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Sledding With Tigers Enter Studio To Begin New EP

Sledding With Tigers have had a banner year in 2014. Not only did the San Diego folk punk outfit join the Antique Records family and release their debut album, but they managed to win over countless new fans around the globe in the process. Now the time has come for the group to begin working on new material, and earlier today we got our first update from the band’s recent time in the studio.

Writing to fans from his writing sessions, Sledding With Tigers frontman updated listeners with the following message:…

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REVIEW: Seaway – ‘All In My Head’ EP

Artist: Seaway
Album: All In My Head
Genre: Pop Punk

I love a good album as much as the next person, but there is something far more exciting about stumbling across an almost perfect EP. When you only have four or five songs to work with, every note of every song matters. These releases can make or break careers, and in the case of Seaway’s latest release it seems an extended play may be just what the band needs in order to reach the next echelon of pop-punk popularity.…

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REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Keep You’

Artist: Pianos Become The Teeth
Album: Keep You
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Epitaph

The change felt on Keep You, the third full-length from Pianos Become The Teeth, was bound to happen. With the instant popularity of the draining end to The Lack Long After, listeners of the Baltimore area act were shown a new level of sonic illumination, something the band had always glimpsed at, but never fully realized until the end of their momentous work. With Keep You the band embraces the light at the end of the tunnel. Gone are the screams of anger and sorrow, …

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UTG LIST: The Best ‘Ugly Christmas Sweaters’ From Bands Available In 2014

It’s that time of year again!

I don’t know how much time you’ve spent plotting your holiday shopping just yet, but the must-have item in nearly every band store this season is once again the “ugly Christmas sweater.” Sometimes sold as a crew neck with a sweater design, these items offer a humorous twist on the classic Christmas sweater while giving artists a decent excuse to cash in on the holiday season through merchandising. We love them, as we know many of you do, and after seeing our social feeds flooded with designs from countless bands we decided to compile …

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Imagine Dragons Release New Single “I Bet My Life”

The first single from Imagine Dragons’ new, as of yet untitled album, has been released.

“I Bet My Life” is a soaring track that is sure to resonate with fans of the band. Featuring sharp production, layers of rock goodness, and splashes of soul, “I Bet My Life” is the morning indulgence that may put coffee aside today (still grab a cup though).

The track will make it to American radio waves next Tuesday, November 4, so until then, enjoy the track in its streaming splendor.

The band has been making their mark this year, with their highly successful …

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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.

Featured with a wonderful write-up from The Huffington Post

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Whiplash’ Is Likely The Best Film Of 2014

Film: Whiplash
Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Featuring two unforgettable performances and a script that is as close to perfection as you can find in cinema today, Whiplash is a surefire contender for best film of 2014.

There have been many films about music and various fictional individuals’ attempts at greatness, but never have the heartbreaking sacrifices and unnervingly tense moments that come with truly achieving something special been captured the way they are in Whiplash. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film is as much an exercise in focused effort as the story …

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The Smashing Pumpkins Stream “Being Beige” From New Album

The Smashing Pumpkins have released the first song from their upcoming LP, Monuments to an Elegy, via Rolling Stone.

With the album due out December 9, hopefully the bright track can tide fans over until then. Featuring lush atmospheres and pretty guitars grounded by acoustics, “Being Beige” is a soaring track that may divide Smashing Pumpkins fans (though honestly, what doesn’t?), but it sure is a solid track that is consistent throughout.

When speaking on the track with Rolling Stone, singer/guitarist Billy Corgan said that “people always ask me to explain songs, and honestly I can’t. But if there’s …

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Gates Stream “The Thing That Would Save You”

Gates have made their new track, “The Thing That Would Save You,” available for streaming.

The track comes off of the band’s Pure Noise Records release, Bloom & Breathe. The album drops this Tuesday, October 21. Being the third track released from the record thus far, Gates have showed us that Bloom & Breathe is shaping up to be a joy for fans who love music ranging from post-rock, emo, punk, indie, and many other arenas of music.

Featuring lush environments of sound, with vocals blended into the mix much like the mastery of The Appleseed Cast, Tuesday …

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Watch The Simpsons Pay Homage to Cat Stevens

So far there have been 26 seasons of The Simpsons, and they never fail to come up with a clever “couch gag” in every episode — one of the many reasons why they’re still running strong. There have been art deco takes, spoofs on “The Harlem Shake” and Breaking Bad, and directorial debuts from Banksy and Don Hertzfeld. The newest addition to their reel? A very yellow take on Cat Stevens’ iconic 1970 album Tea For The Tillerman.

The clip sees The Simpsons replicating the album artwork while other Springfield residents act out a literal interpretation …

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Ten Years Later: mewithoutYou’s ‘Catch For Us The Foxes’

My first real rock concert was a Coheed and Cambria headlining tour one winter when I was somewhere between 12 and 13 years old. I was waiting in line with my mother (because she’s totally awesome and loves Coheed), and we see a bearded man covered in jackets walk in front of us and empty a pot filled with some hot liquid. Continuing on with our anticipatory waiting, we noticed that once the liquid had evacuated the pot, the man was still there so delicately admiring the pot, as if he was thanking it for holding an entire universe of …

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LIVE REVIEW: Coheed And Cambria – ‘Neverender: In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3′

Under The Gun Review sent staff writer, Drew Caruso, to the House of Blues in Boston to experience Coheed And Cambria’s monumental album ‘In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3′ in full. Late on an Autumn evening, the fiction saw the real.

It was certainly difficult to ascertain the correct words to attribute my emotions upon heading to the House of Blues in Boston to experience one of the most influential and monumental albums of my short lifetime. Being only 12 when it first hit my ears, it was the album that made me question how I thought rock music …