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Passion Pit Lifted Up Vid

Passion Pit Debut “Lifted Up (1985)” Music Video

In anticipation of their forthcoming full-length, Kindred, Passion Pit have offered up a new music video for their infectious lead single, “Lifted Up (1985).”

The clip finds frontman Michael Angelakos wandering around a full-on rager as faceless bodies dance blissfully in the background. Join the party after the break, and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

“Lifted Up (1985)” is one of two songs to have surfaced off the outfit’s third studio effort, which is set to make landfall on April 21 through Columbia Records. Pre-orders are ongoing.…


Zayn Malik Is No Longer Part Of One Direction

After having to drop off from the rest of the Asia leg of pop sensation One Direction‘s world tour last week due to fatigue, Zayn Malik has officially announced that he is no longer a part of the boy band. Malik has played an important role in the five-piece since their formation on The X Factor in 2010.

Rumors regarding the situation have been circulating over the past week. Fans have displayed an immense amount of concern as to what the tour stunt indicated. The band has finally decided to set things straight and confirm Malik’s decision to leave. …


Zooey Deschanel Dances With A Ghost In New She & Him Music Video

A follow-up to their 2013 studio album, Volume 3, indie duo She & Him–comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward–are scheduled to release their upcoming album, Classics, on December 2 via Columbia Records.

Classics, which was recorded live with a 20-piece orchestral ensemble arranged by M. Ward, will feature thirteen cover tracks; some of which include songs by Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, and the Righteous Brothers. The duo has just released a new music video for their rendition of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile” from 1964.

The whimsical music video, shot …

Foster The People

STREAM: Foster The People – ‘Supermodel’

Foster The People’s new album Supermodel is set to hit shelves tomorrow, but fans can listen to it a day early through iTunes’ First Play. The follow-up to 2011′s Torches is being released through Columbia Records.

The album is still up for pre-order through the band’s website. Head after the jump to view album artwork and tracklisting for the release.

Foster The People will be touring throughout much of North America and over seas through the spring and summer. View a full list of dates at the band’s website.…

Foster The People

Listen To Foster The People Cover Calvin Harris’ “Under Control”

I’ll be honest; I’m not a huge fan of cover songs. Frankly, I think actual songwriting is a much more effective way of determining a musicians worth, since just about anyone can copy other people’s work. That being said, occasionally I do run across a cover song that I legitimately enjoy, such as Foster the People’s cover of Calvin Harris’ chart-topper “Under Control,” which debuted earlier this morning. Check it out by following the jump below.

Additionally, the Los Angeles-based trio recently released a music video for the first single off their upcoming album, which you can view it here


Watch Broken Bells Perform On Kimmel

Broken Bells, the indie duo consisting of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse, took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform two songs from their upcoming sophomore album, After the Disco. Check out their renditions of the album’s groovy title track and “Holding On To Life” after the break.

After the Disco doesn’t hit stores until next Tuesday, February 4, but you can stream the whole album right now on iTunes. The Columbia Records release is the band’s first since their 2011 EP, Meyrin Fields, and you can preorder it right here. …

St. Lucia

STREAM: St. Lucia – “Too Close”

X’s are filling up my calendar this September as I await St. Lucia‘s debut full length, coming October 8.

I fell in love with the Brooklyn synth-pop group when I decided that 10 bucks a month for Rdio’s services was a pretty good deal. I synced a bunch of stuff I was recommended and some things the robots on Rdio thought were similar and I enjoyed an iPhone 4S-full of new music on a beach in Georgia.

I miss vacation…

Alas, St. Lucia was one of those new finds that washed through my queue as the water washed around …


REVIEW: Nine Inch Nails – ‘Hesitation Marks’

Artist: Nine Inch Nails
Album: Hesitation Marks
Genre: Alternative rock, industrial, electronic rock
Label: Columbia Records

I am just a copy of a copy of a.”

What is Trent Reznor trying to sing about? Is he talking about pop music in general? Is he talking about the evolution of sound or film or media in general? Or is he talking about Nine Inch Nails?

Everything I say has come before assembled into something
I am never certain anymore
I am just a shadow of a shadow of a shadow.

You could call the music unintelligent …

St. Lucia

STREAM: St. Lucia – “Elevate (Passion Pit Remix)”

I recently subscribed to Rdio’s monthly service and I’m absolutely loving it. It started with a long trip to Georgia last month and has since evolved into a new age of music discovery.

After filling out my collection with my favorites and well-worn out records, I started looking into new albums by unknown-to-me artists and their related suggestions. One of those bands was St. Lucia and their single, “Elevate,” caught me by the heartstrings.

Now, Passion Pit is vouching for the Columbia/Neon Gold band with a remix. The chorus seems off to me, but it’s quite enjoyable all the same.…

Juicy J 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: Juicy J Ft. Wale & Trey Songz – “Bounce It”

Taylor Gang’s Juicy J brings out Wale and Trey Songz for the outlandish new “Bounce It” visuals and can be seen here on Under The Gun Review!

This is the fourth single off of Juicy’s forthcoming effort, Stay Trippy, which is due out on August 27 via Kemosabe Records/Columbia Records.

Watch as all four rappers flow with racks of cash, women, cars, diamonds and gold at their fingertips. Nothing short of a fantasy for most people out there. Start grinding!…

Nine Inch Nails 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: Nine Inch Nails – “Came Back Haunted”

Nine Inch Nails are back today with the seizure-inducing video for their single “Came Back Haunted,” directed by famed eccentric, David Lynch (Eraserhead, Mulholland Dr.).

You can find the official track-listing for Hesitation Marks through the jump and pre-order by heading over to iTunes. Hesitation Marks is due out September 3 via Columbia Records.

The video, most importantly, bears a warning stating, “This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.” Watch at your own risk.…

Nine Inch Nails 2013

Nine Inch Nails Join Columbia Records Family, Announce New Album

Earlier today, Nine Inch Nails announced that they will be releasing a brand new album, that they’ve already finished recording, later this year via Columbia Records. There are no other details on the album as of yet, but we’re sure there will be some news here soon! Take a look below the jump for an official statement from Trent Reznor on the news.

The band has a number of festival appearances they will be making in both the US and Europe. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for a list of dates to see if they will be …