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ALBUM STREAM: Chevelle – ‘La Gágola’

La Gágola, Chevelle’s seventh full-length release, is set to drop next week via Epic Records, however, as of today, you can stream the ten-song effort in its entirety exclusively through iTunes Radio.

This latest attempt will act as a follow-up to 2011′s Hats Off to the Bull, and features the outfit’s previously released singles, “Hunter Eats Hunter” and “Take Out the Gunman.”

The Grayslake, Illinois trio will be hitting the road next month with Middle Class Rut in support of the release; check out a full list of dates here.

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UTG INTERVIEW: Steve Rennie, Manager of Incubus, Founder Of Renman Music & Business

From time to time, a chance to interview someone we’ve long admired comes up that we simply cannot resist. Stevie Rennie is a music industry expert who started as a promoter in Los Angeles, became a record executive for Epic Records, and ended up managing Incubus. He’s now started his own website for those who want to learn about the music industry, Renman Music & Business (or RenmanMB), and launched an Indiegogo campaign to support it. We were able to catch up with him on a Friday before the itch to golf took over.

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Death Grips Launch Their Own Label Thirdworlds

Death Grips have not had the best luck with finding a stable label home and today they create their own sanctuary, called Thirdworlds. The label’s official logo can be seen to your left in the feature image box.

Thirdworlds isn’t exactly all that independent though. A quote from the press states that the home to Death Grips was “created via a very unique relationship with Harvest/Capitol, to be distributed by Caroline.” We can all expect a new album from the group in 2014.

Catch DG on tour in North America and watch Zach Hill drum handcuffed by simply clicking on …

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Yo Gotti States He Did Not Sign To T.I.’s Label

In an interview at the BET Awards, Yo Gotti clears up the misunderstanding that he was signed to T.I.’s label, Hustle Gang. Gotti states he is currently signed to himself with CMG (L.A. Reid / Epic Records). Read the short quote below and check out the interview segment on the red carpet through the jump!

“No, no. T.I. the big homie. Salute to T.I. and Hustle Gang,” he said. “But, I am signed to myself with CMG. We got a partnership with L.A. Reid and Epic. That whole thing, the blogs just went crazy. They put their own words in

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Vinny Cha$e Signs With Epic Records

Harlem native Vinny Cha$e has finally decided to place his career in the hands of Epic Records.

If you look to your left you can see Cha$e pictured with label head LA Reid. Be sure to follow the rapper on Twitter to learn of his upcoming shows, album news, and much more. Under The Gun cannot wait to hear new material from Vinny Cha$e in the coming months.…

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HOLY SH!T: Death Grips Dropped From Epic Records

Earlier today, I commented that I still thought the Death Grips versus Epic Records battle was a publicity stunt; maybe I was wrong.

Epic Records have dropped Death Grips in light of their on going battle over the release of No Love Deep Web. Epic release this statement: “Epic Records is a music first company that breaks new artists. That is our mission and our mandate. Unfortunately, when marketing and publicity stunts trump the actual music, we must remind ourselves of our core values. To that end, effective immediately, we are working to dissolve our relationship with Death Grips.

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Death Grips Battle With Epic Records Continues

We anticipated this sort of dispute here at UTG. A major label signing one of the most risky and unusual acts surprised us early this year, with Epic Records signing Death Grips as odd as an odd couple gets. Over a month ago, the hardcore rap group released a stream of their most recent album, No Love Deep Web, on their website without the label’s apparent permission, taking their website up and down a few times in the process (and for a while when it was up, leaving us with a mugshot of a penis with writing on it. …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Ca$h Out Ft. Wale – “Hold Up”

Ca$h Out teams up with MMG star Wale for his new single “Hold Up” and has premiered the music video.

This video catches the rappers blowing money fast and having a great time in the process. The song is off of Ca$h Out’s debut album, Patience, that will be dropping through Bases Loaded/Epic Records soon so watch out.

UTG will have more news on both artists in the weeks to come.…

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REVIEW: Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel is Wiser…

Artist: Fiona Apple
Album: The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Chords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Ever Do
Genre: Indie
Label: Epic Records

Preferentially speaking, I have always been drawn to the dark and creepy side of both the arts and popular culture. With shelves cluttered with books by Chuck Palahniuk, walls covered with serial killer artwork and bookcases filled with research about sideshows and ten-in-ones, it comes as almost a shock that prior to this moment I had never let Fiona Apple seep into my world. Combining all of the things …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Death Grips – Hustle Bones

Sacramento noise-rap group Death Grips have released their NSFW, self-directed music video for their hard-as-f*ck track “Hustle Bones”.

“Hustle Bones” comes off their recently released sophomore effort The Money Store. The video features vocalist Stefan Burnett rapping and many shots of drugs and money spinning inside a dryer, bringing a literal meaning to “laundering”. Check out the video after the jump and pick up a copy of The Money Store. You won’t be disappointed.…

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STREAM: Fiona Apple – Every Single Night

Fiona Apple has release a stream of her new single “Every Single Night” and is being streamed right here on Under The Gun Review! This is a must-listen for any fan of Apple and will have you chanting long after the song is over. The track is off her forthcoming album, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.

Now that you have the mouthful of title in your brain, please head through the jump and view the incredibly unique artwork! We want to …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Lostprophets – Bring ‘Em Down

Epic Records own Lostprophets have released their music video for the single “Bring ‘Em Down” and can be viewed right here on Under The Gun Review!

The video takes us through an underground sequence, with revenge being the plot. This song is off of the band’s forthcoming release, Weapons, that has a drop date of April 2.

Click through the jump to watch Lostprophets’ new visuals for “Bring ‘Em Down” and let UTG know if you are enjoying the band’s new direction.…