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UTG PREMIERE: Nemes – “Black Streak”

With a little more than a month to go before their long awaited full-length debut arrives in stores, New England folk rock outfit Nemes have joined forces with UTG to share a brand new song.

It’s hard to know the right way to describe the sound of Nemes to someone who has never encountered their unique take on music. The best explanation I have been able to put together is asking people to imagine what would happen if My Morning Jacket had a baby with Mumford And Sons while listening to acoustic-driven emo music from the early millennium. I know …

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UTG Premiere: Vanities – ‘Dead Beats’ EP

Just a year after bursting onto the hardcore scene with their incredible debut, New England’s Vanities are back with a killer new record that might be your favorite heavy release of the fall.

The world of heavy music has become incredibly underwhelming in recent years, at least on the side of things that caters to younger audiences. The vast majority of bands making it in the quote/unquote ‘alternative’ scene have all become clones of one another, ripping off whatever new idea is popular this year in order to cash in long enough to book another nationwide tour. Still, in the …

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UTG Video Premiere: Across the Viaduct – “Night Shift”

We have a slew of unsigned exclusives coming your way this week, and the latest offering comes to us from none other than Ohio pop punk outfit Across The Viaduct.

To be fair, Across The Viaduct are not pop punk in the same way, say, Man Overboard are pop punk. Their sound is certainly rooted in influences from the Warped Tour world of musicians, but there is a very defined indie presence in their music as well that helps add a level of sonic maturity to the whole affair. “Night Shift,” the band’s latest single, showcases all of this …

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UTG Video Premiere: Astro Safari USA – “Do You Like To Party”

Grab your lover and a cup of your favorite drink because Astro Safari USA have returned with a new music video that is sure to get the party started no matter where you find yourself today.

It has admittedly been a few months since Astro Safari USA graced the front page of Under The Gun, but the last time they popped up it was because we had the great honor of sharing their new album with the world. That record, which you can stream right here, featured a killer song titled “Do You Like To Party” that has since …

The Color And Sound 2014

UTG Premiere: The Color And Sound – ‘Peace Of Mind’ EP

Boston’s The Color and Sound have share an advance stream of their forthcoming EP with UTG. For fans of Say Anything, Hostage Calm, and Fun.

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UTG Premiere: Vanities – “Too Little Too Late”

I am not sure what else can be written about Vanities that has not already been scrawled across this site a dozen times in the past year. Rising from relative obscurity in New England, Vanities have quickly become a band everyone with an ear for the heavier side of music needs to know. Their debut EP was released in the fall of 2013, and today it gives us great pleasure to inform you the group’s second release, Dead Beats, will be self-released by the band on September 23.

In our opinion there is no reason to announce a new …

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UTG PREMIERE: Big Wow – “Boltzmann Brain”

Summer may be winding down, but thanks to the feverish take on indie rock presented by Big Wow it’s possible to carry the feeling of the season with you all year long.

It is our great pleasure to share with you a brand new song from Big Wow titled “Boltzmann Brain.” The band, which features members of The Dauntless Elite and Get Human, have a new record with the fantastic title Teamwork Makes The Dream Work due out September 8 through Specialist Subject Records. You can stream the song below:…

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UTG Album Premiere: Living Room – ‘Moonchaser’

Warning: New, highly-addictive audio ahead…

Every so often an artist comes along that knocks me on my ass from the moment their first single reaches my ears. It’s a rare treat when such an act rises from the overwhelming abyss known as the music underground, and when it does we do everything in our power to bring their efforts to your attention. With that in mind, prepare to fall in love with a group known as Living Room.

On August 19, Living Room will release a new full-length titled Moonchaser through Chicago based Jetsam-Flotsam Records. The record was …

Henrietta

UTG PREMIERE: Henrietta – “Leave It Alone”

You have to love what Henrietta‘s swinging. The Orlando quartet push a great brand of emo-tinged rock with mathy elements, a friendly formula for fans of Braid, Balance & Composure, The American Scene or even Minus The Bear. The sound’s perfectly unrefined, just as it should be – bleeding with raw urgency while offering great technical moments in a perfect package.

Today we’re premiering a new song from the band’s upcoming LP, The Trick Is Not Minding.

Give “Leave It Alone” a listen below, grab the vinyl via Animal Style Records, hear a few more songs on …

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UTG PREMIERE: Caramel Carmela – “Stardust”

Caramel Carmela are an unsigned five-piece post hardcore outfit hailing from Denver, Colorado. The group plans on releasing a brand new album later this month, titled Till Death Do Us Party. We are happy to have teamed up with the band to premiere the second single off the album, which is titled “Stardust.” You can give it a listen by checking below the break.

Till Death Do Us Party will hit stores August 26, and is currently available to be pre-ordered through iTunes. When you pre-order the album you will receive an instant download of their two singles. …

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Provoke, Destroy – ‘Vulture’

The five piece metal outfit Provoke, Destroy officially released their debut full-length album, Vulture, yesterday through Indianola Records. We are pleased to have the opportunity to team up with the band to stream Vulture in its entirety today. You can give it a listen by taking a look below the break.

If you haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy of the album yet, you can do so by heading to the band’s Big Cartel page for a physical copy or digital downloads are available through Bandcamp.…

Amative

UTG Premiere: Amative – “Selfish Desires” (Official Music Video)

We have been focusing a lot of our efforts in July on exposing readers to new music, and today may be my favorite of all ‘discovery’ posts to debut so far on the site. Amative are a crushingly heavy outfit from Ohio who are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Their debut EP, Flatlined, debuted in April. We missed it, and the more we listen to it now the more we want to kick ourselves for not being familiar with their work in time to help with the initial album promotion. Hopefully this post makes up …