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UTG PREMIERE: Corey Kilgannon – “Doubter’s Prayer” (Video)

Under The Gun Review is thrilled to team up with Nashville singer-songwriter Corey Kilgannon to premiere his brand new video for “Doubter’s Prayer.”

“Doubter’s Prayer” comes off Kilgannon’s upcoming EP, titled Hospital Hymns, which is due out on March 31. The track is a beautiful acoustic offering with affecting vocals that reveal Kilgannon’s honest and intimate lyrical delivery as he ponders the effectiveness of prayer, ultimately exploring his own faith. The accompanying video features a timelapse as a painting is created on a wall and represents, as Kilgannon says, the “incredible ‘abstractness’ to prayer.”

In regards to the song, …

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UTG PREMIERE: Mariage Blanc – “We’ve Got Time”

As one of our ‘9 Artists To Watch in 2015,’ it’s fair to assume we’ve been anxiously awaiting any and all new material from Mariage Blanc and their forthcoming release, No Autobiography. Following a stream of the album’s opener and lead single “Blue Eyes” just last month, we’re thrilled to be able to team up with the four-piece to premiere another cut from their upcoming effort before its release on April 7.

“We’ve Got Time” is No Autobiography‘s penultimate offering, and while the whole of the release is wont to de-stress the listener, this …

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UTG PREMIERE: Actor Observer – “Steel Yourself” (Video)

Today is a good day, my friends. After years of being one of our favorite bands to promote, Actor Observer have joined forces with UTG to share the exclusive world premiere of their new video.

Oh, you don’t know Actor Observer? That’s not exactly okay, as they are without a doubt one of the most promising young bands to exist in the last decade, but for the sake of moving things along we will go ahead and give you a pass (this time). The band is currently preparing to release their new album, The Longer Now, on March 10. …

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UTG PREMIERE: Cedar Boulevard – “Shorelines & Shipwrecks”

Following the stream of “A Raven Like A Writing Desk” just two weeks ago, Toronto’s Cedar Boulevard are back with another taste of their forthcoming, self-titled EP.

The five-piece has teamed with UTG to stream “Shorelines & Shipwrecks, a groovy, riff-driven pop-punk jam that totally shreds, bringing to mind the likes of Four Year Strong, New Found Glory, Rufio and Anberlin, both musically and vocally.

In regards to the new track, the band offered: “The song ‘Shorelines & Shipwrecks’ is a track from our self-titled Cedar Boulevard EP. Lyrically, the song is about overcoming obstacles and the differences …

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UTG PREMIERE: Marco Featuring Keano Spitta – “WITIT”

We have been featuring a lot of new talent as of late, but the amount of fresh hip-hop appearing on UTG has admittedly been low. We aim to change that this afternoon, however, and we’ve recruited some of our favorite young talents to help make that happen.

Kicking off 2015 with a bang, WFFW member Marco is back at it with the uptempo ride-out anthem titled “WITIT.” This is the third single from his anticipated mixtape, “$tudio Night$,” and in our opinion it’s one of his best tracks to date. Produced by Tay on the Beat, the song features Marco …

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UTG PREMIERE: Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra (Space Jam Session)

It’s a big day for premieres here at UTG. Following our exclusive with Ivory Deville early this morning, we have the great pleasure of presenting you with a Space Jam Session featuring Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra.

Oh, you don’t know Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra? Shame on you. This West Coast group have been rising through the underground for more than a minute now, and in that time they’ve proven themselves to be a unique musical concoction of rock, folk, pop, and jam band that is hard to put down. Today, we have two acoustic performances …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Ghastly Menace – ‘Songs Of Ghastly Menace’

Keeping up with our efforts to expose you to best new music available, UTG is thrilled to share the exclusive world premiere of the latest album from Chicago’s Ghastly Menace.

Described as everything from the latest indie sensation to ‘soaring orchestral pop,’ the music created by Ghastly Menace is undeniably unique. Their latest LP, Songs Of Ghastly Menace, offers an 11-track collection of potential hits that feel destined to provide the soundtrack to your summer. We have been falling in love with this album over and over since December, so it gives us a great sense of joy …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: The Weekend Classic – “Fireworks”

This may very well be the last UTG premiere of 2014. If true, at least we are going out with a bang.

The Weekend Classic have been on our radar since the release of their debut double single at the tail-end of summer. Their unique take on the border between pop-punk and pop-rock offers catchy hooks and infectious melodies that no one can shake. We have done everything in our power to keep you updated on their plans up to this point, and today we are thrilled to share the world premiere of their video for “Fireworks.”

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EXCLUSIVE: His Dream Of Lions Cover My Chemical Romance (Video)

His Dream Of Lions are one of the most talked about buzz bands of the fall, and after listening to their latest EP it’s not hard to understand why they’ve built such a strong following in recent months. Their sound is entirely unique while still falling well within the parameters of what is considered ‘great music’ in the modern alternative scene. We’ve been covering their latest EP, Part Two, at length, but this story features music you won’t find on any of the band’s current releases.

Within the last month, His Dream Of Lions have played a release show …

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UTG Exclusive: His Dream Of Lions ‘Part Two’ Track-By-Track

Earlier this month our friends in His Dream Of Lions released their spectacular new EP, Part Two. We have written about the album at length already, as have many of our friends in the blogging community, but until now no one has had the stories behind the music. Today, with help from the band members themselves, Under The Gun is excited to share an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the latest material from His Dream Of Lions.

Some of you may be browsing the site right now with no idea who this band is or just how much great …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: East Forest – ‘Orbits’

Portland, Oregon’s East Forest (the solo works of Trevor Oswalt, featuring various contributing artists), is set to self-release his seventh full-length effort, entitled Orbits, on Nov. 11.

A revelatory excursion in sound, Orbits serves as the auditory equivalent of a sonic journey through the endless beauties and intricacies Mother Nature has to offer. Fans of The Album Leaf, Ólafur Arnalds, and The American Dollar will succumb to Oswalt’s elegant ambience, subtle electronic beats, delicate vocals and all-encompassing, soothing aura. Aided by gorgeous string arrangements and layers of tranquil textures, every track carries an impressive posture all its own, but …

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UTG PREMIERE: Don Vedda – “Casanova” Lyric Video

We don’t usually run premieres at night, but when Don Vedda asked us to hold this post until the sun had set we were more than happy to oblige.

Oh, what’s that? You don’t know about Don Vedda? Fear not. We have partnered with the fast-rising rock group to host the world premiere of their new lyric video for “Casanova,” featuring Snea. It’s a hard-hitting track with crashing drums and chugging guitars to spare. You can view the visuals, in full, at the end of this post.

Speaking about the track, Don Vedda offered:

“This is ‘Casanova,’ track #2 and