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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Outside Lands 2014, Days Two & Three (8/9, 8/10)

Under The Gun Review co-owner and editor, Brian Lion, attended the Outside Lands Music & Arts festival in San Francisco, CA from August 8-10.

The 7th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts festival took place from August 8-10 in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. Hosting upwards of 180k attendees, Outside Lands provided music and art lovers with a wide array of the world’s largest bands, as well as countless foods, beers, wines and art displays from local and national artists, all in an eco-friendly atmosphere. To fully delve into everything I experienced throughout the 3-day fest …

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Death Cab For Cutie Parts Ways With Guitarist Chris Walla

As of this morning, Death Cab fans have a new reason to be sad and introspective. Earlier in the day, lead guitarist Chris Walla, who appeared on and produced every one of the group’s releases since their inception, announced that he would be leaving the Seattle-based quartet after 17 years. His last public performance with the band is set for September 13, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia.

“I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple,” Walla said in a letter to fans. “I will miss being a quarter of this band, …

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Songs For The Season: Summer Playlist

Summer, the long coveted season for students, teachers, kids, parks, and numerous other interested parties, has always seemed to invigorate the beginning of something new. While it presents a change in season, it also sparks a temperate reinvention. Summer removes the constraints of autumn’s sweatshirts, winter’s coats, spring’s windbreakers, and welcomes humanity in its most natural form. With daylight bursting through the seams, endless possibilities, and a world to explore, summer rewards us with the sweat from our brow, and the heat consumed by our bodies. But, alas, what would a summer piece from UTG be without music?

All of …

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2014 Lineup

For a smaller festival, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest annually boasts one of the States’ strongest and most diverse lineups. I had an absolute blast when I attended the festival last year, and those planning to attend this year should expect a similar experience as the festival just announced its expectedly awesome 2014 lineup.

Headlining the festival’s metal and punk-centric Black Stage are Judas Priest, King Diamond (playing his first U.S. show since 2005) and Death From Above 1979. It also includes the second announced reunion gig from The Blood Brothers, following last week’s FYF Fest announcement.

The hip-hop …

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Riot Fest Toronto Reveals Lineup

Last year, Riot Fest proved to be one of the most exciting and successful music festivals in recent memory, ushering in reunions from massive artists like The Replacements and offering great weekends of music to three cities across North America. Riot Fest will return this year to Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and the real excitement – the lineup announcements – begins today.

The first city to find out what they have in store for September is Toronto. This year’s edition of Riot Fest Toronto will feature prominent Canadian artists like City And Colour, Billy Talent, and hometown heroes Death From …

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Death Cab For Cutie’s Bassist Made a Portrait of Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch Out of Skittles

Last night’s Super Bowl was a little anticlimactic, with the Seahawks completely dominating from the first quarter onwards. The team’s star running back, Marshawn Lynch, is known for loving Skittles, and to celebrate the win, the original bassist for Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Harmer, made an ode to the fellow out of them.

BoingBoing has an article up showing the giant portrait of the Seahawks’ running back, and it’s hard to imagine just how long this took him. Talk about time consuming. Hopefully he celebrated by eating them all after.

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Boston Calling 2014 Lineup

Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse Headlining Boston Calling

Last year Boston threw its first big music festival in quite some time — and they saw it pay off. Boston Calling Music Festival put on a two-day festival in May and September, both of which sold out, allowing them to bump their third installment (May 23 – 25, 2014) to three days.

Tonight they hid 10 vinyl records throughout the city with the lineup written on them, and the people who found them won free tickets to the festival. Thankfully someone already nabbed one and uploaded a photo, and it’s lookin’ pretty good.

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Death Cab For Cutie Stream ‘Transatlanticism’ Demos For Its 10 Year Anniversary

Death Cab For Cutie‘s Transatlanticism recently turned ten years old. To celebrate the milestone, the band is reissuing a ten year anniversary edition of the album, as well as demo versions of all of the tracks. You can listen to all of the demos by heading right on over to NPR. If you like what you hear, you can pick up the demos on Amazon. You get eleven digital tracks for only $5.49.

The tenth anniversary reissue is available on Amazon for only $6.99, so if you haven’t picked up the album yet, then you can …

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UTG ACOUSTIC: Jane Decker – “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”

Our favorite Ohio belle has once again found her way into our hearts and ears with another cover. This time, channeling her inner-Gibbard for a acoustic take on a Death Cab For Cutie classic, “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.”  Jane Decker is a gem.

Jane has been writing away for a second EP release that we’re told is “in the works” with a release time, undetermined. The Belle Histoire singer has some more big news ahead, but for now, feast your ears on this cover and follow her on Twitter here.…

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Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Transatlanticism’ Turns 10 Years Old

With each passing 10-year anniversary of an album I cherished in high school, I feel old as Hell. Many albums that were staples of my teenage listening habits have turned 10 this year, celebrated with reunion tours and special edition vinyl releases, both of which have had fanatics and blogs in a frenzy for the entirety of 2013.

Hands down, one of the best albums released in 2003 was Death Cab For Cutie’s last indie label release, Transatlanticism (Barsuk Records). Unbeknownst to some, it was their fourth studio album but Transatlanticism was the band’s first effort that truly began …

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Death Cab For Cutie Will Reissue ‘Transatlanticism’ for 10th Anniversary

Now that The Postal Service have ended their 10th anniversary run, it’s time Ben Gibbard renews his vows with Death Cab For Cutie‘s Transatlanticism. 

The landmark album’s reissue will come out on October 29 via Barsuk with some demo bonus features. What’s even cooler than the album being pressed to vinyl for the first time in years (complete with a download code for demos of each of its 11 tracks) is that those lucky fans who have had an original LP all these years have the choice of purchasing these bonus features as a separate download digitally.

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Death Cab for Cutie Officially Writing New Music

Earlier this afternoon, Ben Gibbard, lead-vocalist of the veteran indie foursome Death Cab for Cutie, announced via Twitter that the band is currently writing new material.

The tweet itself, which has since been retweeted over 160 times and favorited by 253 individuals, was a direct response to one of the group’s followers, who publicly yearned for new music:

Though no further details have been released as of …