawson Announces New Project

Back in October, Jesse Lawson, the now former guitarist of Sleeping With Sirens, parted ways with the Orlando-based outfit, instead choosing to focus his time on his growing family and “next musical venture.” After nearly six months, earlier today Lawson finally revealed that said venture will actually be a new 6-song EP entitled Chapter II, as well as a brief documentary to be released around the same, detailing the music business and his personal life. As self-producing an album is a pricey endeavor, the guitarist has likewise launched an Indigogo campaign to help fund this newest undertaking, which …


STREAM/DOWNLOAD: The Audition – Evil

The Audition have a special treat for their fan base today by putting their song “Evil” up as a free download and stream.

This track is undoubtebly one of the staff’s favorite songs from their Chapter II EP and can be picked up by simply clicking through the jump. Purchase the rest of the EP by heading over to iTunes and enjoy this offering from The Audition!

If you have already picked up this EP, or listened to it all the way through, what is your favorite song off of it? Under The Gun would love to know.


The Audition Interview With Front Row Live Ent.

The Audition took some time out of their hectic tour schedule to sit down with our friends at Front Row Live Entertainment and the results are fantastic!

Danny and Tim discussed the band’s two year break, their latest EP Chapter II, upcoming events and much more. The duo also performed an acoustic rendition of their song “You Gotta Believe” and give us a taste of the new material.

Please click through the jump to watch the interview/acoustic and let Under The Gun know what you think of The Audition.


REVIEW: The Audition – Chapter II

Artist: The Audition
Album: Chapter II
Genre: Pop Rock

After parting ways with Victory Records in July 2010, the future for Chicago pop-rockers The Audition was unknown; so much so that some fans were led to believe the band had called it a day. However now in February 2012, the band have returned albeit a slight line-up change; Joe Lussa has re-joined on bass and Jimmy Lopez has replaced the departed Seth Johnson on guitar. Nevertheless Chapter II sees a band that is refreshed and ready to take on the world.

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The Audition Stream New Song “You Make Me Sick”

The Audition are ready to rock your world with their brand new song entitled “You Make Me Sick,” that brings some serious heart to the pop rock scene. These guys are on the brink of releasing their upcoming EP, Chapter II, and we are more than excited for the drop. Click through the link to listen and tell us your thoughts.

The Audition have also been added as support for the Every Avenue/We Are The In Crowd co-headlining tour. This run starts in Cleveland on February 14 and ends in Chicago (their hometown) on March 24. Direct support for …


The Audition start Kickstarter

The Audition have started a Kickstarter to support the release of a new EP, Chapter II.

The band’s Kickstarter can be seen here.

After the link, you can check out a statement from the band and a clip of a demo for a new song.

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