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REVIEW: You Blew It! – ‘Pioneer of Nothing’ EP

Artist: You Blew It!
Album: Pioneer of Nothing EP
Genre: Emo, Indie
Label: Jade Tree Records

Jade Tree Records is one of the best record labels. If you just take a quick scroll through their releases over the past 25 (?!) years, you’ll see that Jade Tree bands simply just make great music. There are probably very few, if any, bands on their roster that I do not like on a pretty basic level. Jade Tree hasn’t been all that active over the past five to six years, but it appears that the label is gearing up to start releasing …

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Listen To The Dodos’ New Album, ‘Individ,’ In Its Entirety

San Francisco indie duo The Dodos have graced listeners with their psych-folk progressions and fine vocals over the course of five full-length albums in their tenure as a band.

The band has a new album coming out next week, on January 27, called Individ, via Polyvinyl. After sharing a new track in “Goodbyes And Endings,” the duo has teamed up with Pitchfork to stream the new album from front to back, a week in advance of its release. A first listen to the album already shows the band diving deeper into their folk-induced sound.

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REVIEW: The Decemberists – ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’

Artist: The Decemberists
Album: What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Capitol Records

Now in their fifteenth year as a band, The Decemberists have released their seventh studio album in What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

Fans of their previous release should feel right at home with the new record, especially because many of its stylistic elements pick up right where The King Is Dead left off. This is especially true with regards to tracks like “Mistral” or “12-17-12,” which is even dated appropriately.…

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Night Terrors Of 1927 Debut Music Video For “Always Take You Back”

Night Terrors of 1927 have been quite active since their inception in 2013, primarily with releasing EPs in Guilty Pleas and Anything To Anyone. A big day has arrived for the duo, consisting of members Jarrod Gorbel and Blake Sennett, from bands The Honorary Title and Rilo Kiley, respectively, as they have officially and unexpectedly released their debut album, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, today.

To coincide with the release, the band have unveiled an official music video for the song “Always Take You Back,” which was released back in August. The video is very complex, showing the duo …

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REVIEW: Corpus – ‘The Sliding Scale Of Morality’

Artist: Corpus
Album: The Sliding Scale of Morality
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie

Sydney duo Corpus have been causing quite the ruckus down under over the last three years with their unique brand of indie-tinged post-hardcore and riotous live shows, earning them dizzying acclaim from some of the scene’s most discerning ears (including Sydney resident and frontman of The Used, Bert McCracken). If the band’s latest release, The Sliding Scale of Morality, is received the way it seems destined to be, then the volume of those voices of acclaim is going to become deafening.…

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Take A Ride With Side Saddle In New Video For “Halcyon”

Since the release of their debut, The Astorian, this past fall, we here at Under The Gun Review have been relentlessly covering the movements of New York indie group, Side Saddle. Speaking of which, it appears the band is back in the studio working on new music, which we are all pretty excited to report.

Right now, the band is streaming their second music video from The Astorian, which features an up-close look at the band’s hometown, as the guys ride their bikes around and perform on the streets of New York. You can stream the official …

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Foreign Tongues Sign To No Sleep Records

New England indie-alternative outfit Foreign Tongues, who spoke with UTG in an exclusive interview back in September, have been hard at work this past year. After releasing an EP in April called Sweet Empathy Leaving Me and relentless touring, the band have earned a roster spot with California-based indie label No Sleep Records.

With the signing news, the band has also stated that they are currently in the studio recording their debut with Defeater guitarist/producer Jay Maas. “I can speak for everyone when I say we’re very pleased to be working with No Sleep Records,” says vocalist/guitarist Cameron Moretti. …

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Tame Impala Will Be Releasing A New Album This Year

Australian indie band Tame Impala haven’t released fresh studio material since their critically acclaimed 2012 album Lonerism. After a few collaborations and live EPs, the band is long overdue, but finally the silence has been broken today.

Spinning Top Music, who does publicity for the band, sent out an email stating that a new album will be released this year from Tame Impala, along with other artists they represent. The news comes after frontman Kevin Parker has been in frequent studio sessions with renowned producer Mark Ronson, so time can only tell if any of that material arrives …

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Right Away, Great Captain! to Re-release Vinyl Box Set in 2015

Die hard Manchester Orchestra fans get some good news today. The band’s frontman, Andy Hull, announced his solo project Right Away, Great Captain! will be re-releasing its four full-length LPs on vinyl for a brand new box set in 2015.

Hull posted the message on Twitter today, apparently in response to several fans asking over the years. “Merry Christmas!” he writes. “A lot of yall have been asking and the plan is to rerelease the RAGC vinyl box set in 2015. Now go cuddle a family member.”

The last we heard from Right Away, Great Captain!, the act had …

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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.…

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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 …