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UTG INTERVIEW: Sorority Noise Discuss Your New Favorite Record, ‘Joy, Departed’

“I feel like this one is building on self-deprication rather than drowning in it. I never thought I’d ever be able to write lyrics about getting better and finding all the good in the terrible.” This very statement from vocalist Cam Boucher is probably the greatest depiction of Sorority Noise’s stellar new record, Joy, Departed, which is due out on June 16.

In heavy anticipation of some of the band’s best work to date, Under The Gun had the pleasure of speaking with Sorority Noise’s Cam Boucher and Adam Ackerman before they played the New York City leg …

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Say Anything Announce Summer Headlining Tour

Having successfully finished up celebrating the tenth anniversary of Say Anything‘s …Is A Real Boy through tours and various vinyl represses, the band is back on the road and will be touring this summer in support of their 2014 studio album, Hebrews.

Unlike Hebrews, which was a successful no-guitars experimental endeavor, the band will be accompanied by both a string quartet and guitars. The band will be playing medium-sized venues and will be joined by Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls through all five weeks.

Pre-sale tickets for Say Anything’s headlining tour are …

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Stream Marietta’s Contribution to Lame-O Records’ Split To Benefit United Cerebral Palsy

Earlier this month Lame-O Records announced a six-way split to benefit the non-profit charity United Cerebral Palsy featuring Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Spraynard, Hurry, The Weaks and Marietta called Strength In Weakness.

The split will release physically and digitally on February 3, with the Modern Baseball, Hurry, and Spraynard tracks already streaming. Today, Property of Zack premiered Marietta’s track, “Old Joe.”

You can stream the track below and grab a copy of the split digitally here. …

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Sorority Noise Join Topshelf Records, Announce Sophomore LP

Hartford indie/emo four-piece Sorority Noise have recently announced their signing to the Topshelf Records family. The band, fronted by Cameron Boucher (also of Old Gray), put out a very well-received debut LP, entitled Forgettable, earlier in 2014, along with various split EPs, enabling them to tour throughout the year with bands such as You Blew It!, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, and many more.

The band has also announced that they will be releasing the followup to Forgettable some time this summer. Additionally, the band will be supporting Tiny Moving Parts next month on a mini-tour …

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Modern Baseball Stream New Song, “Alpha Kappa Fall of Troy The Movie Part Deux”

It’s been a year since Modern Baseball released their phenomenal sophomore album, You’re Gonna Miss It All, and in that time, the Philly foursome have practically become a household name throughout the emo community. Now, hot off a headliner with Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Crying, and Somos, everyone’s favorite group of punks have returned with a new single, “Alpha Kappa Fall of Troy The Movie Part Deux.” The track, which premiered earlier today via Billboard, is taken from Lame-O Records‘ upcoming 6-way charity split, and can be enjoyed after the break.

Let us …

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Lame-O Records Announce Six-Way Split, ‘Strength In Weakness,’ For Charity

In an effort to benefit the non-profit charitable organization that is United Cerebral Palsy, Lame-O Records just announced that they have teamed up with a number of great bands to bring us Strength In Weakness, a six-way split whose proceeds will go directly to the aforementioned foundation.

The six-way split will feature Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Marietta, The Weaks, Hurry, and Spraynard. Available physically and digitally on February 3, the label has also announced that a limited number of vinyl pre-orders (500 copies) will go up on January 7 at 12PM EST.…

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The Year of Rediscovery: Corey From’s End of the Year List

This year has been an interesting one for me, as far as music goes. I had an awakening. In one sense, it was weird, because as a late bloomer in the music scene, 2003-2004 were some prime years for me in developing my tastes. So to have artists like Coheed & Cambria, Midtown, blink-182, etc. all have anniversary years/shows/represses this year was cool for nostalgia and remembering my roots. With that being said, upon starting at UTG, my music taste was very far left of a majority of the stuff covered on this website, and I’d still say it’s not …

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Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination.

The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick Murphys, a reunited From Autumn To Ashes and so many more. The festival will also see numerous up-and-coming acts such as Beach Slang, Pentimento, Dads, etc.

Tickets for Skate & Surf 2015 are now available here. Make sure …

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Here Are A Few Records That Gave Me A Lot Of Feelings In 2014

2014 marked the beginning of a lot of things for myself. I’d started my fourth year in college, worked my first real job, got my first real paycheck, joined Under The Gun’s incredible team, and began to get a good sense of the “real world.” For the most part, I’d say 2014 would’ve beaten 2013 by a landslide in terms of music, had Fall Out Boy gotten back together this year instead of last. I saw a lot of up-and-coming bands at the start of the year; a lot of whom really got up and delivered.

A few of the …

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Long Read: 9 Songs From 2014 That Changed My Life

We’re getting fairly deep into December at this point, which means every publication and internet personality who considers themselves someone of influence are doing their best to craft clickbait worthy lists of the best things 2014 had to offer. Most of these features are crafted by a team of people pouring over scores and arguing over personal preferences, all of which is something I’ve taken part in many times over the last six years of my writing career. I won’t be doing too much debating this year, or at least I don’t expect to, but I have been asked by …

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: This Is The Story Of How Beach Slang Stole My Heart

By now, no one should be surprised that these rising indie/punk rockers hail from the booming city of Philadelphia, home to many breakthrough bands of the same genre. Beach Slang’s muffled, garage band sound filled the 280-cap Brooklyn bar, five seconds into their forty-minute set at BrooklynVegan’s showcase during the last day of the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon.

The quartet served as openers for Michigan natives, Pity Sex, and the newly-reunited The Jazz June, another staple of the PA scene.…

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Modern Baseball Announce Fall Headlining Tour

In a recent interview with UTG, Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball talked about wanting to sit on their most recent full-length, You’re Gonna Miss It All, for a little bit and tour as much as they can before trying to work on another record.

The band is doing just that. Currently flying back home from the UK after a mini-tour over there, MoBo has just announced that they are to embark on yet again another headlining tour, which will be their second one this year. They have been on numerous tour cycles with bands like The Wonder Years, I Am