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Foxing Currently Working On New Music At Brand New’s Studio In Long Island

According to Twitter, St. Louis indie band Foxing is currently working on some new music in the presence of some exciting artists. Check out a tweet below concerning their work at a Long Island Studio belonging to Brand New.

This is no doubt exciting news for fans of Foxing, a band who’s made some of our year-end reviews here at Under The Gun with their most recent album, The Albatross.

We’ll provide more updates as they come.…

Decemberists

The Decemberists Release Lyric Video For “The Wrong Year”

The Decemberists are now onto their third released song from their upcoming studio album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

The new song, titled “The Wrong Year,” arrives just in time for the close of 2014, allowing fans to get an even better idea of what the Portland band has in store for their January 20 release.

You can visit the band’s website for pre-orders of What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World and listen to “The Wrong Year” below, via lyric video:…

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Albums and Artists That Will Transcend My Year

I’d like to close out my first year of music journalism with a short list of short lists in typical end-of-the-year fashion. It’s been a wonderful half-year here at Under The Gun Review and I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know some very talented and passionate journalists in my time so far. On top of that, I’ve spoken to some of my favorite artists, and even got to voice my opinion on some really excellent pieces of music. Of course, 2014 has also been an excellent year full of fresh and inspiring music. At the end …

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Cold War Kids Premiere Video for “Nights & Weekends”

California indie-rockers, Cold War Kids, are now streaming a brand new music video from their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, which made its arrival on Downtown Records earlier this year.

The official video for “Nights & Weekends,” which is available for streaming below the jump, features an eerie mix of superimposed shots in black and white that bear resemblance to something from a horror movie.

The Cold War Kids are currently on a US tour that extends well into 2015, wrapping up in late March. The tour also includes several festival dates, including a run of shows …

Decemberists

The Decemberists Release Lyric Video For “Lake Song”

The arrival of The Decemberists‘ seventh studio album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, is just around the corner.

After the premiere of their first official music video for the album’s lead single, “Make You Better,” The Decemberists are now releasing a brand new single from the album, via lyric video.

A lyric video for the track “Lake Song” is now available for streaming below the jump.

Don’t forget to check out the available pre-orders for What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World on the band’s website.…

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James Blake’s New Album Will Drop in “About Five Months,” May Feature Kanye West

James Blake isn’t one to take a break. While the UK crooner and electronic producer’s last album, Overgrown, came out in 2012, he’s been hard at work since, touring the globe, DJing sets, and dropping new songs “200 Press” and “Building It Still.” Now, the singer-songwriter has announced his next album is on the way.

In an interview with the Miami New Times (via CoS), Blake said that the new album is “seventy percent done” and should drop in “about five months.” For those of you following his mini updates, the Kanye West rumors are …

Stars

Stars Release New Song “Blue Is The Colour,” Announce North American Tour Dates

Following the October release of their new record, No One Is Lost, indie-rock band Stars have released a new track called “Blue Is The Colour.” This song is one of the b-sides from that album, and it expectedly follows its synth-rock lead in sound. “Blue Is The Colour” is available as a part of the band’s free tour EP, and you can download and stream it via NoiseTrade.

The band has also announced some new tour dates, which takes their 2015 European tour into Canada and the US. You can check out their entire tour itinerary for the …

side saddle

Watch Side Saddle Lose Their Stage To A Group Of Young Ballerinas

New York folk-rock band Side Saddle formed shortly after the dissolution of singer-songwriter Ian McGuinness’ previous band, This Old Ghost.

Thankfully, the new group is picking up right where the last band left off, with their unique brand of charming acoustic-driven songs.

Side Saddle recently released their debut, The Astorian, and have spent considerable time promoting the excellent effort.

Recently, Nothing But Hope And Passion debuted the band’s first music video for their song, “When It’s All Done.”

Watch the guys from Side Saddle get uprooted by a troupe of young dancers in the official video for “When …

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From Indian Lakes Release Music Video For “Am I Alive”

With the recent release of their sophomore album, Absent Sounds, Northern California indie band, From Indian Lakes, invite you to check out their latest music video.

The new video for “Am I Alive” features the band getting pretty close with nature, which is something we’ve come to expect from the Yellowstone natives.

You can grab Absent Sounds on Triple Crown Records, or catch From Indian Lakes out on their current tour with Relient K and Blondfire. Tour info can be found on the band’s website.

Check out the official video for “Am I Alive” below.…

Decemberists

The Decemberists Stream “Make You Better”

Portland’s iconic indie-folk rockers, The Decemberists, have returned with news of their next release. It’s been a few years since the band’s last official studio album, 2011′s The King Is Dead, and fans have been patiently waiting for a followup to the country/bluegrass-inspired album.

At long last, The Decemberists have announced the upcoming What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, which is set for release on January 20. Early promotion for the album was provided by vocalist Colin Meloy, who was seen busking on street corners recently. Pre-orders, tracklist and tour info are all available …

Happy Body Slow Brain

Happy Body Slow Brain Stream “Residue” From The Film ‘Bridge And Tunnel’

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting patiently for Happy Body Slow Brain to release some new music, and finally, here’s something to enjoy for the time being.

Earlier in the year, the guys from Happy Body Slow Brain contributed a song called “Residue” to the official soundtrack of the indie film, Bridge And Tunnel. The soundtrack arrived on October 21, and is available now on iTunes.

Check below the jump to stream “Residue” right now via YouTube.…

Polyenso

Get Lost In Polyenso’s New Track “17 New Years”

It has been quite the odd journey for Polyenso. Beginning as post-hardcore act Oceana, and evolving into their current state, the band has grown into planes of musical notation never expected of them.

With the long-awaited release of new music, Polyenso illuminate our Saturday evenings with the release of the inspirational “17 New Years.” Just as I thought the band had surprised me enough, this new track makes it to my ears. Featuring layer after layer of sonic elevation, the track moves ever so swiftly as it progresses through its experience.

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