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Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt Announces New Album ‘On Your Own Love Again’

If you love folk, specifically the gentle sound of classical guitar playing, you likely spent much of 2012 and the following years giving Jessica Pratt‘s self-titled debut a whole lot of play time. Now the California-based singer-songwriter is returning in 2015 with a follow-up, at long last. The album, titled On Your Own Love Again, drops January 27 via Drag City. Pre-orders are ongoing.

Her austere playing and dark, whimsicle wanderings will sound similar to “Night Faces” and “Dreams” off her last release, likely because they were recorded at home over the past two years. According to the press …

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REVIEW: Dead Leaves – ‘Dead Leaves’ EP

Artist: Dead Leaves
Album: Dead Leaves EP
Genre: Emo, Pop-Punk, Alternative

It’s been a few years since the hey-day of Ohio’s cult-favorite pop-punk band, Call It Fiction — an emo-tinged group that pumped out some seriously catchy tunes from the Midwest back in 2010. The band’s EP, Something I’ve Never Felt, was a smash hit within the scene and absolutely worth a listen if you’re an old school pop-punker.

Sadly, the guys in Call It Fiction saw more lineup changes through the years than they did recognition, resulting in the dissolution of the group. For those who know the …

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REVIEW: Young Statues – ‘The Flatlands Are Your Friend’

Artist: Young Statues
Album: The Flatlands Are Your Friend
Genre: Indie/Emo
Label: Run For Cover Records

I walked out of my apartment and took the elevator down to the lobby. I situated my headphones onto my ears, walked to the door, and saw that the rain was coming down in sheets. I was running late and since I was picking up my girlfriend from her night class, I didn’t have time to run back upstairs and grab an umbrella or jacket. So I hit play on the new Young Statues record, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, threw my hood …

Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz Share “AM Gone” Video, Announce US Shows

If you fell in love with Adult Jazz‘s debut LP Gist Is but live in America, their lack of a US tour could have ripped your heart in two. But now the indie rock freak folk crew are bringing their community rhythms overseas. Unfortunately, the four shows don’t see them spanning the whole country. Their dates keep them in New York City for several CMJ shows. The list of dates are after the jump.

To celebrate the upcoming dates, Adult Jazz have shared a music video for “AM Gone.” The video sees the Leeds band’s folk-pop number being paired …

Bjork

Bjork Releasing New Album in 2015

Iceland’s unofficial queen Björk is back in the studio. The influential singer-songwriter told audiences she will have a new record out next year when explaining why she wouldn’t be at the London premiere of Biophilia Live, the captured film from her recent tour behind 2011′s excellent Biophilia. 

The post reads: “We are so sorry, but since Björk is already working on her next album (out in 2015!) she can not come to the ‘Biophilia Live’ premiere at the London Film Festival this week.”…

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REVIEW: Moose Blood – ‘I’ll Keep You In My Mind, From Time to Time’

Artist: Moose Blood
Album: I’ll Keep You In My Mind, From Time to Time
Label: No Sleep Records
Genre: Indie, Emo

Fall is here. It’s my favorite time of the year, and as such, the albums I listen to during this magical season are incredibly important. It takes a certain type of band to fit into my Fall rotation. AFI and My Chemical Romance are obvious mainstays, but I need other bands to fill those late night drives to spooky places. The ones where you have your windows all the way down, with your hoodie on, and you can smell …

Meatbodies

Stream Meatbodies’ Debut Album

Over the last few years, Chad Ubovich played as a member of Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin’s respective backing bands. Now, he’s finally getting the center spotlight. Ubovich is teaming up with Cory Hanson of Wand and Erik Jimenez of Together Pangea as Meatbodies, a new punk rock act that touches on psych and garage rock in all the right places. It drops October 14 via In The Red, but for now the album is streaming in full over at NPR.

Meatbodies is exactly what we’ve come to expect after hearing singles “Disorder” and “Tremmors

Moose Blood

Moose Blood Release Video for “I Hope You’re Missing Me”

If you haven’t heard of them yet, check out one of England’s hottest rising indie bands, Moose Blood. Need a good reason to check them out? Here’s one: Their latest album I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time is available everywhere today! The band also premiered a music video for “I Hope You’re Missing Me” this morning, via Alternative Press.

The 11-track album marks the first full-length release for Moose Blood, as well as their No Sleep Records debut. The band is just a month away from a 16-stop UK tour with Mallory Knox, Frank Iero …

Flying Lotus You're Dead!

Flying Lotus Shares New Song “Coronus, The Terminator”

Producer, electronic musician, and general genius Flying Lotus drops his highly-anticipated new album, You’re Dead!, via Warp Records on October 7. It’s a massive 19-track release that is following up 2012′s brilliant Until The Quiet Comes with a more jazz-oriented setup and guest star studded flair. In anticipation of the release, he’s shared single “Coronus, The Terminator.”

Unlike the rhythmic flurry of “Moment of Hesitation” and the edgy point of Kendrick Lamar collab “Never Catch Me,” this song strolls down the psychedelic route with a leisurely yawn. Things begin to get dark at one point, …

Brightly

Check Out the Newest Single By Brightly

Brightly are a three piece indie rock outfit based out of Melbourne, Australia. The trio plan on releasing a brand new album early next year, titled Oh, Infinity. They teamed up with Indie Shuffle to premiere the lead single off the album, which is titled “True.” You can listen to the song by heading right here.

The band also just released a web-based music video for the single, which you can watch on their website. If you like what you hear, the album can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. Be sure to also check out their Soundcloud

Panda Bear

Panda Bear Streams New Mixtape

We’ve known that Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective) has been working on a new album this year with hip-hop influences, but we’re still left in the air in terms of its title and release date. Today what we do get, however, is a mixtape he made which likely points in the direction of what his new record will sound like.

The mixtape showed up on his new website, PBVSGR.com. While previous reports suspected his upcoming LP’s title would be Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the mixtape’s hyperlink indicates it may be Panda Bear VS

20 Eyes

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: 20 Eyes – “Friends Like You”

Friends and viewers of Under The Gun, we are happy to present you with the official premiere of an unusual song and video to match. 20 Eyes, the three-piece alternative group from San Pedro, CA, are equally as excited to unveil “Friends Like You.”

The video features genre-fusing musical stylings cleverly paired with the funkiest dance moves I’ve ever seen from an elderly man. Although artists have successfully deployed the use of a wacky random guy in the past, this one is just too good to pass over. The band has also found a quirky way to deliver a …