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Hawthorne Heights Embrace Nostalgia on New Single, “The Darkest Times”

Ohio screamo veterans Hawthorne Heights have released the first single off their impending EP, Hurt, which is set to arrive on September 18.

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t kept up with HH since I was an angsty teen, but nonetheless, I can say with a good deal of confidence that the band’s latest, “The Darkest Times,” is a lot of fun. Catchy, caustic, and concise, it will surely garner fond memories of outfit’s adored debut, The Silence In Black And White, and no doubt leave longtime fans excited for the future. Give it a …

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Lana Del Rey Keeps It Simple On “Terrence Loves You”

Bow down, everyone. The queen is back with more good music for her people to enjoy.

Heartache is one of the cornerstones of Lana Del Rey‘s music. Just like men who believe themselves to be rebellious bad-asses and the unshakable itch to smoke weed by the sea, heartache is one of the things that makes the music of Lana Del Rey pop, and her latest single reminds us just how good feeling low can sound.

“Terrence Loves You” is a track about the end of a romance that the storyteller, Lana, still clings to with all her might. …

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Escape The Fate Announce Album, Tour(s) and Stream New Single

Escape The Fate are back, and they are wasting no time making sure everyone remembers their name.

After more than a few months of radio silence, Escape The Fate surprised fans this morning by announcing plans for a new album and two new tours. They also released a new song titled “Just A Memory,” which is currently available for streaming and free digital download.

Starting with the album, Escape The Fate will release Hate Me on October 30. The record serves as the first new music from the band since 2013’s Ungrateful. The track listing has not yet …

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Chevy Woods & Dej Loaf Create Magic With “All Said And Done”

Two of the brightest stars in hip-hop today have finally joined forces, and the results are as good as expected.

Dej Loaf has been touching down on every notable rapper’s latest effort, and this time around it’s Chevy Woods who recruits the Detroit emcee to help make his track something special. “All Said And Done” is the kind of anthemic track made for the people who have been down with you since day one. It’s a thank you to the ride or die friends you depend on. You don’t have to say it because you already know what you mean …

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Ratatat Share New Single, “Abrasive”

Ratatat have unveiled another new single off their forthcoming full-length, Magnifique, which is set to arrive on July 17 via XL.

Titled “Abrasive,” the New York duo’s latest toe-tapper is much easier to swallow than its title would lead one to believe. Guitar-driven and undeniably dance-inducing, it comes outfitted with an equally upbeat music video which features 4,000+ drawings by the group’s own Evan Mast. Check it out below, and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

Pre-orders for  Magnifique are ongoing.

Kyle Florence is a news and feature writer for Under The Gun

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Listen to Day Wave’s Newest Single and Have Your Life Changed for the Better

There are few things better than stumbling across new music that immediately makes you stop what you’re doing and really listen. Whether it’s a mammoth breakdown from some rising metal juggernaut or a head-spinning verse from an undiscovered rapper, the rush of instantly falling in love with a song or artist is second to none, and something that music writers like myself long for.

As rare as these instances may be, they do happen from time to time, and I am pleased to report that I found myself in such a position this morning, when I stumbled upon Day

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New Music: Eminem – “Phenomenal”

Today is a good day. Why? It’s simple: Eminem‘s contribution to the Southpaw soundtrack, “Phenomenal,” is finally here.

Having been teased through a series of short clips that found their way online earlier in the year, “Phenomenal” is the latest in a string of single releases from the Detroit native that have come from places other than a new LP. There is a bit of sadness in that fact, as it has been nearly two years since Em’s last studio album, but thankfully “Phenomenal” is a track that earns its promising title.

Both inspiring and typically dark, “Phenomenal” is …

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Leon Bridges Shares “Smooth Sailin'”

Our love for Leon Bridges is vast and well-documented. Since first blipping across the UTG radar last fall, the Fort Worth native has continuously dazzled with a steady stream of jaw-dropping singles, and is now poised to release his debut album, Coming Home, later this month through Columbia Records.

In anticipation, Bridges has graced fans with “Smooth Sailin’,” a toe-tapping new track that beautifully showcases his nostalgic, one-of-a-kind croon. Stream it here, via Complex, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Coming Home hits shelves on June 23. Pre-orders are ongoing.

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SINGLE REVIEW: We Came As Romans – “The World I Used To Know”

Artist: We Came As Romans
Song: “The World I Used To Know”
Album: Self-Titled

The evolution of We Came As Romans is entangled with the band’s own passion for storytelling and inspirational lyricism. Their journey is their song, and their songs detail their journey. Having long conquered the world of post-hardcore with multiple albums featuring top shelf production and the perfect combination of sing/scream vocals, the group have now stripped their music to its core, and through doing so found a new sound that marks the beginning of yet another chapter in their already celebrated career.

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We Came As Romans Stream “The World I Used To Know”

Michigan natives We Came As Romans continue their transformation from breakdown-loving bad boys to radio rock titans this afternoon with the premiere of “The World I Used To Know.”

It has been a minute since fans last heard from We Came As Romans, and in that time the band has spent a lot of time developing their skills as both songwriters and musicians. The band reportedly wrote forty songs for their upcoming self-titled album, but in the end decided that only ten of those tracks were good enough to make the actual record. “The World I Used To Know” was …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Luke Bryan – “Kick The Dust Up”

Artist: Luke Bryan
Song: “Kick The Dust Up”
Album: Kill The Lights

Two years after crashing the bro country party with an album chock full of future hit singles, Luke Bryan has kicked off the promotion for his latest release with an incredibly underwhelming ode to farm town parties.

“Kick The Dust Up” is the kind of song that wants to remind you of a time when country music was actually inspired by cornfields, dirt roads, and late nights spent with the farmer’s daughter, getting drunk alongside your best friends. If that is all you want from your music — …

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A$AP Rocky Catches Everyone Off Guard With “LSD”

A$AP Rocky has been dropping hot track after hot track for the past several weeks while promoting his forthcoming sophomore album, and earlier today he premiered what may be the best one yet.

“LSD” is the kind of song that, if you couldn’t already guess, could only come from one or twenty long nights spent under the influence of the world’s most powerful drug. No, I’m not talking about something you take from a shirtless frat guy at a rave, but rather the one drug we all use and abuse on a regular basis: Love. While guitars play, Rocky croons …

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