Posts Tagged ‘punk (genre)’

Banner Pilot

Banner Pilot Premiere New Song “Effigy”

Today, Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot released their new album Souvenir through Fat Wreck Chords.

To see our review of the album, you can click here. Coming from a roster of legendary punk bands, Souvenir has a high standard to hold up to.

The band’s bassist Nate Gangelhoff told Alternative Press that he’s confident that the tracks will cause “defiant fist pumps” to ensue. While talking about the new album on the band’s website, Nate assured fans “We are very stoked about it. If we were bummed about it, I would still lie and tell you we were stoked. But …


REVIEW: The Menzingers – ‘Rented World’

Artist: The Menzingers
Album: Rented World
Label: Epitaph Records
Genre: Punk / Rock

In 2010 I moved out of my home state of Pennsylvania in search of a college education in DC. It’s now four years later, and I don’t show any signs of leaving post-graduation. Over these past four years, I’ve grown a real sense of pride of where I’m from, especially when bands from the hills of Pennsylvania make it big. I love seeing bands become a success, like it’s some little victory for me, despite the fact that I did absolutely nothing to warrant that feeling of …

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UTG PHOTOS: Bayside & Four Year Strong (4/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph The Great American Cult Tour on April 4, 2014.

Bayside just wrapped up the end of their headlining Great American Cult Tour. Along for the ride were Four Year Strong, Daylight (who’ve since changed their name to Superheaven) and Mixtapes. If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to one of the shows, have no fear, because three out of four of them will be on this summer’s Warped Tour. To catch Superheaven, you can see their …


UTG PHOTOS: Tiny Moving Parts (3/25/14)

Under The Gun photographer, Nick Karp, attended a house show on March 25 in Rochester, NY.

In the depths of a basement in the middle of Rochester, NY held a nit-pick community of kids waiting to see a punk show. Maybe it was the awkward jokes in between sets, or the relentless “selfying” with the bands, but you can tell that most of the attendees had a bond and a sense of camaraderie that is far beyond their mutual love of music.

Every local band was given the same amount of attention, and everyone stayed towards the end to watch …

Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island

Stream Andrew Jackson Jihad’s New Single “Kokopelli Face Tattoo”

Folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad are returning this year, but it looks like they’re verging away from their folk beginnings and dipping more towards amplified rock. The band have signed to SideOneDummy Records and are putting out a new LP on May 6 called Christmas Island. We’ve already heard “Children of God” off the new record and now we get another single, “Kokopelli Face Tattoo.”

While “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” is way less boppin’ front porch folk than the band’s earlier material, they’re still the same band in text with lines like “I’m a toilet in a …

OFF! - Wasted Years

OFF! Stream ‘Wasted Years’ One Week Early

OFF! have decided to stream their album Wasted Years in its entirety one week early via The New York Times.

If you’re still riding the excitement of seeing Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag) performing in 2013 with the FLAG lineup, you’re in serious luck.

In addition to the upcoming release, the band will be releasing a 7″ for Record Store Day, featuring artwork by Obey’s Shepard Fairey. The 7″ is a two-song single entitled Learn To Obey that was recorded in the same session as Wasted Years.

Check out below the jump for OFF!’s new video …

this is hardcore

This is Hardcore Announces 2014 Lineup

Philadelphia’s premier hardcore festival, This is Hardcore, announced their lineup today, and it’s punishing. Featuring the likes of Converge, Madball, Blacklisted, Title Fight, Code Orange Kids and many more, This is Hardcore always does their best to outdo the previous year’s festival, and they were once again successful this year.

This is Hardcore has been around since 2006, and has been continually growing every year. This year, the festival will take place at the Electric Factory from July 24 to 27. The switch to July was to help accommodate those in-state and out of state that typically were still …


Bane Release Trailer for Final Album, ‘Don’t Wait Up’

Boston hardcore legends Bane released a trailer today for their upcoming album, Don’t Wait Up. The trailer, at least to longtime fans of the band, is very emotional, as they chronicle what it was like putting together their final album before they call it quits. Bane is one of the most influential modern hardcore bands in the scene, and while it’s sad to see them go, the way they are gracefully turning out the lights on their 19-year-old band is extremely respectable, and bands should be taking notes on how to say goodbye.

Don’t Wait Up comes out on …

Flogging Molly at Roseland Ballroom

UTG PHOTOS: Flogging Molly (2/27/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Roseland Ballroom in New York City to photograph Flogging Molly on February 27, 2014.

In 2004, Flogging Molly released Within A Mile Of Home. I was 13 years old and I bought the 12” record at the mall. It was one of my early new vinyl purchases. Shortly after, I purchased their previous record Drunken Lullabies (2002) on a picture disc. A decade has since gone by and I’ve finally had the chance to see the band perform. From what I can remember, many of the band’s tours were sponsored by …


SINGLE REVIEW: The Smith Street Band – “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams”

Artist: The Smith Street Band
Song: “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams”
Album: Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams
Label: Poison City Records

There’s voices in this world that can speak endlessly without saying anything, and then there’s voices that can say everything with a simple turn of phrase. Undoubtedly Will Wagner is gifted with the latter, and on “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams,” Wagner’s familiar, heavily-accented and weathered drawl is in fine form, turning a few lines and a simple melody into an emotion drenched five-minute journey through the last two years of The Smith Street Band’s existence.…


White Lung Sign With Domino, ‘Drown With The Monster’ On New Single

Vancouver punks White Lung continue their hot streak with new single “Drown With the Monster.” The new cut was released with an official video, a manic live performance of the track directed by Steven Andrew Garcia. Like all White Lung – last year’s “Blow It South” and 2012′s Sorry, for example - this cut is actively combative, all jagged edges, wild-eyed ferocity, and abrasive everything. Guitars shriek, drums pummel, and Mish Way refuses to blow dry her wounds.

“Drown With the Monster” is the first of two tracks off an upcoming 7″ of the same name, the second track

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Smith Street Band

The past two years have seen Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band grow from local cult favourites to international touring folk-punk juggernaut. Much of that rise to prominence can be attributed to two factors; the unprecedented success of their critically acclaimed debut full-length album, Sunshine and Technology, and the band’s relentless and tireless approach to touring in support of that release. A sleeper hit that gathered momentum the old-fashioned way, by word of mouth, Sunshine and Technology opened the world’s doors to The Smith Street Band and the Melbourne, Australia based four-piece allowed their passionate live show and affable …