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Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots And Masks: Part 2′

Last week, UTG TV and Masked Intruder teamed up to bring you round one of our Mugshots and Masks series. Today, we bring you round two.

To be honest, I decided to approach interviewing the guys in Masked Intruder in an unorthodox fashion because it didn’t seem easy to stay on track and have a reflective conversation with a group of colored ski mask-wearing criminal hooligans.

Interestingly enough, Mugshots and Masks turned into one of the best sit-downs I’ve had in a while. The creativity and brutal honesty coming out of Masked Intruder may not particularly coincide with their poppy …

Masked Intruder Feature Photo Part 1

Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots & Masks: Part 1′

What does Masked Intruder think of the criminal mischief of Justin Bieber and Coolio? Can anyone help the blue intruder get in touch with Lindsay Lohan?

Last week, UTG TV got the chance to sit down and hang out with the colors of Masked Intruder before their set in New York City. Prior to taking the stage to a crowded basement at Webster Hall, the guys spoke with us about their current tour, the release of their new record MI and their upcoming tour with The Queers and The Dwarves.

Instead of doing a traditional interview, I decided to grab …

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WATCH: Less Than Jake – “Do The Math”

Less Than Jake conjured up an animated video for the track “Do The Math” off their latest album See The Light.

See The Light, the eighth full-length by the ska band, was released by Fat Wreck Chords last year on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

The band will be on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long so be sure to check them out if you’re going out!

Check out the video below as well as the Warped Tour’s remaining tour dates.…

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REVIEW: Masked Intruder – ‘M.I.’

Artist: Masked Intruder
Album: M.I.
Label: Fat Wreck Chords

Wisconsin’s Masked Intruder are at once one of modern pop-punks best kept secrets and one of its fastest emerging acts. A gimmick band who keep their identities hidden under brightly coloured ski-masks at all times, the Madison quartet have ridden their unique blend of hilarious throwback pop-punk and a much heralded live show to widespread critical acclaim, staking their claim on the top of many a scenesters’ ‘next big thing’ list in the process.

Much of this success can be owed to their delightfully enjoyable 2012 debut full-length, Masked Intruder, …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Bad Cop / Bad Cop – “My Life”

Under The Gun Review is pleased to announce that we are premiering Bad Cop / Bad Cop’s new video for “My Life.” The music video arrived in perfect time to coincide with this weekend’s Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas. If you’ll be at one of the punkest festivals of the year, it would be wise to stop by and check them out.

“The song is about being who you are and not apologizing for it. And being comfortable with it more than anything else, which is something we as older women have the advantage of over our younger …

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REVIEW: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – ‘Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!’

Artist: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Album: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
Genre: Skate Punk
Label: Fat Wreck Chords

There are very few acts in the world that featured as predominantly in the highlights of my social life during my teenage years as Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. So it’s with this nostalgia-tinged bias firmly etched in the pleasure seeking portion of my mind that I set about pressing play on MFAGG’s new album, the excellently titled Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!. A punk-rock tribute to 12 of the world’s most infamous divas’ …

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STREAM: Masked Intruder – “The Most Beautiful Girl”

In a strange turn of events, the first single from the new Masked Intruder album includes no references to burglary, trespassing, or other unsavory activities. However, that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their charm (or their gimmick). “The Most Beautiful Girl” is a cute, straightforward love song with crunchy guitars and a chorus that is destined to be stuck in your head all day.

You can check out a lyric video for the new song after the break, and this is one lyric video you will actually want to watch. In typical Masked Intruder style, the clip includes some subliminal messages …

Banner Pilot

Banner Pilot Premiere New Song “Effigy”

Today, Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot released their new album Souvenir through Fat Wreck Chords.

To see our review of the album, you can click here. Coming from a roster of legendary punk bands, Souvenir has a high standard to hold up to.

The band’s bassist Nate Gangelhoff told Alternative Press that he’s confident that the tracks will cause “defiant fist pumps” to ensue. While talking about the new album on the band’s website, Nate assured fans “We are very stoked about it. If we were bummed about it, I would still lie and tell you we were stoked. But …

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REVIEW: Banner Pilot – ‘Souvenir’

Artist: Banner Pilot
Album: Souvenir
Genre: Punk
Label: Fat Wreck Chords

Once bands have three albums under their belts, they tend to be well-oiled machines. They know what works and what doesn’t, and they should have no problem cranking out songs that will appeal to their core audience and new fans alike. That’s not to say they can phone in record number four – listeners will always see right through a lack of passion – but there is a certain level of comfort that comes with that stage in a band’s career. Banner Pilot have reached that stage, and signs …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Pure Noise Records’ Founder Jake Round Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

In 2009, Jake Round founded Pure Noise Records in California. Although he’d had no previous experience in single-handedly operating a record label, he was still able to turn a loan from his mother into one of the driving forces in independent pop punk, rock, indie, and hardcore.

In 2014, we are celebrating the five-year anniversary of Pure Noise Records, which has come a long way from a split decision to release a No Bragging Rights record. Perhaps you can accredit Round’s success to his longtime involvement in the local music scene, his time spent interning at a record label, or …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/9-3/15

Welcome back to Weekly Wax!

Once again, this week’s vinyl news was dominated by Record Store Day announcements. Most notably, Childish Gambino and Katy Perry both announced pressings of their most recent albums to commemorate the holiday, and they were far from the only ones. Check out Modern Vinyl’s RSD list for the latest in what will be hitting stores on April 19.

In other news, pre-orders launched for more than a few exciting releases. You can now purchase the soundtrack to Alfonso Cauron’s excellent Gravity and a splatter pressing of Blink-182‘s live album courtesy of Mondo Records and …

Fat Mike of NOFX

UTG PHOTOS: NOFX (11/30/13)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph NOFX at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.

The team over at Fat Wreck Chords has always treated us well and Under The Gun appreciates that. Simply put, Fat Wreck knows how to do punk rock, because Fat Mike and the boys in NOFX helped invent it. If you’re an old school punk, you may argue that they actually helped develop it, but that’s just semantics. After 30 years of being an influential band, you’re a pioneer either way you look at it. NOFX will be a staple in punk …