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UTG PREMIERE: Vegas Lights – “Drag Me Down” (One Direction Cover)

The battle for the attention of young music fans is more competitive today than at any other point in music history. Artists of all genres at every level of success have to constantly push themselves to think outside the box when it comes to marketing, which is often the deciding factor when it comes to whether or not an artist or band has any shot at long-term success. For Vegas Lights, a young post-hardcore group from Detroit, the answer to how they will make themselves stand out was simple: Cover One Direction.

Today, UTG is thrilled to present …

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UTG PREMIERE: Lost Element – “Twenty Five” (Lyric Video)

If you’re unlike Winter-loving me and wish Summer would never end, then you’re in luck today because we’ve teamed up with Houston, Texas alt-pop five-piece Lost Element to premiere the lyric video for their anthemic, driving-to-the-beach-pop jam, “Twenty Five.”

In regards to the idea behind the video, the band tells us, “We worked with Chris Antonelli from New York on our lyric video. We really wanted to capture the visualization of a beautiful, fun, Summer day. It was shot in Coney Island on the boardwalk, and we think he did a fantastic job bringing that vibe to life. We wanted …

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UTG PREMIERE: Side Saddle – “Legs For Days”

Following “The Romance in Disappearing“–the lead single from their forthcoming EP, Young Professional–UTG is thrilled to once again team up with New York’s Side Saddle to premiere the second single from the new effort, set to release on July 20 via Cedar Lodge Records.

“Legs For Days” is a beautiful folk-rock cut that builds in multiple parts over the course of four and a half minutes–each a fuller, more engrossing arrangement of textures and instrumentation than the last.

In regards to the impetus for the song’s creation, frontman Ian McGuinness tells us, “‘Legs for Days’ was a …

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UTG PREMIERE: Post Modern – “July”

Today, we’re excited to bring you a new song from the Columbus, Ohio ambient rock band, Post Modern. You can listen to “July” off the band’s upcoming EP, The Current, below.

After listening to “July,” you’ll likely understand why it’s difficult to pin this band down genre-wise. The atmospheric guitar tones and spacey vocal effects are reminiscent of PVRIS or The 1975’s early EP work, while the driving rhythm section calls to mind some of Circa Survive’s slower tracks. The song is wrapped up nicely with a catchy vocal melody that adds the perfect dash of pop sensibility …

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UTG PREMIERE: Valora – “React” (Music Video)

Today, UTG has teamed up with Los Angeles based electro-rock act Valora to premiere the brand new music video for their single, “React,” featuring Mot & Krid.

The visuals for “React,” directed by Justin Floyd, encourage you to take charge of your life–to take a stand or to speak up and fight back, in any situation, including be bullied, manipulated and/or discouraged in any way.

As to the message and meaning behind the track itself, vocalist Syd Duran shares: “‘React’ is the anthem of dreamers like me. Those who have big goals and bigger hearts are bound to feel more …

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UTG PREMIERE: The Casual – “Egg Nog”

Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with Christmas.

You may or may not have heard of The Casual before now, but if our intuition is correct it won’t be too long before they are considered household names for anyone interested in alternative music. The band, who hail from Pennsylvania, have partnered with UTG to share a song titled “Egg Nog” off their forthcoming debut EP, Lust (due out August 8). You can stream the track below.

When asked about the story behind the track, member Zach Anderson commented:

“One day I was kind of just sick of keeping

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UTG PREMIERE: Good Old War – “Tell Me What You Want From Me” (Acoustic Video)

Philadelphia folk-pop duo Good Old War are set to release their fourth full-length studio album next week on June 29, via Nettwerk – their first without longtime drummer Tim Arnold.

Today, we’re excited to premiere an impeccable, bare-bones rendition of Broken Into Better Shape‘s lead single–possibly Good Old War’s biggest song to date–“Tell Me What You Want From Me.” Performed at the Mobli Beach House in Venice, CA, the setting is perfect for this stripped-down version, which allows a generous focus on the duo’s signature vocal harmonies. You can view the video below where you’ll also find a …

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UTG PREMIERE: Treason This – “Moviegoers Dilemma”

If there is one genre of alternative music with fiercer competition right now than pop punk I have yet to discover it. Still, as countless groups come and go with songs not good enough to hold our attention, a few young groups are breaking through the noise with catchy tracks too good to deny.

Milwaukee quartet Treason This hail from a place almost no one considers a music hub, at least for the pop punk scene. Regardless, this promising young act have the songwriting chops and music talent needed to be something great, and today we’re thrilled to present the …

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UTG PREMIERE: Robots and Monsters – “Down To Ash” (Music Video)

Under The Gun Review is pleased to present you with a new video from New Jersey metal outfit Robots and Monsters. “Down To Ash” is the title track off of the band’s debut EP and the video features a tribute to metal icons from Prong to Death Angel.

Fresh off of a weekend gig with thrash legends D.R.I. in Queens, NY and a recent shoutout from Jim Florentine on VH1’s That Metal Show, vocalist Dylan Gadino is excited for the world to check out the new video. He feels it’s a good representation of the band, with an …

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Introducing Fighting Giants, Stream Debut EP ‘Soundbox Sessions’

Western Massachusetts is a big place. Being from Boston, my general knowledge of Western Mass is pretty much anything past Worcester (which is totally not the case). But, within its sparse, tree-ridden beautiful landscapes, forms an exciting new group of artists, Fighting Giants. If the name doesn’t instill imagery in your head as is, let the band’s grand but consciously contained tracks soar you over the roots that bind them to the ground. It is always a treat to find a band with post-rock influences that are able to keep their musicianship in check, and formulate a song for …

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UTG PREMIERE: Cold Shoulders – “Wasting Away” (Music Video)

If you’re looking for your next summer jam, look no further than Cold Shoulders. Comprised of Jordan Witzigeuter of The Ready Set, Jared Ryan Maldonado of Dresses, and Trevor Dahl of Plug In Stereo, the L.A. trio have made a habit of huge hooks, resulting in a one-of-a-kind groove that is catchy and carefree in all the right ways.

Today, we’re thrilled to bring you the threesome’s brand new video for “Wasting Away,” an infectious pop ditty that is certain to get listeners on their feet and moving. The song is taken from the outfit’s self-titled …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Goodbye Tiger – ‘The Pixelated Soul’

When four personalities cross paths and take a major leap in stepping away from the usual routine of building a musical style from the ground up, something truly magical can be born. This can be the case for New Jersey’s up-and-coming experimental outfit Goodbye Tiger.

After releasing their debut EP, Who Do You Call Home?, back in 2013, the band was put into the Asbury Park spotlight, showing poise in every show and leaving every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears on stage. Two years later, the band is set to release their debut full-length album, The Pixelated

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