punk (genre)

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It’s Time You Fell In Love With Young Punk Heroes Choke Up

Pop punk has dominated the alternative scene for the better part of the last half decade. So much so, in fact, that many seem to have forgotten there are variations of punk that don’t involve constant references to friendship, pizza, and getting over that girl who broke your heart in junior high. If that applies to you, maybe you should feel bad. I’m not here to ruin your day, but there are a number of great punk artists fighting to survive out there, and you’re only doing yourself a disservice by not taking time to discover their immense talent.

One …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Subtle Words – “Whatsoever”

There must be something in the water in Buffalo, New York because no other city in recent memory has produced as many uniquely thrilling bands in the last five years as this often overlooked city. I don’t know the last time we went more than two days without posting about a band from this region, and today we’re thrilled to introduce you to yet another promising young band that will soon become (inter)national sweethearts.

Subtle Words are probably not a group you have heard of before, but soon they will be on every music fan’s radar. Blending elements of punk …

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Sounds Of The (Down) Underground: Ecca Vandal

Artist: Ecca Vandal
Genre: Ecca Vandal
Latest release: “White Flag” / “Battle Royal”
For fans of: Genre-hopping, futuristic jams with a punk rock spirit.

It has been said that music is the last true voice of the human spirit, a transcendent communication tool that can go beyond divisions of race, gender, socioeconomic status or religious belief, straight to the core of the human experience. Wielded correctly it has the power to manipulate emotions, cause involuntary dance movements and inspire widespread social change. The music of Melbourne’s Ecca Vandal has the power to do all of this at once.…

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Stream The New Album from Strung Out, ‘Transmission.Alpha.Delta’

The new album from punk rock veterans Strung Out is finally upon us. It has been nearly six years since the release of Agents of the Underground, and now we are able to check out the follow-up, Transmission.Alpha.Delta.

Don’t expect any pulled punches from this band – they know what they’re good at, and this album is no different. This band knows exactly how to mix metal and punk and keep it exciting, heavy and catchy all at the same time.

The album is now streaming, so check it out below. Also stay tuned for our review of …

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REVIEW: Bobby Meader Music – ‘Breakfast After Noon’ EP

Artist: Bobby Meader Music
Title: Breakfast After Noon EP
Label: Antique Records
Genre: Acoustic, Punk

When we are left alone with our thoughts and an acoustic guitar, the most significant bits of our memories come crawling in and we are forced to say “hello.” In the case of Nevada-bred singer-songwriter Bobby Meader, he is greeted with a resonating “What’s the deal with all of us fucking up all the things we love?”

This is taken from “I Don’t Understand,” the introduction to his most recent four-track offering, entitled Breakfast After Noon. Injected with honest lyricism and muffled folk/punk …

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You Can Now Listen To Jeff Rosenstock’s New Album In Full

Jeff Rosenstock, the man behind the genesis of the late Bomb The Music Industry!, is back with more of his solo musical endeavors. Scheduled for a March 3 release via SideOneDummy, the Long Islang singer-songwriter will finally be releasing We Cool?, the followup to his first solo release of I Look Like Shit from 2012.

Though he has certainly kept busy with various other projects (Antarctigo Vespucci, The Bruce Lee Band), fans have been eagerly awaiting the unique content that Rosenstock brings to the table whenever he puts out music by himself.

To no …

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Blur Announce First New Album in 12 Years, Share “Go Out”

Damon Albarn has said time and time again that Gorillaz will reunite. Fans know to take his word with a grain of salt, but recently that proved to be true. Every promise of a new Blur album, though, seemed far more of a stretch given it’s been 12 years since their last album. Turns out Albarn, once again, wasn’t blowing smoke. The British icons behind “Song 2″ and “Coffee & TV” are returning for real.

Their new album, The Magic Whip, drops April 27. It’s the band’s eighth album and their first since 2002’s Think Tank. In …

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Watch Charli XCX’s Punk Cover of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Britain’s pop-meets-punk singer-songwriter Charli XCX put out her excellent sophomore LP Sucker last year to applauding reviews. While she’s busy supporting that album, Charli XCX took some time to stop by the BBC’s Live Lounge to perform a cover of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off.” Considering the two are friends, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. And given Charli XCX’s fondness for breaking the rules of pop and fashion, her twist on the mainstream hit shouldn’t come as a surprise, either.

In classic Charli XCX style, she turns “Shake It Off” into a pop song for fists in …

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Rotting Out Debut Hard-Hitting Music Video For “Born”

Hardcore outfit Rotting Out are always the front runners when displaying a raw and energetic show, as I’ve been lucky enough to witnessed myself. With the release of their debut album The Wrong Way in 2013, the Los Angeles quintet were given more exposure with their hectic live show as they supported the release across the globe.

You now have the chance to see a live Rotting Out performance in all its glory, in the comfort of your own home, with the release of their newest music video for “Born.” Premiering on Noisey, the song is a two-minute ripper …

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Death Announce ‘N.E.W.,’ the Band’s First Full-Length Since 1976

No, you didn’t misread that, it really has been nearly 40 years since the Detroit punk band wrote and recorded their debut LP, …For the Whole World to See. 

Much has changed for the trio since then, including the passing of guitarist David Hackney and having their unique story told to the world thanks to the rockumentary, A Band Called Death. Those who have seen the film (and we strongly advise you do), would know that as an operating unit, Death is certainly alive and well thanks to Bobbie Duncan entering the picture upon the band’s mainstream discovery in …

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UTG PREMIERE: Bobby Meader Music – “Patti Mayonnaise” (Video)

To celebrate the launch of pre-orders for his new EP, Bobby Meader Music has partnered with Under The Gun Review to share the world premiere of his video for “Patti Mayonnaise.”

Shot in and around Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, the official video for “Patti Mayonnaise” finds singer-songwriter Bobby Meader sharing a vision of his life as a touring musician. From sleeping on strangers’ couches, to playing in any venue that will welcome you, the scenes depicted in this video are some that will look familiar to anyone who has chased a dream of entertaining audiences. You …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Morals – “Question”

Under The Gun Review is pleased to bring you the premiere of Morals’ first official music video for their new track “Question.”

When it came to picking which track to create a video for, the choice was obvious for the band.

“We thought that the format of the song really lent itself to a music video concept,” says bassist Dan Roth. “We love videos that have a message or a story, that are more than just a band playing. We scrutinized every track and made sure that could we present each in the best way. We felt this is the …