Kendrick Lamar Releases ‘To Pimp A Butterly’ A Week Early

It has only been about a week since Grammy award-winning recording artist Kendrick Lamar dropped hints as to when he was putting out his follow-up to the well-received Good Kid, m.A.A.d. city from 2012. Originally scheduled to be released next week, March 23, the sixteen-track effort, entitled To Pimp A Butterfly, became available digitally yesterday, March 15, to remedy supposed leaks that were already surfacing on the internet.

Although this may come as good news to those who have been eagerly awaiting his next material, Lamar’s representative, Anthony Tiffith, the CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment, was very unamused. You …


Fall In Love With Sir Sly’s “You Haunt Me” And Prepare For Their Debut Album Release

Don’t you love when a song comes along out of the blue and fills you with all the good feels anyone could hope to have? It’s a rare treat, especially if your main source of music is terrestrial radio, but every so often lightning strikes and you find yourself with a new addiction.

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to fall in love with Sir Sly.

Boasting big hooks and groove-laden verses, Sir Sly come barreling out of Los Angeles with a sound best likened to shoegaze indie rock having a love child with the debut record from Foster The People. Their …

La Roux Trouble In Paradise

La Roux Previews ‘Trouble In Paradise’

With less than a week until the release of her highly anticipated sophomore full-length, electro-pop artist La Roux is streaming clips of each track from Trouble In Paradise on her official website. The album hits stores July 21, but pre-order options are still available here for those who want to go ahead and purchase their copy.

While giving Trouble In Paradise a listen, be sure to check out all of the tour dates listed on La Roux’s website as she’s set to perform across North America and Europe this fall.


REVIEW: ScHoolboy Q – ‘Oxymoron’

Artist: ScHoolboy Q
Album: Oxymoron
Genre: Rap / Hip-Hop
Label: Interscope

After a huge debut album that got critics all over eyeing and anticipating ScHoolboy Q and what he would release next, the real Oxymoron here is expecting 2014’s first “huge” rap album to be anything more than a sophomore slump or just over-hyped. Even Mac Miller proclaimed it to be better than Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Right…

Through the past twelve months we’ve gotten a chance to get a glimpse of what Oxymoron might sound like, with the release of singles like “Yay Yay,” “Man of the …

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Reveal ‘Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013’

Rise Against revealed today that they will be putting out a new album, called Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013, in September. This release will hit shelves on September 10 through Interscope Records.

A special message from the band and the cover artwork for RA’s forthcoming effort can be seen below!

?In the last thirteen or so years Rise Against has put out six records, each one we are proud to put our name on,? says lead singer Tim McIlrath. ?But we are just as proud of these 26 songs that slipped through the cracks and never ended

Robin Thicke 2013

STREAM: Robin Thicke – “Take It Easy On Me”

Robin Thicke released a stream of his song “Take It Easy On Me,” which features production from superstar Timbaland.

Blurred Lines has an official release date of July 30 through Star Trak / Interscope Records. Pre-order Blurred Lines on iTunes. If you have not checked out the video for the lead single Blurred Lines do so by clicking here.

Under The Gun Review will have more streams from Thicke’s album in the coming months so stay tuned!

M.I.A. 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize”

M.I.A. is back in the mix with her brand new visuals for the single “Bring The Noize.” This video is filled with plenty of abstract figures, fog machines, and much more.

“Bring The Noize” is the first material to drop off her fourth album, Matangi, that’s due out this fall on N.E.E.T./Interscope Records. Pick up your copy of “Bring The Noize” by heading over to iTunes.

View all of the announced touring dates for M.I.A. by simply heading over to her Facebook page and let Under The Gun know what you thought of the new song.

Skylar-Grey 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: Skylar Grey – “Final Warning”

Do not ever mess with Skylar Grey.

In her new video for her appropriately titled song “Final Warning,” Grey figures out her sister’s man is attempting to kill her and tries to get back at him the same way. Get ready for the tables to turn in this crazy music video.

“Final Warning” is the second single released off of Grey’s forthcoming debut album, Don’t Look Down, scheduled to release on July 9 via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records. Check out the catchy song and interesting visuals for the single.


REVIEW: Frank Turner – ‘Tape Deck Heart’

Artist: Frank Turner
Album: Tape Deck Heart
Genre: Folk/Punk
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope

There are artists in every generation that can build bridges between fans of different genres. It has to do with some innate quality in their music that universally binds people together, may it be through their storytelling or how their music is genuinely well crafted. England’s Frank Turner has been working hard over the years developing his craft, pushing his unique blend of folk punk to new heights and creating truly memorable music. Turner’s newest album, Tape Deck Heart, is another fantastic addition to …

Lana Del Rey 2013

Lana Del Rey Releases Cover Video Of “Chelsea Hotel No 2”

Lana Del Rey returns with the eerie video for her acoustic rendition of “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” originally performed by Leonard Cohen. All Lana needs is a guitar and her voice for the soft-spoken cover and sends chills down our collective spines. She shines through on this.

Cohen’s 1974 hit song was written about his sexual encounter at New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel, which came off of his album New Skin for the Old Ceremony.

If you have not checked out Lana Del Rey’s 2012 release, Born to Die, please head through and pick it up right now …

Robin Thicke Ft. T.I., Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

MUSIC VIDEO: Robin Thicke Ft. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Ladies, this one is for you.

Robin Thicke teams up with music industry all-stars T.I. and Pharrell for the new song and visuals for “Blurred Lines.”

This song is set to be the lead single off his yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album, which is being released later this year through Star Trak / Interscope Records. Watch this simplistic and captivating video from Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell now and please remain dancing at all times.

Under The Gun Review will have more details on Thicke’s album in the coming months so stay tuned!


MUSIC VIDEO: Frank Turner – “Recovery”

After signing with Interscope, British folk-rock phenomenon, Frank Turner has released his new music video for the first track off his forthcoming album, “Recovery”.

The video is, like the song, fun and creative. It separates the screen into three horizontal planes that shift and mash different sequences together to create something truly unique.

Turner’s new album, Tape Deck Heart, is set to release on April 23. Preorder the album on iTunes or pick up the 12″ vinyl on his web store

A native of New Brunswick, NJ, Anthony graduated from Rutgers University majoring in Journalism

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