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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 …


Handguns Pit “Heart Vs. Head” On New Song, ‘Life Lessons’ Out July 8

Despite a tumultuous past plagued with van troubles and lineup changes, Handguns have managed to consistently pump out solid pop punk songs with relatable lyrics and catchy choruses. “Heart Vs. Head,” the first taste of new music from the group since 2012′s Angst, couples those familiar features with the most aggressive guitar tones and driving bass lines in the Handguns discography. Stream the track after the break.

“Heart Vs. Head” will appear on Handguns’ sophomore full-length, Life Lessons, due out July 8 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders aren’t available yet, but the single can be purchased on iTunes


Handguns Part Ways With Their Drummer

Handguns announced a couple of hours ago that their drummer will no longer be a part of the band. This came shortly after a post from Woody himself where he expresses how much he has appreciated his time with them. Though neither went into details as to why he’s leaving, it sounds like there’s no bad blood. You can read both statements by taking a look below the jump.

The group stated their plans to tour won’t change, and the person who tracked drums for their upcoming album will temporarily fill in until they recruit a new full time drummer.…


Handguns Working With Alex Gaskarth On New Album

Handguns are set to deliver to the follow-up to their 2012 full-length debut, Angst, later this spring, and it looks like it will feature a contribution from All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth.

The band is currently recording the as-yet-untitled record in Baltimore, MD with producer Paul Leavitt. While the singer’s tweet, which you can see below, gives no indication as to the extent of Gaskarth’s involvement, it makes the prospect of new music from the group all the more exciting.

Man-Overboard 2013

Man Overboard Release Free Tour Sampler

The guys in Man Overboard will be heading out on a milestone tour with All Time Low and Handguns next month, and to make sure that everyone is familiar with their pop punk style, the group has released a free, five track sampler.

You can download the sampler from their webstore. Featuring a mix of songs from their local band days, through their Run For Cover Records stint and their most recent album Heart Attack, the sampler is sure to get you up to speed. A Love Like Tour starts at the end of March and runs until …

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All Time Low Announce A Love Like Tour With Man Overboard, Handguns

If All Time Low‘s opening set on the House Party Tour last fall was a little short for your taste, then you’ll want to make sure you catch a date on their upcoming spring tour. Dubbed A Love Like Tour, this will be the Maryland-based quartet’s first proper US headlining run in a year, and it will feature East Coast pop punk acts Man Overboard and Handguns in the support slots.

A Love Like Tour runs from late March through the beginning of May, and it will focus on smaller markets that the bands don’t normally get a chance …

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Leaked All Time Low Tour Information Reveals Handguns And Man Overboard As Support

Oh, Ticketfly. You love to ruin the fun of tour promotion.

The last year has been littered with reports of tour websites revealing previously unreleased tour information before bands have had a chance to properly promote their efforts themselves, and today TicketFly pulled back the promotional curtain once more by telling us who will be joining All Time Low on their spring 2014 tour.

According to an email sent to fans promoting an April 10 performance in Tucson, All Time Low’s spring headlining tour will find the pop-punk act joined by Handguns and Man Overboard. You can view a …

Glamour Kills Holiday 2014

Glamour Kills Announce Holiday Show

This year’s Glamour Kills Holiday Festival will take place at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on January 3 2014. Hit The Lights will be headlining the festival, performing Skip School, Start Fights in its entirety. Handguns, State Champs, Misser, and Elder Brother will also be performing.

Hit The Lights have spent most of 2013 under the radar, but are poised for a big return in 2014. The band was also recently confirmed to be a part of the 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour, alongside Transit, Front Porch Step, and Brian Marquis.

You can …


UTG TV: Handguns Interviewed by Mike Adams (AL4W)

Handguns‘ Taylor Eby has officially reached the level of Gary Busey, but he didn’t get there on his own.

On Saturday October 5, UTG TV had scheduled to catch up with A Loss For Words to discuss their newest album. While talking to some of the guys in Handguns, we decided to do an impromptu interview with Taylor and Brandon. Luckily, we had Mike from A Loss For Words within arms reach to rise to the occasion of investigative journalism. UTG has never seen such a rigorous line of questioning, especially when it comes down to crayons and Oscar …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Allison Weiss Talks ‘Say What You Mean’ and Warped Tour

Allison Weiss may just be the quirky and charismatic songwriter that Vans Warped Tour has been looking for, so it’s a good thing they snagged her for the Acoustic Basement Stage this summer. It appears as though she has the ability to cheerfully boost morale while maintaining a maturity and sincerity rarely found in an artist of her stature. Her appreciation for fans and whole-hearted attitude nearly surpasses her witty songwriting.

Read more to see UTG’s exclusive interview with Allison!…


MUSIC VIDEO: Handguns – “Stay With Me”

Pennsylvania pop punk act Handguns have made the news several times in the past twelve months, including when guitarist Jake left the band on positive terms, which caused a huge wave in the “Defend Pop Punk” community. Today, they debuted a brand new music video for their track “Stay With Me.”

“Stay With Me” is off of their debut full length LP, Angst, available now on Pure Noise Records. You can check out Handguns on the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer, and watch the video is here after the jump.…

Pardon My French Tour

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Handguns, State Champs Announce Tour

The French five piece punk-pop outfit known as Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have announced their headlining ‘Pardon My French’ Tour with support from bands like State Champs, Handguns and City Lights. The tour kicks off in March and will come to an end in April. Check below the jump for a list of tour dates to see if they will be hitting your city. You can also head to the band’s Facebook page to pick up tickets.

The band recently announced that they are currently in the studio working on their second album with Fearless Records. Be sure …