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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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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Gone By Friday – ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

Gone By Friday are a four-piece punk rock outfit based out of Queens, New York. The group is poised to release their sophomore studio album, titled Quarter-Life Crisis, at the end of this month. This will be their first album release in nearly four years, and they are incredibly proud of the work they’ve put into this album. You can read what they have to say about its concept below.

“Let’s start by saying this album was a lot of work! It’s been years in the making, and about a million revelations later here we are. To put it …

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UTG PREMIERE: Charlie Sztyk – “Wed”

​​​​Charlie Sztyk is an artist who deserves to be on every folk, indie, and pop lover’s radar – on the minds and in the ears of any music lover in general really. We’re honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Sztyk’s work with “Wed,” a new single from his forthcoming album, The Arc, which will be released later this year in two parts.

“Wed” is unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s dark and poignant in tone and lyricism, inspired by trying times and situations in Sztyk’s life, involving family and internal battles. It contains elements of …

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UTG PREMIERE: EQO – “Persona”

“If you’re going to wear a mask, make sure it’s one of your own face.”

Sprawling, progressive and experimental instrumentation mesh with powerfully emotive vocals in EQO‘s newest single, a track from their forthcoming album, entitled Ananta, that we have the privilege of premiering today here at UTG.

“Persona” is a four-and-a-half-minute rock romp, jam-packed with driving guitar riffs, hypnotizing rhythms and perfectly contrasting, dual male/female vocals. The track brings together the best elements of industrial rock — a la Marilyn Manson — with a punk rock attitude-like delivery. It’s the kind of song that should translate perfectly …

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UTG PREMIERE: The Wild Young Hearts – “U R”

Los Angeles’ The Wild Young Hearts are poised to release their brand new album, titled Feel Good, on March 31. Today, we’re pleased to have teamed up with the SoCal three-piece to exclusively stream a brand new single from the effort, titled “U R.”

Recorded in Pasadena, CA with producer/engineer Doug Grean (Stone Temple Pilots, Sheryl Crow, The Crystal Method), Feel Good contains 10 tracks of upbeat rock with hints of pop and pop-punk that as a whole almost sounds like a well-produced record from the ’90s.

“U R” brings to mind a unique mixture of Eels and Good …

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UTG PREMIERE: Boy On Guitar – “Your Place”

While the disbanding of California outfit Of Us Giants in 2014 was indeed an unfortunate event, Genesis and Jonathan Jennings have continued to create music under the moniker of Boy On Guitar alongside Sean Duncan. Transitioning from Of Us Giant’s indie rock sentiments to a more light-hearted indie pop style, the atmosphere of their music is naturally uplifting.

Thus, we are excited to premiere the trio’s debut single, entitled “Your Place.” Hailing from Boy On Guitar’s forthcoming EP, We Wait, the track evolves from mellow contemplation atop gleaming guitar-work into an expansive, group-fueled chorus as it comes to a …