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Foxing Currently Working On New Music At Brand New’s Studio In Long Island

According to Twitter, St. Louis indie band Foxing is currently working on some new music in the presence of some exciting artists. Check out a tweet below concerning their work at a Long Island Studio belonging to Brand New.

This is no doubt exciting news for fans of Foxing, a band who’s made some of our year-end reviews here at Under The Gun with their most recent album, The Albatross.

We’ll provide more updates as they come.…

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CHON Sign With Sumerian Records

After independently releasing two EPs over the past two years, California progressive rock outfit CHON have revealed they are the newest addition to Sumerian Records’ roster. Along with the exciting announcement that finds them among the ranks of Animals As Leaders and Periphery, the group have also stated their debut full-length will hit stores via Sumerian in 2015.

For those who have yet to experience CHON, we highly suggest following the jump and checking out the outfit’s performance of “Puddle” for Audiotree Live. It’s truly modern musicianship at its finest.…

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Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” on Conan

Last night, indie rock act Interpol stepped on Conan’s stage to continue supporting El Pintor, their sturdy new LP that reclaims their early 2000s sound. The New York group have had quite a year, from their Governors Ball set to a new tour and getting caught in a snowstorm, yet somehow, despite all of the year’s hectic ups and downs, their performance of “My Desire” is a bright reminder that Interpol have pretty much nailed this year. Check it out after the jump.

While you’re waiting for the commercials to end, catch up on the band’s most recent release: “…

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The Decemberists Release Lyric Video For “The Wrong Year”

The Decemberists are now onto their third released song from their upcoming studio album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

The new song, titled “The Wrong Year,” arrives just in time for the close of 2014, allowing fans to get an even better idea of what the Portland band has in store for their January 20 release.

You can visit the band’s website for pre-orders of What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World and listen to “The Wrong Year” below, via lyric video:…

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Albums and Artists That Will Transcend My Year

I’d like to close out my first year of music journalism with a short list of short lists in typical end-of-the-year fashion. It’s been a wonderful half-year here at Under The Gun Review and I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know some very talented and passionate journalists in my time so far. On top of that, I’ve spoken to some of my favorite artists, and even got to voice my opinion on some really excellent pieces of music. Of course, 2014 has also been an excellent year full of fresh and inspiring music. At the end …

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The Decemberists Premiere “Make You Better” Music Video Starring Nick Offerman

The Decemberists have gone back in time with host Nick Offerman for their brand new music video, “Make You Better.”

Offerman, who is best known as the stern anti-government woodsman, Ron Swanson, on Parks & Recreation, portrays a mildly-misinformed German talk show host.

Watch the unique video for “Make You Better,” the lead single from the upcoming Decemberists album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, which arrives on January 20. Album pre-orders and deluxe sets are available here..…

Prawn

Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs they had to cut.

The tracks will surface on a new EP, titled Settledvia Topshelf Records, of which the title track has already surfaced. The first of the cut songs is “Built For.” It dabbles in the warmth of ’90s emo …

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Young The Giant Expand Current Tour

SoCal rockers, Young The Giant, just announced a new string of US dates for 2015 that’ll span February and March.

The extension on the ‘Mind Over Matter Tour’ will begin in Vermont on Feb. 12, wrapping up in Boulder, Colorado about a month later.

Tickets go on sale this Friday for the additional dates, which can be purchased here. A full list of dates can also be found after the jump:…

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Good Luck Varsity May Be Done, But There’s Still New Material To Be Heard

About a year ago, Michigan band Good Luck Varsity went their separate ways after differences between members of the band became too great to continue their efforts.

Rumblings of an upcoming album we’re quickly overshadowed by the splitting of the band, and many were left to wonder if any new material would ever surface from Good Luck Varsity.

Today, former guitarist/singer Evan Baker announced some news about Good Luck Varsity via his new group, American Arson. The statement indicates that the guys had indeed recorded a new album before the dissolution of GLV, though it made no confirmation of …

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Stream Monarchs’ Debut EP, ‘Citizens’

Los Angeles based rock outfit Monarchs, featuring Michael Gallacher (ex-Black Tie Affair), Sean Jordon (ex-Good Knives), and Jarrod Alexander (ex- Death By Stereo, ex-Dead Country), have finally released their debut EP. Entitled Citizens, the record is best summed up as sixteen minutes worth of infectious rock that finds each member playing up their talents to create a truly catchy product. 

Fortunately for your ears, we have a piping hot stream of the album in its entirety, so follow the jump and jam out to Citizens before purchasing a digital copy on iTunes. To keep up with the …

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REVIEW: Major League – ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Me’

Artist: Major League
Album: There’s Nothing Wrong With Me
Label: No Sleep Records
Genre: Rock

Seeing the name Major League pop up on iTunes when I click to listen to the band’s new record feels wrong. As long as I’ve been familiar with the band, Major League has represented that weird, pubescent period for hardcore-tinged pop-punk when the genre had to search for footing in a scene ruled predominantly by mall-core and neon-pop. Along with that era’s heavy hitters like I Call Fives, Casting Call, and With The Punches, Major League made goofy songs, goofy music videos, and goofy album …

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Free Download: Shapes & Colors – “Just Breathe”

Michigan rockers, Shapes & Colors, have just returned from recording their latest EP, On Display, and you can now hear the result for yourself.

The band is perhaps best known for featuring vocalist Travis Bobier, who currently fronts the reformed Search The City.

Earlier, the guys in Shapes & Colors crowdfunded a trip to record their EP with producer Aaron Sprinkle (Aaron Gillespie, Anberlin, Gatsbys American Dream, Ivoryline).

Shapes & Colors are currently streaming the official video for “Just Breathe,” which is available below the jump. You can also grab a free download of …