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Stop Everything And Stream Life In Film’s Irresistible New Single, “Get Closer”

London-based indie rock band Life In Film have released a sensational piece of sonic sassiness with the band’s new single, “Get Closer.” Produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs), the song is simple and catchy — everything a listener needs for a light-hearted and easy jam. It’s just the type of song you need when you’re ready to host a solo dancing party in your living room or shower.

Not familiar with Life In Film? The band has two EPs under its belt, has earned a supporting slot with The Rolling Stones, and played international gigs with …

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The Next Band To Change Your Life: Empty Houses

If you have been following along to the Twitter chatter in the alternative music realm this week you have no doubt seen someone mention Empty Houses, the Detroit-based trio of Ali Shea, Adam Mercer, and Dave Mackinder (Fireworks). January is a busy time so it’s completely understandable if you didn’t have time to commit to the article those tweets hopefully included, or perhaps you did only to find you had no time to commit to the music in store. That’s fine. Social media has become a flood of ICYMI headlines as of late, so you’ll still have plenty of chances …

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Kelly Clarkson’s New Song Sounds A Little Like Jimmy Eat World

We have encountered a number of similarities in songs over the last few years. The most recent one that comes to mind being a debate over One Direction‘s “Steal My Girl” and its uncanny resemblance to the piano intro in New Found Glory‘s Coming Home single “It’s Not Your Fault.” Today, the first similarity of 2015 was discovered, and it brings together two acts you would never expect to see mentioned in the same sentence: Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Eat World.

Let me explain: Earlier this afternoon, Kelly Clarkson surprised fans with the release of a new …

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Young Thug And Rich Homie Quan Collaborate On “In The Game”

I’m starting to believe we’re not allowed to move from one week to the next unless Rich Homie Quan and/or Young Thug share new material. The two Atlanta natives, both of whom have been on the radar of every urban music writer for well over a year, have continued their long-running streak of sharing new material by dropping a collaborative effort titled “In The Game.”

You know how this works by now: Thugga Thugga and Rich Homie Quan seem to spend every minute of free time working on new material, and with each passing week one or three tracks find …

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A$AP Rocky Drops “Pretty Flacko 2″

Almost exactly two years have passed since A$AP Rocky turned hip-hop upside down with the release of Live.Long.Asap. Rocky’s output has been slacking over the last year or so, but last night he welcomed the new year by providing a sneak peak at what he’s got in store for fans in 2015.

“Pretty Flacko 2″ plays like a trailer for whatever album/mixtape the A$AP Mob ringleader is currently preparing to share with the world. The two-minute track features bars on bars on bars, all delivered through Rocky’s signature rhyme-heavy flow. You can stream the song below:…

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Young Thug Drops “Hold Us” With Rich Homie Quan & Peewee Longway

Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan have transcended the title supergroup and become something akin to an unstoppable force in the world of urban music. The sheer amount of music they have released in 2014 cannot be seriously challenged by anyone else in the game, and that fact doesn’t change when you compare quality instead of quantity.

Last night, Young Thug continued sharing new music with the release of a street anthem titled “Hold Us.” The song pairs the Atlanta native with Rich Homie Quan and PeeWee Longway against a driving beat, which comes complete with a hypnotic hook that …

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Andy Shauf Streams “Hometown Hero” From Upcoming LP

I found Andy Shauf way too late. It was the drone, somber, and warm, “I’m Not Falling Asleep” that showed me how much musical reward I had missed from this fantastic Canadian artist. Adding to his already great impression on me, Andy Shauf has released another great new track from his upcoming LP, The Bearer Of Bad News.

“Hometown Hero” takes the slow and brooding challenge of “I’m Not Falling Asleep” and gives it a welcomed jolt of sway. Much brighter than the previously released track, “Hometown Hero” opens up Shauf’s sonic roster, and welcomes in new …

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Incubus Will Be Releasing Two New EPs in 2015

After a quiet couple years, with side/solo projects taking over much of that time, renowned alternative rockers Incubus are ready to make a big comeback for 2015. This is the newest material the band has recorded since 2011′s If Not Now, When? which was released on Epic Records.

This time around, the band has signed with Island Records and will be releasing two EPs through the course of the year, with production done by the band themselves. The two EPs will contain enough songs on each release to combine into an album, with the first one coming out as early …

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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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D’Angelo Streams “Sugah Daddy,” New Album ‘Black Messiah’ Drops Tonight

Today is the second best day of the year, and that’s only because tomorrow will be ten times better. D’Angelo is officially back. The rumors were true, though they took a decade to reach the public, and we have new music to share with you as proof.

“Sugah Daddy” is a brassy new track that found its way online early Sunday morning, December 14. The track is the first to surface off Black Messiah, which D’Angelo is planning to release tonight at midnight. The twelve track release will be the first new material to surface from the “How Does …

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Joanna Newsom Will Share First New Music in Five Years “Soon”

Folk harpist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom has been pretty silent over the last few years. After tying the knot with Andy Samberg, making a cameo on Portlandia, and starring in the new Paul Thomas Anderson film, she’s been laying relatively low. With the release of her massive record Have One On Me, a two-hour saga of whimsical fairy folk, in 2010, it was safe to assume she needed time to work on an adequate follow-up. Now, as FACT points out, that material may be on its way.

In a new interview with Dazed, she said …

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UTG PREMIERE: Iris – “Phenom”

There are few things we feel as passionate about as we do sharing great new music with our readers. Regardless of genre or country of origin, if something comes across our desk that blows our minds we make it a point to share it with you. That’s the reason posts like this exist, and if you’re a fan of synth pop you’re going to want to pay close attention to everything we are about to share.

Today we have the great pleasure of helping German experimental synth pop outfit, Iris, share the world premiere of their new single, “Phenom.” The …