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Kill Lincoln Announce Spring Tour

Kill Lincoln, ska-punk subhumans from DC, just announced that they will be playing their loud guitars and horned instruments that you stopped playing in 8th grade all across the United States this coming March of 2015. They’ll be hitting a lot of the major markets on their 23-day journey, so if you’re in the area, or not in the area at all and just like ska-punk a lot, you should definitely make a point to lace up your skankin’ shoes.

Joining them on some of their Southern dates is Survay Says!, so check out the poster to see …

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The Next Band To Change Your Life: Empty Houses

If you have been following along to the Twitter chatter in the alternative music realm this week you have no doubt seen someone mention Empty Houses, the Detroit-based trio of Ali Shea, Adam Mercer, and Dave Mackinder (Fireworks). January is a busy time so it’s completely understandable if you didn’t have time to commit to the article those tweets hopefully included, or perhaps you did only to find you had no time to commit to the music in store. That’s fine. Social media has become a flood of ICYMI headlines as of late, so you’ll still have plenty of chances …

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REVIEW: Corpus – ‘The Sliding Scale Of Morality’

Artist: Corpus
Album: The Sliding Scale of Morality
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie

Sydney duo Corpus have been causing quite the ruckus down under over the last three years with their unique brand of indie-tinged post-hardcore and riotous live shows, earning them dizzying acclaim from some of the scene’s most discerning ears (including Sydney resident and frontman of The Used, Bert McCracken). If the band’s latest release, The Sliding Scale of Morality, is received the way it seems destined to be, then the volume of those voices of acclaim is going to become deafening.

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REVIEW: Black Beach – ‘Play Loud, Die Vol. 1’

Artist: Black Beach
Album: Play Loud, Die Vol. 1
Genre: Rock

I’m not entirely sure if I should be mad when listening to Massachusetts’ Black Beach, or somewhere between anger and serenity. See, Black Beach is a band that trucks their sound through the mud, funneled through distortion, static, anger, sludge, whatever. You name it, it’s there. But what holds all these tones together are melodies that flow beautifully with one another, creating a perfect balance of disgusting and peace. With bass lines flowing in between guitars drowned in their own reverb, drums pounding in the background, and vocals …

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Ty Segall Announces New ‘Mr Face’ EP, Shares Title Track

The man who never stops making music is once again making new music. Garage rock god Ty Segall is back with a new EP titled Mr Face that serves as a follow-up to last year’s excellent Manipulator. The gatefold boule 7″ EP drops January 13 via Famous Class. Pre-orders are ongoing here.

In anticipation, Segall has shared the title track from the EP on Bandcamp. It’s an acoustic ditty that would work well for any roadtrip through the desert, kicking up dirt clouds on the skirt of Los Angeles. Don’t worry about it being too chill. Segall …

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UTG PREMIERE: Shiver – “Bliss”

Hailing from Massachusetts, alternative rock outfits Shiver and Stolen Houses have teamed up with one another to release a split featuring three cuts of fresh material each. Fortunately for you, we have an exclusive premiere of “Bliss,” a fittingly titled cut from Shiver’s half of the release as it taps into a truly atmospheric arena of rock.

The effort will be available digitally January 15, but physical copies (including 50 seafoam green cassettes and 50 clear blue cassettes alongside 200 full color CDs in cardboard sleeves) can also be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. Until then, though, follow the jump to …

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Anthony Green Releases Free Christmas EP

We are in the depths of the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate it than with new Christmas music from some of our favorite artists?

Anthony Green, frontman of Circa Survive, has shared his holiday joy in the form of an EP released on Bandcamp today. The EP is aptly titled Winter Songs, contains the songs “Better Half” and “Christmas Waltz,” and is available for free download.

You can stream the songs below and download them as well for your listening pleasure.

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You, Me And Everyone We Know Release Christmas EP, ‘A Mutty Christmas’

You, Me And Everyone We Know have joined the rest of the music community by getting in the holiday spirit. Yesterday the group released a short Chirstmas EP titled A Mutty Christmas. The EP features two cover songs and an original YMAEWK track. If you like what you hear, the EP is available for purchase through Bandcamp, and you can also stream it below.

With so many Christmas albums out there to choose from this year, which one has been your favorite so far? I personally have really enjoyed Solid State Records‘ compilation, Midnight Clear, which …

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Albums and Artists That Will Transcend My Year

I’d like to close out my first year of music journalism with a short list of short lists in typical end-of-the-year fashion. It’s been a wonderful half-year here at Under The Gun Review and I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know some very talented and passionate journalists in my time so far. On top of that, I’ve spoken to some of my favorite artists, and even got to voice my opinion on some really excellent pieces of music. Of course, 2014 has also been an excellent year full of fresh and inspiring music. At the end …

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Kyle Lucas Offering His ‘Fear And Loathing In Marietta’ EP For Free Download

Kyle Lucas has been a busy guy as of late. With his current collaboration with Jonny Craig and Captain Midnite, it’s hard to imagine he has time to record solo music. Lucky for fans though, he has taken the time to record a new EP, titled Fear And Loathing In Marietta.

As a show of appreciation for everyone’s support, the entire EP is available to download for free. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to listen to some of his music before, now is a great time to check him out. The EP can be downloaded right here

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Head North Sign To Bad Timing Records, Releasing New EP In Spring 2015

Remember back in September when we told you that Head North were the next big thing? The band’s foray into world domination begins today, as they announce their partnership with Bad Timing Records.

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Head North are the single most creative force in contemporary pop-punk. 2014 saw the group through the release of their EP Scrapbook Minds, as well as a split with Connecticut’s A Will Away, several touring opportunities, and some fantastic one-off shows with the likes of Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, and Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties.

You can stream the …

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REVIEW: Front Porch Step – ‘Whole Again’

Artist: Front Porch Step
Album: Whole Again EP
Genre: Acoustic folk
Label: Pure Noise Records

I’ve grown to love the EP format over the years. When it’s properly executed, a shorter release offers a perfectly sized stopgap for fans between records, while giving the artist an opportunity to try new things in a sidestep from the high risk, career benchmark, full-length format. In this regard, Front Porch Step has nailed it with Whole Again. The short, fifteen-minute EP features three new songs, all of which offer a new take on Front Porch Step mastermind Jake Mcelfresh’s distinct songwriting style, …

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