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REVIEW: Tigers Jaw – ‘Charmer’

Artist: Tigers Jaw
Album: Charmer
Label: Run For Cover Records

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw are a rare breed of band. Masters of introspective lyricism, this much-vaunted quintet possess a unique ability to create music that is both hauntingly beautiful and unashamedly heartfelt, yet still maintains a rollicking energy rooted deep in its punk rock soul. The band’s firm grasp of this duality is displayed to devastating effect on their latest studio album Charmer. The fourth full-length offering from the band, Charmer finds Tigers Jaw at their emotive best, utilizing the full power of their impressive songwriting chops to deliver …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Enjoy The Ride Records’ Founder Ross Shotland

As we tend to remind you on almost a daily basis, we here at Under The Gun have a serious weakness for wax. The simple aesthetics of collecting vinyl is a primary connection for many with the hobby. Some of us on staff may love the pretty colors, the collectivity, or swear by the sound quality of a needle touching down on a classic style LP.

I find myself going through an uphill battle as more and more albums are released on vinyl in quality limited variants, because they’re simply being released at a quicker rate than I can …

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REVIEW: Throwdown – ‘Intolerance’

Artist: Throwdown
Album: Intolerance
Genre: Hardcore

Throwdown have always been one of the more divisive bands in the hardcore scene, attracting a steady stream of passionate detractors who hate on them with a passion, labelling them ‘derivative,’ ‘unimaginative,’ ‘preachy,’ and ‘dated.’ Fortunately for the band, the passion of their detractors has never been a match for that of their fans, who love them with a passion rivaled by few fan-bases in the world; and with the release of the band’s seventh full-length record, Intolerance, those fans’ faith is about to be handsomely rewarded. Make no mistake about it, Intolerance

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/29-1/4

The music industry is always pretty quiet around the new year, and the vinyl world is no exception.

A few noteworthy pre-orders were launched for records from Kanye West, Linkin Park, and Sunn O))), all giants in their own genres, and a number of other releases were announced, with pre-orders coming soon. Check out the full roundup after the break.…

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/8-12/14

The end of the year is quickly approaching, but that hasn’t slowed the steady stream of vinyl releases. It’s a pretty varied field this week.

Fans of pop punk will enjoy new pressings from Blink-182 and Light Years, soundtrack aficionados get the Rosemary’s Baby OST from Waxwork Records, and Third Man Records continues to shed new light on the early days of rock and roll through its Sun Records reissues. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg this week, so check out the full roundup below.…

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Tyler Osborne’s ‘Best of 2013′ In Music

It’s coming to the end of 2013, and it’s been a really weird year. Almost every band and their mother has reunited, pop music is now punk music, and ten year anniversary tours are now a norm within the industry. Admittedly, this wasn’t my favorite year for music. Sure, there have been a lot of good albums, but I think the hype machine has been chugging along at a faster rate in 2013, promoting mediocre to good records as something that are better than they actually are.

All of that being said, I do believe that there were still some …

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Michael Giegerich’s ‘Best of 2013′ In Music

I could preface my list of personal favorite records from 2013 with a stereotypical tangent concerning how difficult it was to handpick each choice, but that would be a completely boldfaced lie. Throughout the year, each one of these albums stood out to me as soon as they emerged from my headphones and latched onto my mind for the weeks and months that followed. That’s not to say there weren’t any surprises within my audio experiences, as a certain Pittsburgh rapper who wasn’t even on my musical radar ended up blowing me away while an old favorite managed to reach …

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Saves the Day Announces Self-Titled Full Length, Sign to Equal Vision Records

Iconic New Jersey pop-punk band Saves the Day announced their new self-titled record today. The record will be coming out on September 17, via Equal Vision Records. The self-titled record will also get an advance release for fans who contributed to their Pledge Music program coming soon.

Equal Vision is responsible with giving Saves the Day their start by putting out their first full length record, Can’t Slow Down. By returning to Equal Vision, fans get to see the band come full circle with their career.

You can check out a statement from the band, the cover artwork, and the …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Driver Friendly – “Run”

Austin, Texas rock outfit Driver Friendly have unleashed the visuals for their new single, “Run,” and it can be seen here.

Their song comes off of the new EP, Peaks + Valleys, distributed through a new label home, Hopeless Records. If you would like to check out the official review of Peaks + Valleys by our own Josh Hammond please head right here. For fans of: Jimmy Eat World, OK GO, All Time Low.

“We filmed this video over the course of two nights in an abandoned school in Smithville, Tex.,” revealed lead singer Tyler Welsh in a

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Queens Of The Stone Age Stream Full Album ‘…Like Clockwork’

Queens of the Stone Age have released a stream of their forthcoming album, …Like Clockwork, a week ahead of its intended drop date. The album will be out on June 4 via Matador Records.

Take their album for as many spins as you would like over at iTunes (make sure to open the artist page).

Read what UTG member Dan Bogosian had to say about Queens Of The Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork by simply heading here and share your thoughts with us.…

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Aficionado Announces Breakup

This is one post that truly pains me to write: Albany, New York based punks Aficionado announced that they are calling it a quits after around nine years of playing together. While there is no real answer as to why the band decided to break up, Aficionado released an official statement via their Facebook, which you can read after the break. Members of Aficionado will be involved in other projects, so keep a look out for those, as well.

That being said, it really bums me out that Aficionado decided to stop making music. I saw them for the first …

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REVIEW: The Rival Mob – Mob Justice

Band: The Rival Mob
Album: Mob Justice
Genre: Hardcore
Label: Revelation Records

The Rival Mob is one of those bands in hardcore that has an extreme amount of hype. Like a disturbing amount. Want a used t-shirt on eBay? $40. Want a 7-inch? Don’t even bother looking. When bands have such extreme amounts of demand, it must be for a reason, right? That isn’t always the case. There are tons of bands that are just hype but have no backbone. The Rival Mob is not one of those bands, and their newest full length Mob Justice proves why they are …